Andy Patceg joined our firm in early February, bringing civil and water resource engineering expertise to complement our services in mining engineering and design. Andy earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and has since worked in Georgia for two consulting firms. His engineering focus includes the design of hydrologic control structures, watershed modeling, design of low impact development options to reduce stormwater runoff in urbanized and developed areas, CAD analysis associated with stream restoration design, and spatial analyses utilizing Geographic Information Systems. Andy grew up in Casper where he met his wife, Brandy, who was born and raised in Sheridan. With family ties to central and northern Wyoming, Andy, his wife, and their three children are excited to be back in their home state! Andy enjoys the outdoors, swimming, and vintage Volkswagens.
Steve Stresky, a Senior Hydrogeologist with ATC, recently was recognized by the American Geophysical Union for 25 years of membership. The AGU is a nonprofit organization of geophysicists, with over 61,000 members from a global origin that focus on the dissemination of geophysical research and information. The geophysical disciplines represented include atmospheric and ocean sciences, solid-Earth sciences, hydrologic sciences, and space sciences.
Steve began his geophysical career at the University of Wyoming, where he worked with Dr. Scott Smithson as a Research Assistant for seismic and gravity data acquisition in Wyoming, helping to research topics ranging from continental collisions and mountain-thrust geometries to high-resolution reflection methods for coal delineation. Steve was a geophysicist for Mobil in the 1980s, where he processed and interpreted seismic reflection data for oil prospects. He has since utilized geophysics for environmental applications and stratigraphic delineation in drilling explorations.
This year’s Christmas party was again held at Ucross Ranch, a guest ranch between Sheridan and Gillette where we’ve had our Christmas party for the last several years. Even though the weather was foggy, snowy, and windy, hardy travelers made their way to and from Ucross without incident. Good food, spirits and dancing rounded out a fun evening, with several staying at the lodge to get a ranch breakfast the following morning. Thanks to all of our clients who were able to attend, and we look forward to a repeat event next year!
Bob Giurgevich, a Project Coordinator and botany specialist at ATC, was named Professional Services Salesmen of Year by the Wyoming Mining Association at their annual convention in Jackson Hole. The award is given to recognize outstanding professionalism in the engineering and consulting services, and is based on nomination and voting among more than 30 Wyoming mining companies. Bob holds Bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees in botany, and worked with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality as a vegetation specialist and District Program Supervisor for 25 years. He has since benefited our consulting services at ATC with his technical expertise and unique insight of the regulatory environment. Michael Enzi, U.S. Senator from Wyoming, cited in a letter to Bob, “This recognition represents the culmination of a great deal of hard work and determined effort. You should be very proud of this honor.”