Meet Our Team

Planning, Building Design, Engineering, Surveying

Timothy Auth, P.E.


Tim founded AC/a in 1995 and has over 30 years’ experience as an electrical and mechanical engineer working in the glass, mining, agricultural, healthcare, municipal, and other commercial/industrial markets. In addition to project and construction management, he has designed specialty systems for utilities, agribusiness, and industrial firms. Tim holds active PE registrations in 14 states and is a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) record holder.

Kip Johnson, P.E.

Civil Engineering, Senior Project Manager

Kip Johnson has over 18 years’ experience in project engineering in roadway, highway design, residential, commercial, and industrial land development projects. He has designed and supervised the design and construction of various land development projects from conceptual layout through final construction. Kip is a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) record holder and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Ty Dodge

Professional Land Surveyor

Ty works with individuals, municipalities, commercial and industrial entities in Minnesota and Wisconsin delivering surveying and mapping services. He has over 15 years’ experience performing boundary surveys, topographic surveys, ALTA/ACSM and subdivision plats, construction staking, flood plain surveys and FEMA Elevation Certificates. He is a Professional Surveyor on site for in-field boundary supervision and  represents clients during the governmental approval process.

Dustin Kilness

Electrical Designer & Project Manager

Dustin has designed electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems for residential, commercial and industrial facilities including multi-family housing, hotel/motel, supermarkets, and healthcare facilities. In addition to his design work, he manages projects and is responsible for facility reviews and engineering inspections. Dustin is a Wisconsin-licensed electrical designer and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a B.S. in Engineering Technology.

Kyle Gilles

Design Engineer

As a Design Engineer, Kyle handles the mechanical design and engineering for our Menomonie, WI location. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and has worked as a project engineer prior to joining AC/a in December 2014.

Joe Nelsen

Professional Land Surveyor

In January 2015, Joe Nelsen joined AC/a as a Professional Land Surveyor. Joe provides land surveying services related to boundary surveys, certified survey maps and subdivision plats for our Menomonie, Wisconsin location. Joe has an Associate’s Degree in Land Surveying from Madison Area Technical College and has worked in the surveying profession since 1973.

Jeffrey Somerville

Crew Chief & Field Survey Technician

Jeff works on urban and rural surveys and on engineering projects. His experience includes aerial photo interpretations, bluff line surveys, cave, lake, and river surveying and mapping, highway surveys, and environmental studies. He has provided construction staking for commercial/ industrial jobs, and residential inspections for municipal agricultural projects.

Jeffrey Lawrence, P.E.

Mechanical & Agricultural Engineer

Jeffrey has over 20 years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer in project engineering and has an extensive background working with plumbing design. He has worked on projects involving industrial piping, backflow prevention, wastewater, and HVAC systems for industrial, commercial, multi-tenant, and agricultural facilities. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Platteville.

Becky Auth

Office Manager

In her role as Office Manager, Becky handles the payroll, corporate accounting, and accounts payable for both the Menomonie and Hudson, WI locations. She coordinates and organizes office procedures and operations, oversees the administrative staff in both offices, works with AC/a’s new hires, and is responsible for administering the company’s Human Resource policies and procedures. Prior to joining AC/a, Becky was a dental hygienist. She has a B.S. degree from Marquette University.

Dale Adams

Mechanical Designer & Project Manager

Dale handles electrical and HVAC design and drafting as well as project management, site and construction supervision. His project experience encompasses commercial and industrial controls, power, lighting, alarm, and HVAC systems in the energy, railroad transload, glass manufacturing, and water treatment fields. Dale also has extensive experience in designing evaporation cooling systems, geothermal, chilled water, and process heat recovery systems.

David McDaniel, P.E.

 Agricultural Engineering, Project Manager

David has worked on agricultural projects across Wisconsin and Minnesota including dairy farm expansions, new facility startups, manure transfer/storage/treatment  systems, mechanical sand separation facilities, anaerobic digesters, outdoor animal lots, and runoff management. With 27 years of experience with engineering and environmental projects, he is responsible for subsurface investigation, topographic surveys, site design, wastewater system design, permit assistance, and other construction services.

Zachary Fagan, P.E.

Project Manager

Zachary has designed and supervised commercial, residential, agricultural, and industrial site land development projects, feasibility studies, farm facility improvements, and non-metallic mining and reclamation plans. He has degrees in Civil Engineering Technology and Surveying Technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology and is a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) record holder.

Jolene Hurtgen

Administrative Assistant

As Administrative Assistant, Jolene handles accounts payable, administrative functions, and is the front office person for our Menomonie, WI location. She has an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Minneapolis Business College and has worked in the industrial industry prior to joining AC/a in October 2014.

David Kruschke

Civil Engineering Technician

As a Civil Engineering Technician, David handles the drafting and Auto CAD needs for our civil projects in our Hudson, Wisconsin location. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Land Design and Civil Engineering from Dunwoody College of Technology (MN) and David worked in the engineering field prior to joining AC/a in April 2014.

Tammy Boos

Professional Land Surveyor

In January 2015, Tammy Boos joined AC/a as a Professional Land Surveyor. Tammy provides land surveying services related to certified survey maps and boundary surveys for our Menomonie, Wisconsin office. Tammy has an Associate Degree in Civil Structural Technology from Chippewa Valley Technical College and has worked in the surveying profession since 1989.

David Paulson

Project Manager & Design Technician

Dave has over 16 years’ experience in architectural and structural drafting and design. His experience includes commercial/industrial design of projects in New York, Kentucky, Washington, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. He handles structural steel detailing, layout and conceptual design development, construction supervision and conducts engineering inspections. Dave also provides building code analysis.

Matthew Hieb, P.E.

Vice President 

Matt, an AC/a owner, has over 24 years’ experience as a civil engineer. He manages the company’s Hudson, WI branch office and handles all civil engineering oversight. His background is in project planning, design, and engineering, and he works on private, public, and large commercial/industrial engineering projects. Matt has PE registrations in multiple states and is a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) record holder.

Doug Zahler

Professional Land Surveyor

Doug manages survey requirements for rural residential development projects including assisting with land selection, design, governmental approval process and construction coordination. He has over 30 years’ experience performing boundary, topographic, and flood plain surveys, and conducts development suitability examinations, develops subdivision plats. He holds a Wisconsin registration and manages our survey teams.

Michael Dietrich, P.E.

 Industrial Manufacturing, Project Manager

As an Industrial and Manufacturing Project Manager, Michael is responsible for the design, permitting, and construction of some of the firm’s larger, national glass and electric industry projects. In a career spanning over 24 years, he has been responsible for engineering, environmental compliance programs, and maintenance functions as well as project management functions.  He also assists clients in obtaining state and federal grants for qualified projects.

Krystal Geurkink

Customer Relations

Krystal Geurkink handles customer relations for both the Menomonie and Hudson, Wisconsin offices.  She is responsible for planning and executing marketing strategies, working on proposals and assisting with day-to-day administrative duties when needed for the company. Krystal holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Wisconsin–Stout and has worked in the energy and manufacturing industries earlier in her career.

Diane Babcock

Administrative Assistant

Diane joined AC/a as the Administrative Assistant for our Hudson, WI office in October 2014. She handles general administrative functions, special projects, and is the front office person. Diane has an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal from Inver Hills Community College (MN) and has worked in the legal industry.

Ron Jasperson

Professional Land Surveyor

March 2015, Ron Jasperson joined AC/a as a Professional Land Surveyor. Ron handles boundary surveys, certified surveys, construction staking, and topographic site maps for the Menomonie, Wisconsin location. Ron has an Associate Degree from Chippewa Valley Tech and has worked in the surveying industry since 1990.

Joe Scheidler

Civil Engineering/Survey Technician

Joe Scheidler joined AC/a as a Civil Engineering/Survey Technician in April 2015. He provides surveying services and assists with drafting services for our Agricultural and Civil Engineering departments. Joe has an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering from Mid-State Technical College and has worked in the industry since 2001.

Michael Bucher

Civil & Agricultural Engineering Project Manager

With more than 15 years of experience in the agricultural and civil engineering industries, Mike has designed dairy farm expansions, manure storage & transfer systems, and sand & solids separation systems. His civil experience includes site design, recreational pond design, and storm water treatment systems. He also provides engineering services such as engineering drawings, site survey, construction staking and construction inspection.

Timely Support

We’re there when you need us.  On site, at meetings, or just a quick call for a question. AC/a responds.

Innovative Ideas

AC/a’s skilled and experienced staff bring new ideas to the table ensuring today’s project needs are met while preparing for tomorrow’s challenges.

Advanced Technology

We use advanced technology to collect the accurate data needed to create precise results and deliver documentation in real-time to accommodate deadlines.

Clear Communication

We tell it like it is…in plain language. You’ll never have to guess at what we’re talking about. AC/a speaks your language.

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