C+S January 2020 Vol. 6 Issue 1 (web)

Lambrina Tercala Project Manager, Environmental & Water Resources Group OHMAdvisors Detroit, Michigan

Tercala, PE, ENV SP, is one of the firm’s newest shareholders, elected in November 2018 to the now 42-member group of employee owners. Tercala was elected to this important position – a role in which she will contribute to the firm’s leadership and success, elect board members and future shareholders, and exercise voice in the future direction of the company – in just four years since joining OHM Advisors due to her sharp business acumen, eye for advance- ment opportunities, and candor in strategic conversations. Accomplishments: • Developed an odor-control system using new technology in the Midwest for one of the firm’s important, long-term municipal clients. • Co-manages the oversight and administration of the Downriver Utility Wastewater Author- ity, a 13-community co-operative serving more than 350,000 people. • Substantive client work, heavy involvement in the firm’s Project Manager Forum, and active representation in professional organizations. Public/Professional Service: Analyzed the results of a firm-wide PM survey collecting ideas and information on how managers can best perform and engage their teams. Education: BS, Engineering, Civil and Environmental Studies, University of Michigan

Mark Origer Head of Environmental Services Group ISG Mankato, Minnesota

A gifted civil engineer driven to improve water quality in rural Minnesota, Origer works closely with public agencies and private landowners alike to implement projects that provide a marked improvement on water quality. Despite being relatively young in his career, Origer has already established himself as an equally talented designer, project coordinator, and com- mitted mentor to his fellow employee owners. With unique hydrologic and hydraulic model- ing expertise with softwares such as HydroCAD and XPSWMM, Origer is able to examine alternative practices and select the most advantageous option tailored to serve each individual project. This technological expertise also allows Origer to perform large-scale hydraulic and hydrological analysis across multiple watersheds. Accomplishments: • Serves as a project team member for numerous projects within the Heron Lake Watershed located within portions of Nobles, Jackson, Murray, and Cottonwood Counties in southwest- ern Minnesota, extending approximately 472 square miles. • Led hydrological and hydraulic analysis on the 18,000-acre Line Creek Watershed in Chip- pewa and Swift Joint Counties in Minnesota. • Led hydraulic analysis on a portion of Limbo Creek in Renville County, Minnesota, to determine the flood damages to the area and the public safety concerns of road crossings. The watershed consists of 9,300 acres of open channel and wetland complexes that serve as an outlet to public drainage systems. Public/Professional Service: Has led tours at the International Drainage Symposium, fre- quently presents at water quality workshops and Drainage Authority meetings, was a contrib- utor to the University of Minnesota’s Fields to Streams: Managing Water in Rural Landscapes publication, and serves as a mentor for lucky engineering students at his alma mater, Min- nesota State University, Mankato. Education: BS, Civil Engineering, Minnesota State University, Mankato


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