Our Team Engineers & Problem Solvers

Engineers

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Education

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle WA
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle WA

Christine E. Batayola, M.S. P.E. President/Principal Engineer

Christy’s leadership of Harms Engineering sustains our status as a prominent contributor in the Tri-Cities and surrounding regions. She is committed to providing practical solutions that maintain project integrity while staying within budget. She is devoted to providing quality engineering and a working environment that fosters creativity, personal growth, and leadership. Her vision includes growing Harms leadership and competence to meet future needs of the community as the Tri-Cities grows.

Christy has 25 years of experience and expertise in site development, water/wastewater treatment & design, public water system improvement, project management, and construction management. She can visualize each project’s big picture while managing the details. She also has extensive experience providing bid specifications, procuring bids, and assuming the responsibility for construction management; closing projects successfully.

Christy specializes in partnering with Group A and B water systems to meet the many requirements for public water supply. Her experience includes working on projects ranging from nitrate remediation to complete water system design. In addition, she assists water systems through planning, securing funding, designing improvements, and managing construction.

Licensed in:

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Idaho
  • Montana
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Education

  • B.S.E. Civil Engineering, Walla Walla University, College Place, WA

  • M.S.E. Structural Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Harvey E. Lighthouse, M.S.E., P.E. Civil Engineer/Structural Lead

Harvey joined Harms Engineering Inc. in 1995 as our lead structural engineer. He has experience with a wide variety of building materials, and he has worked with scores of contractors, design professionals, attorneys, homeowners, business owners, manufacturers, insurance companies, and restoration companies. Harvey has 30 years engineering experience designing, assessing, and determining structural causes of failure. Understanding why something fails is invaluable to designing structures that will not fail.

Harvey’s broad knowledge of the design of structures is represented by the receipt of the 2020 Washington State Silver Award for his prescriptive method of determining footing sizes as published in the Washington State amendment to the 2015/2018 International Residential Code.

Licensed in:

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Wyoming
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Education

  • B.S.E. Civil Engineering, Walla Walla University

Braden Anderson, B.S.E., P.E. Civil Engineer

Braden was recruited by Harms Engineering, Inc. in 2018 after graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. In 2021 he became a licensed professional civil engineer and is a significant contributor consistently demonstrating his aptitude for design, analysis, and observation. Braden is also a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control LEAD for construction stormwater permit inspections and monitoring.

Braden provides engineering for civil site planning, infrastructure design for real estate development, water, storm, and sewer layouts, Group A and B water systems, well construction and testing specification, and booster station designs. He also prepares water right transfer applications, environmental reviews for projects with grant funding, and performs failure analyses.

Registered in:

  • Washington
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Education

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Washington State University

Jason Froelich, B.S., P.E. Civil Engineer

Jason is a licensed professional civil engineer and experienced project engineer. Accomplished in advanced grading design, Jason provides engineering for civil site plans, plat infrastructure, subdivisions, permitting requirements, and real estate development projects. He also provides well testing and monitoring. Jason’s background equips him to envision the whole project with keen attention to detail and the ability to coordinate with municipal, county, state and local utility providers.

Registered in:

  • Washington

Designers & Drafters

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Education

  • AA Computer Science, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, Washington
  • AA Engineering Technology, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, Washington

Mike Clark, A.A.S. CAD Designer/Drafter

Mike is our lead designer/drafter with over 30 years of experience. His efficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D design and drafting has been invaluable to Harms’ ability to meet deadlines with well laid out and accurate plans. With knowledge of the most current software, Mike is our right-hand man in civil and water designs. He also creates exhibits for forensic cases. Mike also coordinates designs with municipal, county, and local utility providers.

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Education

  • AA Engineering Technology, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, Washington

Omar Cancino, A.A.S. CAD Designer/Drafter

Omar joined Harms Engineering in 2021 after graduating with his Associate of Applied Science from Columbia Basin College. Dedicated to engineering technology, he brings skills in surveying, project and construction planning and AutoCAD drafting. Omar’s strong aptitude for Math coupled with focus on expanding his skills contributes to the teamwork and solid results for each project. He is bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English.

Administrative Staff

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Jolynn Amend Office Manager

An experienced corporate administrator, Harms Engineering brought JoLynn to the team in 2017. She brings knowledge of organizational systems and labor management, consumer communication, and marketing to our team. She is responsible for Human Resources, bookkeeping and financial reporting, corporate insurance and contracts, advertising, facilities management, and document preparation. 

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Verna Hunt Executive Administrator

Employed with Harms Engineering since 1998, Verna is a dedicated, key player of the team. Serving at the right hand of the Company President, she administratively supports the entire engineering staff. She also ardently serves customers from first contact throughout their contract. Verna is responsible for project contracts and financial controls, management of project billing, technical writing, the corporation Statement of Qualifications, requests for proposal submissions, and certified payroll monitoring. Verna is a notary public, bonded in the State of Washington.