We currently have a staff of 11 employees, including seven registered professional engineers. Staff members are assigned as part of the team for each project and work under the supervision of a principal-in-charge. Our clients are able to develop direct and close relationships with our staff members. Key staff members you may be dealing with include the following:
Shaun Rivers is a founding Principal of SRA Engineers. Prior to starting the firm with Carl Schoder in 1992, Shaun gained diverse engineering skills working for other consultant firms in Boston, MA and Glens Falls, NY, as well as directly for the paper production industry in Millinocket, ME. Shaun is responsible for managing the majority of the building design projects completed by the firm and is the principal contact for most of our architectural clients. He also is the principal-in-charge of most of our projects for industrial clients. Shaun graduated from Clarkson University with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1982 and is a licensed professional engineer in New York, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
Erik Sandblom joined SRA Engineers as a Principal in the firm by acquiring Carl Schoder's interest in the company at the end of 2018. Prior to joining Schoder Rivers Associates, Erik developed broad interdisciplinary expertise in the fields of civil engineering, environmental management, and industrial hygiene consulting working in applied and management positions for firms in the Burlington, Vermont area. Erik is primarily responsible for managing the civil design services offered by the firm. Erik graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1993 and is a licensed professional engineer in New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
Carl Schoder was a co-founding Principal of SRA Engineers and is currently semi-retired, providing part-time assistance on projects requiring his particular depth of experience and expertise. Prior to starting the firm with Shaun Rivers in 1992, Carl developed a broad base of engineering expertise working for other civil and structural consulting firms in Syracuse, NY and the Glens Falls, NY area. He was the principal-in-charge for all engineering services by the firm to Essex County for over twenty years. Carl graduated from Clarkson University with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1982 and has been a licensed professional engineer in the states of New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Ted worked as a structural engineer for a consulting firm located in New York City with design responsibilities for a wide range of institutional, civic, commercial and residential projects including the renovation, rehabilitation and historic preservation of existing buildings. Ted is responsible for providing structural design and project management services for many of our building design projects for our architectural clients. Ted graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering in 1985 and is a licensed professional engineer in New York.
Prior to joining our firm in 2000, David worked as a structural engineer for a major precast concrete supplier located in Connecticut with detailed design responsibilities for a variety of precast concrete bridge and building projects. He is responsible for providing structural design and project management services for many of our building design projects for our architectural clients. David graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1996 and is a licensed professional engineer in New York.