About Carlson Testing Inc.

Our Team

Our management team is comprised of a diverse group of professionals with a singular goal, "The client comes first".

Scott Jordan

Scott Jordan

President/Bend Branch Manager - 35 + years @ CTI

Scott's main office location is in Bend, Oregon. Scott is the driving force behind CTI and our commitment to quality and customer service. Encouraging others by his example, Scott's leadership has bolstered an atmosphere and belief that, even at our greatest, there is always room for improvement. Scott actually started out as CTI's first full-time laboratory technician in 1980 at the age of 18 years. Thirty five years later, he is still promoting the core principles, philosophies, and emphasis on customer relationships that he learned when he first started at CTI. Outside the office, Scott enjoys hunting and fishing with his son Kevin and close family friends. One of Scott's other greatest pleasures is spending time with his immediate family, especially playing basketball with his grandson Grant.

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Steve Leach

Steve Leach

Sr. Vice President/Corporate Secretary/Tigard Branch Manager - 25 + years @ CTI

Steve's main location is in our corporate office in Tigard, Oregon. Steve's long tenure at CTI makes him the ideal person to manage our corporate office. Steve has held nearly every possible position in CTI at one point or another and his vast understanding of the "ins and outs" of our business, compounded by his extensive knowledge and experience in special inspection and materials testing, gives our clients access to a truly unique asset. When Steve is not providing consulting services to his clients, he spends time on his ranch, where he hunts and generally just "kicks-back". Steve is also a collector of sports and comic memorabilia, not to mention that his is quite the movie buff as well.

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Brian Leach, P.E.

Brian Leach, P.E.

Vice President/Principal Engineer/Salem Branch Manager -

Brian Leach 2/27/1970 to 5/24/2016

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Brad Wilcox, G.E., P.E.

Brad Wilcox, G.E., P.E.

Senior Engineer/Geotechnical Department Manager - 15 + years @ CTI

Brad is the Principal Geotechnical Engineer and Department Manager for Carlson’s geotechnical division. Originally from McMinnville, Oregon, Brad obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University in 2002. Brad started with Carlson later that year as a staff engineer and has been here ever since. Brad has served as a project manager/engineer on numerous projects in the transportation, commercial, residential, industrial, and municipal sectors. He is licensed as a professional engineer in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming. His experience includes geotechnical investigations, shallow foundation design and analysis, deep foundation design and analysis, retaining wall design, pavement design, seismic hazard analysis, embankment design, settlement analysis, and geotechnical construction observations. Brad became Department Manager in 2012 and takes great pride in developing and maintaining working relationships with clients and design professionals on their wide variety of projects. His interests include hiking, camping, playing and watching sports, running, cooking, hunting, working on his hobby farm, and spending time with family and friends in the Oregon outdoors.

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Dan Brown

Dan Brown

Salem Branch Manager - 10 years @ CTI

Dan is our Eugene Branch Manager and your "go to" guy for special inspections and materials testing needs in the southern Willamette Valley. Dan started in the construction industry as a successful licensed contractor before joining the CTI team. Dan's past construction experience is complemented by his special inspection certifications and code knowledge. This combined experience gives Dan a unique understanding of how to balance the challenges faced during construction and the complexity of meeting the required building codes and standards. Dan spends his off-time with family and friends when he is not golfing, fishing, or playing poker with buddies.

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Jay Hathaway, P.E.

Jay Hathaway, P.E.

Senior Engineer/Specialty Testing Division Manager (Tigard Office) - 5 + years @ CTI

Jay is our Senior Engineer and manager of our specialty testing division and brings nearly 27 years of materials engineering to CTI. As a experienced engineer, Jay is the ideal contact for projects requiring "out-of-the-norm" or specialized testing needs where no recognized standards are available for use or reference. Jays' projects typically require specific or unique designs or applications of new technologies or engineering methods to accomplish the goals of the project. Jay is heavily involved in the design and testing of such items as fire-escapes, specialized forensic examinations, vibration monitoring, building envelope testing, and more. Clients are encouraged to contact Jay for their specialty testing needs. When not developing "out-of-box" methods or solutions, Jay enjoys sport shooting, collecting old military memorabilia, and attending Portland Timber games.

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Keith Gauvin

Keith Gauvin

Assistant Branch Manager/Sr. Project Manager (Tigard Office) - 20 + years @ CTI

Keith is the Assistant Branch Manager for our Tigard Corporate Office and supports Steve Leach in the day-to-day operations of the branch. Keith is also responsible for the supervision of our other in-house project managers and is heavily involved in the review of project budgets produced by our estimators. Keith has obtained numerous special inspection certifications and has performed daily inspections on some of the most complex construction projects in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Keith's success can be attributed to his ability to fully understand his clients concerns and goals and his commitment to maximizing our productivity while completing our services. Keith's hobbies include archery, fishing, golf, restoration of old bamboo fly fishing rods, and fabrication of metal artwork.

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Bill Weyrauch, G.E., P.E.

Bill Weyrauch, G.E., P.E.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer - 8 years @ CTI

Bill is a Senior Geotechnical and Materials Engineer in Carlson’s geotechnical office in Tigard. He served as Carlson’s Principal Geotechnical Engineer and Geotechnical Manager from 2003 to 2011 and has served as Vice-President and Principal Engineer with several other regional and international engineering firms throughout his career. Originally from Illinois, Bill obtained his Bachelor of Geological Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis in 1977. He began his engineering career working on geotechnical and materials testing projects in the upper Midwest until transferring to Oregon in 1991. With more than 40 years of professional engineering and senior management experience, Bill continues to provide senior engineering and project management services for both public and private clients on a wide variety of projects in the industrial, commercial, and transportation industries. His interests include US and world travel, real estate, cooking, shooting sports, western movies and TV, dogs and his family.

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Ryan Houser, C.E.G., R.G.

Ryan Houser, C.E.G., R.G.

Senior Engineering Geologist - 10 + years @ CTI

Ryan joined Carlson in 2005 and is the Senior Engineering Geologist in Carlson’s geotechnical office in Tigard. Ryan has over twenty years of progressive experience in geologic, geomorphologic, and geotechnical evaluations throughout the Western United States. Ryan obtained his Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Arizona in 1994, and his Masters of Science in Geology (specializing in fluvial geomorphology) in 1997 from Western Washington University. He has extensive experience in geotechnical investigations, geologic hazard assessments, mineral deposit evaluations, slope stability and landslide hazard evaluations, and site-specific seismic hazard assessments on numerous projects in the transportation, commercial, residential, industrial and government sectors. Ryan enjoys fly fishing, hiking, rock collecting, and home improvement.

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Jeff Jones, C.E.G., R.G.

Jeff Jones, C.E.G., R.G.

Engineering Geologist/Project Manager - 11 + years @ CTI

Mr. Jones is an Engineering Geologist and Project Manager for Carlson’s geotechnical office in Tigard. Jeff spent his youth in Bend and moved to Portland in 1992. He studied geology at Portland State University and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 1996. Jeff began working in the field of construction materials testing in 1997, transitioning to a career in the field of geotechnical engineering in 2000. He began working at Carlson Geotechnical in 2004 and has project experience throughout Oregon and southwest Washington, including projects in the transportation, commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential sectors. Over the years, Jeff has acquired extensive experience managing and conducting geotechnical and geologic investigations, performing slope stability and liquefaction analyses, preparing geotechnical engineering and site-specific geologic and seismic hazards reports, and providing geotechnical construction observation services. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys working on and riding vintage motorcycles, bicycling, and exploring back roads and hidden places wherever he goes.

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Doug Loftesness

Doug Loftesness

Corporate NDT Level III (Tigard Office) - 15 + years @ CTI

Doug is CTI's Corporate Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Level III and has been with CTI since 2002. Doug's has achieved the highest level of NDT through ASNT and is an invaluable resource for your needs related to NDT. Doug's primary focus is performing his services on the most highly complex and challenging NDT situations our projects have. Doug also spends time developing unique and project specific NDT procedures, training Level I & II NDT technicians, and managing the NDT technicians throughout CTI's branch offices. Away from the office, Doug spends time wood working, hiking, bicycling, and enjoys various hunting and fishing activities.

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Kurt Parkin

Kurt Parkin

Project Manager/Field Supervisor (Salem Office) - 20 + years @ CTI

Kurt is a project manager and field supervisor in our Salem Branch office. Kurt's was hired in 1995 as a special inspector. Kurt's attention to detail, knowledge of special inspection, and vast project experience, made him a perfect choice as a project manager and field supervisor. Kurt's efforts are primarily focused on our large commercial and hospital projects, although he seems to take-on just about any project whether its simple or highly complex and challenging. Kurt is a big NASCAR fan and avid NFL fan. He also considers himself a mediocre golfer (love the honesty here), and an amateur Traeger griller.

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Ted Kornowski

Ted Kornowski

Project Manager/Field Supervisor (Bend Office) - 20 + years @ CTI

Ted is a project manager and field supervisor in our Bend Branch office. Ted was initially hired in 1996 in our Tigard office. Ted ultimately transferred to our Bend office when it was established in 1998. Ted's area of expertise includes airports, schools and energy projects, such as power substations. Ted has an unbelievable ability to digest, breakdown and thoroughly understand and comprehend project specifications. In fact, Ted spends a significant amount of time fielding phone calls from architects, engineers, contractors, and even our own inspectors who are seeking clarification to specifications related to their individual project. When not advising others, Ted enjoys travelling with family, buying and selling antiques and collectibles, making concrete benches and birdbaths, and rock hounding.

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David Smith

David Smith

Project Manager (Eugene Office) - 5 + years @ CTI

David is a Project Manager for our Eugene Branch office and has over 28 years of experience in the materials testing and special inspection industry. David joined the CTI team in 2011 and has made a huge contribution to the success of the Eugene branch. David's vast knowledge of the local building codes, reputation as an honest and straight shooter, and his ability to proactively manage his projects, has bolstered a level of confidence in his clients that many would fine hard to achieve. David will tell you what you need to hear, when you need to hear it, and it is always done with your best interest in mind. David loves the outdoors and his favorite activities are hiking, fishing, and hunting.

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Neil Shannon

Neil Shannon

Project Manager/Field Supervisor (Tigard Office) - 15 + years @ CTI

Neil has made Oregon his home for forty years. CTI was fortunate enough to hire Neil in 2003 as a project manager and field supervisor and works out of our Tigard Branch office. Neil spends most of his time estimating and managing a wide range of construction projects for CTI. Neil is very active with the American Welding Society and has been serving on the National Board of Directors for six years. A little known fact about Neil is that he is an Eagle Scout. Neil currently resides in Sherwood Oregon and is very active in civic affairs including being an active member of the City of Sherwood's Budget Committee. Neil's hobbies include Amateur (Ham) Radio including membership of ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) and helps staff the City of Sherwood’s Emergency Operations Center’s Amateur Radio Station during times of emergency.

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Greg Leeper

Greg Leeper

Project Manager (Tigard Office) - 10 years @ CTI

Greg is project manager for CTI in our Tigard office and has been in the Quality Control/Quality Assurance industry since 1980. Greg’s background includes time spent with several local ready mix concrete companies and even owned his own curb and sidewalk construction company. Greg worked for CTI in the 1990’s and then rejoined our team in 2008. Greg provides estimating and project management for ODOT, FAA and heavy civil construction projects. Greg enjoys such fun hobbies as fishing, big game hunting (with traditional bows only), and skeet/ trap shooting. Greg has quite a collection of different bows on the walls of his house and considers them as functional art. Greg also enjoys riding bikes and tries to bicycle to work as often as he can to help keep in shape.

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Tim Suess

Tim Suess

Project Manager - 5 years @ CTI

Tim a Project Manager in our Tigard Branch office specifically designated toward our Fenestration (building envelope) and specialty testing projects. Tim is highly experienced and trained in Fenestration testing and the unique challenges that each individual project may present. Tim is your "must have" contact in regards to Fenestration testing and will supply you with a detailed budget, scope of work, and schedule for your Fenestration projects.

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Ty Toller

Ty Toller

Tigard Laboratory Manager - 25 + years @ CTI

Ty is the Laboratory Manager in our Corporate office in Tigard, Oregon. Ty initially joined CTI's team in 1992 and spent the next few years being groomed by then Laboratory Manager, Scott Jordan, to assume the position in our Tigard office. Ty's vast experience in the materials testing field ranges from crushing operations through final placement and acceptance. Ty also manages our Tigard ODOT and FAA projects and is a key resource for developing and refining the scope of work and estimated materials testing costs for these types of projects. Ty spends his off-time getting his adrenalin high by riding his super fast motorcycle and gets a little downtime participating in on-line gaming with his friends.

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Jason Bryant

Jason Bryant

Quality Assurance Manager & Corporate Radiation Safety Officer - 5 + years @ CTI

Jason has been the CTI's Salem & Eugene Branch Laboratory Manager for the last 7 years. Jason spent fourteen years in CTI's Tigard laboratory before spending time with another local geotechnical firm for seven years. In 2011, Jason rejoined CTI to manage our Salem and Eugene branch laboratories. Jason also manages our Salem branch ODOT and FAA projects, including estimating, QA/QC plans, scheduling and consulting. Jason is an extremely knowledgeable and valuable resource for questions related to concrete, soil, aggregate, and asphalt sampling and testing. Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as, travelling, cooking, and turkey hunting.

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Kim Tabert

Kim Tabert

Human Resource Manager - 10 + years @ CTI

Kim is CTI's Human Resource Manager and she is located in our Tigard Branch office. Kim has been with CTI since 2006 and was also a member of CTI in the early 1990's. Kim also manages our Tigard office dispatch department and office staff, as well as, assists our Technical Director and Quality Assurance Manager in developing and maintaining the appropriate policies and procedures in which CTI operates. Kim is your "go-to" resource for Human Resource issues and client relations issues. Kim enjoys family and friends and spending time camping and traveling.

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