PUBLISHED: 4:58 PM on Wednesday, July 16, 2008
New faces at USKH
ANCHORAGE - USKH Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Cindy Anderson, Senior Environmental Analyst; Hanna Waterstrat, Environmental Analyst; and, Kacy McDonnell, Environmental Analyst to the Environmental Services Division in our Anchorage office.

Cindy Anderson will be providing her services on USKH's Alaska Railroad Corporation Point MacKenzie Rail Extension project, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Lake Hood Bank Stabilization project, and DOT&PF Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) Snow Disposal project.

Anderson joins USKH from the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources where she worked as a Habitat Biologist for seven years. "I am really excited about the people I will get to work with at USKH, and the projects that I'm already starting to work on," says Anderson. "I love doing field work - being outside, the opportunity to collect data that has never been collected before, getting to see new parts of Alaska - I feel so lucky that this is my job!"

Hanna Waterstrat is currently working on USKH's DOT&PF ANC Snow Disposal project and the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) Tudor Bragaw Street Improvements project. She joins our environmental services team with a Bachelors of Science in Forest Resources from the University of Washington, and is an MBA Candidate in Sustainable Business. Previously, she worked for the DOT&PF in the ANC Environmental section. "At USKH everyone is so friendly and I love the flexibility to balance my life," says Waterstrat. "Our team complements each other personally and professionally."

Kacy McDonnell's projects include: MOA 100th Avenue Extension, City and Borough of Sitka Whitcomb Heights Water Tank Design, DOT&PF Takotna Airport Relocation, and Southwest Region School District New Stuyahok Temporary Tank Farm. She recently completed her Master's of Science in Environmental Science from Alaska Pacific University, and enjoys USKH's multi-disciplined nature. "Our team works closely with other disciplines and the interaction and project coordination is impressive," says McDonnell. "Not only does it mean that we move forward seamlessly, it's giving me the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the projects I work on."

Zane Shanklin, P.E., Civil Engineering Department Manager, has nothing but praise for his new team members. "We were looking for people with skills and experience that complement each other and our existing capabilities. We were also looking for complementary personalities - we work as a team, have a lot of fun, and like to try new things," says Shanklin. "In Cindy, Hanna, and Kacy we found everything we were looking for."