Welcome to RPA, Elizabeth Barton

Elizabeth Barton, EI, has joined RPA’s Streets and Highways Group as an Engineering Designer/Construction Technician. Elizabeth is a recent graduate of Montana State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with highest honors. She interned with RPA for two summers gaining valuable hands-on experience and exposure to a variety of projects. At RPA, Elizabeth is responsible for assisting with various aspects of highway design, including data collection and analysis, report writing, and plans production. Elizabeth’s strong work ethic and dedication to her chosen profession make her an excellent addition to the RPA team.


Kaela Murphy, PE, is Promoted to Water/Wastewater Project Engineer

Kaela Murphy

Kaela Murphy, PE, has passed the Principles and Practices of Engineering Examination and is now a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Montana. In addition to this significant milestone in her career, Kaela’s recent contributions and increasing responsibilities has earned her a promotion to Project Engineer in the Water/Wastewater Group. Kaela holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Bio Resource Option, with honors from Montana State University. She also holds an Associate of Science degree in Engineering from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. Kaela joined RPA in 2018 and has proven herself an invaluable team member of the Water/Wastewater Group. In her new role, Kaela will plan and conduct engineering studies, prepare construction drawings and specifications and oversee construction observation and contract administration.