Welcome to RPA, Easton Whiteside

Easton Whiteside has joined the RPA Helena office as our IT Network Administrator. Easton has a diverse background in IT and brings with him nearly a decade of experience in network support, cybersecurity, and broad systems support. In this new role, he is primarily responsible for the installation, maintenance, security, and administration of the firm’s networked computer system. Additionally, he assists with the acquisition, installation, and support of the firm’s hardware and software applications. Easton holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Technology from North Idaho College. Easton’s broad exposure to computer systems and his knowledge of the existing technology utilized at RPA, make him a valuable addition to the team.

Welcome to RPA, Aaron Peters, EI

Aaron Peters, EI, has joined the Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) Helena office as an Engineering Designer in the Site Development Group. Aaron has over five years of civil engineering experience with a primary focus in municipal and transportation engineering. At RPA, he will utilize his experience and education to complete various aspects of site design, including data collection, alternatives analysis, and preparation of construction documents. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Montana State University – Northern. His attention to detail, strong work ethic, and dedication to his profession make him an excellent addition to the RPA team.

Welcome to RPA, Chris Brazda

Chris Brazda has joined the Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) Kalispell office as an Engineering Designer/Construction Technician in the Site Development Group. Chris is a recent graduate of Montana State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. To complement his education, Chris’s internship gave him valuable experience in septic system and drainfield design, as well as construction inspection. In his role as an Engineering Designer, Chris assists with various reports, preparing specifications and cost estimates, data collection and analysis and construction observation.

Welcome to RPA, Colin Sassano

Colin Sassano has joined the Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) Helena office as an Engineering Designer/Construction Technician in the Water and Wastewater Group. Colin is a recent graduate of Carroll College where in addition to earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, he also played linebacker and served as team captain of the Fighting Saints Football Team. He interned with RPA for two summers, gaining valuable hands-on engineering experience working on a variety of water and wastewater projects. In his role as an Engineering Designer, Colin assists with various reports, data collection and analysis such as sludge sampling and flow measurements, project design, and construction observation.

Welcome to RPA, Michael Nehring

Welcome to RPA, Carson Harken

Welcome to RPA, Jason Brown

Jason Brown has joined the Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) Kalispell office as a Senior CADD Operator. In addition to studying Architecture at the University of Idaho, Jason has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Drafting and Design from the ITT Technical Institute in Spokane, Washington. He brings 13 years of drafting and design experience and provides excellent technical drawings through a variety of Computer Aided Drafting platforms. In his role as a Senior CADD Operator, Jason is primarily responsible for applying engineering design standards to prepare construction drawings for a wide array of projects.   

Welcome to RPA, Trigve Johnson

Trigve Johnson, has joined the Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) Helena office as a Construction Technician in the Water and Wastewater Group. In addition to studying Mechanical Engineering at Montana State University, he brings three years of experience with as-built data collection, machine control, heavy equipment operation, and CAD design. In his role as a construction technician, Trigve is primarily responsible for on-site quality control and observation of construction activities in conformance with project plans and specifications. Trigve’s strong work ethic and dedication make him an excellent addition to the RPA team.

Welcome to RPA, Zach Diede, PE

Zach Diede, PE, has joined Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) as the Structures Group Assistant Manager. He brings over 22 years of structural engineering experience in a wide variety of markets, including education, commercial, healthcare, government, multi-family and custom residential projects. Zach will work out of RPA’s Kalispell office and in his role as an assistant group manager, he will develop and manage projects as well as assist with the group’s business development and quality control. He graduated from the University of Wyoming, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering with a structural emphasis. Zach’s extensive experience and dedication to his profession, coupled with his respected reputation in the industry, make him a valuable addition to the RPA team.

Welcome to RPA, Charles Ringenberg

Charles Ringenberg has joined RPA’s Bozeman office as an Engineering Designer / Construction Technician in the Streets and Highways Group. Prior to attending Montana State University (MSU) where he recently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Charles served in the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant. In addition to his education, Charles gained hands-on experience through a summer internship where he conducted on-site construction observation and monitored construction activities to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Charles will utilize his experience and education to complete various aspects of highway design, including data collection and analysis, report writing, and preparation of construction documents for RPA.