Travis Hertneky, PE

I was born, raised and operate a farm/ranch in Eastern Colorado.  The livestock and small grain farming that I grew up with has evolved to entirely livestock production and haying to support the cow calf herd.  As a relatively small operation this allowed me to work with other farmers and small companies in the agricultural field.   These varying experiences exposed me to a multitude of operations and management styles.  While receiving my engineering degree at Colorado State University I worked for numerous employers which built my regulatory knowledge, engineering experience and still kept me chasing cows for area feeders.  These employers included a biosolids management company, university engineering research center, and cattle feeding operation.  Spare time was a rarity with many extracurricular activities including American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Alpha Gamma Rho, and Farm Bureau keeping me busy.  This experience base help me progress to a position as an engineer for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  It is with the federal government that I was trained and developed much of my professional demeanor.  Building on the training that NRCS provided I moved to a private consulting firm where I spent several years before moving on to begin THEngineering.

THEngineering allows me to merge my background and passion for the agricultural industry with my experience in design and regulatory mitigation.  All of this experience makes you the benefactor by not having to train you consultant about your business.

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Elliot De Jongh, PE

Elliot De Jongh is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) who has experience in agriculture and civil development projects.  Though raised on a farm in Minnesota, Elliot moved to Colorado over a decade ago and has worked in numerous trades utilizing his degrees in Environmental Science (Dordt College) and Civil Engineering (Colorado State University).  Elliot has worked for professional agriculture consulting companies in Northern Colorado as a project engineer and mitigated many regulatory concerns.  Working in the agricultural and civil sectors has allowed him to combine his hands on experience and technical skills to the industry in which he is rooted.  Elliot manages the company’s Midwest operations and provides project support on western projects, all while juggling the day to day operations of the family farming operation.

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Erin Kress

Erin Kress joins the THEngineering team with over 14 years of experience in the agriculture field, and living in Colorado for most of her life.  Erin attend Colorado State University where she received a bachelor’s of science in Soil and Crop Sciences. The majority of Erin’s experience has been on AFO/CAFO regulatory compliance, permitting, and nutrient management planning.  These same disciplines will be her focus at THEngineering LLC and allow her to execute projects without the learning curve.  Having a wide range of professional experience, from industry to the state, gives Erin a unique understanding of the industry she loves.

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