Gomez and Sullivan Engineers announces new additions

Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, DPC, has announced several new hires at their main office in Utica.

• Elizabeth Byron has been hired as a water resources engineer.

She is a graduate of Oregon State University, where she majored in ecological engineering with a minor in humanitarian engineering. Byron is a registered engineer-in-training and has been performing hydrologic and hydraulic studies, including creating models using HEC-RAS, Flow 3D, and ArcGIS and performing stability analyses.

• William Friers has been hired as a senior civil/structural engineer.

He has an undergraduate degree in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University and earned his master's degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Friers is a licensed professional engineer with extensive engineering experience related to dam, water resources, hydroelectric, water supply, flood control, irrigation and navigation projects. Prior to joining GSE, Bill served as senior hydropower engineer in support of MCA-I, the government agency charged with managing the Green Prosperity Project in Indonesia.

• Elizabeth Wroe has been hired as a geotechnical engineer.

Originally from the state of Washington, Wroe has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in geotechnical engineering. Her experience has focused on dam safety, slope stability and seepage analyses, bearing capacity and settlement calculations of shallow and deep foundations, and estimating soil properties based on subsurface investigations and laboratory test data.

• Brooke Slag has been hired as an administrative coordinator/project assistant. She is a native of Holland Patent and a graduate of SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, where she majored in environmental and forest biology. Her experience includes preparing wildlife and habitat protection plans as well as federal, state and local permits for agencies including National Parks Service, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife, and USACE.