Rebuilding Paradise ABOUT THE PRESENTATION The Camp Fire of 2018 devastated the Town of Paradise and surrounding areas. This presentation will give a brief overview of the aftermath of the destruction, from clean up efforts to creating safe drinking water to rebuilding the Read more…

Sue Hida, PE


I have been active as a member of AASHTO technical committees and I have trained others in bridge design and analysis. I continue to be committed to helping others grow in their careers.

Brett Hoffstadt, PMP, ITIL


Engineer at the California Air Resources Board. Author of “Success with Drones in Civil Engineering” and co-author of "Exploring Smart Cities Activity Book for Kids." Certifications in Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, and IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Four US patents for airport and aviation devices for energy and noise reduction. Enjoys thinking like a man of action and acting like a man of thought with his family in Folsom.

Richard Weitzenberg, P.E.


Independent civil engineer and master of planning, design, construction management, and maintenance of electric utility facilities.

Amit S. Joshi, M.S., P.E.

Vice President of Education

Amit Joshi is a Senior Dam Safety Engineer at the California Department of Water Resources, Division of Safety of Dams. He works on spillway re-evaluation, dam appurtenant structures assessment, inundation maps, and dam safety projects in California. Previously, he worked as a Bridge Engineer at Caltrans, Division of Engineering Services, Office of Bridge Design South serving southern counties in California. He has served as a project engineer on various seismic retrofit, bridge widening and bridge replacement projects. Amit has a Master of Science Degree from the University of California Davis in Structural Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune, India. He is the chair of ASCE, SEI Los Angeles Chapter. Amit enjoys cooking, hiking, and solving mathematical puzzles in his past time.

Alma Luna, PE, GE

Vice President of Membership

Geotechnical project engineer at Gannett Fleming with over 10 years of professional experience. Alma has a master's degree in geotechnical engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering (Go Bears!). Enjoys weekend hikes and time with family.

Russ Nygaard, PE

Past President

Director of Structures as NV5, Inc. Husband, father, and bridge builder.

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