Team

WE’RE IN GOOD COMPANY.

Since our founding, Glosten has grown steadily and deliberately to a robust team of exceptionally talented engineers, designers, and support staff. Our team offers strong technical expertise combined with practical design, construction, and operations backgrounds, with many holding professional licenses and bringing hands-on shipyard or seagoing experience. More than that, we’ve cultivated a team who knows the industry and are passionate about what they do.

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Adam Brown, PhD, PE

Marine Engineer

Adam Brown, PhD, PE

Marine Engineer

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Aisha McKee

Marine Engineer

Aisha McKee

Marine Engineer

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Alan Orthmann, PE

Marine Engineer

Alan Orthmann, PE

Marine Engineer

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Alyssa Fierro

Accounting Assistant

Alyssa Fierro

Accounting Assistant

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Andrew Sprague

IT Systems Administrator

Andrew Sprague

IT Systems Administrator

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Andrew Witt

Marine Engineer

Andrew Witt

Marine Engineer

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Andrew Young, PE

Senior Marine Engineer

Andrew Young, PE

Senior Marine Engineer

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Andy Wheeler, PE

Naval Architect

Andy Wheeler, PE

Naval Architect

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Ashley Vetter

Production Engineer

Ashley Vetter

Production Engineer

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Ben Ackers, PE

Vice President & PelaStar™ Managing Director

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Ben Ackers, PE

Vice President & PelaStar™ Managing Director

A graduate of Webb Institute with an MBA from the University of Washington, Ben offers over 25 years of marine industry experience. He has contributed to projects involving concept, preliminary, contract, and functional design, dynamic loads analysis, and transportation system modeling for vessels including barges, ferries, research vessels, and special-service platforms. Since 2010, Ben has led the development of Glosten’s PelaStar™ TLP wind turbine foundation and is the PelaStar™ managing director. As Glosten vice president and a member of the Leadership Team, he leads the firm in business strategy and corporate finance.

When he’s not working, you’ll find Ben: taking photographs and tinkering with audio and video projects.

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Benjamin Hunt

Marine Engineer

Benjamin Hunt

Marine Engineer

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Benjamin Lilly

Marine Engineer

Benjamin Lilly

Marine Engineer

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Brad Lamkin, PE

Principal, Marine Construction

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Brad Lamkin, PE

Principal, Marine Construction

Brad leads Glosten’s marine construction group and has over 20 years of marine construction experience. He has supported numerous salvage and wreck removal projects as a salvage engineer and provides naval architectural support for both new construction and refit projects. This support work includes stability, structural design and analysis, coordination of regulatory body approvals, and construction support. Working closely with Glosten’s marine construction clients, Brad ensures that marine and land cranes and all manner of construction equipment work safely and effectively on floating platforms of all kinds.

Brad’s favorite project at Glosten: the stability and structural design of the grillage supporting a Manitowoc 4600 ringer on two barges for the I-35 bridge replacement in Minneapolis. He enjoyed the fast turnaround time, working closely with the client under tight constraints, and the incredible end result.

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Brent Adair

Marine Engineer

Brent Adair

Marine Engineer

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Brittani Shappell

Marine Engineer

Brittani Shappell

Marine Engineer

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Carmen Williams

Senior Accountant

Carmen Williams

Senior Accountant

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Casey Allyn

Marine Designer

Casey Allyn

Marine Designer

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Chance Campbell

Marine Engineer

Chance Campbell

Marine Engineer

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Chris Brown

Marine Designer

Chris Brown

Marine Designer

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Cody Conard

Marine Engineer

Cody Conard

Marine Engineer

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Colin Flynn, PE

Marine Engineer

Colin Flynn, PE

Marine Engineer

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Dalton Bergen, PE

Marine Engineer

Dalton Bergen, PE

Marine Engineer

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David DeVilbiss

Senior Marine Consultant

David DeVilbiss

Senior Marine Consultant

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David Larsen, PE

Board Chair

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David Larsen, PE

Board Chair

Dave joined Glosten in 1984 after graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in mechanical engineering and went on to become one of our principal marine engineers. He has been around for so long that he has seen marine propulsion advance from coal power (not quite) to the current state-of-the-art battery-electric and other low/carbon neutral alternatives. Dave has decades of experience in the design, acquisition, and conversion of specialized vessels with an emphasis on propulsion, mechanical, and electrical systems. His passion is developing systems with optimized efficiency. His pet peeve is the misapplication of emerging and other technologies that result in suboptimal design solutions.

When not working, you’ll find Dave: out on the water fishing or up in the mountains chasing some solitude.

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David Palmer

Senior Marine Designer

David Palmer

Senior Marine Designer

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Edward Garrahy, PE, C/E

Senior Marine Engineer

Edward Garrahy, PE, C/E

Senior Marine Engineer

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Elias Simmonds

Marine Designer

Elias Simmonds

Marine Designer

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Erica Jarvis

Senior Human Resources Manager

Erica Jarvis

Senior Human Resources Manager

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Hillary Lehmann

Accountant

Hillary Lehmann

Accountant

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Ian Bissell

Naval Architect

Ian Bissell

Naval Architect

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Ian Mayhew

Industrial Designer

Ian Mayhew

Industrial Designer

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Isabel Goñi-McAteer, PE

Marine Engineer

Isabel Goñi-McAteer, PE

Marine Engineer

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Jack Ryan

Marine Engineer

Jack Ryan

Marine Engineer

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Jacob Gerlach, PE

Marine Engineer

Jacob Gerlach, PE

Marine Engineer

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Jake Parks

Senior Engineering Technician

Jake Parks

Senior Engineering Technician

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Jeff Hawxhurst

Marine Consultant

Jeff Hawxhurst

Marine Consultant

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Jeff Rider, PE

Senior Marine Engineer

Jeff Rider, PE

Senior Marine Engineer

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Jim Wolfe, PE

Principal, Electrical Engineering

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Jim Wolfe, PE

Principal, Electrical Engineering

Jim joined Glosten in 2007 after earning his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and his master’s in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan. Now in his 15th year in the marine industry, he leads our marine and electrical engineering group and brings critical electrical engineering know-how to Glosten projects.

Jim particularly enjoys the challenges that come with large refit designs—determining existing ship conditions and crafting solutions to upgrade or renew vessel systems play well into his desire to learn how everything works.

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Jordan Bridges, PE

Production Engineer

Jordan Bridges, PE

Production Engineer

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Justin Morgan, PE

Principal, Ocean Engineering & Analysis

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Justin Morgan, PE

Principal, Ocean Engineering & Analysis

Justin is a principal and leader of Glosten’s ocean engineering and analysis group. He joined Glosten in 1992 after earning a degree in naval architecture from Webb Institute; over nights and weekends, he subsequently earned a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Washington.

Justin is responsible for the maintenance and development of the firm’s technical and analytical capabilities in addition to general project oversight. His major projects range from ship, tug, and barge designs to mooring and spectral fatigue analyses, with a special focus on hydrodynamics and structural system integration.

In another life, Justin would have been: a professional surfer and blues guitarist.

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Justus Cheng

Industrial Designer

Justus Cheng

Industrial Designer

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Kate Grossmann

Office Manager

Kate Grossmann

Office Manager

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Ken FitzGerald

Principal, Ocean Engineering & Analysis

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Ken FitzGerald

Principal, Ocean Engineering & Analysis

Ken is a principal with over 25 years of broad international marine experience in engineering, owner’s representation, field surveys, and offshore experience. Having worked as a field oceanographer prior to joining Glosten, he supports the firm’s work in ocean science, site characterization, offshore renewables, mooring design, and marine logistics. He has managed ship alteration projects of all types and is a subject matter expert in oceanographic data collection, moorings, and subsea operations. Ken currently serves on the board of directors, manages Glosten’s ocean engineering and analysis group, and leads international business development.

Fun fact about Ken: he and his wife Susan lived on a sailboat for 17 years and sailed it from Seattle to New Zealand and back.

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Kento Tanase, PE

Naval Architect

Kento Tanase, PE

Naval Architect

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Kevin Flannigan

Production Engineer

Kevin Flannigan

Production Engineer

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Kevin Raleigh, PE

Ocean Engineer

Kevin Raleigh, PE

Ocean Engineer

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Kevin Reynolds, PE, CENG, C/E

Director of Research & Development

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Kevin Reynolds, PE, CENG, C/E

Director of Research & Development

Kevin combines over 20 years of design experience as a licensed naval architect and marine engineer with eight years of shipboard operations and shipyard construction experience. He leads Glosten’s marine environmental engineering efforts where close collaboration with shipping companies, technology providers, and regulators have resulted in approval of new technologies, construction of technology test facilities, and marine vessel retrofits.

A graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy, Kevin earned his MBA from the University of Washington in 2018. As director of research and development, Kevin oversees the firm’s R&D program advising on the development of new technologies, services, and processes that will help Glosten and our clients succeed in the marketplace.

If Kevin didn’t work at Glosten, he would be: teaching at a maritime university, continuing his passion of sharing knowledge and inspiring others to dream big.

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Kim Lewis-Olds

Accountant

Kim Lewis-Olds

Accountant

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Kris Volpenhein

PelaStar™ Commercialization Lead

Kris Volpenhein

PelaStar™ Commercialization Lead

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Kyle Beattie, PE

Senior Naval Architect

Kyle Beattie, PE

Senior Naval Architect

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Lisa Barbot

General Counsel

Lisa Barbot

General Counsel

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Lisa Renehan, PE

Vice President & Foil Ferry Managing Director

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Lisa Renehan, PE

Vice President & Foil Ferry Managing Director

Lisa earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Washington. Throughout her career, she has performed extensive work in the areas of structural failure analysis, environmental loads assessment, and marine transportation. Lisa joined Glosten in 1991 and has served the company as vice president since 2012, overseeing corporate accounting, cash management, and contract negotiations while playing a vital role in the firm’s acquisition and spin-off activities. She is a member of the Glosten Board of Directors and is managing director of Foil Ferry, LLC, a joint venture of Glosten and Bieker Boats.

When she’s not working, you’ll find Lisa: racing sailboats and doing handstands—not at the same time.

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Mackenzie Murray

Marine Designer

Mackenzie Murray

Marine Designer

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Maggie Moon

Director of Business Development

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Maggie Moon

Director of Business Development

Maggie is director of business development and a member of Glosten’s Leadership Team, responsible for developing and executing the firm’s annual sales and marketing plan. With her team, she develops marketing strategies and serves as a primary strategic advisor to the Leadership Team and principals. As an outward face of the firm she is actively engaged in the marine industry and most enjoys growing relationships with partners and clients.

Maggie joined Glosten in 2011 after earning her degree in business economics from Cleveland State University.

Maggie’s biggest pet peeve: when a tradeshow booth has only one layer of carpeting.

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Mark Kim, PE

Ocean Engineer

Mark Kim, PE

Ocean Engineer

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Mark Welsh

Naval Architect

Mark Welsh

Naval Architect

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Matt Leary

Ocean Engineer

Matt Leary

Ocean Engineer

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Matt Van Biber

Project Coordinator

Matt Van Biber

Project Coordinator

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Max Ryan, PE

Naval Architect

Max Ryan, PE

Naval Architect

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Megan Ponce

Marketing & Proposals Lead

Megan Ponce

Marketing & Proposals Lead

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Meredith Miller

Marketing Specialist

Meredith Miller

Marketing Specialist

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Michael Freeman, PE

Marine Electrical Engineer

Michael Freeman, PE

Marine Electrical Engineer

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Mike Roy, PE

Naval Architect

Mike Roy, PE

Naval Architect

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Morgan Fanberg, PE

President

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Morgan Fanberg, PE

President

Morgan joined Glosten in 1998 after graduating from the US Merchant Marine Academy. He offers over 20 years of marine industry experience specializing in marine mechanical and electrical systems. Prior to being appointed president in 2018, Morgan led Glosten’s marine engineering group. In that role, he served as a strong technical resource, a respected leader, and a trusted mentor. As president, Morgan has chief responsibility for setting the strategic direction for the firm. He is serving as Glosten’s sixth president since the firm’s founding in 1958.

Fun fact about Morgan: he enjoys classic heavy metal.

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Nathan Crain

Engineering Writer

Nathan Crain

Engineering Writer

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Nathan Larsen

Marine Designer

Nathan Larsen

Marine Designer

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Peter Soles

Marine Operations & Business Development

Peter Soles

Marine Operations & Business Development

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Ramona Barber, PhD

Ocean Engineer

Ramona Barber, PhD

Ocean Engineer

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Robin Madsen, PE

Senior Marine Engineer

Robin Madsen, PE

Senior Marine Engineer

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Ryan Silver

Production Engineer

Ryan Silver

Production Engineer

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Sam Linse

Network/Systems Administrator

Sam Linse

Network/Systems Administrator

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Sean Caughlan, PE

Senior Marine Engineer

Sean Caughlan, PE

Senior Marine Engineer

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Sean Ritchie, PE

Senior Marine Engineer

Sean Ritchie, PE

Senior Marine Engineer

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Sevda Aydin

Production Engineer

Sevda Aydin

Production Engineer

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Sidney Han

Operations Coordinator

Sidney Han

Operations Coordinator

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Steven Ross, CPA

Controller

Steven Ross, CPA

Controller

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Sungho Lee, PhD

Senior Ocean Engineer

Sungho Lee, PhD

Senior Ocean Engineer

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Susan FitzGerald

Engineering Writer

Susan FitzGerald

Engineering Writer

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Tom Robertson

IT Manager

Tom Robertson

IT Manager

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William Hurley, Jr., PE

PelaStar™ Business Development

William Hurley, Jr., PE

PelaStar™ Business Development

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Zenzile Moore, PhD, PE

Naval Architect

Zenzile Moore, PhD, PE

Naval Architect