We are not any one individual but a collaborative effort where each member of our team brings their own unique set of skills, talents and areas of expertise.
Together we are MAE
Jok Ang, PE, SE
Jok started his engineering career after graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After obtaining his professional licenses, he held a Project Management position involved in structural engineering design for unique structures. Both inside and outside of the company, he has built a reputation of developing simple and creative solutions to engineering problems. Solving complex engineering issues with straightforward solutions became his motto.
He prides his engineering team in designing structures with simple and creative solutions while maintaining strong relationships with clients. His engineering solutions are known to integrate other non-engineering concerns to help achieve overall project goals.
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop”
Confucius -551 BC
Gary M. Froehlich, PE
Gary brings more than 35 years of structural and civil engineering experience. He started his career as a draftsman/surveyor assistant, and later as an engineering technician, before earning a degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University. Upon graduation, Gary joined our team, first working as a team member at Mortier Engineering, and later, joining Ang Engineering Group.
During the course of his career, Gary Froehlich has been involved in all aspects of structural and civil engineering, including upgrading of historic buildings, seismic retrofitting of commercial and institutional buildings, sanitary sewer and storm drainage.
Brian Overstake, PE
Brian started in construction building houses as a carpenter during and after High School in the Southern Oregon’s Rouge Valley where he was born and raised.
In 2003 Brian joined the United States Marine Corps to serve in the infantry where he participated in two combat tours in Iraq over his four-year enlistment. At the rank of Sergeant, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Metal with Combat Distinguishing Device for heroic achievement and leadership while serving as a Light Armored Vehicle Commander during his second Iraq tour. After his honorable-discharge Brian went on to earn his degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University in 2012. He has been working in the structural engineering field in and around the Eugene area since graduation gaining experience with a diverse list of commercial, municipal, and residential projects.
Outside of the office Brian enjoys working on his country property and camping with his wife Rozlyn and their son Donny.
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
Norma started in the Engineering industry in 1997 for another firm in the Eugene area. She has a vast experience in the office environment with engineering firms. She loves to learn new things and find more efficient ways to do things.
In 2015, Norma worked for Mortier Engineering as the Office manager. She left in 2016 and was asked to come back in 2019 as the Operations Coordinator for Mortier Ang Engineers. She was promoted to the Office manager position in early 2020.
Outside of the office Norma enjoys camping with her husband and family. They are often found out and about with their trailer enjoying the great outdoors.
Personal Mission Statement:
Be the best person I can be, always striving to be the best employee, and be loyal to the cause.
Nick started his journey with MAE as a drafting intern through Lane Community College. Drawing on his summers as a residential framing and finish carpenter Nick excelled quickly to become an accomplished drafter.
Now a 2020 graduate from LCC, Nick has advanced from drafting small roof replacement projects to developing plans for multiple large-scale commercial projects including a 55,000 SF dealership.
Nick was born and raised in Oregon and has a strong love for the outdoors. While not at work, Nick enjoys camping and traveling to the Oregon Coast Dunes to ride his quad.
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”
Romina A. Rodriguez
Romina, a recent 2020 graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Through the long-spent nights and packed studio scheduled school days, Romina found her drive and purpose in the competitive architecture program. The program has well-equipped Romina with the tools and knowledge to design well developed and sustainable buildings.
Born in Lima, Peru Romina was raised by her parents in the small town of Albany, Oregon with the help of affordable housing projects and developments. Romina is passionate in finding sustainable resources in design and enhancing environments where people live and interact. While working with MAE she has participated in design meetings during initial and later stages and created compelling graphics that balance strong aesthetics with clear functionality, for rendering purposes. Outside of the office, you will find her enjoying late night longboarding sessions or planning her next adventure into other countries or nearby states.
“I don’t know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do.”
Beto was born in Colombia, where he studied Architecture at the Colombia’s National University. Beto then went on to work as an architect for seven years prior to moving to the US with his family. He has been working in the PNW as a CAD Designer for over 15 years and prides himself on his attention to detail and an aesthetic eye.
Beto is a self-described “weirdo” with a passion for history, archaeology, Egyptology, and sci-fi. He firmly believes in the oneness of humanity and finds inspiration from the following quote:
“The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens”
Morgan S. Johnson
PROJECT MANAGER & DESIGNER
A 2017 graduate of Lane Community College’s drafting program. Morgan brings with him a background in custom cabinetry, woodworking and a passion for design. Beginning with small residential projects he has progressed to lead designer on a number of large scale commercial projects including the all new Kendall Subaru dealership and service center.
Born and raised in Seaside Oregon, Morgan has a deep appreciation for the ocean and the natural world. Outside of the office you’ll find him in the woodshop “making sawdust.”
“Everything in Nature Contains all the Powers of Nature”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
David M. Smith, PE
David is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in structural engineering and drafting design.
David is a hardworking professional engineer experienced in both project engineering and project management from the inception of the project through completed construction. His projects include a vast array of structural elements which include wood framing, steel, and concrete. He communicates and collaborates with fellow engineers and other members of the design team to help contribute to an efficient design. He is a quick learner that is dedicated to his work, his family, and to his God. He enjoys Structural Engineering and takes pride in his work and profession.
Steve Shegedin, PE
Steve’s got his start in the construction industry with a unionized roofing company where he learned to identify and repair roof leaks on commercial buildings. After gaining some experience Steve was able to attain a Journeyman Certification through the union’s roofing apprenticeship program.
Later, he worked for a residential remodeling contractor, gaining experience in the residential construction trades. In 94’ Steve completed the Architectural Engineering program at “Cal Poly.”
Steve originally started with Ang Engineering in 97’ – during this time he became interested in steel construction and welding working off and on in both fields.
A welding hobbyist, Steve has worked directly with steel fabricators as a steel detailer providing shop drawings.
Steve attained his Civil PE license in 2012 where he continues to pursue his desire to design.