About Us

Executive Staff

Bryant O. Hammett, Jr. P.E./P.L.S.

Mr. Hammett is the sole proprietor and manager of Bryant Hammett & Associates, LLC. He formed BHA in August, 1984, providing engineering and land surveying services for sewer, water, gas, streets, landfill and drainage projects for public bodies, as well as for the private sector. Mr. Hammett graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1978. He is a registered professional civil engineer, professional environmental engineer, and professional land surveyor, and serves as the engineer of record for numerous municipalities and parishes in Louisiana. Mr. Hammett is responsible for the overall management of the firm, as well as day-to-day operations. Previously, Mr. Hammett served as the Secretary of Wildlife & Fisheries for Louisiana, as well as the Infrastructure Manager for the Office of Community Development. He served in the Louisiana legislature as a State Representative for over 14 years.

Keith Capdepon, Jr. P.E.

Mr. Capdepon is a registered professional engineer in the State of Louisiana and has been practicing for over 30 years. He has owned a construction company licensed in heavy construction, highway, street and bridge construction, utilities and public works construction. Mr. Capdepon has significant experience with various engineering projects including drainage and street, municipal water transmission, distribution and treatment and wastewater collection and treatment. He graduated from Mississippi State in 1980 and has worked with BHA since 1998.

Hugh ‘Bud’ McCurdy, III, P.L.S.

Mr. McCurdy is a professional land surveyor registered in Louisiana, with over 40 years’ experience in land surveying. Mr. McCurdy began his career as a rodman in 1973, and went on to work for several engineering firms before starting his own firm in 2005. He is responsible for boundary/property surveys for real estate transfer and the surveying required for engineering, rights-of-way acquisition, and construction projects. He has provided surveying services for oyster leases; pre- and post-dredging; construction projects, pipelines, accident sites, and boundary establishment. He is registered with the Courts in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany and Plaquemines Parishes.

Bruce K. Dyson, P.E./P.L.S.

Mr. Dyson is a dual registrant (Civil Engineer and Registered Land Surveyor) for Bryant Hammett & Associates, LLC. He is registered as a civil engineer in four states (Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama). He has been registered as a Land Surveyor in Louisiana since 1992 and is the Supervising Professional for the firm’s land surveying license, serving as the surveying manager for the firm. Mr. Dyson is also a Certified Floodplain Manager, serving as the Region 2 Representative of the Louisiana Floodplain Management Association. Since his graduation from Louisiana State University in 1978, he has worked for Louisiana consulting engineering firms in the area of infrastructure improvements and public works projects (flood control, roadway improvements, ports/waterways, sewerage improvements and airport projects). His survey project experience includes boundary surveys, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ levee enlargements, topographic surveys, digital terrain model surveys (DTM), hydrographic/dredging projects and utility surveys. Mr. Dyson is located in BHA's Gonzales office.


Michelle Edwards

Ms. Edwards serves as the office manager for all four of BHA’s locations and is responsible for all administrative functions of the firm; she has worked with BHA since 1992. Her duties include preparing agreements for clients, contract documents and technical specifications for projects; assisting in preparation of contractors’ pay estimates and change orders; and overseeing administrative aspect of all engineering and survey projects with regard to timelines and budget. During her tenure at BHA, Ms. Edwards has contributed to numerous projects funded through federal and state agencies and programs, including FEMA, GOHSEP, HMGP, CDBG and others. She provides services related to regulatory agency approvals, preparation of bid documents and assistance with contractor selection for these projects.


Engineering Department

Charles Falkenheiner
Construction Inspector
Guy Murray
Construction Manager
Jeanie Ables
Reception

Surveying Department

Jeff Carey, CFM
Survey Technician
Rene Forstall
Survey Crew
Angie Guillot
Office Administrator/Accounting
Jane P. Greer
Civil Draftsman
David Harris
Survey Crew
Paul Schiele
Civil Draftsman
Matt Schirling
Crew Chief
Elizabeth Tanner, CPA
Project Manager
Greg Toepfer
Survey Crew

Hazard Mitigation & Disaster Response Department

Barbara Graff
HMGP Assistant
Chandler Jordan, III
HMGP Project Manager
Tim Pusch
Field Support
David Simoneaux, CFM
HMGP Project Coordinator
Mike Stewart, CFM
HMGP Supervisor
Beverly Forest
Disaster Recovery Specialist
Sherterrius George
Disaster Recovery Specialist
Jaborie Green
Disaster Recovery Specialist
Brenda Matthew
Disaster Recovery Specialist
Yvette Lafayette
Disaster Recovery Specialist