About Us

Our 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.

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

C. Keith Capdepon
Lead Engineer
Charles Falkenheiner
Construction Inspector
Hayden Cassels
Construction Manager
Jeanie Ables
Michelle Edwards
Office Manager/Engineering Assistant
Angie Guillot
Office Administrator/Accounting
Jane P. Greer
Civil Draftsman

Surveying Department

Hugh 'Bud' McCurdy, III
Survey Manager
Jeff Carey, CFM
Survey Technician
Rene Forstall
Survey Crew
David Harris
Survey Crew
Paul Schiele
CADD Technician
Matt Schirling
Crew Chief
Elizabeth Tanner, CPA
Project Manager
Greg Toepfer
Survey Crew
Mohamad Algazzar
Survey Crew
Richard Mouton
CADD Technician

Hazard Mitigation & Disaster Response Department

Kolleen Hollingsworth
HMGP Assistant
Chandler Jordan, III
HMGP Project Manager
Tim Pusch
HMGP Project Coordinator
David Simoneaux, CFM
HMGP Project Coordinator
Melonie Ellzey, CFM
HMGP Supervisor