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 now manages BHA’s Belle Chasse location, and he is responsible for all aspects of 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 one of the Supervising Professionals for the firm’s land surveying license. 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.


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.

Elizabeth Tanner, CPA

Ms. Tanner serves as a manager for all of BHA’s locations. She provides overall program management, cost estimation, contract review, budgetary analyses, proposal development, and data management. Ms. Tanner oversees the management of BHA’s survey crews in multiple locations and is responsible for scheduling, managing data, progress reports, client interaction, budget control, and invoice review. She graduated from LSU in 2006 with a degree in Finance and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Tanner has worked with BHA since 2011.

Engineering Department

Charles Falkenheiner
Construction Inspector
Guy Murray
Construction Manager
Jeanie Ables
Reception
Paige Ozburn
Accounting/Human Resources/Business Administrator

Surveying Department

Angie Guillot
Office Administrator/Survey Assistant
Caleb Oliver
Survey Crew
David Emfinger
Survey Crew Chief
Greg Toepfer
Survey Crew
Howard Smith
Survey Crew
Jane P. Greer
Civil Draftsman
Matt Schirling
Survey Crew
Jeff Carey, CFM
Survey Crew Chief
Paul Schiele
Civil Draftsman

Hazard Mitigation & Disaster Response Department

Barbara Graff
HMGP Assistant
Beverly Forest
Disaster Recovery Specialist
Chandler Jordan, III
HMGP Project Manager
David Simoneaux, CFM
HMGP Project Coordinator
Mike Stewart, CFM
HMGP Supervisor
Tim Pusch
Field Support
Yvette Lafayette
Close Out Specialist
Paul Hyde
Program Coordinator