Firwood Design Group Company Profiles

Kelli A. Grover, P.E.

Ms. Grover is the firm Owner and Principal Engineer  with over 22 years of experience in civil/environmental engineering, including planning, design and construction oversight. Ms. Grover is a registered professional in Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho. She has managed a variety of engineering projects ranging from large sanitary sewer replacements, water transmission line construction, fish-passage  designs, wetland treatment designs, low-impact storm water designs and site development.

Ms. Grover has  worked in the municipal sector as a project engineer/manager, overseeing sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water line repair/replacement and master plan projects. From her experience as a public works project manager Ms. Grover has developed a solid understanding of the capital improvement process and an appreciation of maintaining good communication between all entities involved in a project.

Additionally, Ms. Grover is a certified River Restoration Practitioner and has designed and provided project management services for many bank stabilization, fish passage and stream restoration projects. She is adept with the regulatory  and permitting requirements for water resource related projects in Oregon and Washington.


Erik Hoovestol, P.E. has over 18 years of experience providing small and medium sized municipalities. As our Senior Engineer, Erik brings a wide range of civil engineering experience including the planning, design, and construction of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems and streets.  He is familiar with all the phases of drinking water, storm water, and wastewater treatment and collection/distribution systems from the study stage through construction. Mr. Hoovestol’s role has included project management on many construction projects including onsite inspection.


Brad Bakke, E.I.T.

Mr. Bakke is a registered E.I.T. with over 20 years experience in the surveying and civil engineering field. Mr. Bakke is our Senior CAD designer and is proficient in commercial, residential and public site improvements, including water transmission designs, street designs, sanitary sewer and storm water facility designs. Mr. Bakke has experience in seeing a project thru from beginning to end and is very detail oriented, bringing a quality product to the table every time.


Mr. Robert Boyer, P.L.S.  serves as our Senior Surveyor and brings over 35 years of experience in the land surveying profession. He brings a strong background in a broad variety of  land surveying projects including boundary surveys and right-of-way resolutions.


Robert Edmond

Mr. Edmond is Firwood Design Group’s senior surveying and planning technician. He has over 30 years of experience in the civil engineering, surveying and planning field. Bob has prepared plans for numerous subdivisions, partitions, boundary line adjustments, apartment complexes, industrial sites and retail developments. He spent 10 years with the Lincoln County Planning Department, and has extensive land surveying and mapping experience.

Presently Bob is enjoying semi-retired status and works part time when he is not fishing.


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Sean Freeman

Mr. Freeman has accumulated over 16 years of experience in land surveying. He has served as party chief for numerous surveying projects, including construction staking for residential and commercial development, including underground utilities and streets.Sean has recently taken on the responsibilities as our Survey CAD Technician, and provides office support to the field crews.


Tom Hall, L.S.I.T.

Mr. Hall has accumulated over 10 years of experience in construction survey which includes preparing calculations, alignments and cut sheets; providing construction staking, and ALTA surveys. He has served as party chief for construction staking for residential and commercial development, including underground utilities and streets.

In addition to his field survey duties Tom provides project estimating services in support of our survey department.


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Christina Chestnut is FDG’s  office manager and administrative assistant.

Christina manages the office invoicing, payroll, accounts payable, etc. as well as assisting clients with questions and directing new clients to the appropriate staff to ensure that their needs are immediately addressed.


Bruce Erickson

Mr. Erickson, is a Professional Civil Engineer with over 45 years of experience in civil engineering. Mr. Erickson is the founder of Firwood Design Group and presently provides engineering assistance on site and land development projects when needed, as an independant consultant. He is a registered professional in Oregon and Washington,  and liscended as an Oregon Real Estate Broker.

Bruce has served as a project engineer and manager on numerous site and land development projects. These projects have included partitions, subdivisions, and site improvements for multifamily, commercial and industrial developments throughout the greater Portland Metropolitan Area. With this wealth of knowledge Mr. Erickson regularly serves as the quality assurance/quality control manager on projects as needed.