Andrew Geffert

Andrew Geffert

Environmental Scientist

Andrew Geffert has been with Point of Beginning since 2017 as a Project Manager & Environmental Scientist. Andrew has extensive experience in stormwater management, permitting and designing, in Wisconsin, Vermont and New Hampshire. Wetland Delineations are also part of the experience that Andrew brings to POB. He has been delineating wetlands since early in his career, 1996, and is certified as an Assured Delineator in New Hampshire and currently working towards becoming an Assured Delineator in Wisconsin. As an experienced Project Manager, Andrew provides as the primary point of contact for clients from fielding initial phone inquiries to the final completion of the project. His expertise includes: Project Management, Storm Water , AutoCAD Drafting, Site Planning, Agency Coordination, Wetland Determination / Delineation, Wetland Alternatives Analysis (For Permitting), Artificial Wetland Exemption Requests, Regulatory Permitting, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan amd Nonmetallic Mining Services (Gravel Pit Permitting).

  +1 (715) 344-9999
  +1 (715) 340-4611
  andrewg@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

On the side, Andrew participates in summer Triathlons and winter Biathlons, travels, drinks red wine with his wife and friends and plays with his dog.

Michael Pynenberg

Michael Pynenberg

Project Engineer

Michael Pynenberg has been with Point of Beginning since 2017 as a Project Manager & Engineer in Training. Michael works closely with the Director of Engineering and the rest of the Design Team to ensure project design, management and productivity. Michael graduated from UW - Milwaukee with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an emphasis in Transportation & Environmental.

  +1 (715) 344-9999
  +1 (715) 340-6292
  michaelp@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

A few activities Michael likes to do outside of POB consist of hanging with his 3 brothers and the rest of the family, playing baseball/basketball/disc golf, watching sports and taking an annual trip to a new baseball stadium.

Geno Carlson

Geno Carlson

Senior Design Technician

Geno Carlson has been with Point of Beginning since 2017 as a Project Manager & Senior Design Technician. Geno's role with POB entails designing & drafting construction plans, streamlining design procedures and integrating comprehensive drafting standards. Geno graduated from Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Moose Jaw, SK, with a degree in CADD technology and is certified in Autodesk Civil 3D, making him the perfect fit for our design team with his keen eye for drafting composition. Prior to POB, Geno designed and drafted for an engineering company in Medicine Hat, Alberta and toured the US & Europe as a professional musician.

  +1 (715) 344-9999
  +1 (715) 572-5984
  genoc@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

For fun, Geno likes to spend time with his wife & pets, listening to music and watching sports & documentary films. Geno's most fun memory is when he was the lead guitarist in a theatrical production of Rock of Ages.

Tyler Klos

Tyler Klos

Project Engineer

Tyler Klos has been with Point of Beginning since 2017. Tyler earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Madison – Wisconsin. Tyler has obtained his Fundamentals of Engineering certificate and is now working towards becoming a Project Engineer and taking his Practices of Engineering examination. While in college, Tyler worked as a Water Resource Specialist at FreshWater Engineering with strengths in HydroCAD, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, QCIS, RETScreen, HEC-RAS, and Survey.

  +1 (715) 344-9999
  +1 (715) 340-7629
  tylerk@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

Behind the scenes, Tyler enjoys the outdoors with activities such as downhill skiing, fly fishing, backpack camping, and family time at the cabin.

Steve LaRose

Steve LaRose

Survey Technician

Steve LaRose has been with Point of Beginning since 2015. Steve's roles with POB are conducting topographic surveys, property surveys, and highway surveys. Steve earned his Associates Degree in Civil Engineering Highway Development through Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin and worked for the Stevens Point Parks Department. His certification is as follows: PCCTEC-1.

+1 (715) 344-9999
+1 (715) 340-5818
stevel@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

When Steven isn’t surveying the surrounding land he is either fishing, hiking, camping, or biking.

Rich Riggs

Rich Riggs

Site Consultant

Rich Riggs has been with Point of Beginning since 2008 as the Athletic Field Project Site Consultant. Rich earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Resource Management from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Rich has over 40+ years of experience in the green industry, specializing in Athletic Fields. His key areas are Design, Construction, and Maintenance Programs of all levels of fields including professional, college, and high schools.

+1 (715) 344-9999
+1 (715) 340-4472
richr@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

 In Rich’s spare time he coaches varsity football at SPASH, hunts, and spends time with his grandchildren.

Nathan Loehrke

Nathan Loehrke

Engineering Technician

Nathan Loehrke has been with Point of Beginning since 2014. Nathan earned his Civil Engineering Technology degree through Mid-State Technology College and has certifications in Concrete/Aggregate Testing and NUCDENSITYTEC-I testing. Prior to POB, Nathan was working with residential remodeling and construction.

+1 (715) 344-9999
+1 (920) 980-7663
natel@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

In his down time, Nathan enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and biking, he also enjoys spending time with his family and friends and collecting/listening to music.

Melissa Kluck

Melissa Kluck

Landscape Architect

Melissa Kluck has been with Point of Beginning since 2004 and serves as a Landscape Architect. She has performed an array of duties throughout the course of her 17+ year career in this field. Melissa has been responsible for coordinating with clients during the course of the entire project. She has completed concept plans, construction documents and landscaping plans for numerous commercial projects including retail centers, restaurants, hotels, medical facilities, and banks. She has also been involved in residential design including apartment layout and construction, public utility extensions, and subdivision layout and design. Melissa believes that a solid client relationship with good communication throughout the entirety of the project is essential to its success. Her areas of expertise include: Master Planning Development, Due Diligence/Property Research, Construction Document Preparation, Site Concept Planning, Landscaping Designs, and State and Local Permit Coordination.

+1 (715) 344-9999
melissak@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

In Melissa’s spare time she loves spending it with her family, gardening, living in the country, and watching hockey.

Matt Cyran

Matt Cyran

Landscape Designer | Project Manager

Matt Cyran has been with Point of Beginning since 2014. Matt attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in both Landscape Architecture and Environmental Studies. Matt is a Landscape Designer/Project Manager for POB and is pursuing his licensure to become a Professional Landscape Architect. Matt is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Wisconsin Alumni Association. 

+1 (715) 344-9999
+1 (715) 498-9082
mattc@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

Aside from his career with POB, Matt enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, cooking, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.

Lucas Meddaugh

Lucas Meddaugh

Project Engineer

Lucas Meddaugh started with Point of Beginning in 2016. Lucas earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. He obtained his Fundamentals of Engineering certificate and is working towards becoming a licensed engineer. He has earned certifications in NUCDENSITY-1, PCCTEC-1 and AGGTEC-1. Prior to POB, Lucas spent his summers working for WisDOT and private consulting firms. He has experience with construction oversight, survey and Civil 3D.

+1 (715) 344-9999
+1 (715) 340-0883
lucasm@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

Outside of POB, Lucas likes to hunt, fish, camp, and spend time with his family.