Ryan Erdmann

Ryan Erdmann

Project Manager

Ryan Erdmann joined Point of Beginning in 2018 as a Project Engineer & Manager. Ryan grew up in Crandon, Wisconsin and started his undergraduate career at Nicolet Area Technical College, later transferring to Michigan Technological University and graduating with a Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering in 2006. While attending MTU, he completed a summer internship and a summer internship/fall co-op working for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.  After graduation, Ryan spent several years in the Duluth/Superior area working on aviation projects and then moved on to a firm in the Green Bay area, working on Transportation projects in both construction and design.

Throughout Ryan’s career he’s worked on a wide range of projects from aviation related navigation aids, runway/taxiway/apron project, to $70 million dollar terminal and terminal parking projects to transportation related urban reconstruction, structure replacement, and highway rehabilitation projects.

Ryan holds licenses as a Professional Engineering in both Wisconsin and Minnesota and is certified to test asphalt, concrete, and aggregate.

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  ryane@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys bird hunting with his German Shorthaired Pointer, bowling, home projects with friends and the occasional basketball game. Aside from those hobbies, Ryan is a family man to his wife (Becky) and two kids (Emmalyn – 3, and Easton – 1.5).

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).

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  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.

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.

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  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.

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.

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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.

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richr@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

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

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.

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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.

Lucas Meddaugh

Lucas Meddaugh

Project Engineer

Lucas Meddaugh has been with Point of Beginning since 2016. Lucas earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and is a licensed engineer in Wisconsin. His day to day roles with POB include testing materials, construction inspection, and work in survey and Civil 3D. He has earned certifications in NUCDENSITY-1, PCCTEC-1, AGGTEC-1, TMS and MCT-D.

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lucasm@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

Outside of POB, Lucas enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends.

Jim Ostrum

Jim Ostrum

Construction Administrator

Jim Ostrum has been with Point of Beginning since 2004. Jim earned his Associates Degree for Civil Engineering from Mid-State Technical College and is certified in material testing - AGGTEC-I, NUCDENSITYTEC-I, PCCTEC-I, On Track Safety, and CPR. Prior to POB, Jim worked for two different engineering firms here in Stevens Point for several years as a land surveyor. When Jim isn’t devoting his time to POB he enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with his family, and is a football and wrestling coach.

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jimo@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

When Jim isn’t devoting his time to POB he enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with his family, and is a football and wrestling coach.

Jesse Becker

Jesse Becker

Project Engineer

Jesse Becker has been with Point of Beginning since 2015. Jesse has a Bachelors and Masters of Civil Engineering that he earned through Milwaukee’s School of Engineering. Jesse passed his FE exam for engineering and is now an EIT, Engineer in Training, at POB.

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jesseb@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

When Jesse isn’t working on projects he is an avid water skier, football and baseball fan, and computer builder.

Hunter Groholski

Hunter Groholski

Construction Administrator

Hunter Groholski has been with Point of Beginning since 2008. Hunter has a background in Marketing and General Education from Mid-State Technical College and Madison College. He has earned certifications in CN Railroad Safety, NUCDENSITYTEC-I, and Concrete Aggregate.

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hunterg@pobinc.com

Behind-The-Scenes

When Hunter isn’t busy working with POB, he enjoys his family time and hunting.