Ms. Giza is a staff engineer for Magnum Geo-Solutions, LLC in Loveland, CO. Her primary responsibilities include helping with helical pile submittals, moment frame designs, and other deep foundation systems engineering. Some of her projects have included grillage design for oil and gas industries, moment frame and beam design engineering for costal homes, and new construction helical pile foundations. Prior to working for Magnum Geo-Solutions, her project experience focused mainly on residential wood construction and spread footings foundation systems in Colorado. Natalie earned her B.S. in Engineering Science with a concentration in structural engineering and a B.A. in International Studies from Colorado State University in 2017. She is a member of Tau Beta Pi and SWE.
Howard Perko, Ph.D., P.E.,
Director of Engineering
Dr. Perko has 25+ years of engineering experience and is a licensed professional engineer in 23 states. His project experience includes earth dams, slope stabilization, excavation shoring, earth retention, underpinning, dewatering systems, and foundation designs. He is the author of “Helical Piles: A Guide to Design and Installation”, John Wiley & Sons, September, 2009. As well as, over 40 technical publications on topics including earth anchors, shoring, helical piles, full displacement piles, soil shear strength, underground corrosion, deep foundations, and expansive soils.
Melinda Hummel, P.E.
Ms. Hummel is the Engineering Manager at Magnum Geo-Solutions, LLC in Loveland, CO. She has experience designing projects utilizing helical pile, push pile, and micropile foundations and helical anchor and soil nail walls. Her primary responsibilities include helping Magnum customers and other design firms with foundation and earth retention projects utilizing helical piles nationwide. Some of her project experience includes design of machine foundations and equipment skids for mining and petro-chemical processing industries, excavation shoring, commercial foundation underpinning, and new commercial pile foundations. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering, with structural emphasis, from the University of Wyoming. She is a member of AISC, SSSBA and SEAC. Ms. Hummel is currently a registered professional engineer in 5 states.
Steve Babcock, P.E.
Mr. Babcock is a Senior Engineer and Project Manager for Magnum Geo-Solutions, LLC in Loveland, CO. Steve holds professional engineering licenses in 13 states and provides engineering support for Magnum Piering’s product line, installation tools and custom assemblies. As Project Manager, Steve coordinates with clients and the engineering and manufacturing teams to complete various and complex projects in all markets.
Steve has been a practicing structural engineer since 2005 and has experience engineering industrial piperacks, equipment supports, refinery and processing installations as well as fossil and renewable power generation facilities. His expertise is in FEM analysis and structural steel design, connection design and detailed drawing production.
Kevin Baumgartner, EIT
Mr. Baumgartner is a Project Engineer for Magnum Geo-Solutions, LLC in Loveland, CO. His primary responsibilities include working with Magnum customers on the design of various foundation and earth retention designs for commercial, residential, and oil and gas projects across the United States. His project experience includes new construction pile foundations, underpinning, excavation shoring, foundations for transmission lines, and equipment skids for commercial use. Kevin has extensive field experience on oil and gas sites, and is very knowledgeable about helical installations and load testing. Mr. Baumgartner earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico and is currently a member of ASCE and AISC.
Karla Myers, EIT
Ms. Myers is a staff engineer for Magnum Geo-Solutions, LLC in Loveland, CO. She earned her B.S. cum laude in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. She regularly designs for projects utilizing helical piles, push piers and micropiles for underground and skid foundations in residential, commercial and oil & gas industries, as well as helical tie back anchors and soil nail retaining walls across the United States.
TJ Heupel, EIT
Mr. Heupel is a project engineer for Magnum Geo-Solutions, LLC in Loveland, CO. His responsibilities include designs for helical pile, micropile and push pier foundations for customers across the United States. He has been in the construction industry since 2003, with extensive experience in soils and concrete field and laboratory testing, performing various types of inspections for residential, commercial, oil & gas, government and industrial projects. He has also worked as a land development engineer where he reviewed development plans for compliance with local, state and federal design standards and regulations, and aided developers in the entitlements and permitting process. Mr. Heupel earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis on structures and hydrology, from Colorado State University.