Meet the Team

Brian Koerner, PE

Brian Koerner, PE

Owner

Office Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Started working for ES: 2004
Significant projects: Harrisonburg City Hall and numerous additions at industrial plants throughout the Shenandoah Valley
Other interests: Spending time with my wife and animals doing outdoorsy “stuff” such as hiking, biking, fly fishing, and cruising around in old Land Cruisers.

Troy Rudolph

Troy Rudolph

Partner/Director of Structural Engineering

Office Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Started working for ES: 2011
Significant projects: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Mary Washington Feature Stair, Brookefield Holiday Light Display, Pilgrim’s Pride pipe bridge, Poultry Plant evaluations
Other interests: Family, travel, hiking, and reading.

Tom A. McLaughlin

Tom A. McLaughlin

Director of Structural Engineering

Office Location: Charlottesville, VA
Started working for ES: 2015
Significant projects: Quirk Hotel – Charlottesville, Bryce Lodge, Gateway Senior Living Facility
Other interests: Biking (mountain and road), hiking, nailing and/or screwing things together, spending time with family, and binge watching period dramas.

Valerie Hill

Valerie Hill

Structural Engineer

Office Location: Charlottesville, VA
Started working for ES: 2014
Significant projects: C&O Row Houses, Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) office building, Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative (VPGC) flow equalization basin, VPGC Offal Room, Fieldstone Family Apartments in Blacksburg
Other interests: Outside of work, I enjoy rock climbing, hiking with my husband (Colby) and two dogs (River and Brownie), trying new things, and of course, enjoying the local wineries and cideries.
Learn more about Valerie!

Vesna Kajan

Vesna Kajan

Drafting Technician

Office Location: Charlottesville, VA
Started working for ES: 2017
Significant projects: They are all significant to me in their own way!
Other interests: Being with my sons, family, and friends; reading; traveling; and relaxing on the beach.

Christina Merlino, EIT

Christina Merlino, EIT

Project Engineer

Office Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Started working for ES: 2016
Significant projects: Merck plant-wide hoist review, curtain wall reviews, and fall restraint reviews.
Other interests: Yoga, hiking with the pup, and and sometimes snowboarding in the winter.

Brian Nixon

Brian Nixon

Drafting Technician

Office Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Started working for ES: 2015
Significant projects: Axalta Pipe Bridge, Broadway Pilgrims Pipe Bridge, & Pressure Vessel Test Bunker
Other interests: Backpacking/hiking, biking, and exploring.

Rachel Beachy

Rachel Beachy

Marketing Coordinator

Office Location: Charlottesville, VA
Started working for ES: 2017
Significant projects: I handle the social media, website, and internal/external communications.
Other interests: Hiking with my husband, Nathan; creative writing; reading; and trying new recipes/restaurants.

Beth Metz

Beth Metz

Administrative Professional

Office Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Started working for ES: 2007
Significant projects: All office admin and accounting.
Other interests: Spending time with family and friends, short road trips, and photography.

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