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About Elizabeth

Email: estek@classicengineering.com

I’m a second-career engineer. As a union stagehand I had an appreciation for the strength of the steel on which I was hanging lights and rigging in the Van Andel Arena. I went back to school to get a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering at U of M.

I like that the people here treat each other like adults. We are self-regulating. The structural engineers I work with know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, so we collaborate well together.

There is a diverse group here that includes women engineers, and I am happy to see more women coming in to the profession.

Outside of work:

We have three kids in scouting. I am a cub scout den leader and my husband is the leader of Thornapple Pack 3634. We do a lot of family tent camping, especially in Manistee National Forest.