Meet the Team

Bethel Engineering staff come from diverse backgrounds that work together to form a strong team of professionals.  Education, experience, and longevity produce a team that works well together and understand the challenges our client’s face in navigating projects through concept, design, approval, and construction.

Principal Engineer

Russell Garrison P.E., QSD/QSP

Principal Engineer/ President
Russ came to Bethel Engineering in 1990. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology from Cal Poly SLO. He is the Principal Engineer and Company President. He has extensive experience in development projects, taking projects from concept through to completion. He specializes in roadway and drainage design. He oversees project designs, provides value engineering review, and manages the engineering staff.
Senior Engineer

Lori M. Speer P.E.

Senior Engineer/Vice President
Lori came to Bethel Engineering in 2001. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly SLO. She specializes in Public Works projects, providing contract development review for the City of Lompoc and serving as the District Engineer for Los Alamos Community Services District. She also to supervises large-scale residential and agricultural development projects providing in-house QA/QC review.
Senior Engineer

Brian Deale P.E., QSD/QSP

Senior Engineer
Brian came to Bethel Engineering in 2001. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Cal Poly SLO. He is the project manager
for residential development as well as public works projects. He also provides structural and septic system design oversight. He provides inspection/construction administration/certification services and supervises SWPPP preparation/inspection services.

Stephen R. Shively P.E.

Principal Engineer/President Emeritus
Steve co-founded Bethel Engineering (formerly Dennis Bethel and Associates) in 1981 and served as Chief Engineer until 1993 when he assumed the role of President and Principal Engineer. Steve has extensive experience in development projects, specializing in value-engineered designs that can be seen throughout the central coast. His public works experience includes serving as the District Engineer for Los Alamos Community Services District and Public Works Director for the City of Solvang.

Anthony Guerrero Jr. (EIT)

Anthony came to Bethel Engineering in 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly SLO. He specializes in large scale
commercial development projects, preparing the necessary plans and reports for the entitlement and construction phases of the project cycle. He also provides construction support and inspection services.

Art Plascencia

Art came to Bethel Engineering in 2017 with over 20 years experience of Design/Drafting including 15 years in Civil Engineering. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design from ITT Technical Institute. In addition to plan preparation, he writes Storm Water Control Plans for new projects and has a pending certification as a Qualified Industrial SWPPP Practitioner (QISP).

Brandon Heavener

Brandon came to Bethel Engineering in 2014. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from CSU Chico. He has experience in manufacturing and fabrication. He specializes in large-scale commercial developments as well as road design. His duties include preparing the necessary plans and reports for the entitlement and construction phases of the project cycle and construction support and inspection services.

Dolores Vasquez-Angon

Dolores came to Bethel Engineering in 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly SLO and an Associate’s Degree in from
Allan Hancock College. She specializes in development projects, preparing the necessary plans and reports for both the entitlement and construction phases of the project cycle.

Gonzalo Correa. (EIT)

Gonzalo came to Bethel Engineering in 2016. He came to Bethel with 5 years Engineering Associate experience. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly SLO. He specializes in multi-family/high density and single family rural development projects, preparing the necessary plans and reports for the entitlement and construction phases of the project cycle.

Trevor Lauridsen (EIT)

Trevor came to Bethel Engineering in 2014. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly SLO. He specializes in the design of residential and small commercial development projects and provides SWPPP inspection/testing services.