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3 Rocks Rapid on the Arkansas River

OUR TEAM

Our team is dedicated to caring for the community in every step of the process. We also have the best team around (no bias)!

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Alex Ewers

Alex and his wife, Andrea, started 3 Rocks Engineering out of a desire to use engineering to serve our neighbors (both near and far). Alex originally came to Cañon City as a raft guide between college semesters and met Andrea at a local Bible study. Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, and hiking.

Derek Dippon

Derek is an integral member of the 3 Rocks Engineering team. He has lived in Minnesota and Oklahoma but now chooses to live in the beautiful state of Colorado. Derek says that his favorite part of his job is the ability to be a part of building something greater. Outside of work, Derek loves to spend time with family. He is also an avid hiker, hunter, fisher, mechanic, and cook!

Doug Fourtner

Doug was born and raised in Cañon City. We're thrilled to have his unique in-depth knowledge of the people and area on our team. He is passionate about his job because he believes it is an incredible opportunity to help people through construction-related projects. Outside of work, Doug is also a pastor at a local church and loves to spend time with his family, especially in the great outdoors.

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Jonathon Fleck

Pablo is a valued member of the 3 Rocks Engineering Team. Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, he moved to Cañon City to work for 3 Rocks Engineering. His favorite part about his job is that it addresses the essential needs of human beings like water, housing, wastewater treatment, etc. Outside of work, Pablo loves to spend time with his wife Kathleen, and his two sons. He also enjoys playing soccer and mountain biking.

Originally from Bengaluru, India, Harshitha moved to Cañon City after receiving her master's in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University. When she was little, Harshitha used to accompany her dad to construction sites. She always enjoyed seeing how homes and other structures were built. Harshitha's favorite part of her job is helping people build their dream home safely and ensuring that it is structurally sound. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and watching movies.

A fantastic asset to the 3 Rocks team, Jonathon is originally from Minnesota. Jonathon chose to become an engineer because he loves being able to serve the needs of others with his skills. His favorite part of working at 3 Rocks Engineering is the opportunity to work with Alex and the rest of the fantastic team. Outside of work, Jonathon enjoys exploring the incredible world we live in and spending time with his family.

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Hannah Green

Originally from Fremont County, Hannah is an incredible team member within our organization. After discovering that she had a natural talent for designing houses, she decided that she wanted something a little more challenging, and her position at 3 Rocks was the perfect fit. Outside of work, Hannah loves to read and watch the beautiful sunset behind the mountaintops.

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Joey Gauna

Joey is from Cañon City and grew up in the construction world, as his dad owns a local construction company. Joey loved the drafting classes he took in high school and was so excited to see that we had an open position. He is an integral member to our team, making things work together. Outside of work, you can find Joey dirt biking, snowboarding, mountain biking, rafting, or doing anything else outdoors!

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Jackson Spencer

Living in Colorado Springs, CO, Jackson is a fantastic team member who commutes to Cañon City every day to work here at 3 Rocks. Jackson’s favorite part about his job is the opportunity to be analytical. Outside of work, Jackson is an avid film photographer and spends any spare time that he has exploring outside. 

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Brooke Van Riper is an outstanding addition to the 3 Rocks Engineering family. From Cañon City, she loves everything about this small town and does not plan on going anywhere. When Brooke is not working at 3 Rocks, she works as the children's director for a church in town; when she is not working at all, she enjoys spending time with her horses and spending time with her family.

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Zach Strickler

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Brooke Johnson

Originally from Alabama, Brooke Johnson is an amazing addition to the 3 Rocks team. Brooke and her family chose to settle in Cañon City because of the Arkansas River. She loves the rafting and hiking trails that Cañon City has to offer. Outside of work, you can find Brooke exploring with her family. Whether it's hiking, mountain biking, or playing on the river they are ready for the adventure!

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Alec Cantley

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Cara Kelley

Cara is a great asset to the 3 Rocks Engineering Team. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she dreamed of living in Colorado and moved to Cañon City after college. Her favorite part of working for 3 Rocks Engineering is the community that our staff has and the ability that it gives her to be creative. Outside of work, Cara loves to hike and spend time with friends and family.

Zach was born and raised in Canon City and grew up in the construction field. The construction experience he gained from a young age, alongside his coursework, has helped him to understand structural engineering on a foundational level; and truly enjoy his job. Outside of work, you can find Zach at the gym, spending time with family and friends, or practicing his singing for auditions!  

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Alex & Andrea Ewers

Alex and Andrea started 3 Rocks Engineering out of a desire to use engineering to serve our neighbors (both near and far). Alex originally came to Cañon City as a raft guide between college semesters when he learned to love the area and met Andrea at a local Bible Study. They are thankful to serve an awesome God in this way and work with an amazing team here at 3 Rocks. They enjoy spending time with family, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, hunting, and hiking.

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Derek Dippon

Derek is an integral member of the 3 Rocks Engineering team. He has lived in Minnesota and Oklahoma but now chooses to live in the beautiful state of Colorado. Derek says that his favorite part of his job is the ability to be a part of building something greater. Outside of work, Derek loves to spend time with family. He is also an avid hiker, hunter, fisher, mechanic, and cook!

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Harshitha Venkata Reddy 

Fabio Samudio

Originally from Panama City, Panama, Fabio moved to Cañon City after receiving his master's from ASU. Fabio’s interest in engineering began at a young age, as the high-rise construction in Panama City and the Panama Canal expansion took place. We appreciate his perspective and contribution to our team! Outside of work, Fabio recently got married to his wife, Hilary. He enjoys going to the gym, playing video games, tinkering with computers, and spending time outdoors. Fabio also enjoys cooking BBQ and recently began playing guitar.

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Tristen Beicker

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Pablo is a valued member of the 3 Rocks Engineering Team. Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, he moved to Cañon City to work for 3 Rocks Engineering. His favorite part about his job is that it addresses the essential needs of human beings like water, housing, wastewater treatment, etc. Outside of work, Pablo loves to spend time with his wife Kathleen, and his two sons. He also enjoys playing soccer and mountain biking.

Originally from Bengaluru, India, Harshitha moved to Cañon City after receiving her master's from Texas Tech University. When she was little, Harshitha used to accompany her dad to construction sites. She always enjoyed seeing how homes and other structures were built. Harshitha's favorite part of her job is helping people build their dream home safely and loves the blend of math and science. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and watching movies. We're sure thankful she chose 3 Rocks as her work home!

We’re delighted to have Tristen on our team! With everything that he loves close by, Tristen chose to come back to his hometown and put his talents to use here! Besides work, you can find him playing sports or anything outdoors, including fishing and snowboarding, or spending time on his hobbies such as photography or computers. Tristen is engaged to his beautiful fiancé Nikayta and is blessed with amazing parents and one awesome little brother!

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Hannah Green

Originally from Fremont County, Hannah is an incredible team member within our organization. After discovering that she had a natural talent for designing houses, she decided that she wanted something a little more challenging, and her position at 3 Rocks was the perfect fit. Outside of work, Hannah loves to read and watch the beautiful sunsets behind the mountaintops.

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Andrew Hakes

After Andrew had a high school internship with us, he wanted to return for a full-time position as he had enjoyed the energy, people, and environment here. We already knew he would be a great fit to continue to make our team better and we're delighted to have him back! Andrew has been in Cañon City most of his life, spending his time outside of work at the gym, playing video games, or finding a new adventure to go on with his friends.

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Dimitri Zamarripa

Originally from Cañon City, Dimitri first came to 3 Rocks as a High School Intern at Canon City High School (CCHS) . After enjoying his experience, he wanted to pursue this work further. We're blessed to have him return! He enjoys doing most anything with his friends from game nights to going down the river on air mattresses. He also enjoys being a youth group leader, 3D printing, and painting. He has a younger sister and both of his parents work in the local education system.

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Ron Nies

We are thrilled to add Ron to our team! Ron will be joining us from Buena Vista and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him that enables us to serve our neighbors even better! He loves the location of Cañon City- not too far from BV and since he grew up in Rye, he’s very familiar with this area. Plus, he knew and enjoyed working with Alex at a previous firm so 3 Rocks was the perfect fit! Ron and his wife Susan have lived in BV since 2016 and enjoy all the outdoor opportunities. He has two daughters: Sarah, a doctor in Oregon, and Kyla, a wildland firefighter in Alamosa. He is an avid trail runner, enjoying Colorado’s many trails and can usually find a dry one with the sunshine we get! He also enjoys backpacking and hiked the Colorado Trail in 2016 and the California portion of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2022.

Jared Roberts

Jared was born and raised in Cañon City. With a love for Cañon's small-town atmosphere, Jared and his wife Alia hope to recreate a similar environment in Colorado Springs. He joined 3 Rocks for its company culture and the opportunity to expand into the local market. He also holds a minor in humanitarian engineering and aims to contribute to any overseas efforts in the future. Outside of work, his hobbies include anything music and outdoors, having hiked about 1/3 of the state's 14ers, and is a growing mountain bike enthusiast. He also has a passion for cooking and making smoked BBQ. Having met his wife through church, they both share a passion for community and worship music. They have a one-year-old daughter, Aliza. We're very grateful to add Jared to the team!

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Randy Milam

We’re so thankful to have Randy join our team! Randy comes with an extensive range of experience needed to help 3 Rocks further serve our neighbors to the best of our abilities! Randy was born and raised in Pueblo but moved to Cañon City with his wife, Ginger, to be closer to her parents. They raised their three children here and have been active leaders in our community. You may recognize him from the court as he officiated local high school basketball games for over 20 years and high school volleyball for 10 years. You may also recognize his voice as he is currently the Public Address Announcer for Florence High School sports. Randy also enjoys spending time with his adorable grandchildren.

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Morgan Heggie

Morgan wanted somewhere to work where there was room to learn and grow with a good work environment and sought out 3 Rocks! He's a great addition for us and we're happy to have him! Morgan has been in Cañon most of his life with his parents and three siblings. He enjoys hanging out with family, going on hikes, mountain biking, playing basketball, playing guitar, and listening to music outside of work. 

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Miles Small

Miles has always preferred living in smaller mountain towns. He had visited Cañon City many times to kayak, climb, and bike the local recreational opportunities. Combining his love for the area with a new job opportunity with a great company- plus affordable housing opportunities on top of that- this seemed like the perfect community to start anew. Miles appreciates that 3 Rocks' values align with his own and has a track record of success and future potential, not to mention coworkers who care about each other and their community. He is a dedicated mountain athlete outside of work and spends his time whitewater kayaking, snowboarding, rock climbing, biking, running, and practicing yoga. He’s excited to continue growing services for 3 Rocks and the community and serve and mentor others in this role. He's the perfect addition to our team and we're thankful he chose 3 Rocks!

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Adam Ferdinandson

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Jennifer Irvine

Adam chose to work at 3 Rocks as he enjoyed working with Miles in the past and the company culture seemed to be a great fit for him. Outside of work he spends most of his time running and training for ultramarathons. He is also a coach and if he had unlimited time, he'd probably play way more golf as well! He is married and has been with his wife since their sophomore year of high school. They have a dog and absolutely love their place in Fort Collins. We're happy to have Adam on board!

Ian Malone

Ian originally came to Cañon City from Springfield, MO, to work as a raft guide when he noticed 3 Rocks was a sponsor for the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival. He began to fall in love with the idea of chasing both his hobbies and profession in Cañon City, still working as a raft guide on the weekends and became a summer intern with us. After graduating college in MO, we're thankful he is back at 3 Rocks full time and is excited to embrace the Cañon City lifestyle! Outside of work, he loves to (surprise) white water raft, ski, and play disc golf with friends.

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Keith Troutman

As Keith had prior engineering & design experience in high school, he was drawn to 3 Rocks knowing he could expand and grow those skills while working in a great work environment. Outside of work, he spends his time hanging out with friends and family, exercising, riding his side-by-side and four wheelers, and playing video games. He stays very involved with his church and is a student leader for the youth there. On occasion, he even makes his own music!  Keith was born and raised in Cañon City and we're thankful he's investing his talents here!

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Ashton Beicker

Ashton is drawn to the ideal size of Cañon City and the warmth of this community. He was inspired by his brother's report of 3 Rocks and decided to explore a new line of work. He is passionate about photography, driving, visiting small mountain towns, and spending quality time with good friends. He has awesome parents and two delightful dogs. Also, he has always had a reptile friend, whether chameleons or geckos, and currently has a little crested gecko. We're grateful to have Ashton with us!

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Nathan Curtis

Originally from Tennessee, Nathan had an internship with Engineering Ministries International in Colorado Springs years ago where he also met his wife, Serena. They fell in love with Colorado and have wanted to move back ever since. The culture, the people, and the location drew them to 3 Rocks. They appreciated the focus on humility and service to all both internally and externally. After meeting the staff here, he knew it would be a great place to work. Prior to visiting, they had never heard of Cañon City but quickly fell in love with the outdoor activities and quiet nature of the town.

Nathan has many hobbies, including being outdoors, hiking, good food, board games, and "maker" hobbies such as 3D printing, woodworking, and laser engraving! They have a son and two daughters. He’s very excited to be here and to serve the people of Cañon City and beyond-- and we’re very thankful to have such a great addition to our team!

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Keith Clemans

Keith has lived in the Cañon City area for most of his life and came back to be closer to family. He has observed the growth of 3 Rocks and admired the community involvement and the teamwork present and wanted to be a part of the team with its positive atmosphere, energy, and ambition. The position also aligned with a life-long dream and career goal. Outside of work he enjoys most anything involving travel and adventure – with a must for music. We’re thankful Keith has joined the team and will only improve it further!

Jennifer and her husband grew up in Fremont County and are now raising their family here.  She is passionate about the Royal Gorge Region and is involved in many local service organizations and the community.  She was impressed with the principles and culture that have been established within 3 Rocks as well as how the team has established itself in the community and region and would like to support that effort. She brings invaluable expertise within private practice as well as the Public Works and Community Development arena, having been in roles such as the County Engineer for El Paso, the most populous county in the state of Colorado. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband Derek and two daughters, volunteering in the community, hunting, fishing, and shooting sports.

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