Fourth Quarter Newsletter - 2022
We're Hiring!
Project Engineer Position
We're hiring! Blackstone is looking an entry-level Project Engineer in our Overland Park, Kansas, office. If you're interesting, click on the link below or share with other qualified individuals!

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Welcome to Blackstone
M. Wayne Blackbourn, PE, PLS joins Blackstone as a Senior Project Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor. Wayne is originally from Coffeyville, Kansas and has a degree from Kansas State University in Land Surveying & Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas.
Wayne has worked for 30 years in the public sector for city, state, and county governments with a variety of experiences. When he isn't working, Wayne enjoys spending time on the farm with his family and eight grandchildren, reading, and volunteering in his church community. 
Fun in the Field & the Office
Colorful Colorado
Tyler Sundell, PG was able to get out and experience some beautiful parts of Colorado. Here he is at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado.

We also want to congratulate Tyler on passing the ASBOG exam and becoming a licensed Professional Geologist in Kansas.
Chili Cook Off
The chilly weather coincided perfectly with our annual chili cook-off at the office. We enjoyed a delicious lunch with samples of several different chilis, also soup and gumbo, and sweet treats brought in by our staff.

Megan Ostrand was awarded the chili cook-off champion with her white chicken chili! Talking and sharing yummy food makes days like this so much fun. We are looking forward to many more!
Blackstone's 12th Birthday!
We are thankful for everyone who has worked with us these past 12 years and are excited about where our future is going!

Happy Birthday, Blackstone!
Drone Selfie
Tyler Huff, EIT, poses for a drone selfie while staying warm out in the field.
Holiday Party
The team got together at Brick House KC for an evening of games, gifts, and food! The attire was festive and the Jeopardy game was competitive.
Networking Events
Emily Smart, Krista Brodersen, and Eric Sonsthagen attended the Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Conference in Bettendorf, Iowa. They worked the booth and donated some items for auction.
Growing Sustainable Communities Conference
Emily Smart and Krista Brodersen attended the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference in Dubuque, Iowa. They gave away lots of cool Blackstone swag.
Nebraska SWANA Fall Conference
Eric Sonsthagen attended the Nebraska Solid Waste Association of North American (SWANA) Fall Conference in XXX. Eric attended presentations and participated in site visits to several different solid waste facilities to learn more about their operations and structures.

Conference attendees could get up close and learn about the new Bomag landfill compactor (pictured) at the Loup Central Landfill.
Also, congratulations to Eric on being elected as Vice President of the Nebraska SWANA Chapter!
Blackstone Speaking Engagements
Read the latest blog post featuring Krista Brodersen, senior project manager, and her speaking engagements promoting Blackstone's services and educating the public on Brownfields Redevelopment.

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29th Annual Kansas Hydrology Seminar
Theresa Ferguson attended the 29th Annual Kansas Hydrology Seminar on Friday, November 18, 2022, at the Lied Center of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. The seminar was sponsored by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) Kansas City Omaha (KCO) section.

Theresa and her co-chair, Julie WestHoff of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, have coordinated the seminar for almost 10 years! The seminar was well attended this year with presentations given by various professionals in the industry pertaining to Kansas water and groundwater resources.
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