Justin R. Ring, P.E.
Megan L. Crutcher, P.E., CFM
Jennifer L. Elms, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
Angela L. Howes, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
Philip W. Huseman, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
Brice A. Stanford, P.E.
Justin R. Ring, P.E. - Principal
Texas A&M University
Civil Engineering – 2000
Texas Board of Professional Engineers #95863
Focusing on the people of the industry as well as the “numbers” of the project have allowed Justin R. Ring, P.E. to become successful in the municipal utility district and land development community of the Greater Houston area. Graduating from Texas A&M University with a civil engineering degree, Mr. Ring has worked with land development and special district projects for nearly twenty years.
Mr. Ring served as engineering project manager for many communities in the area. Although many of his projects have been located in Fort Bend County, he has created communities throughout the region, working closely with developers to create communities for future home-owners, many of them achieving the American Dream of homeownership for the first time.
Justin has worked with numerous municipal utility districts (MUDs) throughout the Greater Houston region, including Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria and Colorado Counties. He enjoys working directly with the residents and communities in which he serves as the engineer and has a strong skill in communicating technical information to residents of a community.
As part of his commitment to the municipal utility district community, Mr. Ring served on the Board of Trustees for the Association of Water Board of Directors for five years. He served in many roles within the Association, including serving as the President of the Association from 2013 through 2014 and as Immediate Past President from 2014 until June 2016. During his time with the Association, he worked with industry experts to promote and defend utility districts with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and State and Local legislators and agencies.
While dedication to his projects and clients is a large part of his success, Mr. Ring also builds relationships in his industry and community by working in neighborhood and civic organizations. Justin helped to create an Infrastructure Division of the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance (then Richmond-Rosenberg Chamber of Commerce) and served as its chair for seven years, earning Committee Member of the Year award from the Chamber in 2008 and 2012. Other community organizations that Justin currently serves on include Fort Bend County Levy Improvement District No. 11, First United Methodist Church Missouri City and Chancel Choir, and the Friends of the Arts, which is a community fine arts support organization. He is an active member of the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council and supports his clients’ communities as though he was a resident.
Justin sees that his career path has been successful, but he would be the first to tell you that the foundation of his success has come from the home. He and his wife, Erin, along with their two children, Audrey and Grayson, live in Richmond, Texas. It is the roots that he has put down in the community, with his family and neighbors, which support him in his success.
Megan L. Crutcher, P.E., CFM - Principal
Texas Tech University
Civil Engineering – 2007
Texas Board of Professional Engineers #109803
Ms. Crutcher’s passion for civil engineering and her ability to create a true team centered environment has enabled her to excel in the land development community. Graduating from Texas Tech University, she moved home to the Houston-area and has started her career in Hydrology and Hydraulics and eventually shifted to Land Development. Through her work in these areas of engineering she developed her analytical, detail oriented and outside-the-box thinking approach to finding solutions that best fit the client’s needs.
Throughout her career, Ms. Crutcher has served as Project Manager on a variety of projects, ranging in topography and size, from sites smaller than one acre to greater than 2,400 acres. Her projects have ranged in location and governing agencies, such as Harris County, Brazoria County, Fort Bend County, City of Houston, City of Tomball, City of Alvin and the City of Angleton.
Megan has worked with numerous special Districts including serving as the District engineer for multiple MUDs in and around Harris and Fort Bend Counties, as well as PID’s in the City of Tomball and the City of Alvin. Megan has an intuitive ability to understand the multiple, intricate and varying moving parts that are critical to successfully managing teams and projects of varying magnitudes. In addition, Megan has worked on many Low Impact Design projects within the Houston and surrounding areas.
As a respected professional and industry expert, Megan has been asked to speak at several conferences and forums related to land development and MUDs. In 2016, she co-authored an article which was published in Land and Water Magazine on low impact development (LID) that addressed how LID was utilized.
Megan knows she has had a very successful and meaningful career, but she would not have achieved this without the support of her family. Having grown up in the Houston area, she and her husband, Matthew, knew they wanted to set-up roots in the area. They have settled in Cinco Ranch, located in Katy, Texas with three children, Kaitlyn, Hailey and Declan. Being the oldest of eight siblings, Megan’s extended family in and around Houston also contribute to the strong foundation that has supported her in her career.
Angie Howes - Senior Project Manager
Texas A&M University
Civil Engineering – 1996
Texas Board of Professional Engineers #88510
Ms. Howes decided she wanted to be an engineer in the 7th grade when she won a math and science award from the Society of Women Engineers. Earning a degree at Texas A&M was a given as this was the college attended by her father and uncle. Her favorite courses were traffic engineering and because of this she interned three summers with the Texas Department of Transportation. Angie worked in the laboratory testing samples and assisting with construction management of road crews. Upon graduation she accepted a position with the Harris County Engineering Traffic Department. She spent half her time designing traffic signals, preparing traffic control plans and conducting warrant studies and the other half reviewing construction plans produced by private engineering companies.
Angie’s second favorite course at Texas A&M was land planning and she knew she eventually wanted a job in that field. Four years later when given the opportunity to transition from the public to the private sector working in land development she jumped at the chance. She started off designing single-family land development projects and this naturally led to working with municipal utility district (MUD) clients. In her over 20-year career, Ms. Howes has worked with land developers on subdivisions in Harris and Montgomery Counties. She has served as District Engineer for MUDs in Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Waller and Galveston Counties and created several of these. Her focus at Odyssey Engineering Group is MUDs and she currently serves as a MUD Board Director in her neighborhood MUD.
Angie and her family spend free time at their country house outside of Houston where they have acreage and the only sounds are from nature.
Philip W. Huseman, P.E. - Project Manager
Texas A & M University
Civil Engineering – 1997
Texas Board of Professional Engineers #95720
Envisioning his role as an extension of city staff has allowed Philip Huseman to gain the trust of city managers, public works directors, planners, and council members. Graduating from Texas A&M University with a with a B.S. in civil engineering, Mr. Huseman has worked in numerous cities designing municipal projects for over 15 years.
Philip has worked in cities in the greater Houston area and along with cities in East Texas. Prior to working for Odyssey, he served as the city engineer for cities like Clute, Edna, Hempstead, Morgan’s Point, and Richwood to name a few. Some of his projects include new water wells, water storage tanks, drainage improvements, water main and sewer line design, and wastewater treatment plant improvements. In the last five years he has overseen the design and construction of over $4,000,000 in water and sanitary sewer improvements. He enjoys meeting with and spending time with City plant operators to go over their problems and concerns and finds ways to solve their problems.
In addition to his role as serving in the capacity of the city engineer, he has worked as a project manager for pedestrian trail projects, street reconstruction projects, reclaim pump station and transmission lines, and developed water and sewer master plans. Mr. Huseman has been involved on managing large scale projects with $13 million in construction costs down to $50,000. He strives to produce quality engineering documents and seeks to find cost saving solutions. Some of these include analyzing the protentional for slope lining existing storm sewer lines and or pipe bursting options to minimize open cut construction activities in your cities.
Philip attributes his professional career success to a senior engineer who took the time to mentor him and answer all his questions in detail. He has a passion to mentor and develop young engineers so they too increase their knowledge and skill set to help them and the communities in which they work.
Philip grew up in the Spring Branch area of Houston. After graduation from Texas A&M he chose to begin his career in East Texas. In the last five years he moved back to the Houston area and resides in the Richmond/ Fulshear area of Fort Bend County with his family of four.
Matthew A. Gilbert - Project Manager
Mr. Gilbert has always prided himself on his quality of work, responsiveness to the client and going the extra mile to get a project right the first time. Following these high morals, Matthew has built a very respectful reputation with his clients, in both the public and private sector. Since the early 2000’s, he has managed many successful projects in and around the greater Houston area as well as on a nationwide level.
Matthew began his career in the civil engineering industry as a rodman in the field working for a local survey company. This invaluable experience was critical in becoming a top performing project manager within a few years. Matthew’s career has put him in the lead managing role with multiple K thru 12 campuses, college campus expansions, district athletic stadiums and city emergency facilities. This has taught him how to properly manage a project that is dealing with public funds as it pertains to consultant selection, design requirements, submittal requirements and contractor selection. Mr. Gilbert has also successfully managed numerous commercial retail projects such as convenience stores with fuel sales, fast food restaurants, oil change facilities and office buildings. Mr. Gilbert understands the complexity that each project imposes and his innovative thinking, backed by his years of experience, allow him to identify critical tasks on each project and approach each in a matter to ensure each project is as successful as the one before.
Although Matthew takes great pride in his work, his true cherished gems are his children, Sara and Cole. They have planted their roots in the westside of Houston and spend their family time together exploring the great Houston outdoors, volunteering for local charities and traveling.
Brice A. Stanford - Project Manager
Growing up in a small town of east Texas, Brice has developed strong core values of hard work, dedication and selfless service to others. These core values have driven him to successfully graduate from Texas A&M University with a Civil Engineering Degree and work faithfully in the Houston land development field since graduating in 2011.
Brice has worked on many residential land development projects throughout the greater Houston area with a focus in the Fort Bend County. His experience ranges from a feasibility study to District creation to construction closeout and developer reimbursement. He also has many years of experience working with Municipal Utility Districts throughout the greater Houston area. The most rewarding part of Brice’s career is providing a service that meets and exceeds his Company’s and Client’s expectations.
Brice is very passionate about his occupation, but his true passion belongs to his wife, Alisha and his two sons, Sammy and Carl. He spends as much time with them as possible. He also enjoys being outside. Most of his vacations are spent camping, biking or hunting with his family. Along with loving his family, Brice also loves to serve in his local Church doing a lot of work with the youth.
Jennifer L. Elms - Senior Project Manager
After spending time in the public classroom as a teacher, Jennifer felt the pull of environmental engineering and regulatory work. Little did she know that returning to work on her master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University would lead to designing and overseeing the construction of water and wastewater treatment facilities and working with municipal utility districts through the Greater Houston region.
Through her more than 20 years in the water industry, Jennifer has worked on long range water planning with many local and regional entities, such as Region H and the former Fort Bend County Surface Water Supply Corporation
She continues to be involved in technical work groups and committees dedicated to ensuring safe and plentiful drinking water for southeast Texas.
More recently, she has focused on the planning, permitting, design and construction of groundwater treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants and sanitary lift stations. Her design experience includes wastewater treatment plants as small at 100,000 gallons per day up to large regional facilities that treat up to 6 million gallons per day. After construction on the facility is complete, she continues to work with MUD Operators to rehabilitate aging facilities and work to optimize treatment equipment and processes through expansions and rehabilitation. Jennifer has served as District Engineer to both mature, residential MUDs and regional sewage authorities.
Jennifer is extremely active in her professional organization, American Water Works Association. She has served in leadership roles at the local and state levels and now is active at the Association level, serving as one of six Vice Presidents. When she’s not attending meetings, she can be found pal-ing around with her family. Jennifer also serves on the HC MUD 71 Board of Directors and the Finance Committee at church.