Justin R. Ring, P.E.
Megan L. Crutcher, P.E., CFM
Angela L. Peters, P.E.
Mark C. Hodges, P.E.
Group Manager Design & Plan Production
Charlie T. Tang, P.E. LEED AP
Group Manager Site Development
Jerry P. Preston, P.E., CFM
Group Manager Stormwater Services
Dan Edwards, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
Jennifer L. Elms, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
Philip W. Huseman, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
Shannon L. Mack, P.E., CFM
Adam D. Rinehart, P.E.
Seth Samuelson, 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 Peters - Group Manager Municipal Services
Texas A&M University
Civil Engineering – 1996
Texas Board of Professional Engineers #88510
Mrs. Peters 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, Mrs. Peters 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.
Mark C. Hodges, P.E. - Group Manager Design & Plan Production
Mark comes from a family of civil engineers that includes his grandfather, father, brothers and cousins. Having been immersed in the language of engineering at an early age, this provided the interest to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, graduating in 2012.
Mark has gathered substantial experience in planning, design, permitting, bidding and construction management of residential land development projects in many a variety of areas throughout the Greater Houston region, including Brazos County, Brazoria County, Fort Bend County, Harris County, and Montgomery County. A wide range of project have provided Mark with a wealth of engineering and project management opportunities with numerous governing agencies, drainage watersheds, topographical and soil conditions to execute engineering solutions which realize the unique vision of each client. His technical expertise and ability to think outside the box enables him to mentor young engineers and bring real-world solutions to a client’s development needs.
As a Georgia native, Mark initially expected to reside in Houston for a brief period; however, seven years later he has settled into the life of a Houstonian with his wife Carol and their daughter Taylor.
Seth Samuelson, P.E. - Project Manager
Developing a passion for science and technology at a young age, a career in civil engineering was a natural fit for Seth. While working as an engineering intern during his time at Texas A&M, Seth began working in commercial site development and hasn’t looked back. He enjoys and thrives in the challenging, fast paced environment of the site development world.
Since graduating from Texas A & M with a Civil Engineering degree in 2013, Seth’s career has led him to work on a wide variety of commercial site development projects from the initial feasibility phase to seeing the projects through the completion of construction. His highlighted area of experience includes retail sites ranging from single-tenant pad sites to master planned developments, multi-family, hotels, assisted living/memory care, high rises, office parks, medical office, industrial, restaurant, parking expansions, religious establishments, and existing redevelopments/conversions.
Seth has experience working in many jurisdictions in the greater Houston area including: the Counties of Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Galveston Counties; the Cities of Houston, Richmond, Rosenberg, Sugar Land, Seabrook, Baytown, Friendswood, Webster, League City, Conroe, and The Woodlands. Gaining experience across these municipalities has given Seth the ability to develop practical and creative solutions to the unique jurisdiction challenges each site development presents.
Dan Edwards, P.E. - Senior Project Manager
Civil Engineering – 1985
Texas Board of Professional Engineers #85443
Dan is a native Texan who grew up in Pearland and knew at an early age he wanted to be an engineer. Little did young Dan know, his interest in engineering would lead to a career spanning more than three decades and has allowed him to work in a variety of places, from locally in the Houston area, to around the state of Texas, and even internationally in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Libya.
Whether the project is large or small, Dan understands the key to a successful project is fully understanding the goals and objectives of his clients and working collaboratively to mitigate limitations on achieving those goals. His “What can I do to help?” team attitude has given him the opportunities to work with private sector clients ranging from local landowners to national developers and public sector clients ranging from municipal utility districts to foreign governments. With more than 35 years of experience in the industry of providing design, construction, or program management services to his clients, Dan brings a wealth of experience to each of his projects. He is uniquely qualified to bring that level of experience to planning, executing, and delivering projects for his clients. Those experiences enable him to provide cost effective, constructable solutions to his clients while helping them maintain their schedules for delivery.
Charlie T. Tang, P.E. LEED AP – Group Manager Site Development
The University of Texas
Civil Engineering – 2006
Texas Board of Professional Engineers # 120351
With more than 15 years of experience in infrastructure design and project management, Mr. Tang brings a deep understanding of public and privately owned project challenges. As the Site Development Group Manager, Mr. Tang leads a team overseeing projects from award through construction and project closeout.
His experience involves managing projects among various industries including commercial, retail, hospitals, institutional, industrial, manufacturing, multi-family, petroleum/chemical plants and large intricate corporate campuses for oil and gas companies. He is extremely knowledgeable of design criteria as well as regulating requirements of both local and federal agencies. He is an asset and resource to clients, providing clear direction and resolution to engineering and design challenges.
Jerry P. Preston, P.E., CFM – Group Manager Stormwater Services
The University of Houston
Civil Engineering – 1996
Texas Board of Professional Engineers # 90264
Mr. Preston is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas with 25 years of Civil Engineering experience in the Houston area. His career has focused on Hydrology and Hydraulics. Mr. Preston has also worked in construction administration, land development design and Municipal Utility District engineering. These early experiences helped provide a broad understanding of civil engineering design from the public and private perspectives.
Mr. Preston uses a hands-on approach to storm water modeling and is proficient with a broad variety of software, including HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS (1D and 1D/2D), EPA-SWMM, XP-SWMM, HY-8 and ArcGIS. He has personally performed, and supervised teams, who have performed a broad variety of storm water analyses including land development impact analysis and detention design, transportation drainage, bridge and culvert design, floodplain modeling and mapping, FEMA Letters of Map Change (CLOMR, LOMR, LOMR-F), flood reduction projects, floodplain conveyance and mitigation projects, and Low Impact Development analysis and design.
Mr. Preston has performed projects in Fort Bend, Harris, Brazoria, Waller, Austin, Montgomery, and Galveston Counties, as well as in the Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan areas.
Shannon L. Mack, P.E., CFM – Project Manager
Civil Engineering – 2006
Texas Board of Professional Engineers # 111558
For as long as Shannon can remember she always had the desire to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become an engineer. Her love for math and science was nurtured and developed by her family and various mentors throughout her childhood. This continued support led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Southern University and A&M College in her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Clemson University.
This foundation has led to a nearly 15-year career gaining experience within various areas of civil engineering and ultimately becoming a Texan. Shannon’s experience includes environmental engineering related to soil and groundwater remediation, land and site development and construction management. More recently, her focus has been providing design and Hydrologic & Hydraulic (H&H) services to clients. These projects include management and design of channel improvements, detention basins, and drainage improvements within residential areas as well as completion of H&H modeling for use to update Harris County floodplain mapping and design implementation to provide drainage improvements for residential areas.
When not at work, Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband, Terry and three children Caleb, Ava, and Jacob through family vacations and attending sporting events. Shannon is also active with her daughter Ava in Girl Scouts.
Adam D. Rinehart, P.E. – Project Manager
Louisiana State University
Civil Engineering – 2008
Texas Board of Professional Engineers # 116310
Upon graduating from Louisiana State University, Adam moved to the Southeast Louisiana-area where he began his career in flood protection and wetland mitigation projects. Through his work in these areas of engineering he developed an analytical, detail-oriented approach coupled with outside-the-box thinking to craft solutions that best fit the client’s needs. Adam later moved back home to the Houston area where he currently applies those same skills in the residential land development sector.
Throughout his career, Adam has served as Project Manager on an array of projects spanning a broad range of both topography and size. Through these projects he has successfully worked with a number of government agencies including Terrebonne Parish Levee District, Harris County, Montgomery County, and the City of Houston.
Odyssey Engineering Group performs all aspects of our roles with an integrity focused mindset. As said by business man Henry Kravis “If you do not have integrity, you have nothing.” Odyssey prides itself on its direct and honest approach to our profession. We ensure that our clients trust us and our decisions and know that trust is built on integrity.
Odyssey Engineering Group understands that a team centered philosophy is paramount to a successful project. Open communication, team work, collaboration and follow-through are key components of a team centered model. Everyone works for the success of the project and the team!
Communicate, communicate, communicate! Effective, thorough and frequent communication allows projects to run efficiently and eliminates headaches. Internal communication is just as import as communication with clients and governing agencies. Open communication and responsiveness is the number one way to keep a project moving in a positive direction.
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Pay It Forward
Odyssey believes in paying it forward to the employees and communities in which we are involved. This includes on the job training, internal leadership development courses and allowing for flexible work hours. Externally, we emphasize community involvement in local and state-wide organizations, mentorship for young engineers, and participation in volunteering opportunities throughout the community. We will strive to increase our level of involvement in all these activities as we continue to grow and evolve.