About Us

Welch Comer has been consistently providing engineering services to the Northwest for over 40 years. We’ve grown from a two person firm in 1979 to 30 employees with offices in both Coeur d’Alene and Spokane Valley. We’ve intentionally remained small in size to ensure our clients receive the tailored service they deserve.

Our primary focus is to serve the public by providing engineering services to municipal, state, federal, and select private clients. We are an employee owned company that owes our success to providing excellent service to our clients as well as a commitment to providing our employees with a stable, positive, and rewarding place to work.

The Team

Philip Boyd, P.E.

Philip Boyd, P.E.

President

Necia Maiani, P.E.

Necia Maiani, P.E.

Vice President

Matthew Gillis, P.E.

Matthew Gillis, P.E.

Vice President

Steve Cordes, P.E.

Steve Cordes, P.E.

Principal

Melanie Schmidt, CPA

Melanie Schmidt, CPA

Director of Finance and Operations

Michael Hathaway, P.L.S.

Michael Hathaway, P.L.S.

Survey Manager

Ashely Williams, P.E.

Ashely Williams, P.E.

Project Manager/GIS Manager

Melissa Cleveland, P.E.

Melissa Cleveland, P.E.

Project Manager

Adam Dorsey, P.E.

Adam Dorsey, P.E.

Project Engineer

Nathan Wright, P.E.

Nathan Wright, P.E.

Project Engineer

Jack Griffing, E.I.T.

Jack Griffing, E.I.T.

Design Engineer

Derek Huff, E.I.T.

Derek Huff, E.I.T.

Design Engineer

Cody Hodgson, E.I.T.

Cody Hodgson, E.I.T.

Design Engineer

Lyddie Austin, E.I.T.

Lyddie Austin, E.I.T.

Design Engineer

Sandra Sonnen

Sandra Sonnen

Senior CAD Drafter

Julie Lockhart

Julie Lockhart

Senior CAD Drafter

Travis Forsman, L.S.I.T.

Travis Forsman, L.S.I.T.

CAD Technician

Jonathan Yaude

Jonathan Yaude

CAD Technician

Greg George

Greg George

Senior Survey Technician

Ron Rojas

Ron Rojas

Survey Crew Chief

Thomas Tucker

Thomas Tucker

Survey Party Chief

Danielle Dugdale

Danielle Dugdale

Bookkeeper

Debra Turner

Debra Turner

Project Administrator

Sylvia Tarman

Sylvia Tarman

Project Administrator

Lindsay Spencer

Lindsay Spencer

Administrative Assistant

Dakota Straine

Dakota Straine

Administrative Assistant

Courtney Kramer

Courtney Kramer

Public Involvement Specialist

James Tucker

James Tucker

Resident Project Representative

Eric Durpos

Eric Durpos

Resident Project Representative

Pat Dingman

Pat Dingman

Resident Project Representative

(208) 664-5946

Coeur d'Alene Office

330 E Lakeside Ave, Ste 101
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Spokane Valley Office

5620 E Desmet Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

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