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It's all in the team

Meet the Element Team

The team at Element shares the same values and vision as the community we serve. We are motivated by the idea that the best work is a product of diligence, quality, and knowledge. 

If you are interested in joining the Element Team, see our Jobs page for current open positions!

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Jacob L. Miller, EI​

President - Materials Engineer​

Licenses:  EI – CO, #67598

With over 20 years of experience providing materials testing and inspection for clients like the University of Wyoming and consulting on Federal Highway Administration projects, Jake brings a wealth of knowledge to the Element team. Jake is one of only three ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspectors in the state of Wyoming, and we are proud to offer his senior level guidance and unique expertise on all of our projects.

Certifications

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Construction Special Inspector
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Field Testing Technician
  • Nuclear Gauge Certified
  • WYDOT Portland Cement Concrete
  • WYDOT Soils, Aggregate, and Asphalt Technician #3913
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Jessica A. Klein, PE​

VP of Engineering - Materials Engineer

Licenses:  PE – WY, #14287, 2013

Jessica is a Wyoming licensed Professional Engineer and serves as our materials engineer and project manager. Jessica is highly skilled and educated in the geotechnical, materials testing, and inspection field. She is an experienced mix designer with knowledge about most of the geology and aggregates in the northern rocky mountain region. As a project manager, Jessica has managed Quality Assurance and Quality Control testing on a diverse array of projects from local parking lots to multimillion dollar Federal Highway reconstruction projects.

Certifications

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Aggregate Testing Technician
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Testing Technician
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Strength Testing Technician
  • Nuclear Gauge Certified
  • WYDOT Portland Cement Concrete
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Andrew Steen

VP of Operations - Special Inspector

As the second of only three ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspectors in the state of Wyoming, Andrew serves a lead inspector for vertical inspection projects. He has helped establish Element’s nuclear density gauge program and maintains it as the Radiation Safety Officer. Andrew also oversees Element’s day to day operations to ensure consistent quality and timeliness for deliverables. 

Certifications

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Construction Special Inspector
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Aggregate Testing Technician
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Strength Testing Technician
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Field Testing Technician
  • International Code Council (ICC) Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector
  • International Code Council (ICC) Structural Masonry Special Inspector
  • Nuclear Gauge Certified
  • WYDOT Soils, Aggregate, and Asphalt Technician #6071
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Taylor Beck

LABORATORY MANAGER - LANDER, WY

Taylor is an experienced technician who has stepped up to become our new Lander Laboratory Manager. He has helped to maintain our national accreditation with AASHTO Resource and continues to be an integral part of our growing team.

Certifications

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Field Testing Technician
  • Nuclear Gauge Certified
  • WYDOT Soils, Aggregate, and Asphalt Technician #9856