Team Member Profiles
Roger Wagoner, FAICP, Team Leader
Roger Wagoner is currently director of community design with BHC Consultants LLC. Wagoner is a certified planner with 35 years of experience in planning, environmental analysis, and community development with work provided throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. He is recognized for his expertise in land use planning and growth management plans, environmental and housing analyses, urban design plans, capital development programs and community facilitation. He excels in team building and project team management and has developed planners' training curriculum for state agencies.
Greg Easton has almost 40 years' experience in providing economic consulting services related to economic and community development in the Pacific Northwest region and elsewhere. As a founding principal of Property Counselors and other regional and national consulting firms, he has worked with public and private clients to identify economic opportunities and impacts. He has specialized experience working with waterfront communities to address issues such as marine commerce, tourism development, and public access. He has worked with cities and port districts to identify realistic levels demands for various water-dependent and water-related uses for key sites.
Tom Kurkowski has been involved in the geospatial field for over a decade. In his current role as Operations Lead at the Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP), Kurkowski leads a highly technical staff in modeling and producing value added products, tools, visualizations, and statistical analyses from historical and projected climate variables. While working for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, his contributions included development of a wildland fire risk model, methodological development of three- dimensional forest typing, mobile GIS application, and the immediate support of wildland fire suppression activities.
Shelly Wade, AICP
Shelly Wade began her career in Southwest Alaska as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer with the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development in 2001. She has worked with a wide range of clients, most recently assisting with updating the Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. Prior to joining Agnew::Beck, as a consultant at Information Insights, Wade worked with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association to develop community strategic plans for Nikolski and St. George. She also worked with the Pauloff Harbor and Unga tribes to develop plans for meeting existing and future needs of tribal members.
Majid Yavary has more than 18 years of experience in the international project/program management, port management, port planning, and marine engineering. He has participated in projects in nearly 50 countries and is qualified in planning, design, and construction of marine structures; design and implementation of large scale capital dredging and reclamation projects; planning, development, and design of container terminals; and marine elements of oil, LNG, LPG, and other liquid bulk import and export terminals. He has served as the principal U.S. representative on the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congress (PIANC) MarCom Working Groups.