Featured Staff

Meet some of our Featured Employees

Featured Employee:
Chris Hupp

Land Planner and Urban Designer
Salt Lake City

From the time I was seven years old I wanted to be a landscape architect. In time, I broadened my focus and went to the University of Utah to get my Bachelor of Science degree in urban ecology (I’m now in the process of getting my Masters Degree in sustainable transportation from the University of Washington).

After spending several years in marketing, I decided to finally transition over to the urban design field and Psomas was the perfect fit. I think the culture at Psomas is what really sets it apart. The level of care and involvement in its projects and its people is unparalleled.

I love to design projects that create better communities. I work on projects ranging from commercial and mixed-use to residential and civic uses. The working environment here is what I like best, because it’s uplifting and there is always some new puzzle to solve. I’m passionate about what I do.

In my free time, my wife and I love biking, hiking, camping, and playing sports. Studying the Russian language and culture is one of my favorite hobbies though. I did a two-year humanitarian service mission in Ukraine, where I became fluent in the language.

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Featured Employee:
Maira Salcedo

Project Manager
Santa Ana, CA

It’s something of a fluke how I ended up at Psomas. While at Cal State Fullerton, I attended the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists international conference in Phoenix. On the bus ride there I sat next to a Psomas intern, who ended up referring me when her spot became available.

I’ve been at Psomas for 10 years now, working on water/wastewater projects. What I love about my job is that it gives me the opportunity to keep learning and working on new and different projects. Each one is unique and challenging in its own way— like selecting a pump capable of meeting the system demands. I keep getting more and more responsibilities, which supports my desire to develop my skills and move up in the company.

My colleagues at Psomas are an easy-going group and I’ve built some strong relationships here. There’s a group of us that gets together on a regular basis for a variety of fun activities like happy hour, the Long Beach Beer and Taco 5K Run, hiking, etc.

In my free time I love going to boot camp; it really motivates me to get out and exercise. I go with two of my coworkers at 5:30 in the morning!

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