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David Orthengren and Isaac Purseglove Join HEI

HEI welcomes two new employees, David Orthengren and Isaac Purseglove. David joins as a GIS Technician located in Maple Grove and Isaac joins as Civil Technician located in Minot.

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David Orthengren

David Orthengren joins HEI as a GIS Technician in our Maple Grove Office. David will work closely with engineers and scientists to collect and create data to generate project maps with ESRI ArcGIS software. His work will largely help water management organizations serve their communities by maintaining their water resources. Originally from Delano, MN, David earned his bachelor’s degree in environment, sustainability and geography with a minor in GIS from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies: Guitar, video games, traveling, and snowboarding
  • Family: I have been married to my wife, Olivia, since October
  • Pets: Dog named Nova
  • Most Memorable Vacation: Lake Como, Italy, and the villages in the hills nearby
  • Most Memorable Concert: Alice in Chains
  • Favorite Food: I love a BBQ bacon burger
  • Favorite Podcast: 2 Bears 1 Cave 
  • Favorite Movie Genre: Thriller/mystery
  • Favorite Sports: F1 Racing, football
  • Favorite Season: Winter (when it is not blisteringly cold out)
  • Currently Reading: The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy
  • Currently Watching: I am always rewatching The Office and Parks and Recreation
  • On My Playlist: Hard rock and metal, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Pantera
  • Work Fuel: Red Bull
  • Dream Car: MK4 Toyota Supra
  • What do you love about your community? I love that there is always something to do. New restaurants to try, new things to see, new experiences to have, and great people to do it with.
  • I’m excited to be a part of the HEI team because I am looking forward to new challenges, meeting new people, and advancing my career.

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Isaac Purseglove

Isaac Purseglove joins HEI as a Civil Technician in our Minot office. Isaac will work with project managers to develop project specifications, designs, reports, and communications as well as perform construction observation and inspections.

Originally from Plainfield, MA, Isaac recently earned his associate of applied science degree in engineering technology from Bismarck State College. Before joining HEI, he worked in various surveying and technician roles for different organizations, including the US Air Force.

Fun Facts:

  • Hobbies: Golf, mountain biking, and board games
  • Most Memorable Vacation: 2019 bicycle trip from Minot to Illinois
  • Top Destination on Bucket List: New Zealand
  • Favorite Food: Gyros
  • Favorite Movie Genre: Comedy
  • Favorite Season: Fall
  • I’m excited to be a part of the HEI team because I get to work with a great team while pursuing my professional goals.
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