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W. Thomas Skywark, P.E.
President


Tom was born in Bethesda, Maryland and while growing up lived in Madrid, Spain; State College, Pennsylvania; and Richmond, Virginia.  He settled in the Atlanta area in 1968 and decided to pursue an engineering degree at Southern Polytechnic State University.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology.

Tom's first engineering experience was in the offices of Atlanta Building Systems, a framing component manufacturer, under his first mentor Jeff Coulston, P.E.  He started tracing architectural drawings with pencil on vellum used for the layout, design, and erection of wall panels, floor, and roof trusses.

Tom continued in this industry working for several other outfits eventually ending at Structural Wood Systems.  It was while working there that he met Mike Quinn, P.E., a principal of his own consulting engineering company.

Mike gave Tom the biggest opportunity of his life.  He offered him a job as a project engineer. Tom jumped at the chance to finally work in a true engineering design office.  It was during his time working with Mike that Tom became a Professional Engineer.  He stayed on with Mike for a few years after getting his PE license and finally decided to open his own firm.

Tom Skywark, P.C. started business the first of October 2001 and continues today as Skywark Engineering, P.C.

In 2008, Tom decided to open an office in Saint Simons Island where he continues to live.
 


 

Bobby ďChipĒ Aaron, P.E.
Project Engineer


Chip began working for Skywark Engineering in 2003.  Prior to working for Skywark Engineering, Chip worked as a truss designer for an open web wood truss fabrication company.

Chip holds a Bachelorís degree in Agricultural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Systems from the University of Georgia (1998).  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Virginia.

Chip grew up in Jefferson, Georgia, where he currently lives.
 


 

Luke Kennison, P.E., M.S.
Project Engineer


Luke began working for Skywark Engineering in 2006.  Prior to working for Skywark Engineering, Luke worked as a project engineer designing waste water management facilities.

Luke holds a Masterís degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Structural Engineering (2004) and a Bachelorís degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering (2003) from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana, Alabama, Indiana, and Tennessee.

Luke grew up in Atkinson, Georgia and currently lives in Woodstock with his wife and twin daughters.

 


 

Gary Koblasz, P.E., M.S.
Project Engineer


Gary began working for Skywark Engineering in 2006.  Prior to working for Skywark Engineering, Gary designed and tested lightweight pressure vessels for hydrogen storage at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Gary holds a Masterís degree in Civil Engineering: Structural Mechanics and Materials from the Georgia Institute of Technology (2007) and a Bachelorís degree in Agricultural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Systems from the University of Georgia (2005).  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Georgia and Florida.

Gary was born and raised in Sandy Springs.  The youngest of five children, Gary spent much of his childhood helping his father, an engineering professor, build several family homes.  Gary currently lives in Smyrna with his wife and two dogs, and in his free time enjoys working on his own home.
 


 

Greg Gouldthread, E.I.T.
Project Engineer


Greg began working for Skywark Engineering in 2007.  Prior to working for Skywark Engineering, Greg designed mechanically stabilized earth structures, performed surveys, and conducted tests in the soils laboratory for a soil erosion control company.

Greg holds a Bachelorís degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University (2006).  He is a Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) Level 1B Certified Inspector, an ICC Certified Residential Building Inspector, and a Member of Sandy Springs Private Professional Engineer Inspector Program.

Greg grew up in Jonesboro, Georgia and currently lives in Acworth with his wife and two children.
 


 

Linwood Taliaferro
Drafter


Linwood began working for Skywark Engineering in June 2011.  Prior to working for Skywark Engineering, Linwood utilized CADD to design store layouts and drafted documents for churches, parking garages, and multi-scale commercial remodels.

Linwood studied Civil Engineering at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL.

Linwood was born and raised in Florida.  While attending college, Linwood served in the United States Coast Guard. He currently lives in Sandy Springs.
 


 

Sharon Hembree
Office Manager


Sharon has been with Skywark Engineering since August 2011.  Prior to Skywark Engineering, Sharon took time out of the workforce to stay at home with her children.  She also volunteered with her local elementary schoolís PTA and Mothers of Multiples Group.

Sharon holds a Bachelorís degree in Management with an emphasis in accounting from the University of North Carolina, Asheville.  She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Sharon grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and currently lives in Marietta with her husband, daughter, and twin sons.

 


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