Lilian Avak

Lilian has been the office manager at AES since 2012. She is a TUV certified ISO 9002 (International Standard Organization for Management) auditor, and a Landmark Education graduate in the “Team Management & Leadership” program and the “Communication” courses. She has earned her B.A. degree in Language Art & German-Farsi Translation from Azad University in Tehran – Iran.  She is also a musician, music educator, and the choir conductor at Homenetmen’s Ararat chapter since 2014.

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Beainy (Eve) Ohanian

Eve graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from California State University, Los Angeles, in 2013. She joined the AES team in June of 2014, while continuing her education as a Masters Student in Environmental Engineering at California State University, Fullerton. She is also enrolled in the A.D.N. nursing program at Glendale Community College.  Eve spends her weekends volunteering at a number of animal welfare volunteer services, including Pasadena Humane Society and the Wildlife Waystation in Little Tujunga.  

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Stella Eyvazi

Stella joined Applied Earth Sciences in August, 2015, after moving from Iran to Los Angeles with her family. She has extensive administration experience with companies like Toyo Engineering Corp, Mitsui & Co., as well as in various engineering, seismic, and petrochemical departments in the city of Tehran, Iran. She graduated with her B.A. in English-Farsi translation from the Language Arts Department of Azad University in 1999. In her free time, Stella enjoys exploring new destinations, swimming, and cooking new recipes for her family.

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Arsham (Marshall) Hayrikian

Arsham (Marshall) graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2012. Marshall joined the AES team in the summer of 2014 as a staff & field engineer and got his Los Angeles Building and Safety Deputy Grading Inspector license in June of 2015. Prior to joining AES, Marshall has had several years of experience working with different sized engineering companies, including a stint at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and private sectors in Orange County and Austin, Texas, working on a variety of projects ranging from dam/reservoir, bridge, tunnel and wind turbine design & construction to power plant assessment. At AES, Marshall’s responsibilities include engineering analysis, project management, field work, and inspections. Marshall recently passed his professional engineering license test. In his spare time Marshall enjoys playing sports, mountaineering, watching sports as well as traveling.

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Austin Mathevosian

Austin has been working with AES since September, 2008. Austin is currently pursuing a degree in Geography at Pasadena City College. He currently holds a certificate From PCC in Construction Inspection, and recently obtained his Deputy Grading Inspector license in 2017. Due to his love of being outdoors, Austin spends most of his time on the field performing percolation tests, field inspections prior to construction, and installing methane probes. In his free time, Austin is involved in many extracurricular sports leagues, including softball and football. He also spends his weekends restoring classic cars.

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Caro Minas, CE, GE

Caro Minas founded AES in 1985 after working with a number of major national and international engineering firms for 12 years. He received his BS (’75) and MS (’76) degrees in civil and geotechnical engineering, respectively, from California State University, Los Angeles. In addition to his extensive experience in California and Nevada, he has conducted…

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David Ohanian

David joined Applied Earth Sciences in January 2016 as a soil technician, after deciding to shift his career choice toward Geologic Sciences. He assists the laboratory manager in various tasks, such as running the shear and consolidation tests and ASTM D-1557 Maximum Density Tests. He also assists in fieldwork, including methane probe installations, compaction testing & observations. He is currently studying for the ICC inspector exam, in addition to finishing an A.S. Degree at Pasadena College in Construction Inspection – Engineering and Industrial Technologies. David is also a professional musician, touring with various international singers around the world.

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Eric Bingham

Eric received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University Northridge in 2016. He began working for Applied Earth Sciences in the summer of 2015 as an engineering intern and eventually received a full time position as a field engineer after he graduated. Eric received his Deputy Grading License from the City of Los Angeles Building and Safety in November, 2017. Some of Eric’s duties in the company include inspections, managing drilling, and calculating engineering analyses. He aspires to get his master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering in the near future. Some of his interests within civil engineering include geotechnical, water resource and transportation. In his free time, Eric enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and spelunking.

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Raffi Galestanian

Raffi came to AES in 2001 with over 20 years of drilling and construction experience with a number of large engineering and construction firms, including Halliburton and InterDrill. At AES, Raffi manages our materials testing laboratory, and serves as a valuable mentor to staff engineers and technicians. Additionally, Raffi oversees all drilling activities, ensuring timely scheduling of field work and soil sampling. He is also responsible for quality control in the soils Testing Laboratory. Additionally, Raffi performs field observations for shoring piles, foundation piles, drainage systems, and compaction tests.

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Reza Ghamsari

Reza has been employed as a staff engineer for AES since 1994. He received his BS degree in civil engineering from Fresno State University and holds certificates in environmental engineering. Reza is a seasoned veteran in field inspections, including grading, shoring, and deputy work. He also holds certificates in wastewater treatment, hazardous materials, and environmental biology. Reza provides consultation and advice and mentorship to younger field engineers, and routinely oversees all AES field observation and testing programs during course of construction. Reza is a Registered Deputy Grading Inspector and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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