GLR Engineers was co-founded by Jacob Gokey, Joe Lane and Logun Rasmussen with over 35 years of combined structural engineering experience. With a wealth of knowledge and project experience, the founders of GLR Engineers are enthusiastic about becoming one of the top engineering firms in the nation.
Licensed Structural and Professional Engineer Jacob Gokey has over a decade of experience in structural engineering. Jacob has had the opportunity to provide structural design on a wide variety of project types across the country, performing design and construction administration for single-family residential, multi-family residential, retail, commercial, municipal, institutional and mixed-use developments. Jacob’s favorite project types include designing multi-story wood-framed buildings and elevated concrete structures. Jacob has also worked with wood framing, masonry, conventional and tilt-up concrete, and steel framed structures—including the coordination of pre-engineered metal structure foundations.
Jacob provides clients with a hard-working, realistic design philosophy dedicated to the success of the projects he is involved in. Jacob’s passion is problem solving and that is what keeps him coming back every day as a structural engineer.
Most recently, Jacob was president of Gokey Engineering for 2 years. Prior to that he was a structural project manager at DCI Engineers. Jacob saw the opportunity for increased growth, performance, and client satisfaction with the foundation of GLR Engineers.
Jacob graduated alongside co-founder, Logun Rasmussen, from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 2004. He is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
In his personal time, Jacob enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, camping, and fishing with his father. His favorite destinations include the Queen Charlotte Islands, Lake Chelan, and anywhere with his wife, Annie. He is also an avid supporter of Washington State University athletics with football season tickets and travels across the country to watch the Cougs play away games.
Licensed Structural and Professional Engineer Joe Lane is committed to providing clients with first-class consulting services. He has more than ten years of professional consulting and design experience, and spent an additional four years as an owner and a general contractor in the construction industry.
Joe has worked on all sides of the construction industry and has assisted on projects ranging from $5,000 to $500 million. Most recently he was the owner of Lane Structural Engineering. Prior to that he was a structural project manager at DC Engineering. Lane has also served as a structural engineer at Lochsa Engineering.
In addition to working at GLR Engineers, Joe teaches structural engineering review courses to licensed Professional Engineers preparing to take the Structural Engineering Exam through the School of PE. He has also been an expert witness and consultant for legal cases. Joe earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Boise State University. He is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Idaho (SEAI), Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Growing up in the small town of Challis, Idaho taught Joe the value of hard work, accountability, innovation and integrity. He approaches each project with these values, and that’s why clients trust him. Outside the office, Joe enjoys traveling with his wife Ashley and trying new foods and drinks. He also likes skiing, golfing, hiking, biking and camping.
Licensed Structural and Professional Engineer Logun Rasmussen brings a passion for creative solutions to GLR. Logun comes from a background of working in the construction industry fields of residential, commercial and road construction. He also has more than 13 years of experience as a consulting engineer on a variety of projects across the United States, from small to large and private sector to government-funded. When taking on a project, Logun focuses on quality, craftsmanship, design and innovation. His specialties include wood, CLT, steel, and pre-cast concrete. Logun specializes in Design-Build projects that are fast track and team oriented projects.
Logun earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Washington State University in 2004. Logun went to work for DCI Engineers straight out of school and spent 11+ years working there, starting as a Project Engineer and ending as an Associate before leaving to co-found GLR Engineers. Logun belongs to Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW), Associated General Contractors (AGC), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Outside of the office, Logun likes to bowhunt, flyfish, ski, ride horses and mountain bike—basically anything he can do outdoors. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer. Growing up in the rural northwest has helped Logun find a good balance between hard work and play.
Jeremy Sink brings over seven years of structural drafting and design experience to the GLR team. He has worked on many different project types, including wood, precast concrete, post-tensioned concrete, steel, and masonry. Jeremy is an asset to the team, he enjoys challenging himself with new project types and constantly learning new software programs to help GLR grow with the industry standards.
Jeremy earned his Computer Aided Drafting and Design degree from ITT Technical Institute. Upon completing his degree he was hired by a steel stud and grain bin manufacturing company in the engineering department. After two years he took his talents to DCI Engineers and Coffman Engineers where he continued his career as a structural designer for five years before joining the GLR team.
On Jeremy’s days off, he enjoys traveling with his wife, Jes. They enjoy cheering on the Seattle Sounders, wine tasting in Walla Walla, exploring San Diego and playing with their puppy Bodhi.
Licensed Professional Engineer Thomas (Will) Chivers, brings 8 years of structural consulting experience to GLR. After graduating from Boise State University with a Civil Engineering degree in 2012, Will had the opportunity to work at architectural and engineering consulting firms that have provided him with a wide array of design experience prior joining GLR in 2020.
At Cushing Terrell and CSHQA Will learned the value of working closely with his fellow architects and design team to produce a cost effective, efficient, and sustainable building designs that the client can take pride in.
As a project engineer, from Tamarack Grove Engineering in Boise, ID to Peoples Associates in San Jose, CA and back to Boise with Lochsa Engineering in 2019, Will learned the importance of cultivating client relationships and successfully managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with teamwork.
Will’s design experience started with custom homes, commercial remodels, and nonstructural equipment anchorage. Over the years Will has worked on a variety of projects where he has designed, Mission Critical data centers, multi- story modular hotels and apartments as well as mixed-use commercial facilities. In that time, he has provided structural consulting services for shipping container homes and dormitories, seismic retrofits of masonry structures, existing building evaluations and the occasional art sculpture.
Will enjoys his career in structural engineering because of the innovation that comes with a variety of projects and the many relationships he gets to develop with each design team, contractor, and his fellow engineers. He enjoys working with them to produce a safe and successful project.
After work, Will and his Wife, Emily, can be found walking the streets of Boise looking for nachos and a good beer to wash them down. They enjoy, hiking, camping, golfing, and traveling to music and sporting events.
Licensed Professional Engineer Trevor Anderson started his structural design career during his senior year at Boise State University in 2012 interning for a local engineering firm, Riverstone Structural Concepts. He created 3D-models, drafted plans, and provided basic engineering support to project engineers. After graduation he joined Riverstone as a project engineer until August of 2016 when he joined the team at GLR Engineers.
Trevor has worked on a variety of projects including high end custom homes, multi-family housing, mixed-use developments, and commercial projects across the country. His specialty is timber construction although he also likes tackling masonry, steel, and concrete projects. He takes pride in finding effective solutions to complex problems and providing a quality product to clients.
Structural Engineering is exciting to Trevor because it gives him an opportunity to learn and problem solve every day. He enjoys the challenges of the design process and seeing ideas turned into reality. Trevor is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Idaho (SEAI).
Outside of the office, Trevor likes to fish, hike, ski, raft, swim, play co-ed softball, and wakesurf/wakeboard (when someone is nice enough to take him on their boat). Trevor also enjoys spending time with his family and fiancé, especially at his Grandfathers cabin in Hebgen Lake, Montana.
Andrew Smith began his design career in 2015 during his Sophomore year at Boise State University by interning for a local engineering firm, Materials Testing and Inspection. There he performed on-site geotechnical investigations, wrote geotechnical reports and performed on-site compaction tests. After one year at Materials Testing and Inspection, Andrew began working at another local engineering firm, Tamarack Grove Engineering where he focused on structural design. While working at Tamarack Grove Engineering Andrew continued his coursework at Boise State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in May of 2018.
While at Tamarack Grove Engineering, Andrew worked on a variety of projects including specialty engineering, single family homes, multi-family housing, commercial spaces, and tenant improvements located across the United States and Canada. Andrew passed the NCEES PE Civil: Structural exam in the Spring of 2019.
Andrew grew up passionate about building things as a child such as Legos, furniture, and various home improvement projects with his father. Math concepts came very naturally to him and he enjoyed the problem-solving aspect of math problems. Structural engineering was a very natural career for Andrew as it combines his two passions of building and problem solving. He is continually intrigued by learning the many new concepts that are presented to him in his structural engineering career.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys hiking, backpacking, rafting, golfing, skiing, playing board games, trying new restaurants, and traveling.
Licensed Structural and Professional Engineer Ashley Cagle comes to GLR with over seven years of structural design experience in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ashley got her start designing high end homes and performing seismic retrofits of wood and concrete commercial spaces. From there, Ashley designed numerous new wood-over-concrete-podium structures, including one of the first five-story wood structures in San Jose, California. Her portfolio also includes midrise steel and concrete buildings, historical seismic retrofits, and industrial work, including nonstructural equipment anchorage. While in California, Ashley was active on the SEAONC Younger Members Forum, serving as vice-chair and chair for two years. She currently serves as an associate member on ASCE 7-22.
Ashley became a Structural Engineer because of her passion to make a difference in her community. She gets great satisfaction from seeing projects through construction and watching how they become part of the local landscape, successfully serving those who use them. Ashley also loves the collaborative effort involved in delivering a successful project and believes this is the key to building lasting client relationships. She aims to anticipate the needs of the architect, project owner, and contractor, working closely with all team members to provide the best solution for everyone.
Outside of work, Ashley and her husband, Nathan, have a love of fine wine that they acquired while living near Napa Valley; they have thoroughly been enjoying the Washington wine scene since relocating to Spokane! Ashley is also a regular at a local CrossFit gym and spends weekends hiking, exploring small towns, and hanging out with her dog, Rocko.
Steve Robison brings over 15 years of structural drafting and design experience to GLR Engineers. Steve’s wide range of project experience includes conventional light framed wood construction, log and timber frame, cold formed steel, structural steel, reinforced concrete masonry, structural insulated panels, and reinforced concrete tilt-up.
Steve started his structural drafting career in 2004 working for a CAD consulting company that provided drafting support to many of the local engineering companies in the Treasure Valley. Since then Steve has worked as a structural designer at three structural engineering firms and most recently worked as a freelance structural designer.
Steve enjoys the challenges of working in the structural engineering industry that continues to grow and change to meet the needs of this demanding economy. Steve enjoys working alongside structural engineers to continue to learn and challenge his design knowledge.
Steve chose to join the team at GLR because of the variety of projects worked on and the team that has been developed over the years. He is excited to apply his design skills and competitive work ethic to this growing company while always striving to be his best. He is looking forward to what the future holds as GLR continues to grow.
When Steve is not working, he enjoys playing and coaching sports, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Steve has been married for 13 years to his wife Kameka, together they have seven wonderful children. The outdoors is where Steve likes to spend most of his time out of the office. He enjoys going to church on Sundays, continuing to grow his faith and spending time helping those that he can.