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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.

 

Tom is a licensed Profesional Engineer in Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina.


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


 

Bobby "Chip" Aaron, P.E.
Principal 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 Bachelor's 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.
Principal Engineer


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

Luke holds a Master's degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Structural Engineering (2004) and a Bachelor's 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, Tennessee, and Virginia.

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

 


 

Gary Koblasz, P.E., M.S.
Principal 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 Master's degree in Civil Engineering: Structural Mechanics and Materials from the Georgia Institute of Technology (2007) and a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Systems from the University of

Georgia (2005).  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Georgia, Florida and Tennessee.


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 Woodstock with his wife, son, and two dogs, and in his free time enjoys working on his own home.
 


 

Greg Gouldthread, E.I.T.
Principal 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 Bachelor's 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 Woodstock with his wife and two children.
 


 

Thomas Taylor, E.I.T.
Project Engineer


Thomas began working for Skywark Engineering in 2014. Prior to working for Skywark Engineering, Thomas worked for an architecture & engineering firm designing commercial, retail, multi-family, and hospitality structures.

Thomas holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering from Clemson University (2013).

Thomas grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and currently lives in Canton with his wife.
 


 

Mason Peterson, E.I.T.
Project Engineer


Mason began working for Skywark Engineering in March 2016. Prior to working for Skywark Engineering, Mason designed steel structures for support of power and process equipment and other heavy industrial applications.

Mason holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a Minor in Structural Engineering from The University of Alabama (2008).

Mason grew up in Birmingham, AL and currently lives in Marietta with his wife and two sons.
 


 

Brad Beadles, E.I.T.
Project Engineer


Brad began working for Skywark Engineering in February 2017. Prior to working for Skywark Engineering, Brad worked at a Tier 1 automotive supplier in Upstate South Carolina.

Brad holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering from Clemson University (2013).

Brad grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and recently relocated to East Atlanta Village. He spends nearly all of his free time shredding the trails on his mountain bike.
 


 

Linwood Taliaferro
Drafter


Linwood began working for Skywark Engineering in 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.
 


 

Bob Koth
Drafter


Bob began working for Skywark Engineering in October 2015. Prior to working for Skywark Engineering, Bob designed and drafted various structures such as museums, hotels, residences, metal buildings, and shopping complexes.

Bob holds a diploma in drafting and certifications in CAD design and Residential design from North Metro Technical College (2003).

Bob grew up in Cartersville, Ga and currently lives in Kennesaw. He is an Eagle Scout.
 


 

Sharon Hembree
Office Manager


Sharon began working for Skywark Engineering in 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 school's PTA and Mothers of Multiples Group.  She continues to volunteer at her children's schools.

Sharon holds a Bachelor's 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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