Meet Karley Hanne, EI, the newest member of our Water / Wastewater Team!


Q: Tell us a bit about yourself…

Karley: I graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2017. I am married, and we have the perfect one-year-old daughter and three black labs. When we’re not working, we enjoy any outdoor activities, including tractor pulling, shooting matches, side-by-side rides, and going to the lake.

Q: Why did you want to become an Engineer?

Karley: I like the design and problem solving aspects of the career, and I enjoy working on various projects and developments in the region where I live. I also enjoy the variety of projects that I get to work on. Every project is always a little different, which keeps things interesting and provides opportunities to learn new things.

Q: What piece of advice would you give someone choosing the same career?

Karley: Be sure to explore all areas of civil engineering instead of limiting yourself to just one field.

Q: Is there a project you’ve worked on thus far in your career that you’re proudest of?

Karley: I am most proud of the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) that I’ve been working on for Anna-Jonesboro Water Commission. It is located in my hometown and will be the biggest project I’ve had the opportunity to work on thus far in my career.

Q: What’s your favorite family tradition?

Karley: Every year on July 4th, we go to a tractor parade in Jacob, IL, and that is my favorite family tradition.

Q: What is your personal motto?

Karley: “Life is not about what happens to you, it’s how you react to it.” I first heard this from a junior high coach, and it has stuck with me ever since.