Brian R. Shumaker, P.E.

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Director of Engineering

Brian leads Research and Development at Beaded Stream and oversees production and order fulfillment. He is actively involved in the process of defining customer needs, as well as providing technical and field logistics support. Brian has more than 15 years of experience building and using a variety of instrumentation in onshore, offshore and airborne settings across the Lower 48, Alaska and the South Pacific. He has a broad background in geotechnical engineering, hydrographic surveying and atmospheric chemistry.

Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University. His specialized skills include: soil and gas investigation methods, side scan sonar and multibeam bathymetry data acquisition and processing, cone penetrometer testing methods, GPS survey training and geomechanical modeling. Brian’s inventiveness is not limited to engineering; he’s been known to construct a mean lasagna, with the help of his children, Shay and Malin.

State of Alaska Registered Professional Engineer, License No. 11021

American Society of Civil Engineers
United States Permafrost Association

mobile: 907.227.9769

Paul Harren

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Projects Manager

Paul is the latest recruit to the BeadedStream effort. A 2014 Magna Cum Laude graduate of UAA’s mechanical engineering program, Paul brings a range of design expertise to BeadedStream. Over the past few years, he has developed his skills through R&D, engineering analysis, and 3D modeling. Most recently Paul was a key member and co-patentee of an innovative hand-tool to facilitate rod-bending during spinal surgeries.

Paul is active in order completion, and is responsible for project oversight and customer support. He lives in Anchorage, AK and loves playing hockey.

Mobile: 907.268.8303