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Your Civil Engineering Team

Civil Engineering is an integral part of land development and construction projects, one that can affect multiple factors throughout the development process. This is why having a professional team on your side is essential, to ensure a project starts and finishes right. Raptor Civil Engineering is set apart from competitors because of its professional level of communication, proactive collaboration, and of course high-quality plans. Raptor Civil Engineering is Denver's fastest-growing firm, meet the RCE Team here!

ERIC BURTZLAFF, PE

Principal, Founder

Eric is the lead engineer and founder of Raptor Civil Engineering. Eric has worked in the Greater Denver area for over 10 years and has overseen hundreds of projects along the front range. Eric also has a passion for training and quality control within the firm. When he's not building the front range's next great civil engineering firm, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and living the Colorado lifestyle. He's also an avid golfer, skier, and poker player.

Erica Engelhard, PE

Project Manager

Erica is a Project Manager at Raptor Civil Engineering who recently passed her Professional Engineering exam. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech who was born and raised in the Denver area. After graduating college, she worked in Virginia for a few years before making the leap back to Colorado. Erica joined the Raptor team in February of 2021 and has enjoyed helping build the company with her love of engineering and CAD and her high technical prowess. Outside of work she enjoys climbing, mountain biking, and skiing as well as taking care of her two adorable dogs

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Madison Jurewicz, EI

Project Manager

Madison graduated from Gonzaga University in 2018 with a bachelor's in civil engineering (go bulldogs!) and joined the Raptor Team in 2024 as a Design Engineer III. She has diverse experience in commercial, industrial, and residential development within a variety of states. Madison has a passion for civil engineering and enjoys working through the unique intricacy that each project may pose. Outside of work, Madison enjoys all things outdoors such as hiking, biking, and tennis, and spending time with her family and Bernese Mountain dog.

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Liz Jones, PE

Project Manager

Liz is a project manager at Raptor and has been working in Colorado since 2019. She is originally from southern Virginia. Liz graduated in 2014 from Virginia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering and began her career in water/wastewater design. From here, she transitioned into site development work and since then has worked on a diverse array of projects in both the government and private sectors across multiple states. Liz especially enjoys mentoring and teaching staff and is passionate about producing high quality submittal packages. She moved to Colorado in 2019 and enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping, running, and playing soccer.

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Ian Long, PE

Project Engineer I

Ian is a Project Engineer at Raptor and is originally from the Mid-Atlantic area of the east coast. Ian graduated from Virginia Tech in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Ian has experience with commercial, industrial, and multifamily residential land development projects and enjoys getting into the nitty-gritty of site design. Ian’s analytical nature and calm attitude make him a valuable asset to the Raptor team. His hobbies include mountain biking, fly fishing, and camping.

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Tucker Graczyk, PE

Project Engineer I

Tucker graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2018 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduating, Tucker returned to his home state of California where he worked for a national Civil Engineering consulting firm, working on various land development and construction projects. His love of the mountains has led him back to Colorado where he is currently looking forward to growing his skillset and taking on more challenging projects. When he is not working, Tucker enjoys snowboarding and spending time with his family and dog, Rocky.

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Nolan Stuart, EI

Design Engineer III

Nolan is a Design Engineer at Raptor who is originally from the New England area. He got his Civil Engineering degree from Northeastern University in Boston before moving to Denver. With various experiences in all sectors of civil design and construction, he joined the Raptor team in May of 2022. He enjoys the unique challenges that every new project brings and is excited to see what’s next for the firm. Outside of work, he loves to hike, ski and do just about anything outside rain or shine.

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Hunter Julander, EI

Design Engineer III

Hunter is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder and has been living in the Denver area his entire life. Originally working as a Field Engineer in various construction companies, Hunter realigned his career path to pursue a Design Engineer position with Raptor. With his high attention to detail and endless work ethic, he provides a versatile role to our team and has quickly adapted to his new profession. Outside of work, Hunter enjoys everything outdoors and frequents the mountains to ski and go fly fishing. Sko buffs!

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Adam Hamilton, EI

Design Engineer II

Adam is a native to Colorado and a 2020 University of Wyoming Engineering graduate. Upon graduation, Adam joined a prominent Civil Engineering consulting firm in Omaha, Nebraska, where he gained roadway construction design and field experience. Prior to this, Adam gained hands-on experience designing and fabricating essential residential and commercial peripherals. At Raptor, Adam will be accountable for commercial and residential design engineering, which will capitalize on his keen ability to balance intellectual aptitude, in-field experience, and his engaging customer-oriented personality. Outside of work, Adam enjoys fishing in the summer, skiing in the winter, and hunting year-round.

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Dawson Snyder, EI

Design Engineer I

Dawson graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in May 2022 majoring in Civil Engineering. He saw Raptor Civil Engineering as the perfect firm to start his career. Dawson has a pure passion for engineering and makes sure that he delivers the best work Raptor can give. His optimism and work ethic makes him a prominent addition to the engineering team. While he is not working, Dawson likes to enjoy the Colorado outdoors such as hiking, snowboarding, and golfing!

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Zachry Szura, EI

Design Engineer I

Zach graduated with a degree in Engineering from Fort Lewis College and has spent the entirety of his life in Colorado, growing up in Durango. Following graduating, Zach started his career designing on-site water treatment systems in the surrounding areas of Durango where he moved to Denver in 2022 to pursue further advancements. Zach started his path as a Design Engineer with a company primarily doing land development in the Phoenix area and recently made the move to Raptor as Design Engineer starting his journey in Colorado design. Outside of work, Zach spends his free time at the gym, golfing, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family. 

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Conrad Hawkins, EI

Design Engineer II

Conrad graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in the fall of 2021 with a degree in Architectural Engineering. His passion of architecture and design led him to start his career in construction where he enjoyed hands on experience and physically engaging work. Now working at Raptor Civil Engineering he enjoys the complex intricacies of being a design engineer. With an aptitude of learning he quickly adapted to his new role and continues to be a dependable and diligent member of the team. Planting roots in sunny Colorado, Conrad finds joy outside of work in the outdoors either skiing or backpacking.

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Cameron Stone, EI

Design Engineer III

Cameron is a Colorado native who graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in Civil Engineering. Having nearly a decade of land development experience across the state of Colorado, he has worked on a variety of projects including single-family, multi-family, townhomes, apartment complexes, commercial projects, flood modelling, municipal consulting, among others. He is enthusiastic about proper site drainage design and implementing low impact best practices to reduce future impact from today’s development. Outside of the office, he enjoys game nights with friends, camping, skiing, and generally wondering about the state.

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