Russ Lay joins Morrison-Maierle bridge design team
Morrison-Maierle’s Helena office is pleased to announce the hiring of Russ Lay as a bridge engineer. He will be working on many different bridge projects, and pursuing new clients for bridge management, and bridge design services.
A native of Helena, he went to BYU in Provo, Utah, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He is also a certified team leader for bridge inspection. Prior to Morrison-Maierle, Russ worked in Great Falls as a structural engineer for eight years for Stelling Engineers (now KLJ) doing a mixture of building and bridge design, inspections, and load rating. Most recently he worked at MDT in Helena as a Bridge Operations and Conditions Engineer.
When not at work, Russ enjoys woodworking, running road races, and riding his bicycle. He is also a hobbyist beekeeper, gardener, and enjoys working in his apple orchard. He’s also a hunter and spends time camping in the summers. Russ is also actively involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and serves as a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 208 working with the 11-year old scouts.
Russ and his wife have three boys and three girls from ages 14 to 6. They also share their home with several pets: two cats, 20 chickens, and five hives of honeybees.