About Us

The Story behind our name White Shield, Inc.

Our company name gives honor to Chief White Shield (Nah T Asuútaáka͛) of the Arikara Tribe. White Shield became chief in 1866. He had a reputation as a humble man and a strong outspoken leader, and this continued throughout his life.

Born in 1798 when the Sahnish lived in the Grand River Villages in what is now South Dakota, he recalled seeing the Lewis and Clark expedition at age six, when they stopped at the Sahnish village in the fall of 1804.When he grew to manhood, he married Ka-wit. They had three children. Two daughters, Smoke/Tobacco Woman and Yellow Calf Woman, who died as a child, they also had a son named Comet who also died as a child.

Our Engineering Team

Our Key Personnel

White Shield’s Principals and Project Managers are seasoned experts in delivering technically challenging projects. Our entire staff has requisite expertise in surveying, engineering, and environmental analysis to fulfill your project objectives

Stuart Fricke

Stuart Fricke

Owner - President

Environmental and GIS Analysis

Michael Black

Michael Black

Principal Engineer

Civil and Geotechnical Engineer

Chris Plein

Chris Plein

Principal Survey Manager

Survey and Mapping – Environmental and GIS Analysis

David Payne

David Payne

HDS LiDAR and Modeling Specialist

Survey Project Managers & Technical Staff

Our survey staff has a diverse experience in land surveying, high definition scanning, design mapping, GPS surveys, subsurface utility locating, concrete scanning, and industrial construction. Our support staff includes skilled field, research and CADD technicians that are trained in the latest hardware and software technology.

Stuart Chisolm

Stuart Chisolm

PLS - Party Chief

Matthew Rainey

Matthew Rainey

Party Chief

Erik Wenstad

Erik Wenstad

PLS - Party Chief

Andy Beaver

Andy Beaver

Rod Man

Carl Grando

Carl Grando

Concrete Scanning and Utility Locating Technician

Geotechnical Engineering Project Managers & Technical Staff

Our engineering staff has diverse experience in foundation design, geotechnical and soils analysis, retaining wall design, slope stability, and civil & environmental design to support residential, commercial, and industrial developments. Our support staff includes skilled field, research and CADD technicians to support our engineers with field data collection and engineered CADD drawings.

Michael Black, PE

Michael Black, PE

Principal Engineer, Civil and Geotechnical Engineer

John Brodeur, PE

John Brodeur, PE

Geotechnical Engineer

Ben Staehr, P.E.

Ben Staehr, P.E.

Geotechnical Engineer

Environmental Project Managers & Technical Staff

Our engineering staff has diverse experience in foundation design, geotechnical and soils analysis, retaining wall design, slope stability, and civil & environmental design to support residential, commercial, and industrial developments. Our support staff includes skilled field, research and CADD technicians to support our engineers with field data collection and engineered CADD drawings.

Ron Schalla, LEG, LG, LHG

Ron Schalla, LEG, LG, LHG

Environmental Project Manger

Bill Rodgers, LG, LHG

Bill Rodgers, LG, LHG

Environmental Project Manager

Tim Adair,LG, LHG

Tim Adair,LG, LHG

Environmental Project Manager