PE Review Course Instructors

Anthony Farmand, PE – Water Resources – February 24 & 25, 2018

Engineering & Business Manager with over 20+ years of experience in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Program & Project Management, Land Development, Supervision, Oil & Gas, Design & Construction. 

Instructor of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Environmental Engineering for the Civil PE Exam since 2002

Registered Professional Civil Engineer in all 50 States, Washington DC, and Guam.


Josh Gebelein, MS, SE – Structural – March 24 & 25, 2018

Mr. Gebelein is a practicing Structural Engineer at Brandow & Johnston, Inc.  He holds a Master of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and has more than 18 years of experience specializing in earthquake engineering, performance based design, seismology and applied mathematics.  His projects include many iconic structures of Southern California’s landscape such as Wilshire Grand Tower, Metro Exposition Line and Purple Line, Universal Studios Starway Expansion, Disney California Adventure Cars Land Radiator Springs Racers, LAX Theme Building Retrofit, Burbank RITC, UC Irvine Medical Center, and many more.  He is a member of ASCE, SEAOC, EERI, AISC and COSMOS.  Mr. Gebelein has been teaching PE Review classes for ASCE YMF since 2007, and teaches Timber & Masonry Design at CSULA.


Edward Arrington, SE, ENV SP – Seismic – March 17 & 18, 2018

Edward Arrington is a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer in the State of California.  For the last 25 years, Mr. Arrington has work on the design, construction, and project management of a variety of structures with emphasis on civil structures. His current duties also include overseeing various specifications subcommittees and the evaluation and testing of specialty products composed of plastics and composite fiber materials.


Daniel Mitchell, PE, PTOE – Transportation – February 17, 2018

Daniel E. Mitchell is an Assistant General Manager and the Chief Engineer for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation, where he leads the Office of Project Delivery & Operations.  His responsibilities include the planning, design, and implementation of the department’s capital improvement and safety projects, as well as the operation of the city’s traffic signal system and ATSAC Traffic Management Center.  Dan has taught the transportation topic for the Civil P.E. exam since 2001.  His educational background includes earning a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and a Master's Degree in Transportation Systems from U.C. Irvine. Dan is a licensed Civil and Traffic Engineer, as well as a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).


Robert G. Trazo, MSc, PE, GE, DGE – Geotechnical – March 4, 2018

Southern California Geotechnical, Inc. (SCG) specializes in providing great service to its fantastic clients on commercial, industrial, residential, public, governmental and retail projects.  The company has been structured since its founding in 1998 as a streamlined organization with hands-on involvement by the principals of the company.  Because of that, SCG has been and continues to be a valued and trusted member of development design teams in Southern California.  Mr. Trazo has 23 years’ experience in the geotechnical industry beginning with analyzing forensic projects associated with the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and Malibu landslides to building large residential, municipal and bridge projects in Orange County to building large commercial, industrial and retail buildings throughout Southern California.  Mr. Trazo has served as a part-time professor of civil engineering at California Polytechnic University, Pomona since 2003.  Mr. Trazo has also taught the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Review Class for California Professional Engineer license exam students since 2001.  In addition, Mr. Trazo has served the California Board of Professional Engineers since 2005 as a geotechnical exam development team member and as a geotechnical subject matter technical expert reviewing cases involving other geotechnical engineers in California.  Mr. Trazo is a devoted family man and is involved with community service projects throughout Southern California.  


Ron Moreno, PE, PLS – Surveying – March 31 & April 1, 2018

Ron Moreno is a Senior Engineer and City Surveyor at City of Palm Desert. He is a registered Professional Engineer for state of California and a licensed Professional Surveyor.  Ron Moreno has 27 years of experience working in both private firms and public agencies. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Cal Poly Pomona for almost 12 years.


Benjamin Baker, PE, MS – Construction – March 10, 2018 

Mr. Baker is a registered civil engineer in California working as a project engineer with Walsh Group on the $1.7 billion LA County Metro Crenshaw/LAX Corridor. He previously worked as a project engineer for KPFF Consulting Engineers and the State of California Public Utilities Commission. He has a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Engineering and Project Mangement from UC Berkeley, where he was a graduate instructor in Physics. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Alexandra Dubrock
PE Review Chair

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