meet the cmi team

Founded in 2010, Civil Methods has built a reputation for providing excellent professional engineering services and designs for our clients. We emphasize clear communication and prompt responses as well as expert navigation of applicable regulations, agency approvals, and project timelines.  However, the aspect of the work that we appreciate the most is the opportunity to connect with our clients, understand their unique needs, and find solutions that work for them. We value this collaborative process, and we look forward to hearing from you. Below is a brief overview of our leadership team.

david poggi, pe

principal engineer

Dave has worked for over 20 years in the fields of site development and water resources engineering, and has extensive experience with civil site design, hydraulic design, stormwater modeling, project management, development plan review, permit acquisition and construction management. He has worked with private and public clients throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, including residential, commercial, and industrial land developers, electric utilities, homeowners and homebuilders, utility contractors, cities, and institutional organizations. 

Dave received undergraduate degrees in Environmental Engineering and Biological Sciences from Michigan Technological University, and a master’s degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Originally from the City of Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Dave now resides in Eagan where he enjoys biking, skiing, and having fun with his two kids.

kent brander, pe

principal engineer

Kent has worked for over 20 years in the field of civil and water resources engineering, performing hydrologic/hydraulic analysis, civil site design, stormwater management design, environmental permitting, and expert witness services for a wide range of projects throughout Minnesota and other states. He has worked with a wide range of clients including homeowners and homebuilders, cities and watershed agencies, institutional and industrial facilities, land developers, electric utilities, and utility contractors.

Kent received his undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering as well as a master’s degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  Originally from Green Bay, Kent currently lives in Woodbury, where he enjoys skiing, biking, playing games, and spending time with his two teenage children.