SCJ’s Spokane Office Continues to Grow With Three New Hires

Submitted by SCJ Alliance

With the addition of Jason Froelich, PE; Lauren Schubring, MURP, MPA; and Melissa Hodgson, the expanded SCJ Alliance (SCJ) office in the American Legion Building downtown now hosts 12 SCJ employees.

A 100% employee-owned firm, SCJ specializes in civil engineering, transportation planning and design, environmental and urban planning, landscape architecture, cable-propelled transit, construction management, and public outreach.

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Jason Froelich. Photo courtesy: SCJ Alliance

Project Engineer Jason Froelich is part of the firm’s civil team. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. For the last six years, Jason has worked on projects for King County, Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco, in commercial development and single and multifamily development. 

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Lauren Schubring. Photo courtesy: SCJ Alliance

Planner Lauren Schubring earned her master’s degree in Public Administration and Urban & Regional Planning from Eastern Washington University. Her experience includes work for the City of Spokane to increase community engagement for their Parks & Natural Lands Plan. She also worked at The Arc of Spokane, overseeing their Supported Employment and Community Inclusion programs.

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Melissa Hodgson. Photo courtesy: SCJ Alliance

Melissa Hodgson has a Bachelor of Science in Communications, and a minor in journalism, from Eastern Washington University. She has over 25 years of experience in marketing and communications for consulting firms, the healthcare industry, and not-for-profits. As the Spokane Office Coordinator, Melissa manages everything from general administration to project support to public relations.

The Spokane office is active in the local community and is currently involved in many area projects. These include the Kalispel Tribe of Indians Master Land Use Plan, Logan Neighborhood Transportation Oriented Development Subarea Plan, Spokane County Comprehensive Plan, and the Iron Bridge in the Spokane University District. SCJ also just received the 2022 APA/PAW Excellence in Planning Award for implementation and sustainability for the Town of Malden’s Planning Report after the devasting fire in 2020.

SCJ has more than 130 employees in ten offices across Washington, Montana, and Colorado. The firm has earned many awards for its projects and being a great place to work.