Staff Spotlight: Jaxon Hukari

May 5, 2015 by Will Schnier P.E.

This edition of our staff spotlight series introduces us to Jaxon Hukari, a project designer who joined our team in 2014. At BIG RED DOG, we like to put the spotlight on our team members that make our organization entrepreneurial, creative, and leaders in our markets.

Learn more below about this former lifeguard, Yellowstone Park ranger, and the pride of San Angelo!

Jaxon2Where are you originally from?

Originally from San Angelo, Texas…a place so flat you can watch your dog run away for 2 days.

Tell us something really interesting about you.

I spent a year living in and guiding tours of Yellowstone National Park.   In winter they do not plow the roads, so your only access is by tracked vehicles.  I can remember one morning walking to work in -29 degree weather!

Everyone at BIG RED DOG has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours?

I had recently completed my CAD degree when my wife Audrey ran into the BRD Austin President.  Brad mentioned they were looking for CAD help, so I emailed in my resume and the rest is history.

What drew you to the engineering field? 

Well, I’m an artist at heart and have always enjoyed design the way objects collaborate.

What was your first job?

Schlitterbahn lifeguard. 

Who or what inspires you? 

My wife Audrey is my life and inspiration.  I’ve never met anyone more cheerful and kind.

Where’s your favorite place to eat in Austin?  

I can eat Mexican food 24/7…Maudi’s and Torchy’s come to mind.  Tomo Sushi on Parmer is for real and Sandy’s burgers are hard to beat.

What do you like to do in your free time? 

I’m actually an avid coin collector and enjoy hunting down rare pieces for my collection.

What’s your favorite news source?


Do you have any pets?   

My wife has 2 dogs that live with us.

Describe your ideal vacation. 

I’m a simple man who needs nothing more than sitting in a tube, floating down one of Central Texas’ beautiful rivers.

What would be impossible for you to give up?

Sunshine..and sunglasses.

Who is your favorite sports team?   San Antonio Spurs & The Texas Longhorns.


BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting is always looking for exceptional candidates to join our team. For an opportunity to work together with the best designers and engineers (and clients) in the State of Texas, please send your cover letter and professional resume to: [email protected].

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Written by Will Schnier P.E.

Will Schnier P.E.

Will Schnier is the Chief Executive Officer of BIG RED DOG Engineering | Consulting. Will received his BSCE from Purdue University and co-founded BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting in 2009. Since starting the firm in 2009, BIG RED DOG has grown to over 100 team members with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. BIG RED DOG has garnered awards for being one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Texas (Business Journal’s Fast 50 in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and an ENR top 100 Design Firm in Texas and Louisiana (2012, 2103, 2014, 2015). Mr. Schnier is very well versed in the project review and development permitting process having worked closely and very successfully with City and County review staff, neighborhood associations, environmental groups, and public boards and councils. He has been responsible for the project management, engineering design, and regulatory permitting of hundreds of single family subdivision projects, mixed use and multifamily residential developments, industrial facilities and oil and gas development projects throughout Texas. He is the author of two publications: “Land Subdivision – A Practical Guide for Central Texas” and “The Book on License Agreements in the City of Austin”. Will was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) in 2014 and served as Mayor Lee Leffingwell’s appointment to the City of Austin Zoning Board of Adjustment from 2011 to 2015.