Our Leadership

Our associates are what makes us different. We are energetic, passionate, and personable – not quite your typical engineers and designers. Not only are we technically knowledgeable, but also we’re pretty fun to be around. We encourage you to get to know us a little better, and we look forward to working with you.

Erik Johnston, PE

Erik S. Johnston is President and founding Principal of Foresite Group, Inc., a nationally recognized for nine consecutive years “Best Places to Work” design, planning and engineering firm. Erik oversees the nationwide operations, strategic initiatives, and core practice areas including civil engineering, landscape architecture, network design, structural engineering, transportation, and wireless services. He has over 20 years of business leadership, comprehensive design, and project management experience for clients nationwide. He holds a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brett Basquin, PE
Chief Engineer

Brett C. Basquin is Chief Engineer and founding principal of Foresite Group, Inc. He is a proud graduate of Georgia Tech where he majored in civil engineering while playing football for the Yellow Jackets. In 2006, Brett relocated his family from Atlanta to Auburn to lead our Alabama branch office. Since then, he has been highly involved with the local community including the City of Auburn, Leadership Lee County, and the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, and the Georgia Tech Letterwinner’s Club.

John Rhodes, Jr., PE, MSCRP
Principal + Practice Area Leader West - Land Development

John Rhodes, Jr., PE, MSCRP leads Foresite Group's Land Development Practice Area nationwide, with a focus on site civil engineering projects west of the Mississippi River. He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master's of Science degree in City and Regional Planning (MSCRP), both from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a licensed professional engineer in Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. John is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Jim Westbrook, PE

Jim Westbrook has over 35 years of experience in engineering consulting and construction. During his career he has gained experience on a wide range of projects, including telecommunication facilities, structural analysis of buildings, structural design of buildings, structural analysis of telecommunications towers, and design of improvements to buildings and towers to support telecommunications equipment. As the leader of Westbrook Engineering for 16 years, Jim was successful in instilling a customer service based approach to clients which resulted in repeat business. As a principal at Foresite, Jim focuses on similar improvement initiatives throughout the company.

Meet the Team