Herbe is a civil/environmental engineer with over 25 years of experience in the consulting engineering field, with an emphasis on planning and design of water, wastewater, transportation, and site development projects. He has particular experience in managing IDIQ-type contracts for federal, state, and local agencies, and has considerable experience in planning and design for development projects for numerous tribes throughout the western states.
Currently, Herbe serves as President of the Oregon Native American Chamber and before that, served as a board member for many years. ONAC has been active in the Portland business community, promoting Native American business and outreaching to City of Portland, Metro, PDC, etc.
Herbe has also been on the Fair Contracting Forum for several years and was a member and leader of the Professional Services Workgroup that developed recommendations for the 2009 Disparity Study Implementation. He also led a study for the Portland Development Commission to quantify the availability of Native American owned contractors for PDC projects.
Herbe possesses a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho and a Master’s in civil and environmental engineering from Cornell University.