Meet Our Team

Russell D. Ware, Jr., P.E.

With 27+ years of Civil Engineering experience in Alabama, Russ understands the challenges that face public sector and private sector clients in regard to their engineering and construction needs. A native of Mobile, his work experience has lead him across the State of Alabama, with prior services provided in Montgomery, Prattville, Wetumpka, Elmore County, Autauga County, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Mobile, Mobile County, Baldwin County and many other locations. As a graduate of the University of Alabama, he is heavily involved with his University, as he is the lead for the Civil Engineering Senior Design Class at the Capstone. Russ came back to Tuscaloosa in 2009 and started building relationships with the local municipalities, ALDOT, and Tuscaloosa County. He is proud to continue his commitment to the Tuscaloosa and Northport areas with the founding of The Capstone Engineering Group .

Christopher Howell, P.E.

Chris is a 2002 Graduate of The University of Alabama with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has twenty (20) years of experience as an Assistant County Engineer and County Engineer for various Counties in West Alabama. Chris is a registered Professional Engineer with the State of Alabama. He is also a Certified Bridge Inspector, a Certified Floodplain Manager, and has numerous certifications pertaining to asphalt and concrete.

Grace Mitchell, E.I.

Grace is from Dothan, Alabama.

She is a 2020 Graduate from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Grace previously worked with ALDOT on numerous complex engineering projects that spanned across the west central region of Alabama.

She and her fiancé Jonathan enjoy deep sea fishing, watching the Tide Roll and playing with their dog Rex.

Kaylyn R.M. Owens, E.I.

Kaylyn is a 2023 Graduate of The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in General Business.  She has been an intern with The Capstone Engineering Group for the past few years and has been a part of many design projects as well as construction management projects.  Kaylyn recently passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and is pursuing her Professional Engineering license.  She is married to Kemontae Owens, and they reside in Duncanville, AL.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, remodeling her home, and helping her father with woodcraft. 

Courtney Blue

Courtney was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi.  She has lived in Tuscaloosa/Northport for the past 15+ years.  She comes to The Capstone Engineering Group with accounting, auditing, and management skills as our Administrative Office Manager.  She has 3 daughters and enjoys remodeling her home as well as vacationing to her favorite spots including Disney.  

Braden Ware

Braden is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is currently a Junior at The University of Alabama. Upon graduation he will pursue his master’s degree at The University of Alabama. As an intern with The Capstone Engineering Group , Braden is excited to learn more about Civil Engineering and embraces the challenges that come with each new project. Braden enjoys attending various sporting events and spending time with friends and family. Braden is also an active member of Sigma Chi Fraternity at The University of Alabama.

Jack Hendrix

Jack is an engineering intern from Hoover, Alabama pursuing his bachelor’s in construction engineering. Excelling in efficiency optimization and creative problem-solving, he is eager to take challenges head on and absorb as much information as possible. Outside work, Jack enjoys hiking with his Australian shepherd, Mila, and the occasional round of golf. As Jack continues to immerse himself in the dynamic world of civil engineering, he looks forward to contributing his skills and enthusiasm to The Capstone Engineering Group.