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Carissa Shelley, PE

Principal Engineer

From her diverse background in consulting, Carissa developed expertise in program management, business development, and water and wastewater engineering. She’s now using her experience to help expand Murraysmith’s presence in communities throughout central Oregon. One of Carissa’s strengths is her ability to face challenges head-on with a positive attitude.


Now a dual citizen, Carissa grew up in Canada before making her way to Austin, Texas, and eventually Bend, Oregon. If she’s not skiing on Mount Bachelor in her free time, she’s likely scuba diving somewhere remote in the Caribbean.

Favorite quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky (The Great One)

What do you find the most rewarding about your work? Helping others learn and watching as they grow into their potential.

How does great engineering work? It’s like great cooking—it all starts with good ingredients.

What would surprise people about you? I overhauled our last kitchen from design through construction. Yes, I built my own cabinets from scratch.

Murraysmith Since


Office Location

Bend, OR


Professional Engineer – OR & WA


BS, Civil Engineering, University of Alberta

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