Our Services

We are a multi-sector consulting firm that is focused on FEMA applicant assistance, disaster recovery, hazard mitigation, and engineering services. With decades of experience across a wide range of industries and sectors, our professional staff can help our clients to prepare for and recover from the unexpected.


We help clients recover emergency expenditures and fund ongoing recovery efforts through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

Following a presidentially declared disaster, our staff will work with you to begin the FEMA Request for Public Assistance (RPA) process so that your entity can get the funding it needs as quickly as possible. Once FEMA Public Assistance is approved, we will work alongside you to identify all applicable damages and maximize project funding. Additional services, which are reimbursable to you under the PA Program as project administration costs, include but are not limited to:


As a subcontractor for FEMA, we provide technical assistance contractors to assist with the delivery of the PA program.

As a FEMA subcontractor, EUDS Consulting has provided a range of disaster response support staff throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We are always looking to hire new employees in order to maintain an active roster of professionals that can serve as Technical Assistance Contractors (TAC) for FEMA, including but not limited to:


We can help our clients reduce their long-term risk exposure by applying for and managing FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants.

FEMA offers an array of grant programs meant to address existing hazards and mitigate the effects of future disasters. We can help you identify which program best fits your needs and then develop a course of action to pursue project funding. We can assistance with the following FEMA grants:


Our founding partners have a combined experience of 50+ years in providing electrical engineering services to a variety of public and private sector clients.

Together with our expanding staff of professional engineers, we can provide numerous engineering-related services to your agency or business. Additionally, our engineering background provides an advantage to our FEMA assistance clients by allowing us to do many things in-house that other firms would have to outsource.

Steve Clark

Senior Marketing Manager

Steve Clark has more than 13 years of experience across the disaster response and recovery spectrum, having spent five years in state government and eight years in the private sector. Steve is experienced with all aspects of the FEMA PA process, including eligibility, facilities, and policies including damage assessments, scope of work development, cost estimating, the 428 PAAP Program, Section 404 and 406 Hazard Mitigation Programs, Benefit Costs Analyses (BCAs), project closeout, Covid-19 project development and more.

He has supported recovery operations on countless federal disaster declarations, including flooding, tornadoes, winter storms, and pandemics, as well as Hurricanes Katrina, Irene, Sandy, Harvey, Maria, and Matthew to name a few.

Steve is also an experienced Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. He is skilled in negotiation, management, business development, innovative problem solving, construction means and methods, and project delivery. He is a strong program and project management professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida
Prior to joining EUDS Consulting, Mr. Clark served as a state disaster recovery specialist for the states of Florida, New York, Virginia, and Texas. His federal experience includes multiple FEMA deployments. In addition to having written and submitted hundreds of grant applications across all categories of permanent and emergency work, Steve has also performed closeouts, acted in policy advisory roles, and written numerous determination memos.

Steve is a husband and a father of three. In his spare time, he is a youth baseball and basketball coach, and volunteers with a local non-profit organization focused on providing inner city youth with mentorship.

Gary E. Grubbs, PE

Co-Founder, President & CEO

Gary has more than 40 years of experience in the engineering, operation, and management of electric cooperatives and other utilities, and has worked on numerous FEMA-declared disasters from the utility side as well as the state regulatory side. In 2014, he received PA TAC training in Washington DC, including PW writing and CEF and was deployed to Region VII (Kansas City) for 18 months where he served as a Senior Electrical Engineer writing technical reports for appeals as well as working PW close-outs. During March of 2016 he was deployed as a Project Manager to the Jefferson City, MO JFO working DR-4238 DR-4250. Mid-way during this deployment, he was reassigned as the lead for writing Cat A, B, and G PWs for the Missouri Department of Conservation. His responsibilities included gathering of documents to determine eligibility status of the applicants, determining eligibility of their facilities, performing kick off meetings, scheduling and conducting site visits, assessing damages, estimating costs, writing PWs, reviewing PWs written by his Project Specialists prior to submittal, and performing exit briefings with his applicants and state counterparts.

Prior to his FEMA TAC work, Gary held a range of engineering-related positions at all levels of management. He has served as the manager of engineering and vice-president of engineering and operation at two electric utilities. Gary spent three years as the engineering manager and engineering division director for the Kentucky Public Service Commission, following which he worked with a national consulting firm as Senior Electrical Engineer for 8 years. After this, Gary started his own firm working as an independent engineering consultant. He has managed many different levels of technical, professional, and operational work groups and has held the lead position for many projects of all scopes and sizes and has taught numerous classes and workshops in various subjects such as the NESC and NEC.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and is a Professional Engineer registered to practice in Kentucky and Tennessee. He resides in Glasgow, Kentucky with his wife Pam.


Dava Jo Brown Bray, MBA

Project Manager

As a project manager for EUDS Consulting, Dava Jo is one of the primary points of contacts for our clients. Her most recent efforts have been in response to DR-4595, assisting with emergency road repairs in Cumberland County, KY on behalf of the Cumberland County Fiscal Court.

Dava Jo has a wealth of experience across a wide array of disciplines, having held the following titles during her varied career prior to joining EUDS: Engineering Co-op, Manufacturing Engineer, Product Development Engineer, Power Quality Engineer, and Project Manager. During college, Dava Jo worked for Ford Motor Company’s Body and Assembly and Electronics Divisions. Upon graduation, she was hired on full time with Ford Electronics Division (which later became Visteon). While at Ford/Visteon, she had the opportunity to work on electric vehicles and distributed generation as both a Product Designer and as a Project Manager. Following the birth of their first child, her husband transferred to Bowling Green, KY to work at GM’s Corvette Assembly Plant. As a result, Dava Jo not only changed jobs but also the industry in which she worked, moving from the automotive industry to working for a rural electric co-op. At Warren Rural Electric Cooperative, Dava Jo served both as Power Quality Engineer and as Program Manager for all commercial and industrial energy efficiency and reliability programs. While there, she also networked with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on rates and metering and served on multiple TVA program development committees related to commercial and industrial customers.

In addition to her work and spending time with her family, Dava Jo also pursues her double “joys” of serving others and exercising. As a member of her church’s local outreach ministry program, she has been afforded the opportunity to work with the impoverished, immigrants, and refugees of all ethnicities and walks of life. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Refuge Bowling Green. And as a certified Functional Aging Specialist and a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Dava Jo spends at least 6 hours per week teaching spin, weights, and yoga classes at an over-50’s gym. She finds it both inspirational and enlightening to watch her clients achieve their physical and functional goals, all the while staying fit and taking care of themselves both physically and mentally.

Dava Jo was raised in Kentucky but later moved to Michigan with a brief stop in Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University (formerly GMI-EMI) and an MBA from Lawrence Technological University. She currently resides in Bowling Green, KY with her husband and three children.

Thomas E. Grubbs

Project Manager & CFO

As Chief Financial Officer, Thomas is responsible for the company’s primary financial functions. He also oversees and manages the human resources, communications, and information technology components of the business, as well as assisting with day-to-day business leadership and corporate strategy efforts.

Before joining EUDS Consulting, Thomas worked as a Regional Planner at the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD), where he managed a ten-county Water Management Council and worked to promote a regional approach to infrastructure development and management. In this role, Thomas worked closely with each of the region’s 25+ water and wastewater utilities to develop new capital projects, prioritize long-range planning, pursue various federal and state funding opportunities, and update system data, asset inventories, and GIS mapping of distribution & collection systems. While at BRADD, Thomas also worked closely with the Kentucky Division of Water and the Kentucky Rural Water Association to develop the state’s first new Source Water Area Protection Plan in over 15 years. Thomas also assisted with GIS mapping, community planning and development, and grant writing, including developing applications for Homeland Security, Hazard Mitigation, and Energy Efficiency and Conservation grants.

Prior to this, Thomas worked as a Sustainability Analyst and Research Assistant at the Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) at the university of Kentucky, where he developed sustainability assessments for small- and large-scale microalgae production processes; constructed and tested full-scale algal photobioreactors for coalfired powerplant CO2 capture; conducted research into carbon capture and reutilization at a local brewery, including supply chain analyses and life-cycle assessments; conducted solar modeling and analysis to determine best practices for large-scale photobioreactor design; and assisted with the design of a 5-acre photobioreactor project in Zhengzhou, China.

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (with a double major in Environmental & Sustainability Studies), a Master of Arts in Geography, and a graduate certificate in Historic Preservation, all from the University of Kentucky. He is a certified Utility Management Professional and a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Certified Administrator. He is currently working his way through the Emergency Management Institute’s online Independent Study program to learn more about the Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation process.

Thomas lives in Glasgow, Kentucky with his wife Samantha and his dog Alfie.

Ken Smith

Co-Founder, Vice President & COO

Ken has worked in the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) world for over 15 years. During this time, he has been involved in almost every type of disaster and every phase of the PA Program.

Ken has performed Primary Disaster Assessments (PDAs) and worked as a Project Specialist helping applicants to formulate projects, understand FEMA eligibility rules, track and organize project costs, address possible hazard mitigation opportunities, and more. Additionally, he has multiple years of experience working with other parts of the PA process, including as a Quality Control Specialist, Closeout Specialist, and Technical Writer for Appeals response. Ken’s experience also includes working directly with the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, closing out hundreds of millions of dollars of electrical utility projects. This experience has given him a deep understanding of FEMA eligibility issues regarding eligible work, costs, contracts, mitigation, and types of projects (improved and alternate projects).

Before working on FEMA-related work, Ken spent 18 years as a database and software designer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Northridge. Ken resides in Santa Clarita, California.