Who We Are

We create efficient, reliable solutions that easily incorporate into everyday processes. Our customers depend on us to improve established systems and create new processes that integrate model-based solutions through new technology and digital engineering techniques. Our core values generate our efficiencies:


We approach projects with excitement and endless possibility to deliver solutions that evolve with our clients’ needs.

Fresh Perspective

We embrace new ideas that will bring our clients the greatest value and motivate our team to deliver continued excellence.


We hold ourselves to the highest standard in all that we do.


We honor our responsibilities to each other and take pride in our accomplishments.


We deliver what we promise with the quality of workmanship you expect.

Our Founder

To know Donna Scassera it is no surprise she built a company that offers opportunity to others like herself; entrepreneurial spirits who believe in working hard for a purpose bigger than themselves. As one of the first women to graduate Penn State University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering program, Ms. Scassera has continually found herself at the forefront of modernization. When she was recruited by a Norfolk based Naval Architecture firm early in her career, a new world of possibility was opened, and she found herself aligned with the Department of Defense’s enduring mission: to provide combat-credible military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of our nation.  DLS Engineering opened its doors in 1995 and has been proud to support our nation ever since.

Our Leadership Team

  • Donna Scassera President, CEO, and Founder
  • Barbara Ellison Chief Financial Officer
  • Savannah Pegg Chief Operations Officer
  • Ashley Walker Director of Communications
  • Tiffany Blake Program Manager