Meet the SKA Team

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  • Aaron B. Bopp, PE, LEED AP BD+C

    Aaron B. Bopp, PE, LEED AP BD+C

    Vice President | SKA Board Member | Director of Operations | Project Manager

    For Aaron, holiday music isn’t just for the holidays but is something to be enjoyed year-round. As a project manager and design engineer in SKA’s Structural Group, Aaron brings many dedicated years of experience to his role. Although his design expertise is in education, institutional, commercial, industrial, and specific-use facilities, he also outshines the competition in the art of baking the best homemade sweet potato pie. Aaron‘s experience in the design and repair of steel, masonry, and post-tensioned and mild steel reinforced concrete structures, including the application of polymer-modified reinforcing for strengthening and rehabilitation purposes, bring his design projects to life.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil/Structural Engineering, Virginia Tech Polytechnic and State University
    Coursework completed for Master’s Degree, Structural Engineering – Virginia Tech Polytechnic and State University

    Registration: North Carolina; Georgia

    Memberships: AISC, NCHEA, NSPE, ASCE, SEA, CEFPI

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 139

    Alex Campbell, PE

    Alex Campbell, PE

    Project Engineer

    Beach volleyball? Kickball? Bring it. Competitive on and off the court, Alex brings multiple years of experience to his role in SKA’s Charlotte office. Alex is involved with the evaluation and assessment of a variety of projects, including exterior façades and structural investigations.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

    Registration: North Carolina (PE)

    Memberships: Waterproofing Contractors Association, International Concrete Repair Institute and South Carolina Community Associations Institute

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663 ext. 104

    Andrew Faircloth

    Andrew Faircloth

    Information Systems Specialist

    Andrew, who is as good with computer systems as he is on the golf course, assists in the Information Systems Group. After working in the MEP/FP Group as a technician and designer, Andrew made a career change within SKA and moved into assisting with the IT Group. It’s a good thing Andrew is so easy going, as he provides hardware and software support for all of SKA,  which includes the main hub in Greensboro, plus all satellite offices, and he does it all with a smile. Andrew loves golfing, not only for the solitude and beauty of the course, but the healthy competition he enjoys with friends and family.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Information Systems, Guilford College

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 157

    Andy Flynt, EI

    Andy Flynt, EI

    Engineering Intern

    Andy assists with electrical design such as lighting, power, and fire alarm systems for new construction and renovation projects. He enjoys creating lighting calculations and designing lighting and fire alarm systems. One of his favorite projects was working on the sanctuary lighting improvements for the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. Andy met his wife in a cherry orchard, and they now have three young sprouts of their own.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 122

    Ania Reich, ET

    Ania Reich, ET

    Fire Protection & Plumbing Designer

    Ania serves as a fire protection and plumbing designer at SKA. A native of Poland, Ania earned both her BS and MS in Environmental Engineering from Warsaw Polytechnic University. Her experience is in HVAC, civil plumbing, environmental, and fire protection design. At SKA, Ania primarily handles designing and developing performance-based fire protection systems for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications. Outside of SKA, she is a talented quilter that enjoys gardening and fitness.

    Education:
    Master of Science, Environmental Engineering, Warsaw Polytechnic University
    Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering, Warsaw Polytechnic University

    Registration: Fire Protection Engineering Tech; Automatic Sprinkler System Layout; NICET Level III (118013)

    Memberships: NFPA, AFSA, SFPE

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 196

    April Jones

    April Jones

    Human Resource Manager

    April is the human resource manager and is responsible for recruitment, selection, and retention; employee relations; performance management; rewards and recognition; and benefit, safety and worker’s compensation administration. She enjoys carting her two children from one sporting event to another as well as playing softball herself. April also likes spending time with family and friends and captures those special moments with her awesome photography skills.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (concentration in Human Resources), UNC Greensboro

    Registration: Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, January 2012

    Memberships: Society of Human Resources Management

    Awards:
    n/a

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993, ext. 158

    Benny Cox

    Benny Cox

    Senior Mechanical Analyst

    Benny is a senior mechanical analyst with experience in HVAC system design and construction administration. His primary responsibilities include project management, mechanical design and construction administration for large commercial and industrial systems. Fields of specialization include HVAC design for hospitals, laboratories, industrial & commercial facilities, clean rooms, schools, office buildings, kitchens, estimating. Despite living on a golf course, he has not played in several years – much to his chagrin.

    Education:
    Pre-Engineering, Rockingham Community College
    Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University

    Registration: Engineering Intern (NC)
    Contracting License (NC No. 11125)
    Contractors License (SC No. 1416)

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 155

    Bob Earnhardt, PE, LEED AP

    Bob Earnhardt, PE, LEED AP

    Senior Project Engineer

    Bob is a Senior Project Engineer in the Electrical Engineering Department whose primary responsibilities include project management and electrical design for a variety of industrial, commercial, governmental, and institutional projects. He has experience in electrical power, arc flash analysis, instrumentation and electrical control systems, as well as a strong background in the design of equipment and process control systems utilizing conventional hardwired controls, programmable logic controllers, and distributed process control systems. Bob enjoys his many roles at New Hope United Methodist Church: treasurer, a/v engineer, and choir member.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Engineering Technology, UNC Charlotte

    Registration: North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Florida, Alabama

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 175

    Bob Kennerly, PE

    Bob Kennerly, PE

    Co-founder | Senior Technical Consultant

    Bob Kennerly is a co-founder of SKA, bringing nearly 60 years of experience on more than 3,000 projects. His primary responsibilities include structural design and project management in addition to the investigation of structural failures, building evaluations, and structural rehabilitation design. Some of his major project accomplishments include the Greensboro Coliseum, Asheville Civic Center, parking decks, schools, and a wide range of commercial, industrial, institutional, and governmental projects. A life-long basketball fan and player, Bob coached several teams over the course of 40 years, including serving as the coach for 32 years for all YMCA Travel and All-Star Teams.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, Virginia Tech

    Registration: North Carolina

    Memberships: ICRI, CEC, ACI, PCI, PTCI

    Awards:
    ACI 50-Year Membership Award, Robert G. Kennerly, Sr., P.E. (2005)

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 109

    Brad Anderson

    Brad Anderson

    CAD Technician

    As a CAD technician and designer in the MEP/FP Group, Brad assists in providing designs, project layouts and contract documents. He develops drawings, sketches and specifications required to complete a project design. Brad enjoys all things sports – especially watching NFL football, college basketball and playing golf. He likes to people watch (and admits it) and loves many genres of music including contemporary Christian, Jazz, country and “old school” rock.

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 188

    Brad DiFranco, EIT

    Brad DiFranco, EIT

    Project Engineer

    Brad’s experience includes structural design, renovation, and forensic analysis experience on buildings, bridges, and other special structure projects across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. His responsibilities include providing structural engineering services for architects and owners; including, but not limited to, investigation, analysis, design, construction document development, submittal review, and construction administration. Brad enjoys the great outdoors by foot, mountain bike or boat and is also a craft beer aficionado.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina

    Registration: Licensed Engineer in Training (EIT) in the State of South Carolina
    Passed the Principles and Practices of Engineering Exam by NCEES; eligible for licensure in NC May 2017
    Certified lift operator
    Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) Technician

    Memberships: Structural Engineers Association of NC American Wood Council (AWC)

      |  Email  |  828.274.4440, ext. 114

    Brannan Leonard

    Brannan Leonard

    CAD Tech (Mechanical)

    Brannan is a mechanical engineering CAD specialist. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter (when she is home from college) and works with the youth at Fairfield United Methodist Church. Despite his love for anything fast, Brannon contains his enthusiasm when driving the bus to mission trips, ranging from Philadelphia to Pensacola. He is also handy with DIY projects in the yard and home.

    Education:
    Associates, Mechanical Drafting & Design, Davidson County Community College

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 182

    Brett Adamson, PE

    Brett Adamson, PE

    Manager of Building Solutions - Greensboro | Project Manager

    Brett is a project manager with experience in the structural and building envelope design, investigation, and repair of a variety of facility types, including large mixed-use, corporate office, stadiums, recreation, theater/large assembly, higher education and K-12, industrial, governmental, churches, institutional, civil/specialty, and multi-family facilities. Brett’s experience as a project manager includes structural design experience using many types of building materials including structural steel, cast-in-place concrete, pre-cast concete, timber, laminated timber, alumimum, structural masonry and special earth retention systems. He likes working on large projects, “the larger and more challenging, the better.” Brett enjoyed working on his church’s project, Westover Church in Greensboro, with its 3,000 seat auditorium, and a roller compact concrete dam for the Town of Siler City. He enjoys those projects when the client values our expertise and the relationship is built over years and experience together. The best part of his job is interacting with people and asking questions. Brett loves to spend time with his family, including his four grandchildren, and is very involved in Westover’s leadership, teaching classes, and Biblical Studies.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee

    Registration: North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama

    Memberships: ASCE

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 186

    Brian D. Cuthbertson, EI

    Brian D. Cuthbertson, EI

    Senior Technical Specialist

    “If it’s broke, we’ll fix it” is Brian Cuthbertson’s motto. Brian began as a graduate intern, and has been here ever since, working in his areas of expertise: roofing, waterproofing, building envelope and infrared studies. As part of the Building Solutions Group, Brian’s projects include conducting a wide variety of investigative tests and studies used to evaluate current conditions. Typical types of projects consist of building envelope and component investigations including brick, masonry, EIFS, stucco, concrete and wood structures. When not in the office working, or out on the job site, Brian is most likely found participating in one of his two favorite activities…spending time with his family and riding his motorcycle.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
    Level III Thermographer, Infrared Training Center

    Registration: North Carolina, Engineering Intern

    Memberships: ASTM, RCI

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 145

    C. Brad Ehrhardt, PE

    C. Brad Ehrhardt, PE

    Senior Engineering Consultant

    Brad is a consummate engineer who has a personal passion for giving back to the community and the world at large through his extensive volunteer roles. By day he works with an award-winning, national structural, MEP/FP, and building envelope engineering firm – the #1 Engineering Firm in the Triad (Triad Business Journal). By night, he helps small pockets of the world gain health and relative prosperity by making their world a better place.

    Brad Ehrhardt is an esteemed, senior member of the SKA family as he has been with the firm since 1975, bringing more than 40 years of experience in commercial, institutional and industrial construction with an expertise in large commercial and industrial facilities. Brad oversees all phases of project management with planning, design, evaluation of existing structures, investigation of structural failures, and construction administration of multi-discipline projects. His leadership experience expands beyond the realm of engineering, as he also serves as a team leader for the United Methodist Church Volunteers in Mission for the Western North Carolina Conference where he takes a team to Guatemala once a year – an act of service he has facilitated for the past 12 years. A proud, two-time graduate of North Carolina State University (NCSU), Brad sent all three of his children to NCSU.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University
    Master of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University

    Registration: North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, and Texas (inactive)

    Memberships: ASCE, ACEC, CSI

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 175

    Caleb Martin

    Caleb Martin

    Engineering Intern

    Caleb joined the Asheville Structural Group and is a structural engineering intern and has a BS and a MS in Civil Engineering (Structural concentration) from UNC Charlotte. His responsibilities include managing and designing projects for clients under supervision of a senior engineer and assisting engineers with large projects including calculations, modeling, site inspections, and submittals. He enjoys the outdoors whether mountain biking, rock climbing, or hiking; as well as is a connoisseur of good beer and avid home brewer.

     

    Education:
    BS - Civil Engineering, UNC Charlotte
    MS - Civil Engineering – Structural Concentration, UNC Charlotte

    Registration: North Carolina, Engineering Intern

    Memberships: Structural Engineers Association of NC

    Awards:
    n/a

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 133

    Carrie McClellan

    Carrie McClellan

    Marketing Manager

    Carrie is a marketing manager teaming up on a vast array of marketing endeavors along with her talented co-worker, Morgan. Carrie enjoys writing poetry, doodling, growing in faith, and jogging. She has the “best husband in the world” and is very proud of her son attending Moody Bible College in Spokane.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Business Communications, West Virginia University

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 133

    Charles E. Cardwell, PE, LEED AP

    Charles E. Cardwell, PE, LEED AP

    Vice President, Branch Manager

    From championship coach to award-winning engineer, Chuck currently serves as a vice president at SKA and is the Charlotte Branch Manager. Chuck has served as project manager on an impressive 600 plus projects. His areas of expertise include all phases of planning, design, and construction administration for structural engineering projects. Outside of his work with SKA, Chuck currently serves on the CPN of NC Board of Directors and previously served as chapter president and chaired the Charlotte CSI Chapter Foundation Board. Beyond excelling in the field of engineering, Chuck has also led several youth athletic teams to championship wins as a coach. With three teenage sons, Chuck has coached all three in basketball, Little League baseball and football.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University
    Master of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University

    Registration: North Carolina; South Carolina

    Memberships: ASCE, USGBC, CSI, CPN NC, ACEC

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663 ext. 102

    Chris S. Bathgate, PE, LEED AP BD+C

    Chris S. Bathgate, PE, LEED AP BD+C

    Vice President | Director of Structural Services | Project Manager

    A former member of the US Naval Reserve, Chris currently serves as a project manager and design engineer in the Structural Engineering Group as well as the Director of Structural Services. When he isn’t reading Dilbert or drinking Espresso, his primary responsibilities include structural design and analysis, preparation of plans and specifications, as well as construction administration and field observation. With a wide range of design experience, Chris specializes in educational, commercial, industrial, and specific-use facilities. From 2009 to 2011, Chris was a member of SKA’s Board of Directors. In addition to serving on the North Carolina SEA Board of Directors, holding the role of Chapter President from 2008 to 2013, Chris coaches hockey teams for the Greensboro Youth Hockey Association and Team Carolina.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Norwich University

    Registration: North Carolina, Tennessee

    Memberships: ASCE, SEA

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 137

    Dale Parent, EI, CPD, LEED AP

    Dale Parent, EI, CPD, LEED AP

    Mechanical Designer

    Dale is a design engineer in the Mechanical Engineering department with expertise in plumbing systems design. He has extensive experience in mechanical and plumbing systems for many different types of buildings including residential, commercial office buildings, manufacturing, retirement communities, hospitality, and universities. Over Dale’s career, his favorite projects include designing a high rise water boosting system for Hotel Indigo in Asheville, working on the water cooled chilled water variable air volume system at the Winston-Salem Public Safety Building, and designing all the aspects of a ballpark at BB&T Field including plumbing system design for commercial kitchens, high peak loads, storm drainage for the stands, and a pressure boosting water system. Dale enjoyed training and competing in a recent half marathon and is now training for another one. He loves camping with his family in their popup camper, watching his son swim on his YMCA swim team, and taking classes at the gym (spin, kick boxing, and suspension training bodyweight exercise).

    Education:
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering - Purdue University

    Registration: n/a

    Memberships: ASPE

    Awards:
    n/a

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993, ext. 153

    Daryl Watlington

    Daryl Watlington

    Print Room Controller

    Daryl started at SKA Consulting Engineers in the print shop and has since added many different hats to his role: phone support, equipment repair, and facility maintenance assistance.  He loves to spend time with his two beautiful daughters and watching sports (go Duke!). Daryl enjoys learning and studied at Elon University. He maintains a healthy competition with his brother involving a nightly Jeopardy challenge (he practices up by battling crossword puzzles). He enjoys travel and has traveled all over the United States. Out of curiosity, he would love to visit Alaska to see how folks can manage to live in the dark 24 hours a day.

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 113

    David G. Tepke, PE

    David G. Tepke, PE

    Building Solutions Manager | Project Manager | Building Solutions Consultant

    Dave is the Building Solutions Manager in the Charleston office and also serves as a project manager where he fights the good fight against corrosion and concrete deterioration. Dave is one of the nation’s leading experts on structural and durability assessments of concrete structures, development of repair and service-life extension strategies and troubleshooting concrete construction. He conducts testing programs, develops coating and high-performance concrete specifications for severe and unique conditions and develops construction documents for the structural repair and preservation of structures. His project experience includes a variety of different types of structures and conditions including coastal structures, manufacturing and industrial facilities, facilities with severe chemical exposure, historical structures, parking structures, energy sector facilities, water and wastewater treatment plants and stadiums.  A lifelong learner, Dave enjoys non-fiction books. A connoisseur of all things concrete, Dave maintains a collection of vintage cloth cement bags from the early 20th century.

    Click here to download Dave’s full resume.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    Master of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

    Induction into Academic Honor Societies including: Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon and Phi Kappa Phi
    Recipient of Academic Honors including: National Science Foundation Scholarship (Honorable Mention), American Concrete Institute Student Fellow, Structural Engineers Foundation Scholarship

    Registration: North Carolina
    Georgia
    South Carolina
    Virginia
    New York
    Florida

    NACE Certified Protective Coating Specialist
    NACE Certified Corrosion Technologist
    NACE Certified CP II - Cathodic Protection Technician
    NACE Certified Corrosion Specialist

    Memberships: Member, American Concrete Institute, Committee 201 – Durability (Member), Committee 222 – Corrosion of Metals in Concrete (Secretary), Committee 301 – Specifications for Structural Concrete, Committee 329 – Performance Criteria for Ready Mixed Concrete (Chair); Member, International Concrete Repair Institute; Member, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings; Member, NACE International; Member American Welding Society Subcommittee C2C Thermal Sprayed Coating for Reinforced Concrete

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 181

    David Keatts, PE

    David Keatts, PE

    Project Engineer

    Originally from Virginia, David moved to North Carolina to begin his career as a special inspector, specializing in testing of concrete, mortar, grout, epoxy, asphalt and soil. He likes work in the field and especially solving complex problems for clients when working on projects for the Building Solutions Group. David enjoys reading, working out, traveling, spending time with his family and watching sports (go Hokies!).

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech

    Registration: North Carolina

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 130

    Debbie Canning

    Debbie Canning

    Administrative Assistant

    Debbie is the administrative assistant for SKA Consulting Engineers’ Charlotte office. She enjoys her tasks involved in keeping their office organized. Before coming to SKA, Debbie worked in administration while in the Air Force. She loves to type, read, do arts and crafts, and spending time with her family. Debbie’s favorite activity outdoors is walking and loves all beaches, especially Myrtle Beach.

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663

    Deborah Marker

    Deborah Marker

    Administrative Assistant

    Debbie assists the MEP/FP Group with their administrative needs after coming to SKA Consulting Engineers from a commercial interior design firm. She especially enjoys the relationships she has formed with her co-workers and considers each a really good friend. Debbie loves spending time with her four beautiful grandchildren, and her hobbies include photography, cooking, and indoor gardening (really, she is tending way too many houseplants!).

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 147

    Diarra Swinson

    Diarra Swinson

    Technician

    Diarra assists the MEP/FP Group with plumbing drafting and design, as well as electrical drafting. The Greensboro Aquatic Center is perhaps the project that he is particularly proud of. Diarra likes sports and most outdoor activities, classic cars, and motorcycles.  He loves to share new experiences with his two children and enjoys traveling home to eastern North Carolina to visit family.

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 176

    Emerson C. Crawford, PE

    Emerson C. Crawford, PE

    Vice President | Structural Department Manager

    Emerson is the Structural Department Manager and currently serves as an SKA Board Member. He has a wide range of experience in investigative and rehabilitation projects and services from preparation of construction drawings, specifications, and other contract documents through the administration of repair/renovation contracts. As the self-proclaimed “SKA Racquetball Champion,” Emerson is a man of many talents, ranging from basketball to swing dancing. He also sings like a bird each Sunday in the choir and praise band at First Baptist Church in Kernersville, North Carolina. Managing more than 140 acres of land, Emerson keeps busy with his farm and 60 head of cattle.

    Education:
    B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

    Registration: North Carolina; South Carolina

    Memberships: American Society of Civil Engineers

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 131

    Eric Barham

    Eric Barham

    Information Systems Manager

    Eric leads the Information Systems Group; he once worked in the print room and attended college with plans to become an engineer. He changed majors and worked full-time while attending High Point University’s evening degree program, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. Eric met his future wife on a blind date through friends, and they were married in 1996. The chemistry was great between Eric and Kelly – a chemist. They have since added twin boys to the mix. Eric is actively involved with his boys, serving as Cubmaster and den leader for Cub Scout Pack 107, as well as coaching soccer, basketball, and baseball.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems | Business (minor), High Point University (Summa Cum Laude)

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 119

    Eric Couch, PE

    Eric Couch, PE

    Eric assists the Building Solutions Group in the Charlotte office, performing condition assessments, construction material evaluations, and forensic analyses of existing facilities. He designs and prepares remedial bidding documents, including technical specifications and design drawings. Typical projects include the evaluation of distress conditions and water intrusion issues for existing facilities, project management during restoration, and construction administration services. His experience consists of building cladding systems such as masonry veneer, EIFS, hard coat stucco, and window and door systems. Additionally, he has experience in wood structures, precast and cast-in-place concrete parking structures, stadiums, and industrial facilities.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, UNC Charlotte

    Registration: North Carolina

    Memberships: Professional Engineers of NC

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663 ext. 114

    Erica Barber, EI

    Erica Barber, EI

    Engineering Intern

    Erica joined the Greensboro’s Structural Group as an engineering intern after receiving a BS in Civil Engineering from UNC Charlotte (and currently completing a MS in Civil Engineering with a structural engineering concentration). Her responsibilities include assisting the structural group in the execution of design processes, the review of shop drawings and record changes, and performing on-site inspections. Erica enjoys running and really improved when part of a running club in Charlotte, as well as watching movies and playing with her dog.

     

    Education:
    BS - Civil Engineering, UNC Charlotte
    MS - Civil Engineering – Structural Concentration, UNC Charlotte

    Registration: North Carolina, Engineering Intern

    Memberships: ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) SWE (Society of Women Engineers)

    Awards:
    n/a

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 111

    Gale Sykes

    Gale Sykes

    Senior Designer

    Prior to joining SKA’s MEP/FP Group, Gale worked for a major mechanical contractor based in Greensboro, North Carolina, and an architectural design firm in Austin, Texas.

    Gale enjoys working on renovation projects and new buildings, including establishing existing conditions in the field and meeting with clients, various design consultants and construction professionals during the design and construction process. Gale primarily designs HVAC systems, but she also assists with the design of plumbing, electrical and fire protection systems. She often takes the lead in the coordination of all the different disciplines it takes to bring a project together successfully.

    Part of a military family, Gale grew up in England and attended the University of Maryland’s Munich, Germany, campus where she earned an Associate of Arts Degree. Later, she earned a BFA degree from Colorado State University with a concentration in Interior Design.

    Aside from engineering, Gale loves spending time with family and friends, gardening, travel, art, exercise and reading.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design, Colorado State University
    Associate of Arts, University of Maryland (Munich, Germany campus)

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 164

    Garrett Overcash, PE

    Garrett Overcash, PE

    Project Engineer, Structural Engineering Group

    Garrett’s role is project engineer for the Structural Engineering Group in Charlotte. In his role, he provides structural design on projects of various sizes using steel, wood, reinforced masonry, and reinforced concrete. His specialties include designing new structures and investigative analyses in addition to writing reports on existing structural systems. An alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Garrett’s favorite project during his tenure at SKA so far was assisting with the design development for the Jerry Richardson Stadium – home of the Charlotte 49ers football team. An aficionado of all things outdoors, Garrett spends as much of his spare time as possible in a tree, on a lake, or on a golf course.

    Education:
    Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    Registration: North Carolina

    Memberships: American Society of Civil Engineers

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663 ext. 110

    Gary S Corns

    Gary S Corns

    Director of Marketing and Business Development

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    Gary is an award-winning, senior business professional and an accomplished entrepreneur with extensive brand management, marketing and relationship building skills. He brings hands-on, director-level experience in the development and management of b2b and b2c markets to SKA’s marketing and business development efforts. He is an effective communicator with large or small groups, a strategic growth planner, creative developer, and big-picture thinker. And, although he is ‘always selling’ he still finds time to enjoy circuit training with his wife, who happens to also be his high-school sweetheart while enjoying time with his two beautiful daughters and fly fishing with his handsome grandson!

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Art with Core Studies in Corporate Design

    Awards:
    PICA (Printing Industry of the Carolinas) Digital Desktop Publishing

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993, ext. 138

    Hilary Vickerman

    Hilary Vickerman

    Administrative Assistant

    Hilary has worked with engineering companies in their publication departments and enjoys the challenge of proposal deadlines, tracking documents through construction administration and compiling reports. She loves variety and being active so multitasking comes naturally to her. Hilary loves driving anywhere which suits her husband most times, as she is hardwired to get there in the best time possible. They both miss their daughter who recently graduated from college in New Jersey and will work in Chicago which provides them with many more happy trails and exploration destinations in between.

    Education:
    BS, Geology/Geography, UWI, Kingston JA; Diploma, Aerial Photographic Interpretation, ITC, Delft NL

      |  Email  |  434.245.5100

    James McGinley, PE

    James McGinley, PE

    Structural Engineer

    James designs structural components and creates structural models to assist Greensboro’s Structural department. He is a second generation Canadian structural engineer and has worked in the industry as a civil/structural engineer designing bridges, roads and storm water systems at both the state and private level. He is an avid hockey fan (Go Canes!) who enjoys volunteering for health organizations, golf and grilling.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, NC State University
    Master of Science, Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis, University of Louisville

    Registration: North Carolina

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 116

    James Wiggins, RRO

    James Wiggins, RRO

    Engineering Designer

    James currently serves as a designer in the Building Solutions Group in the Charlotte office. James’ responsibilities include perform Building Envelope Investigations and Diagnosis, Project Management, Building Component Testing utilizing ASTM and AAMA standards. He began his career at a roofing consulting company performing roofing observations and infrared surveys and gained knowledge of roofing as well as building envelope as the industries merged. James coaches youth soccer at Carolina Soccer Club, builds furniture, restores boats and cars, and enjoys boating and snowboarding.

     

    Education:
    n/a

    Registration: Registered Roofing Observer, Licensed EIFS and Stucco Inspector, Moisture Analyst, and Licensed in the State of North and South Carolina as an Asbestos Inspector

    Memberships: Structural Engineers Association of NC

    Awards:
    n/a

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663 ext. 101

    Jay Neff

    Jay Neff

    Structural Designer

    After working as an architectural, structural and HVAC draftsmen helping local companies serve industrial and commercial clients, Jay joined SKA in the Structural Group. He uses CAD and Revit to create construction documents and assist engineers in the design of structures for public, private, industrial and commercial clients. He also sits on the CAD and Quality Control Committees, which develop standards and common practices for all departments to follow. Jay enjoys cooking and grilling, which is good because he burns a lot of calories in his obsession with running and has run numerous 5Ks, a few half marathons, and the Pittsburgh Marathon.

    Education:
    Associates, Specialized Technologies in Architecture, Pittsburgh Technical Institute

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 132

    Jeffery B. Molby, PE

    Jeffery B. Molby, PE

    Manager of Building Solutions - Charlotte | Project Manager

    Jeff’s experience is with specialties in condition assessments, construction material evaluations and forensic analyses of existing facilities, restoration and remedial repair design, in addition to project management of restoration/remedial repair projects. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) of the Carolinas Chapter. In 2013, Jeff served as the president of ICRI. An avid outdoorsman, Jeff particularly enjoys mountain biking and hiking.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida

    Registration: North Carolina; South Carolina

    Memberships: International Concrete Repair Institute (Board Member 2008 – present)

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663 ext. 108

    Jeffrey Perrier, PE

    Jeffrey Perrier, PE

    SKA Board of Directors, Corporate Secretary | Senior Project Manager, Structural Department

    Jeff’s work as structural engineer and senior project manager crosses multiple market segments. His primary responsibilities include all phases of structural design, evaluation of existing structures, and investigation of structural failures. His previous projects have included major designs in mild reinforced and post-tensioned concrete and structural steel, and he also serves as the chair of the SKA 401(k) Advisory Committee. Beyond the workplace, Jeff is a talented musician that plays both the classical organ and piano, sings in four choirs, has a black belt in taekwondo, and preserves classic theater organs.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
    Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
    M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Registration: North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Florida

    Memberships: SEA-NC

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 114

    Jeffrey S. Miller, PE

    Jeffrey S. Miller, PE

    Vice President | Director of Building Solutions Services | SKA Board Member | Project Manager

    Jeff specializes in engineering investigations, evaluations, remedial design repairs, and project administration associated with water intrusion and building materials. Typical investigations include above and below-grade components, exterior cladding (i.e. brick veneer, precast concrete, masonry, hardcoat stucco, synthetic stucco (EIFS), etc.), curtain walls, window glass systems, parking structures, and other material issues associated with commercial, industrial and residential structures.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, NC State University

    Registration: North Carolina, South Carolina

    Memberships: Waterproofing Contractors Association (WCA)

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663 ext. 105

    Jerome Wilkie

    Jerome Wilkie

    Designer

    Jerome helps the Asheville office with design and finds that he enjoys the interaction between architects and engineers in constructing a beautiful building. He loves the fast paced part of his job and jokes about working on ten different projects, all before breakfast! He enjoys the outdoors, especially camping (roughing it in style with the fifth-wheel), hunting, trout fishing, archery and woodworking.

    Education:
    Associates, Applied Science (Mechanical Design), Blue Ridge Community College

      |  Email  |  828.274.4440 ext. 107

    Jesse Martin

    Jesse Martin

    Mechanical Engineer Intern

    Jesse serves as a Mechanical Engineering Intern for the MEPFP department with SKA. His primary responsibilities include working alongside seasoned engineers to gain knowledge and experience about the job field. Outside of the workplace, Jesse enjoys traveling to new places and also anything to do with sports. This job is a homecoming for Jesse because he grew up in a small town near the Greensboro office.

    Education:
    BS, Mechanical Engineering, UNC Charlotte

    Registration: n/a

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993, ext. 161

    Jim Maloney, PE

    Jim Maloney, PE

    Senior Project Manager

    Jim serves as a project manager in the MEPFP Group, his responsibilities include design of mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. Jim enjoys the outdoors — camping, fishing, hiking, running, golfing and attending sporting events. Jim also loves to travel; his most memorable trip was dog sledding and snowmobiling on the continental divide of the Colorado Rockies.

    Education:
    BS in Construction Engineering - Iowa State University

    Registration: North Carolina, Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama

    Memberships: ASHRAE

    Awards:
    n/a

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993, ext. 143

    Joel Wandmacher

    Joel Wandmacher

    CAD Technician II

    As a CAD technician, Joel enjoys a variety of tasks, including field testing, CAD work, construction administration, investigations, and third-party inspections.  He is currently studying for a Registered Roof Observer certification from RCI and attends seminars at the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI). A native of Minnesota, Joel loves the mild North Carolina winters, especially when walking his three dogs. After a stint in the Marine Corps from 1999 to 2003, Joel met his wife Elizabeth, and they are huge Carolina Hurricanes fans who love to attend games as often as possible.

    Memberships: RCI

      |  Email  |  910.442.2000 ext. 107

    John R. Mancuso, PE, LEED AP BD+C

    John R. Mancuso, PE, LEED AP BD+C

    Project Manager and Structural Engineer

    John’s role is project and design engineer in the Structural Engineering Group. In this position, John’s primary responsibilities include structural design and analysis, preparation of plans and specifications, construction administration and field observation. His primary design experience is in commercial and specific-use facilities in addition to a unique talent for cake decorating. John has experience with condition assessments conducted on existing parking garages, stadiums, buildings, and aquatic facilities. John received his degrees from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia – one of his favorite places.

    Education:
    M.S./B.S. Civil Engineering – Virginia Tech

    Registration: North Carolina; Virginia; Florida

    Memberships: NCHEA, PTI, ACI, ACEC

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 106

    John Richards

    John Richards

    Engineering Technician

    John joined SKA’s Charlotte office to assist with field inspections and reporting. His background includes working for a waterproofing company where he managed projects focused on concrete remediation and waterproofing of substrates. John’s background also includes work with a construction company where he supervised the construction, upfit and remediation of commercial buildings with a focus on prevention of water infiltration and threats to structural integrity. He enjoys hiking in the Pisgah National Forest, spending time with close family, and boating.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Marketing, UNC Wilmington

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663 ext. 120

    Jonathan Martin, EI

    Jonathan Martin, EI

    Engineering Intern

    Jonathan works in the Structural Engineering Department of the Greensboro office. His responsibilities include performing structural analysis and design, review of drawings, and on-site inspection. Jonathan spends his free time outdoors; he particularly enjoys running, skiing, and whitewater kayaking.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Iowa State University
    Master of Science, Civil Engineering with structural emphasis, Iowa State University

    Registration: Iowa, Engineering Intern

    Awards:
    Honor Societies: Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi - Iowa State University

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993, ext. 154

    Katherine Green

    Katherine Green

    Accounts Payable Specialist

    Katherine joined the Greensboro Accounting Group as an accounts payable specialist. She enjoys her role as the “Team Mom” and scorekeeper of her daughter’s softball travel team.

    Education:
    BS in Business Administration, Appalachian State University

    Registration: Notary Public of North Carolina

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 140

    Kathy McDaniel

    Kathy McDaniel

    Administrative Assistant

    With long term experience as an office manager for a local architectural firm, Kathy came to SKA as the administrative assistant for the structural group and states it has taken all of her experience over the years to keep up with this group. She also serves as assistant to co-founder, Bob Kennerly, Sr., PE; and facilitator of the SKA 401(k) Advisory Committee. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and their dog Jake, as well as singing in the choir at First Baptist Church in Greensboro. Kathy enjoys hearing about the good ole days when working with Bob and cherishes these conversations about the past and how good business is done. She loves the Hallmark Channel and listening to opera when she cleans her house!

    Education:
    Associate’s Degree, Secretarial Science – Executive, Guilford Technical Community College

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 110

    Keith Rittenhouse, PE

    Keith Rittenhouse, PE

    Structural Services Manager/Principal Engineer

    Keith brings over 40 years of structural engineering experience to SKA. He provides structural service management and design to our Virginia office. His passion for engineering goes beyond the office and workday as he is an annual structural engineering Adjunct Instructor in the UVA School of Engineering & Applied Science. When Keith manages to get some free time he enjoys soccer with his two sons and three grandchildren.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering with Distinction, University of Virginia
    Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of Virginia
    Graduate, The Virginia National Guard Officer Candidate School

    Registration: VA, NC, SC, GA, WV, KY, PA, NY

      |  Email  |  434.245.5100

    Kent S. Yarborough, PE, LEED AP

    Kent S. Yarborough, PE, LEED AP

    Vice President | SKA Board Member | Building Solutions Project Manager | Wilmington Branch Manager

    Kent, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, brings years of experience to his role as a project manager in the Building Solutions Group in Wilmington. After a rather unfulfilling stint as a business analyst, Kent returned to school at UNC Charlotte where he earned a second BS in Civil Engineering. After completing his degree, Kent joined SKA where he went on to become an influential member of the start-up team for the Wilmington office that opened in 2007. In his current role, Kent manages and oversees a variety of projects, including the evaluation and assessment of exterior façades and various structural investigations. Kent’s areas of focus include residential, commercial, government, and high-rise buildings primarily constructed in the coastal region. Kent’s claim to fame came in a Texas Hold-em tournament on a cruise ship bound for Italy where he made it to the final table with his mad skills in bluffing. He developed a new-found passion for running and exercise in 2014, and he surpassed 1,000 miles with two half marathons under his belt.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Finance), University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (Chi Epsilon Honor Society), University of North Carolina Charlotte

    Registration: North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama

    Memberships: ASCE, International Concrete Repair Institute, Structural Engineers Association, Waterproofing Contractors Association, Inc.

    Awards:
    National Collegiate Engineering Award

      |  Email  |  910.442.2000 ext. 101

    Kevin Baczynski, EI

    Kevin Baczynski, EI

    Engineering Intern

    Kevin’s role includes aiding the senior engineers in designing, planning, and overseeing projects. He enjoys concrete design, but also works with steel, timber, and masonry. Kevin likes to cook, travel, and making things by hand. As he is a huge soccer fan, he would like the opportunity to design a soccer stadium in the future.

    Education:
    BS, Civil Engineering, UNC Charlotte; MS, Civil Engineering (Structural Concentration), UNC Charlotte

    Registration: Engineering Intern

    Memberships: American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers Association of North Carolina

    Awards:
    n/a

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663, ext. 109

    Kirk Stanford, PE, LEED AP

    Kirk Stanford, PE, LEED AP

    Project and Forensic Engineer

    Kirk’s role is Project and Forensic Engineer in the Building Solutions Group. He specializes in building scientific solutions for structural and building envelop problems. Expanding his creativity beyond his engineering work, Kirk coaches creative thinking after-school programs for youth in the area. When serving as a project manager, Kirk oversees projects from start to finish, including contract administration and hands-on field observation throughout construction. Kirk has in-depth experience with all types of structures and materials including concrete, steel, masonry, wood, stucco, EIFS, windows, and brings the most project experience in coastal developments, historic buildings, and stadiums. He has a twin sister, so birthdays are always double the fun!

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University
    Master of Science, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University

    Registration: North Carolina

    Memberships: AISC, BEC, ICRI, RCI, USGBC

    ,   |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 168

    Larry Jones

    Larry Jones

    Technician II

    Larry returns to SKA after working bi-vocationally as a pastor and wiring specialist at a diversified industrial products manufacturer in Asheville. He has knowledge of AutoCad and Microstation, engineering drawings and planning process, ability to produce construction drawings and experience in bridges, buildings, reinforced concrete and masonry construction.

    Larry received a drafting diploma from Wake Community College in mechanical drafting and has experience as a technician/CADD operator. He worked with SKA for nearly 10 years before leaving to work full-time in the ministry. Returning to SKA, Larry really enjoys the staff in the Asheville office and finds it a pleasure coming to work and being part of such a professional team.

    He has a Master of Divinity degree and sixteen years experience as a pastor. Larry loves spending time reading, listening to music of all kinds – country, classic rock, Christian/gospel, playing guitar, and riding roller coasters. He has three children: a daughter who is married with two children in Lakeland, Florida; a daughter who is in veterinarian school at NCSU; and, a son who is attending Haywood Community College. Larry and his wife, Bonnie, are natives of Raleigh.

    Education:
    Mechanical Drafting, Wake Community College

      |  Email  |  828.274.4440 ext.

    LeAnn Rasmusson

    LeAnn Rasmusson

    Controller

    LeAnn joined SKA as a staff accountant and moved into the Assistant Controller role and eventually promoted to Controller. She is a valuable part of the Accounting Group, assisting with human resource functions as needed. She kicks in on the Social Function Committee, too, from time to time. She is very active at Forest Park Baptist Church, serving in roles on the Auditing and Pastoral Search Committees. She is a proud mother of a great little girl and loves to serve others, including outreach assistance to Hunter Elementary School. LeAnn was inducted into the Asheboro High Hall of Fame in 2014 when Asheboro High celebrated the 1994 State AAA Volleyball Championship Team, and the only volleyball championship ever for the school!

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Accounting, UNC Greensboro

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 156

    Lorna Sampson

    Lorna Sampson

    CAD Technician

    Lorna is a CAD Tech for our Building Solutions Group where she is actively involved in the remediation design process and is a member of the CAD Committee. Lorna’s first career (20+ years) was in the textile industry in sales and marketing and product development and production control. With changes in the textile industry, Lorna’s job moved overseas, and she decided to go back to school. With all the advancements in the industry, she decided to attend Guilford Tech Community College to learn CAD Drafting. She went on to pursue an Associate’s degree in Architectural Technology at Guilford Technical Community College where she graduated with honors. She feels that she was raised in a constant renovation project, as her father would buy old homes (pre-1950) and renovate them. They lived in each new project, and once completed, they would move to the next project. Lorna has a passion for old buildings and textiles, the history behind them, and how they were constructed. She enjoys hunting old treasures, refinishing and repurposing old furniture, and sewing in her free time.

    Education:
    BS degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Textile Design, Madison, WI
    A.A.A. Architectural Technology, Guilford Technical Community College, Greensboro, NC

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 117

    Lucas Jones, PE

    Lucas Jones, PE

    Senior Project Engineer

    Lucas joined the SKA Wilmington office bringing experience designing precast concrete, bringing parking deck, correctional facility, wastewater treatment facility, food processing plant, and distribution facility experience to his role. He also performed site inspections to ensure projects conformed to project documents and field procedures and managed the shop drawing production and design schedules. Lucas enjoys spending time with his family, attending NCSU football games, playing golf, fishing, cooking, going to the beach (his family enjoys Ocracoke Island) and working on projects around the house.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Construction Engineering and Management, North Carolina State University

    Registration: North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland

      |  Email  |  910.442.2000 ext. 103

    Maguita Edwards

    Maguita Edwards

    Accounts Receivable

    Maguita’s responsibilities include accounts payable, as well as processing and posting timesheets for payroll. She switched from payables to receivables and assisted in setting up all the projects company-wide into the accounting system and assigning project numbers. Maguita is also responsible for taking and making calls about job billings and payments, so if the person you are speaking to on the other end of the line has a sweet, southern drawl, it is most likely Maguita. In addition to spending time with her family and being outdoors, whether at the beaches or in the mountains, you will also find Maguita with a camera in her hand. She loves taking pictures and usually brings her camera along to all SKA events, catching folks in the most candid shots. Maguita likes to workout which is good because she also enjoys baking. We enjoy her culinary gifts as well – especially her famous “5-flavor pound cake,” which words just can’t describe.

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 144

    Mark J. Harris

    Mark J. Harris

    Roofing and Waterproofing Designer

    Mark is a senior designer in the Building Solutions Group. Prior to his employment with SKA, he worked at Newport News Shipbuilding where SKA founder, John Sutton, also worked. While at Newport News Shipbuilding, Mark worked on the catapult system for the US Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers Carl Vinson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington. Mark’s responsibilities include multiple phases of planning, design, and construction administration of roofing and waterproofing projects. His experience includes single-ply, built up, modified bitumen, shingle and metal roofing design on industrial, commercial, and institutional projects. Mark is an avid sports fan and scored his first hole-in-one last summer – a feat 43 years in the making.

    Memberships: AISC, BEC, ICRI, RCI, USGBC

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 128

    Matt Hamby, RRO

    Matt Hamby, RRO

    Technician

    Matt is a Registered Roof Observer in the Building Solutions Group. He has worked in roofing since 1999 and in water testing since 2008.

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 172

    Matt Riddle, PE

    Matt Riddle, PE

    Structural Engineer | Special Inspector

    Matt began his career at SKA in the Charlotte branch and later transferred to the Greensboro headquarters. Serving as a project engineer and project manager, Matt specializes in structural design and analysis of new and existing reinforced concrete, structural steel, masonry and wood structures. Matt’s specialties include investigative analysis, structural three-dimensional modeling, construction administration, and special inspections and client relations. When he isn’t solving tough design challenges, he is an outdoorsman that enjoys playing sports such as golf, tennis and soccer as well as spending time with friends and family.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, UNC Charlotte

    Registration: North Carolina

    Memberships: ASCE, SEC, ACEC

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 166

    Mike Parker, PE

    Mike Parker, PE

    Senior Technical Engineering Specialist | Consultant

    Mike serves as a senior technical engineering specialist consultant in the Building Solutions Group. His engineering experience includes specialized engineering assessments and evaluations of non-performance associated with hardened concrete, cement containing materials, masonry, moisture intrusion within façade elements including windows. He is also involved with engineering consulting relating to soils, foundation systems, and pavements. Part of his work includes restoration design in commercial, industrial and residential structures. Mike also works with attorneys on dispute resolutions of construction litigation cases. He enjoys building restoration, and over the course of 10 years, he restored a historic Victorian building (circa 1901) in Mooresville, North Carolina, where he has live music and a retail space.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech

    Registration: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia

    Memberships: International Concrete Repair Institute

      |  Email  |  704.554.9498

    Mike Ranieri, PE

    Mike Ranieri, PE

    MEP/FP Assistant Group Manager | Project Manager | Electrical Engineer

    Mike joined the MEP/FP Group as an electrical engineer. Mike really enjoys working on community projects. His favorite place to travel to is Sunset Beach, which he says is far enough to be apart from the crowd but close enough (to Myrtle or Wilmington) if you want to be a part of the crowd. His hobbies include lacrosse, guitar, poetry, and washing dishes at the bakery his wife operates in Winston-Salem.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, NC State University

    Registration: North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 151

    Mike Smith

    Mike Smith

    CAD Tech III

    Mike began his career at SKA in the MEP/FP Group and although he graduated from Guilford Technical Community College with a degree in Architectural Technology, Mike works alongside the electrical team in building design and the creation of construction documents. He also assists with lighting calculations, field observations, and construction administration. Mike serves as the MEP/FP Group representative on the CAD/BIM Committee and often takes the lead in project setup for the MEP/FP Group. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling (Caribbean, England, Ireland and glacier hopping in the Canadian Rockies).

    Education:
    Associates Degree, Applied Science in Architectural Technology, Guilford Technical Community College

    Memberships: MEP/FP Group representative on CAD/BIM Committee

    Awards:
    Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society (inaugural class)

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 152

    Morgan McEwen

    Morgan McEwen

    Marketing Manager

    Morgan’s role at SKA Consulting Engineers is Marketing Manager. Morgan has many passions which include photography, traveling, THE BEACH!, exploring restaurants and hometown local restaurants, coffee and coffee shops, volleyball, reading biographies, and volunteering.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts, Communication, Aquinas College

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 125

    Nick Tribble

    Nick Tribble

    Senior Designer

    Nick is a Senior Designer in the Building Solutions Group whose job has morphed from a role as technician in the structural department to solely project management and testing in the field. His primary responsibilities include multiple phases of planning, design, detailing, testing, and construction administration of building solutions projects that deal mainly with cladding and envelope issues. His experience includes stucco, EIFS, masonry, concrete, coatings, windows and doors, and flashing designs on commercial, institutional and residential projects. In addition, Nick performs third-party reviews of other professional firms’ construction documents to assist clients with potential design issues prior to construction. He loves managing the project, “solving the puzzle,” working with clients, and finds that his work brings him different challenges each day. Nick helps with almost every aspect of his children’s lives — his daughter’s dance program and swim team and coaching his son’s football and lacrosse teams. To get away from their hectic schedules, Nick and his wife enjoy their exclusive family vacations either to the beach or an island.

    Education:
    Associates Degree, Architectural Technology, Guilford Technical Community College

    Memberships: WCA, ICRI, BEC

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 174

    Patrick Phillips, EI

    Patrick Phillips, EI

    Engineering Intern

    Patrick is an Engineering Intern in the Building Solutions department. He participates in site visits and performs water testing on the building envelope. Patrick enjoys working on cars, kayaking, cooking, hiking, miniature golf, and traveling (so far, he has visited 42 out of 50 states).

     

    Education:
    BS in Civil Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, UNC-Charlotte; MS in Construction & Facilities Management, UNC-Charlotte

    Registration: EIT (North Carolina)

    Memberships: Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honors Society

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663 ext. 118

    Paul Benes

    Paul Benes

    Senior Technical Specialist

    Paul is a Senior Technical Specialist in the Building Solutions Group. His experience in Architecture and Design provides him with a unique prospective with all types of projects. His primary focus is commercial and industrial projects, including construction administration, condition surveys, and building facade repair.

    Education:
    Associates of Architecture Technology, Triton College

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993, ext. 150

    Paul Fama, PE

    Paul Fama, PE

    Project Engineer

    Paul is a project engineer at SKA Consulting Engineers in the Asheville branch. His responsibilities are to perform calculations and develop three-dimensional structural models for building components as required on a variety of residential, government, industrial, commercial, and institutional projects. Paul’s expertise includes production of drawings and specifications, technical studies and forensic investigations, investigative analysis, and construction administration. He enjoys playing baseball and watching Clemson football.

    Education:
    Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Clemson University
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Clemson University

    Registration: North Carolina

      |  Email  |  828.274.4440 ext. 114

    Pete Jones

    Pete Jones

    CAD Administrator

    Pete began his career at SKA as a structural technician/designer and now serves as a CAD administrator. He writes LISP routines and Visual Basic programs for operator’s use in creating construction documents. Pete documents SKA AutoCAD and Revit setup, customized programming and support files and is a member of the SKA CAD Committee. Pete is a US Army and NC National Guard Veteran and plays the guitar and mandolin, serving in the band at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Snow Camp. He enjoys touring the country on his Harley Davidson motorcycle with his wife; they feel especially lucky to check off Crater Lake in Oregon as one of their favorite trips.

    Education:
    Associates Degree, Applied Science of Architectural Technology, Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC, 1991

    Building Information Modeling (Continuing Education), Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC 2011

    Certificates of completion:
    Revit MEP 2010 Core Concepts, 2009
    Revit MEP 2013 Project Fundamentals, 2013
    Revit MEP 2013 Electrical Essentials, 2013
    Revit MEP 2013 Mechanical Essentials, 2013
    Revit MEP 2013 Plumbing Essentials, 2013
    Revit MEP 2013 Content Creations, 2013
    ASPE Revit MEP 2015 Workshop, 2015

    Registration: AutoCAD 2014 Professional #00356096

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 142

    Ralph Mills, PE

    Ralph Mills, PE

    Structural Group Manager | Project Manager

    Ralph’s primary responsibilities include staff resource planning and management, financial planning and management, project management, marketing and project acquisition, quality and training. He has served as lead design professional on several multi-disciplinary projects for governmental agencies and for private industry. Ralph’s design experience includes classroom facilities at all educational levels, parking decks, athletic and recreational facilities, office buildings, and industrial facilities. His experience also includes investigation and repair projects, peer reviews, and condition surveys. He has significant experience in the design of reinforced concrete, post-tensioned concrete, steel, and masonry structures.

    Ralph has also been highly engaged at SKA’s corporate-level, serving on a number of operational committees. As a member of the CAD Committee, Ralph led the process for the development of standards for CAD drawing production and electronic file management that are currently used company wide. CAD standards were implemented for each engineering discipline through a network based custom computer program that controls CAD drawing appearance and automates repetitive tasks for quality control and efficiency.

    As a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, he was one of six committee members selected by the board of directors to develop a corporate strategic plan under the guidance of a business planning consultant. Ralph was also assigned to lead a committee to develop a company wide efficiency plan.

    Ralph is active in his church and volunteers with religious faith-based organizations and service projects to benefit the needy. Ralph met the girl who would be his wife in 8th grade, and they have three children. He enjoys camping with his family, hunting, and fishing with his son. He and his wife stay fit by jogging regularly in the morning before work.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, NC State University (Summa Cum Laude)
    Master of Civil Engineering, NC State University

    Registration: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

    Memberships: SKA CAD Committee, SKA Strategic Planning Committee, ASCE Member

    Awards:
    School of Engineering Fellowship & Teaching Assistantship
    Kodak Educational Grant
    ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship
    Honor Societies: Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 141

    Ricardo Ramirez, Jr.

    Ricardo Ramirez, Jr.

    CAD Technician III

    Ricardo’s primary responsibility is drafting and producing drawings for the Structural Department. He enjoys working with all of the engineers and designers from all SKA offices, but admits it’s a challenge when having to work with multiple engineers and having to switch from project to project “on the fly.”

    In his spare time, Ricardo and his wife coach a youth baseball team, the Rockies, who finished 2nd this season in their division! Together they have two amazing children and two great dogs. He also enjoys the outdoors and is a mountain bike enthusiast who loves to ride on advanced single track trails. After a full day of activities, there is no better time for Chef Ricardo and his family to sit down to an authentic Cuban meal, that he and his wife prepare…. delicioso!

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 115

    Rico Bolden

    Rico Bolden

    field technician

    Rico is a field technician based in the Greensboro, North Carolina office. His educational background in architectural design and drafting provides him with a unique perspective in the investigation and inspection of construction projects, including multifamily housing, higher education, and sports facilities. He is passionate about his work in dealing with structural development and drafting. Rico’s interests include sports, in particular, NFL football, college football, and NBA basketball, as well as weightlifting.

    Education:
    ITT-Tech – Salutatorian, Associate’s Degree in architectural design and drafting

      |  Email  |  205.432.0370

    Ron Coleman

    Ron Coleman

    Senior Designer II

    Ron came to SKA Consulting Engineers after owning his own roofing company and assists the building solutions group with condition assessment, contract design, contract administration, and repair and renovation. One of his favorite projects was the design and repair of slate, gutters, and terne metal roofs of the Greensboro Historical Museum, which was once a building set up to receive wounded soldiers during the battle of Bentonville in 1865. Ron likes being active; playing multiple sports in high school and basketball in college and still plays golf. He also enjoys riding his 38 year old Harley Super Glide motorcycle.

    Education:
    Physical Education, Appalachian State University

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 120

    Ron Lawrence, PE

    Ron Lawrence, PE

    Senior Project Manager

    Ron serves as a project manager for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection disciplines. His specific electrical design experience includes project management, electrical engineering, peer review, condition assessment, and arc-flash analysis. Ron enjoys his many roles at Stoneville Pentecostal Holiness Church: church board, chairman of the building committee, and drummer in the choir.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, UNC Charlotte

    Registration: Registered Electrical Engineer in North Carolina, Licensed Electrical Contractor in North Carolina, Licensed General Contractor in North Carolina and Virginia

    Memberships: n/a

    Awards:
    n/a

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 149

    Ronald K. Mason, PE, LEED AP

    Ronald K. Mason, PE, LEED AP

    Senior Engineering Consultant | Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineer

    Ron is the Greensboro Branch Manager and serves as a project manager for a variety of mechanical and fire protection projects. Part of a three-generation engineering family registered in Virginia, Ron shares his passion for the profession with his father and son and has over 40 years of experience. His expertise includes project management, studies, design, drawings and specifications for industrial, commercial and institutional projects involving process piping and industrial controls, solid fuel fired boilers, central utilities such as steam, chilled water, compressed air; plumbing, fire protection, vibration control, fume and dust control and HVAC systems.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech

    Registration: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, West Virginia

    Memberships: ACEC, USGBC

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 146

    Scott Singleton, PE

    Scott Singleton, PE

    Technical Specialist

    Scott joined the Greensboro Building Solutions Group as a technical specialist and his experience includes investigation, design, and contract administration services related to building envelopes. He specializes in investigation, diagnostics, design, construction oversight, and contract administration for building envelope projects. Scott enjoys fishing, golf and spending time with his family and friends, especially on Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia.

    Education:
    MS in Civil Engineering - NC A&T State University, BS in Mathematics with concentration in Physics - Guilford College

    Registration: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, West Virginia

    Memberships: Treasurer for the Carolinas Chapter of RCI

    Awards:
    n/a

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993, ext. 135

    Stephen Moorefield, PE, LEED AP BD+C

    Stephen Moorefield, PE, LEED AP BD+C

    Senior Project Engineer

    Stephen is a project and design engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Group with an expertise in HVAC systems design and construction administration. His primary focus includes commercial and institutional projects and investigative analysis of building moisture. He has an extensive background with building moisture issues, sustainable design, and works closely with the Building Solutions Group. Stephen is a LEED Accredited Professional with experience on multiple projects.  Life is perfect for Stephen when he can combine all of his passions into one trip: travel, landscape photography, racing (completed two ironmans and several marathons), food (loves cooking, baking and exploring new restaurants), and beer (a connoisseur, explorer of breweries and avid home brewer).

    Education:
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering - UNC Charlotte

    Registration: North Carolina, Virginia, Florida

    Memberships: ASHRAE, USGBC

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 165

    Stephen Robinson, PE, LEED AP

    Stephen Robinson, PE, LEED AP

    President

    Stephen rose through the ranks from the manager of the Building Solutions Group in Greensboro and a vice president to his current position of SKA president. His responsibilities aside from running the Triad’s largest engineering group includes the technical and administrative review of services performed by project managers. Stephen has extensive experience with the evaluation and repair of existing building systems that include clay brick masonry, windows and doors, stucco, terra cotta, waterproofing and flashing systems, concrete, wood, steel, and coating systems for modern and historic buildings. He enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing, and photography. Stephen is in charge of the Royal Ranger program (scouting group for boys, age kindergarten to high school) at his church.

    Speaking Engagements:

    Southeastern Regional Association of Physical Plant Administrators (SRAPPA) 2015 Annual Conference, “How to Get the Most Benefit from a Window Testing Program for New Construction,” October 2015

    TECH TALKS, Window Testing, October 2014

    Education:
    B.S. Civil Engineering – NC State University
    M.C.E. Civil Engineering – NC State University

    Registration: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

    Memberships: CPN, ICRI, RCI, SSPC

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 127

    Steven Barber

    Steven Barber

    Technician II

    Steven assists the Charlotte Building Solutions Department with drafting; illustration; graphical and informational diagrams; and bits of animation. He enjoys the process of seeing an idea in sketch form, developing and becoming a finished idea.  Explaining concepts through drawing is an ongoing motivation for him, which may include working by hand, models or using ACAD, CorelDraw, Photo-Paint, etc. Steven believes that being able to talk with people and ask the right questions is just as important as the drawing production. He explores many areas of his creative nature, whether it is exploring new electronic and experimental music that he often plays on his internet radio program, and by drawing and painting.  Over the past twenty-five years, Steven has worked as a designer in the following disciplines: theatrical scenic/lighting/props, McDonald’s indoor/outdoor playgrounds as well as signage, graphics, maps and museum displays. He has also spent a good deal of time as a technical illustrator working on procedural and standards manuals for a large local power company. Over the years, Steven has also enjoyed acting and directing roles and lecturing at Pembroke State University. He is proud of his wife who is an RN and works third shift in the OR where she tries to save lives, while the rest of the family sleeps. They are very busy with a son, two cats, a terrier dog and an 80 lb. greyhound that is pure muscle!

    Education:
    Master of Fine Arts, Scenic Design, University of Iowa
    Bachelor of Arts, Drama, Pembroke State University

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663 ext. 119

    Susan Russell, PE, SE

    Susan Russell, PE, SE

    Structural Engineer

    Susan currently serves as project engineer with the Structural Group. Specializing in analysis, design, and construction administration, Susan has experience with reinforced concrete, structural steel, masonry, wood, and specialty structures. Internally, she assists with evaluating structural design/analysis software and helps to educate her peers in using these programs. Susan is the only SKA employee to obtain licensure via the 16-hr NCEES Structural Engineering Exam (SE). In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. Susan was recently featured on CNN’s website as part of Women in STEM.

    Education:
    Master of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University
    Bachelor of Science Mathematics, Campbell University

    Registration: North Carolina, Nevada

    Memberships: SEA

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 126

    Suzanne Smith

    Suzanne Smith

    Billing Specialist

    Suzanne came to SKA Consulting Engineers with office manager/supervisor experience including financial/HR duties, personnel training, office set-up and marketing responsibilities. In her career, she enjoyed the leadership positions she was afforded thanks to her gifts. Suzanne started at SKA with the Accounting Group with accounts payable and soon became a billing specialist. She utilizes her skill set as a problem solver and incorporates her love of helping others and sharing knowledge. As a single parent, she shares a special bond with her daughter who she is so proud of. Suzanne also enjoys horses, her faith, traveling, the great outdoors, clean eating, and natural healing, which all seem to go hand in hand.

    Education:
    Accounting | International Business (minor), Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

    Awards:
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Best Marketing Department and Most Homes Scheduled (Washington State and New York)
    Various academic scholarships

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 129

    Teena Wells

    Teena Wells

    Office Administrator

    Teena is the office administrator for SKA’s Asheville office and is responsible for coordinating pertinent information between Asheville and the Greensboro office and facilitating general office applications and transitions. On a personal level, she has enjoyed a bounty of performing opportunities, including many lead acting roles in plays at Tanglewood Theatre Musical Productions, Miss Asheville 1966, Miss Golf Pageant 1967 – Masters Golf Tournament (where she met Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus), lead vocalist with The Bounty 3 folk group, member of Sweet Adelines International Quartet and lead vocalist in The Buddy K Big Band. Teena shares her many organizational and creative skills with the Asheville office, and they certainly sing her praises.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Music – Performing Arts, Brevard College, Brevard, NC

      |  Email  |  828.274.4440 ext. 100

    Teresa D. Hecht

    Teresa D. Hecht

    Administrative Assistant

    If you want to know where something is in SKA’s Greensboro headquarters, all you have to do is ask Teresa who is the administrative assistant in the Accounting Group. Teresa is a lover of the outdoors and any and all things of nature. She is a self-professed explorer and forager, amplified by the recent gift of a metal detector, which she has enjoyed and used to thoroughly explore the woods behind her home. To say that Teresa is multi-talented is quite an understatement. She assists with timesheets and billings, as well as Certificates of Insurance, filing duties, switchboard duties, and just about anything else that can be thought of – no job is too small for Teresa.

    Education:
    Associate in Applied Science, Secretarial Science, Guilford Technical Community College (formerly GTI)

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 103

    Tilak Bhonagiri

    Tilak Bhonagiri

    Senior Technical Specialist

    Tilak is a senior technical specialist and his primary responsibilities include testing of building material, finding alternative methods for innovative construction and forensic engineering. He will also assist with litigation research and has been OSHA certified and is a CMIT (Construction Manager in Training). In his free time, Tilak enjoys reading a good novel.

    Education:
    MS - Construction and Facilities Management from UNC Charlotte; Interior Design degree in India; BS - Civil Engineering from GITAM University, India

    Registration: CMIT (Construction Manager in Training)

    Memberships: Member of IFMA (International Facility Management Association) student chapter, UNCC

    Awards:
    n/a

      |  Email  |  980.319.3630

    Tim Cook, PE

    Tim Cook, PE

    SKA Board Member | Structural Project Manager

    Tim started his career with SKA in Asheville after completing an MCE Structural Engineering degree at NC State University, and Bachelor of Science degree at University of Tennessee. He specializes in structural design on projects of various sizes using structural steel, wood, reinforced masonry, and reinforced concrete (pre-stressed and non pre-stressed). Tim’s specialties include design of new structures, investigative analysis, and report writing on existing structural systems. Tim and his wife, Amy, are raising four kids from college to middle school age and spend a lot of their very rare spare time at the baseball/softball diamond watching the kids compete. Along with coaching these various teams, he enjoys teaching the youth Sunday School class at United Love Baptist Church. Tim loves the outdoors, especially fishing and hiking in the mountains near his hometown of Franklin, North Carolina.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering – University of Tennessee
    MCE Structural Engineering – NC State University

    Registration: North Carolina; South Carolina

    Memberships: International Concrete Repair Institute

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663 ext. 112

    Tim Norton

    Tim Norton

    Senior Designer II

    Tim is a designer in the Building Investigation and Diagnostic Department and performs design reviews of other professional firm’s construction documents to assist clients with potential design issues prior to construction. His responsibilities also include multiple phases of planning, design and construction administration of investigation and diagnostic projects that deal mainly with cladding and envelope issues. Tim’s experience includes stucco, EIFS, siding, masonry and window and door flashing designs on commercial, institutional and residential projects. He studied Architectural Technology at Guilford Technical Community College after receiving all county design awards in architectural technology in high school. Tim is very active in his church assisting with the praise band (music/lighting/sound engineering/media). His favorite times are spent fishing with his boys or riding his Harley.

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 132

    Timothy Dinsmore

    Timothy Dinsmore

    Engineering Intern

    Timothy joined the Charlotte office as a structural engineering intern and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte with a BS in Civil Engineering (and completing a MS in Civil Engineering with a concentration in structures). His experience includes structural design and evaluation of timber residential buildings. Timothy enjoys performing guitar in church and other small venues in the community, having become a virtuosic performer on the classical guitar. He also loves spending time in the outdoors, mountain biking, hiking, and fly-fishing.

    Education:
    BS in Civil Engineering - UNC Charlotte
    Bachelor of Music in Performance (Classical Guitar) - UNC Charlotte

    Registration: North Carolina, Engineering Intern

    Memberships: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

    Awards:
    n/a

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 121

    Todd Capps

    Todd Capps

    Technician

    Todd started with SKA Consulting Engineers with the structural group using AutoCad. He now works in Revit, which is a challenging program modeling the structural components in 3D and often using a model from the architect as a guide to produce final project documents. Todd loves spending time with his daughter and wife and enjoys the beautiful North Carolina outdoors. On the sunniest days, he can be found riding his beloved Harley motorcycle through the Blue Ridge Parkway.

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 134

    Todd Hall

    Todd Hall

    Senior Designer

    Todd began at SKA Consulting Engineers as a CAD technician and now serves as a designer in the building solutions group. He primarily does the design drawings for re-roofing projects along with CA inspections and some condition surveys, but also assists with building façade repair drawings/design when needed. He loves to spend time with his family and friends; much of that time is spent watching his daughter compete in gymnastics. Todd likes being outdoors, playing and watching sports and riding motorcycles.

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 124

    Tom Muse, PE

    Tom Muse, PE

    MEP/FP Group Manager | Senior Project Manager | Electrical Engineer

    Tom serves as a senior project manager for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection disciplines. His projects range from industrial, federal, aviation, arenas, university, K-12, and commercial with construction budgets, ranging from $10,000 to $30 million. His specific electrical design experience includes distribution of power, lighting, telephone, television, data, fire alarm, security, sound, arc flash, and emergency systems.  Tom enjoys sports, coaching, reading, kayaking, and spending time with his family.

    Education:
    B.S., Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University

    Registration: North Carolina

    Memberships: Professional Engineers of North Carolina, Professional Engineers of North Carolina Leadership Institute

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 159

    Tonya Tatum

    Tonya Tatum

    Administrative Assistant/Accounting Support

    Tonya began at SKA Consulting Engineers in file administration and moved to an administrative assistant and accounting support role. Her responsibilities include phone and mailroom support for the Greensboro office. Tonya enjoys spending time with her son, traveling, and any beach!

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 100

    Tracy Scott

    Tracy Scott

    Assistant Controller

    Tracy is the Assistant Controller and brings to SKA over 20 years of accounting experience in various fields and industries. She enjoys photographing alongside her husband, Douglas, in his photography business. Tracy loves retouching and the fine art of digital painting in her spare time. She is a summer baby and enjoys spending time with her precious little daughter and her sweet husband down at the lake – – – swimming, boating, water skiing & kayaking.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Accounting - University of North Carolina at Greensboro

      |  Email  |  336-855-0993

    Walt Parrish

    Walt Parrish

    Senior Designer

    Walt assists the structural department in SKA Consulting Engineers’ Charlotte office as a designer. He pursued studies at Guilford Technical and Rockingham Community Colleges before entering in the Marines. Walt enjoys the challenge involved in putting a job together, coordination of the work between the various building disciplines, occasionally putting fires out, and assisting with cost estimating. His wife once worked as a secretary in SKA’s Greensboro office, but along the way they ended up in Spartanburg. Walt says he has worn out three cars in the daily trek from Spartanburg to the Charlotte office all of these years, but says it is well worth it! They enjoy their six grandchildren as much as they can despite their hectic schedules.

      |  Email  |  704.424.9663 ext. 103

    William Wright

    William Wright

    Technician

    William began at SKA Consulting Engineers after an apprenticeship with Carolina Steel. He has pursued further training at Guilford Technical Community College to learn more about Revit, and serves the structural group.  William really loves drafting and drawing, and especially likes to work on big buildings and big projects like the Wake Forest University Football Stadium with its large trusses. He enjoys hiking on trails in the North Carolina mountains with his wife and son. William’s favorite vacations are spent at Atlantic Beach and hopes one day to charter a boat to take his son deep sea fishing.

      |  Email  |  336.855.0993 ext. 121

    Zebulon W. Wells, PE

    Zebulon W. Wells, PE

    Vice President | Project Manager | Asheville Branch Manager

    Zeb is part of the Building Solutions Group in the Asheville office as well as Branch Manager. In this role, his primary responsibilities include the structural design and management of projects in all phases of planning, design and construction administration. In addition, he manages building investigation and diagnostic projects. When taken by wanderlust, Zeb enjoys RV travel. As a former member of the US Air Force, Zeb spent 16 months in Southeast Asia and also worked as a surveyor at an air base construction site in Saudi Arabia in the late 1970s. One of Zeb’s most challenging projects was the design of the new swinging bridge for Grandfather Mountain. The owner was dissatisfied because the new bridge did not swing as much as the original. Due to the use of galvanized steel in the railings with vent holes in the tube sections, the bridge sings when the wind blows, pacifying the owner who liked the new “singing, swinging bridge”.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Engineering Technology – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    Registration: North Carolina

    Memberships: American Society of Civil Engineers; ACEC; ICRI; RCI; WCA

      |  Email  |  828.274.4440 ext. 119