Our People

Our people are our greatest asset. We inspire, create, and learn together and from each other. We value our clients and our work, but none above our own people. Because it is only with a team of dedicated professionals who have skill, integrity, creativity, and a collaborative spirit that we succeed.
26
Licensed Structural Engineers
89
Employees in Five Offices
Kyle Bettencourt
Engineer
Ian Buchanan, PE
Engineer
Aaron Lucas, SE
Senior Engineer
Owen Kuang
Designer
Jesse Sanchez
Designer
Colby Scanlon
Designer
Matt Ramos, PE
Senior Engineer
Ethan Meier, PE
Senior Engineer
Joe Giesa
Engineer
Rachel Willard
Engineer
Nick Mendoza
Designer
Christina Copeland
BIM Technician
Ryan Krostag, PE
Engineer
Kyle Kao
Engineer
David Lura
Engineer
Kevin Marx, PE
Senior Engineer
Benny Cope
Designer
Matea Peterson, PE
Associate
Nathan Hale
Designer
Emily Lescher
Designer
Daniel Nouri, PE
Senior Engineer
Fen Wang, PE
Senior Engineer
Sonny Situ
Designer
Gordon Coats, PE
Senior Engineer
Nik Blanchette, SE
Senior Engineer
Jack Tenley, PE
Engineer
Jaydan Gilstrap
Designer
Angel Ledesma
Designer
Amanda Crane
Project Accountant / Billing Specialist
Jamie Brownell, SE
Senior Engineer
Steffi Win
Designer
Alex Wallace
Designer
David Smith
BIM Technician
Tommy Sidebottom
Engineer
Carlos Lopez
Designer
Brett Shields, SE
Associate
Nicole Go
Designer
Andrew Twardowski, SE
Senior Engineer
Jackson Blake
Designer
Cheryl Lenhart
Staff Accountant
Jiaming Liu, PE
Engineer
Evan Taylor
Designer
Isabell Chavez
Designer
Jessica Ellis, PE
Senior Engineer
Lindsey Broderick, PE
Senior Engineer
Jack Bloom
Designer
Jagvir Singh
Designer
Catherine Cruz
Designer
Tebrez Khan
Designer
Cameron Grant
Designer
Neha Madhulika, PE
Senior Engineer
Megan August, PE
Senior Engineer
Dudley Mei, PE
Senior Engineer
Leo Sheynkman
Senior BIM Technician
Onessa Anastasio, PE
Senior Engineer
Kate Spiesman, PE
Senior Engineer
Jaycob Ponce
Designer
Kyle Chase, PE
Engineer
Alison Earl
Receptionist/Admin Assistant
Aaron Lucas, SE, Senior Engineer
Alex Wallace, Designer
Alison Earl, Receptionist/Admin Assistant
Amanda Crane, Project Accountant / Billing Specialist
Andrew Twardowski, SE, Senior Engineer
Angel Ledesma, Designer
Benny Cope, Designer
Brett Shields, SE, Associate
Cameron Grant, Designer
Carlos Lopez, Designer
Catherine Cruz, Designer
Cheryl Lenhart, Staff Accountant
Christina Copeland, BIM Technician
Colby Scanlon, Designer
Daniel Nouri, PE, Senior Engineer
David Lura, Engineer
David Smith, BIM Technician
Dudley Mei, PE, Senior Engineer
Emily Lescher, Designer
Ethan Meier, PE, Senior Engineer
Evan Taylor, Designer
Fen Wang, PE, Senior Engineer
Gordon Coats, PE, Senior Engineer
Ian Buchanan, PE, Engineer
Isabell Chavez, Designer
Jack Bloom, Designer
Jack Tenley, PE, Engineer
Jackson Blake, Designer
Jagvir Singh, Designer
Jamie Brownell, SE, Senior Engineer
Jaycob Ponce, Designer
Jaydan Gilstrap, Designer
Jesse Sanchez, Designer
Jessica Ellis, PE, Senior Engineer
Jiaming Liu, PE, Engineer
Joe Giesa, Engineer
Kate Spiesman, PE, Senior Engineer
Kevin Marx, PE, Senior Engineer
Kyle Bettencourt, Engineer
Kyle Chase, PE, Engineer
Kyle Kao, Engineer
Leo Sheynkman, Senior BIM Technician
Lindsey Broderick, PE, Senior Engineer
Matea Peterson, PE, Associate
Matt Ramos, PE, Senior Engineer
Megan August, PE, Senior Engineer
Nathan Hale, Designer
Neha Madhulika, PE, Senior Engineer
Nick Mendoza, Designer
Nicole Go, Designer
Nik Blanchette, SE, Senior Engineer
Onessa Anastasio, PE, Senior Engineer
Owen Kuang, Designer
Rachel Willard, Engineer
Ryan Krostag, PE, Engineer
Sonny Situ, Designer
Steffi Win, Designer
Tebrez Khan, Designer
Tommy Sidebottom, Engineer
Collaborative Software Task Group
Members of the Collaborative Software Task Group promote the use of non-technical software to increase staff productivity by creating and maintaining customized tools, shortcuts, and staff forums.
Daniel Nouri, PE
Senior Engineer
David Lura
Engineer
Jamie Brownell, SE
Senior Engineer
Joe Giesa
Engineer
Kyle Kao
Engineer
Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
The DEI Committee works to cultivate a work environment in which all employees are encouraged to be their whole selves, regardless of race, gender, etc. and are equitably supported in their career and personal goals. Members engage in both internal and external efforts to create a welcoming space for those currently at ZFA and those looking to join the structural engineering profession.
Carlos Lopez
Designer
Jessica Ellis, PE
Senior Engineer
Matea Peterson, PE
Associate
Matt Ramos, PE
Senior Engineer
Rachel Willard
Engineer
Engineering Drive Task Group
Members of the Engineering Drive Task Group organize ZFA’s internal hub of documents, references, and resources, including the video library of internal training recordings and “how-to” videos created by colleagues.
Dudley Mei, PE
Senior Engineer
Fen Wang, PE
Senior Engineer
Jackson Blake
Designer
Jiaming Liu, PE
Engineer
Operations and Technologies Steering Committee (OTSC)
OTSC develops and maintains internal resources to improve ZFA's quality of services. The group oversees all internal task groups and encourages staff engagement in technical and non-technical activities at ZFA, as well as within the AEC industry.
Daniel Nouri, PE
Senior Engineer
Jessica Ellis, PE
Senior Engineer
Megan August, PE
Senior Engineer
Nik Blanchette, SE
Senior Engineer
Revit Task Group
Members of the Revit Task Group review and maintain ZFA’s drafting standards and resources in collaboration with the Typical Details Task Group.
Benny Cope
Designer
Carlos Lopez
Designer
Jessica Ellis, PE
Senior Engineer
Spreadsheet Task Group
Members of the Spreadsheet Task Group develop and maintain ZFA’s internal collection of spreadsheets used for structural calculations and operations to maximize efficiency and a quality work product.
Aaron Lucas, SE
Senior Engineer
Emily Lescher
Designer
Jack Tenley, PE
Engineer
Kyle Bettencourt
Engineer
Ryan Krostag, PE
Engineer
Tommy Sidebottom
Engineer
Typical Details Task Group
Members of the Typical Details Task Group maintain and update three critical parts of ZFA project deliverables: typical details, notes, and specifications.
Brett Shields, SE
Associate
Gordon Coats, PE
Senior Engineer
Lindsey Broderick, PE
Senior Engineer
Matt Ramos, PE
Senior Engineer