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
Angel Ledesma
Designer
Chelsea Darnelle, PE
Engineer
Steffi Win
Designer
Jack Tenley, PE
Engineer
Fen Wang, PE
Engineer
Jiaming Liu, PE
Engineer
Nicole Go
Designer
Gordon Coats, PE
Senior Engineer
Amanda Crane
Project Accountant / Billing Specialist
Dudley Mei, PE
Senior Engineer
Tebrez Khan
Designer
Miguel Arismendi-Pardi
Designer
Kevin Marx, PE
Senior Engineer
Jaycob Ponce
Designer
Rachel Willard
Designer
Onessa Anastasio, PE
Engineer
Jaydan Gilstrap
Designer
David Lura
Engineer
Tommy Sidebottom
Engineer
Jesse Sanchez
Designer
Emily Lescher
Designer
Nick Mendoza
Designer
Matea Peterson, PE
Senior Engineer
Kyle Bettencourt
Engineer
Jagvir Singh
Designer
Benny Cope
Designer
Cheryl Lenhart
Staff Accountant
Nik Blanchette, SE
Senior Engineer
Daniel Nouri, PE
Engineer
Florence Lo
Designer
Aaron Lucas, PE
Senior Engineer
Lindsey Broderick, PE
Senior Engineer
Catherine Cruz
Designer
Megan August, PE
Engineer
Evan Taylor
Designer
Christina Copeland
BIM Technician
Kyle Chase, PE
Engineer
Jackson Blake
Designer
Ian Buchanan, PE
Engineer
Leo Sheynkman
Senior BIM Technician
Jamie Brownell, PE
Engineer
Ryan Krostag, PE
Engineer
Kate Spiesman, PE
Senior Engineer
Davis Ross
Designer
Ethan Meier, PE
Senior Engineer
Alex Wallace
Designer
Owen Kuang
Designer
Juan Manuel Lozano
Designer
Brett Shields, SE
Senior Engineer
Matt Ramos, PE
Engineer
Alison Earl
Receptionist/Admin Assistant
Carlos Lopez
Designer
Jessica Ellis, PE
Senior Engineer
Andrew Twardowski, PE
Senior Engineer
Colby Scanlon
Designer
Kyle Kao
Engineer
Joe Giesa
Designer
Aaron Lucas, PE, Senior Engineer
Alex Wallace, Designer
Alison Earl, Receptionist/Admin Assistant
Amanda Crane, Project Accountant / Billing Specialist
Andrew Twardowski, PE, Senior Engineer
Angel Ledesma, Designer
Benny Cope, Designer
Brett Shields, SE, Senior Engineer
Carlos Lopez, Designer
Catherine Cruz, Designer
Chelsea Darnelle, PE, Engineer
Cheryl Lenhart, Staff Accountant
Christina Copeland, BIM Technician
Colby Scanlon, Designer
Daniel Nouri, PE, Engineer
David Lura, Engineer
Davis Ross, Designer
Dudley Mei, PE, Senior Engineer
Emily Lescher, Designer
Ethan Meier, PE, Senior Engineer
Evan Taylor, Designer
Fen Wang, PE, Engineer
Florence Lo, Designer
Gordon Coats, PE, Senior Engineer
Ian Buchanan, PE, Engineer
Jack Tenley, PE, Engineer
Jackson Blake, Designer
Jagvir Singh, Designer
Jamie Brownell, PE, Engineer
Jaycob Ponce, Designer
Jaydan Gilstrap, Designer
Jesse Sanchez, Designer
Jessica Ellis, PE, Senior Engineer
Jiaming Liu, PE, Engineer
Joe Giesa, Designer
Juan Manuel Lozano, Designer
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, Senior Engineer
Matt Ramos, PE, Engineer
Megan August, PE, Engineer
Miguel Arismendi-Pardi, Designer
Nick Mendoza, Designer
Nicole Go, Designer
Nik Blanchette, SE, Senior Engineer
Onessa Anastasio, PE, Engineer
Owen Kuang, Designer
Rachel Willard, Designer
Ryan Krostag, PE, Engineer
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
Engineer
David Lura
Engineer
Jamie Brownell, PE
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
Chelsea Darnelle, PE
Engineer
Jessica Ellis, PE
Senior Engineer
Matea Peterson, PE
Senior Engineer
Matt Ramos, PE
Engineer
Rachel Willard
Designer
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
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.
Brett Shields, SE
Senior Engineer
Daniel Nouri, PE
Engineer
Jessica Ellis, PE
Senior Engineer
Megan August, PE
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.
Jessica Ellis, PE
Senior Engineer
Megan August, PE
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, PE
Senior Engineer
Chelsea Darnelle, PE
Engineer
Emily Lescher
Designer
Kyle Bettencourt
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
Senior Engineer
Gordon Coats, PE
Senior Engineer
Lindsey Broderick, PE
Senior Engineer
Matt Ramos, PE
Engineer