OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

John Elder

Principal
PE, SE

Hometown: Reno, Nevada

Bachelors: Bachelors of Science – Civil Engineering
University of Nevada

Masters: University of Nevada – Structural Engineering

Fun Facts:

• I enjoy hunting and camping.

• I have two daughters.

• I love The Office and anything that includes Will Ferrell.

David Grapsas

Principal
PE, SE

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bachelors: Bachelors of Science – Civil Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder

Masters: The University of Texas at Austin
Structural Engineering

Fun Facts:

• I have an identical twin brother.

• My wife and I have the same birthday
but were born different years.

• I have a son and a daughter.

Dan Buys

Principal
BIM Manager

Hometown: Hull, Iowa

Credentials: A.A.S. Degree from Southeast for Architectural Engineering and Construction Management. Autodesk Certified Professional in Revit Structure and Revit Architecture.

Fun Facts:

• I have worked in the Structural/Engineering field
for over 12 years

• In my spare time I enjoy woodworking

• I have two sons and one daughter

Engineering Team

Jacob Hood

Professional Engineer

Hometown: Torrance, California

Bachelors: Northern Arizona University – Civil Engineering

Masters: John Hopkins University  Structural Engineering

Fun Facts:

• I ski and snowboard.

• Chargers are my team.

• I love to travel and have a hard time of thinking of three fun facts about myself.

Pritman Kumar

Pritam Kumar

Structural Designer

Hometown: Patna, India

Bachelors: 

Masters: Arizona State University Structural Engineering

Fun Facts:

• I love anything outdoors like hiking, camping, traveling, Skiing, Biking etc.

• I would like to visit 35 countries and 50 states of USA in next 5 years. 

• I am big fan of TV show “Seinfeld” and would like to meet Jerry, Kramer, George, and Elaine one day.

Travis Lee

Travis Lee

Structural Designer

Hometown: Teesto, Arizona

Bachelors: University of Arizona – Architectural Engineering

Fun Facts:

• I come from the Navajo Nation.

• I love spending time with family and relatives.

• I enjoy going on runs.

Gustavo Ramos - Engineer

Gustavo Ramos

Project Engineer

Hometown: Beloit, WI

Education: University of Wisconsin- Platteville BS Civil Engineering Emphasises in Structural Geotechnical Engineer

Fun Facts:

• Huge Futbol Fan

• I am a Barber on my free time for friends and family.

• I love pineapple on pizza.

Anthony Kozic - United Structural Design

Anthony Kozic

Civil Engineer

Hometown: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Bachelors: McMaster University – Civil Engineering

Fun Facts:

• Dual Citizen of Canada & Italy

• The Youngest of 5 kids by 7 years

• Has a Mini Goldendoodle

Drafting & Administrative Team

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Kaitlyn Smith

REVIT Drafter

Hometown: Wichita, Kansas

Bachelors: Southeast Community College

Fun Facts:

• I enjoy knitting in my free time.

• I love dogs.

• My favorite color is seafoam green.

Tina Rhode

Tina Rhode

Administrative Assistant

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona

Fun Facts:

• Married for over 28 years and loving every moment.

• I’m a Mother of two beautiful daughters that make us very proud.

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