The Parkhill Community
Parkhill is one of the largest and longest-tenured architecture and engineering firms in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico with more than 400 people who are passionate about what they do. We design and build projects in the government, commercial and institutional sectors including K-12 and higher education, public works, environmental, infrastructure, transportation, church, and healthcare.
Board of Directors
Parkhill is one of the largest and longest-tenured architecture and engineering firms in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico with more than 400 people who are passionate about what they do. We design and build projects in the government, commercial and institutional sectors including K-12 and higher education, public works, environmental, infrastructure, transportation, church, and healthcare.
Parkhill is one of the largest and longest-tenured architecture and engineering firms in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, with more than 400 people who are passionate about what they do. We design and build projects in the government, commercial and institutional sectors including K-12 and higher education, public works, environmental, infrastructure, transportation, church, and healthcare.
Isaac Aguilar, PE
Isaac Aguilar, PE, is a Senior Associate and an Electrical Engineer and Team Leader in Parkhill’s MEP/Structural Practice. His expertise includes lighting, power, communications, and fire alarm designs for various project types, including educational, healthcare, municipalities, and institutional facilities.
Isaac has designed emergency backup generators for healthcare facilities, data centers, airports, booster stations, and chiller plants. Isaac provides facility assessments on electrical systems to determine the current conditions and provides any recommendations.
“Building Community is building a relationship with an individual and/or group. Once that relationship is established, they should be able to consider me their trusted advisor.”
Daniel Albus, PE
Daniel Albus, PE, is a Principal and a Team Leader in Parkhill’s Treatment Practice. He is an expert in water and wastewater treatment for industries and municipalities. Since joining Parkhill in 2010, Daniel has worked with many clients throughout West Texas and the DFW area to improve water quality both at water and wastewater treatment plants. He is a subject matter expert on wastewater reuse and membrane treatment. His work on the Wheeler Reverse Osmosis Plant was awarded ACEC Gold status for engineering excellence in 2017. Daniel was selected as a Top Young Professional in 2018 by ENR Magazine and 2018 Young Engineer of the Year by the South Plains Chapter of TSPE.
“Building community means serving as an essential cog in the wheel that makes communities grow and prosper. We are the trusted advisors that communities need to make essential decisions about key current and future needs. We want to help nurture and be a part of the lifeblood that makes our communities special.”
Director of MEP and Structural
Ryan Bailey, PE
Ryan Bailey, PE, is a Mechanical Engineer and Director of Parkhill’s MEP/Structural Practice. He has expertise in mechanical and plumbing system designs on a variety of project types including local, state, and federal government buildings, schools, churches, office buildings, and warehouse facilities. In addition to design expertise, Ryan specializes in the assessment of existing plumbing and mechanical systems for replacement or repurposing in renovation projects. His work includes several comprehensive renovations for occupied facilities including the Department of Public Safety, Texas School for the Deaf, and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Ryan has also worked on multiple types of facilities in phased renovation construction to keep owners operating throughout construction.
Director of K-12 Design
Mike Baker, AIA
Mike Baker, AIA, is a Parkhill Principal and the Director of K-12 Design. His experience includes directing complex master plan exercises with K-12 clients while building consensus among facility users and community partners. Mike has led the design of almost 3 million square feet of educational facilities. His expertise lends an understanding of how diverse learning styles and modalities can affect a school‘s built environment. Mike was part the Parkhill’s architecture team that was invited by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) to develop its 21st Century Educational Specifications and analyze their impact on school design. In 2012, he presented The Influence of 21st Century Education Principles on K-12 School Facility Design to his peers at the Texas Society of Architects annual convention in Austin, Texas. Mike has led collaborative design charrettes that have influenced innovative master plans and many award-winning designs like Snyder Elementary School in Snyder, Texas, Lubbock-Cooper Laura Bush Middle School in Lubbock, Texas, and Heroes Elementary in Camp Lejeune, N.C.
“I believe Building Community is the opportunity to enrich our citizens in the way they live, learn, worship, and work through the projects we are a part of. I believe we also have a more indirect responsibility—by giving back to our clients, and community – especially those less fortunate, or who struggle to meet the challenges that each day presents.”
Senior Project Manager
Matt Barnum, PLS
Matt Barnum, PLS, is an Associate and Senior Project Manager in Parkhill's CPS/Survey Sector. Matt joined Parkhill with the merger of Lemke Surveying in 2020. He works out of the Norman office. Matt is a registered professional land surveyor with over 16 years of experience in civil design and land surveying. Matt has a wide variety of experience with designer responsibilities for residential developments, commercial site developments, water & sewer systems, grading/paving/drainage plans, and roadway design. Matt has managed and coordinated the collection of field survey data, data reduction, and survey plat preparation for Boundary Surveys, Topographic Design Surveys, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Subdivision Platting, and Construction Staking. Matt is proficient in AutoCad Civil 3D software.
Toby Baker, PE
Toby Baker, PE, is an Associate and Aviation Team Leader. Toby received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He has not only worked on over 165 projects at 41 different airports throughout the state of Oklahoma but is also an active pilot. He holds a commercial pilot certificate for single and multi-engine aircraft and also flies as a copilot in several Cessna Citation jets. Having flown into many airports throughout Oklahoma, he can give a rare perspective to an aviation project by being a pilot and an engineer. Toby is very familiar with FAA and OAC’s design and construction standards, grant administration procedures, and required reporting. To date, Mr. Baker has worked on over 165 projects at 41 different airports throughout the state of Oklahoma.
Director of Landscape Architecture Business Development
Victor Baxter, PLA
Victor Baxter, PLA, is the Director of Landscape Architecture Business Development. He understands the value of balancing creativity, sustainability, and economics on projects. Victor has overseen a diverse portfolio of award-winning municipal, commercial, collegiate, educational, and private sector projects. These projects reflect his belief that the design of public and private spaces should be shaped by their relation to the environment and the community. Victor is actively involved with his team and our clients to promote excellence in design through collaboration and imagination.
“We learn from and complement each other with our strengths. Collaboration can lead to a dynamic where the tension between vision and reality clash, but as a result, our projects reflect the diversity of input from multiple sources.”
Larry Bell, PE
Larry Bell, PE, is a Senior Associate and Civil Engineer in Parkhill’s Aviation Practice. He has prior experience in site and residential development with expertise in the topographic grading aspects of those projects. Larry has developed an appreciation for multi-discipline projects that combine the input of experts in varied professional fields. He is now extending those attributes into the aviation field in airside and landside project development. He has served as the past president of the local chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Director of Higher Education
Greg Billman, AIA
Greg Billman, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is a Principal, Senior Project Manager, and Parkhill’s Amarillo Location Leader. He is Parkhill’s Director of Higher Education and leads, or assists as a liaison, on other sector project types within the Amarillo and panhandle region.
Throughout his professional career, he has worked on numerous projects of various scope and types, including education, government, corporate office, institutional, recreation, hospitality, medical office, retail, theater, and aviation facilities. This generalist background has allowed for seamless transitions between different project types and market areas. Greg's experience in managing large, multi-component, complex projects of construction values of up to $162 million and 565,000 GSF involving numerous disciplines/consulting teams results in well-coordinated, successful projects for Parkhill’s clients.
“Building Community means becoming a thread in the fabric of the community to make things happen in a positive, meaningful way by offering our professional and personal time to help those in need as volunteers or as trusted advisors on their projects; to make the Parkhill name very obvious to community stakeholders as dependable contributors and partners in creating inventive, relevant built environments together.”
Bradley Blount, PE
Bradley Blount, PE, CPD, is an Associate and the Team Leader of the Mechanical Engineering Team in Parkhill’s MEP/Structural Practice. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Texas Tech University in 2005. Bradley has performed mechanical and plumbing system design for various commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. His recent design experience includes K-12 schools, Universities, Texas DPS Crime lab, and the plumbing design on Buddy Holly Performing Arts Center.
“Building community is about contributing more to the community than we take back from it. If everyone was more concerned about the people around them and less concerned about themselves, everything would be better.”
Aviation Project Manager
Craig Boyer, PE
Craig Boyer, PE, is an Aviation Project Manager and engineer who brings 14 years of engineering experience and extensive expertise in aviation for both General Aviation and Part 139 Certificated Airports, roadway, rail, land development, and construction administration. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University. Craig has developed plans for runway and taxiway extensions, runway overlays, aprons, hangars, pavement rehabilitation, airfield lighting and signage, airport entrance roads, airport perimeter roads, drainage improvements, pavement marking, airport safety area improvements, rail, and multiple large commercial developments.
Joe Bradley, PE
Joe Bradley, PE, is a Civil Engineer and Team Leader in Parkhill’s Transportation Practice. With nearly 40 years of experience, Joe is an expert at creating cost-effective solutions for complex transportation and roadway projects. Our clients and his team members consider him a trusted advisor for his commitment to quality without compromise. Joe was either project manager and / or chief designer of 50 transportation projects including the successful design of 24 TxDOT projects such as two segments of the IH30/IH35 interchange in downtown Fort Worth, US 380 form Decatur to the Denton County line in Wise County, and I-30 Three+ Bridges project in Arlington. He is an authority on TxDOT standards, policies, and procedures and has extensive experience in roadway design, drainage design, pavement design, signing and marking design, traffic control plans, signalization, utility adjustments, and the selection and design of both TxDOT standard and prefabricated pedestrian bridges.
Corey Branch, AIA
Corey Branch, AIA, is an Associate and Studio Leader in Parkhill’s Healthcare Practice. With over 15 years of dedicated experience in healthcare architecture, he has had a hand in the master planning, design, and construction administration of over 1 million square feet of hospital and clinic space throughout West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. He is passionate about his profession and community and has served in numerous board positions for his local AIA chapter. He has also been an active contributor to the Texas Society of Architects. Using his experience in healthcare, he is an outside, thesis-level adviser to students working on their Certificate in Healthcare Facilities Design (HCaF) at the Texas Tech University School of Architecture.
Jon Braudt, PE
Jon Braudt, PE, is an Associate and a Civil Project Manager in Parkhill’s Transportation Practice. He has over ten years of experience in civil and structural engineering in the industrial field. He is an expert in foundation, steel, and stormwater drainage design. He also has several years of experience in completing land development and drainage studies for commercial and residential developments in the Texas Panhandle. He is a leader in his profession and serves as the chapter director for his local chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He also pioneered the foundational design for the first six Siemens SGT6-8000H combustion turbines to be built in the United States. Jon gives to his local community by coaching Mathcounts teams and encouraging students' excitement about math and science.
Les Burke, AIA
Les Burke, AIA, is a Senior Associate and a Studio Leader in Parkhill’s K-12 Practice. He has been with Parkhill since 1994 and has 41years of professional experience. He has experience in architectural design, construction documentation, specification writing, and construction administration. He has extensive experience in educational projects, including new schools like Gateway/Crockett Elementary School for Borger ISD, two new 21st-century Elementary Schools for Midland ISD (Fasken Elementary and Yarbrough Elementary), and a new 21st-century elementary school for Seagraves ISD. Les' experience also includes major facility planning and renovations for many West Texas School districts. He has experience in industrial and religious facilities and has extensive knowledge of Building Codes and the requirements for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation-Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS). Les has managed many projects that have included client programming meetings, design development, construction documentation, specifications, and construction administration. He is a Registered Architect in Texas and New Mexico and is a member of the West Texas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Amber Buscarello, AIA
Amber Buscarello, AIA, is a project architect and a member of the Higher Education Practice. Her areas of expertise include pre-design programming, master planning, and the design of instructional and laboratory facilities for community colleges and universities. Her experience includes the design and development of innovation and technology centers, namely the Amarillo College Innovation Outpost. Amber was instrumental in developing a prototypical equipment schedule for the Higher Education Sector that resulted in greater coordination between architects, engineers, and end-users. She led the Amarillo College Master Plan, which culminated in an $89 million bond package that was approved by the City of Amarillo voters. She leads her profession through her work for the Amarillo Chapter of the American Institute of Architects as the current President-Elect.
Danny Cahill, PLS
Danny Cahill, PLS, is an Associate and a Senior Project Manager in Parkhill's CPS/Survey Practice. He is a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor with over 42 years of experience in a broad range of surveying services and project management. This experience includes the leadership and management of field survey crews and drafting personnel in the execution of boundary surveys, topographic design surveys, ALTA/ACSM title surveys, utility surveys, and construction staking.
Resident Project Representative
Mark Aaron Carpenter
Mark Aaron Carpenter is an Associate and Team Leader in Parkhill’s Construction Services Practice. Mark Aaron joined Parkhill in 2006 with extensive material testing and project management experience. He is the field services manager for the Resident Project Representative (RPR) staff in Lubbock, Amarillo, and Midland, and he is responsible for construction phase services staffing and management. During his time at Parkhill, Mark Aaron has successfully completed projects ranging from small municipal projects to large water and wastewater projects. He was the lead RPR and construction manager on the Lake Alan Henry Terminal Storage Reservoir and Treatment Facility, where he coordinated multiple engineering firms and RPR staff.
Other large projects he has successfully completed include the Hobbs Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade, Hobbs Trunk F Sewer Line Construction, Midland Elevated Water Tanks Rehabilitation, Lubbock International Airport Runway 8/26 Construction, and the Lubbock International Airport Terminal Parking Lot Construction Project. Mark Aaron is also the corporate safety manager for Parkhill and helped write and implement Parkhill’s corporate safety policy.
Julio Carrillo, AICP
Julio Carrillo, AICP, LEED AP ND, is a Senior Planner & Manager with Parkhill’s Planning and Interiors Practice. With over 15 years of experience, he has managed and directed projects ranging from architecture and green building consulting to urban design and community planning. Through his diverse knowledge of residential, multifamily, corporate office, educational, institutional, municipal, and neighborhood design, Julio builds communities, not only projects.
As a manager, Julio balances the abilities of diverse project teams and consultants with the clients’ expectations to create relevant solutions and support our communities in their vision for the future. He also fosters a passion for sustainability – a passion he puts into action. Julio co-founded and directed Peru’s Green Building Council, and he is a LEED Accredited Professional. As a Certified Planner (AICP) and Licensed Architect (in Peru), Julio's experience and expertise go beyond borders. He is currently the Co-Chair at the AIA Austin Urban Design Committee for the 2021 period and is involved with the national APA’s Sustainable Communities Division. He is professionally affiliated with the American Planning Association (APA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Colegio de Arquitectos del Peru (CAP), World Green Building Council, the US Green Building Council, and the Urban Land Institute in Austin, who recognized his urban design practice with an Urban Design Award in 2019.
Brent Clifford, RLA
Brent Clifford, RLA, LEED AP, LI, RAS, is a Principal and a member of Parkhill’s Landscape Architecture and Planning Practice. He has over 18 years of professional experience with collegiate and high school athletic and educational facilities, healthcare facilities, city parks, and recreational planning. Brent has served on the Texas ASLA Executive Committee and in 2013 served as Texas ASLA State President. He currently serves on the City of Lubbock Water Board of Appeals. Born and raised in West Texas, Brent brings distinct personal and professional knowledge of the area’s unique climate and sometimes harsh conditions to educational, municipal, and healthcare clients throughout the state.
“Building Community means to serve alongside your community and your neighbors with selflessness, creating a feeling of belonging, worth, and value to form a stronger, closer bond.”
Nick Cooper works exclusively on church projects in the Community Practice out of Parkhill’s Frisco office. His unique 17-year history in vocational ministry and background in construction gives a different approach to the Church Sector. He has a tremendous understanding of church dynamics and a drive to affect the church for tomorrow’s generation. Nick has been preaching, teaching, and consulting with churches and organizations, such as the Baptist General Convention of Texas, for over 10 years on topics ranging from ministry for millennials to church design and construction. An ability to listen to, understand, and focus on a client’s particular needs gives Parkhill the ability to deliver strong, efficient, and purposeful projects.
Mike Crepeau, PE
Mike Crepeau, PE, is a Senior Associate and member of Parkhill’s Environmental Practice. He has over 20 years of experience and is Parkhill’s expert on regulatory monitoring and compliance for state and federal air, groundwater, and surface water quality standards. His responsibilities include managing of environmental monitoring projects, landfill gas and groundwater sampling/reporting, groundwater monitoring training, and water quality statistics.
Mike is a New Mexico Environment Department Qualified Groundwater Scientist and is responsible for NPDES compliance and air quality (Title V) regulations for our private and public sector clients. Mike is responsible for successfully completing and receiving regulatory approval for the final cover construction projects for 11 closed New Mexico landfills, and he developed the NMED-approved C/PC Plans for an additional 12 active sites.
Director of Design Technology
Shane Danley, AIA
Shane Danley, AIA, is an Associate and the Director of Design Technology. Shane leverages his passion for innovation in architectural design technology to strategically drive processes throughout Parkhill. He is experienced in developing schematic design, coordinating fundraising, completing construction documents, and providing administration services.
Shane has worked on many projects from schematic design through construction, including the Brown Secondary Building at Midland Christian School, renovation of the First Presbyterian Church Midland, and multiple renovations and additions to the campuses of Midland College, Midland International Air and Space Port, and Trinity School of Midland.
Shane has served as both the Emerging Professionals Director as well as President of AIA West Texas. He is currently a member of the board of directors for Casa De Amigos Midland, serving as the Chair of the facilities committee.
Director of Landscape Architecture
Chad Davis, RLA
Chad Davis, RLA, LI, is a Principal and the Director of Landscape Architecture and Planning. advises the Landscape Architectural group and fills key roles in unique project development and delivery for atypical projects. He has developed specific expertise in project management, facilitation, planning, public/private partnerships, site master planning, and design.
Chad has served as the president, government affairs chairman, and student scholarship endowments chairman for the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), is currently the president-elect of the Texas Tech Museum Association, and in 2013 was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as the Landscape Architect Board Member on the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.
- Kay Tiller Chapter Service Award - ASLA, Texas Chapter
- Distinguished Member Award - ASLA, Texas Chapter
Zack Dawson, PE
Zack Dawson, PE, is an Associate and member of Parkhill’s Treatment Sector. Zack offices in Frisco. He has worked on a variety of municipal and industrial projects that include water treatment, wastewater treatment, sewer/water main construction, lift stations, and pump stations. He is an expert in water treatment and wastewater treatment design and regulatory compliance. His project management experience includes multiple projects that extend throughout West Texas, the DFW Metroplex, and Oklahoma markets. He is a recipient of Parkhill’s 2018 Innovation Award and the 2021 Rising Star Award. Zack also actively serves as a Director for the TSPE Preston Trail Chapter.
Chad Dietz, RLA
Chad Dietz, ASLA, is a Senior Associate and member of Parkhill’s Landscape Architecture Practice. As a Landscape Architect, he has developed a wide range of experience in the Higher Education, K-12, and Community Sectors. For his dedication to the profession, Chad has received the Certificate of Merit from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
“Building community is an expansion of the Parkhill internal culture. One of the things that brought me to Parkhill was the multi-disciplinary structure of the company which facilitates internal design collaboration. What we strive to do each day for our clients is take that collaborative design mentality into each project. That starts with listening to our clients’ needs, responding to their needs in design, and pursuing the project to completion to ensure each project meets and exceeds initial expectations. Performing with the clients’ needs as our forefront builds relationships. The relationships that are the framework of our communities.”
President and CEO
Jay Edwards, PE
Jay Edwards has worn multiple hats during his tenure at Parkhill. He was named the CEO and President in 2019 after serving as the Chief Operating Officer since 2015, overseeing the company’s strategic efforts.
Jay grew up on the unpaved streets of O’Donnell, Texas, as a child but soon went on to lead some of the largest and most successful engineering projects in West Texas over the last 18 years. He led Parkhill’s K-12 Practice for 12 years and takes pride in developing relationships and Building Community with clients.
“I love the phrase ‘Building Community’ because it has such a practical meaning, but more importantly it speaks to a greater sense of purpose for me and our organization. ‘Building Community’ can be taken very literally as we build projects within the communities we serve, but the phrase also describes the deeper relationships that fuel our passion for excellence. With each project, we strive to build community with our clients, walking alongside them as we take up their mission and purpose. Often times we go beyond a project and volunteer our time and resources to help build the communities we live within and serve. Working together at Parkhill on such meaningful projects and purposes results in deep and valued relationships among our fellow employees within the Parkhill Community.”
Director of Water Resources
Zane Edwards, PE
Zane Edwards, PE, is a Principal and the Director of Parkhill’s Water Resources Sector. His experience includes over 20 years of working with cities throughout the Texas Panhandle to solve their water and wastewater infrastructure needs. He has also been involved in some of the region’s largest water supply projects, including all phases of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority Wellfield Project, the Lake Alan Henry Water Supply Project, and Midland’s T-Bar Wellfield Project. Throughout his career, Zane has been involved with the local chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.
“To me, Building Community means providing our talent and skills to make sure that others have a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable environment in which to live, play, and raise their children.”
Gary Ferguson, AIA
Gary Ferguson, AIA, LEED AP, is a Principal and Senior Practice Leader in Parkhill’s Higher Education Practice. His areas of expertise in Project Management include project scoping and budgeting, programming, design, quality control, sustainability, constructability, and facility assessments. With Parkhill, he has completed administrative, student use, general-purpose, and focused educational, housing and dining, and research facility projects on multiple higher education campuses. Gary has served as an advocate for the profession and the local community as president of the Lubbock Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Lubbock Director for Texas Society of Architects, and Chairperson for the City of Lubbock’s Urban Renewal Agency and Neighborhood Redevelopment Commission.
“Building community not only consists of the creation of a built environment to facilitate a functional purpose but is also a mental state of being that fosters a sense of unity and builds relationships.”
Senior Practice Leader
Charles Fiedler, PE
Charles Fiedler, PE, LEED AP, is a consulting expert in the field of environmental engineering with over forty years of solid waste management, waste minimization, recycling, and environmental engineering experiences. These experiences have been acquired during his employment with public and private sector entities across the southwestern United States. They have involved every aspect of environmental consulting, including management, engineering, and environmental compliance. Charles is currently a Principal with Parkhill and their Team Leader/Senior Practice Leader with their office in Rio Rancho, NM. In this position, he works closely with a staff of engineers and technicians solving recycling and solid waste problems for governmental and private clients. Charles has served previously as President for both the Solid Waste Association of North American – NM Roadrunner Chapter where he still serves as the AB Representative, and the New Mexico Recycling Coalition, where he is still active as their Treasurer.
“Building Community means engineering environmentally sound infrastructure that allows a community to co-exist with its surroundings.
Director of K-12 Education
David Finley, EdD, AIA, ALEP
Dr. David Finley is a Principal and Parkhill’s Director of K-12 Education. He also serves on Parkhill's Board of Directors. With over 30 years of service primarily dedicated to Texas’ public schools, David brings a unique perspective and understanding of educational systems to the Parkhill team. His experience includes cabinet leadership positions in Ector County ISD and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, where he supervised all operational aspects of the district. David has initiated and managed a comprehensive portfolio of facility master plans, assessments, bond referendums, and construction projects.
As both an architect and an educator, he has dedicated his career to the intersections between the built environment, student engagement, and student achievement. David is an accredited learning environment planner and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Architecture and a Doctorate in Education. He joined Parkhill in March of 2019.
Jana Forbes, IIDA
Jana Forbes, IIDA, GGP, is a confident designer with an innate capability for technical and creative design with over twenty years of experience. As a Czechoslovakian native and an American Immigrant, Jana’s unique perspective is the culmination of equal parts determination and creativity. With a strong background in Conceptual Design, Design Development, and Construction Documentation, Jana has become an integral component in identifying clients’ needs and goals as well as the subsequent execution of all interior design related objectives for all walks of life that reflects the needs and culture of clients, while simultaneously creating spaces that offer positive contributions to the human experience.
Jana’s extensive background in both renovation and new construction communicates a true understanding and sense of design continuity. Her contributions traverse the domains of the local government, faith-based institutions, hospitality, corporate design, collegiate, and 21st-Century-Learning education facilities — work that illustrates flexibility, as well as artistry and skill.
René Franks, PE
René Franks, PE, is a Senior Associate and Stormwater Team Leader in Parkhill’s Site Development and Planning Practice. She is an expert in floodplain management, floodplain hydrology and hydraulics, infrastructure design, and subdivision development. Prior to joining Parkhill in 2010, René spent almost 20 years working for the City of Midland, holding positions up to City Engineer and gaining a deep understanding of municipal government.
“Our team builds community by providing specialized expertise in managing rainfall runoff safely.”
Kevin Fredley, PE
Kevin Fredley, PE, CCM, began his construction career with 10 years in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer where he was trained in construction and military tactics. Kevin served as a Squad Leader during his six-month tour during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Kevin graduated in 1999 from UTEP where he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Since joining Parkhill in 1999 as a Resident Project Representative (RPR), Kevin has accumulated 21 years of experience in many areas of construction. His experience covers construction, design, and construction management. In 2011, Kevin was promoted to Construction Manager for the El Paso office. Upon his promotion, Kevin returned to UTEP and received his Master’s Degree in Construction Management where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
Spencer Freeman, RLA
Spencer Freeman, RLA, is a member of Parkhill’s Landscape Architecture and Planning Practice. He has over 15 years of professional experience in managing, designing, and planning for athletic facilities, passive parks, K-12 site design, gateways and streetscapes, and multi-use trails. His work has been recognized by Texas Recreation and Parks Society as well as the American Society of Landscape Architects. Spencer works with clients to develop design solutions to address their needs and budget and provide a quality project to further Parkhill’s mission of Building Community. Spencer served on the Texas ASLA Executive Committee for eight years from 2011-2019, serving two years as DFW Chair and six years as State Secretary.
Nicco Genzer, AIA
Nicco Genzer, AIA, is an Associate and Architect in Parkhill’s K-12 Practice. With nearly 15 years of experience, he specializes in large multiphase renovation and addition projects and has managed a wide variety of K-12 projects, including developing bond referendum programs and campus master planning. Nicco works closely with community members, parents, district administration, and staff members to develop programs for districts to accommodate smart growth options or campus consolidations. His experience in coordinating phased construction projects and executing complex projects allows him to see the big picture early in the bond planning process, and his foresight in coordinating phased construction projects and executing complex projects makes him a trusted advisor for many of Parkhill's K-12 clients. Nicco is also one of only five California OES Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Program Trainers in the State of Texas.
“Building Community means going well beyond the built environment, but building every aspect of community life. Taking on leadership roles in community organizations, fostering family values, and overall, positively influencing the way a community may be strengthened. A community is something that is built together, working together toward a better way of life.”
Kole Glover, PE
Kole Glover, PE, is an Associate in Parkhill’s Water Resources Sector. Kole offices in Amarillo. His passion is assisting clients in the Southwest with their infrastructure needs. His experience includes planning, design, and management of numerous small- and large-scale water and wastewater-related projects with both traditional and design-build delivery. Kole’s water experience includes new and rehabilitated public water supply wells, collection and transmission systems, new and rehabilitated ground storage tanks, new or rehabilitated elevated storage tanks, booster pump stations, water line extension and replacements, and public water system setup. His wastewater experience includes wastewater line extensions or replacements and new or rehabilitated lift stations. Kole is involved in the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, where he serves as 2021-22 president-elect of the Panhandle chapter.
Paige Gollihar, AIA
Paige Gollihar, AIA, is a Principal and a Studio Leader in Parkhill’s Healthcare Practice. With extensive experience in healthcare, allied facilities, codes, and standards, he has lead the design of over 950,000 square feet of healthcare and healthcare-related projects in the last decade. His project experience includes general and specialty hospitals, surgical centers, cancer treatment centers, hybrid operating rooms, trauma centers, and imaging suites for physician clinics, nursing schools, and allied health facilities. Paige has long advocated on behalf of the architectural profession, serving as the Texas Society of Architects chapter president and director as well as on numerous local and state code review committees, advancing Texas architecture.
“By staying involved with local community endeavors—civic, cultural and religious—we remain close to the heartbeat of a community and can better serve community needs.”
Brian Griggs, AIA
Brian Griggs, AIA, is a Principal and is a Project Manager for Parkhill’s Higher Education Practice. His expertise includes collegiate and multi-facility master planning, charrette coordination, pre-design programming of higher educational facilities, and the design of instructional, laboratory, student life, and residential facilities for community colleges, CTE institutions, and universities. Brian is a member of the Society for College and University Planning and has served as a speaker at the Association of Texas College and University Facilities Professionals (TCUF) Conference in 2012 and 2014. He is immersed in the wide gamut of dynamic issues of design, pedagogy and functionality that are driving and shaping American higher education in the 21st Century. Brian has been involved with or directly designed facilities and master planning for eight higher educational institutions in Texas and New Mexico.
Brian has also recently published a book on the architectural heritage of Texas Tech University, “Opus in Brick and Stone: The Architectural and Planning Heritage of Texas Tech University.”
“Parkhill exudes this wonderful combination of creative and collaborative work environment with the added value of being a community of friends and family.”
Director of Aviation
Mark Haberer, PE
Mark Haberer, PE, CM, is a Principal, the Director of Aviation, and a member of the Parkhill Board of Directors. When he graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1997 and a master’s in Business Administration in 1999, he had one goal in mind – make a positive impact on the world through significant and important projects. Today, Mark is doing that. Leveraging his expertise in airports and funding alternatives, Mark strives to connect airport clients with Parkhill’s comprehensive services with an emphasis on innovation and collaboration. As an AAAE Certified Member and graduate of the Loretta Scott Accreditation/Certification Academy, Mark understands many facets of airports and is positioned to help clients plan and implement relevant solutions.
“Building Community means living our lives in a way that makes a positive impact all around you. This extends to personal or professional relationships, common interests, and even the physical, built environment.”
- 2019 TSPE Engineer of the Year
- 2017 South Central AAAE Service Award Winner
- 2013 Rising Star of Civil Engineering (CE Magazine)
- 2012 Graduate of Leadership Lubbock
- 2009 TSPE Young Engineer of the Year
Executive Vice President of Engineering
John T. Hamilton, PE
John Hamilton, PE, is Parkhill’s Principal/Executive Vice President of Engineering, a Principal, and serves on Parkhill’s Board of Directors. He primarily gained his professional experience in aviation through extensive collaborative work during the preparation of airport master plans followed by phased implementation of the master plans through subsequent design and construction of some of the firm's largest and most successful aviation projects.
John is an advocate for service to the profession and community and has served as the local chapter’s past president of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He served as Chairman of the Transportation Committee of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. He was invited by the Texas Transportation Commission to serve on TxDOT’s Trans-Texas Corridor Advisory Committee. Of the 20 committee members from around the state, John was one of three from West Texas. He is a past chairman of the board of directors for the Covenant Health System and served as Vice-Chair and Secretary/Treasurer for the Lubbock Methodist Hospital System. He volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and various organizations associated with Texas Tech University.
John was inducted into Texas Tech University's Engineering Academy for engineering excellence in 2016 and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and New Mexico. He takes pride in developing relationships and Building Community through collaborative interaction with the clients that we serve.
“Serving as a liaison between stakeholders to create win-win situations. Sometimes, we as engineers, are able to help bring several groups together to accomplish things that not one single entity could do on its own. Sort of a ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts' type of accomplishment. When this happens, it’s fun and helps us increase our value to our clients.”
Paul Hare, AIA
Paul Hare, AIA, is an Associate who serves in Parkhill’s K-12 Practice. His experience includes a variety of commercial projects consisting of Healthcare (Potter County Fire Stations, Borger Municipal Court Building, Panhandle Eye Specialist, and Awaken Spa), Community/Retail (Borger Fire Station, Grey County Heliport, KinderCare/Daycare Facilities, and Conoco/Phillips Convenience Stores), Higher Education (Texas Tech University, Clarendon Community College, Wayland Baptist University, and Mesalands Community College), and K-12 (21st Century High School in Vicenza, Italy, River Road High School, Amarillo ISD, Friona ISD, Caldwell ISD, Plainview ISD, Dimmitt ISD, Ft. Worth ISD, Jal Public Schools, and Borger ISD). He was part of the award-winning design of the Richardson Elementary School (Dimmitt ISD) for both the TASA/TASB Community Star of Distinction Award and AIA Amarillo Design Award. Also, Paul's contributions on the Jal High School Renovation and Addition project earned Jal Public Schools both Education Award as part of the 2019 NAIOP’s Best of the Best and ENR Southwest’s 2019 Best Projects award of merit.
Director of Marketing
Geof Harral is a Senior Associate and serves as the Director of Marketing. Geof joined Parkhill in 1999 and has led the growth and development of Parkhill’s Marketing Department. Born in El Paso and raised in Odessa, He received his undergraduate degree in 1991 and his Master of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University in 2001. Geof is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, a 2013 Leadership Academy graduate, Knowledge Architecture Connect community and a group of A/E marketing directors in CEO.net.
Executive Vice President of Architecture
Dan Hart, FAIA, PE
Dan Hart, FAIA, PE, is a Principal and the Executive Vice President of Architecture. He also serves on Parkhill’s Board of Directors. Dan is a believer in higher education and the liberal arts. His experience includes extensive collaborative work with master planning and design, including the award-winning Dollye Neal Chapel at Midland College, the Brown Secondary Building at Midland Christian School, and the Library Lecture Center at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Dan is also a dedicated advocate for the profession, having served as president of the Texas Society of Architects, currently, on the AIA’s National Board of Directors, and as moderator of the AIA’s National Strategic Council. He has also recently been elected the 97th president of AIA. With registration as an architect and professional engineer, he has served as an adjunct instructor of architectural engineering for senior-level architecture students at Texas Tech University for four years. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors at Schreiner University.
Dan was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 2014. In 2017, he was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Texas Tech University College of Architecture.
Brandon Hartley, AIA
Brandon Hartley, AIA, is an Associate, a member of the Healthcare Practice, and a BIM Coordinator for Parkhill. He has been heavily involved with the development of standards to help achieve a high level of equipment integration and to help with facilities management through the use of BIM software. This benefits not only the design professional but also the owner as technology becomes more and more important. His experience includes work for UMC, Covenant Health System, as well as various clinics throughout the West Texas area.
Kelly Henderson, PLS
Kelly Henderson, PLS, is a Principal and Team Leader in Parkhill's Construction Phase Services and Survey Practice. He has over 37 years of experience in the land surveying and civil engineering industry. His technical expertise and extensive experience has been applied to a broad range of survey projects including: engineering design, architectural, boundary, highway design, control networks, subdivisions, and construction staking. Kelly leads an extraordinary team of field and office personnel in the Highway Projects Division and is responsible for all aspects of a project from start to finish. He is dedicated to serving the client’s needs and providing the community with the best quality surveying possible.
Scott Hensley, PE
Scott Hensley, PE, is an Associate and member of Parkhill’s MEP/Structural Practice. As a senior mechanical engineer, his experience includes design services for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, and fire protection systems for commercial, industrial, institutional, and military-type facilities. Other responsibilities include construction administration, construction cost estimating, facility and systems evaluations, and multidiscipline project management. His recent design experience includes numerous projects, both new and renovations, of K-12 schools (commercial and federal), higher education (college and universities), life safety upgrades of high rise and dormitory facilities at Texas Tech University, and physical plant renovations for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Howard College, and Western Texas College.
“Building Community means giving back to the local community that we work in.”
Jacob Hernandez, PE
Jacob Hernandez, PE, is a Principal and Team Leader for the EP Site Development & Planning Team in Parkhill’s Site Development & Planning Practice. He began his career in the DFW metroplex before returning to his hometown of El Paso to join Parkhill in 2012. With 16 years of experience, he has provided engineering design and client management services for all types of land development and site development projects throughout the state of Texas. Jacob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and became a licensed professional engineer in 2008. Outside of work, he is involved in several organizations, most notably serving as Chairman of the board of CASA of El Paso. He is also currently participating in Leadership El Paso, a program hosted by the El Paso Chamber of Commerce.
Jared Higgins, PE
Jared Higgins, PE, CEM, GGP, is a Principal and Mechanical Engineer in Parkhill’s MEP/Structural Practice. He is a leader in mechanical systems design and energy services, which includes energy modeling, building commissioning, and energy policy and codes. Through his expertise, Jared initiated the Energy Services Group within Parkhill to begin providing these services as well as assist with education in the trend of energy policy, energy codes, carbon reduction, cybersecurity, and Net Zero building design. He is one of Parkhill’s leaders in research focused on emerging trends and technology. Jared is an advocate of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and the advancement of energy awareness.
Kelly Hill, IIDA
Kelly Hill, IIDA, is an Associate and a Studio Leader in Parkhill’s Community Practice, focusing on municipal and commercial work. Kelly joined Parkhill in 2013 and has broad experience with projects in the public and private sector, from governmental agencies to complex new construction, delivering excellence in design, maintaining project budgets, and meeting schedules. She earned a Bachelor of Interior Design from Texas Tech University and is a member of the International Interior Design Association.
Senior Practice Leader
Robert H Holder, PE
Robert “Holly” Holder, PE, is a Principal and Senior Practice Leader. Holly oversees all of Parkhill’s Texas and New Mexico sustainable Solid Waste Engineering Services from permitting to construction. His varied experience with disposal landfill cell development includes geomembrane lining projects, groundwater monitoring and analysis, landfill gas control systems, and daily engineering aspects, all under the philosophy of being a steward to the environment. Holly's 30 years of solid waste engineering experience with facilities as small as 20 tons per day (tpd) to as large as 1,250 tpd has helped him develop a thorough knowledge of solid waste operations and regulations. He believes in “giving back to the industry” as evidenced by his involvement on the Board of Directors of Solid Waste Association of North America’s Texas Chapter as well as his re-appointment to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Municipal Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Advisory Council, where he serves as Council President. He is a past president of the Caprock Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was named Engineer of the Year in 2011 by the South Plains Chapter of Texas Society of Professional Engineers.
“Building Community means to bring everyone’s ideas into the project discussion and then jointly celebrating those successes with not only the client but the project team as well.”
- 2011 Engineer of the Year - Texas Society of Professional Engineers, South Plains Chapter
Roland Holder, PE
Roland Holder, PE, SE, is an Associate and the Team Leader of the Structural Team in Parkhill’s MPE/Structural Practice. His expertise includes design in steel, cast-in-place concrete, tilt-up concrete, masonry, and wood. He has extensive experience in the design of schools, churches, industrial facilities, and water/wastewater treatment plants and has designed projects all over the country. This experience includes new design and analysis of existing structures for renovation or re-use. He has also conducted numerous failure and repair analyses. Roland is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction and has served in leadership roles in the Texas Society of Professional Engineers at both the local and state level.
“I love being a part of a project that improves a community or is a source of pride for its users. Through our efforts, there now exists something that was not there before, and a group of people is now better off because of it.”
Alissa Holloway is the Marketing Manager for Parkhill's Marketing Team. In addition to preparing proposals and statements of qualifications, she assists with the TxDOT Precertification process, Deltek Vision CRM management, firm professional registration with other states, and various other duties. She is a 2015 graduate of Parkhill’s Leadership Academy and a Notary Public. Alissa has an Associate of Business degree from New Mexico State University - Carlsbad.
Alan Holly, PE
Alan Holly, PE, is an Associate and Team Leader for Parkhill’s Site Development & Planning Practice. His experience includes extensive collaborative work with teams for the design of a wide range of project types, including PK-12 school facilities, higher education facilities, and commercial facilities for government and private clients. He also has more than a decade of experience in the design and construction of Public Works projects, including streets and roadways, utility distribution, including water and sanitary sewer, and storm drain system design and analysis. Alan is an active member of the local chapters of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Texas Public Works Association.
Scott Honeyfield, PE
Scott Honeyfield, PE, is a Principal with Parkhill. Since joining Parkhill in 1982, Scott has been involved in the conception, design, study, and management of numerous major civil engineering projects. Potable water infrastructure projects are his specialty. In the last 20 years, Scott served a major role in the conception, development, and design of some of the largest waterworks projects in the area. Many of these projects are of historical significance. His duties have included authoring Technical Memorandum which have set the groundwork for highly technical waterworks projects followed by the development of construction documents for these multi-million dollar projects. Always attentive to the needs of the client, Scott fully engages the client in developing a project from conception through commission and continues this interaction throughout the warranty period.
“Building Community means understanding a community’s infrastructure and needs so well that we, collectively, become integral to the community itself. So much so that we are perceived as being of that community.”
Kim Hooker, AIA
Kim Hooker, AIA, LEED AP, RAS, is an Architect in the Higher Education Practice. Her experience includes facility and accessibility assessment, historic renovation, master planning, and design. Her work includes the Master Plan for New Mexico School for the Deaf, renovation of the award-winning Connor Hall, and phase 1 renovation of the Ilfeld-Johnson Warehouse in Santa Rosa, NM. Kim has facilitated public design workshops to listen to community needs and build project engagement. She participates with Accessibility Professionals Association on the Technical Standards Committee and recently achieved the APA/ADA Specialist designation. Her work in K-12 Education has led to active volunteering in the Architecture & Children Program from 2014-2016. The program teaches design thinking to elementary school students and conducts annual teacher training events. Kim is a Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS) in the State of Texas.
Ashlee Horsley, AIA
Ashlee Horsley, AIA, is an Associate and Architect in Parkhill’s K-12 Practice. With over 15 years of experience with K-12 schools, she specializes in academic and athletic facilities. As an innovative leader and hands-on designer, she has implemented 21st-Century collaborative learning spaces into Lubbock-Cooper’s High School, Middle School, and Elementary School additions. Ashlee was also instrumental in developing Lubbock-Cooper ISD’s successful bond master plan. Successful K-12 athletic facilities include, Levelland Lobo Stadium, Lubbock-Cooper Athletic additions and Renovations, Rankin ISD Stadium, Sterling City, and Brownfield ISD sunken competition gym. To better understand her K-12 clients and Build Community, Ashlee has volunteered as a substitute teacher within the school districts she serves. As a mom and architect her goal is to create learning environments that best facilitate learning for the children they serve. She received a Master of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University in 2006, and she currently serves as the President-Elect for the Lubbock Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Director of Planning and Interiors
Michael Howard, AIA
Michael Howard, AIA, ASLA, AICP, is a Principal who leads Parkhill’s Planning Planning and Interiors Practice. Michael also serves as a Planning Team Leader and Location Leader for Parkhill’s Frisco Office. He is registered as an Architect and Landscape Architect in Texas and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Michael’s work focuses on the intersection of design, technology, and communities. His work gives clients a deeper understanding of potential outcomes during master planning by leveraging analytics to create a data-driven foundation for decision making. His background and diverse experiences in planning, design, and construction enable him to solve problems creatively and collaboratively.
“Building Community means creating a more sustainable future by strategically planning the built environment.”
Senior Vice President of Finance
Brian Irlbeck is a Principal and the Senior Vice President of Finance for Parkhill. His vast experience includes accounting, finance, operations, and risk management. He oversees the day-to-day operations of Parkhill’s Accounting, Clerical, Information Technology, and Print Departments. Originally from Slaton, Brian is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a BBA in Accounting. He has been active with a variety of community organizations, including serving on the board at CASA of the South Plains, the Lubbock-Cooper Ambassador Program, and Lubbock, Inc.
Director of Transportation
Kyle Jackson, PE
Kyle Jackson, PE, is a Principal and the Director of Transportation. He has extensive experience in technical roadway design and construction phase services. His design and project management experience ranges from schematic alternatives and design to the development of plans, specifications and estimates. His ample experience in roadway construction not only allows him to recommend solutions to complex challenges during construction but also gives him key insights during the design process. Kyle also has substantial experience in public involvement and is recognized for fostering agreement between parties with opposing views. He is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and is active in the community through his church and United Way.
“Building Community means providing services that promote growth and improve the quality of life in the communities in which we work.”
Bijan Jamalabad, PE
Bijan Jamalabad, PE, joined Parkhill after spending 25 years with TxDOT Aviation Division. He led more than 275 General Aviation projects as the Director of Engineering and Project Management while at TxDOT Aviation in his last seven years. Bijan has over 30 years of aviation engineering and project management experience overseeing aviation project activities from planning and development phase through construction and a successful completion. He has a thorough knowledge of TxDOT and FAA principles and practices, funding, project development, designs, policies and standards, and compliance requirements.
Ryan Kennerly, PE
Ryan Kennerly, PE, DBIA, is a Principal in Parkhill’s Water Resources Practice. Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Ryan understands the growing needs of our local clientele concerning their aging or ineffective infrastructure. He joined Parkhill in 2010 and has gained experience through a multitude of alternative delivery projects. His knowledge of the fast track Design-Build and Construction Manager at Risk industry allows him to efficiently service the region’s vast water supply projects. Further experience includes the design and management of numerous elevated and ground storage reservoirs, irrigation wells, transmission piping, lift stations, and sewer systems. He is actively involved with the local branches of ASCE, TSPE, TWUA, and DBIA
“Building Community means using one’s talents to positively impact the society in which they live in.”
Matt Kingsley, PE
Matt Kingsley, PE, is a Principal and a professional engineer with Parkhill’s Environmental Practice in Albuquerque, N.M. He is an expert in landfill design, construction, and operations and has developed, expanded, and operated over 25 landfills from Phoenix to Philadelphia in more than 30 years of service. Matt maintains SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) certification in landfill management in New Mexico and has previously held certifications in four other states. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University.
Kelly Knowles, Associate AIA, is a Project Professional in Parkhill’s K-12 Practice. He is responsible for the lead production of Construction Documents and Construction Administration. Kelly is a mentor in construction document production, building detailing, and Revit modeling as it applies to architectural design and construction.
Kyle Krueger, PE
Kyle Krueger, PE, is an Associate and a Civil Engineer in the Water Resources Practice with 10 years of experience in designing and constructing new and rehabilitated wastewater facilities. Kyle joined Parkhill’s infrastructure practice in 2014 after starting his career in the public sector working for a municipal water district. He specializes in water and wastewater resources design and construction. As a project manager, Kyle has overseen water supply projects across the state and currently serves as the general manager for the Midland County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1.
Michael Krusing, PE
Michael Krusing, PE, is an Associate and Team Leader for Parkhill’s Aviation Practice. After joining Parkhill in 2007, Michael worked with the infrastructure team in Amarillo until 2010, when he joined Parkhill’s Aviation team. In November 2014, he transferred from Parkhill’s Amarillo office to the Lubbock office to better serve Parkhill’s clients. Michael has gained experience by designing multiple projects for TxDOT Aviation and New Mexico Department of Transportation. He has also worked on projects benefiting Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, Midland International Airport, and El Paso International Airport. He has played a vital role in the designs of two projects that won Most Improved Airport in 2015 (Hemphill County) and 2017 (Hale County).
Kimberly LaBree, PE
Kimberly LaBree, PE, is a Civil Engineer and works with Parkhill’s Water Resources Practice. She was the manager of the Canutillo Water and Wastewater Design and helped write a technical paper on her work with the Borger Northwest Field Project, which she and another engineer presented to the Texas Water Conference in 2016. She was also instrumental during the Village of Vinton’s Water and Wastewater Systems Improvement projects, which resulted in approximately $20 million in construction. Kimberly has a passion for getting clean water to people in need, specializing in funding processes. She has planned, modeled, and designed about 77 miles of pipeline. She was named TSPE El Paso Young Engineer of the Year in 2020.
Control Systems Engineer
Dean Lackey, PE
W. Dean Lackey, PE, is Parkhill’s Lead Control Systems Engineer in the Water Resources Practice. His 20 years of experience and multi-state licensure allow him to deliver relative, automated solutions on a variety of projects. Dean provides design, guidance, and commissioning of SCADA, instrumentation, process control, PLC programming, HMI development, P&ID, industrial communication platforms, access control, CCTV, and any other automated or specialty systems. He is a proven trusted advisor who inspires Parkhill’s clients to implement innovative ideas.
Director of Business Strategy and Client Relations
Kyle LaFerney is Parkhill’s Director of Business Strategy and Client Relations. He has extensive experience with partnering with public and private sector clients to manage their capital programs. One example is the City of Frisco, where he implemented $20 million in annual projects. Kyle coordinates with city councils and commissions to engage stakeholders and the public and keep projects on time and within budget. His background in municipal planning, landscape architecture, and site design gives him unique insight into the entitlement and permitting process and bolsters his skills in collaborating with public entities, designers, and contractors to provide seamless project delivery.
Senior Practice Leader
Sanford LaHue, PE
Sanford LaHue, PE, is a Senior Practice Leader and a member of Parkhill’s Water Resources Practice. He has more than 40 years of experience designing projects primarily focused on municipal public works and private development. He is skilled at analyzing problems and developing viable, practical solutions that are cost-effective, appealing, and beneficial to the client, the environment, and the community. Sanford is directly involved with developing quality initiatives, including design excellence, sustainability, and technical delivery. His experience in other disciplines allows Sanford to provide paving, storm drain, and site development design on projects for local clients. He also works closely with the Landscape Architecture Practice to provide utility infrastructure design and support on large multi-purpose athletic sports complexes and park projects.
Kristi Laverty, PE
Kristi Laverty, PE, is a Senior Associate and a member of Parkhill’s Water Resources Practice. After joining Parkhill in 2008, Kristi began working on a multitude of solid waste, site development, and park improvement projects. Her expertise is now focused on irrigation and potable well and pump design, sewer and water line design, and water tank storage design and rehabilitation.
Kristi leads one of Parkhill’s three Water Resources teams. She currently serves on the Board for the Texas Society of Professional Engineers South Plains Chapter and the Lubbock City Council Appointments Advisory Board, is a Board Member on the Volunteer Services Council for the Lubbock State School, and also serves on Parkhill’s ‘Building Community’ Investment Committee. Kristi enjoys speaking to students to promote the engineering profession and encouraging women to take leadership positions.
“To me, Building Community means enhancing the communities within the areas we live and work. It means being a confidant just as much as being an engineer. It is something we do TOGETHER with our clients.”
Matt Laverty, PE
Matthew Laverty, PE, is an Associate and a member of the Structural Team in Parkhill’s MEP / Structural Practice. With over 15 years with Parkhill, he has performed a multitude of structural assessments and has worked on a variety of project types for both the Civil and Architectural Divisions of the company. The diversity of his experience includes but is not limited to educational, government, religious, and commercial facilities as well as water/wastewater projects. Matt's knowledge of steel, concrete, masonry, and timber design elements provides a unique thought process that he partners with a passion for collaboration in developing structural solutions for all projects.
“Building Community means creating and designing the built environments we live in and many times don’t think about. This could include the roads we drive on, the schools our kids attend, the churches where we worship, and the systems that provide us with fresh water and dispose of our garbage and process our wastewater. We have a unique ability to use our designs to bring together public and private entities to work for a common goal in building, maintaining, and improving the environment that is the backbone of a community.”
RJ Lopez, AIA
RJ Lopez, AIA ALEP, is a Senior Associate at Parkhill. He serves the K-12 Practice with his diverse experience and education, partnering with communities to develop high-performing learning environments that are inventive, relevant, and comprehensive. His passion for K-12 education was his motivation to gain Accredited Learning Environment Planner certification; he is one of 24 in Texas with an ALEP certification.
His work includes a unique design collaboration with an Italian peer firm for Vicenza High School, and he was instrumental in the design of the Jal Elementary School, which was selected for both the Education Award as part of the 2019 NAIOP’s Best of the Best and ENR Southwest’s 2019 Best Projects award of merit. He was also part of the award-winning design of the Seminole ISD Primary School (2015 AIA Lubbock Design Awards – Merit Award).
“Building Community means making a conscious effort to actively pursue means to improve our community.”
Lacy Mangum, CHID
Lacy Mangum, CHID, IIDA, LVN, is an Associate and an Interior Designer in Parkhill’s Healthcare Practice. Her experience includes eight years of work in healthcare as a licensed vocational nurse. This background in nursing provides the design team with insight into the operations and thought processes of the healthcare team, including staff, patients, and their families. Being both a designer and a retired nurse brings a greater understanding of both processes and therefore a better healing environment for healthcare workers, patients, families, and support staff.
“It is a selfish investment to work in the community and help in Building Community. Every time I have volunteered, I have come away from it feeling energetic and ready for the next need. It is a way to re-center and find meaning in the routine of life.”
Richard Minckler, AIA
Richard Minckler, AIA, is a Corporate Associate and Senior Project Manager for the K-12 Practice. His experience includes church and school design primarily in the West Texas area. His latest work includes the Jayne Ann Miller Elementary school, Plains Capital Bank Park Football Stadium Renovation, previously LISD Lowrey Field, Seminole High School Theater, and the Greenwood ISD Middle School. Richard is dedicated to the advancement of Architecture that supports new teaching methods and promotes sustainability.
Vice President of Human Resources
Dawn Moore, SPHR
Dawn Moore, SPHR, SHRM SCP, is a Parkhill Principal and Vice President of Human Resources. Dawn has 25 years of HR experience, 10 of which are with Parkhill. She is a graduate of Arizona State University, the Leadership Lubbock class of 2002, and Parkhill’s Leadership Academy class of 2012. The winner of the 2015 SHRM Legacy Award, Dawn is a member both locally and nationally of the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Council of Engineering Companies.
Dawn's leadership has helped create a culture within the firm that allows Parkhill to fulfill its mission of Building Community. She serves on the boards of the Community Foundation of West Texas, Hope Lutheran Church, and the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders. She is originally from Littleton, Colorado, and has been a Lubbock, Texas, resident since 1999.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Mike Moss, AIA
Mike Moss, AIA, is a Principal and Parkhill’s Chief Operating Officer. He serves as Vice President on Parkhill’s Board of Directors. Mike also serves as a trustee of Parkhill’s Employee Profit Sharing and Retirement Fund. His experience includes extensive involvement in the planning and design of K-12 educational facilities of all types: classroom buildings, science labs, athletic facilities, gyms, cafeterias/kitchens, media centers, auditoriums, vocational, and agriculture facilities. He has been involved in the planning of over $475 million of public school bond programs.
Mike is also involved in the company’s risk management and quality control/quality assurance programs and serves as an instructor at Parkhill University, an annual continuing education program provided for all employees. His interest in the education of young people has him serving on the Executive Board of the Caprock Council of the Boy Scouts of America, as the Quadrant 4 business representative of Lubbock ISD’s Districtwide Education Improvement Council (DEIC), as a member of Lubbock ISD’s Partners in Education (PIE) Program, which enlists business and community support at school campuses, and is an active Big Brother mentor in the Big Brother/Big Sister Program.
“Our Community, that we live, work, recreate and play in, is only as good as the investment of personal time that we spend, whether it is giving back to it by being involved or as a participant showing support and being a participant in the many opportunities that others provide to the community. We have to personally help make the difference, it doesn’t just happen.”
Liz Morgan, IIDA
Liz Morgan, IIDA, is an Associate and Parkhill's Interiors Studio Leader for the Planning and Interiors Practice. She has experience spanning multiple practices, including religious, municipal, healthcare, and commercial facilities. She has an incredible ability to connect with people, building enduring professional and personal relationships with clients and stakeholders. Liz has also built a reputation as a mentor to Parkhill’s interior design student interns. She is a fervent advocate for the profession. Currently, she serves as the Campus Center Liaison for IIDA’s West Texas City Center and ambassador for the Council for Interior Design Qualification for West Texas. In addition, inspired by Parkhill’s continued work with United Way, she currently serves on the Community Impact Division Committee for Lubbock Area United Way.
Director of Operations Support
Sheri Mullins is Director of Operations Support, a firm Associate, and has been with Parkhill since 1993. Throughout her career, Sheri has gone above and beyond to improve efficiencies within Parkhill's processes. She was the pioneer for the firm’s Project Assistant (PASS) program that has grown to serve every sector and provide standardization in Parkhill’s project delivery processes across all offices. A Notary Public in Texas, Sheri is an expert at project documentation and is adept at assisting project managers in the critical tasks of developing, processing, and organizing all written communication associated with a project. In her current position, she leads Operations Support, which includes three teams that touch on all aspects of project documentation.
Firm Principal, Jay Edwards, said: "Through her thoughtful and tireless work, the PASS program has grown and developed. She has provided leadership and guidance.”
Leonard Nail, PE
Leonard Nail, PE, is a Senior Associate and a member of Parkhill’s Water Resources Practice. Being raised in the small community of Loop, Texas, his passion is assisting small towns with their infrastructure. He works closely with these small cities and is mindful of their financial landscapes and needs to build community. His extensive experience includes lift stations, sanitary sewer collection systems, potable water wells, variable frequency drive (VFD) pump control, and elevated and ground storage tanks. As a past officer for the Caprock Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Leonard understands the importance of staying on the cutting edge of technology and brings this knowledge to his peers and clients.
Chris Nance, PE
Chris J. Nance, P.E., M.ASCE, ENV SP, is an Associate and Project Engineer for Parkhill’s Water Resources Practice. Since joining Parkhill in 2004, he has focused on hydraulic analysis, master planning, and wastewater treatment for small communities. He has developed expertise in geographic information systems (GIS), asset management, capital improvement plan development, and water distribution and wastewater modeling. Chris is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and New Mexico and is an Envision Sustainable Professional. He has presented at Texas Water, Texas GIS Forum, Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Collection Systems, statewide American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and American Planning Association (APA) conferences in Texas and New Mexico.
Chris currently serves as Treasurer of the ASCE Texas Section, and he served on the Water & Wastewater Committee for the 2021 Texas Infrastructure Report Card. He is a Past President of the ASCE El Paso Branch and has served on its board since 2011. He was recognized as the ASCE El Paso Branch Young Civil Engineer of the Year in 2013. During 2019’s E-Week, Chris was recognized by ASCE Region 6 as an outstanding volunteer. An El Paso native, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated in 2003.
Director of Community
Scott Nelson, AIA
Scott Nelson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Principal, Director of Community Practice, and a member of the Parkhill Board of Directors. A Texas Tech University alumnus, he earned three degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, a Masters of Architecture, and a Masters of Business Administration.
He has more than 15 years of extensive design experience in religious, municipal, and education facilities. With his diverse educational background, Scott brings a unique skill set to each project which helps clients’ focus on questions that ask “why,” not just “what” in creating solutions for the client’s growth, facility, and financial opportunities.
Scott is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds an NCARB license along with registered architect licenses in multiple states. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Texas Society of Architects.
“What excites me most about Building Community is the commitment to helping our clients succeed! Success is not defined by short-term design awards, but rather a focus on establishing long-term relationships. This relationship allows clients to view Parkhill as a trusted advisor that’s able to solve problems beyond mere ‘bricks & mortar.’ More than just architects or engineers, Parkhill becomes a strategic partner that offers clients a competitive advantage in pursuit of their mission & vision.”
Bill Noonan, AIA
Bill Noonan, AIA, RAS, is a Principal and Studio Leader of municipal and state projects in Parkhill’s Community Practice. While Bill has experiences with many different facility types, such as office buildings, courthouses, libraries, park facilities, aquatic, and community center, his specialization is in the areas of fire service and law enforcement facilities, and include the planning and design of fire stations, fire training facilities, and law enforcement and emergency service facilities. He has been directly involved with the development of the prototype, award-winning fire stations for the cities of Lubbock, Midland, and Abilene, Texas. Bill has also developed master plans and the designs of numerous law enforcement facilities, including programming and design of the 106,000 square foot Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Headquarters in Lubbock, Texas, including a 33,000 square foot state of the art crime lab.
Bill believes in Building Community not only through design, but through services where he has served his local chapter of the American Institute of Architects as a Chapter Director to the Texas Society of Architects and on the Texas Society of Architects Elimination of Architectural Barriers Task Force, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations Accessibility Standards Task Force, and the City of Abilene International Building Code Review Committee. Bill had chaired the United Way of Abilene Annual Campaign and Leadership Abilene for the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. He also currently serves on the Abilene Industrial Foundation Board attracting new business to Abilene and on the City of Abilene Planning & Zoning Commission. Bill has previously served Disability Resources Incorporated as a Board Member, Aldersgate UMC Futuring Team member, and past Board Member and lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the Texas Oklahoma Plains. As a Registered Accessibility Specialist, he has also taught numerous classes on accessibility at ParkhillU, been a guest lecturer for Texas Tech University, and provided accessibility guidance to over 300 of McLaughlin Brunson Insurance Agency’s A/E policyholders through his lectures.
“Building community to me is about the ways in which you impact your communities at different levels through your personal choices. We all make choices and those choices have an impact: on your family, your neighbors, your co-workers and your community at the local level and sometimes beyond.”
Project Delivery Manager
Carrie Nusz is an Associate and Parkhill's Project Delivery Manager. For nearly 15 years, Carrie has been Parkhill’s go-to resource for Deltek Vision and Vision Resource Planning (VRP) and has served as a Billing Specialist with the Accounting team. Her dedication to developing practical tools, communicating project insights, and encouraging project delivery success as well as her proactive, deep understanding of Deltek Vision and the relationship between Accounting and Project Management make Carrie the ideal thought leader to manage Parkhill’s successful project delivery.
Carrie has always been a proactive leader, beginning as a file clerk who learned the billing and project accounting process. When she became familiar with Deltek Vision, she initiated procedures to make Vision work for Parkhill’s project delivery teams. In 2015, Parkhill honored Carrie with the firm’s Expertise Award for her ability to develop, implement, and provide training for VRP and for supporting Parkhill’s design practices.
Henry Parker, RLA
Henry Parker, RLA, is a member of Parkhill’s Landscape Architecture Practice. His strong record of successful parks and recreational design speaks to his ability to foster an attitude of creativity and design excellence with his team and our clients. Henry works with clients to develop design solutions that are an extension of the land and environment and appreciated by their communities.
Director of Environmental
Frank Pugsley, PE
Frank Pugsley, PE, is a Principal and the Director of Environmental Practice. He brings more than 15 years of experience on a variety of municipal infrastructure projects. He has been a design engineer and project manager for projects ranging from solid waste infrastructure to water treatment plant renovations and municipal water and wastewater systems. He has been the Engineer of Record for over 145 acres of composite landfill liner construction; many Texas Commission on Environmental Quality municipal solid waste permit modifications and amendments; transfer station designs and renovations; landfill expansions; vehicle scale systems; and various landfill facilities. Frank has also been the Project Manager and Engineer of Record on water treatment plant renovations with construction costs in excess of $13MM. He also holds a current Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Certification.
Director of Construction Services
Mike Ramirez, PE
Mike Ramirez, PE, CNU-A is a Principal and the Director of Construction Phase Services/Construction Management and Survey Practices. He brings 20 years of engineering experience with an emphasis on large-diameter pipelines, pumping facilities, GIS applications, collection and distribution modeling, and the planning, design, and construction of water and wastewater projects. He has managed the planning, design, or construction of over 100 miles of pipeline projects in the last 10 years, ranging in size from 6” to 90”. He has years of experience in engineering and management, research and development, leadership and mentoring, as well as problem-solving.
Ruppert Rangel, AIA
Ruppert Rangel, AIA/CCS, is a Principal at Parkhill with his primary responsibilities in Construction Administration and specifications and has been involved with virtually every project in the Abilene office for more than 30 years.
His extracurricular activities include professional affiliations with the American Institute of Architects and its Abilene chapter, the Texas Society of Architects, and the Construction Specifications Institute where he holds a Certified Construction Specifier credential. Ruppert's civic organization involvement includes the Abilene Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors), Tax Increment Finance District, Development Corp. of Abilene, Abilene Improvement District, Grace Cultural Museum, and Day Nursery of Abilene.
“Building Community is engaging in the fabric of your town – establishing roots through family and friends, spiritually through church, and building relationships by serving the community through my profession and non-profit community service.”
Jeff Reed, AIA
Jeff Reed, AIA, is a Senior Associate and Studio Leader in Parkhill’s K-12 Practice. His experience includes collaboration work in developing Bond Referendum Programs and master planning and design, including award-winning projects like Snyder Elementary School and Pampa Junior High School. As lead architect for Seagraves ISD’s new 21st Century elementary school, he led the team in successfully developing and implementing 21st-century design concepts throughout the project. Recent projects include Lubbock-Cooper ISD Central Administration Office, Middle School, Transportation Facility, Agricultural Expansion, and Athletic Improvements. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture – Design from Texas Tech University in 1995.
Scott Reed, AIA
Scott Reed, AIA, is a Senior Associate in Parkhill’s K-12 Practice. He joined Parkhill in 2013 and has worked in the K-12 market for more than 20 years. His experience is primarily with Central and West Texas school districts. Scott has had the opportunity to work in all phases of design and construction, including facilities assessment and pre-bond planning. His projects cover a wide spectrum of K-12 facilities. On the large end, projects include 5A High Schools (2,500 students) built entirely new with athletic facilities. On the small end, Scott has worked with school district communities to renovate and add to classroom buildings that date back to the ‘20s, many with 20 or fewer classrooms. This type of experience brings a well-rounded perspective to new building and renovation projects. Scott is involved with a number of professional associations and has served as a committee member for TSA’s Committee on Education and CEFPI’s Southern Region Conference committee. He has given lectures on behalf of TSA COE at TASA/TASB’s September conference and served on the planning committee for CEFPI’s Southern Region conference.
Josh Risley, PE
Josh Risley, PE, has many years of experience as a Design Engineer and Project Manager. His work has involved the management of both commercial and residential projects from conception through completion while maintaining a close watch on budget limitations and design requirements. Josh has practical knowledge in stormwater/drainage design, utility system design, roadway design, and subdivision layout. Josh has extensive experience in the use of AutoCAD, StormCAD, Land Desktop Development, and Civil 3D.
Aaron Rivera, AIA
Aaron Rivera, AIA, is an Associate and member of the K-12 Education Practice but has shown a great deal of diversity working with a wide array of clients within Parkhill’s federal, higher education, religious, and community sectors. Aaron has worked on projects with K-12 clients in Pampa, Lubbock, Friona, Melissa, and Plainview. Other recent clients include City Bank, City of Lubbock, and USDA. Aaron serves the Lubbock community as a board member for Habitat for Humanity and is also an active member at International Christian Fellowship. He helps international students from around the world by offering a warm meal, picking them up from the airport, driving lessons, teaching them about American culture and other activities. He received his Bachelor of Environmental Design in 2004 from Texas A&M University in Architecture degree in 2005.
Kreg Robertson, AIA
Kreg Robertson, AIA, is a Principal and Studio Leader in Parkhill’s Community Practice. Kreg collaborates with churches to realize their visions for growth and designs to their community’s specific needs. He was instrumental in the designs of the Solomon Award-winning Young Life Midland and First Presbyterian Church of Midland. For nearly 25 years, church design has been Kreg's passion, not just his occupation.
Director of Federal
Robert Rollo, AIA, PE
Robert Rollo, AIA, PE, is a Principal and is Parkhill's Director of Federal Practice. His experience includes federal contracting and project delivery methods as well as MILCON planning and budgeting. He has collaborated and facilitated work with large teams in master planning, charrettes, and design meetings, including multiple projects in international markets such as Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom. He is a current member of the DoDEA design center of expertise for 21st Century K-12 school planning and design under the guidance of the USACE Norfolk District. Robert is also highly knowledgeable on ASTM requirements for cotton classing standards for high volume instruments and the strict temperature and humidity control required. Robert was recognized as a regional Young Engineer of the Year for his dedication to the engineering profession.
“I spend the majority of my time working in places far away from my home, primarily on active military installations. The culture and community of our armed servicemen and women and their families are indeed a community in and of itself.”
Keith Rutherford, PE
Keith Rutherford, PE, is a Principal and a Senior Project Manager for Parkhill’s Treatment Practice. As an expert in hydraulics, pipelines, and pumping systems, he has planned and designed small irrigation pump stations and large potable water pumping stations. He has also developed distribution system expansions and identified the need for new pressure zones in many existing water systems. Keith has been an innovator with vacuum systems technology in the Canutillo Wastewater Project, the second such system installed in Texas and designed a 3 million-gallon-per-day reverse osmosis plant in Fort Stockton, the first in Texas. He designed a polymer injection system for Alto Lakes’ water system near Ruidoso, NM. He has provided hydraulic and process design for water and wastewater treatment plants ranging in size from 32,000 gallons per day to 80 million gallons per day. He has served as president of the local chapter for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), vice president – technical for the Texas section of ASCE, and as a project advisory committee member for the Water Reuse Foundation.
Ben Sanchez, PE
Ben Sanchez, PE, is an Associate and Team Leader for Site Development & Planning in Midland. A Texas Tech University alumnus (bachelor’s in Civil Engineering in 1995) and a U.S. Army Reserves veteran, Ben has been involved in a wide variety of projects in Lubbock and Midland, including transportation, commercial civil site design, and residential subdivision design. Since joining Parkhill two years ago, Ben has consistently built strong relationships with clients and City of Midland staff. He is a skilled communicator, shepherding projects through the concept, design, permitting, review, and construction process.
Mark Sanchez, PE
Mark Sanchez, PE, is a Principal and Team Leader for Parkhill’s Treatment Practice. He markets and manages multi-disciplined projects related to municipal water and wastewater services in Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico. Mark is an exceptional project manager and project engineer with over 20 years of experience and has led the planning and design of over $300 million in water and wastewater infrastructure projects. His project experience includes water treatment, wastewater treatment, water and wastewater master planning, hydraulic modeling, potable water wells, wastewater lift stations, water pump stations, potable water ground storage reservoirs, potable water elevated reservoirs, pipeline rehabilitation, utility relocation, potable water transmission and distribution pipelines, reclaimed water transmission and distribution pipelines, wastewater collection pipelines, and wastewater force main pipelines. Mark is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), El Paso Chapter, American Water Works Association (AWWA), El Paso Chapter, Water Environment Federation and Council of Engineering Consultants. He has co-authored an American Society of Civil Engineers (2010) published technical paper “Wastewater Discharge Alternatives in Pecos, Texas” and authored “32 Years of Indirect Potable Reuse in El Paso, Texas” (2017).
“Building Community means providing cost effective sustainable solutions that improve the quality of people’s lives.”
Hector De Santiago, AIA
Hector De Santiago, AIA, CNU-A, is a Principal and a Studio Leader in Parkhill’s K-12 Education Practice. He has developed expertise in educational projects over the past 23 years. Hector has led project teams that have provided innovative and sound design solutions. A great example is Pebble Hills High School, which was completed in the fall of 2015. The team lead by Hector designed the original 9th Grade Center (Phase I), which was master-planned from the beginning to be a full-fledged high school. Subsequently, Hector and the Parkhill team designed Phases II, III, and finally IV while the school remained operational. The final project resulted in a state-of-the-art new high school for the district.
Hector has a keen sense of his clients’ project goals; his design philosophy is that the client is an integral part of the design process and, through collaboration with the design team, contributes to the overall success of the project. This is most evident with the design of three new elementary schools for Ector County ISD. The district had a vision with a new education delivery model that Parkhill was already designing in other parts of the world known as 21st Century (21C) Learning Environments. This was an exciting project wherein he collaborated with district leadership on designing spaces that would guide instructors on implementing the new educational delivery. These highly collaborative deliveries include peer-to-peer learning, instructor as facilitator, team teaching, technology-intensive, and project-based learning.
Chris Schnitger, PE
Chris Schnitger, PE, is a Civil Engineer in Parkhill’s Site Development and Planning Practice. In nearly 30 years of service, Chris manages projects on the pillars of innovation and feasible designs. He has designed water, sanitary sewer, and storm drain lines along with roadway alignments, vertical and horizontal, for municipalities, school districts, and private developers.
Ty Sisco, RLA
Ty Sisco, RLA, LI, is an Associate and a member of Parkhill’s Landscape Architecture & Planning Practice. His experience includes extensive work in the planning of athletic facilities, parks, and low-water-use landscapes. Ty is dedicated to the profession of landscape architecture, has held the positions of president and treasurer for the West Texas American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) chapter, and formerly served on the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Commission. As a registered landscape architect and licensed irrigator, Ty has been involved in numerous athletic, municipal, and educational facility projects throughout West Texas, including Texas Tech University, Lubbock Cooper ISD, Lubbock ISD, El Paso ISD, Midland ISD, the City of El Paso, and the City of Big Spring.
“Building community means that we are helping to create a community that we want to live and work, one to raise our families and that we can be proud of. It also means helping others in need and building up those who are in the middle of hardships.”
Director of Project Delivery
Scott Slagle, AIA
Scott Slagle, AIA, NCARB, is an Associate and Director of Project Delivery. His project design experience began from an early age, learning HVAC and plumbing from the family business. He continued that education through Oklahoma State University, where he worked in construction while earning his Bachelor of Architecture in 2003. With nearly 20 years of experience related to project delivery, design, and construction, Scott has served on various large- and small-scale project types, including corporate office campuses, retail and restaurant finish-outs, athletic facilities, civic buildings, and more. Having owned a practice for six years, Scott sees projects from beginning to end with holistic, efficient design solutions. Scott has championed the implementation of the Vision Resource Planning (VRP) workplan process for Parkhill employees firmwide and continues to develop and implement Parkhill’s project delivery process.
Gus Sosa, PE, CFM
Gus Sosa, PE, CFM, is an Associate and Civil Engineer in Parkhill’s Site Development and Planning Sector. Gus is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, and is a National Certified Floodplain Manager. He has over a decade of experience in complex hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, drainage, site grading, and hike & bike trail design. He has also designed horizontal and vertical alignments, roundabouts, pavement markings, and signage for numerous roadway projects. Gus has developed designs and prepared clear plans and specifications for small and multi-phased, multi-million-dollar projects to help communities realize their infrastructure goals. Gus has been actively engaged in professional organizations and has been an ASCE Student Symposium Judge since 2017. He has been an active member of TSPE for over a decade having served in many positions, including President and State Director for the TSPE El Paso Chapter, and is currently serving in TSPE's Executive Board as TSPE Region 1 Vice President. Gus was awarded the recognition of Young Engineer of the Year by the TSPE El Paso Chapter in 2015.
Director of Treatment
Brian Stephens, PE
Brian Stephens, PE, is a Principal and the Director of Treatment. As an expert in water and wastewater treatment, he has directed engineering services for projects ranging from $1 million to $80 million. Brian is passionate about providing clean and affordable potable drinking water to Parkhill’s clients. He identifies and provides effective treatment and reuse solutions to our clients’ treatment of wastewater so we can minimize the effect of potable groundwater usage here in our West Texas and Southeast New Mexico communities. Brian is a dedicated advocate for the Engineering profession and is actively involved in the National Society of Professional Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers. He is also a member of the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Foundation.
“I think that Building Community means we have the opportunity to serve our clients in facilitating new and much-needed infrastructure for their community to effectively serve the citizens of that community for years to come.”
- 2011 TSPE South Plains Young Engineer of the Year
Todd Stiggins, PE
Todd Stiggins, PE, is a Principal and a Project Manager for Municipal Solid Waste in Parkhill’s Environmental Practice. His experience includes engineering design and construction services for over 150 acres of MSW landfill liner, final cover, and capital improvement projects in Texas and Oklahoma, including management of project scope, schedule, and budget totaling in excess of $50 million. Additionally, he has performed geotechnical engineering analyses for landfill waste management units and developed Site Operating Plans, Landfill Gas Management Plans, and Erosion and Sediment Control Plans.
Mary Stills, AIA
Mary J. Stills, AIA, CNU-A, is a Principal and Project Manager in Parkhill’s Higher Education Practice. She is also a member of Parkhill's Board of Directors. Her experience is diverse in educational, recreational, ecclesiastical, financial institutions, government, and retail design. Her design creativity has received awards at the local and/or state levels for Socorro ISD Pebble Hills High School Phase IV, Abilene ISD Johnston Elementary School, and the El Paso Community College Culinary Arts Program Spaces. Mary is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is past president of the El Paso Chapter. She is the 2017-19 president of the El Paso Architectural Foundation and is a member of the Texas Society of Architects. She is a graduate of Leadership El Paso Class 27 and Parkhill Leadership Class of 2012. Mary has served as Board President and Board member for CASA of El Paso.
“Building Community means that we give of ourselves to serve our communities. It is important to reach out to the community by volunteering, donating, participating, and serving. Parkhill builds community, we are a 300-person multi-disciplinary firm, yet the culture is that of a small firm where our clients are the focus, our teammates are our collaborators, and the projects are our purpose.”
Larry Stone, PE
Larry Stone, PE, RPLS, is the Team Leader of DFW Site Development and Planning in Parkhill’s Site Development and Planning Practice. Early in his nearly 50-year career, his primary focus was municipal engineering and residential development. Today, he continues to provide input on municipal jobs as well as much of our athletics facilities, community parks, and site work. Throughout his career, Larry has developed a strong understanding of numerous areas of civil engineering, including the design of roadways, drainage improvements, water distribution, and sanitary sewers.
Michael Strain, AIA
Michael Strain, AIA, is a Senior Associate and expert in educational design. Michael specializes in learning and working environments, career and technology centers, and sport venues. Michael is known for envisioning new educational ecosystems by integrating users into his curated process. Beginning with 21st Century learning, and now focusing on workplace simulation, Michael has become a knowledge leader in the education and workplace industry.
- Designed over one million square feet of educational facilities
- Planned over $900 million in funding for school districts
- Designed multiple LEED and energy-efficient schools
- Vast experience in High Schools and Elementary Schools
- Sees school buildings as “A Tool to convey Education”
“To me, Building Community means that we are empowering others to empower others.”
Director of Healthcare
Kelby Sue, AIA
Kelby Sue, AIA, is a Principal and the Director of Healthcare. He is the firm’s leading life sciences design professional and provides leadership to an integrated architectural team that specializes in design targeted to building communities. Kelby has managed and designed numerous project types. His focus is providing comprehensive oversight and direction for clients, their projects, and the project team. He stresses the importance for all project teams to have a balanced composition of design professionals from landscape architects to engineers, programmers/planners, and interior designers. Kelby's healthcare design expertise includes in-hospital acute-care facilities, medical office buildings, and medical clinics, as well as in-hospital support and administrative spaces. Over the past 16 years, he has been involved in the design of more than 1.2 million square feet of healthcare facilities.
“In a cycling peloton, each athlete contributes in many ways,” Kelby said. “At times there is the need to lead, or pull, the group for the group. While other times one recognizes the need to follow because of someone else’s strengths. Within Parkhill, we have a team of highly qualified professionals contributing their personal strengths in a collaborative environment leading to the success of Building Community.”
Civil Engineer | Team Leader
Bill Swain, PE
Bill Swain, PE, PLS, is a Team Leader in Parkhill's Site Development & Planning Practice. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor with over 30 years of experience on a wide variety of civil engineering projects. His project experience includes utility system design, stormwater/drainage design, water/wastewater treatment system design, roadway design, reservoir design, subdivision layout and platting, permitting and master planning. Bill has demonstrated his design skills through cost effective and easily implemented solutions. He works closely with clients and contractors to produce construction documents that are precise and economical.
Senior Electrical Engineer
Troy Swinney, PE
Troy Swinney, PE, is a Principal and is an Electrical Engineer with Parkhill's MEP/Structural Practice. During his 35 years of experience, he has been the engineer of record on a variety of electrical engineering projects and actively participates in marketing efforts. His current responsibilities include managing the sector and the integration and collaboration of engineers with other Parkhill sectors. He is a current member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.
Shaun Tidwell, PE
Shaun Tidwell, PE, is an Associate and a member of Parkhill's Water Resources Practice. His experience includes designing power systems for water pump stations, sewage lift stations, and water/wastewater treatment plants. Shaun is also familiar with backup generator systems design. Shaun has also designed several lighting projects including street lighting, highway lighting, high mast lighting, parking lot illumination, and city park illumination. He has an in-depth knowledge of lighting standards set forth by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), TxDOT Highway Illumination Standards, and El Paso Electric Co. Service Requirements.
Marcelino Trujillo, PE
Marcelino Trujillo, PE, CBCP, is a Principal and Team Leader for Parkhill’s Water Resources Practice. He has over 25 years of electrical engineering experience with an emphasis on industrial power systems design, plant automation, and power generation. He oversees electrical and controls systems engineering for all of Parkhill’s Civil Division projects, including water and wastewater treatment facilities, pumping stations, oil and gas facilities, and roadway illumination designs. His work also includes Utility Relocation Coordination for transportation projects and a wide range of generator projects from small 25KW standby diesel generators to large 690 MW gas-turbine-powered co-generation power plants. Since 2004, Marcelino has been the Project Manager for the City of El Paso Electrical On-Call Services contract. He is also a Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) and oversees Parkhill’s building commissioning services out of the El Paso office.
“Building Community means that the work we do is not a zero sum game. There is a lot of blood, sweat and tears that we will pour into a project purely because of our passion for the project and a passion for our profession. In a way, it is like paying it forward.”
Business Development Lead
Claire Tulloch, CCM, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, brings a demonstrated history of guiding clients and design teams to make informed decisions that connect physical spaces to users' personal needs. She advocates with stakeholders for seamless project completion, making the client's vision a reality.
With nearly 10 years of experience working alongside and managing diverse design teams, Claire is committed to Parkhill's mission of Building Community through projects that positively impact the community and enhance lives through the built environment.
Claire is a Registered Interior Designer in multiple states and maintains several professional certifications, including Certified Construction Manager (CCM), NCIDQ, and LEED AP ID+C. She is a member of the Construction Managers Association of America (CMAA), Association of Professional Women in Construction (APWC), and Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA).
Larry Valdez, PE
Larry Valdez, PE, is a Senior Associate and Team Leader for Parkhill’s Aviation Practice. His aviation engineering experience touches almost every facet of airport design, including project planning and programming, evaluation of existing facilities, rigid and flexible pavement design, drainage, security and fencing, terminal buildings and hangars, NAVAIDs and lighting, and construction. His professional experience includes multi-million dollar design and construction projects for airports across Texas, including Air Carrier facilities like Lubbock’s Preston Smith International Airport, Midland International Airport, and El Paso International Airport as well as General Aviation facilities like Temple’s Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, New Braunfels Municipal Airport, Canadian’s Hemphill County Airport, Snyder’s Scurry County Airport, and Big Spring’s McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.
As a founding member of the FISD Foundation for Leadership and member of the FISD Long-Range Facility Master Plan Committee from 2008-2014, he has been involved with the Frenship Independent School District for over 20 years. He continues to serve on the FISD Engineering and Technology Committee. Through junior high and high school student lectures and hands-on demonstrations with the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering, he helped promote minority interest in engineering. He is also a graduate of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lubbock Class of 1997-98.
Alanna Watts, PE
Alanna Watts, PE, is a Mechanical Engineer in Parkhill’s MEP/Structural Practice. She has design experience in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and plumbing. She has worked on various projects, including schools, healthcare facilities, community fire stations, and community outreach buildings and is well versed in current 3D building information modeling software.
Alanna and a co-worker demonstrated their expertise in November 2019 for Autodesk University, an international conference. She presented on coordinating through automation while working in Dynamo within Revit. Alanna is a popular speaker on architectural acoustics and the perception of sound.
Director of Site Development and Planning
Eric West, PE
Eric West, PE, F.NSPE, is a Principal and the Director of Site Development & Planning. As a site development expert, he has directed engineering services for over 4,000 acres of commercial and residential land and master-planned more than 11,000 acres in the Permian Basin area.
Eric has also been instrumental in large municipal and transportation planning projects in the region. With a passion for the profession, he has served in leadership roles, including president of the local chapter for the American Society of Civil Engineers and Texas Society of Professional Engineers as well as state and national roles for the National Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers in Private Practice.
For his dedication and professional conduct, Eric has been recognized as the Young Engineer of the Year at the chapter, state, and national level, and Engineer of the Year at the chapter and state level by TSPE and NSPE. In 2015, he was named a Fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers.
“This phrase, Building Community, is so rich in its many facets. I love that what we do as a company is physically helping to build the communities where we live and work. It’s a rewarding profession to be a part of. I also love that as a company, we are committed to those same communities in ways beyond our projects. This takes the form of service projects and seats on boards and committees. It also turns up in employee and corporate giving to non-profits, our entire Community Investment Initiative, and everyday living in such a way to make our neighborhoods a better place. Ultimately, building community is also about the family of Parkhill, and the way we come together to have fun or to comfort each other when we’re hurting. For me, when we use that phrase, I hear all of those things coming together to make PSC what it is and was meant to be.”
- 2018 TSPE Engineer of the Year
- 2009 TSPE Young Engineer of the Year
Britni Wilkens, IIDA
Britni Wilkens, IIDA, LEED AP, is an Associate and a member of Parkhill’s Community Practice. She is dedicated to the training and development of interior design staff at Parkhill and manages interior design for projects throughout West Texas, the Texas Panhandle, and worldwide. Britni's project experience includes colleges/universities, corporate offices, retirement communities, healthcare facilities, laboratories, financial institutions, churches, and K-12 schools. Through 15 years of experience, she has developed a drive for building strong client relationships and is effective at gaining and maintaining repeat clients.
“Building community means being influential all the time in all areas of our lives. Each facet of our lives is connected. We happen to make our livelihood from literally designing and building structures in our community.”
Ryan Wilkens, AIA
Ryan Wilkens, AIA, is a Senior Associate. Ryan serves as a Studio Leader within the K-12 Education Practice but has shown a great deal of versatility throughout his career working with a wide array of clients within Parkhill’s federal, higher education, religious, and community sectors. He manages projects and clients in Japan, Europe, and stateside through extensive work with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Other recent clients include The City of Lubbock, Trinity School of Midland, the USDA Cotton and Tobacco Division, and Texas Tech University.
Ryan is an active volunteer within the Lubbock community, a member of First Baptist Church Lubbock, and a 2017 graduate of Leadership Lubbock. Additionally, Ryan was selected as one of Engineering News Record (ENR) Texas & Louisiana’s Top Young Professionals of 2018. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree in 2005 and a Master of Architecture degree in 2006 from Texas Tech University. With a heart for people, Ryan has developed long-term connections with clients. These enduring relationships have benefited the firm and brought greater meaning to Parkhill’s mission of Building Community.
James Williams, RLA
James Williams, RLA, is an Associate and member of Parkhill’s Landscape Architecture Practice. In nearly 20 years of practice, James has directed multidisciplinary teams to complete complex projects. His work was recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects for excellence in design, and he has works published in national publications that speak to his creative, sustainable, and technical approach to project delivery.
Danny Winchester, PE
Danny Winchester, PE, is a Principal and a Team Leader for Parkhill’s Aviation Practice. His 30 years at Parkhill have been spent in aviation design and project management. Danny's aviation design has been mostly with FAA Certificated Airports (Part 139). He has been involved in aviation projects at Midland International Airport since he came to work for Parkhill. He has developed a strong expertise in FAA funding processes for Airport Improvement Project funding and Passenger Facility Charge funding. This expertise has allowed Danny to assist the City of Midland in acquiring over $150 million of funding from FAA for Capital Improvement Projects at the Midland International Airport over the past 30 years.
Danny assisted Midland International Airport in becoming the first Commercial Service Airport (Part 139) to receive an FAA Certified Space Launch Site Operator License. Danny has also served the engineering profession by serving in many roles at the local and state levels of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He has been recognized by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers as both the Young Engineer of the Year and Engineer of the Year for the Permian Basin Chapter. He also received the Distinguished Engineer Award from the Texas Engineering Foundation – 2004
“Building Community means helping the community to grow and be in a position to grow economically and be a community that is well thought of in the amenities it provides to those living in the community and a place that visitors will be surprised at what the community has to offer.”
Clint Wofford, RLA
Clint Wofford, RLA, is an Associate and the Studio Leader in Parkhill’s Landscape Architecture Practice. Before Schrickel, Rollins and Associates merged with Parkhill in 2018, Clint had been a member of SRA since 1994 and was named Vice President of the firm in 2014. As the Studio Leader, he is directly involved with Parkhill’s quality initiatives including design excellence, sustainability, and technical delivery.
His innovative design and professional achievements have received numerous design awards by the American Society of Landscape Architects and the DFW Park and Recreation Directors Association for Design and Construction Innovation.
Clint has been the project manager for numerous multidisciplinary professional teams for complex multi-million, multi-phase projects. He is recognized as a successful consensus builder, creating a unified design tone for each project. Clint quickly understands the unique needs of the client and ensures each project is accomplished accurately and efficiently. His design solutions are practical and inventive with a strong emphasis on the integration of environmental responsiveness. His diverse portfolio includes municipal, collegiate, school, and private projects.
Director of K-12 Business Development
Allan Wolf, PE
Allan Wolf, PE, LEED AP, is a Principal and the Director of K-12 Business Development. He applies his passion for educational facilities by helping districts all over Texas through the process of facility assessment, master planning, and bond planning. He has conducted and supervised facility condition assessments of over 30 million square feet of educational inventory in 31 states and has helped more than 40 school districts in Texas pass bond referendums. His teams regularly conduct school safety and security audits, including work with large districts like Orange County and Broward County Public School in Florida. Allan also managed the design of the first LEED-Certified school west of I-35 in Borger, Texas, and winner of the Best of K-12 construction in 2008 by Texas Contractor Magazine.
Recently, Allan has been instrumental in the planning of two new, 21st Century schools with collaborative learning environments in Plainview, Texas. He also uses his professional skills to improve his community, having served as a Vice Director for the Governor’s Texas Engineers Task Force on Homeland Security. Allan has been a proud supporter and volunteer for Project Lead the Way, Robotics, and the pre-engineering curriculum at Lubbock ISD. He also served as the statewide Engineers’ Week publicity chairman for two years and on the troop committee for Boy Scout Troop 157.
“Building Community is a commitment, a long-term one, to serve the communities I am blessed to work in with my time, talents and treasure. I try to approach each project with a perspective that includes how solving a problem can make a lasting impact on students, teachers and parents.”
Sam Wyatt, RPLS
Sam Wyatt, RPLS, is a Parkhill Principal and the Survey Team Leader in the Construction Services/Survey Practice. Sam received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Texas Tech University and became a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in 2014. The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals of Lubbock named him one of this year’s (2020) Top Twenty Under Forty award recipients. He served as president of Lubbock Chapter 1 of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors in 2016. Sam has led surveying and mapping efforts for a broad spectrum of design projects in over 50 counties in Texas. His projects include numerous control network surveys, right-of-way maps, easement descriptions, topographic surveys, American Land Title Association reports, and municipal plats. He brings innovative approaches to his surveys, utilizing the latest in surveying technology. Whether it is a global navigation satellite system (GNSS), robotic total stations, drones, or terrestrial scanning, he and his team always seek the best tool for each project.
Brandon Young, AIA
Brandon Young, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an Associate and a Studio Leader for Parkhill’s Higher Education Practice. His experience covers a broad range of project types, including institutional, commercial, multi-family residential, and mixed-use, some of which he served as a LEED Accredited Professional. Brandon's passion for the profession extends into the classroom, where he is a tenured associate professor of architecture and design at Abilene Christian University. He is also a member of the Texas Society of Architects’ Young Public Awareness committee, which is dedicated to increasing architectural awareness among school children and developing pathways to architectural education for more students.
Collin Zalesak, AIA
Collin Zalesak, AIA, is an Associate and a member of Parkhill’s Healthcare Sector. His 10-plus years of diverse experience includes Healthcare Facilities, Financial Institutions, Zoos, Animal Care Facilities, Religious Projects, K-12 Schools, Higher Education, Complex Industrial Plants, and Site-Sensitive projects. He has developed enduring relationships with Healthcare and Financial clients and serves as an expert in this facility type. Collin is the Treasurer of the Abilene Chapter of the AIA. Collin also serves the Abilene community through Habitat for Humanity and as a Deacon at First Baptist Church. He grew up in Mansfield, Texas, and graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s and master's degree in Architecture. Collin has a passion for specialty projects, Zoos, Financial Institutions, and Healthcare.
Jamie Zavodny, AIA
Jamie Zavodny, AIA, has led the firm’s expansion into a new geographic market by establishing the firm’s Austin office and service to the Central Texas region. She is a Principal and serves as the Leader for Parkhill’s Austin office Architectural Services. Jamie is a technical and client relations expert, which allows her to develop meaningful connections with clients to have a full understanding of their needs. She is an advocate for her clients and is dedicated to ensuring projects are delivered on time and in budget with the most effective and cost-efficient design by using the best team for the project.
“Parkhill builds community by valuing our long-term relationships with our clients. We are committed to becoming a trusted advisor and giving back in our communities where we live and work. Our relationships and work performed become personal to our team as well as yours, as we become an extension of the community.”