MKK Consulting Engineers Adds New Staff Members
For Immediate Release
MKK Consulting Engineers Adds New Staff Members
Greenwood Village, CO, June 3, 2014 – MKK Consulting Engineers, Inc. (MKK) announces the addition of several new employees at both the Greenwood Village, CO and Cheyenne, WY offices.
New hires in the Greenwood Village office include Walker Jones (Senior Mechanical Engineer), Ami Patel (Office Coordinator), Bryce Buchanan (Energy Services Engineer), Vincent Castellano (Junior Mechanical Engineer), Jason Ridl (Electrical Designer), Sarah Hueschen (BIM Designer), Kelly Fitzgerald (Marketing Intern), Mark Joseph (Electrical Engineering Intern), Christopher Berry (Mechanical Engineering Intern), Jonathan Jensen (Mechanical Engineering Intern), and Madi Watts (Marketing Intern).
New hires in the Cheyenne office include Dave Konkel (Mechanical Engineer) and Karolyn Hopfensperger (Electrical Engineering Intern)
Walker Jones joined the MKK team as a Senior Mechanical Engineer. His degree is in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has 10 years of experience in building systems design which include HVAC and plumbing. He specializes in geothermal heat pump systems, sustainable design, and energy efficiency. His experience includes industrial, commercial, institutional, government, residential, and healthcare buildings. He is currently working on several institutional, hospitality, and commercial projects.
Ami Patel was brought on to the MKK’s team as an Office Coordinator. She brings 8 years’ experience in project coordination and office management. Her degree is in Microbiology and Medical Technology from Cal Poly Pomona University. In addition, Ami holds a Project Management Certification from the University of California, Berkeley.
Bryce Buchanan joined MKK as an Energy Services Engineer. He holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering specializing in building systems from the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis. He brings three years’ experience in performing retro-commissioning, commissioning, energy auditing, and energy modeling work. He specializes in performing energy savings calculations and analyses. He is currently working on retro-commissioning and commissioning projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
Vincent Castellano joined the MKK team as a Junior Mechanical Engineer. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, an Associate’s of Applied Science Degree, and technical college certificates in manual machining, computer aided machining, and computer numerical control machining. His experience includes machinist and manufacturing engineering. He specializes in manufacturing and process control. He is currently working on the Aspen Health Club Renovation and Town Homes and Digital Globe.
Jason Ridl came onto the MKK team as an Electrical Designer. He Graduated from Denver Institute of Technology with Associate of Applied Science Computer-Aided Architectural Drafting and has been working in the electrical field as a consultant for over 18 years. He is currently working on multiple Tenant Finish projects along with the Aspen Health Club Renovation and Town Homes project.
Sarah Hueschen joined MKK as a BIM Designer. She holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Southeast Community College in Milford, NE. She has over 8 years’ experience in the fields of healthcare and restaurant design and over two years’ experience in designing high-rise buildings and commercial offices. She is currently working on education, mission critical, and hospitality projects.
Dave Konkel was brought on to the MKK team as a Mechanical Engineer. He has degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, English Literature, and Physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has over 47 years’ experience in Mechanical Engineering and specializes in building mechanical systems. He is currently working on a municipal project in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
MKK also has six interns joining the firm for the summer. Kelly Fitzgerald (Marketing Intern) is currently studying Advertising at the University of Colorado, Boulder and will graduate in May 2015. Mark Joseph (Mechanical Engineering Intern) is currently pursuing Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University. Christopher Berry (Mechanical Engineering Intern) is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University. Jonathan Jensen (Mechanical Engineering Intern) is pursuing a degree in Construction Engineering with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering as well as a minor in Energy Systems. He is anticipating graduating in December 2014. Madi Watts (Marketing Intern) is an upcoming senior at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colorado.
In our Cheyenne office, Karolyn Hopfensperger is a returning Electrical Engineering intern. She is pursuing her degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Wyoming and will be entering her senior year in the fall of 2014.
Our interns work on real projects and are mentored by MKK team leaders, project managers, and engineering consultants to get the true feel for what the life of an engineering consultant or marketer is like. Interns are assigned to client projects and given responsibility for portions of the work that are commensurate with the intern’s interest and focus area, college coursework, knowledge and skills. They participate in project meetings and interact with project team members in order to experience the day-to-day work of professional consultants. The work offers opportunities for interaction with MKK principals and associates as well as project managers. Interns can also participate in various training sessions to gain additional knowledge, site visits to see the fruition of our consulting efforts, and company social events to get to know the people they may one day work with.
Celebrating 55 years, MKK Consulting Engineers, Inc. (MKK) has been dedicated to exceptional performance, designing and engineering mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for new construction, renovations, and expansion projects in a variety of markets. MKK now also provides commissioning and energy audits. It serves clients throughout the United States from its headquarters in Greenwood Village, Colorado, and branch offices in Billings, Montana, Cheyenne and Casper, Wyoming, Dickinson, North Dakota, Salt Lake City, Utah and now, in Latin America.
MKK is a member of the United States Green Building Council and distinguishes itself with LEED Accredited Professionals to meet the growing demand for green and sustainable design strategies and practices.