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One-on-one Project Support

For technical support related to a non-residential or multi-family wood building, visit the project assistance page or email .

Project Support Field Division East Experts provide one-on-one technical support related to wood building in the eastern US

Jason E. Reynolds, MBA, DBIA
Senior Director, Eastern Division

Jason is a career construction executive with project management, operations, and business development experience in structural precast concrete, commercial general contracting, single-family residential development, and military construction. Areas of focus include strategic planning, management, client service, employee development, and proactive leadership. A designated Design Build Professional, Jason holds a Masters of Business Administration from Virginia Tech (2017), a Certificate of Construction Management from the University of California at Davis (2006), and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Norwich University (1998). He is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps where he served in various leadership and staff roles as a Combat Engineer Officer. Jason in based in Greensboro, NC and manages the eastern US field team for WoodWorks.
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Anthony Harvey, PE
OH, IL-South, IN, KY, MO
(513) 222-3038

A licensed Professional Engineer in Kentucky, Anthony received his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky, both with structural specialization. Before joining WoodWorks, he spent more than a decade working as a design consultant. He has experience in structural design, 3D modeling and detailing (REVIT), construction administration, inspections, and project management for a variety of project types, including: healthcare, office, retail, K-12/higher education, historical, industrial/distillery, municipal, military, multi-family, and mixed-used buildings. Anthony is also a Major in the United States Army Reserve where, as an Engineer Officer, he has held various leadership and staff positions.
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Archie Landreman
Regional Director | WI, IA, IL-North, MI, MN
(262) 497-5550

Archie has been active in the wood and structural building component industry since 1970. His background includes various sales and sales management positions related to wood products. In particular, he has extensive experience with lumber, structural wood panels, prefabricated wall panels, wood trusses, engineered wood beams and I-joists. He is a participating member of organizations including AIA, ALA, CSI, FPS, NFBA, SBCA, SEA, and SIPA.

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Bruce Lindsey
Regional Director | NC, GA-North, SC, TN
(704) 877-6255

Bruce is a 25-year plus veteran of the wood products and construction industries. Based in Charlotte, NC, Bruce has over a decade of tenure with WoodWorks. He shares his broad experience through education and technical support on a wide range of building types, including multi-family, commercial, office, civic/recreational, and mass timber. His multi-faceted career includes architectural design, structural design, project consulting, product/market development, and various roles within the engineered wood products industry.
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Terry Pattillo, AIA
Regional Director | DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, WV, VA
(919) 995-6672

Terry Pattillo, AIA, has an accomplished background in commercial architecture, project development as well as construction administration. Working throughout the US on a range of project and occupancy types, Terry strives to bring the strongest solution to the end-user based on harmonizing sustainable design within budgetary constraints. He joined WoodWorks in 2012 as Regional Director. In this role Terry challenges design trends by educating and supporting best practices through smart selection of building materials and methods. Terry holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona and is a licensed architect and active member of the American Institute of Architects.
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Jeff Peters, PE
Regional Director | FL, AL, GA-South, LA, MS
(386) 871-8808

Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Florida in 2007 after serving 5 years in the United States Air Force as an F-16 crew chief; he holds a Certified General Contractor’s License and was previously a small business owner. Jeff has a diverse background that includes structural design, field engineering, threshold inspections and quality control of structures ranging from mid-rise buildings to sporting venues—developed during his time working in the commercial side of the building industry.
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Marc Rivard, PE, SE
Regional Director | MA, CT, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT
(617) 997-3890

Marc is a licensed Structural and Professional Engineer in California, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and received his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UMass Amherst. Prior to WoodWorks, he was a Senior Structural Engineer involved primarily with seismic design and analysis of new and existing buildings. Marc has experience providing structural calculations, plans, specifications, construction administration and structural plan review services for a wide range of building types, including multi-family/mixed-use, education, commercial, office, institutional, and military.

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Project Support Field Division West Experts provide one-on-one technical support related to wood building in the western US

Heather Strong, PE
Senior Director, Western Division
(208) 871-3290

Heather is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California, and received her BS is Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. Prior to joining WoodWorks, she spent 13 years working in the wood industry with a focus on the use of wood in commercial applications. She has led teams in both the areas of design and technical support. She has a strong background in team mentoring, leadership and reporting. Before that, Heather spent five years in the United States Navy followed by four years in the California Air National Guard.  
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Mark Bartlett, PE
Regional Director | TX, AR, KS, OK
(214) 679-1874

Mark received his BS in Civil Engineering with a specialty in structures from Lehigh University, and has worked as an engineer in many capacities. He spent 11 years as a practicing structural engineer, eight years as a field engineer with Simpson Strong-Tie and six years in business development for a structural engineering firm. His primary experience includes structural calculations, design, construction document preparation, construction administration for new and existing commercial buildings, and post-installed anchorage to concrete. His structural engineering project experience includes residential, retail, hospitality, education, aviation, churches, and movie theaters. Mark is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.

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Chelsea Drenick, SE
Regional Director | N-CA, NV, UT
(303) 588-1300

Chelsea is a licensed structural engineer in the state of California. She received her BS in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. Chelsea spent nine years in structural design consulting prior to joining WoodWorks. Her experience is in a variety of sectors including residential, higher education and retrofit of existing and historic structures. She is passionate about sustainability and the use of wood as a building material to reduce the embodied carbon emissions of structures.
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David Hanley
Regional Director | CO, MT, NE, ND, SD, WY

David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Before joining WoodWorks, he held various positions involving the design and analysis of structures, both for an engineering consulting firm and government entities such as cities and the Armed Forces. David’s experience includes preparation of calculation packages, design details, site layout, and project management. Most recently, he worked in the engineering software industry.
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Janelle Leafblad, PE
Regional Director | OR, WA, AK, HI, ID
(415) 310-8549

Janelle has been an active building technology consultant since 2002, primarily in the area of wood technology, investigation and design of building envelope components, and construction for both historic and contemporary structures. She earned her BS in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and her MS in Wood Science and Technology from the University of California at Berkeley. Janelle is a licensed professional engineer in California.
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Mike Romanowski, SE
Regional Director | CA-South, AZ, NM
(619) 206-6632

Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1979 and has 37 years of structural engineering design, plan check/peer review and investigative experience. He has been involved in the production of engineering calculations and construction documents, construction administration, field investigations and report writing for educational, commercial, industrial, medical, institutional, residential and military projects utilizing all types of building materials. Mike is a licensed Structural Engineer in the State of California.

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Project Resources & Solutions Division National team of design experts responsible for help@woodworks.org and the development of educational content and design tools

Bill Parsons, PE
Vice President, Operations
(208) 484-8086

A licensed engineer in the State of California, Bill spent 15 years working in the wood industry before joining WoodWorks in 2014. He has led the strategic roll out of new product lines, managed technical teams and grown the long-term profitability of business units. He has also managed help desk support teams, trained users throughout North America on products and software, and provided skills training and development. Bill has a Master's from Washington State University and an undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University.
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Scott Breneman, PhD, PE, SE
Senior Technical Director – Mass Timber
(530) 723-6230

Dr. Breneman is a licensed Structural Engineer and Professional Engineer in the State of California, a PE in the State of Washington, and Senior Technical Director – Mass Timber in the Project Resources & Solutions Division of WoodWorks. He received bachelor’s and master’s from the University of Florida and a doctorate from Stanford University. Scott has experience with structural design, seismic rehabilitation, and peer review of projects varying from single-family homes to high-rise hospitals. He is Past-President of the Structural Engineers Association of Central California, an associate member of the seismic subcommittee of ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, and a member of the PRG 320 CLT product standard committee. At WoodWorks, he provides project support and education to individuals designing wood buildings and oversees the development of technical educational content.

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Karen Gesa, PE
Technical Director
(703) 789-6096

Karen has been a consulting structural engineer, project manager and team leader for over twenty-seven years. Her experience includes new construction, additions, renovations, historic preservation, blast and progressive collapse, finite element modeling, and structural investigation and repair for government and private facilities from concept through construction. Projects have included health care, office, retail, K-12 and higher education, religious, theater, historical, industrial, military, multi-family, parking, residential and mixed-use buildings. Karen is a registered professional engineer in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, and has a BAE, Structural Emphasis, from Pennsylvania State University.
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Melissa Kroskey, AIA, SE
Technical Director
(858) 527-9340

As both a licensed Architect and Structural Engineer in the state of California, Melissa has a broad perspective on the industry, as well as technical design expertise from seismic to hurricane regions. Throughout her career, she has designed and engineered a variety of buildings, including civic, educational, luxury residential, military, museums, and transportation facilities. In addition to building design, her knowledge includes research related to wood’s light carbon footprint, biophilic properties, and contributions to healthy indoor environments and wildfire resiliency. Melissa is actively involved in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Vice-Chair of ULI’s national Sustainable Development Council. Through WoodWorks’ ULI Greenprint Innovation Partnership, she assists developers pursuing timber projects throughout the US.
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Terry Malone, PE SE
Senior Technical Director
(928) 775-9119

Terry Malone is a licensed structural engineer in Washington, Oregon and Arizona. Prior to joining WoodWorks, he was a principal in consulting structural engineering firms in Washington and Oregon, conducted third-party structural plan reviews and has served as a faculty member at St. Martin’s College in Lacey, Washington. Terry has over 40 years of wood design experience and has taken an active role as a presenter providing seminars at state and local ICC chapters and professional engineering organizations. Terry is author of The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures: Diaphragms and Shear Walls, published by McGraw-Hill and ICC. He is a member of the Structural Engineers’ Association of Arizona and the International Code Council.
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Ricky McLain, PE, SE
Senior Technical Director – Tall Wood
(802) 498-3310

Ricky is WoodWorks’ in-house expert on tall wood buildings, providing analysis and guidance on architectural, fire and life safety, and structural design topics related to tall mass timber projects. He supports the AEC community both directly and collaboratively with WoodWorks Regional Directors, and guides the development of education and resources related to tall wood buildings in the U.S. Prior to this emphasis, Ricky’s role encompassed all building types and wood systems. He also has extensive experience in lead engineer roles related to structural design, project management and construction administration. Ricky is very active as a member of numerous committees and councils related to building design and is the Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Vermont.
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David Nelson, PE
Technical Director
(208) 570-3364

David Nelson is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Idaho. Prior to joining WoodWorks, he spent 12 years with the engineered lumber product division at Weyerhaeuser, in roles that included manager of code acceptance, market/product support engineer, and engineering lead – product testing. He also spent two years at a structural engineering firm in Seattle, Washington, where he gained experience in structural design, existing structure analysis and construction support. David received his bachelors and masters degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from Washington State University. He is the 2013/2014 Vice President and immediate Past President of the Structural Engineers Association of Idaho and has been published in the Building Safety Journal.
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Tim Strasser, PE
Technical Director

Tim is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and Wyoming. Prior to joining WoodWorks, his experience includes working as a Building Plans Examiner for the City of Aurora, CO, Forensic Engineering, in which he performed failure and damage inspections across the United States, Structural Engineering design, primarily in the Rocky Mountain Region, and Construction.  Tim received his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Wyoming.
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Lead Management & Events Division Team manages in-person and online educational programming and events

Wendy Schwartz
Senior Director, Marketing and Lead Generation
(317) 529-9234

Wendy is a marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience in brand management, marketing content, customer engagement, market research and strategic marketing. Most recently she held sales and marketing positions at Delta Faucet Company with a focus on customer engagement strategy. She has a BS in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
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Jaime Krohn, CMP
Director of Events
(312) 841-8272

As Director of the Events Division, Jaime Krohn manages WoodWorks' educational and event program, and is responsible for meeting and event planning, with an emphasis on event production and project management. He has more than 25 years of experience in the food, beverage and hospitality industries, and has been with WoodWorks since 2007. Jaime's past clients include United Airlines, GE Healthcare, the International Bar Association, Harpo Productions and the White House.
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LeeAnn Charpentier, CMP
Event Manager

LeeAnn is responsible for meeting and event planning, and has over 12 years’ experience. Prior to joining WoodWorks, she worked for Aramark, Kimpton Hotels, and Fairmont Hotels. LeeAnn has a BA in Communications from University of Maryland University College.
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Karen Droste
Database Marketing Administrator
(630) 776-2790

Karen is responsible for database management, website administration and e-marketing. She also facilitates the WoodWorks webinars. Before joining the WoodWorks team, she was a Senior Marketing Specialist for Konica Minolta. Karen has a BS in Marketing from Illinois State University.
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Elizabeth Long
Partner Sponsorship Coordinator
(520) 392-6413

Elizabeth coordinates exhibit, sponsorship and advertising opportunities related to the Wood Design Awards, Wood Solutions Fairs, workshops and lunch seminars. Before joining WoodWorks, she was an Executive Account Marketing Representative for IBM. She has a BS in Marketing and Management from Indiana University.
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Courtney Rouse
Event Manager

Courtney is responsible for meeting and event planning, with an emphasis on lunch seminars. She has over 13 years of event management experience, both domestic and international. Courtney has a BS in integrated marketing communication from Winthrop University and a masters in organizational communication from Queens University of Charlotte.
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Mary Schramka
Event Manager

Mary is responsible for meeting and event planning.  Prior to joining WoodWorks, she was with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  Mary has a BA from DePaul University with an emphasis in Human Resources.
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Amanda Schreiner
Communication Specialist
(312) 493-3391

Mandy is a digital marketing expert with more than 15 years of experience that includes website creation/operation/analytics, social media strategy/execution, customer experience strategy, digital video editing, and graphic design. Her previous roles have included Senior Web Operations Manager and E-Learning Associated Producer, both for the National Council of State Nursing Boards. Most recently, she has been working as a consultant from her Chicago-based home office. She has a BSBA from the University of Arizona with a double major in marketing and entrepreneurship.
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National Office

Jennifer Cover, PE
President & CEO

Jennifer Cover is a California licensed professional engineer and President & CEO of WoodWorks. She has been with WoodWorks since its inception and, prior to this role, was National Director of the Architectural & Engineering Solutions Division. Since 2006, she has also been an adjunct professor teaching timber design at the University of California, San Diego. Her background is in structural design, project management and strategic planning. She has an MS in Civil Engineering (emphasis in Construction Management) from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. She is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California as well as the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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