With more than 40 CLC chapters across the country all serving the same purpose, the CLC steering council was formed to introduce young construction professionals to AGC. We, the steering council for the CLC Austin Chapter, are excited to keep the organization going with your support and participation. A little bit about each of us is listed in the following:
2018 STEERING COUNCIL
Danny graduated from Texas A&M University in 2007 with a degree in Construction Science. He went to work for Bartlett Cocke General Contractors after graduation and has been with them since. Danny worked as an Assistant Project Manager and Project Manager on several K-12 and Higher Ed projects and was heavily involved in MEP coordination using BIM. In 2013, Danny and his wife moved to Brussels, Belgium where Danny received a MBA from Brussels Business School while maintaining a position with Bartlett Cocke. He moved back stateside in January of 2015 and transitioned into his current position of Business Analyst, where he has helped develop and implement new processes and procedures and has led the training effort for their recently implemented Enterprise Resource Planning system. When not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, as well as traveling, sports, and woodworking.
Tim was born in Massachusetts, and moved to Florida at the age of two. He graduated high school with an immediate desire to begin his working career. Wasting no time, he started as a land surveyor in Florida, working on a project to restore the Everglades by rebuilding estuary and natural watershed areas on the coasts of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Later, Tim joined Horizontal Technology as a steering hand/navigator performing measure while drilling. His work in the oil fields took him to projects around the world to places such as Argentina, Australia and Canada. After seeing the world, Tim was ready to settle down to a more manageable and steady lifestyle in the construction industry. Since his start at Chamberlin as a waterproofing estimator in 2013, Tim has been involved with many high profile projects in and around the Austin, Texas area, including Indigo Hotel, Hotel VanZandt, Hyatt Austin, Pioneer Bank, Oak Creek Village, multiple Army Corps projects and Texas A&M Corps Dormitory renovations. When Tim is not estimating Austin’s largest projects, he is hunting deer throughout West Texas, fishing in South Florida and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Robert joined the preconstruction team at Hensel Phelps in 2013 as a Lead Estimator where he has worked on multiple projects throughout the state including the UT Dell Medical School, the Rosewood Mansion Parking Garage and Amenity Deck, and the UTMB League City Parking Initiatives projects. Prior to estimating, Robert worked in operations in various market sectors including the Combat Aviation Brigade Hangars, the UT Arlington Engineering Research Building, and the Dallas Love Field Modernization Program. Moreover, Robert received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. In his spare time, Robert enjoys exploring the many parks and patios Austin has to offer with his sidekick, Zoey the puppy dog, as well as travelling.
Professional Development Chair
Vanessa is an Account Manager for Centex Personnel Services specializing in providing staffing for commercial construction projects. Since 2013 Vanessa has helped grow Centex Personnel into one of the leading construction staffing companies in Austin by working on high profile jobs such as Seaholm Power Plant, Samsung, and Seton Dell Medical Center. She has been involved with the AGC activities committee since 2015. Vanessa hold a Bachelors degree in Public Health with a minor in Education from Central Washington University. In her spare time she enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling the world.
Blake, originally from El Campo, TX, graduated from Texas A&M University – Kingsville in 2010 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. After his internship, he was hired by SpawGlass Contractors, and worked 3 years in the Rio Grande Valley before transferring to the Austin office in 2013. As Project Manager, Blake manages a variety of different projects, but mainly specializes in healthcare and retail construction. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and floating the great rivers around Austin.
Finance and Sponsorship Chair
Membership and Networking Chair
Kelly is a consultant for Spire Consulting Group, a multi-disciplined construction engineering consulting firm. She assists owners, contractors, engineers, and architects with both proactive and forensic services to ensure that their complex projects are delivered on time and within budget. Kelly graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech in 2014 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and minors in Spanish and Green Engineering. After graduation, she relocated to Texas where she earned a M.S. in Engineering Systems Management from Texas A&M University and began working for Spire. As the Marketing and Communications Chair for CLC, Kelly keeps current members informed about opportunities within the chapter and engages with other industry professionals to promote CLC in the Austin community. When not working, Kelly enjoys running marathons, traveling the world, and cheering on her hometown Carolina Panthers.
David began his electrical construction career as an apprentice in 2006 for Alterman, Inc. in San Antonio. He spent the next five years working full time in the field and attending the IBEW/NECA electrical JATC to acquiring his Journeyman Electrician license. Soon after completing the apprenticeship, David was promoted to foreman where he lead a wide array of jobs, spanning from data centers, corporate headquarters, university infrastructures, and mission critical facilities. Throughout his years as a foreman, David also became a Master Electrician, devoted time and resources to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Auction Committee, and pursued a degree in Construction Science and Management at UTSA. Presented with an opportunity to advance his career with Alterman, Inc. in 2015, David packed his bags and headed for Austin, where he currently works as a Project Engineer. When he gets a chance to break away from the office, David enjoys being outdoors either on the lake or at the ranch.