Staff Spotlight: Ben Forrest

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Ben Forrest

Even our IT department is growing! Our IT Manager, Ben Forrest, recently started in our Cincinnati office. 1. Favorite thing to do off the clock. I love playing trivia and visiting local restaurants. We have friends that host themed parties (SNL, cartoons, etc.), and those are always a blast. This year we dressed up as Marty and Bobbi […]

Staff Spotlight: Lara Stroup, PE

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Lara Stroup, PE

We’re thrilled to have Lara as a part of our Columbus team! 1.  Where are you from? Naperville, Illinois. 2.  Why you chose to work/live in Columbus, Ohio. Since both of my parents are from Columbus, we visited our extended family here several times a year. I love that there are so many things to […]

Staff Spotlight: Richelle Penn

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Richelle Penn

Richelle is our newest structural engineer in our Cincinnati office. We’re happy to have her as a part of our team! 1. Where are you from? I was born in Plantation, Florida. I moved to Michigan for college. 2. Favorite thing to do off the clock. Watching Netflix and relaxing. 3. What are your hobbies? […]

Staff Spotlight: Chris Elkins, PE

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Staff | One Comment
Staff Spotlight: Chris Elkins, PE

Did you know that our Phoenix office (like all of our offices) is growing? We’re excited to welcome Chris to our Phoenix team. 1. Why you chose to live in Phoenix. Phoenix is a lively and exuberant city with so much to do. It’s a great place to live as a structural engineer; the city is […]

Staff Spotlight: Franci Boatright

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Franci Boatright

Welcome to the team, Franci! She’s the latest addition to our accounting staff. 1. Where are you from? I grew up in Mason, Ohio. 2. What’s your greatest accomplishment? I’m very proud of my bachelor’s degree. As the youngest of four children, I am the first to earn a degree. 3. What’s your biggest pet peeve? […]

Staff Spotlight: Lauren Lonce

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Lauren Lonce

We’ve recently filled a new position, Talent Acquisition Manager. We’re excited to have Lauren on the team! 1. Where are you from? Hartville, in Northeast Ohio – home of Hartville Hardware, America’s largest hardware store. Maybe you’ve heard of it? 2. Why you chose to work/live in Cincinnati. I moved to Cincinnati to attend Xavier […]

Staff Spotlight: Chris Hahnel

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Chris Hahnel

Welcome to our newest Cincinnati structural engineer, Chris. 1. Why you chose Schaefer. I choose Schaefer because of its broad project portfolio. With the opportunity to design so many different kinds of structures, I will diversify my experience and continually be challenged. 2. Why you chose to be a structural engineer. I have always been fascinated with the […]

Staff Spotlight: Amy Coffield

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Amy Coffield

Amy Coffield is the newest Schaefer structural engineer in our Columbus office. 1. Why you chose Schaefer. I was first drawn to Schaefer for the opportunity to work on diverse and complex projects. During the interview process, I was introduced to Schaefer’s collaborative and creative corporate culture which reinforced that it was the right fit for me. […]

10 Reasons Why We Love Cincinnati

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Hometowns | No Comments
10 Reasons Why We Love Cincinnati

Schaefer loves Cincinnati. We grew up here. When we leave our backyard to speak at conferences or design projects across the nation, we are sometimes asked, “Why Cincinnati?”. We tell them these top 10 reasons (and sometimes more) why we will always call the Queen City home. 1. The food. You can find our favorite fare […]

Staff Spotlight: Bernie Kooi

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Staff | One Comment
Staff Spotlight: Bernie Kooi

We’re so happy to welcome a new structural engineer, Bernie, to our Columbus office! 1. Why you chose Schaefer. Schaefer provides an environment that encourages growth and development through structured mentoring and diverse projects. The passion and creativity in design combined with the expertise in various fields caught my attention. All of this is coupled […]