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 […]

Travis McCoy Wins SMPS Arizona President’s Choice Award

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in News, Staff | No Comments
Travis McCoy Wins SMPS Arizona President’s Choice Award

When Travis McCoy opened Schaefer’s Phoenix office last year, he joined Society for Marketing Professional Services Arizona chapter to meet local industry professionals. A year later, Travis participates on three committees, has moderated a program, and was recently recognized with the President’s Choice Award. “Since joining the Arizona chapter of SMPS, Travis has made a significant effort 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? […]

My Year Exploring Cincinnati

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Hometowns, Staff | No Comments
My Year Exploring Cincinnati

Connect. Develop. Lead. These three objectives of the CincinnatiUSA Regional Chamber’s C-Change Emerging Leadership Program align with Schaefer’s core values. Knowing our senior leadership supported the C-Change program and believed in my involvement, I spent the third Wednesday of every month in 2016 with a group of diverse people working towards a common goal: to elevate our city. While each month’s session […]

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 […]

What Do Structural Engineers Do?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Staff | 4 Comments
What Do Structural Engineers Do?

Structural engineers use basic principles of physics and strength of materials to design and analyze the structures in which we live, work, play, eat, shop and drive. Our number one priority is to provide safe, stable structures. Whether it’s steel, reinforced concrete, wood, masonry or other building materials, a structural engineer determines if the beams, […]

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. […]