E. Thomas Fernandez, SARA, NCARB
E. Thomas Fernandez, SARA, NCARB Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO of Elevar Design Group, Tom Fernandez is responsible for the overall vision and innovation of the firm. He facilitates design direction and ensures that his staff is equipped to provide the best solutions to clients. Since assuming executive leadership of the firm in the late 1980s, Tom has been instrumental in growing the staff into the multi-disciplined team of specialized designers it is today. Tom is the recipient of many prestigious design awards commemorating his innovative direction on projects.

Kim Patton, AIA
Kim Patton, AIA President

Kim Patton serves as President of Elevar Design Group, guiding the design staff in daily operations and profitability. Kim’s energy and innovation have been the key to his successful career which has spanned nearly 30 years in many different markets. An Architect by trade, his vast experience has influenced his ability to grow Elevar’s staff and to provide clients with cost-effective and creative solutions.

Tony Lozier, PE, LEED AP
Tony Lozier, PE, LEED AP Senior Vice President - Engineering

Tony Lozier has more than 45 years of experience in MEP Engineering. As the leader of the Engineering team at Elevar Design Group,  he directs all engineering services and ensures the highest quality results for clients. His widespread experience has served as an asset to many of Elevar’s projects, as Tony has the ability to lead the engineering team toward the best solutions for all client projects.

Christina Oyler
Christina Oyler Vice President of Support Services
Anika Anisha
Anika Anisha Designer
Anusha Baldaro
Anusha Baldaro Director of Marketing
Dara Baldridge, IIDA, LEED AP, WELL AP
Dara Baldridge, IIDA, LEED AP, WELL AP Senior Interior Designer - Workplace

Dara has more than 25 years of experience in interior design excellence and workplace strategy, shaping environments that add value to people’s lives. She has partnered with clients to develop nearly 10 million SF of space that support their brand, culture, and business strategies. Her portfolio includes a wide variety of project types and sizes from conceptual design through project management and construction administration with the common goal of always exceeding the client and end-users’ expectations.

Kevin Bleichner, RA
Kevin Bleichner, RA Architect
David Breda, CSI, CCS, CCCA, CDT
David Breda, CSI, CCS, CCCA, CDT Construction Administration

David Breda emphasizes communication as the key to job-site efficiency, expressing common team goals and explaining design and standards necessary to achieve quality construction and eliminate costly and avoidable mistakes. With nearly 30 years of experience, he approaches construction administration from multiple points of view, focusing on schedule, budget and quality.

Beth Breda, RA, NCARB, CSI, CDT
Beth Breda, RA, NCARB, CSI, CDT Architect - Contract Administration
Regan Brinker
Regan Brinker Senior Designer
Mark Browning, AIA, LEED AP
Mark Browning, AIA, LEED AP Senior Architect - Senior Living

Mark Browning has been recognized for his work by local and national organizations including the AIA/ Design for Aging Knowledge Community. Mark is a Certified Eden Associate and has been an advocate for advancing the senior housing industry through innovative design, research and participation in national and international conferences. With 40 years of experience, Mark has been involved in both the for-profit and not-for-profit industries, and he has a large portfolio of projects focusing senior living clients.

Lisa Cameron Gulley
Lisa Cameron Gulley Senior Designer - Educational Planning

Lisa Cameron Gulley has 20 years of experience in educational programming and design. She has been involved in nearly every educational project the firm has completed since 2000. Her knowledge of public and private education design allows Lisa to bring creative and unique solutions to each facility. Having been involved in numerous bond issue assistance efforts and community engagement campaigns, Lisa is highly skilled at incorporating important stakeholder values into her designs.

Chris Carter
Chris Carter Senior Designer - Engineering Department Manager
McKenzie Collopy, PE
McKenzie Collopy, PE Mechanical Engineer
Evan Eagle, RA, LEED AP
Evan Eagle, RA, LEED AP Senior Architect
Emilio Fernandez, RA, LEED AP, NCARB
Emilio Fernandez, RA, LEED AP, NCARB Senior Architect - Founder

Emilio Fernandez founded Stallsmith Fernandez Architects (SFA) in 1967 on the simple premise that each client deserves a high degree of personal service, and each project the search to find the “right” design solution, both artistically, and technically. The patron of our firm, he exemplifies the modern Master-Architect philosophy of eminent responsibility for the “whole” solution, and for the life of the building. These beliefs permeate the Elevar culture even more strongly, 50-years later.

Justin Fowler
Justin Fowler Electrical Engineer
Josh Garland
Josh Garland Electrical Designer
Courtney Garner
Courtney Garner Interior Designer
James Geers, RA, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, ND, O+M, HOMES
James Geers, RA, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, ND, O+M, HOMES Senior Architect
Rob Grogan
Rob Grogan Designer
Kristina Hamill, RA, RRO
Kristina Hamill, RA, RRO Senior Architect - Building Enclosure
Rusty Harp
Rusty Harp Senior Electrical Designer/IT Department Manager
Deanna Hazeley
Deanna Hazeley Senior Interior Designer
Regan Henry, PhD, RA, LEED AP, LSSBB, WELL AP Senior Architect

Regan Henry is a scientist and an architect - a rare combination of skill that affords her the ability to apply experimental methodologies and efficiencies in space planning and design. Using research to inform how the physical environment affects the end-user, Regan uses these evaluations to inform her designs. With more than 10 years of experience, Regan has engaged these principles in a multitude of markets and project types.

David Hester, RA
David Hester, RA Senior Architect - Education

David Hester has a proven school design track record, having been entrusted to manage the four largest academic projects at Elevar with a combined budget exceeding $180 million. David seeks creative best-value design solutions for each project’s dollars, while ensuring durable, attractive and lasting educational environments.

Chris Highfield, AIA, CSI
Chris Highfield, AIA, CSI Senior Architect
Jonny Hofmann, LEED AP
Jonny Hofmann, LEED AP Designer
Suellen Hugan, CPD
Suellen Hugan, CPD Plumbing Designer
Caleb Hutchings
Caleb Hutchings Accounting
Ron Johnson
Ron Johnson Senior Electrical Designer
Cyndi Klein, NCIDQ
Cyndi Klein, NCIDQ Department Manager, Senior Interior Designer
Chuck Kling, LEEP AP
Chuck Kling, LEEP AP Senior Designer
Dick Krehbiel, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Dick Krehbiel, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Senior Architect, Client Manager
Carlos Leiva
Carlos Leiva Structural Engineer
Lydia Leytze
Lydia Leytze Interior Designer
Hannah Loftspring
Hannah Loftspring Designer
Allie Mattlin
Allie Mattlin Marketing Specialist
Damian McDaniel
Damian McDaniel Designer
Omar Mohamed
Omar Mohamed Designer
Dan Montgomery, RA, RRC, RRO, RWC, RBEC, REWC, IIBEC
Dan Montgomery, RA, RRC, RRO, RWC, RBEC, REWC, IIBEC Senior Architect - Building Enclosure

Dan Montgomery specializes in the field of roof assembly and building enclosure analysis, design and project management. Dan has more than 30 years of design and construction experience and is one of approximately only 800 RRC’s in the country. Having passed all possible certifications from IIBEC, Dan is rare in the field - standing out as a unique expert advisor on roofing and building enclosure services.

Allison Nichols , PE
Allison Nichols , PE Mechanical Department Manager
Jordan Odor
Jordan Odor Designer
Andrew Pederson, LEED Green Associate
Andrew Pederson, LEED Green Associate Designer
Dale Pettigrew, PE
Dale Pettigrew, PE Senior Electrical Engineer
Tabitha Piercefield
Tabitha Piercefield Administrative Assistant
Andrew Plogsted, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB
Andrew Plogsted, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB VP - Operations, Senior Architect
Hannah Przybysz
Hannah Przybysz Mechanical Engineer
Matt Puthoff, RA
Matt Puthoff, RA Architect
Brian Raab
Brian Raab Client Manager, Designer
John Patrick Rademacher, AIA, NCARB, NOMA
John Patrick Rademacher, AIA, NCARB, NOMA Client Manager, Senior VP

With more than 30 years of experience, John Rademacher has served a long list of notable clients in various market sectors. John is registered in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island, and West Virginia, and serves as the President of the Ohio Architects Board. As the Leader of Elevar's Dayton office, John stays actively engaged and works on behalf of his clients. By using his insights, talents, training and experience, John contributes meaningfully to clients and the community.

Barry Randolph
Barry Randolph Structural Designer
Heather Ratliff, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, CAPS
Heather Ratliff, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, CAPS Senior Interior Designer
Alex Riede
Alex Riede Designer
Sylvia Roark
Sylvia Roark Lighting Department Manager
David Roman, UAV Pilot
David Roman, UAV Pilot Designer
Michael Sarka
Michael Sarka Project Manager
Jingwen P. Simmons
Jingwen P. Simmons Designer
Tyler Slattery, PE
Tyler Slattery, PE Project Engineer/BIM Manager
Renee Sothard
Renee Sothard Administrative Assistant
Michael Sundrup, RA, NCARB, LEED AP, BD+C
Michael Sundrup, RA, NCARB, LEED AP, BD+C Senior Architect
Jayson Tarantino
Jayson Tarantino Senior Mechanical Engineer
Eryn Thamann, RA
Eryn Thamann, RA Senior Architect, Client Manager
Jay Thelen
Jay Thelen President, Elevar Quick Draw

Jay Thelen serves as President of Elevar Quick Draw. In this role, he works with banks and other private clients to produce fast and accurate reports of contractor activities to procure the construction draw. Jay works within bank requirements for the draw schedule to inspect on-site construction activities to implement project financing and payments.

John Tsuchiya
John Tsuchiya Designer
Eugene Ungermann, PE, SE
Eugene Ungermann, PE, SE Department Manager, Structural Engineer
David VonderBrink, RA
David VonderBrink, RA VP - Market Development, Senior Architect - Housing

David VonderBrink has a passion for design and aesthetic sensibility. His strength lies in his ability to communicate this sensibility in his housing designs while efficiently working with clients to achieve the best and most cost-effective solution. David has nearly 20 years of experience in design development and project management of multi-family and student housing projects.

Ryan Warr, LEED AP
Ryan Warr, LEED AP Electrical Engineer
Mike Weber
Mike Weber Senior Designer - Engineering
Christine Weist
Christine Weist Accounting Department Manager
Dan Wyckoff, AIA
Dan Wyckoff, AIA Senior Architect
DiHua Yang, RA
DiHua Yang, RA Project Architect
Peyton Bark-itect