Born and raised in Niles, Michigan, Adam is happily married with 2 sons, a dog, and a cat. His favorite thing at work are the donuts, specifically Boston Cream. Of course, his biggest fear is a Friday without donuts (which is very rare). An interesting talent of Adam’s is that he is soon set to have his private pilot license!
Adam Poznanski, PESenior Mechanical Engineer
Alex was born and raised in McBain, Michigan and is currently a student at Western Michigan University. He is happily engaged and soon to be married in the Summer of 2020! Alex enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors.
Alex WhippleElectrical Engineer Intern
Alisha grew up in Buchanan, Michigan and absolutely loves gardening. She even shares some of her veggies with the staff throughout the summer. If we’re lucky, she utilizes her garden of veggies and herbs to make homemade pickles, yum! Avoiding her fear of deep water and seaweed, in her off time, Alisha can be found on solid ground enjoying nature.
Alisha BauskeAdministrative Project Coordinator
Bob has over 30 years’ experience, with 21 of those at Byce & Associates, Inc. When not in the office, Bob, a self-described night owl, enjoys woodwork, metal work (where he is surrounded with his favorite color, Chrome), and working on various home improvement projects and renovations.
Bob LoftisRevit/BIM Technician
Born and raised in the “big town” of Climax, Michigan, Brenda expresses that her biggest accomplishment is her family, consisting of her husband, 6 kids, 5 grandkids, and their fur baby Molly. She enjoys cooking when she has time and loves that Kalamazoo has a lot of great food and beverage choices. Her biggest motivator is starting each day by choosing to be HAPPY. It’s all about the attitude!
Brenda LongmanVice President
Brenda is happily married and is kept busy with her 2 kids and country living. Her country living has a variety of animals, from domestic to hobby farm. If you have a chance to ask her about it, you’ll think that she has a partridge in a pear tree too! When she’s not in the office you can also find her volunteering as a 4H leader or vacationing at Silver Lake, Michigan.
Brenda WatermanProject Manager
Brenna grew up in Clarkston, Michigan before moving to Kalamazoo to attend Western Michigan University. If she’s not at home with her cat, Mia, you can find her at R. Stewart’s Hunters & Jumpers with her horse, Wynn. Brenna enjoys spending her summer weekends in South Haven with her family or in Traverse City visiting her best friend.
Brenna CooperMarketing Coordinator
Brett is happily married with 2 kids, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. His favorite vacation spot is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida! His favorite sport is football and you can frequently find him enjoying his favorite food, steak and potatoes, all day, every day. Fun fact – as a medic, Brett was the best at placing IV’s!
Brett HolmesBIM Manager
Bryan, now happily married with two awesome kids, grew up building tree houses and tinkering with go carts in the hills between Scotts and Galesburg. He considers one of his fondest memories to be taking a year of nights and weekends to build his house with his dad and brother. Bryan loves tennis, skiing, guitars, and water sports at family property on Christie Lake.
Bryan Webster, PEVice President
Married with 2 step-sons, Cal was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and raised in Chelsea, Michigan. When home in Battle Creek, Cal can be found at his favorite local spot, Territorial Brewing Company. When watching sports are in order, Cal will be cheering on his favorite sports team, the Michigan Tech Huskies!
Cal Dunham, PEStructural Engineer
Born in Garrett, Indiana, Chuck enjoys traveling and exploring historic sites with his wife. His favorite vacation spot is heading to his wife’s homeland of the Philippines and visiting Corregidor Island. When vacationing in Michigan, Chuck can be seen in the Upper Peninsula or in South Haven. When not traveling the world, he can be found relaxing at home watching the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Charles Shoudel, CPDSenior Mechanical Designer
Native to the U.P. and a Michigan Tech graduate, Danielle’s favorite vacation destination is the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. She is married with one daughter and enjoys gardening, fishing, and spending time in the great outdoors. A favorite quote of hers is from Abraham Lincoln, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
Danielle RhodesCivil Engineer
Born and raised in Paw Paw, Michigan, Glenn grew up working on the family farm he now owns and operates. Today, Glenn is happily married with 2 young kids. When not working on his farm or designing HVAC systems, he can be seen on the open roads riding his Honda Magna motorcycle.
Glenn Glidden, PESenior Mechanical Engineer
Hayward was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is happily married with 2 daughters and proudly represents his role as #GirlDad. Driven for success, Hayward finds strong motivation and a determination to do great things top-of-mind, in order to prove his doubters and the naysayers wrong. On any given Sunday, Hayward can be seen sharing his rapping talent with his Church and has even released an Album.
Hayward Babineaux, Assoc. AIAArchitectural Associate
When not in the office, you can find Isaac where he is most comfortable, running on a trail with his German Shepherd, Aurora. Isaac is an avid distance trail runner, easily putting away 60+ miles a week, training for various Marathons and Ultra Marathons. When there is any opportunity to get off the grid, you will find Isaac at his favorite vacation spot, Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) in Ely, Minnesota.
Isaac Frank, EITMechanical Engineer
Jacob was born and raised in Portage, Michigan. When not in the office, you can find Jacob climbing at Climb Kalamazoo, playing video games or reading where he is most comfortable, his recliner. His favorite vacation spot also happens to be his favorite local spot, you guessed it, his recliner. Along with the rest of the Electrical Department, his favorite food is tacos.
Jacob KillmanElectrical Engineer
With 40 years of experience, Jim serves as our fearless leader, President and CEO of Byce & Associates, Inc. Jim was born in Detroit, Michigan, educated in Houghton, Michigan, and settled down in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he is married with 6 kids, 5 grandkids and a dog named Molly. Some of his favorite vacation spots are Mexico, Florida and Michigan’s Lakeshore.
James Escamilla, PEPresident/CEO
Keith grew up in Commerce Township, Michigan and is set to be married in the Summer of 2020! He and his fiancé have an adorable Golden Retriever puppy named Louie. His favorite Michigan vacation spot is the cabin/lake in Hillman. Along with the rest of the Electrical Department, his favorite food is tacos.
Keith Martinez, PEElectrical Engineer
When not in the office, Lauren can be found attending concerts and music festivals. Her favorite Michigan spot is her grandma’s house on Cecil Bay of Lake Michigan in Mackinaw City. Lauren enjoys snowboarding and softball. She’ll be joining the Byce Slow Pitch Team this year!
Lauren DeHaanInterior Designer
Maghan grew up in Mancelona, Michigan and is now married with a cat named Obi-Wan Kenobi (Obi for short). Outside of work, she enjoys doing anything crafty including knitting, crocheting and sewing. Her biggest accomplishment was finishing school because like most of us, it felt like it would never end. When not working, Maghan can be seen near the lake, any lake, all the lakes!
Maghan HomanCivil Engineer
Matt was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Currently, Matt works remotely at his new residence in Colorado Springs, Colorado. When not working, his favorite vacation spots are California and Traverse City, Michigan. Matt is very active in the EDM music scene, attending local concerts often. You can also find him skiing the mountains of Colorado or hiking the foothills.
Matt FraserMechanical Engineer
Running is a passion of Matt’s! His biggest accomplishment being the completion of the Chicago Marathon. He also enjoys running Half Marathons and is currently working on completing the 50 in 50 by 50 challenge. Matt can be seen representing the Kalamazoo Marathon and Borgess Run for the Health of It. Aside from running, he enjoys a relaxing river float in a canoe or tube on a nice sunny day.
Matthew NorkoMarketing Manager
Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Matt is newly engaged with 2 dogs and a cat. In the summer, you can find Matt on a boat at his favorite local spot, Gull Lake. One of his biggest accomplishments was becoming pro in Motocross. Along with the rest of the Electrical Department, his favorite food is tacos, with Mexican on the menu at least three times a week.
Matt WymanElectrical Engineer
Mike has successfully married up and has 2 OK kids and 1 great dog. A Yooper by birth, Mike was then raised in a tail of two cities: Traverse City and Battle Creek. He enjoys vacationing anywhere that doesn’t have internet access and more specifically, anywhere on big water. Mikes favorite sport is soccer and you can find him cheering on his favorite team, the Tottenham Hot Spurs.
Michael Flynn, AIAVice President
Miranda returned home to Byce & Associates, Inc. in 2014 and has 1 amazingly adorable, smiley, melt your heart son named Cole and a 5-year-old yellow lab named Abby. Her favorite work-related thing is that she gets to work with her friends, be herself, and laugh a lot more than most people do at work. Miranda’s favorite Michigan vacation spot is at her family cabin in the Upper Peninsula.
Miranda Bishop, PHRAccounting / Human Resources Assistant
Peter was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A hometown graduate from Western Michigan University, Peter designed an iPhone App that helps fellow Structural Engineers with beam calculations. His favorite food is poached eggs, his favorite color is blue, and his favorite sports team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Peter Oudsema, PEStructural Engineer
Peter grew up in Brooklyn, New York and now lives in Kalamazoo with his wife, 2 daughters, 2 cats, and 2 Boston Terriers. Outside of the office, Peter enjoys furniture restoration, boat building, and home remodeling projects. His favorite sports are ice yachting and soft water sailing. He’s even a member of the Gull Lake Ice Yacht Club!
Peter Sarelis, AIASenior Architect
Riley grew up in Rockford, Michigan and graduated from Ferris State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Sustainability. When Riley is not in the office, he can be seen exploring Downtown Kalamazoo or playing softball with the Byce Crew. Riley has a dream to see at least one MLB game at least once in all 30 Ballparks.
Riley Manier, Assoc. AIAArchitectural Associate
Sam is happily married and just recently gave birth to a precious baby girl. When not taking care of her family, Sam shares Game and Movie Nights with her parents, sister, brother, and their families. Sam will be attending Western Michigan University next fall, working towards a Bachelor in General Business.
Sam BraithwaiteAdministrative Project Coordinator
Shelby is currently a student at Western Michigan University studying Interior Design and Business Administration. When not in the office, Shelby enjoys soaking up the sun, getting active, and can be found at her favorite hip hound hangout (the dog park) with her dog, Breslin! There’s no doubt that Shelby is a morning person, there’s no stopping her smile even on the darkest days.
Shelby BlodgettAdministrative Project Coordinator
Stan grew up in Fennville, Michigan and enjoys sculpting, collecting/restoring park spring animals, and collecting movie props. The sculptures he has created have been in the Grand Rapids ArtPrize Competition and even Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museums world-wide! A dream of his is to design and build his own unique house. He recently purchased dramatic land, having designed this unique house, he will soon start construction.
Stanley Skopek, RASenior Architect / Project Manager
Steven is a man of few words, but when the words come out, no one is disappointed. He currently resides in Marshall, Michigan where he is married, with 3 children. When Steven is not working, you can find him trapping racoons, raising chickens, or hunting that next deer so our office can get another batch of Jerky and Summer Sausage.
Steven Woods, SE, RAArchitect/Structural Engineer
Suzanne was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan; raised and resides in Portage, Michigan. Suzanne’s daughter is a junior in high school. Beloved household companions include a Miniature Schnauzer, named Maggie Mae, and a Silver Tipped, Holland Lop Rabbit, named Baxter. Suzanne started taking piano lessons when she was in the 4th grade and was trained in classical music. One of her favorite quotes is: “I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.” – Edna Mode (The Incredibles).
Suzanne Nemeth, NCIDQSenior Interior Designer
Tracy was born in Warner Robins, Georgia and enjoys golf, fine dining, concerts/theatre, and anything outdoors. His biggest motivator is providing for his family; his 2 sons, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and 2 granddaughters. Tracy’s favorite part about work is the creative journey with the owner and his coworkers.
Tracy Ezell, AIASenior Architect / Project Manager
Trevor is happily married with 2 daughters. When not working, Trevor enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, camping, and basically any activity where he is hanging out with his family. He loves watching and playing sports, with his favorite sports being basketball, football, and action sports. Additionally, Trevor loves any opportunity to watch his favorite team, the Michigan Wolverines. Go Blue!