About the Presenters

Rob Dodd, Nabholz Construction

Executive Vice President of Operations with experience in both design and construction, Mr. Dodd’s vast experience includes the leadership of several mass-timber projects.

Steve Durham, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Kirksey Architects

Executive VP and Collegiate Team Leader with 20 years’ experience leading award-winning projects, Graduate of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Planning Institute.

Joseph Gentile, Arup

Author of an ICC book on the 2012 IBC and member of Arup’s fire engineering team, Mr. Gentile advises mass timber stakeholders in multiple states from design through occupancy.

Kimberly Hickson, FAIA, LEED BD+C, Perkins and Will

A thought leader in the areas of sustainability and low impact development, Ms. Hickson has broad experience with unique projects, including commercial mass-timber office building design.

Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, American Wood Council

A licensed structural engineer, Ms. Kam-Biron has over 20 years of structural design and plan review experience. She has served on numerous professional boards and advisory councils.

Sherry Mundell, PE, Wood Products Council

A member of the Structural Engineers Association of Texas with more than a decade of structural design experience, Ms. Mundell now advises others involved in the design of wood buildings.

Susan Phillips, Tellepsen Builders

With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Ms. Phillips supervises all aspects of Tellepsen Builders’ OSHA safety programs and serves on the AGC Houston Chapter Safety Committee.

John Strack, Nabholz Construction

A construction management professional with more than 15 years experience in public projects, Mr. Strack recently led the successful construction of the nation’s first 200,000 GSF mass-timber residence hall.

David Tyree, PE, CBO, American Wood Council

A prolific public servant, Mr. Tyree is ICC certified in numerous inspection disciplines, His work experience includes building inspection, plan review, code development, and code consulting.