Meet the Team

 Trusted Team. Reliable Partner. Kissick Proud.

Aaron Aley

Survey Manager

Aaron brings 25 years of field experience in land survey work as well as professional civil engineering training.

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AARON ALEY | Survey Manager


About

As manager of the survey team with Kissick Construction, Aaron brings 25 years of field experience in land survey work as well as professional civil engineering training. His in depth understanding of overall project management of public infrastructure improvements, land development and industrial facility upgrades enables him to assist in quality control and assurance for projects. Aaron utilizes a variety of software to develop accurate 2D and 3D earthwork, underground piping and concrete foundation layout working documents.

Fun Fact

My son plays baseball most of the year so my weekends are spent at the ball field.

NOTE: 25 years as of 2019, so since 1994.

Andrea Abernethy

Office Manager

Andrea coordinates activities with our 300+ field staff plus supports many of the project management staff in the office.

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ANDREA ABERNETHY | Office Manager

About

Andrea is responsible for overseeing the daily work of all office employees to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. She is responsible for the reorganization of field assignments, intra-office communication, streamlining administrative procedures, inventory control, and task delegation.

Fun Fact

I’m just another example that your English Literature degree can take you anywhere.

Kevin Black

Talent Mentor

He was one of the first employees at Kissick Construction, transitioning from field superintendent to project manager to Talent Mentor for the company.

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KEVIN BLACK | Talent Mentor

About

Kevin has spent the majority of his 30+ year career in construction. He was one of the first employees at Kissick Construction and recently transitioned from project manager to Talent Mentor for the company. Kevin mentors and trains new and advancing personnel in Kissick’s processes and technology, drawing on his years of experience in structural concrete and flatwork, concrete repairs, demolition and installation of new industrial plant process facilities.

Fun Fact

Kevin’s favorite candy bar is Mr. Goodbar. He’s also Kissick’s one true cowboy competing all over the region in his free time.

NOTE: 30+ years as of 2019, since ~1988?

Lacey Bone

Project Coordinator

Lacey supports our project managers with administrative functions that include the coordination of multiple projects, schedules and deadlines.

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LACEY BONE | Project Coordinator

About

Lacey supports our project managers with administrative functions that include the coordination of multiple projects, schedules and deadlines. She also enjoys working with our trade partners to organize field activities.

Fun Fact

Lacey is very interested in space and the universe, and her favorite people in the world are her kids.

Pete Browne

President

As co-founder of Kissick Construction, Pete has over 30 years of experience and leadership in the construction industry.

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Leadership

PETE BROWNE | President


Expertise

Structural and Industrial Concrete

About

As co-founder of Kissick Construction, Pete has over 30 years of experience and leadership in the construction industry. He has developed a strong reputation for providing innovative thinking to solve complex engineering challenges. As President of the company, he shares his personal philosophy with the team at Kissick: work hard to complete a project you are proud to own. Love what you do and take time to share your talents with your co-workers and your community.

Fun Fact

He is an enormous live music fan and attends concerts whenever he can.

Cindy Cawthon

Accounts Payable

Cindy helps our accounting team stay organized and works closely with our trade partners and subconsultants.

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CINDY CAWTHON | Accounts Payable


About

Cindy helps our accounting team stay organized and works closely with our trade partners and subconsultants. She focuses on the accounts payable side and enjoys the long history she has working with Kissick Construction.

Fun Fact

Her family is her happy place.

Kerry Chappell

Senior Project Manager

Kerry's responsibilities include tracking schedules, budgets, material procurement, project documentation and field compliance.

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KERRY CHAPPELL | Senior Project Manager

About

Kerry began his career in the industry in 2000 as a brick mason. Working in the field, he continued in the trade working part time while attending college, graduating with a degree in construction science. His responsibilities include tracking schedules, budgets, material procurement, project documentation and field compliance.

Fun Fact

I enjoy taking my wife and daughters fishing in all different regions of the country, in pursuit of the next big fish story.

Ramona Chappell

Project Manager

Ramona's background in deep foundations has allowed her to become an expert in managing a variety of projects for both piling and shoring construction.

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RAMONA CHAPPELL | Project Manager


About

Ramona has worked in the construction industry over 25 years, with 19 years at Kissick Construction. Her background in deep foundations has allowed her to become an expert in managing a variety of projects for both piling and shoring construction. Managing projects in a variety of soil conditions across the Midwest, Ramona has developed a strong relationship with regional geotechnical engineers to solve challenging projects as a team often in a design build delivery model.

Fun Fact

I am a grandma of 2 boys and love spending my downtime with them. They are my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Coby Crowl

Director of Business Development

Coby has more than 25 years of experience as a civil engineering consultant.

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Leadership

COBY CROWL | Director of Business Development


Expertise

Business Development

About

Coby has more than 25 years of experience as a civil engineering consultant. He has extensive experience working on various projects and is dedicated to the success of each project and client satisfaction. Coby has dedicated his career to building relationships and uniting teams of professionals to accomplish projects. He is a professional engineer and draws up his experience in civil site design, urban design, water and wastewater planning, design and construction administration, pump station design, roadway, and stormwater management to provide the best solutions to each project.

Fun Fact

He grew up in Manhattan, Kansas, but played football in Columbia for the Missouri Tigers.

John Dougherty

General Superintendent

John specializes in managing site work, mass grading, concrete foundations and repairs, demolition and installation of utilities and tie-ins.

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JOHN DOUGHERTY | General Superintendent


Expertise

Grading and Site Utilities

About

With more than 35 years experience in the industry, John specializes in managing site work, mass grading, concrete foundations and repairs, demolition and installation of utilities and tie-ins. Projects that require problem solving, extensive organization and fast-track schedules are the type of challenges John prefers to manage.

Fun Fact

Enjoys skiing with his family and following the Chiefs in his free time.

NOTE: 35 years is as of 2019, since ~1984.

Greg Fry

Project Manager

Greg has a civil engineering degree from Kansas State University.

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GREG FRY | Project Manager


About

Greg started his career at Kissick Construction after graduating with a civil engineering degree from K-State University. He utilizes his educational experience to complement the field staff in creating successful solutions for site development and utility projects.

Fun Fact

He spends his free time on the rugby field sacrificing his body for the love of the game.

John Garvey

Senior Project Manager

John brings to bear 15+ years of construction management experience and expertise with complex underground utility projects in congested urban settings including municipal water and wastewater systems.

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Leadership

JOHN GARVEY | Senior Project Manager


Expertise

Project Management

About

John brings to bear 15+ years of construction management experience and expertise with complex underground utility projects in congested urban settings including municipal water and wastewater systems. He understands the importance of consensus building with stakeholders to best balance construction efficiency with impacts to daily operations, traffic, and the general public. John’s responsibilities as project manager include schedule development, material procurement, field compliance and project documentation.

Fun Fact

Enjoys vacations and spending time with his wife and 5 children.

Noah Gibson

Project Manager

Noah worked from field laborer into the role of Project Manager and has knowledge and background in utility and concrete work.

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NOAH GIBSON | Project Manager

About

Noah began at Kissick as a field laborer and has since worked his way into the role of Project Manager. His outstanding work ethic, combined with knowledge and background in utility and concrete work, has contributed to Kissick’s reputation of responsiveness and prompt resolutions on projects.

Fun Fact

I like golfing and spending time with my family.

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Dustin Hack

General Superintendent

Dustin brings nearly 25 years experience and specializes in managing piping, grading and complex concrete projects.

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DUSTIN HACK | General Superintendent


Expertise

Earthwork, Utilities, and Concrete

About

Dustin has been in the construction industry for nearly 25 years and is recognized for his expertise in the field. He specializes in piping, grading and complex concrete projects and contributes his success to the wide range of projects he has completed. His responsibilities include schedule coordination, field coordination, material procurement, and safety and specification compliance.

Fun Fact

Dustin coached youth baseball for nine years and loves all things radio controlled, including cars, boats, trucks, and drones.

NOTE: Joined Kissick March 15, 2021.

Bob Hall

Field Personnel Coordinator

The master of our employee handbook, he facilitates all the required activities of new hires.

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BOB HALL | Field Personnel Coordinator


About

Bob is often the first person new employees visit with on their first day. The master of our employee handbook, he facilitates all the required activities of new hires. Bob is fun, easy to talk to and goes above and beyond to ease new team members into Kissick Construction’s culture.

Fun Fact

Proud to be Kissick’s “Raytonia” Beach Bum.

Kat Hendricks

Project Administrator

Has worked in the construction industry since 1995 and with Kissick since 2015.

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KAT HENDRICKS | Project Administrator


About

Kat has worked in the construction industry since 1995. She supports our project managers with administrative functions often coordinating between multiple projects, schedules and deadlines.

Fun Fact

Her name may be Kat, but she prefers spending time with her dogs and husband at Truman Lake.

Ethan Hess

Safety Coordinator

Ethan's experience with job site inspections and accident investigations make him a valuable asset to the safety team.

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ETHAN HESS | Safety Coordinator


About

Ethan comes to Kissick with a degree in Environmental Health and Safety Management with an emphasis in Construction Safety. His experience with job site inspections and accident investigations make him a valuable asset to the safety team.

Fun Fact

Ethan is an avid Oklahoma State Cowboys fan and enjoys going to sporting events in Stillwater, especially to watch their wrestling team.

NOTE: Joined Kissick ~2020.12.01.

Chris Hibdon

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Hibdon brings almost 25 years experience on the financial side of the construction industry to Kissick Construction.

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CHRIS HIBDON | Chief Financial Officer

About

Chris Hibdon provides direction for the financial operations of the corporation, subsidiaries, and projects including both operational and accounting functions.

Chris has over 22 years of experience working in the financial side of the construction industry. Previously, she was a partner in the firm Hoover Hibdon PC where her practice focused on working with clients active in the construction and engineering industries. A key consultant for Kissick Construction for many years, Hibdon recently left her consulting practice to join Kissick Construction full-time in her role as CFO.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science of Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Missouri Kansas City, and is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce. Chris intends to continue her history of civic engagement at Kissick Construction.

Fun Fact

A softball mom at heart, Chris enjoys spending weekends with her two daughters at the ball field.

Note: joined Kissick 2020.06.

Dylan Johnson

Project Engineer

Dylan's responsibilities include schedule coordination, field coordination, material procurement, specification compliance, and documenting work in progress.

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DYLAN JOHNSON | project engineer


About

Dylan joins Kissick Construction with an expansive background in self-performing construction projects. From ensuring project quality control to meeting scheduled deadlines, Dylan exceeds the expectations of his clients. As project engineer, Dylan will assist in the administration of day-to-day construction activities. His responsibilities will include schedule coordination, field coordination, material procurement, specification compliance, and documenting work in progress.

Fun Fact

Dylan knew he wanted a career in construction after working with a landscaping crew while in high school.

NOTE: Joined Kissick 2020.10.

David Kissick

Vice President / Estimator

Current Vice President David Kissick has served in many capacities at Kissick during his 20 years of experience.

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Leadership

DAVID KISSICK | Vice President / Estimator


Expertise

Utilities, Trenchless Technology, Site Development

About

David has served in many capacities at Kissick during his 20+ years of experience. From low-man on a crew to pipe foreman to “gopher” in the office to estimating and managing multi-million dollar projects, David has experienced a lot in his young career. David serves as an estimator on a variety of underground utility and earthwork projects. He has also led the firm’s expansion into self-performing trenchless sewer pipe rehabilitation work.

Fun Fact

He is a 5th generation Kissick in the construction business. He has 5 children with his wife Monica, and a Border Collie named Roxy.

Lloyd J. Kissick, IV

Vice President / Estimator

A 20-year veteran of Kissick Construction, Lloyd Kissick brings a unique perspective to the firm leadership.

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Leadership

LLOYD J. KISSICK, IV | Vice President / Estimator


Expertise

Project Management

About

A 20-year veteran of Kissick Construction, Lloyd Kissick brings a unique perspective to the firm leadership. As a fifth generation Kissick, Lloyd began his construction career as a young field laborer. His career has progressively grown from laborer, carpenter, and field superintendent into estimating and project management. In early 2019, he joined the senior leadership team of Kissick Construction.

Fun Fact

Lloyd is proud to be the fourth and father to the fifth in the Lloyd J. Kissick line.

Jerry Knight

Survey Superintendent

Jerry is a 45 year construction veteran. He reviews all drawings prior to starting construction for quality control and coordinates survey activity with the project teams.

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JERRY KNIGHT | Survey Superintendent


About

Jerry has been with Kissick Construction since nearly the beginning of the firm. He reviews all drawings prior to starting construction for quality control and coordinates survey activity with the project teams.

Fun Fact

On the weekend you will find him on his motorcycle or watching his beloved NASCAR racers.

Chad LaVoi

Corporate Safety Director

Chad is directly responsible for the overall implementation and supervision of Kissick Construction’s safety and health program.

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CHAD LAVOI | Corporate Safety Director


Expertise

Safety

About

Chad takes the responsibility for ensuring the safety of each person on our job sites very seriously. He cares for the team and is directly responsible for the overall implementation and supervision of Kissick Construction’s safety and health program. Collaborating alongside OSHA and the Builders Association of Kansas City, Chad has helped to form a partnership and establish a specific Safety Plan for the company.

Fun Fact

Kissick’s #1 outdoorsman. Chad prefers to be outside no matter the weather.

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Kyler Leiker

Project Engineer

Kyler's experience in material fabrication and erosion control bring depth of knowledge to his role as project engineer.

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KYLER LEIKER | Project Engineer

About

Kyler's experience in material fabrication and erosion control bring depth of knowledge to his role as project engineer. Kyler’s responsibilities include schedule tracking and development, material procurement, field coordination, technical assistance, and documenting work in progress.

Fun Fact

Kyler enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 month old son, in addition to traveling to Beaver Lake in Arkansas. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking and remodeling projects around the house.

Cathy McBride

Project Administrator

Cathy assists our project managers and works with our trade partners to coordinate field activities.

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CATHY MCBRIDE | Project Administrator


About

Cathy has been involved in construction administration for 25+ years. Her friendly and outgoing personality is contagious for our project teams. Cathy assists our project managers and works with our trade partners to coordinate field activities.

Fun Fact

I never thought I would be a super cool granny, but here I am... killing it.

Brian McDermott

Project Manager

Brian grew up on a farm and began his construction career working for a utility and civil construction company.

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BRIAN MCDERMOTT | Project Manager


About

Brian grew up on a farm and began his construction career working for a utility and civil construction company. Brian has well-rounded experience in the construction industry including: natural gas distribution, pipeline, directional drilling and rural water main line construction.

Fun Fact

Brian is married with 3 boys and runs a small 75 head cow/calf operation. He enjoys hunting when time allows.

Spencer Moore

Senior Project Manager

Has extensive site utility and earthwork experience. Spent many years in the field as an operator and later as a crew foreman.

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SPENCER MOORE | Senior Project Manager

About

Spencer spent many years in the field as an operator and later as a crew foreman. He has been highly successful in the project management role at Kissick and utilizes his significant field expertise to solve challenging and complex project solutions for our heavy civil clients.

Fun Fact

He got his start using heavy equipment on his family farm at age 8.

Brian Neer

Surveyor

Brian is a lead surveyor for our industrial plant projects with over 30 years of industry experience.

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BRIAN NEER | Surveyor


About

Brian has been with Kissick Construction since 2006 with over 30 years of industry experience. He joined the company as a carpenter in the field and transitioned into a field surveyor in 2015. As a lead surveyor for our industrial plant projects, Brian completes as-builts using CADD software after working in the field to stake and record data. He is skilled in wall monitoring and also total station survey work.

Fun Fact

Brian started in construction before he was 10 because it was way more fun to go build houses with his dad than go to a babysitter.

"over 30 years" as of 2019, so since ~1989.

Nikki Ramer

Payroll Manager

Nikki oversees all payroll functions, ensuring pay is processed accurately and on-time.

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NIKKI RAMER | Payroll Manager

About

Nikki oversees all payroll functions, ensuring pay is processed accurately, on-time and within compliance.

Fun Fact

I enjoy being a new grandma and spending my free time with my family.

Mark Rigdon, P.E.

Senior Project Manager

Mark has over 20 years of engineering design and management experience of civil and structural projects in the Midwest.

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MARK RIGDON, P.E. | Senior Project Manager

About

Mark has over 20 years of engineering design and management experience of civil and structural projects in the Midwest. Mark’s unique background of large project design experience and working in the field managing the day-to-day tasks of project adds significant value to the Kissick team.

Fun Fact

Enjoys spending time with family. My favorite time of the year is fall.

Matt Rothermel

Vice President of Operations

Matt Rothermel provides construction operations and project management leadership to the entire Kissick field production team.

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Leadership

MATT ROTHERMEL | Vice President of Operations


Expertise

Project Management / Operations

About

Matt Rothermel provides construction operations and project management leadership to the entire Kissick field production team. He oversees the efforts of all operations including projects, oversight of equipment, vendors, subcontractors, and overhead for Kissick. His field perspective and attention to detail translate naturally into his project management style, which has earned the respect of his clients and the engineers he’s worked with. Matt’s 20 plus years of construction experience provides a solid foundation for his research, identification, and ultimate implementation of new initiatives and technologies to support the continued growth and success of the firm.

Fun Fact

In his free time, he loves to explore new places far and near.

Morgan Salisbury

Project Engineer

Morgan utilizes his communication, organizational and financial background to support the Utility and Trenchless Technology teams at Kissick Construction.

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MORGAN SALISBURY | Project Engineer


About

Morgan joined our team to support the Utility and Trenchless Technology teams at Kissick Construction. Having received his degree in Business Administration, Morgan utilizes his communication, organizational and financial background to administer a variety of solutions for our project management team.

Fun Fact

I love to root for the Missouri Tiger football team in the fall.

Jared Sommer

Surveyor

Jared's sharp attention to detail and strategic conceptualization has made him a valuable asset to the company.

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JARED SOMMER | Surveyor


About

Jared began his career with Kissick Construction in 2005. His experience has been in survey and quality control for the company. Jared gained valuable experience working on both the design and construction side of the projects and has applied this expertise to his project approach. His sharp attention to detail and strategic conceptualization has made him a valuable asset for projects including piling, grading and utility components.

Fun Fact

You’ll find Jared on his Harley when the weather is nice.

Tyler Stifter

Project Engineer

Tyler joined Kissick Construction as a field laborer while earning a degree in Construction Science and Management.

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TYLER STIFTER | Project Engineer


About

Tyler joined Kissick Construction as a field laborer as he worked his way through college finishing with a degree in Construction Science and Management. His field expertise combined with his education bring a unique perspective to his role as project engineer. As Tyler supports the municipal utility teams, his background navigating the permitting, code and development process has contributed to Kissick’s reputation of responsiveness and prompt resolutions on projects.

Fun Fact

Enjoys teasing his peers that he wasn’t born when Kissick was founded.

Sean Washatka

Estimator

Sean brings over a decade of experience in heavy civil estimating and field operations management in our region.

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SEAN WASHATKA | Estimator


About

Sean brings over a decade of experience in heavy civil estimating and field operations management in our region. His attention to detail, problem solving skills, and management perspectives provide a solid foundation for our project estimating team.

Fun Fact

In his free time, Sean loves to coach his three boys in soccer and basketball.

NOTE: Joined Kissick ~2020.12.01.

Kurt Westhoff

Estimator

Kurt has worked in the construction industry since 1991 including 20 years as a General Contractor.

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KURT WESTHOFF | Estimator


Expertise

Concrete

About

Over the past 28 years, Kurt has worked in the construction industry including 20 years as a General Contractor, with a multitude of projects ranging from new school construction, building renovations, and industrial facilities. His approach focuses on commitment, efficiency and thoroughness. He has excellent organization, attention to detail and time management skills, and applies his expertise to every project.

Fun Fact

Loves to fill out the score card for every Royals’ game.

NOTE: 28 years is as of 2019, since 1991.

Rick White

Equipment Manager

Rick White brings over 20 years of fleet management experience to the task of maintaining Kissick’s fleet of over 300 pieces of equipment both in our 24,000 square foot maintenance building and in the field.

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RICK WHITE | Equipment Manager


About

Rick White brings over 20 years of fleet management experience to the task of maintaining Kissick’s fleet of over 300 pieces of equipment both in our 24,000 square foot maintenance building and in the field. His organizational skills and attention to detail keep our fleet as one of the most respected in the region.

Fun Fact

I love the outdoors and travel.

Sonya Yancey

Human Resources Director

Sonya is responsible for all matters pertaining to human resources, including staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, budgeting, and labor relations.

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SONYA YANCEY | Human Resources Director

About

Sonya is responsible for all matters pertaining to human resources, including staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, budgeting, and labor relations.

She has a combined 25 years of experience in providing back office support services and specializes in human resource management and benefit administration, with knowledge of payroll process management and implementation as well. Sonya has experience facilitating union agreements and ensuring compliance with state, federal, DOT, DOL, OFCCP and FMCSA regulations.

Fun Fact

Sonya loves all things outdoors, including planting her vegetable and flower gardens, hiking, and riding horses, dirt bikes and four-wheelers.

Note: joined Kissick 2021.03.01.

Mari Young

Project Administrator

Mari will assist our project managers with administrative tasks and coordination between numerous projects, schedules, and deadlines.

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MARI YOUNG | Project Administrator

About

Mari will assist our project managers with administrative tasks and coordination between numerous projects, schedules, and deadlines. She will also work with our trade partners to coordinate field activities.

Fun Fact

Mari loves boating and spending time at the lake.

Note: joined Kissick 2020.06.