One of the reasons for our ability to provide outstanding client service is our low staff turnover rate. Our commitment to staff retention produces experienced and highly technical project teams.
As someone who thrives on taking care of clients, delivering projects, and mentoring staff, it was natural for Leo to step into the role of president and CEO. He has more than 24 years of experience engineering and delivering streetscape and transportation projects, including more than 12 years working for Caltrans in project management and delivery. Leo takes pride in helping clients obtain grant funding and guiding projects from inception through construction. He continues as the director of the transportation group, taking a hands-on role in roadway, complete streets, and safe routes to school project design and delivery.
A second-generation leader at the firm, Stacey Bennett-Lynch has 12 years of experience in planning, management, design, and construction assistance responsibility for water resources projects. Her expertise in small community projects includes funding acquisition and permitting from the Regional Water Quality Control Board. Her technical experience includes micro-hydroelectric facilities, intake screen systems, pipeline, and pump station design. Her experience includes delivering several design-build projects.
Drawing on three decades of experience, Trin Campos oversees the firm’s transportation project delivery process. While at Caltrans for 22 years, he held positions ranging from design project engineer to maintenance manager to design office manager. As a consulting engineer for the past decade, Trin has extensive experience securing funding and delivering state and federally-funded projects. Trin serves as City Engineer for the Cities of Biggs, Gridley, and Williams.
Orin Bennett is the founder of Bennett Engineering Services and offers more than 40 years of experience as a project director, project manager, and project engineer on many public and private projects. Orin served many years as consulting District Engineer for various public utility districts. Orin received the Sacramento Area Engineering Council 1995 Outstanding Service to the Profession Award and the Sacramento State Civil Engineering Alumni Honors Award.
Jenn Goodwin has almost 20 years of experience managing the administration and financial operations of civil engineering firms. With more than 15 years at Bennett Engineering Services, she ensures project teams work together effectively while each person has a path to succeed individually. Jenn oversees human resources, financial operations, office administration, and information technology personnel and tasks. She also serves as Treasurer of the Sacramento Chapter of the American Public Works Association and Vice President of the Ajera Users Association, as well as being a Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional, a member of Association of AE Business Leaders, and a registered California Notary Public.
With 17 years of experience, Mike Massaro has successfully managed a variety of water, sewer, and recycled water projects. His technical expertise includes feasibility studies and design of pump stations, interceptors, and pipelines. Mike is adept at public outreach and has designed trenchless crossings for pipelines including horizontal directional drilling, pipe jacking with digger shield and Earth Pressure Balance TBMs. As the City Engineer for the City of Oroville, Mike oversees all of the city’s transportation, water resources, land development, and other engineering needs.
Steve Ainsworth has more than four decades of experience designing water reservoirs, pumping stations, in-conduit hydro, large-diameter water pipelines, computer control (SCADA) systems, water system modeling, and other related engineering activities. He leads water system modeling efforts for the firm. Steve considers his most successful day was when he developed an alternative pipeline alignment that saved the client more in construction costs than the entire design fee. He has also published and presented papers on pipeline size optimization to minimize costs and maximize energy.
For the past 49 years, Chad has worked on civil engineering projects ranging from managing capital improvement projects for street construction; ADA retrofits; parking lots; bicycle paths; drainage, sewer, and water relocations and extensions; park improvements; traffic signals/lighting; asphalt pavement maintenance assessment studies and design; plan line studies; and airport development studies. Chad’s experience includes the federal, state, and municipal entities throughout Central and Northern California.
Tony Ozanich has more than three decades of experience engineering and delivering projects for public and private entities, including commercial and industrial site designs, street and highway design, water and wastewater treatment plants, water distribution systems, sewage collection systems, and golf course layouts. Tony also has experience in project management, water modeling, financial analysis of projects, construction management, inspection, soil testing, and surveying.
Carlton has more than a decade of experience specializing in roadway design, utility relocation coordination, land development, and drainage design. He is familiar with the requirements for the Phase II MS4 Permits and the new post-construction standards and hydromodification for the greater Sacramento region. Carlton manages the firm’s roller-compacted concrete (RCC) design projects.
Jorge Renteria has a decade of experience designing complete streets projects, including retaining walls, grade separations, and curb, gutter, and sidewalk projects. He has extensive experience in right-of-way engineering from his work for the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Jorge been the lead engineer, preparing several Active Transportation Program and Highway Safety Improvement Project grant applications. He has also designed new overcrossings, performed seismic retrofit analysis on bridges and culvert structures, and prepared a Bridge Preventative Maintenance Report.
David Harden, PE, has seven years of experience and specializes in water and wastewater system engineering. As the district engineer for the Markleeville Public Utility District, Dave takes pride in providing excellent communication and producing innovative solutions for challenging projects.
Gabriel Rodell, PE, with four years of experience, specializes in design and evaluation of drinking water systems, sewer collection networks, and wastewater treatment facilities. Gabe is actively involved in leading the Sacramento chapter of Water for People.
Lizette Martinez, PE, holds a master’s degree in structural engineering and has two years of experience in transportation engineering. She also assists clients in acquiring state and federal project funding. Liz holds leadership roles in the local chapter of WTS: Women’s Transportation Seminar and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Chelsea Gillis has more than five years of experience in engineering consulting. Her diverse experience includes engineering and design assignments for public and private, potable water systems, industrial, commercial, and residential site designs, water distribution systems, leech field design, master plan design, water distribution systems.
With more than 20 years of marketing experience, Karman Cates manages marketing and business development efforts. She supports public outreach campaigns with advertising, fliers, newsletters, direct mail, study reports, email campaigns, and websites. She has provided research, editing, and design for several successful grant applications.