Archives: Speakers

Mike Romanowski, SE

Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1979 and has 37 years of structural engineering design, plan check/peer review and investigative experience. He has been involved in the production of engineering calculations and construction documents, construction administration, field investigations and report writing for…

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Laura Cullen, EIT

Laura Cullen is passionate about educating others on the benefits of building with wood. Prior to joining WoodWorks, Laura worked as a structural designer for seven years. Her previous structural design experience focused primarily on mixed-use and multi-family structures, as well as K-12 schools. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of…

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Jeff Peters, PE

Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Florida in 2007 after serving five years in the United States Air Force as an F-16 crew chief. He holds a Certified General Contractor’s license and was previously a small business owner. Jeff has a diverse background that includes structural design, field engineering, threshold inspections and quality…

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Ashley Cagle, PE, SE

Ashley is a licensed professional and structural engineer in the state of California, having worked as a structural consultant in both the San Francisco Bay Area and Spokane, Washington before joining WoodWorks in 2020. While her experience includes a wide range of building types and materials, her specialty during her consulting career was midrise wood-frame construction over…

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Chelsea Drenick, SE

Chelsea is a licensed structural engineer in the state of California. She received her BS in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. Chelsea spent nine years in structural design consulting prior to joining WoodWorks. Her experience is in a variety of sectors including residential, higher education and retrofit…

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Janelle Leafblad, PE

Janelle has been an active building technology consultant since 2002, primarily in the area of wood technology, investigation and design of building envelope components, and construction for both historic and contemporary structures. She earned her BS in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and her MS in Wood Science and Technology from the…

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Adam Green

Adam has been a project manager with Whiting-Turner for six years during which time he has worked primarily in the healthcare sector for clients such as Johns Hopkins and Penn State. While he works on all aspects of projects, his area of focus is typically on the structure and skin of buildings. More recently, Adam…

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Forrest Bratton, PE

Forrest has 11 years of experience in structural design, consulting, and project management on a wide range of project types. His work encompasses all major traditional structural materials, in addition to mass timber, and he has worked closely with architects to produce highly detailed parks, schools, and worship facilities with exposed structure, which have won…

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Anne Monnier

Anne has over 27 years of experience working with all types of structural building materials, including 8-story mass timber. She often assists in studying what makes most sense for each project, considering drivers such as material efficiency, optimized fiber use, sourcing, flexibility, cost, and construction speed. Anne takes a highly collaborative design approach, and strives…

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Christopher Gosch

Christopher is a founder and managing development and design principal of Populance with over 20 years of experience on a wide range of mixed-use, infill and historical development projects throughout the United States. He has a breadth of expertise navigating projects through difficult municipalities and approval processes while tirelessly building consensus from all stakeholders in…

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