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BKF expands its leadership

BKF PROMOTED THREE PRINCIPALS TO OUR LEADERSHIP



ALEX CALDER – PRINCIPAL
Alex started his career in civil engineering in 2000, but once he got his hands on surveying equipment, he was hooked and never looked back. Alex leads a large survey team in our Redwood City office and believes the top talent which BKF employs are one of the reasons for their success, as well as the assertive spirit of many of the team members. “Many of us on the team have the same driven personalities and are fueled by challenging work.” His team is at the forefront of providing atypical land surveying services and have focused on the profession’s rapidly-changing technology uses. Read more…

SIMON NORTH – PRINCIPAL
Simon joined BKF in 2000 and has been dedicated to growing his knowledge and team at BKF. He has worked on countless notable projects in the Bay Area throughout his tenure at BKF, including the Howard Terminal Stadium project, Salesforce Tower, and Brooklyn Basin, just to name a few. Passionate about his work, Simon says that although his job is challenging, he is rewarded by solving problems and being able to see a tangible product of his work when it is built. Simon and his wife, Karin, have two sons and a puppy named Sandy! Read more…

ISAAC KONTORVSKY – PRINCIPAL
As a licensed Civil Engineer from Venezuela with broad experience in construction, Isaac moved to Silicon Valley excited about the industry’s potential at the intersection of innovation, technology, and sustainable practices in land development projects. He believes in going above and beyond whenever possible to connect with his clients and with staff members on his teams across BKF’s offices. “Ultimately, success is much more gratifying when it’s accomplished as a team effort.” Something that people may not know about Isaac is that he loves to select, buy, and roast his own coffee beans! Read more…

MEET OUR NEWEST VICE PRESIDENT


PATRICK CHAN – VICE PRESIDENT
Patrick leads a team of engineers who are working on a variety of private and public development projects which are pushing the limits of today’s technology. They are currently assisting in the design of test tracks for autonomous vehicles, and creating efficient infrastructure for charging electric vehicles. One of the things he values most at BKF is time spent with his team members. “We make it a priority to spend time with one another,” he says. This includes social sports games, gatherings outside work, and weekly team meetings where training is provided by senior staff. Patrick is an avid traveler and takes advantage of mileage programs whenever possible! Read more…

MEET OUR NEWEST ASSOCIATES


KEVIN WONG – Associate
Since 2004, Kevin has built a diverse public and private portfolio consisting of school, residential, commercial, industrial and streetscape projects. He currently manages his team in BKF’s Oakland office. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys photography, playing softball and watching sports. Read more…

DERRICK CRANDELL – Associate/CIO
Officially in charge of keeping BKF’s computer infrastructure running like a well-oiled machine, Derrick started at BKF back in 1990. Throughout his tenure at BKF, he has extended his expertise to companies we work with to ensure things are running efficiently for all. Read more…

CORPORATE SERVICE LEADER PROMOTIONS


KELLY CABEZON – Director of Administration & Facilities
For 21 years Kelly has shown amazing energy, enthusiasm and commitment to keeping our operations and facilities running smoothly. Something you may not know about Kelly is that she owns multiple guitars and mandolins and has played since she was 9 years old! Read more…

ALEX CABEZON – Director of Human Resources
Alex joined BKF in 2001 and through his dedication to growing the BKF team, we are thrilled to promote him to HR Director. Alex has a passion for coaching football and is the head coach for the junior varsity football team at Sequoia High School! Read more…

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