Utah Structural
Engineers & Architects

Commercial, Industrial, and Residential,Engineers
& Architects Serving Utah.

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Welcome to Level Engineering & Inspection

Licensed Structural Engineers and designers helping Homeowners, Real Estate Agents, and Contractors. serving Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. From Brigham City, Vernon, Provo, Sundance, Heber City, Ogden, Uintah, American Fork, and Salt Lake City.

At LEVEL Engineering, we are committed to common sense, real-world engineering solutions. We started LEVEL because, after years in the building industry in all disciplines of Civil and Structural engineering we continued to see something missing in our industry

The lost elements of a service culture and business practice inevitably cost owners and entities untold stress and frustration, contractors lost time and money and realtors and lenders left unable to satisfy their client’s needs.

We decided that our practice of engineering and architecture can function at a higher level. LEVEL Engineering and inspections was founded. We serve your interests and provide knowledgeable, expert design, inspections, analysis, forensics, recommendations, and reporting.

Whether your need is for permitting, forensics, new or remodel or repair engineering designs; foundation problems, Civil, Architecture, or just for your peace of mind – let us help you navigate your Civil ,Commercial, Residential and structural needs.

So, if you’re in need of a licensed structural engineer who services homeowners, developers, contractors, and real estate agents in Salt Lake City, give us a call today at (385) 379-3939.

We love what we do – and look forward to being of service.

Services in Utah

We can help with all types of projects, from: Hospitality, Mixed use, Residential, Retail, Healthcare, Commercial, Office building, Industrial, and Education.


  • Structural design
  • Architectural design
  • Forensic engineering
  • Special inspections (class 2-3)
  • Property analysis
  • Property inspection
  • Foundation analysis & repair
  • Due Diligence
  • Tenant Improvement


  • Structural design
  • Architecture design
  • Forensic engineering
  • Structural repair
  • Real estate/property eval
  • Property analysis
  • Property inspection
  • Foundation analysis & repair
  • Litigation consulting
  • Architecture
  • New construction


  • Bridge Engineering
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Civil Engineering
  • Emergency response
  • And more….

Don’t see what you need? Send us a message or give us a call to see if we can help.

Cities in Utah

  • American Fork
  • Aragonite
  • Atkinson
  • Bountiful
  • Brigham City
  • Centerville
  • Cottonwood Heights
  • Draper
  • Farmington
  • Fruit Heights
  • Grantsville
  • Heber City
  • Herriman
  • North Salt Lake
  • Ogden
  • Provo
  • Rush Valley
  • Sandy
  • South Jordon
  • South Salt Lake
  • Spanish Fork
  • Salt Lake City
  • Summit Park
  • Sundance
  • Uintah
  • Vernon
  • West Bountiful
  • West Jordon
  • White City
  • Woods Cross

“We had a great experience with LEVEL Engineering. They were so easy to work with and they were able to accommodate our schedule. Clifton Palmer was so helpful and professional. He dove right in to helping us answer the questions we had, helped us identify other issues that would be important to consider, and all while tromping through muddy dirt. 10/10 would work with LEVEL Engineering and Clifton again.”

– Angie Douglas

How it Works


Give us a call or fill out the form below to inform us of your project needs.


Speak with our experienced team to schedule your Engineer or Architect.


A LEVEL Engineer/Architect will come to your property for inspection/consultation.


Move forward with confidence.


(385) 379-3939
Call Today to Find Your Local Engineer
In Utah or fill out the form below

Our engineers come to you as long as you’re within the service area. Give us a call!

222 S Main St
5th Floor Suite 502
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Meet the Team

The LEVEL team has a combined background of over 300+ years of design experience and 50 years of business experience.

Scott A. Zurn, P.E


Anya K. Zurn


JB Macutay Jr. P.E. S.E.

Snr Managing Engineer

Sheri Nichols, P.E.

Senior Engineer

Bryan Conkle, P.E.

Senior Engineer

Chris Johnson, P.E.


Justin Fendley, P.E., M.S.E.


Jay Blackburn, P.E.


Steven Norton, P.E​


Clifton Palmer, P.E.


Rustem Shamsutdinov

Engineer - Miami, FL

Austin Parsons, P.E.


Taghreed Meften​


Ashlyn Wendt​

Talent Acquisitions & Onboarding

Grant Escobar, P.E.


Kevin Nguyen, P.E.​


Leonard Schlosser, P.E.​ S.E.


Alan Davis

Vice President of Solar​

Candice Willingham

Bookkeeper and Admin Assistant

Russ Chinn


Colby Leslie


Michael Blake


Tyson Alder, P.E.


Val Quinn

Client Relations Specialist

Tummas Kastalag, M.S.C.

Mechanical Engineer

Roberto Guzman, P.E.


Whitney Pogue, P.E.


Kristin Barnett

Client Relations Specialist

Joshua Pogue, P.E.


Carlie Berard, P.E.

Structural Engineer

Matt Filer, P.E.

Structural Engineer

Chris Goetzfried, P.E.

Civil Engineer

Claudio Monier, NCARB​


Peter Modica, P.E.

Structural Engineer

Matt LoVasco, P.E.​

Structural & Civil Engineer

Jessica Richardson​


Krystina O'Neal

Executive Assistant

Rick Emerson, P.E.​

Structural Engineer


Common Questions

The home inspector cannot practice engineering judgment by regulation. Decision-making regarding structural stability must be done by a structural engineer.

Our engineers are licensed to perform both structural and civil inspections for commercial and residential properties, including: Special inspections, forensic inspections, concrete reinforcement, structural steel, welding, real estate inspections / property analysis, and foundation inspections.

We offer independent assessments and are not trying to sell you on anything. We aim to find the most economical fix for your home and because of that we do charge for the engineer’s time and expertise.

Typically, the city/county codes require extensive information to be included within the plans, such as design specs, wind/snow load information, etc. Due to the requirements needed for these, engineers must often submit their own stamped engineered plans.

First we would schedule an initial site visit for the engineer to come out and inspect the wall. While onsite they will have a verbal consultation going over their findings and recommendations. If the engineer determines that the wall is in fact load bearing, the next step would be for the engineer to create the design plans in order for a contractor to remove the wall.

It’s best for the engineer to look over existing documents or perform a site visit in order to gather the necessary information to provide an accurate estimate.

The engineer that is assigned to your project would be happy to provide you with recommendations for companies or contractors, who can come in and implement the plans created.

We always recommend that the engineer performs a site visit because pictures don’t always capture the full detail and there may be things missing that the homeowner isn’t aware of that could present possible structural concerns.

Depending on the complexity of the project and the engineer’s workload the turnaround is typically 4-5 weeks from the time of the initial appointment.

This can vary depending on the project’s needs. Typically whoever pulls the permit for a home project becomes the GC. If we are hired for the construction work, we will pull the necessary permits for the project. If we are just in for engineering work we won’t typically be involved with the permitting process. However, our engineering team will be happy to make recommendations on how to best move forward after their consultation/plans are completed.

Customer Reviews

Very professional. Everything was explained well. We were very comfortable with the results of our foundation inspection.
Linda A.
We had a great experience. Grant Escobar exceeded expectations, and answered all of my questions. He answered his phone and/or returned calls and emails timely. Our project was done ahead of time and accurately. We will be using Level Engineering again.
Roger B.
Everything about their customer service and technical expertise was outstanding. I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing structural engineering or other building-related engineering services.
Scott T.
Level saved me thousands. If you think you have foundation problems, get an unbiased engineer to check it first.
Justin Cook
Alan Davis and Level Engineering really put in the extra effort to make sure our solar and backup power system was done correctly. Now I have no power bill and peace of mind that when my power goes out I have backup power.
John H.
Take my advice. If you suspect a structural issue with your home make the investment to get an objective opinion on the necessary repairs before reaching out to any contractors.
John Berg
I had a remodel in Ogden that I needed a structural engineer for and also an architect. Paul (architect) and Justin (structural engineer) were both amazing. They stayed with me through the process of dealing with the city of Ogden. They were professional and responsive. Great service.
Parker V.
The office staff was super friendly, thorough, and made the scheduling process a breeze. Their pricing was fractions of what another firm was charging.
Meg Howell
Phenomenal customer service. I'm a homeowner and had inspection challenges with a recent project. Grant did a great job walking me through my options. I highly recommend Level engineering !!
Alex S.
When you're a small business owner and know your craft, but are suddenly expected to understand and navigate building code, inspections, engineering and architecture, it can be daunting and exasperating. Level Engineering is not only professional, but kind, helpful, efficient, and reasonable. They have made me feel like a person, taught me a lot, and brought forth customer service in an industry that is not well known for it. I am very thankful for their amicability, awareness of time being of the essence, and overall courteous nature. May they serve as an example for the rest of the industry.They're a breath of fresh air! Highly recommend!
Clara S.
I definitely recommend Level Engineering. I've engaged them twice and each time they were responsive, professional and timely. The signed plans for permitting were very high quality.
Jim H.
Prompt, knowledgeable, creative and professional.
John Berg
Engineering community - please give Level Engineering a call for any of your project needs. This is a place you should contact before making any final decisions - they are cost competitive and have great staff to ensure you receive the support you need to achieve your project requirements.
I am a licensed Architect and I had a very positive experience with hiring a Structural Engineer through Level Engineering. From the introductory appointment , meeting at the house, to submitting final drawings for Permit, the Engineer was thorough and Professional. I would highly recommend Level Engineering in Utah!
Diane T.
Tummas was on time, friendly, and knowledgeable. He came to inspect a supporting beam that was cracking in the basement and was very good at explaining what was happening and giving ideas for repair. Highly recommend it.
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Scott A. Zurn, P.E.

Chief Executive Officer

For years in the industry, I observed something missing that cost homeowners untold stress and frustration, cost contractors lost time and money and left real estate agents and lenders unable to satisfy their clients’ needs. I decided to do something about it.

With 32 years of civil & structural engineering experience, I have contributed to all aspects of the building industry. I have achieved success in commercial and residential markets, held leadership roles such as a building official, city engineer, and director for local governments, and accomplished hundreds of millions of dollars in successful commercial building and civil infrastructure as a designer, project manager, and leader.

I have extensive experience with design and project management of transportation, roadways, traffic engineering, storm drainage facilities, bridges, site development review, and inspection. I have also enjoyed building more than 100 custom homes throughout the Front Range.

I am a Leadership Fellow with APWA and was awarded the 2014 Professional of the Year by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). I have held leadership roles in securing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants and have managed multiple federal grants funded NEPA studies and transportation projects. I also held a lead management role in ENR’s Best Project of 2009 for a 300 acre Brownfield redevelopment including $250 million dollars in infrastructure bridges and 650,000sf of retail redevelopment.

I have three fabulous daughters as well as two fabulous stepchildren with my wife, Anya. I enjoy outdoor activities around my home in the mountains – getting back to my Wyoming roots.

“Please excuse typos, moving fast.” – Scott Zurn

Anya K. Zurn


As a 20-year business consultant & executive coach, I have worked with many organizations to take them from idea to profitability, from stagnation to growth, and from team survival to high performance. I love bringing forth new ideas to the marketplace and discovering new and better ways to produce effectively while giving deeper meaning and fulfillment for all involved.

Our core company values such as “Teach as You Grow” and the joy of “Being of Service” aren’t just marketing-speak. They are the drivers of our business decisions.

We look at our individual and company behavior through the lens of our values and ask – what is needed and wanted to express those values at a greater Level?

When Scott shared with me the current state of many engineering firms and the impact that was having on the residential market needs as well as the downward spiral of salaries and retirement for engineers – I knew it was time to commit my own skills and talents to make a real difference.

Austin is my hometown (30+ years) and I love it. So, I had no idea all these years that I am actually a mountain girl! Now, I am hooked. And, any chance I have to explore the wild beauty of Utah, Colorado, or Wyoming, I take it. I keep sane with hot yoga and caring for my two giant malamutes, Togo and Daenerys. I enjoy adventures of all kinds with my husband – including the challenges of our 5 mostly-grown kiddos.

“The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating – in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to our life.” – Anne Morriss

32 Degree Scottish Rite, Valley of the Hudson, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, New York.

Mecca Shriners, Shriners International, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (AAONMS) New York City, New York.

Master Mason, Joseph Warren Gothic Lodge 934, Grand Lodge of New York (GLNY), New York, NY.

JB Macutay Jr. P.E. S.E.

Senior Managing Engineer

I believe that the success of an endeavor lies in the team behind the work and the leader directing its course. This is true for any projects being undertaken with the utmost consideration to life and safety and the impact they may have on the environment.

With more than 30 years in the field of structural engineering, I spearheaded the completion of multiple design projects using my expertise and passion but integrating value and uncompromising element into my services. It is this spirit that provides the driving forces behind my success in the field of engineering

From the Pacific to the East Coast, I have brought my knowledge and various experiences in design, construction, and management. I have designed different types of structures encompassing residential, commercial, retail, institutional and public works. These include residential houses and condominiums, schools, airport terminals, hospitals, hotels, historical buildings, offices, shopping complex, water and wastewater facilities. These are not only for the design of new structures but the renovation and retrofit of existing buildings. They included signature tenant improvements, façade repairs, curtain walls, vertical and horizontal building expansions, and structural repairs.

I have professional licenses in Hawaii, New York, Connecticut and Minnesota. The last two are currently inactive but could renew if there are projects. I have participated in committee works such as the structural review of the New York City Building Code and currently the New York City Existing Building Code with the objective of aligning the city code with the International Building Code and the International Existing Building Code. I have been a member of several engineering organizations such as the American Concrete Institute and Structural Engineering Association of New York to name a few.

My personal time has been devoted to my wife and kids but if I have some extra time will play a round of golf or hit some spares in the bowling alley. I am also an avid chess player which gives me the brain boost when trying to think of a solution for a project.

I think the foothold of the structural engineering profession in the industry is starting to lose its traction because the way the works of the engineers have been perceived. And that is, the engineers are out of reach by the community because they don’t cater to the people at the grassroots level. 

However, this is entirely untrue, and so we are changing that. I have collaborated with Level Engineering to bring our profession to the community. Helping them to understand who we are and how we can help them. Our profession is now alive, strong and growing due to the efforts of Level Engineering.

Sheri Nichols, P.E.

Sheri Nichols, P.E.

Senior Engineer

With 20 years of structural engineering experience, I have worked in several different fields, including new design, remodels and additions,  restoration of historic buildings, and forensic engineering. At each opportunity, I have learned more about the aspects that create our built world. Currently, I hold a license in both Colorado and California, but if the right project finds me, I am able to acquire licenses to meet the project’s needs. 

My favorite aspect of the work I do is truly helping people with their projects and dreams. No project is too big or too small, and I am always here to support our clients in finding a successful solution. 

When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family. We have two amazing sons, as well as an amazing daughter in-law, with an active grandson. I love to travel and see the world, recently visiting Canada, Bali, and Italy. 

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

Sheri Nichols was absolutely fantastic to work with. She was very thorough and explained things in detail. She gave a good understanding of the issues we could be facing along with suggestions for corrections needing attention. Felt very comfortable and completely satisfied with her analysis of our situation. Definitely an asset to your company. I would recommend her in a minute for anyone needing her expertise. – Elizabeth Gargan

Bryan Conkle, P.E.

Senior Engineer

As a Colorado native with a civil engineering degree from CSU and over twenty years of structural engineering experience, I am excited to be a part of the Level Engineering team.

Having worked for several engineering firms for 9 years as well as owning my own engineering firm for 12 years, I have been involved in projects in Utah, Montana, Nebraska, Colorado and New Mexico. Though I specialize in custom homes, other interesting jobs in my portfolio include straw bale houses, a chord wood yurt, over 170 crawlspaces to basement conversions, and a fire station in Aspen.

My passion is the residential market as I believe I can make a difference for the homeowner. This passion began when I helped family and friends remodel and build their own homes. With this experience, I have a better understanding of all the pieces that are involved in the entire construction process.

My work does not end at a set of plans. It includes working with contractors to solve problems as they may arise in the field, collaborating with team members on solutions as well as incorporating the home owner’s ideas to deliver the best structure possible for their needs and dreams.

Having caught the travel bug years ago, my family and I really enjoy immersing ourselves into other cultures. More open-mindedness and seeing from other perspectives have been invaluable learning experiences. I relish the opportunity to learn about others values and views while at the same time spending time with my wife and daughter.

I worked with Bryan and got a very thorough review of my foundation and interior walls in advance of potential remodeling. You can tell Bryan is very passionate about what he does and answered all my questions and educated me on my new house. I learned a lot and feel more confident in moving forward with remodeling and working with Level and Bryan again. I highly recommend this firm for engineering/inspection services. – OD, CO

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Chris Johnson, P.E.


Growing up in Colorado and attending The University of Colorado at Boulder has developed in me a deep love for our amazing environment and the culture we have here on the Front Range. I spent the first seven years of my career working primarily as a field engineer looking for practical, hands-on solutions, in real-time. Now as part of the LEVEL Engineering Team, I get to apply the lessons I’ve learned to real challenges facing homeowners, contractors, architects, and real estate agents.

LEVEL Engineering drew me in with its mission and values. I am happy to say that LEVEL is made up of people who are individually and collectively committed to its core values. We walk our talk. I especially love our commitment to being of service to the people we call our customers. We always strive to do what’s best for our clients and their projects.

The thing that I enjoy most about my job is getting to meet people from all walks of life and working together to make our customers’ dreams a reality.

In my free time you can find me chasing our two delightful young children. I also enjoy exploring the world of adventure that the Colorado mountains provide via trail running, backpacking, climbing and just about anything else that is out there.

Justin Fendley, P.E., M.S.E.


I am an Alabama native but after visiting the Salt Lake area several times, I knew this is where I wanted to be. For my undergraduate degree in civil engineering, I attended Auburn University then I pursued my masters of science degree in structural engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Since graduation, I have obtained my Professional Engineering License in Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

Throughout my career, I have obtained over twelve years of structural engineering experience. Right after obtaining my masters degree, I was fortunate enough to be hired as a fulltime structural engineer for a major energy and chemicals design firm in Houston, Texas. I worked for this company for over nine years, working on projects ranging from multi-million-dollar scopes to multi-billion-dollar ones. My last three years at this firm, I personally lead gulf coast structural projects for several major energy companies with scopes ranging up to one hundred- and twenty-million-dollar budgets.

I have found over the last few years of my career that I love engaging with clients to ensure their needs are met. This often involves sharing knowledge of the structural engineering practice so that the customer can be apart of the design process allowing their needs to be met in due time and within their budget. The Level Engineering practice methods facilitate this ideology and I could not be more excited to be a part of it.

When I am not working, I like to be active. The Salt Lake area has unlimited amount of hiking trails in the summer and ski trails in the winter that I will be exploring every chance I have with friends and family. I also have a workshop in my garage where I build and refinish furniture for fun.

Justin was incredibly responsive and I love how well he worked with my vision of our home’s kitchen remodel. He was very straightforward in letting me know what would work and where things may go awry. His turn-around times were also a thing of beauty since we were on a bit of a tight timeline. Overall, I would highly recommend Level Engineering for a home renovation project. – Zack Downs, SLC

Jay Blackburn, P.E.


Growing up around Colorado’s Front Range, I spent my early years playing baseball, snowboarding, and fishing. It was there I learned to appreciate our state’s amazing natural resources. Regularly passing by abandoned mine tailings, dried up streams, and seeing the relentless development of once pristine land taught me at a young age that problems are usually easier to create than to solve.

In 2013, I completed my bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering with an emphasis on Water Resources at the University of Colorado at Boulder. However, it was not until a post-graduation backpacking trip in Chilean Patagonia that I realized, true to my Colorado roots, my true passion revolves around humankind’s connection to nature and, more specifically, the water resources which make such a beautiful place possible.

Now, after seven years working as an engineering consultant for municipal water and wastewater districts across the Front Range, I’ve seen first-hand the unwavering need for quality engineering and consulting services. I am proud to have facilitated many successful water and wastewater projects which have improved the level of service to municipal customers. My experience in other areas of civil engineering, municipal consultation, and subsurface utility engineering has given me confidence to take on today’s challenges, both large and small.

Over the next five years, I plan to continue working to expand my network of like-minded of engineers, contractors, and municipal agencies to improve the way the industry operates for the better.
The environmental problems we face together were created over many generations, but they don’t have to take generations to solve. Working together, I believe it’s possible to significantly improve the quality of life for, not only ourselves and our neighbors, but for the natural environment as well.

I now live in Denver with wife, Ashley, and our 5 chickens. On the weekends, I still play baseball and get out to fly-fish whenever possible.

“If you don’t have a leader, be one” – Jay Blackburn

Jay from Level Engineering was beyond helpful in my home project. I am moving an interior wall and I had a support from the roof sitting on that wall. Jay listened to me, the scope of the project, my skill level and we discussed a few different options. He helped me understand the pros and cons of each, the best way to tackle the project and answered all of my questions in a simple to understand way. He also looked further into the relocation of the wall to see if I would run into anything else.

It was nice to talk through everything with a professional. He was very courteous, respectful and it was very nice to have an engineer help with such a “little” project.

I highly recommend Jay and Level Engineering for any level project you have. – Tyler Pengelly, Denver

Steven Norton, P.E.


Having grown up in Loveland, Colorado is home for me. I attended Colorado State University and completed my degree in civil engineering with a structural emphasis. I have accumulated over 8 years of engineering experience working in various sectors, including heavy
industrial, commercial, and residential. In addition, I have obtained Professional Engineer licensing in Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

Through my experience, I have had opportunity to work with other engineering disciplines as well as develop project leadership skills, both creating and managing designs, teams, budgets, and schedules. I am excited to be working with Level Engineering. My passion is creating a positive experience for each client, working face-to-face and helping them reach their goals. I also love sharing knowledge about what I do with customers so that they are included in the design development process.

I deeply value spending time with my incredible wife and two beautiful children. We love spending time taking mountain adventures and enjoying amazing foods of all types. I also love personal development. In the years I have spent in the engineering industry, one of my favorite aspects has been working with incredible teams who value growth, both professionally and personally. I desire to help people find what they’re good at and push them to grow in that direction. I also enjoy business.

My wife owns and operates a wedding photography business, and we own a coffee shop here in Colorado. Both have brought excitement and challenge, and the relationships we have built with those we work alongside of have sweetened the journey in many ways.

Very pleased with the overall experience with Steven Norton and Level Engineering. The level of detail and professionalism provided during our home structural inspection was excellent. Communication in setting up the appointment and post inspection follow-up was top notch. Would highly recommend. – Wakumoto Family, CO

Clifton Palmer, P.E.


Mr. Palmer is licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Utah and Colorado with over ten years of experience. Prior to working with Level Engineering and Inspections, he was a project engineer with his previous firm.

Mr. Palmer’s experience includes a diverse range of projects from small residential additions to custom residences, telecommunication structures, industrial loading platforms and failure analysis. He is knowledgeable in the areas of timber, steel, concrete, masonry and FRP design.

In his free time he enjoys going on hikes with his family and exercising.

“I had a great experience with Clifton. He talked me through my options for the project and was extremely helpful! He got the plans done quick as well. I will definitely be recommending him to anyone who needs engineering!” — Sheila Warnick

“We were looking for an engineer company and after looking online we found Level Engineering. Clifton was so nice and professional. He gave us lots of information and our plans he sent to us were so detailed and easy to read. I would recommend this company.” — Trilby Dodson

“Clifton at Level Engineering was great to work with. He made me feel comfortable with the new home building process through his personable advise throughout the process. My favorite part about working with Clifton was his response time. I was nervous he would be slow with the crazy market, but he proved to be quick and responsive at every step. I will definitely recommend Clifton to my friends building custom homes.” — Kevin Holt

Rustem Shamsutdinov

Engineer, Miami, FL

I grew up in Russia and have a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering.

After graduation, I moved to New York City and I spent the first eleven years of my career working primarily as an engineering consultant designing structural steel and reinforced concrete buildings, wood and timber framed construction, cold-formed construction, doing repair and restoration of historic structures, etc. I have built a reputation among developers, architects, and builders for providing innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Now I live in Florida, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area with my family and helping Floridians to make their dreams a reality.

On the weekends, I love to play soccer, spend some time with my family and friends barbequing, fishing, and kayaking. We also enjoy traveling around the world.

Austin Parsons, P.E.


After graduating from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2016 with my engineering degree, I began my career in heavy civil construction where I gained a lot of hands-on experience.

Seeing how things were done in the field was a very important lesson that I try to take to the office every day. I migrated in my career to focusing on infrastructure design and construction of all types with a focus in water and wastewater infrastructure.

It was here that I found my passion and felt that I could make a genuine impact on the world. I joined LEVEL because of the values it holds and the service it promotes. These values and services have created a remarkable network of engineers dedicated to solving our client problems and is what drives me to become the best version of myself.

Outside of work, you can find my fiance and me spending time in the mountains with our whacky german shepherd, Murphy.


Taghreed Meften

Lead Architect

My career goals are to continue advancing in the field of Architecture and to be a leader in discovery, creativity, and  design. My Architecture skills come from over 17 years of professional experience specializing in designing buildings, planning and designing of structures/urban landscape coupled with managing construction projects from the conceptual design phase through completion of construction.

My extensive background includes designing and executing interior & exterior residential and commercial projects including new construction and remodeling, resorts, hotels, hospitals, tourists’ villages, compounds, churches, mosques, and private houses with supervising construction sites of most of the designs.

I have expertise in various architecture models and technical skills including hand sketching drafts and computer aided drawing that allow me to take concepts to creation while effectively managing all resources for clients.

I got my master’s degree in architecture from University of Colorado Denver, Colorado, my bachelor’s degree in architecture engineering from University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq, and have studied real estate in American real estate college, Denver, Colorado.

I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and walking with my dog. I love cooking, art, music, Gardening, reading, writing, working out, yoga, and spending time with my son,

“I believe architecture isn’t a job, it is a calling, improves living conditions and makes a
change to the society and builds a community that celebrates civilization”.

Ashlyn Wendt

Talent Aquisitions & Onboarding

I am a recent graduate from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a B.S. in English. Throughout my time in college, I studied everything from English literature in the 1600s, to technical writing in structural engineering, and even took a class that was entirely dedicated to Virginia Woolf – all this to say, the way we write, speak, and communicate with each other is what I am most passionate about.

Here at Level, I started out as an intern in 2019, and returned in 2022 for a full time position. I work with Engineers and Architects throughout the process of joining Level and train and onboard! My favorite part of this position is definitely watching as A&E get integrated into the Level collaborative, making friends and teammates, working with new clients, and overall, they just get back their freedom!

In my free time, you can find me traveling the world, going to concerts for bands I’ve never heard of, writing a novel or two, and watching college football in the Fall and F1 in the Spring and Summer.

Go Vols!

Grant Escobar P.E.

Florida Engineer

I am a U.S. Army Engineer Veteran with numerous years of experience managing and leading teams and dynamic projects in Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. I am a licensed and registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Florida, as well as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). My educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering (with a Structural emphasis) from the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York. Additionally, my LEED Green Associate Credential from the U.S. Green Building Council demonstrates that I have the knowledge and understanding of green building practices and principles needed to support sustainable and clean projects.

After graduating college, I was commissioned as an officer into the U.S. Army and spent my first few years in service as a Combat Engineer at Fort Hood, Texas as well overseas in Bulgaria and Poland working with NATO and many of our American partners. After returning stateside, I was selected to serve as a technical engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District to manage and lead various projects in the states of Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, I worked in the Emergency Management Operations and provided management, support, and relief during Hurricane Dorian as well as the Covid-19 Pandemic.


Our team worked with both the Florida State Legislature as well as FEMA to design and construct an Alternate Care Facility at the Miami Beach Convention Center in order to increase Florida’s patient care capacity during the peak of the Covid-19 Outbreak in 2020. After completing my assignment with the Jacksonville District, I was selected to continue serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the Louisville District. As a Project Engineer, I oversaw the construction and turnover of the Multi-Use Helicopter Training Facility, the first project of its kind, for the Special Operations Aviation Regiment.

I have worked with multiple different contractors on many different projects ranging from $200,000 to $50,000,000 dollars in size. From coastal resiliency and civil work projects, to military construction and environmental impact projects, I have had the unique opportunity to be a part of many great teams that have accomplished incredible projects all over the country.

I have been passionate about Engineering since an early age, and am excited to continue to do what I love by serving the community and helping others in the process here at Level. I am excited to pivot my career from the military and begin pursuing residential, commercial, and forensic engineering in the Tampa Bay region. I look forward to tackling the many challenges that Engineers continue to face from environmental and societal impacts. My ultimate goal as an Engineer is to protect and preserve this wonderful world that we live in by designing and creating sustainable and clean solutions.

Kevin Nguyen, P.E.


Having just moved from the Pacific Northwest, Colorado is now home. I’ve always had a sense of curiosity and an eagerness to solve problems, which eventually led me to where I am today. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver. Currently, I am a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Oregon and Colorado.

The first 6 years of my career were spent as a structural engineer and a project engineer in the heavy civil industry. My work primarily focused on developing innovative construction methods, providing design of temporary structures, and providing other various construction engineering services for major marine and bridge projects. Having been involved in such projects, I’ve realized the importance of protecting and ensuring the sustainability of our built environment.

I am passionate about working closely with our clients and believe that by listening and doing what is right for everyone involved, we can come up with the best solutions. Success for me means success for everyone on the team, and that includes our clients. There is something rewarding about taking pride in a project together. As an engineer I strive to help our clients meet their goals, no matter what that may be.

An avid angler and marine life enthusiast, you will likely find me exploring the outdoors with a fishing pole in hand. That includes everything between ice fishing the frigid lakes of Minnesota, to catching Dungeness crabs on the Oregon coast.

Leonard Schlosser, P.E. S.E.


I am a Structural Engineer licensed in California with over 20 years of experience. I am also a licensed Civil Engineer in OR, WA, NV, and AZ. My engineering career began as a child building Legos. During high school I worked as a field laborer building commercial buildings during the summer.

After high school, I went to junior college to learn AutoCAD and became a structural draftsman. Working with other engineers, I knew my career path would be in structural engineering. I graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a Structural Emphasis.

My professional career includes supporting both residential and commercial projects ranging from small residential buildings to multistory buildings and parking structures. I have experience with snow, wind, and seismic analysis along with using a variety of different materials to resist these forces. I value working with clients and jurisdictions to develop a constructible and economical design. I employ a high level of listening, communication, and responsiveness as part of my services.

One of my favorite quotes is “When one teaches, two learn”.

I enjoy furthering my education and teaching others when given the opportunity.

Alan Davis

Vice President of Solar

Alan Davis was an Eagle Scout and received a 4-year Air Force Scholarship where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama. He was transferred to Denver Colorado where he served as an officer in the Air Force for 22.8 years.

A lifetime student, Alan has other degrees including a Master’s Degree in Systems Management and is a Chartered Financial Consultant. He has unique abilities in Sales, Negotiation, Project Management and Strategic Planning.

His greatest sales success, created by persistence, came from adding a large oil firm which then allowed him to have his own radio show for over 18 years. Alan is most proud of his faith and wife Mellani Day and Daughter Libbie.

Candice Willingham

Bookkeeper and Admin Assistant

I’ve been in the accounting profession for over 10 years now, and it’s been an incredible journey. Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work for both multimillion-dollar companies and family-owned businesses.

As a full charge bookkeeper, I enjoy working alongside various individuals within a company to better understand their impact. My favorite part of the job is using my accounting and analytical skills to solve problems and help businesses achieve their goals.

My family and I are West Texas natives, but we recently moved to Colorado for my husband’s job. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, and we have two amazing young boys, two cats, and a dog. We’re looking forward to taking advantage of the outdoor opportunities that Colorado has to offer and making new memories with our family.

In my free time, I love spending time with my family. I also have a passion for music, makeup, fashion, cooking, and exploring my creative side. Collaborating with others and sharing my life experiences has helped me foster new friendships, see the world from different perspectives, and expand my creativity.

“Be the reason someone feels welcomed, seen, heard, valued, loved and supported”

Russ Chinn


Since graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. 2011, M.S. 2012), I have worked for over ten years as a structural engineer. My experience includes a variety of structural design, forensics, and construction. I have worked on design projects as small as a residential rafter repair to as large as industrial structures such as water towers.

I am a licensed professional engineer in Colorado, California, and Illinois, and have served as the engineer of record on projects in several different states. On the forensic side, I have performed over 600 inspections and served as an expert witness in litigation cases. I spent several months on a couple field engineer assignments where I gained valuable construction knowledge.

I have found my forensic and construction experience to be incredibly valuable as it is important to not only know how to design a structure, but also how to build it, how it functions, what problems may occur, and how to fix them. I enjoy hands-on work and applying my knowledge toward problem solving in the field.

On the personal side, I enjoy numerous hobbies, most of which involve being active and creative. While that is most frequently mountain biking or snowboarding, I enjoy dabbling in disc golf, guitar, hiking, rock climbing, and a variety of other outdoor or musical activities. My wife, daughter, and I live in Fort Collins, where we thoroughly enjoy everything that the great state of Colorado has to offer.

Colby Leslie


I obtained my Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in architectural engineering and hold professional engineering licenses in Idaho and California.

Over my career I have gained experience in structural design and analysis for wide variety of project types across the Western United States including residential, commercial, hospitality, industrial,
healthcare and even stadiums.

I have experience managing projects with budgets ranging from a few thousand dollars up to over $500 million from initial concept through construction and for the last few years I have had the opportunity to work on many high profile and technically complex projects.

I enjoy helping my clients come up with creative solutions to structural problems without obvious
answers. To me, structural engineering is exciting because it is both technical and creative. There are no one size fits all solutions and it up to me to leverage my experience and knowledge and work with my clients to find the best solutions for them.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family which often includes hiking, trying new restaurants or getting out of town to go camping.