Our Culture

Our Team

Our Team

At SCJ we strive to create an environment where coworkers become friends, sharing hopes and dreams, struggles and challenges. There is trust amongst us and confidence that team members are pulling for each other, no matter how different our backgrounds or interests. We take time to play together, celebrate together and cheer each other on.

Our staff meetings are team-building experiences and a chance to share our successes. We encourage social gatherings and the firm sponsors summer picnics, holiday parties and other opportunities to spend time together outside the pressures and responsibilities of the office.

 

 

 

Leadership

Amy Head, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Vice President

“There are as many opinions as there are experts.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Amy Head, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Favorite Book:
Pride and Prejudice

Favorite Band:
Maroon 5

Favorite Vacation Location:
Anywhere that is warm and sunny

Favorite Way to Spend a Sunny Day:
Sitting on my back porch reading a book while my kids and dogs are running around playing in the yard

Brandon Johnson, PE
Civil Engineering Manager

"Be Humble. Be Hungry. And Always Be The Hardest Worker In the Room" - The Rock
Brandon Johnson, PE

Favorite Movie:
The Sandlot

Favorite Beer:
McMenamins Terminator Stout

Favorite Vacation Location:
New York City – February 2014 – Go Hawks!

Favorite Thing to do on a Sunny Day:
Wakeboarding on Mayfield Lake

Bob Jewell, PE
Senior Vice President

“Treat people the way you would like to be treated.”
Bob Jewell, PE

Favorite Word:
Freedom

Favorite Music:
70s music is timeless

Favorite Ways to Spend a Weekend:
#1 being with my wife of 36 years and children (two golden doodle dogs and one cat) and #2 Golfing (I can’t put this #1)

Favorite Golf Course in the Northwest:
Trophy Lake (idyllic)

Favorite Vacation Place:
Anywhere tropical with a golf course nearby

Cathy McKay
Marketing Manager

"Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like its heaven on earth." – Mark Twain
Cathy McKay

Favorite Artist:
Janet Jackson

Favorite Movie:
Lucy

Favorite Vacation Location:
My backyard

Favorite Way to Spend a Sunny Day:
On the water with family and friends

Dan Ireland, PE
Engineering Manager – Wenatchee

No Regrets!
Dan Ireland, PE

Favorite Movie:
Armageddon. Heros, romance, action, great soundtrack, Bruce Willis!  It’s the complete package!

Favorite Tree:
ALL!!  I love Trees.

Favorite Way to Spend a Sunny Day:
Completing the “Tri-Fecta”, that is mountain biking in the morning, skiing at Mission Ridge in the afternoon, and then wrapping up the day with wakeboarding on the Columbia River. Only possible in Wenatchee!!!

Favorite Project of All Time:
The design of widening SR 305 from 2 lanes to 4 lanes with bike lanes through the town of Poulsbo, Washington for the Washington State Department of Transportation. 5 – fish passages, stream realignment, 12 structural earth walls, utilities, complete road rebuild, limited right of way, new driveways for all the businesses, all within 1.2 miles. It was intense, fast, and made a huge difference to daily commuters and the environment. Fish returned to parts of the river immediately that they had not been seen for 50 years!

Dan Penrose, AICP
Planning Manager

“There are only two things you can control in life: attitude and effort.”
Dan Penrose, AICP

Band:
Van Morrison

TV Show:
Seinfeld

Family Vacation:
In-law’s cabin on Minnesota Lake

Weekend:
Bike ride with the family in the morning, Seattle Sounders FC game in the afternoon

Eric Johnston, PE
Vice President

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” - Henry Ford
Eric Johnston, PE

Favorite Book:
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Favorite Band:
Home Free

Favorite Vacation Location:
Veranda Beach, Lake Osoyoos, WA

Favorite Way to Spend a Sunny Day:
On the water

Jean Carr, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Principal

"Begin each day as if you were doing it on purpose."
Jean Carr, LEED AP BD+C

Favorite Song:
The Ghost In You, Psychedelic Furs

Favorite Book:
Toss Up: The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy & Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner

Favorite Movie:
Hook

Favorite Vacation Location:
Hanalei, Kauai

Favorite Way to Spend a Sunny Day:
Paddleboarding!

Jeff Glander, PLA, ASLA
Principal Landscape Architect – Lacey

Jeff Glander, PLA, ASLA

Favorite Tree:
My favorite tree is the Satomi Dogwood…it has pink flowers for over six weeks starting in June

Favorite Vacation Location:
Family property in Michigan at a place called Elk Lake

Another Vacation Favorite:
Had a blast in 2015 mountain biking in Moab at Arches National Park

Lisa Hicks
Vice President Finance

"With every experience you are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice."
Lisa Hicks

Favorite Tree:
Christmas tree

Favorite Movie:
Gone With the Wind

Favorite Vacation Location:
Kona, Hawaii

Favorite Way to Spend a Sunny Day:
On the golf course

Lisa Reid, PE, PMP, STP, ENV SP
Engineering Manager - Seattle

"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." - Mark Twain
Lisa Reid, PE, PMP, STP, ENV SP

Favorite Musician:
Pink

Favorite Movie:
Christmas Story

Favorite Vacation Location:
Hawaii

Favorite Way to Spend a Sunny Day:
Kayaking on Lake Washington

Mark Garff, PLA, ASLA
Principal Landscape Architect - Seattle

“I don’t divide architecture, landscape and garden. To me they are one.” Luis Barragan.
Mark Garff, PLA, ASLA

Favorite Tree:
Chilean Fire Tree, Embothrium coccinium

Favorite Wine / Favorite Beer:
Sangiovese; Stella

Favorite Vacation Location:
Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Favorite Way to Spend a Sunny Day:
Kayaking

Pam Folsom
Communications Manager

“Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Pam Folsom

Favorite Book:
Rhapsody Trilogy, Elizabeth Haydon

Favorite Tree:
The ones I’m surrounded by

Favorite Family Vacation:
Steamboat Springs, CO in the summer

Favorite Way to Spend a Sunny Day Outdoors:
Hiking, gardening or on/near the water

Perry Shea, PE
Senior Principal

"A leader is someone who you wish to follow without being asked.'
Perry Shea, PE

Favorite Music/band:
The Eagles, they are timeless

Favorite Movie:
Back to the Future

Favorite Family Vacation:
Thanksgiving in Hawaii

Favorite Way to Spend a Sunny Day:
At the park with my grandkids

Ross Jarvis, PE
Civil Engineering Manager - Lacey

"The Dude abides." - The Dude
Ross Jarvis, PE

Favorite Song:
“I Love the Unknown” by Clem Snide

Favorite Band:
The Avett Brothers

Favorite Beer:
Fresh Hop Beer

Favorite Vacation Location:
Sydney, Australia

 

 

Scott Sawyer, PE
Transportation Design Manager

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
Scott Sawyer, PE

Favorite Song:
Bruce Springsteen – Devils and Dust

Favorite Movie:
The Hustler

Favorite Way to Spend a Sunny Day:
Early morning row or bike ride followed by a big breakfast and a nap

Favorite Project:
Port Townsend sidewalk tunnel reconstruction

Shelly Badger
Corporate Services Manager

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shelly Badger

Favorite Music:
Country

Favorite Movie:
Apollo 13

Favorite Vacation Location:
Cook Islands

Favorite Way to Spend a Sunny Day:
At the beach

Thera Black
Transportation Planning Manager

"When you get to a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Berra
Thera Black

Favorite Way to Spend a Weekend:
Out on the water

Favorite Vacation:
Alaska State Ferry from Bellingham to Skagway then gunk holing through SE Alaska via ferry

Favorite Beer:
IPA

Favorite Band:
Bruce Springsteen