DRA Candidates List


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DRA Information and Candidate List Page

Name Brief Summary of Experience Job Locations willing to Travel to: Telephone No. E-mail Resume
Aaro, John 40 yrs experience, 35 with Caltrans. Over 150 projects as RE including $200 Million Interstate 680/24 Fwy Interchange. Jobs include major freeway realignment, structures, retaining walls, drainage, lighting systems, slide repair, & pavement rehab. District 4, 10 and the Sacramento Area (925) 933-3277 loralyn2000@aol.com Not Available
Adams, Cliff  38 years with Caltrans. 33 in Construction. RE, Construction Senior, Coordinator, Construction Office Chief. All of California (209) 200-9737 georgiaadams@comcast.net  Adams, Cliff (PDF)
Anderson, Norman DRB member or project neutral on over 80 projects in the western USA. Also, served as either the Contractor's or Agency's representative in dispute resolution. All of California (360) 754-3819 normananderson@msn.com Anderson, Norman (PDF)
Asgari, Saeid A. 30 years of Resident, Sr. Resident Engineer, Construction Engineer and Construction Chief experience in D-11 and D-12. Over 250 projects totaling over $5 Billion. Has dealt with many types of disputes including differing site conditions, potential claims and claims. Orange, San Luis Obispo, San Bernadino, Ventura, San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles counties (949) 379-4481 sasgari@cemscorp.com Asgari, Saeid A. (PDF)
Baker, Bill Civil Engineer: Arbitrator/Mediator in construction industry for nearly 40 years. DRB Member on more that 40 projects, over 20 as Chair on Caltrans projects. All of California (707) 253-8221 wbbaker1@comcast.net Not Available
Bauer, Carl F. 60 years in the construction industry, from a construction laborer to the Executive Vice President of a major highway and bridge contractor working throughout California and the Western U.S.  Retired from C. C. Myers, Inc. in 2002, having been responsible for the management of all company activities of this $100 million dollar per year company. Has served on 149 DRBs and DRAs since retirement. Has also provided consulting services and advice to construction contractors and law firms. All of California (916) 765-9134 c.bauer@sbcglobal.net Bauer, Carl F. (PDF)
Carlson, William J. 40+ years heavy/highway experience. DRBF Presidents list. 25+ DRBs both owner & contractor appointee, 13 as chair. Member of the DRBF. Participated in dozens of dispute hearings. All of California (760) 742-3702 wjccal@aol.com Carlson, William J. (PDF)
Clough, Russell G. Construction Engineer specializing in dispute resolution and providing workshops to better work with difficult people, understand risk and uncertainty, etc. Selected Member of National Academy of Construction. Served on about 80 boards and mediations, teach students and industry professionals to avoid and deal with conflict. Licensed Civil, Geotechnical, Safety Engineer, and Contractor in Calif.; Certified Blaster, Tunnel Safety Rep, MSHA Rescue Team Leader, AGC Negotiating Committee.

Northern California

(650) 814-0266 russellgclough@gmail.com Clough, Russell G. (PDF)
Davila, Hector A licensed Civil Engineer with over 20 years of Caltrans Construction experience. I was the District 8 Construction Deputy providing direction on all aspects of Highway/Transportation and structure projects. As a member of the statewide construction management board I provided construction expertise, dispute prevention and claim resolution on a multitude of projects ranging from $50,000 to $400 million. All of California (909) 677-8888 davila_clan@verizon.net Davila, Hector (PDF)
Davis, Terry A. Licensed CA Civil Engineer with broad construction experience with Caltrans and other public agencies. As Caltrans Construction Manager, involved with many DRBs/DRAs, negotiated claims settlements, held claims hearings, involved in many Partnering contracts, used CPM schedules on many projects. All of California (707) 601-6113 terry@tjdavis.us Davis, Terry A. (PDF)
Fichtelman, R. Troy 27 yrs experience in Public Works contracting. This experience includes contract administration and management, financial management, Arbitrator, Mediator, DRB Member or Chair for Government agencies and private firms. Kern, Orange, Kings, San Bernardino, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Inyo, Los Angeles (760) 212-8487 troy.fichtelman@cox.net Fichtelman, R. Troy (PDF)
Foley, James W. 50+ years engineering & construction: bridges, highways, streets, rail, signals, streetlights, sewers, drains, pipelines, tunnels, excavations, foundations, buildings. 30+ years DRB/DRAs, arbitrations, mediations, project neutral. Licensed CE/SE/GE. Licensed Contractor A&B. All of California (408) 777-9917 jim@jimfoley.com Foley, James W. (PDF)
Freeman, Daniel (Dan)
I have 28 years of experience with Caltrans working directly with dispute resolution in a variety of roles. At Caltrans I have served as a Structure Representative, Resident Engineer, Construction Office Chief, and Deputy District Director of the Construction Division in District 7 as well as Deputy District Director of the Maintenance Division in District 7. Throughout all of my experience I have been involved in dispute resolution in one way or another Served as Boad of Review member for Caltrans projects in District 7, 8,11,and 12 As Deputy District Director worked closely with Headquarters Construction and the Legal Division to resolve construction project claims. All of California (562) 925-2928 djfreem@yahoo.com
Freeman, Daniel (Dan) (PDF) 
George, Philip Multiple DRB's & DRA's (all decisions accepted); Partnering Facilitator (>200 sessions on > 60 projects), Contractor/Engineer since '76 on private, Local, CA, NV & Federal (FHWA, BuRec, BIA, USFS, NRCS, COE) General & Heavy Engineering Projects (dams, bridges, fwys, airports & matl's prod'n) in 10 Western States. Focus on claims avoidance & early resolution via DRB and Partnering to enable good working relations between the parties. All of California (530) 949-8768 phil.grg@gmail.com George, Philip (PDF)
Goode, John W. 40+ years experience in heavy, highway and marine construction. All of California (858) 699-5355 (cell) jonybgd1@gmail.com Goode, John W. (PDF)
Haag, Alan 33 years in California highway construction and associated fields with Caltrans. My practical experience has reinforced the importance of resolving contract issues at the lowest level in order to minimize costs & delays. For 23 years, I was the Senior Construction Engineer in Santa Barbara County for Caltrans Central Region, District 5, recently retiring in Dec. 2015. All of California (805) 534-3895 arhaag2@gmail.com Haag, Alan (PDF)
Harris, Guy G. Professional Civil Engineer, Expert Witness, CPM Scheduler, Construction Claims Resolver, Contract Administrator, Specifications Writer, Farmer, Mechanic, Fabricator. All of California (530) 701-2360 guygharris@yahoo.com Harris, Guy G. (PDF)  
Hegab, Mohamed 10 years, General Engineering Contractor; 20 years in claims management, CPM scheduling analysis, and forensic cost analysis.  Ph.D., PE, PMP, CCM, Special experience and knowledge of Design-Build and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) (P3) delivery methods. Served as DRB member and chairs for multiple large projects and DRA as well. Projects included tunneling, bridges, overlay, electrical, widening, etc. All of California (818) 441-1055 mhegab@capmc.net Hegab, Mohamed (PDF)
Hughes, Ed 40 years of construction experience, Dillingham, Kasler, Washington Construction and Morrison Knudsen. Construction Consultant 1998-2007. Participant in 15 DRB's, 2 as chairman BSCE Southern California, San Francisco, and Sacramento (602) 300-3364 EDHUGHES4@msn.com Hughes, Ed (PDF)
Jardin, Manuel

50 years’ experience in the construction industry, including 42 years as a General Engineering Contractor. Have participated in 23 DRBs, 2 DRAs, including 4 as Chairperson. These DRBs/DRAs have involved Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build and Construction Manager-General Contractor project delivery methods. Member of and Trainer for Cal Trans and the DRBF workshops.

All of California (916) 927-2923 mcjardin@msn.com Jardin, Manuel (PDF)
Jones, Jeff 35 years of experience in the construction industry, 29 years as the owner of a General Engineering Construction Company. Specializing in structural concrete and infrastructure construction.Have served onor am currently serving on 12 DRB's, with 2 of those being as Chairman. All of California (408) 858-7714 jeffjonesbros@aol.com Jones, Jeff (PDF)
Kayser, Ken 36 yrs experience in the construction of roads, interchanges, and bridges. Have held a wide variety of management positions from Project Manager to Company President. Focus on early claims resolution and avoidance. All of California (916) 296-6554 kenakayser@gmail.com Kayser, Ken (PDF)
Keating, Joseph M
40 yrs experience working for engineers/contractors in all phases of heavy construction work. Since 1973 have worked as a consulting engineer in estimating, project planning, design, value engineering. 12 DRBs as member/chairman (22 disputes). Trainer for DRB Foundation.
Northern California and Eastern Sierras

(530) 622-9013

(530) 305-1370 (cell)

Keating, Joseph (PDF)
Konrath, Joseph "Paul"
46 years in the Construction Industry, including 30 years in management and supervisory positions. Served on numerous DRB boards and DRA. DRBF and DRA Certified.
All of California
(661) 477-2201
Not Available
Larrabee, Merle
41+ total years with Caltrans. 28+ in Hwy. Const. (Surveys to Div. Chief). Participant in numerous DRBF Workshops. Served or serving on 31 DRB’s - Chairman of 9 - Numerous hearings.
Districts 1 through 6, 9 and 10
(916) 685-5825
Not Available
Leja, Mark
37 years of Civil Engineering experience; 31 years with Caltrans in various engineering, management, and leadership positions. Former Chief of Construction, Chief of Design, and District 10 Director. Served on 39 DRBs and DRAs.
All of California
(530) 329-4668
Leja, Mark (PDF)
Lewis, Richard (Dick)
32 yrs. with Granite Construction's Heavy Construction Division as Project Manager, Area Manager, and Vice President. An advocate of DRB's and Partnering since their inception. Have served on 40 DRB's and DRA's, more that 15 as chairman.
Southern California
(760) 839-0859
Lewis, Richard (PDF)
Martin, Jerry
Forty-two years with Caltrans. Registered Civil Engineer. Construction Division Chief Headquarters’ Construction Coordinator. Construction Engineer. Chaired many Caltrans’ Boards of Resolution. Member several DRBs.
Anywhere in California, except remote areas of Districts 8 and 11
(916) 988-9243
Martin, Jerry (PDF)
McCracken, David L
Forty five years construction experience, from laborer to company president. Served on 34 DRB’s, seven as chairman. Currently work as consultant, nationally, to DOT’s and design engineers on project construct ability and costs.
All of California
(707) 253-8707
McCracken, David L (PDF)
McGowan, Matthew (Tim)
Has served on over 24 DRBs, including the Carquinez Suspension Bridge, new Benicia Segmental Bridge, Devil's Slide Bridge and Highway 205 Widening, near Tracy. Life Member - American Society of Civil Engineers.
Northern California
(415) 453-8013
Not Available
Meler, Ron
Over 35 years experience in the construction industry, laborer to VP Operations Sundt Construction. Held management positions for general contractors for over 26 years. Currently provides construction operations consulting, dispute resolution and scheduling services. Teaches Construction Ethics, Law and Contracts at SDSU.
All of California
(619) 540-6502
Not Available
Murphy, Jay
Twenty-six years experience as a Steel Bridge Fabricator and Erector. Chairperson of Dispute Resolution Boards. Former Arbitrator on California Public Works Contracts
All of California
(510) 652-9264
Not Available
Nelson, John
40 years experience in heavy civil engineering projects including earthwork, underground, CIP and cable suspension bridges, and light rail. I have served as a superintendent, project manager, operations manager, vice president and president.
Districts 7, 8, 11, 12 and San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Kern Counties
(619) 520-9344
Nelson, John (PDF)
Nugteren, Bill
Fields of expertise are Tunnels, Bridges, Roads, Earthworks, Utility work and Mechanical. Well acquainted with contracts, contractual obligations, changed conditions, entitlement, time matters and cost.
Within 150 miles from Palo Alto, CA unless special arrangements are made
(650) 493-8177
Nugteren, Bill (PDF)
Pastorius, Bruce
Retired in 2015 with over 20 years as a Senior Construction Engineer and ten years as a Resident Engineer. Worked as Senior Resident Engineer and supervisor responsible for coordinating dispute resolution/partnering as well as the resolution of claims. Partnering Coordinator and trainer in Central Region.
All of California
(805) 536-9428
Pastorius, Bruce (PDF)
Peterson, Dan
10 years, State of California, Division of Highways; 18 years, General Engineering Contractor, highway projects; and 22 years, Construction Consultant - highway projects and Dispute Resolution Boards.
All of central and southern California from San Luis Obispo to Mono County - south to San Diego County
(626) 446-3117
Peterson, Dan (PDF)
Reading, Ron
40 years of progressive experience in heavy civil engineering construction with an extensive background in project management.
All of California
(925) 820-9131
Reading, Ron (PDF)
Shepard, Richard
Over 38 years as Caltrans RE/SR, DOT Director El Dorado County, PW Director City of Elk Grove. I have resolved numerous construction disputes and have gained a reputation from Agency Staff and Contractors as being fair and reasonable.
All of California
(916) 802-3333
Shepard, Richard (PDF)
Slattery, R.P. (Dick)
50 Years diversified experience in Heavy Construction, 14 years in executive positions, including Corporate Officer. Former member DRBF & SCCA Board of Directors. Participated in 19 DRBs, 2 as Chairman and 1 DRA. Attended Caltrans sponsored DRB member seminars and DRBF Chairman's seminar.
All of California
(562) 822-5715
Slattery, R.P. (Dick) (PDF)
St.Martin, Jim
Over 40 years experience in Heavy Highway Construction with Bridge Department, Heavy Highway Contractor and Industry Trade Association. Registered Civil Engineer and Licensed California Contractor.
All of California
(949) 933-3905
St.Martin, Jim (PDF)
Tappan, Susan
25 years with Caltrans; 2011-2015 serving as North Region Construction Manager, responsible for administration of construction contracts in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, and Lake Counties.
All of California (707) 599-1340  stappan53@gmail.com 
Tappan, Susan (PDF)
Valencia, Fred Licensed California Civil Engineer. 31 years of Caltrans Experience. 20 years in Construction where I served as Construction Engineer and Construction manager, Specialized in contract administration and claim resolution, served on several Boards of Review. All of California (909) 915-4825 1fred.valencia@gmail.com Valencia, Fred (PDF)
Over 23 years of highway construction experience with Caltrans; served as Resident Engineer, Construction Engineer, and Construction Manager; Specialized in contract administration and claim resolution. Districts 7, 8, 11, and 12 (951) 892-1420 ccwangdrb@gmail.com Wang, Chia-Chi (PDF)
Warrener, Douglas

Professional Civil Engineer with 46 years of “boots on the ground” experience in most phases of the construction of freeways, interchanges, AC & PCCP paving, airports, dams and consulting on the above.  DRB and DRA experience since 2011 with service on over 35 projects (many as chairman).

All of California

(916) 205-1081
Warrener, Douglas (PDF)
Wilde, Monty
Licensed contractor with 30 years of experience in general engineering estimating, project management, and as VP/General Manager doing road construction, HMA,(asphalt paving), subgrade compaction, aggregate base, asphalt emulsion seals, chip seals, slurry seals.
All of California
(619) 994-6558
Wilde, Monty (PDF)