Chair

Ms. Nikkiy R Bestgen



Ms. Nikkiy R Bestgen
Sales Manager, Midwest Region
Contract Land Staff, LLC
555 Washington Avenue
Suite 310
St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: (619)244-3615

E-mail: nikkiy.bestgen@contractlandstaff.com

Nikkiy currently represents CLS in the role of Sales Manager for the Mid-West Region based in St. Louis, MO. She will manage existing clients in the Mid-West while expanding CLS’s portfolio of consulting services in the electric, pipeline and public sector market. Nikkiy will play an active role in the IRWA at the local, regional and national level through her continued role in YPG International Committee, Region 3 and Chapter 37 representation. She will act as a liaison between the client and CLS to insure project deliverables are achieve throughout the timeline of the project. She has recently join CLS in this new role and is looking forward to the opportunities and challenges of her new responsibilities.



Vice Chair

Mr. Matthew B. Eckmann, SR/WA, R/W-AMC, R/W-NAC



Mr. Matthew B. Eckmann, SR/WA, R/W-AMC, R/W-NAC
Real Estate Manager
City of New Braunfels
550 Landa Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Phone: (830)221-4089

E-mail: MEckmann@nbtexas.org

I am Matthew Eckmann, SR/WA, R/W-NAC, R/W-AMC. I am a member of Chapter 39 in San Antonio, Texas and I am your IRWA Young Professionals Group Secretary. I am the Real Estate Manager for the City of New Braunfels, Texas. The thing I enjoy the most about being a Young Professional in the IRWA is the opportunity to be involved in this great organization and help shape its future.



Secretary

Ms. Noelle L. Hoelsken, RWP



Ms. Noelle L. Hoelsken, RWP
Stanley Consultants Inc
8000 S. Chester St.
Centennial , CO 80112

Phone: (720)841-7914

E-mail: Hoelskennoelle@stanleygroup.com

Hello! I am Noelle Hoelsken. I am a member of Chapter 6 in Denver, Colorado and I am the Secretary of the IRWA Young Professionals Group. I am a Land Acquisition Agent for Stanley Consultants, an engineering firm in Centennial, Colorado. One of my favorite things about being a Young Professional in the IRWA is the opportunity to grow not only in your own profession, but to help others as well! I am constantly being mentored, motivated and inspired as a result of this group and organization!



Region 01 Co-Representative

Mr. Gabriel Becerra



Mr. Gabriel Becerra
Senior ROW Agent
Overland, Pacific & Cutler, LLC
3750 Schaufele Avenue,
Suite 150
Long Beach, CA 90808

Phone: (562)304-2000

E-mail: gbecerra@opcservices.com

I am Gabe Becerra. I am a member of Chapter 67, Orange County, CA and I am your Region 1 Young Professional Representative. I am currently the Communications Chair for the chapter and will be the 2018/2019 Treasurer. I am a Senior Right of Way Agent and over the past 5 years I have worked for Overland, Pacific & Cutler LLC. cross training to become familiar with an array of functions including project management, appraisal, acquisition, relocation and right of way engineering/design. I currently hold a Master’s of Science in Project Management and I am pursuing my PMP credential as well as a number of IRWA Certifications. The thing I find most enjoyable about being a YP Member is the opportunity to make positive contributions at the Chapter, Region and International levels.”



Region 01 Co-Representative

Ms. Janella Cordova



Ms. Janella Cordova
Project Manager
Overland, Pacific & Cutler, LLC
3750 Schaufele Avenue,
Suite 150
Long Beach, CA 90808


E-mail: janellacordova@gmail.com

Hello! I am Janella Cordova. I am a member of Chapter 67, Orange County, CA and I am your Region 1 Young Professional Rep. I also am the Chair of the International Electric & Utility Committee. I am a Sr. Project Manager at Overland Pacific & Cutler, Inc. and I help lead our Energy & Utility Group. One of the things I enjoy most about being a YP Member is the ability to have a voice in an organization such as IRWA that impacts the infrastructure all around the world. Join us we want to hear your voice!



Region 02 Co-Representative

Bradley A. Bujan



Bradley A. Bujan
Vice President
CBRE
200Concord Plaza
Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78216

Phone: (512)563-3966

E-mail: brad.bujan@cbre.com

I am Brad Bujan, Vice President and Right-of-Way Appraisal Specialist with CBRE, Inc. I am a member of Chapter 39 in San Antonio, Texas and I am your Region 2 Representative to the IRWA Young Professionals Group. The thing I enjoy the most about being a Young Professional in the IRWA is building relationships with the young professionals of our industry and watching our group grow together with the future of the IRWA and right-of-way industry



Region 02 Co-Representative

Mr. Juan Salazar, Jr, Jr



Mr. Juan Salazar, Jr, Jr
Right of Way Agent
Pinnacle Consulting Management Group, Inc
1400 Brown Trail, Suite A
Bedford, TX 76022

Phone: (817)371-9428

E-mail: jsalazar@pinnaclegroup.biz

Hello Everyone! I am Juan Salazar. I am a member of North Texas Chapter 36 in Dallas, TX. where I currently serve as the YP Chair. I am also a member of the International Relocation Community of Practice where I serve as the liaison to the Young Professionals. I am a Project Manager at Pinnacle Consulting Management Group, Inc. and I handle Acquisition, Relocation and Condemnation work for DOT, Utilities, and local public agency projects. What I enjoy about the IRWA and Chapter 36 is having a small part in the constant change and improvements within our public infrastructure and the difference that we make. The thing that I most enjoy about the IRWA is the networking and the friendships that I have made that I would not have without it.



Region 03 Representative

Ms. Mindy J. Leadholm, SR/WA



Ms. Mindy J. Leadholm, SR/WA
Property Acquisition Manager
Washington County Public Works Department
11660 Myeron Road North
Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone: (651)430-4361

E-mail: mindy.leadholm@co.washington.mn.us

Hi! I am Mindy Leadholm, SR/WA. I am a member of Northstar Chapter 20 in Minnesota, and am one of your Region 3 Young Professional Representatives. I work for Washington County Public Works Department as a Property Acquisition Manager. I work with property owners on any acquisitions that are necessary because of our County’s roadway improvement projects. The thing that I enjoy most about being a Young Professional in our Association is the networking opportunities it provides and the abundance of innovative ideas that are generated through these interactions. Our Association is constantly changing and growing; and it has been so much fun to be a part of that.



Region 04 Co-Representative

Ms. Jessica R. Brown, RWA



Ms. Jessica R. Brown, RWA
President
Fuller Brown Land Services
211 E. Lombard St. #325
Baltimore, MD 21217

Phone: (304)777-8465

E-mail: jbrown@fullerbrownlandservices.com

Jessica Brown is Assistant Secretary Treasurer of Chapter 14 Potomac Chapter and proudly serves as a Region 4 Young Professionals Representative. She is also Founder and President of Fuller Brown Land Services, a Title and Right of Way Company headquartered in Baltimore, MD.



Region 04 Co-Representative

Mr. Derrick W. Roma, SR/WA



Mr. Derrick W. Roma, SR/WA
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
185 Kneeland Street
9th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: (207)310-0499

E-mail: derrick.roma@gmail.com

I am Derrick Roma, PMP, SR/WA, President of Chapter 16 in New England, and Region 4 Young Professionals Representative. I am a Project Manager with O. R. Colan Associates, working primarily on transportation and public infrastructure projects throughout the Eastern Region. The Young Professionals Group has afforded me such an exciting opportunity to be an active voice among the IRWA leadership, and to contribute to developing the future of the IRWA.



Region 05 Representative

Mrs. Cassy Beary



Mrs. Cassy Beary
Project Manager
ERM
744 Ridgeview Lane
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Phone: (815)739-6387

E-mail: cbeary4@gmail.com

I am Cassy Beary, Membership Chair for Chapter 12 Region 5 and acting Region 5 Young Professional Representative. I am also a past president of Chapter 12. I have worked in Right of Way for over ten years on oil, gas, and electric transmission and distribution projects as an acquisition project manager. Since joining the IRWA five years ago I have really enjoyed meeting and connecting with so many passionate and driven people. It is wonderful to be apart of an organization that promotes education and networking in our ever growing and evolving industry.



Region 06 Representative

Mr. Jason K McDade



Mr. Jason K McDade
ROW Specialist I
Alabama Power Company
1810 Cong W.L. Dickinson Dr.
Montgomery, AL 36109

Phone: (334)832-3391

E-mail: jmcdade@southernco.com

I am Jason K. McDade and I am a member of Chapter 24 in Alabama. As a Right of Way Specialist for Alabama Power/Southern Company, I manage the Transmission Line right of way's within our Southern Division. The thing I enjoy the most about being a Young Professional in the IRWA is the ability to influence, shape and mold positive change in the ever evolving right of way industry.



Region 07 Representative

Mr. Jesse D. Ray, SR/WA



Mr. Jesse D. Ray, SR/WA
Project Manager
Contract Land Staff
2620 204th St Sw
Apt F
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Phone: (425)372-7636

E-mail: Jesse.Ray@contractlandstaff.com

I am Jesse Ray, RWA. I am a member and current Treasurer of IRWA Chapter 4 in Bellevue, Washington and I am your Region 7 Representative to the IRWA Young Professionals Group. I am a Senior Acquisition Agent for Contract Land Staff, working for local municipalities and government agencies acquiring real estate for both utility and transportation improvement projects. The thing I enjoy most about being a Young Professional in the IRWA is the opportunity to work with a wide range of experienced professionals and share in the responsibilities of leadership within a large and growing organization.



Region 08 Representative

Katherine Badin



Katherine Badin
181 Bay St.
Toronto, ON
M5J 2V1
CANADA

Phone: (416)417-7407

E-mail: katherine.badin@colliers.com

My name is Katie Badin and I am currently working towards completing my RWA. I am a member of Chapter 29, located in Toronto, Ontario, and am the Young Professional Representative for Region 8. I am a new graduate of Ryerson University majoring in Real Estate Management and am looking forward to starting my career. I am excited to be a part of the Young Professional group in the IRWA!



Region 08 Representative

Mr. Duran A. Lucas, SR/WA



Mr. Duran A. Lucas, SR/WA
Sr. ROW Agent
Tesoro Companies, Inc.
48 East Hillside Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Phone: 801-356-3741

E-mail: duranlucas@gmail.com

Duran Lucas is a Sr. Right of Way Agent with Tesoro Companies and has been with the Tesoro for 3 years. Before Tesoro, Duran worked for Salt Lake City Corp in their Real Estate Services Division. He has been in the ROW profession since 2008, has been a licensed real estate agent since 2005, and has managed real property assets since 2001. Duran has an MBA from Weber State University and a BS degree from Brigham Young University. While right of way and real estate work is not what Duran thought he would be doing for a career, he loves everything about it and is passionate about his work. He is just as happy in a county recorder’s vault uncovering hidden property secrets as he is on a property owner’s door step trying to negotiate solutions to make a project work. Duran has had excellent mentors throughout his career and attributes his success to his mentors and coworkers who have shared their wisdom, their experiences, their skills, and their time. Duran is married to Elizabeth Hall and has 4 children. When not at work, Duran can be found in the mountains and deserts of Utah with his family—they love camping, hiking, backpacking, fishing, cycling, and rock hounding.



Region 10 Co-Representative

Mr. Matthew R Flette, RWA



Mr. Matthew Flette
Canadian Natural Resources
PO BOX 352
RYCROFT, AB
T0H 3A0
CANADA

Phone: 780-897-0919

E-mail: matt.flette@cnrl.com

Matt Flette RWA, SR/WA Generalist Candidate. Matt is a member of Chapter 62 in Edmonton, Alberta, and acting Region 10 Young Professional Representative. Matt is a Right-of-Way Agent/ Land Agent with Evolve Surface Strategies Inc out of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Matt enjoys the challenges we face as group and the experiences in developing the next generation of IRWA Leaders and getting new/more YP’s involved.



Region 10 Co-Representative

Ms. Sara A Lim



Ms. Sara Lim
FortisBC Inc.
2850 Benvoulin Road
Kelowna, BC
V1W 2B3
CANADA

Phone: (250)212-8314

E-mail: sara.lim@fortisbc.com

My name is Sara Lim and I am currently a candidate for my SR/WA completing in the fall of 2017. I am a member of Chapter 54 located in Vancouver, BC, and was recently awarded the Region 10 Young Professional of the Year. This is also my second year serving as my chapter’s treasurer. I look forward to being a part of the Young Professionals within the IRWA to further develop my own career, as well as help engage and support other young professionals in our industry.



International Representative

Mr. Carlos Eduardo Sandoval Posadas, RWA



Mr. Carlos Eduardo Sandoval Posadas
INVAF - PARAMETRIX
Calle Amores 154-2
Colonia del Valle
03100 Mexico DF,
MEXICO

Phone: (52)53969215

E-mail: cesandoval@parametrix.com.mx

I am Carlos Sandoval, R/WA. I am a member of Chapter 85 in Mexico City, Mexico and I am your International Representative to the IRWA Young Professionals Group. I am the information and IT manager for the Parametrix group in Mexico City. The thing I enjoy the most about being a Young Professional in the IRWA is the opportunity to be able to participate in the upcoming changes and improvements of this great organization.



Staff Liaison

Jaime Rose Tieu



Jaime Rose Tieu
Manager - Field Operations
International Right of Way Association
19210 S. Vermont Avenue
Building A, Suite 100
Gardena, CA 90248


E-mail: tieu@irwaonline.org

Hi everyone! My name is Jaime Rose Mathews and I¹m IRWA¹s Manager, Field Operations and staff Liaison for our Young Professionals! I work very closely with Regions 4,5,7,8, and 10. In addition, I¹m a very active traveller and mentor. I feel incredibly lucky to be working so diligently with great minds, remarkable personalities and incredible ideas. I see great things happening with our group-and I can only imagine what we will accomplish together!


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