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.



Vice Chair

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!



Secretary

Mr. Jon Kriner, RWP, R/W-NAC



Mr. Jon Kriner, RWP, R/W-NAC
Project Manager/Acquisition Agent
Croft and Associates LLC
4711 Trousdale Drive
Suite 121
Nashville, TN 37220

Phone: (615)332-5971

E-mail: jonkriner@croftandassociates.net

I am Jon Kriner, the Young Professional’s Representative for Chapter 32 and Region 6. I’ve spent 4 years active duty in the United State Marine Corps, and currently I am a Project Manager and Land Agent with Croft and Associates LLC. The thing I enjoy most about being a Young Professional in the IRWA is building relationships with others and passing on information to those who have just joined our industry.



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. Sarah R. Williams, RWA



Ms. Sarah R. Williams, RWA
Real Property Agent
Interwest Consulting Group
9300 W. Stockton Blvd., Suite 105
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916)704-3918

E-mail: swilliams2@gmail.com

Sarah Williams, RWA joined the IRWA in 2016 and currently serves as Chapter 27’s Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Young Professionals committee leader, Website maintainer, Education Co-Chair and is a Region 1 Co-Chair of the Young Professionals Committee. In 2018, Sarah was a finalist for the Young Professional of the Year award at the International level, was awarded Young Professional of the Year at the Region level, Member of the Year for Chapter 27, and took home Newsletter of the Year at the Region level for Chapter 27.

Sarah has 15 years of combined experience between residential Real Estate and Right of Way. Sarah has a Bachelor's Degree from CSU Sacramento majoring in Criminal Justice. She earned her California Real Estate Salesperson's license in 2017. As a Right of Way Agent for Interwest Consulting Group, Sarah has performed acquisition tasks on a variety of projects, including utility, transportation, infrastructure, water, bridge, and affordable housing. She has also worked, in a staff augmentation role, directly within the City of Elk Grove to provide direct Real Estate support to the Public Works Department. These projects have enabled her to learn about various right of way processes, including easements, partial acquisitions, full takes, relocation services, and conservation easements.



Region 02 Co-Representative

Ms. Callie Elizabeth Howard, R/W-AC



Ms. Callie Elizabeth Howard, R/W-AC
CBRE
2800 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 500
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: (713)835-0089

E-mail: callie.howard@colliers.com



Region 02 Co-Representative

Mrs. Patricia N. Patterson, RWA



Mrs. Patricia N. Patterson, RWA
Acquisition Agent
Universal Field Services
6323 W 33rd Street
Tulsa, OK 74107

Phone: (918)494-7600

E-mail: patricia.patterson86@yahoo.com



Region 03 Co-Representative

Ms. Sarah A. Cook, SR/WA



Ms. Sarah A. Cook, SR/WA
City of Cedar Rapids
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Phone: (319)286-5875

E-mail: s.cook2@cedar-rapids.org



Region 03 Co-Representative

Ms. Kelsey McGregor



Ms. Kelsey McGregor
Right of Way Agent
HDR Inc.
6300 S Old Village Place, #100
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Phone: 605.251.5591

E-mail: kelsey.mcgregor@hdrinc.com

I am Kelsey McGregor, the Young Professional’s Representative for Chapter 72 and Region 3. I have been a member of the IRWA since 2017. I am a Course Coordinator and actively working towards my RWA designation, along with building membership in South Dakota. I currently work for HDR, Engineering in Sioux Falls, SD as a Right of Way Agent; providing Real Estate Services for local municipalities and government agencies in various sectors such as Power, Transportation, Water and Utilities. My favorite thing about being a member of the IRWA is being able to network and build relationships with Professionals from all over as well as; having the opportunity to take courses in order to stay knowledgeable and up to date with our Industry.



Region 03 Co-Representative

Mrs. Amanda Vande Voorde, RWA



Mrs. Amanda Vande Voorde, RWA
Right of Way Agent
City of Cedar Rapids
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Phone: (319)286-5994

E-mail: a.vandevoorde@cedar-rapids.org



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: jbrown7984@gmail.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 Co-Representative

Ms. Madison Taylor Jones



Ms. Madison Taylor Jones
10405 Toll House Way
Fishers, IN 46037

Phone: (317)418-4153

E-mail: MJones.CLP@gmail.com

I am Madison Jones, a Chapter 10 member located in Indianapolis, IN. I serve on the chapter Young Professionals committee and am your Region 5 Young Professionals Co-Representative. This is my second year in the right-of-way industry and I have aspirations of becoming a board member within my chapter. The IRWA as a whole and specifically the Young Professionals Group has given me the opportunity to grow within my profession and build a foundation for our future leadership.



Region 06 Co-Representative

Mrs. Benita Harrington



Mrs. Benita Harrington
Duke Energy
156 Fuller
Lillington, NC 27546

Phone: 910-658-4410

E-mail: benita.harrington@duke-energy.com



Region 06 Co-Representative

Mr. Jon Kriner, RWP, R/W-NAC



Mr. Jon Kriner, RWP, R/W-NAC
Project Manager/Acquisition Agent
Croft and Associates LLC
4711 Trousdale Drive
Suite 121
Nashville, TN 37220

Phone: (615)332-5971

E-mail: jonkriner@croftandassociates.net

I am Jon Kriner, the Young Professional’s Representative for Chapter 32 and Region 6. I’ve spent 4 years active duty in the United State Marine Corps, and currently I am a Project Manager and Land Agent with Croft and Associates LLC. The thing I enjoy most about being a Young Professional in the IRWA is building relationships with others and passing on information to those who have just joined our industry.



Region 07 Co-Representative

Mrs. Hannah A. Halpenny



Mrs. Hannah A. Halpenny
Right of Way Agent
HDR, Inc.
700 Washington Street, STE 405
Vancouver, WA 98660

Phone: (360)975-6855

E-mail: hannah.halpenny@hdrinc.com

Hannah is the Young Professional Representative for Chapter 3 and Region 7. She is a Senior Agent at HDR, Inc. out of their Vancouver, WA office. Hannah provides right of way project management, acquisition and relocation services for a variety of clients and industries in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR in 2008 and is in the process of obtaining her SR/WA designation with the IRWA. Hannah loves the energy of the YPG and is excited about the future of our industry!



Region 07 Co-Representative

Mr. Jesse D. Ray, SR/WA



Mr. Jesse D. Ray, SR/WA
Project Manager
Contract Land Staff
2800 156th Ave SE, Suite 200
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Phone: (425)372-7636

E-mail: Jesse.Ray@contractlandstaff.com

I am Jesse Ray, SR/WA. I am President-Elect of IRWA Chapter 4 in Bellevue, Washington and I am your Region 7 Co-Representative to the IRWA Young Professionals Group for 2019-2020. I am a Project Manager with Contract Land Staff, working for local municipalities and government agencies acquiring real estate for 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 Co-Representative

Katherine Badin, RWA



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

Phone: (416)417-7407

E-mail: katherine.badin@colliers.com

Katie is currently the Young Professional Chair for Chapter 29 as well as for Region 8. Katie is a Senior Analyst in Valuation and Advisory Services at Colliers International, located in downtown Toronto. Katie assists with the valuation of various types of properties for acquisition, expropriation, litigation, financing etc. She graduated from Ryerson University in 2018 and is in the process of obtaining accreditation as an appraiser (AACI).



Region 08 Co-Representative

Ms. Clarissa Chan



Ms. Clarissa Chan
City of Brampton
2 Wellington St.
Brampton, ON
L6Y 4R2
CANADA

Phone: (905)874-2530

E-mail: clarissachan@live.ca

Clarissa is one of the Young Professionals representatives for Chapter 29 and Region 8. Clarissa is presently a Real Estate Coordinator with the City of Brampton and specializes in property assessment and valuations. As part of the team at the City of Brampton, she has been able to utilize her studies with cash-in-lieu of parkland payments, valuation reports, acquisitions, disposals, negotiations between developers/land owners, and liaising with internal City departments, public and private agencies on real estate matters and various types of agreements/inquiries. She currently holds the AIMA designation with the Institute of Municipal Assessors and is a candidate with the Appraisal Institute of Canada to pursue her AACI designation of becoming both an accredited appraiser as well as a more versatile real estate professional. Clarissa maintains a strong network of real estate professionals and is excited to get young people involved within this organization and the real estate industry at large.



Region 09 Co-Representative

Thomas Clark



Thomas Clark
Real Property Specialist
City of Aurora
15151 E Alameda Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80012

Phone: (303)739-1508

E-mail: tclark@auroragov.org



Region 09 Co-Representative

Mrs. Alyssia Padilla, RWA



Mrs. Alyssia Padilla, RWA
United Power Inc
11709 Glencoe Circle
Thornton, CO 80233

Phone: (303)886-5367

E-mail: alyssia.padilla@gmail.com



Region 10 Co-Representative

Mr. Matthew R Flette, RWA



Mr. Matthew Flette
Canadian Natural Resources
9525 99 Avenue
Grand Prairie, AB
T8V 0R1
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

Miss. Kristi Morin



Miss. Kristi Morin
BC Hydro
3333 22nd Ave.
Prince George, BC
V2N 1B4
CANADA

Phone: (250)561-4844

E-mail: kristi.morin@bchydro.com



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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