Chair

Sarah R. Williams, RWP



Sarah R. Williams, RWP
Right-of-Way Agent
5705 Cobblestone Drive
Rocklin, CA 95765

Phone: (916)704-3918

E-mail: swilliams2@gmail.com

Sarah Williams, RWP joined the IRWA in 2016 and currently serves as Chapter 27’s Vice President, Young Professionals committee leader, Webmaster, Education Co-Chair, and is the Chair of the International Young Professionals Committee. In 2018, Sarah was a finalist for the Young Professional of the Year award at the International level, received the Region 1 Young Professional of the Year in 2018 and 2020, and helped Chapter 27 win 2019 International Website of the Year.

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 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, condemnation, and conservation easements.



Vice Chair

Amanda Vande Voorde, RWP



Amanda Vande Voorde, RWP
Lead Right of Way Specialist
City of Cedar Rapids
195 19th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Phone: (319)929-3568

E-mail: amanda.vandevoorde@ulteig.com

Amanda has been an active member of the IRWA since joining in 2016. She currently serves as the President of Chapter 41 and is a member of the International Finance Committee. She has over 10 years’ experience in the industry, ranging from acquisitions in disaster recovery, transportation, electric & utility, to acquiring land rights for a local municipality.. Amanda calls Cedar Rapids, Iowa home (corn capital of the Mid-West), but has lived all over, coast to coast, from Michigan to Seattle, and Southern California to New York City. Amanda has a 6 year old son, Warren G, who keeps her on her toes and shares her obsession with Bigfoot. Amanda plans to continue her career path in the right-of-way field and also plans to continue advancing within the association. She has completed all required coursework for her SR/WA designation and hopes to take, and pass, the Capstone soon.



Secretary

Conner McDonald, SR/WA



Conner McDonald, SR/WA
Senior Right-of-Way Consultant
PO Box 1256
Davis, CA 95617

Phone: (530)750-9912

E-mail: connermcdonald@gmail.com

Conner McDonald, SR/WA is a Right-of-Way Consultant working on projects throughout California and Nevada. Conner’s practice in the real estate and right-of-way industry has spanned 15 years, providing services to Public Agencies, Utilities, Non-Profits, and Educational Institutions. With specialties in land rights, negotiation, acquisition, condemnation, and land management, Conner has provided advising and consultancy to clients on a diverse array of projects, from transportation to flood control, including The California High-Speed Rail Project, The Feather River West Levee Rehabilitation Project, PG&E’s Community Pipeline Safety Initiative, and various land management, road widening, utility, and pipeline projects throughout Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Sonoma, Sutter, Yuba, and Butte Counties. Conner has served with the IRWA since 2012, and is currently Secretary of Region 1 and Vice-Chair of the International Public Agency Committee. He also serves as a Region 1 Young Professionals Liaison.



Region 01 Representative

Alexandra Bohlman



Alexandra Bohlman
Attorney
BPE Law Group, P.C.
2339 Gold Meadow Way, 101
Gold River, CA 95670

Phone: (925)605-8898

E-mail: Alexandra.jack12@gmail.com

Alexandra Bohlman, Esq., joined the IRWA in 2019 and serves as a newly appointed Regional Representative for the International Young Professionals Committee. Alexandra graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Justice Studies and minor in Political Science. She graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate. She also earned her California Real Estate Salesperson's license in 2019. Alexandra was admitted to the California State Bar in 2020, and subsequently joined the litigation team at BPE Law Group, P.C. in January of 2021, as an associate attorney working on various business, property, and environmental law cases and projects.

Prior to Alexandra’s career as an associate attorney, she was a Right of Way Agent with a private consulting firm serving public agencies throughout California. As a Right of Way Agent, she advised municipalities on right-of-way and property issues, as well as assisted in negotiating easements, rights-of-way, and partial and full acquisitions. These negotiations included working with conservation easements, relocation services, utility and transportation agencies, as well as experience the condemnation process.



Region 02 Representative

Callie Howard, R/W-AC



Callie Howard, R/W-AC
Senior Appraiser/Right-of-Way Specialist
CBRE
2800 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 500
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: (713) 577-1808

E-mail: callie.howard@cbre.com

Callie Howard, R/W-AC is a Senior Appraiser for CBRE Valuation & Advisory Services since 2018. She has been involved in the Right-of-Way specialty practice for more than 8 years throughout the States of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. She has worked extensively with large scale right-of-way infrastructure projects which included the valuation of fee simple and easement estates for proposed and existing pipelines, proposed electrical transmission line projects, proposed roadway expansions, and public utility lines. Ms. Hoawrd has been the YP co-chair for Region 2 since 2018 and is also a member of Chapter 8 where she was the 2018 Young Professional of the Year for the Gulf States Chapter. Ms. Howard is a proud first generation graduate of Texas A&M University with a Masters of Real Estate from Mays Business School and Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Science from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Outside of her career in commercial real estate and right-of-way, she enjoys spending time with her family, nephews, watching baseball and rodeo, her grouchy blue heeler and now her fiancé, Brad.



Region 02 Representative

Patricia N. Patterson, RWA, R/W-NAC



Patricia N. Patterson, RWA, R/W-NAC
Acquisition Agent
Universal Field Services
6323 W 33rd Street
Tulsa, OK 74107

Phone: (918)494-7600

E-mail: patricia.patterson86@yahoo.com

I am Nikki Patterson. I am a current member of IRWA, and I was the Young Professional of the year for Chapter 33 for 2017-2018 and Young Professional of the Year for Region 2 in 2018. I have over 6 years of professional experience in the right of way profession working as an Acquisition Agent for Universal Field Services, Inc. located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English from Northeastern State University. One of my favorite things about being a Young Professional in the IRWA community is being able to motivate other young professionals. I am passionate about continually educating myself, so I may play a part in helping others grow and learn in their profession. It is rewarding to watch others learn, participate and get more involved within the IRWA and right of way industry. I aspire to one day be that mentor that others look up to, so that I may inspire, educate, influence and encourage others in a positive manner.



Region 03 Representative

Ms Kelsey McGregor



Ms Kelsey McGregor
Real Estate Services Agent
HDR Inc.
HDR
101 S Phillips Ave.
Ste. 401
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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 04 Representative

Ms. Tiara McCray



Ms. Tiara McCray
Real Estate Specialist
Montgomery County - Department of Transportation - Division of Transportation Engineering
2711 Galeshead Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Phone: (410)212-2931

E-mail: tiara.mccray@montgomerycountymd.gov

Tiara McCray is currently working as a Real Estate Specialist II for the Maryland - Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT). She has been involved in the Right-of-Way field for more than six years working in both Maryland and North Carolina. Before joining MCDOT, Ms. McCray worked extensively with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to acquire property interests and provide relocation services for large transportation improvement projects. During her tenure, she also began handling the surplus inventory resale for her region. Ms. McCray is a proud alumnus of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University receiving a bachelor’s degree in Science in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. Having joined the IRWA in 2019, Ms. McCray has served IRWA Chapter 14 as the Assistant Treasurer/Secretary, and presently as the YP Committee Chair and Treasurer. She is also serving as a Program Advisor for The George Washington University Women in Leadership Executive Program. She is passionate about engaging and encouraging new and young members within the Association for lasting success or the organization and looks forward to making connections with YP’s across the Region!



Region 05 Representative

Mr Travis S. Carmack, SR/WA



Mr Travis S. Carmack, SR/WA
Senior Right of Way Agent
Emerald Energy and Exploration Land Company
856 KY 3439
Barbourville , KY 40906

Phone: (606)304-4515

E-mail: tscarmack@gmail.com

I am Travis Carmack, SR/WA with Emerald Energy and Exploration Land Company serving as a Senior Right of Way Agent. I began my career in October of 2007 with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as a Right of Way Agent Intern and served 6 ½ years as a Right of Way Agent for the cabinet. Joining the private sector in 2014, I have had the opportunity to expand my horizons and learn from professionals in my field. In doing so I have earned my designation as a Senior Right of Way Profession in the IRWA. I serve as my Chapter and Region’s Young Professional which allows me to grow and share my experiences with peers to encourage them to seek their designation, guide them in their professional development, and pair them with mentors.



Region 05 Representative

Madison Taylor Jones



Madison Taylor Jones
5704 Rosslyn Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220

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 07 Representative

Hannah A. Halpenny, SR/WA



Hannah A. Halpenny, SR/WA
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 Representative

Jesse D. Ray, SR/WA



Jesse D. Ray, SR/WA
Project Manager
Contract Land Staff
2619 241st PL SW
Brier, WA 98036

Phone: (425)286-3683

E-mail: ray.j318@gmail.com

I am Jesse Ray, SR/WA. I am a Past President of IRWA Chapter 4 in Bellevue, Washington and I am your Region 7 Co-Representative to the IRWA Young Professionals Group for 2021-2022. 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 Representative

Katherine Badin, RWA



Katherine Badin
453 Mahogany Court
453 Mahogany Court
Toronto, ON
l1x0a2
CANADA

Phone: (416)417-7407

E-mail: katiebadin@gmail.com

Katie is currently the Young Professional Chair for Chapter 29 as well as for Region 8. Katie works at MPR Advisors in Toronto where she 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 09 Representative

Thomas Clark



Thomas Clark
Real Property Specialist
City of Aurora
15151 E Alameda Pkwy
Suite 3200
Aurora, CO 80012

Phone: (303)739-1508

E-mail: tclark@auroragov.org

I am Tom Clark, MPA, 2019-2020 Treasurer of Chapter 6 in the Mile High. I work for the third largest municipality in Colorado: the City of Aurora. I am an acquisition agent specializing in water utility projects. I greatly enjoy the opportunities the Young Professionals Group presents for younger members. I found the Right of Way profession after working as a Realtor in Denver with Coldwell Banker as well as part-time work as a Paralegal. The combination of law, real estate and engineering was an ideal fit for me. I am a strong believer in the importance of the ethical, safe and effective development of public infrastructure. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the Young Professionals Group provides as it encourages younger members to become involved and contribute.



Region 09 Representative

Alyssia Padilla, RWP



Alyssia Padilla, RWP
United Power Inc
500 Cooperative Way
Brighton, CO 80603

Phone: (303)886-5367

E-mail: alyssia.padilla@gmail.com

I am Alyssia Padilla, Right of Way agent for United Power, Inc. I am excited to represent Region 9 and Chapter 6 as a Young Professional Committee member. I look forward to networking with current and potential new members of the IRWA to further our organization.



Region 10 Representative

Jared Ens-Rempel



Jared Ens-Rempel
Imperial Oil Ltd.
148 Lake Wapta Rise S.E.
Calgary, AB
T2J 2M9
CANADA

Phone: 403-771-8476

E-mail: ens_jared@hotmail.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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