Kirk N. Ellis & Associates Staff

Kirk N. Ellis Kirk N. Ellis - P.E., S.E., CEO, Principle Engineer
Kirk N. Ellis started Kirk N. Ellis & Associates. He has designed many complex structures, forensically investigated failed and compromised structures, redesigned exiting structures to meet or exceed the new building code changes, retrofitted historical buildings to meet or exceed code changes. He is well versed in structures and is used as a structural counselor for other engineering companies.
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Tyler Haack Tyler R. Haack - Structural Designer, E.I.T.
Tyler Haack attended the University of Nevada Reno, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, in the spring of 2007, specializing in structures. He is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A) while managing his full time career. Tyler earned his degree while working full time at a steel joist manufacturer, where he designed and detailed steel joist and girders for commercial projects. After obtaining his undergraduate degree he went to work for Blakely, Johnson & Ghusn, Inc. as a structural designer. Tyler gained valuable experience working on a wide variety of structural systems including metal stud, steel, wood, and concrete. Tyler has obtained experience with a multitude of structural computer programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, Sap, and Staad. Tyler has been with KNE & Associates since July 2008.
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Brian Wilcox Brian L. Wilcox - Structural Drafter, IT Manager
Brian started his career in construction and engineering at a very early age. His father and grandfather were both engineers. A highly gifted and adaptable individual, Brian exceeded all expectation in high school and was given the opportunity to teach three full semester Graphics and Multimedia classes to his fellow high school students. Upon graduation, he moved back to the Reno area. He has since worked for three major truss companies in Reno, created good working relationships with many architectural and engineering firms. He started work with Kirk N. Ellis & Associates in 2005 and is a highly valuable asset.
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Donna Brindos Donna Brindos - Office Manager
Donna joined the Kirk N. Ellis & Associates team in 2007. She as several years of experience in office management, working mostly in the construction industry. Donna has proven to be extremely proficient in all aspects of her job and is always very reliable.
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