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Associate Principal Promotions

Pacheco Koch is proud to present these new Associate Principals who will help lead our firm into the new decade!


Greg Gerbig, PE | Civil Engineering

Kyle C. Harris, RPLS | Land Surveying

Javier D. Jaramillo, PE | Civil Engineering

Justin W. Waldrip, RPLS | Land Surveying

Fort Worth

Jennifer L. Butcher, PE, PTOE | Traffic Engineering


Kyle F. Whitis, PE, LEED AP | Civil Engineering

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Kyle Whitis chosen to join the latest class of Leadership North Houston

Kyle Whitis in our Houston office has been nominated as an emerging leader in the Houston area and chosen to join the latest class of Leadership North Houston. The organization focuses on strengthening existing leaders by addressing key issues in the community, developing relationships with influential local leaders, and positively impacting the future of the community. Congratulations Kyle!

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Brian O’Neill selected as member of United Way of Tarrant County Board of Directors

Brian ONeill

We are proud of Brian O’Neill, PE, CFM for being selected as a new member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Tarrant County. Brian joined Pacheco Koch ten years ago with the duties of opening and growing the Fort Worth office. As we continue to grow in Tarrant County, we are happy that one of our own is providing leadership in solving Tarrant County’s toughest social challenges.

To read more about the announcement, click here.

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Mark Schluter, PE joins PK as Director of Transportation Engineering and CE&I

Mark has been practicing in the transportation industry throughout Texas for more than 41 years. For more than half of his career, he has served in a variety of capacities for the Fort Worth District of TxDOT, including the Director of Transportation Operations and Area Engineer in North Tarrant and Wise/Jack Counties. Additional roles included bridge and structure design, advanced roadway project planning and schematics, environmental, roadway and freeway design, maintenance, and operations. Working from the firm’s Fort Worth office, Mark will serve as the Director of Transportation and Construction Engineering and Inspection, bringing a new level of highway and CEI expertise to Pacheco Koch’s TxDOT and municipal clients.

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The PK Landscape Architecture team leads ASLA Conference sessions

For those attending the ASLA Conference this week in Irving, make sure you attend some of the sessions led by members of our very own PK Landscape Architecture team.

1:00 – 2:00 pm | Strengthening Community Fabric
Nick Nelson, RLA, LEED AP

4:00 – 5:00 pm | Collaborating with Contractors
Mark Colby, RLA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Germinate Knowledge of Seed
Geoffrey Hall, RLA, LI

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PK Promotions 2019

2018 was another great year for Pacheco Koch. We attribute that success to our amazing group of employees. Congratulations to everyone that was promoted!

Ryan Koch: Associate Principal
Paul Daniel: Senior Project Manager
Jonathan Ireton: Project Manager II
Mike Weir: Project Coordinator II
Patrick Braun: Project Manager
Aaron Dietz: Project Manager
Devan Glover: Project Manager
Luis Gonzalez: Project Manager
Kendall Hancey: Project Manager
Hunter Lemley: Project Manager
Kenneth Nwankpa: Project Manager
Dustin Pustejovsky: Project Manager
Andrew Richards: Project Manager
Mark Zoellner: Project Manager
Russell Tidwell: Project Coordinator
Austin Smith: Senior Project Engineer
Oscar Cetina: Senior Project Engineer
Brandon Oliver: Senior Project Engineer
Brad Bennett: Landscape Task Lead
Scott Phillips: Senior Technician
Maria Marquardt: Administrative Assistant
Josh Taylor: Research Coordinator
Jordan Taylor: Research Assistant
John Nicholson: Technician
Ishmael Gutierrez: Party Chief
Jorge Mora: Instrument Operator

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Brian O’Neill becomes a North Texas Commission Board member

During his 3-year term on the Board of Directors of the North Texas Commission (NTC), Brian will represent the North Texas community as a leader in the public realm, bringing valuable resources and perspectives to the Commission and actively participating in committees that support the NTC mission to advance the vibrancy of North Texas.

Established in 1971, the North Texas Commission is a public-private partnership of businesses, cities, counties, chambers of commerce, economic development entities and higher education institutions in the North Texas Region. The NTC convenes stakeholders, educates and advocates in support of regional priorities that advance North Texas. Members of the Board of Directors are elected from among leading NTC members.

We congratulate Brian O’Neill for this important appointment!

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Jennifer Butcher, PE, PTOE joins PK as a Director of Traffic Engineering

Jennifer is a licensed professional engineer and certified professional traffic operations engineer bringing 16+ years of technical experience in both the private and public sectors. Her experience includes traffic signal design, site design, illumination design, ITS design, route planning, transportation modeling, roundabout modeling and concept plans, traffic signal warrant studies, roadway level of service analyses, traffic impact studies, site access and circulation studies, traffic signal timing, traffic control plans and intersection layout design. Jennifer joins the Fort Worth office of Pacheco Koch. Welcome to the team, Jennifer!

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PK welcomes Eric Wilhite, AICP to our Fort Worth Office

Eric is a professional land planner and urban designer certified with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). His 25 years of experience, collaborating with a diverse range of professionals in the design and real estate development industries, have created a unique skill set and an ability to understand the goals and needs of “both sides” of the development table. Eric’s experience in both the public and private sectors includes a wide range of project types and sizes, including land use plans, parks and recreation master plans, streetscapes, transit oriented development, form based codes, residential, commercial and mixed-use master plans, as well as municipal and private development land planning projects focused on sustainability and placemaking. Welcome to the team, Eric!


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