Meet our Newest Employees
Kyle Bauer joins BSE as a structural engineer. Kyle graduated with Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and a Master of Science with a structural engineering focus from Kansas State University in May 2021. Kyle has a year of previous experience as a structural engineer, along with two summer internships. He grew up in Wichita and relocated to Kansas City after graduation. Kyle spends most of his free time playing for a men’s ultimate frisbee team in Kansas City. He also enjoys playing board and card games with friends and family, snow skiing and traveling.
Matthew Howard joins BSE as a structural engineer. Matthew graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with a focus on Structures in May of 2022. Matthew worked as an intern with an architecture firm in his hometown in Arkansas and as Math Tutor at Stillwater Middle School. Matthew is originally from Benton, Arkansas and relocated to Kansas City from Stillwater, OK after graduating to join BSE. In his free time, Matthew enjoys hiking, building model airplanes, and playing badminton.
Tyson Gough joins BSE as a design technician. Tyson graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in May 2011, and he will complete his certificate in Computer Aided Drafting & Design from Metropolitan Community College in fall 2022. Tyson previously worked in the architectural millwork industry in Kansas City for the last 10 years. As a millworker, he learned how to read and build from shop drawings and was inspired by that experience to go back to school to study drafting & design. Tyson enjoys drawing, woodworking, playing the guitar, and working on projects with his wife at their 1890s home.
Andrew Graves joins BSE as a design technician. Andrew received his Computer Aided Drafting & Design Certification in May 2022 and he will graduate with an Associates in Engineering Technology with a primary focus in Computer Aided Drafting from Metropolitan Community College in May 2023. Andrew is from the Kansas City area and enjoys spending time with his family, going to Table Rock Lake, and hiking.
Hunter Lanier joins BSE as a structural engineer. Hunter graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with a focus on structures in May 2020. Hunter has two years of previous experience as a structural engineer. He is originally from Newton, Kansas and enjoys spending time outdoors, working with cattle, exercising, and training mixed martial arts.
Josh Huenefeld Promoted to Principal at BSE Structural Engineers
BSE Structural Engineers is proud to announce the promotion of Josh Huenefeld, PE, SE to Principal/Owner. Josh joins the current principals Steve Busey, PE and Kevin Boehringer, PE, SE.
Josh recently celebrated 10 years with BSE. Josh joined BSE in 2011 as a summer intern and then hired on full-time after graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University. Josh has been an asset since he joined our team and has made his mark as a leader with his work ethic, dedication to providing the highest level of design and the training and mentoring he provides to our team.
Josh leads the production team and has served as a project manager and structural engineer on a wide variety of projects including commercial, healthcare, mixed-use, recreation, senior living and warehouse and industrial projects. In addition, Josh has been integral in developing our design standards and processes.
Please join us in congratulating Josh!
Meet our Summer Interns
BSE Structural Engineers is proud to introduce our summer interns. BSE has been fortunate to have three structural engineering interns and two design technician interns this summer.
Jessica Diehm is a structural engineering intern. Jessica graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering in May 2022 and will continue her education at KU this fall to receive her Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering. Jessica is from Olathe, KS and enjoys spending time in nature, listening to music, and spending time with friends.
Jada Duke is a structural engineering intern. Jada will graduate from Oklahoma State University in December 2023.with a degree in Architectural Engineering with a focus in Construction Project Management. At OSU, Jada is a Teaching Assistant for Statics and is also a member of the National Society of Black Engineers. Jada is from Oklahoma City, OK where she grew up playing soccer and her favorite treat is Braum’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream ice cream.
Andrew Graves is a design technician intern. Andrew will graduate from Metropolitan Community College in May 2023 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Engineering Technology and CAD certification. Andrew is from Platte City, MO and enjoys hiking, spending time at Table Rock Lake and spending time with his family.
Cameron Hicks is a structural engineering intern. Cameron will graduate with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University in May 2024.Cameron is from Lee’s Summit, MO. Outside of work, I am a CrossFit coach and athlete. He also enjoys golfing and he loves to build custom furniture.
Makayla Hodson is a design technician intern. Makayla will graduate in May 2023 from the University of Central Missouri with a major in Design and Drafting Technology with an emphasis in Architectural/ Structural Design. At UCM, Makayla is the Treasurer of the American Institute of Building Design and Design and Drafter’s Student Association. Makayla is from Knob Noster, MO and likes to online shop, travel, and spend time with her friends and family.
Announcing our Latest Promotion
We are thrilled to announce our recent promotion to the BSE leadership team! Travis Jennings, PE, has been promoted to Associate at BSE Structural Engineers. Travis is a project manager and senior structural engineer with over 9 years of experience. Travis graduated from Kansas State University in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering.
Travis provides leadership on a variety of projects including commercial, education, mixed-use and retail, warehouse and industrial, and exterior façade systems. In addition, Travis provides management of the production staff, including mentoring, scheduling and development of standards. Since joining BSE Structural Engineers in 2016, Travis has provided design on multiple large scale, complex tilt-up concrete structures and has become a leader of BSE Structural Engineer’s tilt-up concrete work. Travis serves as a member and Treasurer for the Tilt-Up Industry Leaders of Tomorrow (T.I.L.T.) Young Professional Group for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association.
Congratulations to Travis!
Welcome to the Team, Eric and Alec!
BSE Structural Engineers is excited to welcome Eric Fletcher and Alec Berger to our team.
Eric Fletcher joins BSE as a structural engineer. Eric graduated from Kansas State University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis. Eric has 5 years of experience in light industrial, federal, and a variety of other building projects. He relocated to Kansas City from Tacoma, Washington where he worked for a civil and structural engineering firm. Eric is originally from Topeka, Kansas, so he was glad to move to the Kansas City area to be closer to family. Outside of work, Eric enjoys hiking, traveling, investing, and reading.
Alec Berger joins BSE as a design technician. Alec completed a Computer Aided Drafting and Design (C.A.D.D.) Certificate from Metropolitan Community College in December 2020. Alec previously worked with schools and non-profit organizations before deciding to make a career change to drafting and design. Alec moved to Kansas City three years ago from Lafayette, Indiana. When not working, Alec enjoys camping, hiking and other outdoor activities.
Welcome Daniel to BSE!
BSE is excited to announce that Daniel Nagati has joined our team as a Structural Engineer. Daniel has over 8 years of experience and specialized in multi-family housing projects with his previous firm. Daniel graduated from the University of Kansas in May 2010 with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and in July of 2012 with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. While in graduate school, Daniel researched fatigue and fracture in steel bridges. When not working, Daniel enjoys cooking, skiing and competing in trivia events. Welcome Daniel!
Congrats to BSE’s Newest Licensed Engineer!
Congratulations to Casey Potter on becoming BSE’s newest licensed engineer. Casey recently passed the structural engineering exams to become a licensed professional engineer and structural engineer in the state of Kansas. Casey is a project manager and structural engineer at BSE. Casey joined BSE as a structural engineer in June 2015 and had worked the previous two summers as an intern. Casey graduated from Kansas State University in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. She completed her Master of Science in Architectural Engineering on May 13, 2016 from Kansas State University while working at BSE. Some of Casey’s key projects have included Meierotto Jewelers in Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute Addition in Leawood, Kansas, and multiple Chicken N’ Pickle projects.
Congratulations, Casey, on this great milestone!
BSE Welcomes Structural Engineering Intern
Devin Melton has joined BSE as a structural engineering intern. Devin will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus in structural from University of Missouri – Kansas City in the spring of 2021. He then plans to graduate with his Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus in structural in the spring of 2022. Devin graduated with an Associate of Science from Ozarks Technical Community College in the summer of 2018. He worked previously as a 3D design and renderer for a window manufacturer. Devin is from El Dorado Springs, Missouri. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to Sporting KC games, playing tennis, guitar and video games. Welcome to the team, Devin!
BSE Continues to Grow
Join us in welcoming our newest team members to BSE Structural Engineers!
BSE welcomes Shelby Ford as a structural engineer. Shelby graduated with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with a focus on Structures from Oklahoma State University in May of 2019. Shelby has experience as a structural engineering intern for the two previous summers. Outside of work, Shelby enjoys playing softball, board games and reading.
BSE also welcomes Nicole Henry as a structural engineer. Nicole graduated from the University of Kansas in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering. Nicole has experience as a structural engineering summer intern. When not working, she enjoys baking and spending time outdoors, and especially enjoys hiking.
Mathew Gorman joined BSE in January as a design technician. Mathew graduated from University of Central Missouri in December 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Drafting and Design with a focus in Mechanical and Structural Drafting. Mathew worked the previous two summers as a design technician intern in the oil and gas and power distribution markets. Outside of work, Mathew enjoys cooking, reading, and playing board and video games.
BSE Hosts Annual Blood Drive
BSE Structural Engineers was proud to host our 4th annual blood drive on September 11, 2019 in partnership with the Community Blood Center of Kansas City. Our annual drive is one of many ways that the BSE team likes to give back and a rewarding way to be a part of saving lives in our community.
The Community Blood Center of Kansas City serves nearly 60 area hospitals. They need 500 donors each day to meet these area hospitals’ needs and there is an urgent need for donations. For more information about hosting your own blood drive or finding a location to donate: https://savealifenow.org/.
BSE would like to thank everyone who came out to donate blood!