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.
Congratulations to Cassie!
Congratulations to our intern, Cassie Barger on her recent graduation from University of Central Missouri (UCM) and joining BSE as a full-time Design Technician. Cassie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Drafting and Design with an emphasis in Structural drafting. Cassie has been an intern at BSE since September 30, 2014 and a valued part of the BSE team, so we are excited to have Cassie join us as a full-time employee. While at UCM, Cassie was actively involved in American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) and American Design Drafting Association (ADDA). Outside of work, Cassie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Jordan, paintballing, gardening, and spending time with their puppy, Mr. Buddy Boy. Cassie also loves crafting projects for around the house, spending time with her family and friends, and bakes yummy treats for the BSE team!
Congratulations Design Technician Jesse Poore on Arrival of Baby Girl
Congratulations to Jesse and Lisa on the birth of their precious baby girl, Amelia Grace! Amelia was born on September 7, 2015, weighing 8 lbs. and 19 inches long. Welcome Amelia!
BSE Structural Engineers Welcomes Two New Employees
BSE Structural Engineers is excited to announce the addition of two Design Technicians, Jesse Poore and Lee Stewart. They are both recent graduates from the University of Central Missouri (UCM) with a Bachelor of Science and Technology in Drafting and Design Technology.
Jesse Poore recently moved to Overland Park, Kansas from Warrensburg, MO . He emphasized in Architectural and Civil Drafting, while completing his Bachelor’s Degree at UCM. While attending college, Jesse designed a Dog Park for the city of Warrensburg by creating renderings in Revit. He also represented UCM by competing in the ASC Design Build Contest in the Fall of 2014. Even as a child, Jesse has always shown interest in the field of Design and Drafting. He enjoys all genres of music, as well as, skateboarding, drawing and cooking. He hopes to inspire his 11 year old sister to graduate college with honors and follow her dreams. Jesse states, “I am more than thrilled to be a member of the BSE family.”
“I am more than thrilled to be a member of the BSE family.”
Lee Stewart also recently moved to the Kansas City Area from Warrensburg, MO. Prior to attending UCM, Lee attended East Central College, a community college located in Union, MO. During his time there Lee designed a monumental statue that involved the school’s mascot for the courtyard he proposed in his Campus Landscape Design Proposal. He then transferred to UCM in the summer of 2012. While interning with Central Design Group, an Architectural company located in Columbia, MO, Lee participated in the design of a monument sign for a local Church. In his free time Lee enjoys riding motorcycles, woodworking, traveling and paintball.
BSE welcomes the Jesse and Lee; we look forward to their contributions to our team!
Zach Plakorus joins BSE Structural Engineers
BSE Structural Engineers is happy to welcome a new member of our technician team, Zach Plakorus. As a prior BSE intern, Zach quickly became a valued member of the growing team.
Zach graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Aided Drafting Design and Technology from The University of Central Missouri on May 11, 2013. At UCM Zach was a member of The American Design Drafting Association.
Prior to graduating, Zach interned with BSE Structural Engineers from December 2012 through May 2013. Before interning with BSE, he also worked as a contractor’s assistant with Hodson Custom Homes and was a drafting intern at Fike Corporation in 2010.
BSE Structural Engineers Welcomes Samantha Born
BSE Structural Engineers is excited to announce the addition of Samantha Born to our team of technicians. By adding Samantha to the growing team, BSE hopes to continue providing clients with great solutions for their structural engineering needs.
Samantha graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Aided Drafting Design and Technology from The University of Central Missouri on May 11, 2013. At UCM she was a member of both The American Design Drafting Association and The American Institute of Building Design.
Prior to graduating college, Samantha interned with BSE Structural Engineers from December 2012 through May 2013 and quickly became a valuable addition to the office. Before interning with BSE she interned as a technician with Kiewit at their Omaha, Nebraska location.