People

Management Team

Brian Beth

Resource Director / Senior Project Manager Brian Beth, BB, is a critical thinker who has experience in design, drafting, construction administration, and project management. He is at the heart of Performa’s operations displaying enthusiasm for problem solving in the fulfillment of our multi-discipline service. Brian has an associate degree from NWTC in architectural studies.

Todd Hietpas, AIA

Director of Project Management Todd is a calm and patient leader who believes in his team’s ability to develop the best solutions to build superior performing environments for our clients. His natural ability to establish deep, long lasting relationships makes our clients know their concerns are heard and being cared for. Todd is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Jennifer Kalies

Vice President of Marketing and Communications Jennifer has a marketing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and believes in people. She is a promoter of the Performa team celebrating our successes and challenges us to do and be more. Jen is a connector of people!

Matt Marek, PE, LEED AP

Director of Engineering Matt Marek is a highly technical electrical engineer who focuses on client operations. Matt has developed services specifically based on client needs including the Corrective Maintenance Program and O&M Planning. He is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Theresa Schroeder

Vice President of Organizational Development Theresa is the protector and promoter of our culture and our go to resource for career advice, coaching, benefit information and legal questions. She is a Lakeland College graduate.

Kristin Van Rite

Controller Kristin’s organizational skills and attention to detail allow her to positively impact the management of our projects as well as our corporate finances. A St. Norbert College graduate, Kristin is resourceful, creative and effective in her role and serves both internal and external clients with care and passion.

Team Members

Ryan Bakke, NCARB, AIA

Design Architect Ryan is developing a reputation for designs that are cost conscious, superior performing, innovative and community building. When ideas connect, when you really listen, you create places that are positive, memorable and pleasantly surprising to owners, users and the environment. Outside of the office, Ryan enjoys volunteering at his church, and seeing the world with his family.

Carolyn Glime, AIA

Senior Campus Planner Heading a team of architectural, planning, and consulting professionals to develop successful, comprehensive and integrated space solutions for diverse institutions, Carolyn leads the firm’s higher education market. Carolyn is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

Steve Gruesen

Architectural 3D / VR Specialist Steve is a master at transforming drawings for clients. He takes modeling and animation to new levels in his craft, and has most recently embraced virtual reality. Steve can take clients into a new building where he highlights the architecture, scale, color, textures and movement. The videos featured within the website are his creations.

Paul Hudson

Senior BIM Specialist / Job Captain Paul’s greatest strength are his attention to detail, design ability and client service disposition. He shares his talent and abilities through elevating our BIM design standards. . Paul is a Northern Michigan University graduate.

Steve Koltz, AIA

Senior Project Architect / Project Manager

Michael Babbitts, Assoc. AIA

Architectural Designer Michael is able to combine two of his passions, design and visualization technology, in his career as an architectural designer. He leverages professional training with technical expertise to help bring ideas to life. Michael has a Master of Architecture from UW-Milwaukee.

Dallas Borski

BIM Specialist Dallas is a BIM specialist with us who can “juggle” just about any task. As his career evolves, he will have a unique opportunity to bridge the gap in Revit/BIM between building design and systems design. He is an Architectural Technology graduate from NWTC. And he really can juggle!

Josh Breyer

IT Specialist Josh is our IT guru who builds computers and cars alike while keeping us online and operational! He has a passion for researching our next best solution to help us get better. His degree as an IT Network Specialist is from Fox Valley Technical College.

Michelle Buresh

Interior Designer Michelle is a very creative individual, excelling at the design process and possessing the ability to exceed the aesthetic aspirations of her clients. She has an Associate Degree from Fox Valley Technical College.

Doug De Greef

BIM Specialist Doug adds personality and charm to a technical career in BIM, building information modeling. His adventurous nature has him in the process of learning plumbing design to advance his career. Doug is a NWTC graduate of Architectural Technology.

Dale Garfield, PE

Mechanical Engineer Dale’s career in engineering is advancing at Performa as he recently became a registered professional engineer. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, a 2011 graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering and a Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity construction volunteer.

Alex Harbour, EIT

Electrical Engineer Alex a MSOE grad and collegiate volleyball player. His drive for personal advancement and ability to “see” the value in illumination and electrical design for our clients makes him a successful member of our engineering team.

Tim Hucek, NCARB, LEED AP

Project Architect No matter the size or complexity of a project, Tim’s ability to listen and understand the needs of the client are always his driving force. Tim is a UW-Milwaukee graduate and has a Masters of Architecture.

Carson Jenks

Electrical Engineer

Jeff Netzel

Senior BIM Specialist / Job Captain Longtime employee Jeff Netzel enjoys architectural design and the 3D renderings that bring projects to life for clients. His high level of detail and desire for superior documents makes him a perfect fit for leading the firm’s quality initiative. Jeff is an alumnus of UW- Milwaukee.

Erin Peters, Assoc. AIA

Architectural Designer Erin is a vibrant designer who brings creativity and passion to every client and project she works with. Erin immerses herself with clients to bring brand and function into workplaces she designs. Erin has a Masters of Architecture from the University of Minnesota.

Dakota Pickering

BIM Technician Intern

Brian Rinke, PE, SE

Structural Engineer Brian specializes in structural design of steel, concrete, masonry, wood, and foundations. He has been on award-winning Performa design teams and is very involved in the Structural Engineers Association of Wisconsin. Brian has his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from MSOE.

Adam Rohde, PE

Mechanical Engineer With a mind like no other, Adam brings his technical aptitude and ability to challenge the norm to the engineering group at Performa. Adam is a MSOE grad new to the Green Bay area. “It you can dream it, you can do it.”

Neil Rynders

Mechanical Designer

Meghan Scanlan, EIT

Structural Engineer Meghan is a driven young structural engineer who is a licensed Engineer in Training. She has a passion for learning and sharing at Performa and with the Structural Engineers Association of Wisconsin. Meghan has her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Brittany Fisher

Administrative Assistant Brittany is the face of Performa and our go-to can-do woman on a mission. Brittany assists our Architects and Engineers in project administration and communications to ensure deadlines and deliverables arrive to our clients. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Brian Teddy, PE

Project Manager / Electrical Engineer Brian Teddy has a diverse set of experiences and knowledge in the electrical industry. His leadership and technical ability are enhanced by his community involvement. Brian is a graduate of Michigan Technology University.

Luke Utecht

BIM Specialist / Job Captain Luke’s attention to detail and patience are valuable skills not only in his career but also in his personal life as a parent and in his favorite hobby fishing. He is a graduate of Northcentral Technical College where he earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science, Architectural/Residential Design.

Matt Van Lanen, AIA

Project Architect Matt’s positive attitude and strong communication skills allow him to excel in client relationships. He has strong design skills with extensive knowledge of design and construction phases. Matt has a Bachelor degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Scott Wohr

Director of Marketing Scott our brand protector and ambassador. Our clients benefit from his ability to capture and enhance the print and digital media for planning and design. Scott has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. There is no question about it, Scott is also our resident foodie!