Management Team

Brian Beth

Director of Operations 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

Client Executive Todd is an advocate for Performa’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

Vice President of Capital Strategies Matt Marek has the ability to grasp and add value to our client’s strategic aspirations. He is instrumental in strategic planning, innovation, market development and client relations. He is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Eric Nimer, PE, LEED AP

Vice President Southeast Region

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.

Michael Babbitts, AIA

Design Architect 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 and became a registered architect in 2018.

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.

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!

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.

Brittany Fisher

Project Coordinator Brittany assists our architects and project managers on key projects' coordination and delivery of planning, programming, architectural and engineering design services for our clients. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

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.

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.

Nick Grahl, PE

Structural Engineer

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.

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.


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, EIT

Electrical Engineer Meet Carson. Carson is a skateboarding, music-loving, mathematically minded, team energized engineer at Performa. A recent grad from the Milwaukee School of Engineering he is an EIT working towards his license!

Grace Kaiser

Interior Architect

Steve Koltz, AIA

Senior Project Architect / Project Manager Steve is dedicated to serving Performa clients on site and in the office. Clients trust his ability to take a job from construction documents through construction administration, ultimately ensuring a lasting building environment. Most days one can find Steve in a hard hat on site or elbow deep in plan drawings.

Kevin Klarkowski, PE, SE

Structural Engineer This structural engineer has years of experience in industrial and commercial building design, not to mention boasting project work with our founding leadership team.

Tyler Mancl, PE

Mechanical Engineer

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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.

Amanda Ramseier

Administrative Assistant Amanda is about as thoughtful as they come. Combine that with her everlasting desire to keep it real and find the good in every situation, and you're left with someone who is the ultimate team support person. She just happens to answer the phone, too.

Neil Rynders

Mechanical Designer Holding two bachelor degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Neil does it all when it comes to engineering services for institutional facility improvements, including new buildings and infrastructure enhancements.

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.

Tim Schuettpelz, PE

Electrical Engineer

Alex Tessen

BIM Technician Alex’s passion for architecture and building stems from his youth and manifests today in his career at Performa and folds into personal time designing homes and building furniture. Working smart and hard Alex is a critical piece in our BIM services.

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!