We Love Our Great People!
It’s not by coincidence that our Vision Statement starts with “Great People”. The success that we have enjoyed as a firm and the exceptional service provided to our clients begins with our dedicated team. It is our great people that make our company what it is and we are proud to announce and recognize a few recently promoted team members!
Meet your Project Managers in the San Mateo Office!
Nate Ritchie: Nate has been part of Callander Associates off and on since 2002. During that period he took some time to explore his other passions including organic farming and computer science but has since returned to Landscape Architecture being more well-rounded and with a renewed focus. Nate possesses a unique combination of deep environmental awareness and computer skills both of which can be seen in his project work, including his efforts in realizing a new entrance for Castle Rock State Park and his leadership in establishing office standards for CAD and project coordination.
Pierre Chin-Dickey: Since joining Callander 3 years ago, Pierre has continually risen to meet the increasing challenges facing our projects today from complex permitting and funding requirements to implementation of AB 1881 and water conservation efforts. His high quality graphics and design skills have provided our clients with a greater understanding of proposed improvements along with the reassurance that project goals have been artfully achieved. In addition, Pierre’s passion for immersive travel has provided him rich cultural and urban experiences. Those experiences have fostered his design aesthetic and increased his focus on streetscape and urban design projects.
Meet your Job Captain’s in San Mateo & Rancho Cordova
Zach Katz (San Mateo): Zach joined us in 2012, and since has proven himself to be a very versatile team member, contributing to everything from plan preparation and visual simulations to construction detailing and development of plans in compliance with Bay Friendly Design Guidelines. Zach’s passion for sustainable design has been fostered while at Callander Associates our projects have benefitted from that focus. Zach’s expertise in the use of cutting edge rendering platforms has been key to the development of very high quality graphics.
Brenna Castro (Rancho Cordova): Brenna joined Callander in 2013 and has been setting high design standards not only for our office but for the Landscape Architecture industry as well. She has contributed her expertise on a variety of projects including; parks, trails, and historic civic sites. In the short time she has been with us she has developed great relationships with clients, become our resident plant expert and a mentor to other staff members. She is also a certified Playground Safety Inspector and currently holds the Secretary position for the ASLA Sierra Chapter.
We look forward to seeing these four grow within the industry as well as the rest of our extraordinary staff who continually push the limits of design and provide exceptional service to our clients. We love our Great People!
– Sonja Ditto, Human Resources Manager