Meet Our Team

Staff

Comprised of a diverse, talented and experienced staff, Taylor & Syfan possesses S.E. and P.E licensing in multiple states, as well as engineers with geotechnical, construction and construction management experience. This allows for the undertaking of a wide variety of structural engineering projects with confidence.

Our principals and engineers are dedicated to a collaborative approach on every project. Our team promotes open lines of communication with design teams, building jurisdictions, and contractors all in an effort to ensure our client's best interests are being achieved and the desired final product realized. At Taylor & Syfan, we pride ourselves in promoting continuing education among our staff and maintaining expertise in code standards.

In 2007, the principals made the decision to share ownership of the company with its employees through formation of an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). The goal was to reward, empower, and foster a truly collaborative design environment.

Please click on the images below to learn more about our team members.

FOUNDERS
Stephen F. Taylor, P.E., C.Eng.
Founder, Principal Emeritus
Leicester University, England
Honors Degree, Structural Engineering
Rollins C. Syfan, P.E.
Founder, Principal Emeritus
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Civil Engineering
PRINCIPALS
Michelle McCovey-Good, P.E.
CEO
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering
Nathan White, P.E., S.E.
COO
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, B.S. Architectural Engineering
Oregon State University, Geology & Civil Engineering
Garrett Mills, S.E.
CFO
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering Spanish/Ethnic Studies Minors
Bret Rooks, P.E., LEED AP
Principal, Senior Managing Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering
Randy Davidson, P.E.
Principal, Senior Managing Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Civil Engineering/Structures
PROJECT MANAGERS
Joel J. Neal, P.E., LEED AP
Senior Managing Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
M.S. Civil Engineering/Structures
Brian Dean, S.E.
Senior Managing Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Civil Engineering/Structures
ENGINEERING STAFF

Senior Engineers

Amy Maskal, P.E.
Senior Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering
M.S. Arch w/ Specialization in Structural Engineering

Emily Morris, P.E.
Senior Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering

Joel Micek, P.E.
Senior Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering

Project Engineers

Aaron Cook
Project Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering

Alex Daddow, P.E.
Project Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering

Anthony Rosemann
Project Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering

Briana Hatfield
Project Engineer
Utah State University
B.S. Civil Engineering, Structures
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
M.S. Arch w/ Specialization in Structural Engineering

Christine Petrilli
Project Engineer
University of Southern California
B.S. Civil Engineering, Building Science

Esther Gudiel
Junior Engineer
University of California, San Diego
B.S. Structural Engineering

Garret McElveny, P.E.
Project Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering

Garrett Parkinson
Intern
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering

Heather Martelle, P.E.
Project Engineer
Harvey Mudd College
B.S. Engineering

Jesse Fowler
Project Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering

Katie Mayer, EIT
Project Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering

Madison Busby
Project Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Architectural Engineering

Rocio Garcia
Project Engineer
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S. Civil Engineering