TERPconsulting Team

Who We Are

We ensure facility life safety through efficient system design and testing conducted by credentialed experts dedicated to customer satisfaction and public safety.  

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Mr. Begley is the founder and principal of TERPconsulting. Jim is a registered professional Fire Protection Engineer in 41 states, The District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. He has more than 25 years' experience and began his engineering career at Lockheed Martin Energy Systems in Oak Ridge, TN.

James P. Begley, PE, FSFPE, CFM

Natasha Overman

Ms. Overman is a founder and principal of TERPconsulting. Natasha is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources and Finance. She has more than 20 years' experience in business and finance.

Natasha Overman

Bryan Douglass

Mr. Douglass joined TERPconsulting in April 2012 as a Principal for the company. He received his Master’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has over 11 years' engineering and code consulting experience and is a registered professional Fire Protection Engineer in eight states. Bryan manages operations for the Las Vegas office.

Bryan L. Douglass, PE

principal fire protection engineer
Wayne R. Griswold, PE

Mr. Griswold’s 10+ year career began in Las Vegas in 2006 with stops in Denver and the Middle East. He is a licensed Fire Protection Professional Engineer and a “Consulting Specifying Engineer” magazine 40 Under 40 winner. Wayne began our first remote office in Denver, CO in December 2016.

Wayne R. Griswold, PE, CFPS

principal fire protection engineer
Edward Fixen, PE

Mr. Fixen has over 25 years' code consulting and fire protection engineering experience as a fire/life safety code consultant. Ed is a registered professional Fire Protection and Mechanical engineer in the state of California. He opened TERP's Southern California office in March of 2017.

Edward L. Fixen, PE

principal fire protection engineer
Mark Hopkins PE final

Mark Hopkins has more than 25 years’ experience in all aspects of fire protection engineering. He most recently served as Vice President of Engineering for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). Mark joined TERPconsulting in the spring of 2020, as a Regional Director and Sr. Fire Protection Engineer.

Mark Hopkins, PE, FSFPE

regional director and sr. fire protection engineer
WIlliam G. Koenig

Mr. Koenig is a registered professional Fire Protection engineer in California, Nevada and Virginia. In January 2014, Mr. Koenig joined TERPconsulting as a Fire Protection Engineer for the company.

William G. Koenig, PE

fire protection engineer

Mr. Chacon has more than eight years' experience as a Fire Protection Engineer. Joe is also a firefighter for the City of Henderson, NV with more than 10 years' experience. Joe is a registered fire protection engineer in seven states.

Joe Chacon, PE

fire protection engineer

Mr. Cloninger has more than 40 years’ experience in construction, design, management, and marketing in the field of fire protection including small-scale sites to mega projects comprising, among others, high-rise buildings, casinos, industrial complexes, and power plants.

Richard Cloninger, PE

fire protection engineer

Randy Day specializes in fire protection engineering, fire sprinkler, alarm and clean agent design, hazard analyses, and interpretation of building and fire codes. He has more than 9 years' experience in the fire protection and code consulting field.

Randy Day, PE

fire protection engineer
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Jeff Halpert has over 30 years of fire protection engineering experience. Most recently, Mr. Halpert worked at the Glendale Fire Department for 30 years in the Fire Prevention Bureau. He served various roles including Fire Marshal, Fire Protection Engineer II, Engineering Project Specialist, Hazardous Materials Specialist, and oversaw the city’s fire code adoption and amendment process.

Jeff Halpert, PE

senior fire protection engineer

Jorge Velasco has over 30 years’ experience and began his engineering career in 1998 at Schirmer Engineering/AON in
Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Velasco has experience in building and life safety code consulting, and design of fire protection systems
(including fire suppression, detection, and alarm systems).

Jorge Velasco, CET

senior fire protection consultant
Jason Beck

Mr. Beck is a fire protection consultant and a member of the firm since 2011. He has over 17 years' experience in the fire protection industry. Jason also has extensive experience in the preparation of smoke control diagrams for high-rise properties.

Jason D. Beck, AET

senior fire protection consultant

Gregory Kimble, has more than nine years’ experience in the fire protection industry. His career began at Martech Fire Solutions, Inc. where he conducted life safety analyses of existing facilities and recommended updates to life safety systems.

Greg Kimble, EIT, ET

fire protection consultant
Paul Seifert

Paul Seifert has more than seven years' experience in the fire protection and engineering industries. Mr. Seifert has a wide range of project experience including the design of commercial fire sprinkler systems and coordination of their installation with multiple stakeholders including the general contractor, owner, consultant, architect, and authority having jurisdiction.

Paul Seifert, EIT

fire protection consultant
Nicole Plunkett-Reid

Nicole is a recent graduate from the University of Maryland where she majored in Fire Protection Engineering. She joined TERPconsulting as a Fire Protection Consultant in May 2021.

Nicole Plunkett-Reid

fire protection consultant
Bernal Jonathan

Jonathan Bernal is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University. He has more than three years’ hands-on technical experience as a fire alarm technician in New York City. This experience combined with several interships in the fire protection industry gives him a unique perspective from which to view not only the design of fire alarm system projects, but also the overall fire/life safety industry.

Jonathan Bernal

fire protection consultant

Lana Benny holds a Master’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. She has worked on a range of projects as a fire engineer in Middle East and Africa. She has also helped develop digital tools and tutorials focused on fire engineering.

Lana Benny

fire protection consultant
Heather Younghusband

Heather Younghusband works on a variety of projects reviewing and analyzing fire/life safety requirements, and is certified as an International Code Council (ICC), Accessibility Inspector and Plans Examiner. Heather is in the process of obtaining her Certified Access Specialist (CASp) Property Inspection Certification from the State of California.

Heather Younghusband

fire protection consultant
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Mr. Krylo has 10 years' experience and began his engineering career in 2007 at JBA Consulting Engineers performing mechanical drafting, which included preparation of smoke control drawings.

Adam Krylo , AET

fire protection consultant

Jesse joined TERPconsulting's Denver office as a fire protection consultant in the summer of 2021.

Jesse Lumpa, EIT

fire protection consultant

Eric is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland. He joined TERPconsultng as a fire protection consultant in the spring of 2021.

Eric Johnson

fire protection consultant
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Mr. Strasser has seven years' experience in the IT field as a Data Analyst. Matt is currently pursuing his professional engineering degree. He joined TERPconsulting in February 2017.

Matt Strasser, AET

fire protection designer
Gary Lyon Fire Protection Consultant

Mr. Lyon has 12 years' experience and joined TERPconsulting in July, 2018.

Gary Lyon, TT

fire protection designer
Mike Portillo

Michael Portillo has more than 15 years of experience in Fire Protection and Life Safety. Michael joined TERPconsulting in the summer of 2021 as a fire protection designer.

Michael Portillo

fire protection designer
Ann Trobough

Ms. Trobough has more than 25 years' experience in marketing, advertising and graphic design. Ann joined TERP in June 2017.

Ann Trobough

marketing director
Nancy Cohen

Nancy Cohen joined TERPconsulting as office manager in 2015. She is responsible for coordinating and managing proposals, finalizing reports and managing the day-to-day operations for the Las Vegas office.

Nancy Cohen

operations manager
Lindsay Beck

Lindsay has more than 12 years’ experience in business administration and operations. She specializes in the development and implementation of corporate infrastructure, operations, project management, and positive accountability.

Lindsay Beck

office manager

Jenny Bernal

office assistant

Buster joined TERP in the Fall of 2015. His many duties include napping, purring, eating, balancing from the ceiling rafters, keeping the office rodent-free, and greeting visitors.


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