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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Jim Begley has more than 25 years' experience in fire and life safety and code consulting. Jim founded TERPconsulting in 2010.

James P. Begley, PE, FSFPE, CFM

Natasha Overman

Natasha ``Tisha`` Overman is a founder and principal of TERPconsulting. She is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources and Finance.

Natasha Overman

Bryan Douglass

Bryan joined TERPconsulting in April 2012 as a Principal for the company. He has over 11 years' engineering and code consulting experience.

Bryan L. Douglass, PE

principal fire protection engineer
Wayne R. Griswold, PE

Wayne Griswold is a principal and a licensed professional fire protection engineer. His ten plus year career began in Las Vegas in 2006 with stops in Denver and the Middle East.

Wayne R. Griswold, PE, CFPS

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 Hopkins, PE, FSFPE

regional director and senior fire protection engineer
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Joseph Plati is a licensed Professional Fire Protection engineer with more than 15 years experience in the fire and life safety industry providing code consulting and smoke control analysis services.

Joseph Plati, PE

regional director and senior fire protection engineer

Jorge Velasco has over 30 years’ experience in building and life safety code consulting, and design of fire protection systems.

Jorge Velasco, CET

regional director and senior fire protection consultant
Edward Fixen, PE

Ed Fixen has over 25 years' code consulting and fire protection engineering experience as a fire/life safety code consultant.

Edward L. Fixen, PE

senior fire protection engineer

Joe Chacon wears many fire protection hats. In addition to being a professional fire protection engineer, he is also a firefighter and HazMat technician for the city of Henderson, NV. As a fire protection engineer, Joe provides building/fire code consulting services, plan review, hazardous materials consulting, hazard analysis and risk assessments, and design and testing of fire protection and life safety systems.

Joe Chacon, PE

senior fire protection engineer
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Jeff Halpert has over 30 years of fire protection engineering experience. He served various roles including Fire Marshal, Fire Protection Engineer II, Engineering Project Specialist, and Hazardous Materials Specialist.

Jeff Halpert, PE

senior fire protection engineer
Kaitlin McGillvray

A leader in New York City’s code consulting field, senior fire protection engineer Kaitlin McGillvray addresses fire protection and life safety challenges presented throughout the Northeast region and beyond.

Kaitlin McGillvray, PE

senior fire protection engineer
WIlliam G. Koenig

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

William G. Koenig, PE

fire protection engineer

Richard “Rick” Cloninger has more than 40 years’ experience in construction, design, management, and marketing in the field of fire protection.

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 fire protection and code consulting.

Randy Day, PE

fire protection engineer

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

Jesse Lumpa, PE

fire protection engineer
Paul Seifert

Paul Seifert has more than nine years experience in the fire protection and engineering industries. Paul has a wide range of project experience including the design and installation of commercial fire sprinkler systems.

Paul Seifert, EIT

fire protection consultant
Jason Beck

Jason Beck is a fire protection consultant and a member of the firm since 2011. He has over 18 years' experience in the fire protection industry. Jason also has experience in the preparation of smoke control diagrams.

Jason D. Beck, AET

senior fire protection consultant

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

Greg Kimble, EIT, ET

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

Lana Benny has been involved in a wide range of fire protection projects included performing fire and smoke modeling services for the NY Korea Center in New York City and Marjan Offshore Platform in the Arabian Gulf.

Lana Benny, EIT, AIFireE

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 Younghusband, CASp

fire protection consultant
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Mr. Krylo has 15 years' experience and began his engineering career in 2007 at JBA Consulting Engineers performing mechanical drafting. Adam manages smoke control systems testing and inspections for TERPconsulting.

Adam Krylo , AET

fire protection consultant

Eric Johnson 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

Gary Lynon has 14 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. He joined TERPconsulting in the summer of 2021 as a fire protection designer.

Michael Portillo

fire protection designer

Marisa Matura

accessibility technician
Ann Trobough

Ann Trobough has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, advertising, and graphic design. She joined TERPconsulting in 2017 with the purpose to build the company’s marketing department into one of the firm’s many pillars of strength using her business development expertise. Ann has utilized her branding and marketing experience to not only develop the engineering firm’s robust profile and sterling reputation in the fire protection industry but also to nurture lasting and productive partnerships on behalf of the team at TERPconsulting.

Ann Trobough, CPSM

marketing director

In her communications role at TERPconsulting, Beth utilizes her writing and editing skills, experience reporting the news, and knowledge of what makes the zeitgeist tick to guide the company’s voice, brand, and messaging.

Beth Schwartz

communications 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 Beck has more than 14 years’ experience in business administration and operations. She specializes in corporate infrastructure, operations, project management, and positive accountability.

Lindsay Beck

office manager
Bernal Jenny

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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