People

Our team is inspired and motivated every day to achieve extraordinary things. After all, the success of our business depends on the quality of people we retain. Our strength comes from the combined talents, skills, knowledge, experience and passion of our people – that make us who we are.

Click on the names below to meet the MFEC team:

  • Rod Finkle

    Rod Finkle

    As a visionary, I love new challenges or situations that I haven’t been in before. I thrive on each and every one of them!
    Outside of Work: I have a true passion for golf.

    Random Thought: Nothing sucks more than, that moment during an
    argument, when you realize you’re wrong.

    EMail – rfinkle@mfec.com

  • Cameron Collins

    Cameron Collins

    I enjoy what I do because of the people I am able to work with. I am also an engineer who loves to design large complex HVAC systems.
    Notable Achievements: Completing the Glendale Renaissance hotel design and construction in 12 months. People describe me as the really tall guy, outgoing and direct.

    Favorite Saying: “What doesn’t kill us, makes for a great story.” EMail – ccollins@mfec.com

  • Jon Eckhardt

    Jon Eckhardt

    When working with different clients, I take great satisfaction when we are able exceed each of their expectations.
    Favorite Pastime: Carpentry, restoring a 68’ Camaro from shell to brand new, playing golf.

    EMail – jeckhardt@mfec.com

  • Jennifer Luce

    Jennifer Luce

    As Operations Manager of the Springfield office, I provide superior project management by remaining involved throughout all stages of each project. Notable Achievement: LEED® AP Certification.
    Community Involvement: Guillioz Theater Real Estate, Commercial Street Farmers Market
    Favorite Past Time: Spending time with family, my dog marshmallow, and various sporting activities.

    EMail – jluce@mfec.com

  • Terry Maskil

    Terry Maskil

    Completeness and quality control are important to me. I love the challenges presented with each new project and the opportunity to come up with creative solutions.
    Notable Achievements: MFEC Hospitality Program making top national level of production.

    Most Memorable Work Experience: On the first day of work I was handed a project due just days later – it was sink or swim. Thankfully, we successfully made the deadline!
    Something Unique: Hit a 1-Iron (When asked, Lee Trevino said, “Even God can’t hit a 1-iron.”).

    EMail – tmaskil@mfec.com

  • Mike Thome

    Mike Thome

    Working with different personalities is what I enjoy most! Away from work, I enjoy riding horses and playing golf. Community Involvement: Rotary Club 13, Weston Lodge, Abdullah Shrine, SMPS, SAME

    Movie Star most likely to portray me: John Wayne – “Whoa, take ‘er easy there, Pilgrim”. (nuff said)

    EMail – mthome@mfec.com

  • April Halling

    April Halling

    My most memorable work experience was competing in a sandcastle competition in Galveston, TX.
    Biggest Fear: Snakes and Heights.
    Bucket List: Zip-Line through a tropical rainforest. It will help me overcome my fear of heights while keeping me away from those pesky snakes.

    EMail – ahalling@mfec.com

  • Elizabeth Hargrave

    Elizabeth Hargrave

    I love the variety that engineering brings because every project is so different.

    Community Involvement: MSPE, Bass Pro Fitness Festival Volunteer, Math Counts Volunteer.
    Bucket List: Travel more – Italy, Greece, Alaska, etc…

    EMail – ehargrave@mfec.com

  • Travis Payne

    Travis Payne

    I enjoy the flexibility of working at MFEC, I travel frequently for one of our biggest clients (Wal-Mart), and sometimes have to alter my schedule due to traveling.
    Most Memorable Moment: When I was 12 yrs old, my grandfather took me to a Chicago Cubs game and kids clinic where I met Sammy Sosa, Mark Grace, and Ryne Sandberg.

    People describe me as: Very outgoing and funny…the Don Knotts of my generation.

    EMail – tpayne@mfec.com

  • Joe O’Malley

    Joe O’Malley

    I continually strive for improvement, both professionally and personally. After 28 years in the industry – I still work towards the best product I can deliver. I enjoy both work and play and enjoy church and jamming out with friends on occasion. Most memorable work place experience: Active duty in the U.S. Air Force.

    EMail – jomalley@mfec.com

  • Brian Clark

    Brian Clark

    I enjoy a challenge, and the satisfaction I get from managing diverse projects is rewarding!
    Clients Say: “We can tell Brian thoroughly enjoys what he does. The quality of work and the level of communication and service he provides is matchless!”
    Notable Achievement: PE registration and a few marquee projects including a 600,000 SF hospital and several large laboratory projects.

    EMail – bclark@mfec.com

  • Anthony Beier

    Anthony Beier

    It amazes me to look at a building that I designed after construction is complete. I always get a great feeling of pride and accomplishment. Originally From: Iowa. Favorite Past Time: Spending time with my new grandson, my wife and two children.

    EMail – abeier@mfec.com

  • Scott VanDoren

    Scott VanDoren

    I enjoy the diversity working at MFEC provides – from design of to commissioning systems and finally turning over a well designed and operable building to the client.
    Accomplishments: Registered PE, Certified Building Commissioning Professional.
    Affiliations: ASHRA, AEE, Volunteer at Ozark Food Harvest.

    Originally From: Rolla, Missouri.

    EMail – svandoren@mfec.com

  • Mitchell Stockton

    Mitchell Stockton

    Working at MFEC is great! The work ethic here is flexible, supportive, friendly and imaginative.
    Described As: Comical, has fun in any circumstance and ALWAYS meets deadlines.
    Memorable Childhood Experience: 15 stitches and a wrecked bike.

    Movie Star Most Likely to Portray Me: Jim Carey

    EMail – mstockton@mfec.com

  • Brad Krier

    Brad Krier

    Notable Achievements: Designed tallest building in Lenexa, Kansas and largest solar powered electrical system in Missouri. Favorite SPAM Subject Line: Are you underpaid?
    Originally From: Wichita, Kansas.

    Clients Say: “Brad always responds quickly, pays attention to detail and is a pleasure to work with.”

    EMail – bkrier@mfec.com

  • Amy Trisler

    Amy Trisler

    What does it mean to be an office manager at MFEC? It means I multi-task! I can do it all from getting time-critical project specifications out the door, assist with marketing, and I even deliver the plans to clients. Some people joke and call me the “Gate-Keeper” because I am the first face you’ll see at MFEC. ”

    EMail – atrisler@mfec.com

  • Brian Hentz

    Brian Hentz

    Favorite quote: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”- Michael Jordan. Bucket list: Witness the St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup.

    Worked on a net zero capable design.

    EMail – bhentz@mfec.com

  • Colin Powers

    Colin Powers

    Bucket list: Climb mount Fuji, practice karate in Okinawa. People describe me as: Hard working and fun. Favorite Pastime: Okinawan Go Jyu Ryu Karate.

    EMail – cpowers@mfec.com

  • Brandon Frey

    Brandon Frey

    Experience in design and coordination of building systems, communication with clients and colleagues, energy modeling and analysis, construction of commercial buildings, and management of EIT.

    EMail – bfrey@mfec.com

  • Tyler Enserro

    Tyler Enserro

    Is working to build REVIT families at MFEC. Supports retail, education, and prototypical project designs. New Springfield resident. Enjoys playing golf.

    EMail – tenserro@mfec.com

  • Todd Wicker

    Todd Wicker

    Licensed P.E. in Kansas. Self-starter mechanical engineer.
    Hobbies include cars, computers and never ending home maintenance!

    EMail – twicker@mfec.com

  • Chase Bretches

    Chase Bretches

    Versed in Revit MEP, and AutoCAD, Chase completes mechanical and electrical engineering for the firms’ retail initiatives. A sure shot -his KSTATE team finished 2nd at Nationals for Division II trapshooting. Also likes country music.

    EMail – cbretches@mfec.com

  • Keith Hammerschmidt

    Keith Hammerschmidt

    Versed in Revit MEP, and AutoCAD, Keith works primarily on mechanical, electrical, and energy modeling for the firms’ education, healthcare and retail initiatives. Keith has an easy going personality, but a stong work ethic making him a client favorite.  “Keith is always responsive, moves the project right along and I never have to worry about meeting a deadline when Keith is involved.” Jeff DeGasperi

    EMail – khammerschmidt@mfec.com

  • Meghan Kapeller

    Meghan Kapeller

    A recent graduate from K-State, Meghan joined MFEC as a Design Engineer. With an emphasis on Mechanical, Electrical and Building Communication Systems, she is currently working on HVAC systems for retail projects. Outside of the office, you can find Meghan watching the Chicago Blackhawks, swimming, wake boarding, golfing…anything that involves the sports or the outdoors! She hopes to one day get her pilots license. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” –Albert Einstein
    Email: mkapeller@mfec.com

  • Nyssa Brockhoff

    Nyssa Brockhoff

    Nyssa stays busy working on several of our firm’s prototypical retail projects as the Design Engineer. As an E.I.T. and LEED certified professional, her skills include Revit MEP and AutoCAD. A notable accomplishment includes competing with the Missouri S&T Solar House team in 2013. Clients describe Nyssa as professional, respectful and a hard worker. “Life is hard. After all it kills you.” –Katharine Hepburn
    Email: nbrockhoff@mfec.com

  • Joe Maness

    Joe Maness

    Mainly focusing on educational and office building renovation projects, Joe works with a wide range of systems which includes VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow). Known for meeting deadlines in a timely matter for the firm, he makes time outside the office for golf. An All-State golfer for K-State, his most memorable moment was the first time beating his father in golf at Pebble Beach. Needless to say, Joe hopes to travel overseas one day and play golf.
    Email: jmaness@mfec.com

  • Melinda Thurston

    Melinda Thurston

    With over 15 years of experience in Marketing, my passion is achieving set forth goals. As Director of Marketing for MFEC, my responsibility is to develop and execute a marketing, communications and business development strategy to gain exposure for the firm and drive results. Crossing the finish line at the Rock n’ Roll Seattle Marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was a moment I won’t forget. People often describe me as someone who never meets a stranger. “Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.” –Oscar Wilde
    Email: mthurston@mfec.com

  • Ben Noe

    Ben Noe

    Ben is a graduate of K-State with an Architectural Engineering degree and brings firm experience in MEP Systems Design. People describe Ben as kind, trustworthy and easy going. His favorite past time is golf, K-State football, time with family and traveling. On his bucket list is hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. We have confidence Ben will accomplish everything he sets his mind to, especially, since he has already backpacked across the Grand Canyon and hiked to the top of Mt. Elbert. We are just glad Ben hiked his way to MFEC!

    Email: bnoe@mfec.com

  • Martin Mixon

    Martin Mixon

    Martin came to MFEC with experience as a dedicated engineer on $100+ million dollar project. He specializes in design power, lighting and specialty systems for manufacturing, commercial and mission critical facilities. Martin just recently purchased his first home in March and he loves to travel. Visiting Denmark in 2011 is a moment he won’t forget.

    Martin’s favorite quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” -Mahatma Gandhi

    Email: mmixon@mfec.com

  • Jason Reynolds

    Jason Reynolds

    A K-State graduate with a BS in Architectural Engineering, Jason is a licensed Professional Engineer. Jason enjoys having a hand in each phase of the project from schematic design through to completion in construction administration. Building relationships is where Jason finds real fulfillment in the process.  Jason system design experience is diverse making him a valuable asset to the team, but his favorite is lighting. Jason loves all things KC! The Royals, Chiefs and of course great craft beer and exceptional barbeque. His most memorable moment was the birth of his daughter, Lydia.  Favorite quote: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” -Jim Elliot

    Email: jreynolds@mfec.com

  • Angel Williams

    Angel Williams

    As the Office Manager for the Overland Park location, Angel handles general office duties. Routing calls and scheduling lunch n’ learns. She also assists Engineers by formatting specifications and subsequent document delivery and shipping of drawings. Her most memorable moment was at the age of seven when her dad tried to teach her how to water ski by riding on his back…while he skied! Favorite pastimes includes: fishing, reading and spending time with her 3 children. One day, she hopes to travel coast to coast via her husband’s motorcycle.

    Email: awilliams@mfec.com

  • TJ Leonard

    TJ Leonard

    A Pittsburgh State graduate, TJ graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Millwork. He is finishing up his Masters of Science with an emphasis in Construction Management Technology. He served 5 years as a builder in the Kansas Air National Guard. He enjoys running and plans to run a marathon soon, build his own workshop and travel abroad. Favorite quote: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on to them to do the same.” Ronald Regan

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