Happy Fall Season to You! Welcome to Transtech Engineers' 2019 Fall Newsletter. We are excited to share with you what our team has been up to these past few months and what we have coming up! If you missed our previous Newsletters, you can check them out here:

Cal Poly Pomona's Transtech Engineers Scholarship Program
In honor of our 30th year in business, we wanted to give back and leave an everlasting legacy for young adults in the STEM field. We are very proud to announce that we have partnered with Cal Poly Pomona and have created the Transtech Engineers Scholarship Program. As the 2019 Fall Semester rolled out this past August, five students were awarded $3,000 each. We congratulate the 2019 scholarship award recipients, Civil Engineering students Kevin Gutierrez, Esther Kala, Johnny Baradii, Leonardo Martinez, and Edward Clay, all whom are set to graduate in Spring 2020. The scholarship will be annually given to five students in the Civil Engineering Department who have a 3.0 GPA or higher and have completed at least 2 years of their major. This gift was inspired in part by the team members and interns who attended Cal Poly Pomona. The education and skills gained through a polytechnic education at Cal Poly Pomona have proven to be a valuable asset to our company. We wanted to show our appreciation by supporting the next generation of engineers for many years to come! If you or someone you know is in the Civil Engineering Program at Cal Poly Pomona and is interested to learn more about the scholarship, you can contact us at info@transtech.org and we would be happy to connect you with the university.
Concerts in the Park
Summer came and brought with it one of the most anticipated traditions, the Summer Concert Series. As part of our Community Benefit Enhancement (CBE) program that includes community service, the Transtech team participated in the fun and hosted an interactive booth with treats and games for attendees. The Concerts in the Park events are free concerts hosted by various cities during warm summer nights that combine entertainment with a small-town feel! 
CALBO Education Week
Each fall, the CALBO Training Institute hosts Education Weeks throughout the golden state to provide continuing education for California Building Departments across the state. Transtech is an active member of CALBO and one of our team members, Ayla Jefferson, was recently appointed to the CALBO State Licensing Committee for a 2-year term. Our team attended the Training Institute; it was a great event that brought thousands together under one roof for code updates and discussions for promoting public health and safety in building construction through legislation, education, and building code development.
2019 ITE Western District Annual Meeting
Transtech team members, Jana Robbins and Karen Vigil, attended the 2019 ITE Western District Annual Meeting during the summer in the City of Monterey! The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is a professional society of more than 15,000 transportation engineers, planners, and other professionals that is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of people on the streets, hi ghways, and transit systems. Our team attends this event every year to gain industry knowledge. By attending the seminars and exchanging opinions, ideas, techniques, and research on the current trends in active transportation, new development of traffic engineering standards, and recommended practice procedures, our team can better support our Clients.
Who are the Faces Behind Transtech?
In every newsletter we like to take the opportunity to introduce you to some of our team members so you can get to know the hardworking faces behind the Transtech team!
Dave Mlynarski is one of our Principal Partners at Transtech. His work experience includes project entitlements, the design & construction management for master planned communities: commercial, industrial, and residential developments, as well as major transportation and public water infrastructure projects. Previously, Dave worked as a City Planner in both San Bernardino & Los Angeles Counties. Dave is actively involved in the community and currently serves on the San Bernardino Municipal Water Board. He is a past member of the San Bernardino County Solid Waste Advisory Task Force, Vice-Chairman San Bernardino Board of Building Commission, & Chairman San Bernardino Franchise Board. Dave was also the Chief Financial Officer for the Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corporation and has also served on the Baldy View Chapter of the Building Industry of Southern California as a past Executive Board Member. He will be returning on the 2020 Board of Directors. Dave and his wife Yu Hwa have raised 6 children and are proud of their four grandchildren. “Our blended Asian-American family truly represents the unique character of the growing and evolving ‘east-valley’ of the Inland Empire”. Dave, Yu, and their family have donated their time and financial support to many local community organizations and educational institutions such as The Assistance League of San Bernardino, Santa Claus Inc., Cal State University, San Bernardino Literacy Center, San Bernardino Youth Soccer Organizations, Mary’s Mercy Center, San Bernardino County Job Core, Hope Through Housing Foundation, and many more.

Jana Robbins started at Transtech while she was a student in college at Cal Poly. She has now been with Transtech for over 25 years working and leading our Transportation Department! Jana is a licensed Professional Transportation Planner and part of the first group of professionals in the nation to receive and obtain a Road Safety Professional (RSP) certification. She manages and coordinates traffic related requests for our client cities including attending and facilitating Traffic Commissions. Jana is an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and frequently attends seminars, conferences, and workshops regarding Traffic Engineering to stay up to date in the traffic world with the new wave of active transportation being at the forefront of the industry. She works directly with city staff in the departments of public works, planning, engineering and community development. Jana is an avid tennis fan, traveling to Kansas to watch her daughter play tennis at University. She also likes to camp with her family, enjoying trips to the desert and beach. She lives with her husband, daughter (who is away at college), and two sons, one pursuing criminal justice, and the other working as a building inspector. 
Bob Carlisle is the manager of Transtech’s Big Bear Lake office. He has been providing custom homes designs, additions, and remodels in the mountain area for over 35 years. Bob has worked for Transtech since 1997 and provides building designs, land surveys, civil engineering designs, topographical site plans, grading plans, sewer & water plans, and street improvement plans for the mountain communities. He has worked under the direction of numerous Civil Engineers over the years and enjoys his work immensely. He also works with the local Architects in the mountain community providing them with land surveys, topographical site plans, and grading plans. He has worked with all of the municipalities in Big Bear over the years and is very familiar with the CBC-codes for buildings. He works closely under the direction of Transtech’s Civil Engineers from their San Bernardino office. When Bob is off duty, he enjoys playing the acoustic guitar, photography, and building his new HO train layout in his garage. He has been married to Patrice for 28 glorious years with a wonderful son, Preston, whom he is very proud of.
Jeffrey Kao is a licensed professional civil engineer with a masters in structural engineering. He holds many ICC certifications including the title of CBO, as well as being CASp certified. With a broad knowledge of building and safety operations and over 20 years of experience in the industry, he is responsible for examination and approval of architectural and structural plans submitted to municipalities for a wide variety of projects ranging from small residential additions to large, multi-story commercial and industrial facilities. He provides necessary code interpretations and coordinates with agency staff, departments, and applicants on building and safety related issues, as well as conducting grading and NPDES plan reviews, code interpretations, and resolving code related construction and plan check problems. You may see Jeffrey at various cities conducting over-the-counter plan check as Deputy Building Official/Plans Examiner. Something you may not know about Jeffrey is that he is fluent in Chinese Mandarin, and he enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and their two young children. 
Thank you for tuning in to our newsletter! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did in creating it and sharing a little of what we have been up to!
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