Team Member Categories AllProject ManagersProject EngineersSuperintendentsMarketing & Business DevelopmentAccounting, IT, and AdministrationSafety / ShopEstimatorsManagement Carl Barrett Carl Barrett PresidentWith Otto Since: 1993 Like many at Otto Construction, Carl worked his way up the ladder (pun intended). Now as President, he ensures everyone has a fulfilling experience working with or for Otto, leaving them wanting more. Despite being the leader of a Northern California company, he remains a loyal LA Dodgers and Rams fan, but still shows his local pride as he cheers for the Sacramento Kings. Carl and his wife enjoy traveling to tropical destinations, and walking their two dogs, Gracie and Buddy. Allison Otto Allison Otto Vice PresidentWith Otto Since: 2000 Allison, Vice President, is responsible for managing the process of acquiring new business and maintaining client relations. She takes pride in seeing that everyone at Otto Construction is carrying forth the Otto Way – honesty, integrity and compassion for others. Allison has a passion for the outdoors and loves to travel, and one day wants to head to the airport and hop on the next flight out – wherever that may be! But don’t worry…her ticket will be round trip! Carol Otto Carol Otto Board SecretaryWith Otto Since: 1980 Carol is the proud owner of Otto Construction and represents the 2nd generation of the Otto Family. She attributes the success and strength of the Otto Way to all the dedicated employees. She cheers on our team at groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, project milestones, and everything in between. Carol enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Elease Terry Elease Terry Vice President / FinanceWith Otto Since: 2009 As the VP/Finance Elease’s top responsibility is to oversee the company’s financial health. If you can’t find her in the office, she is probably cheering for her daughters as they compete in Cross Country or Track and Field. For the most part Elease enjoys indoor activities such as going to the gym or shopping, entertaining friends at home and playing board games with the family. She also Loves Lucy and is a collector of all things Lucille Ball. John Hayward John Hayward Operations ManagerWith Otto Since: 1988 There is no short way of describing the plethora of responsibilities John handles, but his primary function is directing the day-to-day happenings of our Operations Department. He especially enjoys recruiting Project Managers and Project Engineers, and loves being a mentor and using his years of construction experience to help them develop their talents. Even during his time off John has no free time, between coaching or attending his four kid’s sporting events – football, soccer, water polo, basketball, volleyball, and swimming- and playing softball himself, he still finds time to spend with his dogs, cats, goats, sheep … and Sebastian the llama. Robert Ussery Robert Ussery General SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 1990 Robert started his career at Otto as an Apprentice Carpenter, steadily advancing to Foreman, Superintendent, and is now the General Superintendent. In his current position he supervises the Operations Department from the field perspective. He also plays a vital role on the management team, the safety committee, and the business development committee. In his limited spare time he runs half marathons and spends time with his family. Even though he cheers for the Yankees and Cowboys, Otto Construction is lucky to have him on the team. Natalie Ghilain Natalie Ghilain Chief EstimatorWith Otto Since: 1999 As Chief Estimator, Natalie leads the project team during preconstruction and handles bidding, constructability reviews and value engineering, ensuring that project stakeholders get the best possible value. You’ll have a tough time trying to keep up with Natalie outside of work because she is constantly on the move swimming, biking, running, or traveling. However, she does enjoy relaxing with a crossword puzzle, perfecting her musical skills while playing the piano or drums, and even catching up with friends over nachos. Rick Valine, P.E. Rick Valine, P.E. Senior EstimatorWith Otto Since: 1997 Rick, one of Otto’s Sr. Estimators, uses his background in carpentry and engineering (licensed Civil Engineer) to be thorough in quantity take-offs and precise with his estimates. He thrives in working in a team environment and enjoys the challenge of estimating diverse project types. Rick is an avid bicyclist and rides his bike to work 95% of the time. He won’t hesitate to tease those around him for not being as active, but would welcome the company any time. Not many know this but Rick was a star baseball player coming out of high school and is a baseball history junkie! Kevin Halfhill Kevin Halfhill EstimatorWith Otto Since: 2011 Kevin’s responsibilities as an Estimator include working on hard bid jobs and design build projects. Whether in his professional or personal life, Kevin has always enjoyed being part of a collaborative team, and does his best to understand and address everyone’s project goals. As a former football star for Weber State University, Kevin is no stranger to pressure and for him, bid day is game day. Born and raised in Sacramento, you will usually find Kevin rooting for one of three Northern California teams – Kings, Giants, or 49ers – or enjoying the region’s many biking and hiking trails. Elliott Disney Elliott Disney EstimatorWith Otto Since: 2016 New to Otto, but not to the construction industry, Elliott joins us with nearly 15 years of experience, mostly centered around mechanical applications. Jumping right into the mix of things, he is comfortable with anything you can throw his way. Having played organized sports most of his life, soccer and rugby, he brings a motivational attitude to any team he works with. When Elliott is not working to develop business relationships, he enjoys anything and everything outdoors including being an avid cyclist, hiker and trail runner. He and his wife look forward to planting roots in the Sacramento area with their adorable puppy Coraline. Mike Rush Mike Rush EstimatorWith Otto Since: 2017 As an Estimator, Mike works with trade partners during preconstruction to produce accurate estimates for new projects. Every day he kicks his shoes off and gets right to work with the rest of the Estimating Department to develop strategies and plans for upcoming projects. Outside of work, if he isn’t spending his spare time with his daughters, Mike is working on his hot rod or riding his motorcycle. Megan Blackwell Megan Blackwell Marketing ManagerWith Otto Since: 2016 Megan joins Otto as the Marketing Manager and is new to the construction industry. She spent the last 10 years in marketing for state associations. So far, she loves working with the awesome Otto team. When she’s not creating awesome proposals or promoting the Otto brand, you can find her sweating it out on a bike at TEAMride, drinking wine with friends, or on a weekend adventure. Despite her boss’ alma mater, she is a proud Oregon Duck and looks forward to beating USC every fall. Angel Naranjo Angel Naranjo Marketing AssociateWith Otto Since: 2012 As Marketing Associate, Angel spends his days testing his creative limits and striving to write the next winning proposal. He assists the department in creating promotional material for use within and outside the company, and loves finding new ways to make Otto shine. A supporter of all things local, Angel is always willing to go the extra mile to contribute to his community. When he’s not in his office, you can find him taking pictures of his food in a nearby restaurant, exploring the downtown grid, or working up a sweat at the gym. Jackie Senf, CPP Jackie Senf, CPP Accounting ManagerWith Otto Since: 2009 As the Accounting Manager, one of Jackie’s weekly responsibilities is to make sure everyone gets paid, but her responsibilities don’t end there. She also monitors and maintains the daily cash flow, fixed assets, and prepaid expenses, as well as month-end close and Human Resources. Jackie values her family over everything, and enjoys camping, riding quads, and cheering for the Chicago Bears with her husband and their son. Jackie is currently a student at Folsom Lake College and hopes to attend Sacramento State one day. Courtney Johnson Courtney Johnson Senior Project AccountantWith Otto Since: 2009 As a Senior Project Accountant, Courtney makes sure owners are billed and subs are paid. Despite what you may think, no two days are alike in the accounting world. Every day brings new challenges, but knowing her hard work is appreciated and valued motivates her to do her best and help her teammates succeed in their tasks as well. Courtney is a homebody. She enjoys being home and spending time with her kids or looking for inspiration on Pinterest for her next baking challenge. Luckily, she is always happy to share he delicious cakes, pies, and various baked goods with her coworkers. Courtney is also a huge SF Giants fan and even named her Rottweiler after Buster Posey. Justine Golden Justine Golden Senior Project AccountantWith Otto Since: 2013 As a Senior Project Accountant, Justine makes sure Otto’s overhead bills are paid and monitors the compliance and payments of our subcontractors. She spends most of her time in the office, but still looks for opportunities to visit the teams in the field and see the project’s physical progress. Justine works hard and plays hard, so when she isn’t in the office she takes day trips to the Bay with her fiancée and two kids, goes camping or cheers loud and proud at her son’s t-ball games. (Yes, she is THAT mom and not ashamed to admit it.) Nicole Marenco Nicole Marenco Project AccountantWith Otto Since: 2016 As a Project Accountant, Nicole processes owner and subcontractor billings, and makes sure people get paid promptly! She loves the subcontractor interaction and working with our amazing project teams on a variety of projects. When she is out of the office, Nicole is probably following the sound of crashing waves towards the nearest beach with a cup of coffee in hand. Although she enjoys a good thrill, like winning a Roller Skating National Championship, she thinks organizing and crafting can be just as fun. However, nothing beats family time and watching her baby girl explore the world around her and learn new things each day. Kim DeCaire Kim DeCaire Project AccountantWith Otto Since: 2016 As a Project Accountant, Kim reviews project expenses, processes owner and subcontractor billings and ensures they are in compliance with labor and insurance requirements. She enjoys working with various project teams and appreciates the various forms of training and career advancement options Otto offers. When she is not at work, Kim enjoys exploring Northern California, camping and watching Law and Order SUV with her husband and their dog Ellie. Even though she loves California, Kim is a proud New Yorker and loyal Buffalo Bills fan. Joshua Oehler Joshua Oehler Senior Contract AdministratorWith Otto Since: 2010 Joshua is Otto Construction’s contracts specialist. He eats, sleeps, and dreams about preparing and reviewing contracts. Ok, this might be a stretch, but Joshua knows contract language inside and out. He also builds and customizes reports for our Accounting software. Outside of work, Joshua is an avid photographer, a sucker for science fiction and theoretical physics, and enjoys art house cinema. He is also a proud 3rd generation Sacramento native. Darlene Jones Darlene Jones Sacramento ReceptionistWith Otto Since: 2014 Darlene has a smile that can light up any room and greets everyone who walks through our doors with a sweet, gentle voice. As the main office Receptionist, Darlene has the awesome opportunity to interact with all walks of life and works closely with the Accounting and IT Departments. When not at her desk, Darlene enjoys hiking with friends to Horsetail Falls, power walks, great books, and perfecting her creative culinary side. Monica Mays Monica Mays Administrative AssistantWith Otto Since: 2014 Monica, our Administrative Assistant in Monterey, does much more than answer phones and greet visitors – she assists with project specific paperwork and ties up loose ends left by Project Managers and Superintendents! She also works with the Accounting Department on various tasks. Monica takes pride in keeping a tidy office, but you should see her garden. Spectacular! She spends much of her free time tending to her variety of home grown plants and vegetables or searching for the perfect wine to complement her harvest. Andy Adsetts Andy Adsetts IT DirectorWith Otto Since: 2016 As IT Director, Andy is responsible for all things technological at Otto Construction. He provides both the strategic oversight for how Otto can implement new technologies to improve efficiencies and effectiveness, as well as managing the many systems that support the entire organization, both in our offices as well as our field staff and jobsites. Andy has worked in IT for almost 20 years, and enjoys the daily challenges that it brings. With his British roots, he still talks kind-of funny and can’t spell ‘color’ correctly, but he’s finally come around on celebrating July 4th. Outside of work, Andy is the proud father of two girls who ensure he doesn’t get much in the way of downtime or relaxation. Mike Weitsen Mike Weitsen IT ManagerWith Otto Since: 2005 As the IT Manager, Mike spends his time maintaining Otto’s expansive Local and Wide area Networks, it’s mobile and landline phone systems, and security systems. Mike can also be found supporting the company in other ways, from helping with bid day to even manning the reception desk in a pinch. After work, Mike is one of the Otto’s most fanatical softball players within the organization: He plays 3-4 league nights a week, assists running one of Sacramento’s premier E-Comp Men’s teams and plays 40 and over tournaments himself once a month. His mind continues to try telling his body he’s still 23 years old (which may or may not be a few decades off). Rusty Phillips Rusty Phillips Sr. Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2003 Rusty is in charge of the overall administration of a project, including tracking its financials and supporting the field staff. He always promotes a collaborative team spirit between those he works with and those he works for. Like most people in construction, Rusty is a true outdoorsman especially when it comes to hunting and fishing. As for sports, he is a loyal Giants, Warriors, and 49ers fan. Jose Carrasco Jose Carrasco Sr. Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 1998 As Project Manager Jose deals with Owners, Architects, Engineers, subcontractors, and vendors during all phases of construction. Whether he is writing a subcontract, reviewing billings or participating in weekly meetings with the owner, you will always see a smile on his face. Never short on words, Jose is excellent at building relationships and drawing people in from all over Northern California with his infectious laugh. His afternoons are usually determined by the dog, which often results in a walk in the park along with his wife. Sometimes they like to shake things up and even go for a bike ride on the weekend. Jose loves spending time with his family, which most of the time involves traveling, or watching an occasional soccer or football game. Steve Van Someren Steve Van Someren Sr. Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 1995 As one of Otto’s Sr. Project Managers, Steve has extensive experience with project scheduling, negotiating contracts, and overseeing all aspects of a project while working closely with the owner and design team. Steve’s favorite part of a project is the sense of satisfaction he feels when handing over the keys to a brand new building that he was able see go from a dream on paper to a reality. However, a day on the golf course with clients can be just as enjoyable. Even on his free time, Steve still thinks about construction while he volunteers for the Carpenter’s Apprentice Training Committee, now there’s someone that loves what he does! When he finally gets away from construction, it’s to enjoy fine dining and wine (making it and tasting it). He is even a member of the Lodi Area Vintner’s Association (LAVA). Melissa Barrenchea Melissa Barrenchea Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2006 Like her coworkers, Melissa does business in an open, honest and collaborative way. She appreciates the opportunity to work closely with clients, subs and architects, and does all she can to ensure the project is delivered to the satisfaction of the client. Outside of work Melissa is a busy mom of two adorable boys, and a loving wife. She values the time she gets to spend friends, and especially enjoys camping and attending baseball games with the family. Zachary Banner Zachary Banner Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2000 Zach has been in construction most of his life, first working for his father’s excavation business while growing up in Southern California and now as a Project Manager with Otto. Working closely with the Superintendent, he understands the importance of good teamwork and communication in order to keep a project moving forward. Outside of work, Zach is heavily involved in his kids’ sporting activities and coaching all three in soccer. When it’s time to unwind, they go camping, skiing, or visiting his wife’s family dairy farm in Vermont that has been in business since the 1780s. Mark Hopkins Mark Hopkins Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2010 Mark oversees scheduling, subcontracts, billings, and conducts owner-architect meetings. He enjoys the fact that no two days are alike on a project, and not all projects are the same, but when all is done the sense of satisfaction is all too familiar. Outside of work, if he isn’t watching a 49er game, you can find Mark fishing, dirt bike riding, or camping with his wife and daughter. John Vorwerck John Vorwerck Sr. Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2012 John doesn’t always like to focus on his own responsibilities here at Otto. Instead, he boasts about the decades of good relationships that Otto Construction has formed with our clients, subcontractors, and architects, and how these relationships provide a solid foundation for us to continue a tradition of honest and fair business practices. John, too, enjoys the outdoors and exploring new sites in his RV and goes boating at local lakes. And please don’t hold it against him, but John has been a Dallas Cowboys fan for many years! John Garayalde John Garayalde Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2010 Despite his experience developing schedules, cost estimates and managing risks, John is always willing to learn from others. Being as friendly as he is, John is able to build and maintain his working relationships with architects and owners even long after the project is complete. Instead of extreme sports and the rugged outdoors, he enjoys hanging out at home with his wife watching movies, strolling through downtown Monterey and Point Lobos, or just having a good time with friends and family. He does, however, travel to Stinson Beach every summer, and hopes to one day travel to Basque Country and learn more about his heritage. Mark Foltz Mark Foltz Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2002 Mark is the champion of Otto Construction’s Special Projects division and is a high-energy guy. He lives by the motto “No project too small, No project too big” and gets his hands on just about everything. He estimates, he negotiates, and I’m sure he’d even strap on the tool belt (if we’d let him!). Not many know that Mark has a fondness for wine tasting and might even belong to a few wine clubs. He plays the guitar and likes to draw, charcoal and pencil, in his free time. Nick Julo Nick Julo Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2014 Nick loves knowing that he is helping build something that will stand as physical evidence of his hard work for many years to come. Whether he’s dealing with project coordination, subcontractor negotiations or budget control, being part of a team and working together makes the daily challenges of any project worthwhile. New to the state of California, Nick takes advantage of his time off to explore its many natural wonders. He enjoys taking in baseball and football games with friends and family, BBQ-ing, or taking time to relax while watching a movie or listening to good music. Tom Edwards Tom Edwards Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2006 In his current position at Otto Construction, Tom considers himself document central – billings, subcontracts, submittals, meeting minutes, RFI’s…it never ends. He loves that his responsibilities differ every day and really enjoys working with all the Otto employees. Tom is an avid golfer who claims he can’t be beaten and is willing to take on a challenge any time, any where, any course! If you can’t find him on the course, you might find him barbequing and hanging out with family and friends. Cesar Chavez Cesar Chavez Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2008 Cesar is well experienced in drafting subcontracts, reviewing submittals, writing RFIs, updating schedules, and working with Superintendents as a part of the overall project management. He admits that he thrives in an environment in which co-workers motivate him to work harder and reach the next level. Cesar loves going to music concerts and attending Sacramento Republic FC games. It’s no wonder that his favorite sport is soccer…or should we say ‘Futbol’ ! John Cormier John Cormier Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2015 As a Project Manager for Job Order Contracts and Task Order Construction Agreements for several CSU campuses, John is always on the move. He appreciates a strong company culture and employees that embrace and emulate those values. John enjoys living a healthy lifestyle at home with his wife and their dog. He continually demonstrates his strength and ability participating in several fitness competitions and triathlons throughout the year, making him one of Otto’s few Ironmen. Fun fact: John was born on a US Air Force Base in South Korea and loves Spam (the kind you eat, not the one in your inbox). Bill Ranalla Bill Ranalla Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2016 As a Project Manager Bill handles the overall management of projects, bridging the gap between design and construction. He works hard to build an environment that will serve the client’s needs, and receives great joy from exceeding their expectations. Outside of work Bill is known to be an artist, sportsman and foodie spending his free time writing and playing music, skiing, fly fishing, or cycling. Rick Deaver Rick Deaver Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2016 As Project Manager, Rick is working on projects under our Job Order Contracts and the Task Oder Contract Agreement (TO-CA). Having to manage multiple smaller projects at the same time requires a collaborative team, which he is grateful to be a part of. Outside of work Rick has kept an active lifestyle and nurtured his passion for baseball. Go Giants! In his younger days he played softball for 15 years in an all-Asian slow pitch team and traveled throughout the state. He passed on his passion for sports and fitness to his children, leading his youngest son to make the “Winter Wipeout” finals and returning as an All-Star. Shelley Niedernhofer Brian Terra Brian Terra Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2006 From mobilization to final punch list items, Brian is involved throughout the project working on schedules and ensuring site safety and quality control. He is driven by the satisfaction of knowing his hard work will result in a finished product that will bring smiles and pride to the entire team. Outside the safety of his job site, Brian is a real daredevil when it comes to water sports and enjoys the thrills of boating, skiing, and kayaking. He was even a competitive boat drag racer for 10 years! Kurt Killian Kurt Killian Senior Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2000 Kurt spends his days working with the owners to understand their needs and the end product they are expecting , working with the architect and engineers to help them understand our needs in the field , and working with our subs to create the best product. He is also in charge of keeping the project on schedule, overseeing quality control and making sure everyone is working in a safe manner. On the weekends you can catch Kurt and his wife on a motorcycle ride through wine country and down the coast or hiking up the nearest mountain range or through the deepest canyons. Alex Carl Alex Carl Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2008 Since joining Otto Construction in 2008, Alex has held positions of increasing levels of responsibility, including: Project Engineer, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. In his current role as Superintendent, Alex’s responsibilities include quality control, safety compliance, developing and maintaining project schedules, and coordinating all phases of construction. Alex is local to Sacramento and grew up in Carmichael where he attended Jesuit High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona. On his free time, he enjoys craft brewing, fishing/ hunting, and spending time with his wife, spoiled dog, and 7 chickens. Tim Wolfe Tim Wolfe Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 1991 As Tim puts it, his job is to make a stable surface for our clients to walk on, and getting projects out of the mud and onto solid ground. As the leader of Otto’s concrete team, Tim is constantly moving from job to job facing new challenges and tight schedules while providing a high quality product that he can be proud of. When he is not ankle-deep in concrete, Tim likes to spend his time restoring vintage cars and hanging out with family and friends. Brian Harp Brian Harp Senior Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2013 Brian is always looking for ways to keep the momentum going on the job site and the team motivated. From day one he has appreciated the warm, friendly welcome of the family-like environment he found at Otto. Brian is currently working in Monterey, but is a lifetime resident of Sacramento and lives four houses down from his childhood home with his wife, two kids, and their dog. Brian regularly volunteers at his kid’s school, unless they are setting sail on a cruise ship towards a new adventure. Forrest Stuckey Forrest Stuckey Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2011 As a Project Superintendent, Forrest maintains a busy and productive jobsite with an emphasis on teamwork while focusing on the four main concerns: maintaining the project schedule, meeting client expectations, subcontractor coordination and project safety. Ever the busy beaver, and to the chagrin of his lovely wife (his words), Forrest spends his downtime working around his home on any one of numerous home improvement projects. Tim Crutchley Tim Crutchley Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 1987 Tim knows he will face challenges – big or small – on every job, but realized that the more difficult a project is means the sense of satisfaction will be greater when the project is complete. With five daughters, five granddaughters and two grandsons, his coordinating skills come in handy when scheduling time to go boating with the family, working around the house with his dogs, or taking personal time for power lifting. Fun fact: at 59 years old he holds both the State and American records in two different power lifting federations! Tim would prefer no one else to share his success with than his best friend and wife of more than three decades, Paige. Juan Cervantes Juan Cervantes Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2011 After more than 21 years of experience in the construction industry, Juan still brings a focused and hard-working attitude to every project. Having worked on projects of all sizes, Juan has been able to refine and enhance his skills over the years, allowing to provide his projects with a better quality of service. Juan is a family man, so his spare time is spent with them at home or going on camping and fishing trips. Kenny Padilla Kenny Padilla Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2010 As Superintendent, Kenny strives to make sure his projects are running smoothly and on time. He builds relationships with the crews on site as well as with the owner and owner representatives. Kenny is equally as busy trying to keep up with his wife and three daughters and their various school activities and projects. When he’s not spending time with his family, he’s tuning in to the latest NASCAR race or off somewhere hunting or fishing. Ron Chesshire Ron Chesshire Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2003 Ron’s main goal as Superintendent is facilitating every project in a cost effective and time efficient manner. He loves nothing more than the smell of saw dust and the sound of screw guns in the morning, because that means progress. A proud family man, you can catch up with Ron at his daughter’s softball tournaments or playing ball with his kids. When it comes to the outdoors Ron enjoys golfing, fishing, and throwing horse shoes. His love of BBQ-ing makes him confident that he can go head to head against the best, and waits for his opportunity to teach Bobby Flay a thing or two. Ryan Millington Ryan Millington Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2010 As a Superintendent, Ryan spends his days overseeing all phases of construction from planning and design, to completion. He makes sure projects are completed on schedule, within budget, and most importantly, with the safety of his clients and staff as a top priority. When not on the job, you will find Ryan watching his kid’s rec league games, or enjoying a Giants or 49er game with family and friends. Rocky Mann Rocky Mann Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2014 Rocky’s top priority on a job site is always safety. As Superintendent he is often problem solving to ensure the project is completed on schedule and within budget, something he takes great pride in. As an experienced outdoorsman, Rocky is often hunting or fishing during his time off, but he cleans up well for a day on the golf course. Like any proud grandfather, he has a weak spot for his grandchildren and spends as much time as possible with them, even if it means making them watch a Raiders or A’s game with him. Daniel Edwards Daniel Edwards Project ManagerWith Otto Since: 2013 As Superintendent, a few of Daniel’s responsibilities include overseeing job site safety, scheduling, and BIM coordination. He sees challenges as an opportunity for the project team to improve its problem solving skills while coming up with creative ways to overcome issues. In order to unwind, Daniel enjoys more relaxing outdoor activities such as fishing, BBQ-ing, and throwing horseshoes. When he has time he will channel his creative side while creating woodworking masterpieces. Bruce Bowen Bruce Bowen Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 1983 Bruce’s goal for any project is to finish on schedule and below budget, but his number one priority is always keeping a safe job site. He enjoys the uniqueness of every project and different challenges that have kept each day interesting since first starting with Otto right out of high school in 1983. Even when he is away from work, Bruce spends his time outdoors fishing, hunting and camping as much as possible. Brett Post Brett Post Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 1998 Brett has been with Otto since 1998 and has been a part of some amazing projects – big and small. He recently was in charge of the Township 9 project, which really helped bolster the development of the River District. Brett also plays an integral part in the continued success of our Special Projects division. Although Brett’s passion is fishing, in which he casts a line any chance he can, he also enjoys archery and hunting. He calls Swansboro home and he’s not offended if you’ve never heard of it. He just asks that you don’t come bother him! Joe Ussery Joe Ussery Project SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2006 Joe’s daily responsibilities include jobsite management, subcontractor coordination, safety enforcement and owner relations. He loves the opportunity to solve a challenge or take a golf day to come up with creative solutions. Joe is a huge sports fan and keeps up with baseball, basketball and football. If he isn’t cheering for the Cowboys or Yankees he is on a road trip with is family, fishing or resting. Mark Cooley Mark Cooley SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2016 Mark is in charge of enforcing jobsite safety and coordinating trade contractors. He enjoys when a project team works well together and works hard to encourage the team spirit. Mark enjoys riding his Harley and spending time with his family telling jokes and sharing stories. Steve Grier Steve Grier SuperintendentWith Otto Since: 2013 As a Superintendent, Steve is in charge of managing projects so they can be completed on time and in a safe manner. His good-natured personality means he is able to maintain good working relationships with owners, vendors and subcontractors while promoting a team spirit. Steve’s number one interest is watching his kids grow up to be wonderful young adults and spending quality time with his wife, followed by motocross at a close 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Oscar Cisneros Oscar Cisneros ForemanWith Otto Since: - As a Foreman, Oscar coordinates project schedules, subcontractor work, and keeps an open line of communication with the owner and design team. His goal is always to do the best job possible while working collaboratively with all team members to solve any challenges that arise and complete the project successfully. In his free time Oscar spends time with his family, travels, enjoys watching Giants baseball, and wine tasting. Gary Ussery Gary Ussery ForemanWith Otto Since: - As a Project Foreman, Gary is in charge of enforcing safety, managing the project schedule and coordinating field laborers. He enjoys the art of the build and knows that every project has its own unique requirements. Outside of work Gary spends time with his family, enjoys camping, fishing, playing the guitar, and cheering for the Buffalo Bills. Dave Larriq Dave Larriq JOC ForemanWith Otto Since: 2014 As a Foreman for our Job Order Contracts (JOC) Dave coordinates multiple small projects simultaneously. He loves collaborating with a wide range of subcontractors and learning from them, but one of his biggest rewards is seeing the team’s hard work pay off as a plan comes together successfully. After a long day, Dave stills has the energy to take Karate with his son three times a week. If he isn’t tinkering in his wood shop, he is tending to the “food forest” in his back yard while daydreaming of grazing livestock on a patch of land he hopes to buy someday. Joe Budds Joe Budds JOC ForemanWith Otto Since: 2012 As a JOC Foreman, Joe handles scheduling, subcontractor coordination, and site safety for various projects at a time. Having to manage more than one project requires an additional level of detail and attention, but he enjoys the reward of seeing them through safely and overcoming unforeseen hurdles. To relax from a hard day at work, Joe looks for the opportunity to fish and golf, but when he’s feeling up for the challenge he will tackle one of his many home improvement projects. Joe is a fan of almost all sports, especially college football and cheers for the USC Trojans with his family and friends as they “Fight On”. Matt Wetmore Matt Wetmore Project EngineerWith Otto Since: 2013 At Otto Construction, Matt’s sole responsibility is to make life easier for Superintendents and Project Managers alike. True statement! In addition to his own obligations, Matt fills in wherever needed and collaborates with the melting pot of personalities that make up a project team. Matt is an avid hunter and fisherman and is akin to trying new things…within reason. He is a sucker for sushi and not many know that Matt worked on a sport fishing boat out of San Diego for three summers. Alex Westervelt Alex Westervelt Project EngineerWith Otto Since: 2014 As a Project Engineer Alex is expected to maintain constant communication and build relationships with all project participants. As a LEED AP, he always looks for ways to make a project greener, and as an Architectural Project Management graduate he is a firm believer in the benefits of BIM and its critical importance in the future of construction. When he isn’t on the job, Alex is taking in Monterey’s natural landscapes while mountain biking or surfing. He also enjoys spending time at his family cabin in the mountains of Colorado. He is proud to say that he even found the time to design, estimate and remodel his entire home! As if that wasn’t interesting enough, he can trace his family back to the American Revolution and the original colony settled in North America. Joel Heckmann Joel Heckmann Project EngineerWith Otto Since: 2013 As a Project Engineer, Joel plays an important role in document control, handling RFIs, submittals and closeout documents. He loves being able to see a project evolve, and is an advocate of using technology to help solve problems that may arise during construction. Joel lives an active lifestyle, spending most of his free time outdoors cycling, running, hiking and even having dinner on the porch with his wife. They also enjoy exploring new cultures and discovering new cuisine while on their travels. Sean Brummer Sean Brummer Project EngineerWith Otto Since: 2013 Sean has been a big boost to our Special Project division, doubling down as Project Engineer and jack-of-all-trades. He handles all submittals, RFI’s, meeting minutes, and other various tasks to keep the projects on schedule. Sean’s personal life is just as busy as he tries to juggle camping, fishing, hiking, and riding his dirt bike. He is the oldest of three boys – all of whom which attended Chico State. Gavin McAleese Gavin McAleese Project EngineerWith Otto Since: 2017 As a Project Engineer, Gavin serves as an extra pair of eyes for the Project Manger and Superintendent. He manages submittals and RFIs along with any other tasks necessary to keep the project moving forward and enjoys being able to go above and beyond to deliver a quality product. Outside of work, Gavin spends time restoring his 1978 F150, camping and snowboarding. Fun fact: Gavin is the oldest of 10 adopted children. Rich Elemen Rich Elemen Project EngineerWith Otto Since: 2016 As a Project Engineer Rich reviews contract documents, issues Purchase Orders and Subcontracts, and builds relationships with all parties involved. When he isn’t at work, Rich enjoys searching for new dining destinations in Monterey with his wife and two Shih-Tzu’s, and watching motor sport events at Laguna Seca. Sidney Adams Konstantin Dronov Dennis Bell Dennis Bell Health & Safety DirectorWith Otto Since: 2009 As Health & Safety Director, Dennis is Otto’s top advocate for jobsite safety and ensures all projects are in compliance with OSHA and environmental regulations. He also manages the procurement and utilization of company supplies and equipment. Our project teams can always count on him as a resource to keep their jobsites running smoothly and safely from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting. Even after clocking out, Dennis continues to help keep others safe serving as a Board Member of the Yuba County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse and participating in search and rescue operations. Even more importantly, he is a family man and a proud foster and adoptive parents for almost 20 years. Connor Phillips Connor Phillips Shop AssistantWith Otto Since: 2017 Connor spends most of his time keeping the shop organized and making sure all tools and equipment are in good working condition and available for delivery to the field at a moment’s notice. Even at home, he finds himself tinkering around fixing this and that. When work is done for the day, Connor spends his leftover energy swing dancing or kite flying, but also takes time to relax listening to country music and hard rock.