Personnel

Principal Engineer

Alan Kropp, G.E., President, Principal Engineer

Alan Kropp, G.E., President, Principal Engineerakropp@akropp.com Mr. Kropp has over 45 years of local geotechnical experience and is recognized for his expertise in the identification, characterization, and mitigation of landslide hazards. Mr. Kropp has served on the board of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institutes Northern California chapter (EERI-NC) and has been recognized for his contributions in earthquake hazard research. His project experience includes performing geotechnical investigations for schools, roads, subdivisions, hillside properties, office and commercial buildings, and bridges. Mr. Kropp regularly provides geotechnical peer review services to City and County governments and is knowledgeable about geotechnical conditions, principles, and practices throughout much of California. LinkedIn ProfileResumé

Associate Engineer

James Lott, G.E., Associate Engineer

James Lott, G.E., Associate Engineerjlott@akropp.com Mr. Lott has 34 years of practical experience in providing geotechnical engineering services on projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Lott’s geotechnical experience includes investigations and services during construction for research, commercial and industrial facilities, seismic rehabilitations, transportation and bridge structures, multi-family residential structures, single-family homes, landslide repairs, and hillside grading. Mr. Lott’s extensive experience also includes public agency peer review services, expert witness consultations and forensic evaluations. LinkedIn Profile | Resumé

Senior Engineer

Jeroen van den Berg, C.E., Senior Engineer

Jeroen van den Bergmjvandenberg@akropp.com Mr. van den Berg has 17 years of experience in providing geotechnical engineering services on a variety of projects throughout Northern California. As a practicing geotechnical engineer, Mr. van den Berg has planned and managed a variety of projects including investigation and repair of landslides, pavement studies and highway realignments, capital improvement projects for municipalities, seismic retrofits, single- and multi-family residential projects, and commercial developments. Mr. van den Berg’s experience also includes public agency peer review services and forensic evaluations. LinkedIn Profile | Resumé

Project Engineer

Thomas Brencic, C.E., Project Engineer & Lab Manager

Thomas Brencic, C.E., Project Engineer & Lab Managertbrencic@akropp.com Mr. Brencic has 19 years of local geotechnical experience performing geotechnical investigations for residential buildings and subdivisions, hillside properties, office and commercial buildings, and seismic hazard studies for sites susceptible to earthquake-induced landsliding and liquefaction. Mr. Brencic also provides observation and testing services during the construction of these projects. Mr. Brencic manages our geotechnical laboratory and is the Associate Radiation Safety Officer for the nuclear density gauges, running the day-to-day operations. Resumé

Engineering Interns

Foster Zellers

Setara Ingram

GIS/CAD Specialist

Michelle Fillingim

Administrative Staff

Cheryl White

Cheryl White, Office Manager

Jennifer Coito

Jennifer Eiden, Administrative Assistant