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

Project Engineers

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

Alma Luna, C.E., Project Engineer

Alma Luna, Project Engineeraluna@akropp.com Ms. Luna has 9 years of local experience managing geotechnical investigations and providing services during construction for a variety of projects including public schools, commercial buildings, and government facilities. Ms. Luna has also been responsible for conducting both preliminary evaluations and detailed investigations directed at evaluating and mitigating geologic hazards including liquefaction and slope stability. She has provided recommendations for foundations, retaining walls, earthwork, expansive soil mitigation, and liquefaction hazard mitigation. Resumé

GIS/CAD Specialist

Michelle Fillingim

Administrative Staff

Cheryl White

Cheryl White, Office Manager

Jennifer Eiden

Jennifer Eiden, Administrative Assistant