TEAMS THAT BUILD TRUST
Kris Betty, PE
Founder, Chairman of the Board
Kris has over 40 years of experience as a Construction Manager on major civil and structural projects. Kris founded KBA in 1994, and under her leadership, KBA has become the region’s premier construction management firm. Kris has been an active leader in the engineering community and has held positions for local chapters of organizations such as American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), American Public Works Association (APWA), and Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).
Roger Smith, PE
Roger has 33 years of experience with complex bridge and heavy civil construction projects throughout the Western United States. With a background in construction management and public project design, he excels at coordinating with multiple agencies during all phases of the project. Roger’s depth of experience allows for outstanding constructability reviews, as well as respected contract positions as a Disputes Review Board (DRB) member.
Sam brings 44 years of transportation experience to his position as Project Manager at KBA after a 30-year career with WSDOT, including 11 years spent as an Assistant Local Programs Engineer. He is recognized for his expertise in the area of LAG Manual and FHWA documentation requirements, and for his construction management skills. Sam is passionate about delivering high-quality projects in line with the Owner’s vision.
Kris Overleese, PE
Kris brings 25 years of experience as a Public Works Director, City Engineer, Capital Projects Manager, and Management Analyst to her position as KBA’s President. She excels at policy and procedure development, project management, innovative design, federal funding, grant management, resource management, and communication. Kris currently serves on the Foundation Board for the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. She is also a Mentor for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship and was recently appointed to the Evergreen Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees.
Mark R. Fuglevand, PE
Mark has 37 years of extensive experience as a heavy highway contractor, assisting engineers and owners in the successful outcome of their projects. He is a past President of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA). Mark enjoys solving and facilitating solutions to the problems and challenges that every project encounters. Mark’s emphasis as a project manager at KBA is on WSDOT and municipal clients in King and Snohomish Counties.
Kevin Stoll, PE, PMP
Kevin has over 25 years of experience planning, designing, constructing, operating, and managing a wide variety of complex projects including the redevelopment of Iraq’s Balad Air Base. In addition to his leadership skills, Kevin possesses exceptional talents as a project and construction manager. Kevin has a proven history of teaming and leading to deliver high-quality projects within schedule and budget in the most demanding environments.
Chief Financial Officer
Julie has 40 years of experience in the A&E industry, collaborating with privately and publicly held corporations and government agencies including King County, WSDOT, and the Federal Highway Administration. As Chief Financial Officer, Julie is a key advisor and strategic partner with regard to KBA’s business practices. Her well-rounded arsenal of experience includes corporate accounting, project delivery, system conversions, 401(k) and ESOP plans, human resources, benefits, and employee relations. Julie is a Certified Non-Professional ESOP Fiduciary and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Paul Garrett, CCM, CPII
Paul brings over 25 years of experience as an accomplished Project Manager, Resident Engineer, and Inspector. He has extensive expertise in all phases of construction, environmental, and landscape management, focusing on roads, utilities, bridges, transit, and land development projects. He has a passion for adopting new technology to improve outcomes. Paul leads project teams to deliver quality results while integrating methods to save both time and cost during construction.
Gina Hortillosa, PE, PMP
Gina has 26 years of experience in the industry and applies a philosophy that values strong performance, continuous improvement, and collaboration. She has the proven ability to engage stakeholders by effectively communicating goals, practicing active listening, and recognizing each individual’s unique contribution. Core competencies include Public Works, Planning & Development Services, Leadership, Project / Program / Portfolio Management, Organizational Development, and Team Building.
K. Wendell Adams, PE
K. has 37 years of experience with public works projects. As a City Engineer for much of his career, his areas of expertise include supervising and managing the construction, operations, and maintenance of city capital improvement projects. He is an active member of APWA and is deeply involved with the public works community. K. advises local agencies on project management, project funding, and construction management.
Cathy Arnold, PE
Cathy joins KBA as a Project Manager after a successful 40-year career with WSDOT where she expertly managed construction, design, and contracting teams to deliver challenging and unique infrastructure projects. Her experience encompasses numerous project types including paving, highways, roads, bridges, culverts, and fish barrier removal using Design/Build and Design/Bid/Build delivery methods. Cathy builds trust and consensus between groups and individuals when solving complex problems.
Dave Mohler, PE
Dave’s 29 years of experience encompass a variety of transportation projects and port facilities. His expertise includes construction quality assurance, project management, contract administration, and construction inspection for utilities, arterial, structural, and highway projects. Dave is familiar with steel girder, concrete box girder, and floating bridges; asphalt and PCC paving; precast, cast-in-place, and modular retaining walls; seismic retrofits; and drainage.