Management Team

Brian Beth

Director of Operations Brian Beth, BB, is a critical thinker who has experience in design, drafting, construction administration, and project management. He is at the heart of Performa’s operations displaying enthusiasm for problem solving in the fulfillment of our multi-discipline service. Brian has an associate degree from NWTC in architectural studies.

Jennifer Kalies

Vice President of Marketing and Communications Jennifer has a marketing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and believes in people. She is a promoter of the Performa team celebrating our successes and challenges us to do and be more. Jen is a connector of people!

Kristin Van Rite

VP of Finance and Administration Kristin’s organizational skills and attention to detail allow her to positively impact the management of our projects as well as our corporate finances. A St. Norbert College graduate, Kristin is resourceful, creative and effective in her role and serves both internal and external clients with care and passion.

Office Leaders

Douglas Webster, AIA, Fitwel Amb.

Director of Southeast Region | Atlanta Office Lead

Team Members

Traci Abel

BIM Specialist

Michael Babbitts, AIA, NCARB

Architect Michael is able to combine two of his passions, design and visualization technology, in his career as an architectural designer. He leverages professional training with technical expertise to help bring ideas to life. Michael has a Master of Architecture from UW-Milwaukee and became a registered architect in 2018.

Ryan Bakke, AIA, NCARB

Architect Ryan is developing a reputation for designs that are cost conscious, superior performing, innovative and community building. When ideas connect, when you really listen, you create places that are positive, memorable and pleasantly surprising to owners, users and the environment. Outside of the office, Ryan enjoys volunteering at his church, and seeing the world with his family.

Josh Breyer

IT Director / Senior Systems Administrator Josh is our IT guru who builds computers and cars alike while keeping us online and operational! He has a passion for researching our next best solution to help us get better. His degree as an IT Network Specialist is from Fox Valley Technical College.

Dallas Borski

BIM Specialist Dallas is a BIM specialist with us who can “juggle” just about any task. As his career evolves, he will have a unique opportunity to bridge the gap in Revit/BIM between building design and systems design. He is an Architectural Technology graduate from NWTC. And he really can juggle!

Ben Charlesworth, PE

Mechanical Engineer

Rahul Desai, PE

Structural Engineer

Tonya Dittman, LEED GA

Director of Engagement

Greg Douglas, AIA, LEED AP


Brittany Fisher

Human Resource Administrator

James Frelich

BIM Specialist

Emma Gill, AIA

Project Architect

Carolyn Glime, AIA, NCARB

Senior Planner & Architect Heading a team of architectural, planning, and consulting professionals to develop successful, comprehensive and integrated space solutions for diverse institutions, Carolyn leads the firm’s higher education market. Carolyn is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

Steve Gruesen

Architectural 3D / VR Specialist Steve is a master at transforming drawings for clients. He takes modeling and animation to new levels in his craft, and has most recently embraced virtual reality. Steve can take clients into a new building where he highlights the architecture, scale, color, textures and movement. The videos featured within the website are his creations.

Alex Harbour, PE

Electrical Engineer Alex a MSOE grad and collegiate volleyball player. His drive for personal advancement and ability to “see” the value in illumination and electrical design for our clients makes him a successful member of our engineering team.

McKaela Hartl

BIM Specialist Intern

Casey Helmrath

BIM Specialist

Kevin Henschel

BIM Specialist

Todd Hietpas, AIA

Client Executive Todd is an advocate for Performa’s ability to develop the best solutions to build superior performing environments for our clients. His natural ability to establish deep, long lasting relationships makes our clients know their concerns are heard and being cared for. Todd is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Project Architect No matter the size or complexity of a project, Tim’s ability to listen and understand the needs of the client are always his driving force. Tim is a UW-Milwaukee graduate and has a Masters of Architecture.

Paul Hudson

Senior Job Captain / BIM Specialist Paul’s greatest strength are his attention to detail, design ability and client service disposition. He shares his talent and abilities through elevating our BIM design standards. . Paul is a Northern Michigan University graduate.

Paul Janssen, AIA

Project Manager / Architect

Steve Koltz, AIA

Senior Project Manager / Architect Steve is dedicated to serving Performa clients on site and in the office. Clients trust his ability to take a job from construction documents through construction administration, ultimately ensuring a lasting building environment. Most days one can find Steve in a hard hat on site or elbow deep in plan drawings.

Kevin Klarkowski, PE, SE

Structural Engineer This structural engineer has years of experience in industrial and commercial building design, not to mention boasting project work with our founding leadership team.

Mike Leinon

BIM Specialist

Mike Lewis

IT Support Specialist

Sameer Matta, PE, LEED AP

Mechanical Engineer

Tian Newman

Electrical Engineer / Engineering Project Manager

Erin Peters, AIA, NCIDQ

Architect Erin is a vibrant architect who brings creativity and passion to every client and project she works with. Erin immerses herself with clients to bring brand and function into workplaces she designs. Erin has a Masters of Architecture from the University of Minnesota.

Amanda Ramseier

Accounting & Project Coordinator Amanda is about as thoughtful as they come. Combine that with her everlasting desire to keep it real and find the good in every situation, and you're left with someone who is the ultimate team support person. She just happens to answer the phone, too.

Neil Rynders

Mechanical Designer Holding two bachelor degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Neil does it all when it comes to engineering services for institutional facility improvements, including new buildings and infrastructure enhancements.

Jill Schneider

Administrative Assistant

Tim Schuettpelz, PE

Senior Electrical Engineer

Juli Simonet

Senior Plumbing Designer / Engineering Project Manager

Cole Sladky, AIA

Project Architect

Alex Tessen

HVAC Designer Alex’s passion for architecture and building stems from his youth and manifests today in his career at Performa and folds into personal time designing homes and building furniture. Working smart and hard Alex is a critical piece of our engineering team.

Matt Van Lanen, AIA

Project Manager / Architect Matt’s positive attitude and strong communication skills allow him to excel in client relationships. He has strong design skills with extensive knowledge of design and construction phases. Matt has a Bachelor degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Stephanie Wetzel, IIDA, Fitwel Amb.

Interior Designer

Scott Wohr

Director of Marketing Scott our brand protector and ambassador. Our clients benefit from his ability to capture and enhance the print and digital media for planning and design. Scott has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. There is no question about it, Scott is also our resident foodie!