Our Seattle Team
Our Seattle Team Leaders
Director of Construction
Edward is a 27 year veteran in the Design, Construction and Development of real estate projects. He is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. His career started in civil engineering where he learned the design basics for street, grading, site and utility plans. He eventually found his way into the construction trades working his way up the supervisory ladder from Carpenter to Superintendent. The knowledge he gained in the field aided his successful transition to Project Management where he used his field skills to master estimating, contract administration and negotiating. This foundation of experience was earned while working for a leading structural concrete subcontractor in California. His resume includes building and managing projects that vary from Parking Garages, Hotels, High-rise Residential, Office, Mixed-Use, Seismic Retrofits to Stadiums.
During the early 2000’s a successful move to a General Contractor provided opportunity to round out his experience and expanded his understanding and depth of knowledge to the whole building process. This is where Edward’s value driven approach for his clients and their projects really provided the greatest impact to the owner’s bottom line.
In a further period of growth, he was given an opportunity to sharpen his skills when he moved from contracting over to real estate development. The highest achievement for him during this time was the successful entitlement, design, budgeting, contracting, construction, completion and stabilization of a $600 Million Mixed Use Development in Hollywood, California. The Project included a 305 Room Hotel, 375 Luxury Apartments, 143 Luxury Condominiums, 800 Car Parking Facility, 60,000 sf of Retail Space, Public Transit Terminal Improvements and the Replacement/Repair of more than 16,000 sf of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His current role with SODO Builders, LA LLC holds him responsible for forming and leading a team in the design, bidding, contracting and construction of a 393 unit high-rise hotel for SODO Builders LA, LLC in Los Angeles.
Senior Project Manager
Christine is a graduate of University of Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree. She started her career in residential home construction where she learned estimating and project management. In 2009 she transitioned to commercial construction when she started working for SODO Builders. She was hired as a project administrator and has worked her way up to senior project manager. During her time at SODO Builders, Christine’s responsibilities have grown to include negotiating the bidding and buyout of subcontractor scopes of work for the entire Core & Shell as well as complicated Tenant Improvements. She oversees all of the contract administration and is the liaison with the owner for SODO Builders largest projects.
In her free time, Christine enjoys playing with her dogs and working in the garden.
Ken Clark brings a diverse wealth of experience to SODO Builders. His role as project director stems from his unyielding work ethic, impressive construction knowledge, and mature leadership style. While acting as a production manager for a commercial printing firm, Ken quickly learned the necessary skills to take a project from concept through distribution. These lessons transferred easily to the construction world, especially when dealing with complicated designs and logistics. Starting his construction career as a laborer in west Seattle, Ken has a deep appreciation for all the members of a construction team. His focus on building a strong project team has been an integral component of his success.
In addition to Ken’s new construction roles for SODO Builders, he acts as the primary liaison to American Life Inc., in support of their real estate portfolio. He has been involved in every TI to date at the Utah Ave Campus, and maintains an ongoing relationship with the tenants and building engineers.
Yuri’s career in construction management and estimating began in 1987 after graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Science; prior to that he spent 5 years in the field as a framer. His knowledge of design and construction methods allow for a thorough and creative implementation process which adds value and enhances design. His experience providing a broad spectrum of services, including cost and lifecycle analysis, constructability review, and value management lends itself to optimizing material and labor costs. Yuri has considerable experience analyzing estimated costs versus proposed budgets in order to better inform design teams and owners of potential problem areas. His experience includes Mixed Use Developments, High-Rise Commercial and Residential Projects, Historical Retrofits, Waste and Water Treatment Facilities and many other commercial type projects. As a part of the SODO construction/development team, he focuses on providing accurate and detail estimates combined with overall project management support.
Senior Project Administrator
Michelle has been in construction accounting and project administration for 14 years, this combined with her previous commercial/residential mortgage financing experience has provided her with the necessary tools to deliver accounting services for projects in excess of $500 million. She has a proven track record with Subcontractor Accounting Administration, which includes tracking contracts, change orders, preliminary lien waivers, on-site insurance compliance, vendor and subcontractor invoice processing. Michelle has extensive experience in preliminary lien laws, project insurance requirements, OCIP-CCIP administration, Certified Payroll Reporting, Community Redevelopment, and Public Works reporting.
Her current role with SODO Builders, LLC includes the managing the day to day operations at the SODO regional office. She is responsible for the implementation of workflow processes. She oversees all Subcontractor and Vendor payables along with monitoring compliance of Owners and SODO Builders insurance requirements.
Steve has built and completed many quality projects over his 27 year career. He attended Santa Monica City College and earned an Associate Degree in Construction Technology. He started in the trades as a carpenter eventually working his way up to Superintendent. His vast experience in many varied types of buildings provides Steve with a strong and deep knowledge base for any type of building. He has successfully built everything from Parking Garages, High-end Residential, Schools, Bridges, Offices and Retail.
Over the span of his experience he has gained valuable insights about the right way to build starting with schedule, quality and safety. His eye for the details and ability to continually keep focused on the finish line allows him to anticipate and adjust the project team before major problems arise keep the clients best interests in mind and foremost in his decisions. Every Superintendent should have his dedication to staying in front of the flow of information for projects. Throughout Steve’s career in Southern California he has developed strong working relationships with subcontractors in the market and is well respected in the subcontracting community.
The best attribute Steve brings to a building is the ability to communicate with the subcontractors and get them to believe in and drive to perform on his schedule keeping within the safest, site logistic and quality constraints. Furthermore, Steve understands one of most important aspects of a project is addressing the client’s needs. By working closely with clients on their projects, he develops strong relationships and builds trust with the owner that the project is in well qualified hands.
- 10 Hour OSHA
- 30 Hour OSHA
- First Aid/CPR
Director of Operations Seattle
During his 26 years in architecture, development, and construction, Troy has earned a wealth of experience delivering a diverse range of technical building types. These projects range from office to senior living, medical and acute care facilities and hospitals. From K-12 and higher educational buildings to banks, condominiums, mixed use residential and shopping centers. A graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, he has had direct responsibility for the development of more than 50 building and development projects, representing construction in seven states across the west.
Troy’s mobility and upward growth in the construction industry provided him the opportunity to direct the regional business development activities for a large national general contractor, working with department directors and corporate leadership to maintain a strategic presence in the Pacific Northwest construction markets. This regional leadership role has given Troy a refined appreciation for the overall development and construction process and afforded him the opportunity to foster and maintain long lasting relationships in the Puget Sound development arena. Troy now brings this industry knowledge and expertise directly to SODO Builders projects.
Troy provides senior construction management leadership for SODO Builders projects in the Pacific Northwest. His key responsibilities in delivering a wide range of specialized projects is to foster a collaborative, pro-active, team approach while negotiating and executing directly with the Owner, subcontractors, consultants, design team members and jurisdiction to ensure a culture of safety for all personnel involved, on-time delivery and a quality product at the best Value.
Our Seattle Team Members
Superintendent / Special Projects
Dave is our Superintendent for special projects. He brings more than 30 years of construction experience to the table; ranging from general carpentry to class 4 boiler maintenance. As a long time AGC member, Dave is instrumental in keeping our jobsite safe and efficient. His broad range of knowledge has been a key component of our success on TI work at SODO Builders.
Joshua’s has always been rooted in construction as a young assistant for his farther building pools in Southern California. Joshua is a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and received his commission into the Washington Army National Guard from California State University Fullerton. Joshua joined the Sodo Builders team in early 2015 and has quickly adapted to the fast pace world of commercial construction. His first year at Sodo Builders he’s successfully completed multiple (7) complex tenant improvements/core and shell projects many under an accelerated timeline. Joshua always strives to increase his abilities and knowledge in order to become an important asset to his team. His mantra is “Attention to Detail. The right attitude, people, and tools. There is little we can’t accomplish. No matter the pressure”. He is also a graduate of Army’s Infantry Basic Officer Leader Coarse and United States Army Airborne School additionally he is currently serving as the Executive Officer in Alpha Company, 1st Infantry Battalion- 161th Infantry Regiment and served during the activation of the largest wildfire in Washington State history the Carlton Complex Wildfires (2014). When he isn’t working he enjoys Olympic Weightlifting, Coaching Crossfit and playing Rugby. He is devoted to making an impact in his local community seeking volunteering opportunities with homeless veterans and youth.
Certifications: First Aid/CPR, CAL OHSA 10, Equipment Operator, Fall Protection, Crane Rigging and Signaling.
Education: El Camino Community College
Personal Interests: Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Tennis, Sailing
Michael Colenso graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Northern Michigan University after several years (and many summers) working on commercial construction projects as a laborer/carpenter apprentice.
Mike’s professional experience includes a number of significant and successful projects across a variety of market sectors in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seattle. Highlights include the historic renovation and seismic upgrade of the 100+ year old Alaska Building in the heart of Pioneer Square (Seattle’s first steel-frame skyscraper), a large mixed-use (Hospitality/Multifamily), mid-rise project in the South Lake Union neighborhood, and numerous other complex and interesting projects of all sizes.
Mike truly enjoys the challenges posed by collaborating with incredibly smart and motivated professionals to deliver big projects to satisfied clients, and continues to be fascinated by the evolution of the built environment.
Away from the jobsite, Mike enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Ali, 8 year old son, Jack, and their rescued Alaskan Malamute, Newman.
Brandon Kennedy is originally a native of New York and graduated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Structural Engineering. After spending time in the Navy he moved up to Seattle to pursue work on large scale construction projects. He is currently working as a Project Engineer as well as acting as Chief Scheduler and handling LEED certification documentation.
Jenni has done a variety of things during her professional career, which have always revolved around building relationships. She worked in social services for many years, then went on to complete her MA in Psychology at the University of San Francisco. While owning her own private practice, she learned how much she enjoyed the administrative/business part of working with people and began working for small family offices, and moved away from practicing psychology.
Over the last few years, Jenni has worked as an assistant with families and businesses on both residential and commercial construction projects; completing daily tasks, while also holding the long term goal of project completion in mind.
Education: Tahoe Truckee high school diploma, California
Certifications: lift operator, crane rigging and signaling, OSHA 10, first aid/ CPR
Interests: Baseball, Bowling, MOTO GP racing
Certifications: first aid/CPR.
Education: Spokane comm college.
Personal interests: fishing, home brewing
Certification: Qualified Basic Rigger & Signal Person, Forklift Class 4 & 5 Training, Fall Protection Training, Confined Space Training.
Education: Seattle Central Community College, Nursing assistant Training Institute, Bilingual in Spanish.
Personal Interests: Home Improvement, Fishing, Camping with family.
T.I. Contract Accountant/Office Administrator
Sheri has been in construction accounting for 6 years, and property management accounting for 8 years. This included residential, multi-family, commercial, and retail. Her current role with Sodo Builders is T.I. Contract Administrator/Office Manager. Sheri is responsible for all the accounting on Tenant Improvement projects, as well as manage the day to day operations in the office. In her free time she enjoy spending time with her husband, son and their dog Coco.