Our Seattle Team
Our Seattle Team Leaders
Sr. Construction 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.
Tracie has 10 years of construction accounting experience. Her previous background includes tracking contracts, change orders, preliminary lien waivers, on-site insurance compliance, vendor and subcontractor invoice processing. Previously Tracie worked in the Retirement industry, servicing pension plans for 5 states where she earned her Series 6 and Series 63.
Tracie is very determined to do what it takes to get the job done. She is dedicated and always open to learn new things.
She enjoys hiking and spending my time outdoors with her husband and children.
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
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
Sr. Project Engineer
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. Projects 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. Projects Administrator. 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.