Our Team

Founder

Greg Schwerdt, AIA, LEED AP

Personal Goals:

To learn to play golf, to fly a plane, and to play piano. And he wants to do them all extremely well, especially when it comes to flying!

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Associate

Corey Dehn, AIA, Leed AP

Words to Live By:

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourself. - Philippians 2:3

Corey was always...

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Associate

Mike Hampton, AIA, NCARB

His Greatest Fear:

I'm extremely claustrophobic. Get me in a small confined space and watch me come unglued!!

Mike has been with SDG from its beginning in...

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Associate

Mike Stormer, RA

Favorite SDG Project:

The Whiting Fieldhouse Renovation, Washburn University.

Mike has extensive experience in designing new commercial office buildings, educational...

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Ali Droesch

Couldn't Live Without:

Coffee

An Army wife, Ali has lived everywhere from Vermont and Massachusetts to Alaska to Oklahoma and Kansas. During this time she has...

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Beth Valdivia

Her Advice to Her 13-Year-Old Self:

Put down the book and go outside. ​

Beth is a Certified Aging In Place (CAPS) Specialist who has received training on the addressing the...

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Corey Boucher

He Can't Resist:

A chance to go ice skating. ​

A native of St. Louis, Corey was drawn to the University of Kansas by their great Master of Architecture... ​

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David Kenney

Favorite Thing about SDG:

The sense of family and closeness among the employees. ​

As a child, David loved going to work on the weekends with his father, a local...

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Greg Allen, AIA

Someone He Admires:

Abraham Lincoln; my mother – not necessarily in that order.

Greg has been a licensed architect in Kansas since 1982. A longtime member of...

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Jacquelynn Stanton

Travel Bucket List:

Travel to all 50 states.

Jax’s love of drawing and creating things led her parents to suggest at a young age that she should be an architect...

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Julie Garmon

Can't Live Without:

My relationship with Jesus and my family. I have found that I can live without chocolate, but it’s not recommended.

Julie began her career...

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Ken Price, AIA

Best Place He's Traveled:

Russia, to bring my daughter home.

Since his graduation in 1992, Ken has worked for several Kansas architecture firms, contributing to...

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Lauren Fitzpatrick

Became an Architect Because:

I wanted to effect change - I believe it's an architect’s job to improve others’ quality of life through building and the spatial experiences...

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Michael Scott

Best Thing About SDG:

SDG encourages each employee to seek out their passions in design and construction, develop their skills, and build upon them.

Michael...

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Pete Gierer, AIA

Work Philosophy:

If someone looked at my work and said “yep, I can see it, Pete designed that,” my reaction would be that I had done something wrong...

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Richard Moreland, AIA

Community Service:

Committee Chairman and High Adventure Coordinator for Boy Scout Troop 249 in Topeka; served 18 years.

Richard has extensive experience...

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Ryman Kinney

If He Weren't an Architect He Would Be:

Nephrologist (kidney doctor)

Ryman has been interested in architecture since the first grade. After a number of sales and construction...

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Shaun Elwood

Work Philosophy:

“Patina… you can’t buy it at the store… it’s only original once.”

Over the course of his career, Shaun's experience working in an ornamental...

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Kris Johnson

Travel Bucket List:

Sweden, Alaska, Angkor Wat and Blawenburg, NJ because my Dutch ancestors founded it in 1657

Kris has been a design enthusiast since he was a child...

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Thomas Carmona

Greatest Fear:

Losing a limb in a bass-fishing accident or something like that.

Thomas’s education at Fort Hays State University was broad, touching on...

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Admin StaFF

Director, Operations & Finance

Jason Williams

If He Weren't Operations Director He Would Be:

A stay-at-home dad

Jason has over 20 years of experience in project management across multi-discipline teams. His expertise...

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IT Manager

Jay Stevenson

Surprising Fact About Him:

He has ridden his BMW road bike in Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, and England, and commutes to work on one of his three motorcycles...

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Assistant Controller

Julia Wise Sullivan

Life Philosophy:

Karma – Do good! When life presents you an opportunity to do good, grab it. It’s easy to do something kind for your fellow man or woman.

Julia has always been creative.  She began writing...

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Executive Assistant

Tracey Goff

Words to Live By:

Never allow your past to define your future.

Tracey is a New Jersey transplant who has volunteered with several charitable endeavors including...

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