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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Donna Rayson, AIA

Fun Fact:

I'm descended from Jemima Boone, one of Daniel Boone’s daughters and a Patriot in her own right.

Donna enjoys being a member of the...

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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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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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Administrative Assistant

Helen Phelps

Life Philosophy:

Be kind to everyone you meet. You never know who lost an argument with a 3- (or 4 or 5) year-old today!

As the Administrative Assistant....

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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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Executive Assistant

Kim Mathewson

Surprising Fact About Her:

She’s met a lot of notable people, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bob Dole, Elmo and Big Bird.

Prior to joining SDG, Kim was Executive...

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