Meet the Team

Brian Kelley, PE

Brian co-founded KEE in 2008 after a successful career as a Senior Engineer and Superintendent for Kiewit. From his early beginnings as a drafter for The Robbins Company, Brian quickly became a leading engineer in the tunneling industry after completing his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. Now, Brian is a licensed professional engineer in Washington, Nebraska, New York, Texas, California, Nevada and Virginia. With over 27 years of professional design and management experience, he continues to exceed expectations of customers in the heavy civil construction industry, as well as many others.

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Cynthia Kelley

Cindy is the better half of the founders of KEE. As a managing member of the company, she has a multitude of experience that uniquely shaped her to be able to manage the administrative and business side of the company. When she is not helping keep Brian in line, she enjoys spending time with family, exercising, and reading.

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Jesse Schneider, PE

Jesse came to KEE as a Project Engineer after working as an engineer at Frontier-Kemper Constructors for ten years. Since joining KEE in May 2016 to further his career in mechanical design specializing in custom tunneling equipment, Jesse has led multiple projects through to completion. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Evansville and is a registered Professional Engineer in Indiana, Nevada, New York, and Washington states. In his spare time, Jesse enjoys being with his wife and two kids mountain biking or snow skiing.

Jesse is leading the charge on planting KEE's first satellite office located in Evansville, IN.

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Brian Boyd, PE

Brian joined forces with KEE in September 2017 as a Senior Design Engineer. His background of experience from Teledyne CETAC and Kawasaki, coupled with his engineering education at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, have lent themselves well to producing high-quality designs at KEE. Notable projects, thus far, have included a concrete shaft cover lift, wine tank walkway and stairs, and a skip box dumping mechanism. In his free time, Brian enjoys reading science fiction/fantasy books, cooking, and spending time with his son.

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Jasper Raven, PE

Jasper joined the KEE team as a Senior Design Engineer in January 2018. He comes to us with over 9 years of professional experience. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. His prior work experience with Kiewit Underground lends itself well to the often underground construction focus at KEE. When he isn't innovating designs at work, he likes to play computer games and do woodworking. He also enjoys building tools using computer programming software.

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Allen Wood

After serving as a contract Mechanical Designer at KEE for over 10 years, Allen now brings his 28+ years professional experience to the table full time as our Technical Operations Manager. Allen was one of the original Beta testers for the Solidworks software upon its inception and now continues to lead the charge by being our in-house expert for this, our primary CAD software. To keep in line with his innovative spirit, he holds 14 patents. Some notable projects that Allen has supported at KEE have been the Robbins Qinling TBM, Rondout Tunnel, and the Eastside Access Tunnels. In his free time, Allen is usually spending time with family, either camping or fishing.

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Josh Devereaux, EIT

Josh joined the KEE team this year as an Equipment Design Engineer. He comes to us with over 3 years professional experience and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa. Outside of work Josh enjoys woodworking, spending time with his wife and dog, and being at the lake.

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Anna Whalen, EIT

Anna joined KEE in May 2017 after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. While in college she interned at Capitol City Electric and KEE. During Anna's time here at KEE, she has been involved with projects such as the Hartford CSO Tunnel Vent Plan, Tunnel Rehab Vent Gantry, as well as a pallet load tester. When not at work she enjoys spending her time swimming, reading and cooking.

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Tim Rohda, EIT

Tim joined the KEE team in September 2017 after graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Dordt College. As a Waverly, NE native, Tim has done many jobs including working on the family farm and roofing. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, hiking and reading.

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Calihan Morling, EIT

Cal joined the KEE team in June 2019 as a design engineer after graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa. Cal is proficient with micro controllers, but just as comfortable in a combine. He enjoys traveling, inventing, and woodworking when not at work.

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Cody Kosmicki

As the second sibling of the Kosmicki brothers, Cody has been assisting the drafting and design needs of KEE since 2009. With a prior background in construction, Cody brings these practical skills to the table along with his strong work ethic and passion to make things right. Cody is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to further his career. Notable projects Cody has been involved in include the Overland Conveyor, DSI Polymer Duster, and York Avenue Conveyor System. When the occasional time off from work and school happen, Cody prefers to be with family, hunting, or fishing.

Eric Kosmicki

Eric, the eldest of the Kosmicki duo, joined KEE in 2012 to assist with drafting needs. With prior experience as a laborer for Kiewit Underground, Eric utilitizes his professional experience to fill drafting and shop roles as the demand for each dictates. As a Certified Solidworks Professional, Eric is consistently pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved by our primary CAD software. His top skills, beyond Solidworks, include dominating games of ping pong and googling things. When not working or hustling a game of ping pong, Eric likes to spend quality time with his wife and three kids, exercising, and doing nutritional research.

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Jay White

Jay joined the KEE team as the Shop Operations Manager to expand the fabrication capabilities in November 2016. With over 16 years of professional experience in industrial and mobile hydraulics at Carleton Transport Service and Fluid Tech, Jay brings with him a diverse background suited to custom equipment fabrication. Since coming on board, an upward trend of quality and timeliness of shop work has been obvious. When not at work, Jay likes to hunt, target shoot, and work with computers.

Marty Willmer

Marty joined the team as a Shop Technician in 2018. He has 35 years experience and comes to us from Willmer Welding. A few of the projects that Marty has enjoyed working on so far are the Pipe Carrier, Work Train, and the Vent Gantry. Outside of work Marty loves spending time with his grandchildren! He also likes camping and just being outside.

Rick Sonnenfeld

Rick Sonnenfeld joined our team in 2019 as a shop technician. He performs many different tasks for KEE and has experience he has carried over from his previous job at Orthman Manufacturing. Everyone has a favorite project they have been a part of in their time here and Rick is no exception; when asked to name his top three he shared these: Bergen Tunnel, Fence Panel Handler, and Pole braces. In Rick’s free time he loves to spend time with his family, I am sure being a new Grandpa has nothing to do with that! He also loves to hunt and fish.

Tim Lang

Tim Lang comes to us as a Project Engineer, who has a total of 14 years of experience. Tim previously worked for The Robbins Company and he has his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He has only been with us a short time but is excited to jump right in. One project Tim is excited to work on is the Seattle SWCQP project. He is located at our satellite office in Seattle, Washington. Tim does enjoy a life outside of work; he really enjoys exploring the Northwest with his family, working in his machine shop and off-road driving.

Ty Schrader

Ty is one of our engineering interns and has been with our team for about 7 months. He is a junior at UNL and is working towards his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Ty has worked on many different projects for us; a few of his favorites are the Pipe Pressure Test System, 46kip segment lifter, and the 72kip segment lifer. Even though Ty stays pretty busy with school and work, he does have some hobbies he loves and they include: playing his guitar, camping and hiking.

Krystal Kosmicki

Krystal joined the team as a part-time office assistant a few years ago. She has many years of managing and office experience that she brings with her to KEE. She loves when things are busy and organized. She is married to Cody (who is a few pictures up from here), they have three kids they love to hang out with. Krystal loves spending time with her family outdoors and traveling.

Matthew Greger

Matthew joins the KEE team with 35 years of experience and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Project Manager and started in April of 2020. Matthew has enjoyed working on the Atkinson Excavation Shield, Traylor Pipe Placer, and SCWQP. Outside of work Matthew finds joy in hiking, doing home improvement projects and last, but most certainly not least, his kids.

Matt Benardis

Matt has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and started with KEE in May of 2020 as a Design Engineer. Matt’s top 3 projects he has worked on are Lattice Girder Handler, Haul Truck Mod, and Invert Dam and Bucket. “Matty B”, as he is referred to in the office, likes to spend his free time mountain biking, going fast, and trying new things.

Brady Kelley

Brady is a Draftsman for KEE and is currently pursuing his B.S. in Computer Science. Brady has always been a part of the KEE family, being Brian’s son, but joined the work crew in April of 2020. Brady does many things for the company from drafting to network administration, he takes on new responsibilities whenever they arise. Brady loves being with his family and friends, modifying and driving his car and almost anything to do with the outdoors: skateboarding, mountain biking, snowboarding, camping, and hiking.

Jeremy Riege

Jeremy is a Design Engineer for KEE and has his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He previously worked for CIVCO Radiotherapy and comes to our team with just about 2 years of experience. A couple of Jeremys favorite projects are the Border Wall Center Lifting Device and Mobile Reeler. Outside of the office he really enjoys traveling, hiking, and 3D printing.

Matt Short

Matt is an Engineer for KEE that came to us in May 2020 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He just recently started engineering work and previously worked at The Robbins Company. Since working for KEE he has enjoyed working on the Atkison Digger Shield and Obayashi Pipe Piker Upper. Matt enjoys snowboarding, exploring the Cascades, and restaurant roulette.

Logan Ronhovde

Logan serves part time as a Business Representative for Western Canada and Northwest US markets. He is also available to assist customers in these geographic regions on-site, if required. During college, Logan gained a vast amount of experience as an Intern for Kiewit Underground District serving multiple projects and roles. After graduating from the Colorado School of Mines with B.S. in Mining Engineering, he took to a career in mining for the Climax mine in Colorado. Searching for something a little more challenging, he decided to get back into Civil Tunneling and joined the team of Frontier-Kemper Constructors, serving the John Hart Generating Station project in Campbell River, BC. Additionally, Logan brings his common sense and communication skills to the table while also leveraging his previous tunnel equipment design experience, coordinating with the KEE design teams in Omaha and Evansville.

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