Our People

Akana comprises a highly diverse collection of talents, with a unique agility that enables us to adapt to unusual project needs and locations.  Our people maintain strong ties to the communities we work in and build strong relationships with the clients we serve.

Our staff of more than 60 includes civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineers; land use and transportation planners; chemists, biologists, and environmental scientists; construction managers, inspectors, and quality and cost control specialists; designers and technicians.  Our senior leaders, many of whom have worked together since we opened our doors in 1990, average 20+ years of experience in the business.  It’s this combination of experience, diversity, capacity, and agility that enables us to put the right people on the job, at the right time, anywhere we need to be.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Herb Fricke

Herb Fricke
President

Erika Price

Erika Price
VP – Principal Architect

Paul Kluvers

Paul Kluvers
VP – Chief Engineer

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Terry Hosaka
VP – Business Development

Tim Oliver

Tim Oliver
Sr. VP – Construction Services/Special Projects

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Said Amali
VP – Professional Services

KEY PERSONNEL

Jeff Faunce

Jeff Faunce
Director of Construction Management

Rob Foster

Rob Foster
Senior Resident Engineer

Paul Knox

Paul Knox
Sr. Civil Engineer

Carl Zietz

Carl Zietz
QA Manager

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Penny Painter
BOLI-ODOT Workforce Development