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

Paul Kluvers

Paul Kluvers
VP – Seattle Operations Manager

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Terry Hosaka
VP – Business Development

Tim Oliver

Tim Oliver
Vice President

KEY PERSONNEL

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Said Amali
Portland Operations Manager

Dr. Fred Cooper

Fred Cooper
Founder

Bill Desmond

Bill Desmond
Environmental Services Manager

Jeff Faunce

Jeff Faunce
Sr. Construction Manager

Rob Foster

Rob Foster
Sr. Environmental Engineer

Paul Knox

Paul Knox
Sr. Civil Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristina LeJeune
Accounting Manager

Dennis Petrequin

Dennis Petrequin
Senior Planner

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Penny Painter
BOLI-ODOT Workforce Development

Erika Price

Erika Price
Architect

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Renfroe
EHS / HR Manager

Carole Townsend

Carol Townsend
Environmental Services Manager

Carl Zietz

Carl Zietz
QA Manager