Consulting and Management Team

BLUEFIN’s roof and pavement consulting team includes Civil and Structural Engineers, Registered Roof Consultants, Registered Roof Observers, experienced project and account managers, and talented veterans of the roof and pavement industries. Our people are passionate about advancing your facility management mission.

Richard Rast
President

Richard Rast founded BLUEFIN in 2005. He has over 30 years of experience as an owner and manager of several firms providing facility asset, energy management, consulting, and technology expertise to the facilities industry. Read more…

Nick Lovato
Senior Vice President

Nick brings over 36 years of experience in the roofing and waterproofing industry including 26 years as the principal of CyberCon Consulting prior to joining BLUEFIN, providing the highest quality roof consulting services to customers such as Prologis, American Honda Motor Co., and the Denver International Airport. He is a subject matter expert in roofing, waterproofing and building envelope technology and has prepared and presented training courses and seminars for various industry associations and has been hired as an expert for numerous forensic and litigation cases throughout his career.

Jeremiah Dancy
Senior Vice President

Miah manages BLUEFIN’s Eastern Office based in Crofton, MD. With over 20 years of experience in construction and facility management, Miah Dancy is a technical expert in facility design, installation, and maintenance.

Monica Engler
Senior Vice President

Monica has over 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, project controls, quality controls, business management, and strategic planning. Her specialty is business management in the architectural and engineering (A/E) and software industries.

Candace Lovato
Client Services Manager

Candace brings over 25 years of business management and customer service expertise. She was most recently co-owner/manager of CyberCon Consulting alongside Nick Lovato, where she coordinated the delivery of exceptional roof consulting solutions nationwide. Prior to that she had a diverse background as a bank auditor, medical transcriptionist, and professional rock singer.

Barbara J. Wilt, PE
Senior Account Manager

Barb brings over 30 years of experience in structural engineering, design, and construction management. Prior to BLUEFIN, she worked at HQ Air Combat Command where she managed a team of functional engineers. She is an authority on structural policy, engineering, and overall program management of structural systems.

William A. Cypher, RRC
Sr. Roof Consultant, FRCI

Bill brings over 40 years of experience in design, investigation, testing, and consulting services related to roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope systems. He also directs BLUEFIN’s Construction Quality Assurance services. Bill is a Professional Member of RCI, Inc., a Registered Roof Consultant, and Past President and Fellow of the Institute.

Stephen Kitterman, PE
Director of Pavement Practice 

Stephen manages our national pavement practice and is committed to achieving a thorough understanding of our customer’s needs and acting as an advocate to accomplish their goals. He has 24 years of experience as a structural engineer overseeing projects throughout the U.S., along with the following credentials: LEED AP; MBA, Virginia Tech; MS in Structural Engineering, Virginia Tech, B.S. in Civil Engineering, Texas Tech.

Dirk Brandley, PE
Sr. Pavement Consultant 

Dirk is the technical lead for our pavement management projects. He has 28-years of experience in civil design, material testing, and construction management of a variety of projects ranging from small municipal/military parking lots to multi-million dollar projects greenfield runways at international airports. Design expertise includes project management, pavement, geometrics, hydrology, and utility design. He has a B.S., Civil Engineering from University of the Pacific.

Richard Burke, RRO
Sr. Project Manager

Richard has 23 years of hands on roofing experience, 11 years of roof consulting experience, and was most recently VP/Field Operations Manager at CyberCon Consulting. He specializes in evaluation, infrared scans, construction quality assurance, and CAD/roof design. Richard served 8 years on the Board of Directors for the Denver Chapter of RCI.

Kyle Shane
Sr. Account & Project Manager

Kyle has over 17 years of account management experience and a Master’s in Project Management. Over the past four years, she’s ensured that our clients receive a first class experience. This involves tailoring each facility performance plan to meet the client’s specific needs, extend the life of their assets, optimize budgets, and ensure the safety of all involved.

Jim McNulty
Sr. Account Manager

Jim has 24 years of experience in consulting and business management. He has worked primarily in the construction, software, and semiconductor industries. Jim is a strategic thinker, fully committed to understanding business needs, solving problems, and delivering maximum value to his clients.

Robert Gardner
Sr. Account Manager

Robert has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, with a proven track record of reducing costs, controlling expenses, and continually improving business processes. He is an expert in preconstruction planning, budgeting, scheduling, and managing projects from procurement to completion.

Dave Greene, RRO, REWO
Project Manager

Dave has over 25 years of experience in the industry as a contractor, consultant, journeyman roofer, senior project manager, and superintendent. He currently manages many of our large-scale assessment, asset management, and Construction Quality Assurance projects. Dave is a Registered Roof Observer and Registered Exterior Wall Observer.

Eric Knight, RRO
Project Manager

Eric has over 7 years of experience within the industry. He is an expert project manager skilled in inspection, asset management planning, AutoCAD, thermography, moisture analysis, and specification writing. Eric is also a Registered Roof Observer with  Construction Quality Assurance expertise.

 

 

 

Kahleb Carradine
Operations Manager

Kahleb manages our Project Support and Field Inspection teams. The Field Inspection team works nationally to collect the data applicable to providing our clients actionable facility management programs. The Project Support group analyzes data and produces reports for all our clients’ programs. Kahleb has overseen production of asset management plans and supporting documentation on over 30,000 buildings in the past five years.

Ian Ross
Marketing Manager

Ian manages our Marketing group. His team connects current and potential clients with information needed to consider improving the performance of their roof, walls and pavement. The most fun group in the company (self proclaimed) never fails to deliver the BLUEFIN experience to facility managers who want to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Norm Crouse
Sr. Consultant & Project Manager

Norm is a facility asset management expert with 36 years of experience in the industry. He’s an authority on building envelope, pro-active roof care, leak prevention, setting budget and program requirements, system design, restoration strategies, and quality assurance and construction management. Norm has proven especially valuable helping clients with zero leak requirements in the pharmaceutical and municipal government sectors.

E.J. Sandquist
Sr. Consultant & Project Manager

E.J. has 27 years of experience as a commercial roofing and building envelope expert, solving diverse problems for hundreds of clients and managing 30 million square feet of roof assets nationally. He has experience as a roofer, foreman, roof and wall consultant, asset manager, estimator, designer, and project manager. E.J. is as passionate about fixing a tough roof problem as he is managing multi-million dollar projects, taking pride in everything he does to serve our clients.

 

Steve Schoen
Sr. Consultant & Project Manager

Steve is a roof asset management expert with over 27 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining BLUEFIN in 2013, he was a commercial roof consultant for several independent firms. He brings expertise in all aspects of the roofing industry, having worked in commercial roofing material sales and as a consultant and supervisor for a national roofing contractor that specialized in roof asset management. Steve’s broad technical knowledge and industry experience make him an indispensable advocate for our clients.

Steve Kurtz
Sr. Project Manager

Steve has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Prior to BLUEFIN, he managed a national commercial roofing contractor business based in Indiana.  Steve specializes in estimating, and managing projects on historical buildings.