Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Mario Reynoso

Mario Reynoso

With HCDM since?
January 1990

Best HCDM Memory?
2010, Reynoso Holiday BBQ for the Superintendents.

Describe your perfect day.
Rodeo competitions & riding my horses.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Seafood.

Greatest album of all time?
George Straight’s Greatest Hits

What would be written on your epitaph?
To Be Continued!

Steven Phillips

Steven Phillips

With HCDM since?
May 1996

Professional or charitable participation?
Member ICSC
Licensed soccer coach
Church volunteer

Best HCDM memory?
The company river rafting trip

Greatest album of all time?
The Beatles – White Album

Read any good books lately?
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson

What advice would you give your childhood self?
“Your parents really do know what they’re talking about—listen.”

Carmen Steinbrenner

Carmen Steinbrenner

With HCDM since?
January 2005

Professional or charitable participation?
Long Beach Little League – snack shack volunteer
Prisk Elementary – school events volunteer

Best HCDM memory?
It’s difficult to choose just one, but I will say my favorite moments are all the jokes and laughs shared in our office bullpen on a daily basis. We’re a diverse, tight knit group and I’m privileged to work with such wonderful personalities.

Describe your perfect day.
Spending the day with my little family enjoying a hike and play time at the park or beach, followed by a relaxing evening snuggled on the couch watching a movie and enjoying a glass (or two) of wine.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
My husband, Brian, can grill a mean steak so I would certainly say his petite filet with a side of grilled asparagus and a salad from our garden. If I’m living dangerously that day, I’d include some of his grilled, cream-cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped jalapenos–delish!

Greatest album of all time?
The Beatles – One

Debbie Peurrung

Debbie Peurrung

With HCDM since?
March 2004

Professional or charitable participation?
Current involvement with the following – Institute of Real Estate Management OC Chapter 91; Bethany Lutheran Church; Supporter of Mayfair High School Cheer and Athletic Teams; fundraising for Alzheimer’s Foundation and the American Cancer Society

Best HCDM memory?
2017 Girls Trip to Palm Springs and 2006 River Rafting Trip

Describe your perfect day.
Leisurely waking up, meeting friends for breakfast, sauntering to the beach, sitting at the water’s edge, reading a book and/or listening to country music, watching the sun set while enjoying a seafood boil for dinner and if there are a few Jamaica-me-happy drinks throughout the process then that’s the cherry on the cake

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Fresh salmon caught in the Kenai River in Alaska

Greatest personal achievement?
I believe that being married to the same person since December 1976 and being an awesome grandmother are tied at the top of my list.

Gerry Parker

Gerry Parker

With HCDM since?
April 2017

Professional or charitable participation?
U.S. Green Building Council
SWIM Long Beach Masters Swim Team
Seal Beach Sea Monkeys

Best HCDM memory?
Chicken Taco Wednesdays!

Describe your perfect day.
Waking without an alarm to a beautiful sunrise and spending the day outdoors enjoying nature, then watching the sunset at the ocean.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Hometown Buffet with my St. John Bosco H.S. wrestling team after a very long season of cutting weight.

Greatest album of all time?
The Velvet Underground’s 1967 Album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, produced by Andy Warhol.

Greatest personal achievement?
Purchasing my first home here in Long Beach.

Eoin Crowley

Eoin Crowley

With HCDM since?
October 2015

Best HCDM memory?
My favorite memories are always the fun at the Christmas party! That, and my informal meetings with Doug to discuss the jobs over a pint downstairs at SteelCraft after work.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
My mother’s Bacon and Cabbage

Read any good books lately?
Until Victory Always by Jim McGuinness

Greatest personal achievement?
Traveling around the world!

William Burkett

William Burkett

With HCDM since?
1997

Professional or charitable participation?
Executive Board Member + Treasurer of BKBIA – 2006-2012
Former Executive Board Member of The Guidance Center
Treasurer of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

Best HCDM memory?
Karate Battle Royale between Doug Haley and Gabe Shyu OR Toasting the acquisition of our first piece of commercial real estate (3777 LBB) on the roof of the building in 2002 OR a scrappy and spry Bill Robbins turning over rafts and dunking employees at the Howard CDM American River Rafting Trip.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Two Dodger Dogs, a bag of peanuts, and a beer at Opening Day Dodger Stadium.

Greatest album of all time?
The Wall by Pink Floyd

Read any good books lately?
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Miller

Kent Wells

Kent Wells

With HCDM since?
June 2012

Professional or charitable participation?
In the construction industry for 30+ years

Best HCDM memory?
The Day we received Final Inspection on the Howard CDM Bellflower Bldg. 7-27-21 that was a milestone.

Describe your perfect day?
At my house in the desert riding my dirt bike.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Charthouse at the break wall in Redondo Beach.

Greatest album of all time?
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon

Jennifer Le

Jennifer Le

With HCDM since?
December 2015

Professional or charitable participation?
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
Public Relations Society of America Member
Certified Cheerleading Coach

Best HCDM memory?
It was the day before a holiday weekend and we all got to go home early, but Gerry, Evan and I ended up staying late watching episodes of American Ninja Warrior and drinking beers in the kitchen.

Describe your perfect day.
Take a heated yoga class first thing in the morning, spend the rest of the day at the dog beach with my pups, and stick a handstand for more than 30 seconds.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Freshly caught sun-dried octopus and whole grilled sea bream overlooking Ammoudi Bay in Oia, Santorini.

Greatest personal achievement?
Spent a summer in Melbourne, Australia teaching and facilitating a yoga teacher training program.

Kyle Kennedy

Kyle Kennedy

With HCDM since?
April 2017

Professional or charitable participation?
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Best HCDM memory?
Being invited to join this amazing team!

Describe your perfect day.
Wake up in Mulegé, Baja California, jump on the boat, spearfish all morning, watch dolphins jump in our wake on the way back to camp, swim with a whale shark, play horseshoes, eat fresh-made ceviche, enjoy the sunset while cooking up the day’s catch, and cap it off with a bonfire and s’mores.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Porcão in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gluttony at its best

What advice would you give your childhood self?
“Keep your eyes and ears open. Although you feel you have it figured out, there is a lot more to learn…”

Martin D. Howard

Martin D. Howard

With HCDM since?
1972

Professional or charitable participation?
Bikeable Communities – Member, Board of Directors
Orange County School of the Arts – Foundation Board
John Bosco High School – Member, Board of Directors
Mary’s Medical Center Foundation – Member, Board of Trustees
ICSC – Member Licensed CA & NV State Contractor

Best HCDM memory?
With so many throughout the years, it is hard to pin one specific memory down. Our projects, our clients, our partnerships and most of all our team make for the best memories every day.

Describe your perfect day.
Ride, work, golf, eat.

Greatest album of all time?
Too many to choose from here: U2 – Boy, The Clash – London Calling, Miles Davis – Kind of Blue, Herbie Hancock – Cantaloupe Island, REM – Reckoning

Read any good books lately?
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Long Walk to Freedom – the Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

 

Samantha Schwartz

Samantha Schwartz

With HCDM since?
May 2016

Best HCDM memory?
Every day at work, a favorite memory is created! Our laugh sessions are the best! I have the privilege of working with some pretty wonderful people!

Describe your perfect day.
Early morning run, finishing as the sun rises. A nice hike, oysters for lunch, massage. A really good steak dinner, watch the sunset at the beach. Evening Indoor spin class. End with a good book or movie in bed.

Greatest album of all time?
Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy

Greatest personal achievement?
For me this is fluid and not tied to one specific event in my life. It is continuously making the effort to evolve, grow, give, love, and learn daily.

Raymond Ramos

Raymond Ramos

With HCDM since?
August 2017

Professional or charitable participation?
Children’s Ministry – Calvary Chapel El Monte (Teaching 4th – 6th graders with my wife)
Missionary – Greater Hope Orphanage – Takeo, Cambodia (assisted with the design and layout of a new school)
Missionary/Sponsor – Water of Life Orphanage – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Best HCDM memory?
Meeting the HCDM team.

Describe your perfect day.
Road trip anywhere enjoying the scenic route.

What is the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Lobster in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico.

Greatest album of all time?
U2 – Joshua Tree
Depeche Mode – Violator
Jose Alfredo Jimenez – “El Rey”

Read any good books lately?
The Bible ☺

What advice would you give your childhood self?
“Invest in Microsoft and Google stock.”

Greatest personal achievement?
Marrying my beautiful wife Mary and having our beautiful baby Russell.

James McFarlane

James McFarlane

With HCDM since?
January 2018

Professional or charitable participation?
USGBC LEED Green Associate
CMAA (Construction Manager’s Association
LAHQ (LA Headquarters Association)
SCDF (So Cal Development Forum)
Phantom Theatre Project

Best HCDM memory?
Burning the midnight oil on a proposal deadline while breaking down and qualifying sub proposals with a motivated team, pizza and a beer…The Christmas party, just watching the entire team enjoying each other…Hanging in the first row at The Rams game was kind of cool too.

Greatest album of all time?
Depending on my mood – Hotel California by The Eagles, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, Paris by Supertramp, Moving Pictures by Rush, anything by YES or Genesis, but lately…Twenty-One Pilots

Read any good books lately?
Reading for the 3rd time – “Hinds Feet on High Places” by Hannah Hurnard, THE HERO’S JOURNEY by Joseph Campbell, and a biography on Robin Williams.

What advice would you give your childhood self?
Drink more water, slow down and enjoy the moments, see more plays, write more often and make time for yourself and for others when you can.

Brad Abernathy

Brad Abernathy

With HCDM since?
March 2018

Professional or charitable participation?
I’m a volunteer leader for Long Beach Young Life.

Best HCDM memory?
Digging holes and chasing leaks all week with John T… and having a blast doing it!

Greatest album of all time?
Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Filet minion and lobster.

What advice would you give your childhood self?
Be patient.

Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee

With HCDM since?
May 2018

Professional or charitable participation?
Vice President of the Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation in Pasadena
Member of Pasadena Educational Foundation
Volunteer at Silverlake Conservatory of Music and 826LA in Echo Park

Best HCDM memory?
So far it’s witnessing the Rams defeat the Vikings in person at a sold-out Coliseum.

Greatest album of all time?
OK Computer – Radiohead

Read any good books lately?
I’m not sure it was actually a good book, but I enjoyed “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders.

What advice would you give your childhood self?
Don’t be afraid to take on a challenge just because it’s outside your comfort zone. The best moments in life have come from the those things that were challenges before I tried them.

Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts

With HCDM since?
March 2019

Professional or charitable participation?
Donor to Feed America and National Parks Foundation

Best HCDM memory?
So far, it’s grabbing a juice and meeting the new vendor, Rainbow Juices, with William (who treated), Jennifer, and Shanni. It was yummy!

Describe your perfect day.
A perfect day would be to wake up around 9am and have brunch with the family at the Breakfast Bar or Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. After brunch, my BFFs and I enjoy a spa day with the works (massage, facial, and mani/pedi). Following a fabulous spa experience, my hubby and I go have dinner at Roy’s or a jazz supper club (suggestions are welcome).

Greatest album of all time?
It’s a toss-up between Michael Jackson’s – Off the Wall and Thriller

Read any good books lately?
Brene Brown’s Rising Strong

Nate Lindley

Nate Lindley

With HCDM since?
April 2019

Professional or charitable participation?
Youth Leader for various churches
Culinary Consultant

Best HCDM memory?
Enjoying a celebratory drink after the incredible grand opening nights at SteelCraft Bellflower and Garden Grove.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
The tasting menu of 3 Michelin Star Chef Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park.

Greatest album of all time?
Black on Both Sides, 1999 by Mos Def

What advice would you give your childhood self?
“You don’t actually know it all, you just think you do.”

Zhanna Zhukova

Zhanna Zhukova

With HCDM since?
April 2019

Best HCDM memory?
Girl’s trip to Palm Springs.

Describe your perfect day.
A day at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas with my boyfriend.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Truffle Pommes Frites and Scottish Salmon at The Sky Room, Sautéed Sea Scallops at Mastro’s and Smoked Salmon Benedict and Fruit tart at Bottega Louie.

Greatest album of all time?
Queen – A Night at the Opera

Read any good books lately?
The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout

Atalie Howard

Atalie Howard

With HCDM since?
February 2019

Professional or charitable participation?
Participate in the Trap-Neuter-Return program with FixNation

Best HCDM memory?
The Friday luncheons

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
My mom’s cooking

Greatest Album of all time?
Evryting Bob Marley

What advice would you give your childhood self?
“Don’t worry bout a ting… cause evry lil ting gon be alright”

Herminia Guandique

Herminia Guandique

With HCDM since?
June 2019

Best HCDM memory?
Meeting everyone & being part of a wonderful team & of course Girl’s Trip 2019. Everyone made me feel extremely welcomed.

Describe your perfect day.
Sleeping in, attending one of my daughters sports games, getting ice cream after, a solo target trip & ending the day at my dad’s house with my family.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
In & Out Cheeseburger no onions with extra pickles & chopped chilies cut in half & well done French Fries.

Read any good books lately?
The entire Harry Potter series

What advice would you give your childhood self?
Be patient, everything will happen when it’s meant to.

Greatest personal achievement?
Raising my daughter.

Matt Smith

Matt Smith

With HCDM since?
September 2020

Professional or charitable participation?
American Society of Professional Estimators
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals

Best HCDM memory?
My favorite memory at HCDM is the barbeque we had on the patio where Martin and William made hamburgers & hotdogs for the whole company, it was a great time and enjoyed the banter.

Describe your perfect day.
Wake up and go for a swim, followed by champagne brunch and the inevitable nap that follows such an event. Once awakening from my slumber take the boat out, cruise around. Play a quick 9-holes in the late afternoon. Finish off the day with some BBQ back at the house.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
I was bored one day and decided to try the food at Mar’Sel’s. I have to say their rib-eye and baby brussels sprouts were amazing.

Greatest album of all time?
The Slackers – Redlight

Jeremy Suryadi

Jeremy Suryadi

With HCDM since?
October 2020

Professional or charitable participation?
Institute of Classical Architecture and Art

Best HCDM memory?
I’d say best memory now would be watching the cranes pick up and fly the containers into place for our Watts Works project. A lot of people onsite that day and very hectic, but a lot of fun watching the executive team, clients, and designers all being onsite to watch that big milestone.

Describe your perfect day.
Being around my wonderful girlfriend and enjoying whatever the day has to offer together. 

Greatest album of all time?
The Beatles – Abbey Road

Greatest personal achievement?
Leading Cal Poly to a 2nd place finish at the NAHB 4-year program competition against 40 other universities.

Scott Bowman

Scott Bowman

With HCDM since?
November 2020

Best HCDM memory?
Walking into Ironfire one month after completion and watching people enjoy and utilize the space I assisted in building.

Describe your perfect day.
Ride my bike 50 miles down PCH in the morning. Play 18 holes of golf in the early afternoon. Fly my fiancé to Santa Barbara in the Cessna for dinner. End the evening with a late night Negroni with my cats on the couch.

What advice would you give your childhood self?
Shut up, keep going, but have fun through it all.

Greatest personal achievement?
My first career in life as an ICU nurse.

Ron Vanyo

Ron Vanyo

With HCDM since?
January 2021

Professional or charitable participation?

Boys Republic – Chino, CA (providing housing and education to troubled youth)
Elks Club Member (to support programs for veteran’s and youth)
Pomona Valley Soft Toy Motorcycle Run (providing huggable toys for hospitalized children)
Pilgrim Congregational Church Hand-in-Hand Program

Best HCDM memory?
Meeting James for the first time (during a pandemic) wearing a mask and sitting at a picnic table.

Describe your perfect day.
Waking up the Royal Kona Resort, spending the day exploring and hiking the Hawaiian volcanos; ending the day witha sunset dinner and Mai Tais.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Any meal at the Anaheim White house – or – Italian Mediterranean food Hotel Hassler Roma in Rome, Italy.

Greatest album of all time?
AC/DC Back in Black

Ella Ruffino Martin

Ella Ruffino Martin

With HCDM since?
February 2021

Professional or charitable participation?
I am a No Kid Hungry and Feed America Monthly Donor, a Team Mom for my son’s baseball teams, and I founded a blueprint and paper recycling program that was inherited by Behavioral Resources. Behavioral Resources now runs the program to employ those facing developmental challenges.

Best HCDM memory?
Just started! So, walking in with my Dodger pennant and learning there will be a lot of new co-workers to talk baseball with this season! Everyone is so nice and helpful here, it is a great team.

Describe your perfect day.
Hot summer night with a breeze cheering the Dodgers on at Dodger Stadium with my hubby, hitting Phillipe’s first for a French Dip yum!

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Tiramisu in Italy. Dessert is totally a meal!

What advice would you give your childhood self?
Don’t be hard on yourself! Life is going to fly by as you get older and once you have kids those days are gone in a blink of an eye, enjoy every second, it always gets better!

Ginelie Polanco

Ginelie Polanco

With HCDM since?
February 2021

Professional or charitable participation?
I help distribute food to those experiencing homelessness and low income residents, and help veterans with service dogs.

Best HCDM memory?
Baking for the team & volunteering at SteelCraft events

Greatest Album of All Time?
Metro Station: Shake It!

Describe your perfect day.
Wake up, get a cup of coffee, and get things done!

Greatest Personal Achievement?
I have been through so many rough patches in life, and most important achievement in life I never give up and I push myself forward.

Faith Negron

Faith Negron

With HCDM since?
March 2021

Professional or charitable participation?
Los Altos Grace Church Children’s and Youth Ministry

Best HCDM memory?
I loved being so welcomed into HCDM on my first day and I’m loving getting to know everyone and their personalities!

Describe your perfect day.
Spending time with my family in the Sacramento Deltas enjoying water sports followed by getting our favorite ice cream, Mel’s, and then relaxing around a warm fire at our favorite camping spot.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
When visiting Chicago I got lost with a couple of friends, we stopped in some hole in the wall and had the best Deep Dish Pizza ever known to man! To this day I have not found a better deep dish nor the name of the pizza shop we went to.

Greatest Personal Achievement?
Winning the Richard Stiles scholarship for the Art Directors Guild of America.

Vanessa Mosqueira

Vanessa Mosqueira

Professional or charitable participation?
See-LA Volunteer
No Kid Hungry Donor

Best HCDM memory?
Joining the team

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
My grandmother’s chicken and rice

Greatest album of all time?
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme

Read any good books lately?
Citizen Illegal by Jose Olivarez

Alex Honeycutt

Alex Honeycutt

With HCDM since?
August 2021

Professional or charitable participation?
I volunteer for the CSULB Alumni Association, St. Anthony High School in Long Beach, Signal Hill Parks & Rec, and the Signal Hill Police Foundation. I photograph events and speak with donors, and sometimes I even get to give speeches to students and parents.

Best HCDM memory?
I haven’t been here too long yet, but my favorite memory so far is getting quick lessons from different team members about their expertise and building my understanding of all that our company does.

Greatest album of all time?
It’s a tough choice between Clockwork Angels by Rush and The Battle at the Garden’s Gate by Greta Van Fleet.

Read any good books lately?
I just finished reading The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. I love the movies and finally brought myself to read the books. It definitely took a while to get through the first one, but I can’t wait to start the second!

Greatest Personal Achievement
Receiving the CSULB College of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Award for the Marketing Department.