Senior Mechanical Engineer
Tikker Engineering Inc.


2/2016 -- Present
Tikker Engineering — Boise, ID
Senior Mechanical Engineer


7/2013 -- 3/2018
Sage Consulting Engineers — Boise, ID
Principal, Mechanical Engineer


2/2012 -- 7/2013
Associated Design Group — Boise, ID
Mechanical Engineer


7/2009 -- 1/2012
Delcon — Jackson, WY
Mechanical Estimator / Project Manager

12/2006 -- 7/2009
CN Engineers — Jackson, WY
Mechanical Engineer

1/2006 -- 11/2006
Quantum Group Engineering — Idaho Falls, ID
Mechanical Designer

9/2001 -- 12/2005
Delcon — Jackson, WY
Mechanical Estimator / Project Manager

6/2000 -- 8/2001
List Engineering — Monterey, CA
Mechanical Designer


Kara has over eighteen years’ experience in HVAC and plumbing design, whole building and alternative energy design, construction cost estimation, construction project management and mechanical and control system troubleshooting. Kara has overseen the design and construction management of commercial and high end residential projects. She has designed sheetmetal, hydronic and plumbing systems including geothermal heat pump systems, solar water heating systems, central air handlers with VAV reheat, boiler systems with radiant floor heat, fan coils and snowmelt. Her mechanical contracting background provides an excellent foundation for thorough cost analysis and systems commissioning. She has experience as a mechanical department estimator and project manager, skills that she implements during all phases of design and construction. Kara has a background in energy conservation as a LEED AP, Certified Energy Manager, and Certified Passive House Consultant. She has worked on Passive House and other super- insulated buildings incorporating alternative energy systems in the mechanical systems design.


B.S. Architectural Engineering (Mechanical Emphasis) - University of Wyoming


Registered Professional Engineer:
Wyoming #13336 / 2011
Idaho #14035 / 2009

Certified Passive House Consultant / 2011
Certified Energy Manager / 2010
LEED AP BD+C / 2008


American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
United States Green Building Council — Idaho Chapter (USGBC Idaho)
Passive House Alliance (PHA)