MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Who we are

Our staff has over 100 years of mechanical and electrical engineering experience ready to serve your project.

NATHAN BYERS, P.E.,
PRINCIPAL

Mr. Byers joined Sider + Byers Associates in 1988, when the firm was known as Edward S. Sider & Associates. He became principal in 1993 and senior partner in 2001. Nathan’s responsibilities include business direction, project management, budgeting and scheduling, and he is Principal-in-Charge on the firm’s most important projects. He has a BSME from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a Sounders fan and motorcycle enthusiast.

JON SHAFER, P.E.,
PRINCIPAL

Mr. Shafer has worked at Sider + Byers since 2005; his duties include project management and business management, as well as HVAC design. Jon has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Washington. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing guitar.

JAMES WHIGHAM,P.E.
ASSOCIATE

Mr. Whigham grew up in Eastern Washington, so he has experience on both the "dry side" and the "wet side".  James earned his mechanical engineering degree from Gonzaga University, joined our office in 1999 and is accomplished in energy modeling, BIM, HVAC and plumbing design.  He was a volunteer firefighter, which gives him personal insight into his extensive fire station design work.  James enjoys hiking and photography and frequently takes completion photographs of our projects.

PATRICK MCCONNELL,
Senior ENGINEER

Patrick’s mechanical engineering degree is from the University of Washington and joined our team in 2007. He is our senior plumbing engineer with experience in a multitude of plumbing systems and building types. He enjoys both playing and watching basketball.

Georginna Lucas, P.E.
electricaL Director

Ms. Lucas has worked in the construction industry since her graduation from Penn State in 2001.  Her experience encompasses a wide variety of projects specifically focusing on the design of power, lighting and lighting control systems.  She is responsible for department management, project management, electrical design and coordination.

Ryan Arp,
Electrical Engineer

Ryan graduated from Washington State University in 2003 and has been working in the electrical engineering industry since 2006. He has worked as an electrical designer and project manager on a broad spectrum of projects during his tenure. When he is not asking for larger electrical rooms he is usually off exploring the mountainous outdoors on foot, bike or skis.

KATRINA SHINBO,  BIM TECHNICIAN, ASSOCIATE

Katrina has an Associates of Applied Science in Computer Aided Drafting.  Katrina has worked at Sider + Byers since she began her career in 1999.

She is in charge of the firm’s BIM production.  Katrina enjoys reading and spending time with family.

MARIANNE HOOPER-FOJT, BUSINESS MANAGER

Marianne is our business manager, in charge of accounts and marketing since 2007. A native Seattleite, Marianne enjoys gardening and spending time with family (especially her grandchildren!)

ED SIDER, P.E.,
FOUNDER

Retired

Ed founded the firm as Edward S. Sider and Associates in 1979. Originally from Long Island, Ed received a BSME from Lehigh University. He was a Captain in the Army Corps of Engineers, Chief Engineer at Leo. A. Daly, and a partner at Notkin Engineers before starting his own design firm.

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