Fehr & Peers Tacoma Opens its Doors
We opened our first office in the Pacific Northwest in 2008. Since then, we have seen our Seattle office thrive and opened a Portland office in 2017. Over this time, we have had the opportunity to work with numerous communities in the South Sound and Olympic Peninsula, places that have always held a special place in our hearts. As such, we are thrilled to announce the opening of our Tacoma Office! Our new office will allow us to continue to grow, better serving our existing and new clients, and giving our staff the opportunity to call the South Sound home. Above all, we look forward to continually serving and improving Washington communities through innovative transportation solutions.
Daniel Dye, EIT
Senior Transportation Engineer
Daniel is a Senior Transportation Engineer with experience in a variety of transportation projects in the Puget Sound and Central Washington. He has managed or served as the lead analyst for a variety of projects including parking analysis, traffic operations analysis, travel demand modeling, long-range transportation planning, and impact fee program development. His recent South Sound experience includes work for the Cities of Tacoma, Lacey, and Puyallup; Pierce County Parks and Metro Parks Tacoma; Thurston County; and work for WSDOT on the SR 167 project. Daniel relocated to Tacoma this summer and is looking forward to being closer to his clients.
Michael Adamson, EIT
Michael began his career in transportation engineering while studying Civil Engineering in Utah. While there, he worked on a variety of projects including transportation master plans, traffic operation analyses, and safety analyses. His technical skills include GIS mapping, VISSIM and Synchro traffic analysis, as well as Cube and Emme travel demand forecasting. He is currently working on transportation master plans and impact analyses for multiple municipalities in western and central Washington, in addition to studies in transit efficiency and travel time forecasting. Michael lives in Puyallup and is eager to provide transportation solutions to clients in the South Sound.
Dan has over 30 years of experience as a transportation consultant and project manager. Dan brings a rare blend of experience in multimodal transportation planning including: transit, bicycle & pedestrian, freight, and automobile operations analysis. He has worked closely with WSDOT, Pierce Transit, and Sound Transit, and works closely with contractors on design-build procurements. Additional projects include airport planning studies, multi-use trail plans, bicycle and pedestrian plans, university transportation and parking projects, circulation plans, corridor studies, transportation elements, transportation master plans, development plans, and comprehensive plans. Dan has over 10 years of experience working on South Puget Sound projects and will be dedicating a substantial portion of his time to support our efforts in the Tacoma Office.
Ariel Davis, AICP
Operations Manager & Environmental Impact Studies
Ariel Davis is a Senior Associate with a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Washington. Ariel specializes in leading the transportation components of SEPA projects including both programmatic and project level Environmental Impact Statements, working as an analyst or project manager on nearly 20 EISs in the Puget Sound region. Ariel has worked on EIS documents for jurisdictions throughout the Puget Sound including Kent, Lakewood, Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue, and Snohomish County. She is very familiar with the South Sound through her work with the Cities of Tacoma, Kent, Lakewood, Auburn, Olympia, and Sound Transit’s Kent and Auburn Station Access Improvements and Tacoma Dome Link Extension projects. As Operations Manager for Fehr & Peers’ Pacific Northwest region, Ariel will oversee day to day operations of the Tacoma office and ensure high quality service for all of our clients.
Kendra Breiland, AICP
Multimodal Plans & Impact Fees
Kendra specializes in all aspects of transportation planning, including comprehensive planning, multi-modal planning, and fee program development. Over the past ten years, she has led citywide transportation plans for over 20 communities in the northwest, including Tacoma, Sequim, Puyallup, and Gig Harbor. She has also led transportation projects for communities like Port Angeles, Lacey, Dupont, Pierce County, and Thurston County. Kendra excels on projects that require flexibility, creativity, and interaction with diverse stakeholders. Kendra will continue to serve her existing and new South Sound and Olympic Peninsula clients.
Aaron Gooze, AICP
Aaron has over 10 years of experience in the transportation and transit industries. He specializes in transportation data analysis, specifically in transit planning, non-motorized accessibility, and multimodal transportation operations. Aaron has led a variety of transit projects ranging from big-picture planning studies to detailed corridor, route planning, and bus stop improvement analysis. He has worked on numerous transit projects in the Puget Sound region, including METRO CONNECTS, Access to Transit studies for King County Metro and Sound Transit, and transit corridor evaluations for local jurisdictions. Additionally, Aaron is a member of Fehr & Peers’ internal team focusing on industry trends that affect transit planning and leads the development of tools to quantify and visualize transit speed and reliability and potential impacts on job and population accessibility. Aaron will focus a significant amount of his time on Tacoma office transit projects, such as the recently awarded Jefferson Transit Authority Comprehensive Plan.
Lynn Jacobs, PE PTOE
Lynn has been a part of the Fehr & Peers team since 2007. With expertise in traffic operations simulation, Lynn develops cutting edge models that replicate unusual and complex situations. Lynn is also an industry leader in operations modeling. He is able to model complex transit/traffic operations including continuous flow intersections; grade separated interchanges, transit signal priority, transit preemption and gated crossings. Lynn’s work in the South Puget Sound includes work for WSDOT on the SR 167 Gateway Project and the Tacoma/Pierce County HOV program, as well as support for City of Tacoma traffic operations projects led by Fehr & Peers. Lynn will support the Tacoma office as a traffic operations expert and technical resource.