President: Bryan Hunt – Burns & McDonnell
Bryan Hunt graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and currently works as an Assistant Mechanical Engineer in the Global Water Group at Burns & McDonnell. He is passionate about engineering, water, and organizational leadership. Bryan’s experiences include meritorious service in the U.S. Army, working abroad, and volunteer work in Tanzania. In his free time, Bryan enjoys songwriting, spending time with his wife, and traveling.
Vice President/ Domestic Project Manager: Kevin Koines – HDR Engineering
Kevin graduated from the University of Missouri in 2013 with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He works as a Water/Wastewater EIT at HDR Engineering, focusing on design and construction administration for treatment plant improvements projects. He is currently serving as the project lead for EWB-KC’s domestic project in Salinas, CA. In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing hockey, going to sporting events, and learning new songs on guitar.
Treasurer: Adam Aldana – Burns & McDonnell
Adam graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and currently works in the Aviation & Federal Group at Burns & McDonnell. His responsibilities include the analysis of building thermal loads, modeling energy consumption, designing HVAC and plumbing systems, researching codes and standard compliance issues, and creating construction drawings for plumbing and HVAC. In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with his loved ones, reading, exploring, and relishing the outdoors.
Secretary: Amanda Caldwell-Jacques – Burns & McDonnell
Amanda loves spending time with people and getting to know everyone’s stories – especially those she’s spent time with abroad. She is new to Kansas City and is excited to learn alongside the EWB-KC Professional Chapter. Amanda graduated from the University of Illinois in 2016 and currently works for Burns & McDonnell as an assistant environmental engineer in the Water group.
International Project Manager: Adam Byrnes – Burns & McDonnell
Adam has been involved with EWB since 2009, beginning with the Mizzou Student Chapter. He was part of a strong team there that successfully completed a waste water treatment plant rehabilitation in Honduras. Since college Adam has been a member of the KC Professional Chapter working on multiple international and domestic projects, mentoring other student chapters, and serving as President. He is currently a mechanical engineer at Burns and McDonnell.
Local Projects Chair: Pat Moore – Burns & McDonnell
Pat graduated from form Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1994. He graduated with an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in 2001. Pat is both a Professional Engineer and a Senior Mechanical Engineer in the Piping Department for Burns and McDonald. Pat is originally from Boston and has 16 years of industry experience. Pat looks forward to organizing local volunteer events for EWB-KC in the Kansas City area.
Fundraising Chair: Adam Pruett – Dimensional Innovations
Adam has been an active member of EWB since 2014. Hailing from the University of Kansas with degrees in mechanical engineering and physics, he currently works for Dimensional Innovations. DI is a Kansas City based architectural, design, build firm that constructs custom signage, unique marketing spaces and complete customer based experiences.
In his free time, Adam enjoys traveling, scuba diving and searching for his next adventure.
International Project Manager: Mac Prather – Black and Veatch
Mac graduated with a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO) where he was involved with EWB S&T, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, and many other organizations on campus and in the community. He led a team to bring treated water to a community of 8,000 in Santiago, Honduras through the EWB S&T chapter. The project is ongoing to meet the community needs, but in his time on campus, Mac’s team designed a water level indicator for community operators, led community based research, and developed a hydraulic model of the town’s water system.
Mac now works at Black & Veatch designing and analyzing water infrastructure systems. In his free time Mac enjoys cooking, hiking, fly fishing, and exploring new places. He is always interested in opportunities to help and learn.