Our Team

Ben Abrahamsen, PE

Mechanical Engineer

Rod Menezes, PE

Mechanical Engineer

Jason Adams, PE, CDP

Mechanical Engineer

Riley Breslin, PE

Mechanical Engineer

Nate Cordano, PE

Mechanical Engineer

Chase Cibart, EIT

Mechanical Designer

Matt Boom

Drafting Technician

Tristan Andrews

Drafting Technician

GhassaN Kako

Drafting Technician

John Ewing

Drafting Technician

Kristen Darling

Administrative Assistant

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Ben Abrahamsen, PE

Mechanical Engineer

Education: Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from University of Rochester.

Experience: After graduating University of Rochester, Ben worked at a consulting engineering firm in upstate New York and gained opportunities in mechanical design, central plant analysis, retro-commissioning, and project management. When he returned home to Redding in 2011, he started Frontier Consulting Engineers to provide engineering services to the Northern California area. Under his leadership, Frontier has grown into a leading engineering firm in the region. Ben provides overall leadership to the company, with an emphasis on the healthcare industry. Ben continues to be involved in the daily operation of Frontier while seeking to train and develop other engineers in the company.

Outside the office, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, backpacking in the Trinity Alps, camping on the Northern CA coast, reading good books, a competitive game of pick-up basketball, and traveling. He and his wife Natalie have three daughters.

Professional Engineering Licensure: California, Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Montana, and Indiana.

Affiliations: ASHRAE, ASPE, NFPA

Rod Menezes, PE

Mechanical Engineer

Education: Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from Florida International University

Experience: Prior to joining Frontier in 2017, Rod worked several years in the industry in South Florida with an emphasis in plumbing and fire protection systems. In his 20+ years in the consulting field, he has accumulated knowledge and experience by being involved in an array of projects ranging from airports, courthouses, fire stations, healthcare, schools and universities, to high rise commercial and residential buildings. Rod strives for excellence in mechanical systems design while being efficient in working with clients, contractors, and local jurisdiction authorities.

Outside of the office, Rod enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking, camping, playing soccer and playing music. He and his wife Rebeca have two daughters.

Professional Engineering Licensure: California and Florida.

Affiliations: ASPE

Jason Adams, PE

Mechanical Engineer

Education: Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Chico

Experience: Jason joined Frontier immediately after graduation from CSU Chico in 2014. Throughout Jason’s experience at Frontier he has had the opportunity to design over 60 commercial restaurants, has excelled in complex plumbing systems engineering and has been granted status as a Certified Plumbing Designer (CPD) as recognized by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers. Jason manages a wide range of projects and is familiar with the requirements of both OSHPD and DSA. Jason strives to bring the highest quality deliverables to his clients via cost effective solutions, exceptional communication and prompt turnaround times. 

Outside the office, Jason enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, backpacking, boating and traveling around the world. 

Professional Engineering Licensure: California

Affiliations: ASHRAE, ASPE

Riley Breslin, PE

Mechanical Engineer

Education: Bachelor of Science, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Experience: Riley joined Frontier shortly after completing his Bachelor’s degree in 2015.  During his time with Frontier, Riley has provided mechanical design services to a variety of clients including educational institutions, medical facilities, industrial labs, microbreweries, casinos, and custom home designers.  Riley strives to provide every client with the most cost-effective and energy-efficient design available.

In his free time, Riley likes to spend time in the outdoors of Northern California and Oregon; fishing, hunting, hiking, and generally exploring all that the wilds of the area have to offer.

Professional Engineering Licensure: California

Affiliations: ASHRAE, ASPE

Nate Cordano, PE

Mechanical Engineer

Education: Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Experience: After a summer internship at Frontier, Nate graduated from Cal Poly and returned home to Redding, beginning as a full-time employee in 2017. Since then, he has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of mechanical design projects in the healthcare, education, and commercial sectors. Gaining valuable first-hand experience under the excellent leadership at Frontier, Nate seeks to provide honest professional engineering services to his clients and community.

Outside of work, Nate enjoys playing music, reading theology, writing fiction, and going to the lake with his wife and daughter.

Professional Engineering Licensure: California

Chase Cibart, EIT

Mechanical Designer

Education: Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Chico

Experience: Chase joined Frontier in 2019 as an intern, and after graduating from CSU, Chico, now is a Mechanical Designer at Frontier, working toward earning his Professional Engineer licensure. During his time earning his bachelor’s degree, Chase took on leadership roles for engineering projects as well as in extracurricular clubs. He strives to bring leadership, communication, and teachability skills to Frontier to provide excellent engineering services to the firm and its clients.

In Chase’s spare time, he enjoys boating and kayaking on nearby lakes with his wife, Kaitlin, and their friends. He also enjoys bike riding, game nights, playing basketball, and playing the bass guitar. 

Matt Boom

Drafting Technician

Education: Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Sciences from Towson University

Experience: Matt joined Frontier in 2013 as a drafting technician.

Outside the office, Matt enjoys working on computers and drinking Dutch Brothers coffee.

Tristan Andrews

Drafting Technician

Experience: Tristan joined Frontier in 2018 as a drafting technician. 

Outside the office, Tristan enjoys hanging out with friends, traveling, and working on his house. His hobbies include graphic design and music.

Ghassan Kako

Drafting Technician

Education: Bachelor of Science, Building & Construction Engineering from University of Technology, Baghdad – Iraq.

Experience: Ghassan joined the Frontier team in 2018 as a drafting technician. He works on a variety of projects, including government and private projects of various types of commercial and residential buildings.

When Ghassan is not working, he enjoys bike rides with his daughters and drinking Turkish coffee with friends and family. He and his wife Zena have three daughters.

John Ewing

Drafting Technician

Bio coming soon.

Kristen Darling

Administrative Assistant

Experience: Kristen joined Frontier in 2012.

Kristen handles all of the administrative functions for the office. 

When Kristen is not keeping the rest of the office in check, she can be found spending time with her husband and four kids and enjoys going to Disneyland.