Our Team

Our integrated and diverse team of professional engineers, urban planners, sustainability professionals and design experts takes a collaborative approach to problem-solving that helps bring innovative ideas to life. We strive to find an ideal balance between function and aesthetics to create results that transcend the challenges they solve and become long-term successes for the communities we serve.

Education

BS, Civil Engineering

The University of Texas at El Paso

Robert Gonzales, PE, CNU-A

President

Robert has over 35 years of reviewing, managing and designing projects in the El Paso area and has developed extensive experience in all aspects of land development, master planning, major municipal drainage/roadway infrastructure assignments, land use mapping, street & thoroughfare design, drainage infrastructure design, park improvement projects, traffic control and circulation, and stormwater infrastructure planning, analyses and design. These projects include the full spectrum of design tasks including studies and reports, schematics, preparation of plans, technical specifications and cost estimates (PS&E), right-of-way mapping, and engineering support services during construction.

 

He served as a member of the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and the City of El Paso’s Subdivision Ordinance Rewrite Committee where he completed the preparation of the new Design Standards for Construction for the City of El Paso. He has previously served as Vice Chair of the TxDOT Bicycle Advisory Committee, Chairman of the City of El Paso’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, and local coordinator for the Texas Bicycle Coalition.

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Education

MPA, Master of Public Administration

The University of Texas at El Paso

BA, Bachelor of Arts

The University of Texas at Austin

Fred Lopez, FAICP CTP, CNU-A

Vice President

Fred has over 22 years of urban and regional planning experience, including transportation planning, comprehensive planning. land use, zoning, and code/ordinance updates. Fred oversees Quantum Consultants' urban planning team and previously served as Comprehensive Plan Manager, Transportation Planning Administrator, and Deputy Director for Capital Improvement Department Planning at the City of El Paso. In 2012, he developed and managed the City of El Paso’s first Transportation Planning Division, which led to new street design policies and procedures focused on improving public health by promoting walking, bicycling, and mass transit. Fred has Advanced Specialty Certification in Transportation Planning from the American Planning Association.

 

Fred is active in the American Planning Association Texas Chapter and is a member of APA Texas Board of Directors. Fred was designated as an Emerging Leader by the American Public Works Association in 2014 and was awarded Transportation Manager of the Year by the Texas Public Works Association in 2017. He is also a member of the UTEP Alumni Association Board of Directors.

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Education

MS, Civil Engineering

The University of Texas at El Paso

BS, Civil Engineering

The University of Texas at El Paso

Estefany Ramos, PE

Engineering Manager

Estefany has over six years of experience in project management, cost estimating, CAD, and drainage studies. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2013 and continued her education to receive her Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2015 from the University of Texas at El Paso.  Estefany has managed numerous municipal projects, water/wastewater design, street/roadway reconstruction projects. She has extensive experience in managing projects for the City of El Paso, Town of Horizon City, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Independent School District, Ysleta Independent School District, and the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

Estefany is currently a Lead Design Engineer and Project Manager for various site development projects for both public and private sector clients. She is currently Secretary for ASCE Texas Section, El Paso Branch. 

 

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Education

BS, Civil Engineering

The University of Texas at El Paso

Wendy Arredondo, EIT, CNU-A

Engineering Manager

Wendy has over 15 years of experience in residential, commercial, multi-family developments, drainage and flood control studies and design, and street/highway design.  She has managed several high-profile projects for entities such as The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP); El Paso, Socorro, and Clint Independent School Districts, and the Texas Department of Transportation.  Wendy has led the engineering design of several City of El Paso Quality of Life projects, including San Jacinto Plaza Reconstruction, Pedestrian Pathways Project Phases I and II, and Fire Station projects.  Wendy also managed Transportation Alternatives Program projects for UTEP such as Hawthorne Street and University Avenue Pedestrian and Bike Improvements.   

Wendy is a Past President for the El Paso Branch Chapter of ASCE and acted as the student chapter liaison for the UTEP Student Chapter of ASCE for several years.  Wendy is passionate about encouraging young people to pursue a higher education especially in math and science.  Wendy has mentored student design groups at UTEP, has participated as a volunteer/presenter at events such as Math Night at Crockett Elementary, presenter at Guillen Middle School and Zach White Elementary School.

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Education

Master of City and Regional Planning, UNC Chapel Hill

BS, Urban and Regional Studies, Cornell University

Nate Baker, AICP, CNU-A

Planning Manager

Nate Baker has over a decade of urban and regional planning experience, including project management, comprehensive and land use planning, growth management, small area planning, zoning and subdivision regulations, inclusive community engagement, scenario planning, data analytics, and housing policy. He began his career as a planner with the City of El Paso where he managed subdivision applications and negotiated more walkable neighborhood designs. Since then, he worked as a senior planning consultant, assisting cities and counties with their comprehensive plans, small area plans, and zoning ordinance rewrite projects, and as a neighborhood and community development planner with the City of Alexandria, Virginia. As a Fulbright Research Fellow, Nate also previously worked internationally on planning initiatives, particularly in Latin America.

 

He is active with the American Planning Association and serves on the Durham Planning Commission in Durham, North Carolina. Through his work, Nate seeks to help communities achieve vibrant, equitable, and sustainable growth.

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Education

BS, Civil Engineering

The University of Texas at El Paso

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Education

BA, Environmental Studies and 

International Relations

Austin College

Alec Mondello, EIT

Junior Project Engineer, Senior Planner

Alec has over five years of urban planning experience, including active transportation planning, comprehensive planning, and transportation planning. Alec has a background in municipal government, with previous experience at the City of El Paso Capital Improvement Department, where he performed planning and preliminary design of parks, playgrounds, trails, and sidewalks for the Neighborhood Improvement Program. He currently focuses on bicycle and trail planning, and transportation infrastructure projects.

 

Alec is a founding member of the American Public Works Association UTEP Student Chapter and is active with the West Section of the American Planning Association Texas Chapter.

Sarah Elena Dillabough

Sustainability and Outreach Specialist

Sarah Elena has more than five years of experience in sustainable project management. She has created and managed several grant programs, including the City of El Paso Garden Grant Program. She is experienced in public outreach and education, organizing community workshops and community events, organizing and leading groups of volunteers to work on environmental projects, and organizing various food-waste reduction projects which have diverted thousands of pounds of food from the landfill. During her undergraduate years, she studied in France, Morocco, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Bhutan, and traveled to many other countries. She is trilingual, speaking, reading, and writing fluent English, Spanish, and French. 

 

Sarah Elena has experience serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the City of El Paso Resilience + Sustainability Department, and working as the Food Donor Relations Manager at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank. She is currently a member of the City of El Paso Open Space Advisory Board.