Mr. Hara has over 12 years of experience in consulting, project management, and account management experience in the energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy capital infrastructure space. His engagements span from strategy to implementation, leading projects related to capital infrastructure, transmission and distribution, asset management, customer engagement, operating model, and energy efficiency programs at various utilities. Mr. Hara has led new business development and account management efforts for public clients and private clients in the energy sector across the West Coast. Currently, Mr. Hara is leading the capital infrastructure development for a cutting-edge semi-conductor facility. In his free time, Paul likes to go on culinary adventures through new cities with his fiancée, when he isn’t cheering on the Dodgers. He also enjoys golfing and ocean fishing.
Coe & Van Loo Consultants, Inc. (CVL) is pleased to announce that Nick Stafford, PE, CFM has joined the CVL team as a Project Manager. Nick has 9 years of engineering and project development experience, including H&H modeling for floodplain mapping and revisions, dam rehabilitation design, emergency action planning, drainage master planning, technical drainage studies, and hydraulic modeling for permitting of construction in floodways. He is proficient in AutoCAD, ArcGIS, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-1, FLO-2D, SWMM, StormCAD, HY-8, and FlowMaster. His experience also extends to construction management and construction inspection, including asphalt and concrete testing, and quantity and cost tracking. Nick served as the water resources analyst for several floodplain mapping revisions, including park expansions, residential developments, commercial developments, and drainageway crossings. His experience includes, Letters of Map Revision (LOMR), Conditional Letters of Map Revision (CLOMR), Flood Insurance Studies (FIS), Flood Hazard Area Delineation (FHAD) studies, Technical Support Data Notebooks (TSDNs) for submittals to Urban Drainage Flood Control District (UDFCD), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), master plans, reports, as-builts; and topographic data from surveys and other local, regional, or national datasets. He performed hydraulic assessments of channels and channel modifications, existing and proposed floodway crossings and structures, and local grading in floodplains based on proposed or as-built plans. He was also recently involved with the formation of an emergency action plan (EAP) for a detention facility in northwest Las Vegas, including two-dimensional hydraulic modeling and inundation mapping, and identification and timing of affected critical facilities. With his vast amount of knowledge in storm water management, Nick is known for his commitment to identifying creative solutions, making him an ideal fit for CVL.
CVL is pleased to announce Matthew Nahlik’s promotion to Assistant Project Manager. Mr. Nahlik earned a Master’s degree from Arizona State University and began his career writing publications as an Engineering Researcher for the University. This expertise enables him to effectively analyze new projects and coordinate multiple teams to achieve goals. Since joining CVL’s Land Development Department, he has designed and coordinated numerous projects throughout the valley including locations in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Cave Creek, Peoria, Sun City West, El Mirage, Glendale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Maricopa and Denton, Texas. Beyond his responsibilities for leading team designs and project coordination efforts, Mr. Nahlik continues to mentor ASU engineering students and takes pride in helping others excel. His constant leadership and positive attitude have been important to the CVL team and we look forward to his continued development as an engineer.