Board Members

John Lilak, P.S., Professional Survey Member


John H. Lilak was appointed to the Board in July 2018.

He is currently a Survey Manager in the Overland Park, KS office of Bartlett & West. John has proudly practiced within the Land Surveying profession for twenty-nine years. He has held management positions of Senior Professional, Assistant Vice President and Registered Land Survey Manager with two firms during his career. 

He offers diverse and extensive experience in the engineering and survey field and continuously keeps updated on modernization of survey equipment and software. He holds professional survey licenses in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado. He was an Adjunct Professor for several years at the Longview Campus of the Metropolitan Community College in Lee's Summit, MO, teaching Fundamentals and Advanced Land Surveying courses. 

John is a U.S. Navy Veteran and a Scoutmaster for a Boy Scout Troop in Prairie Village, KS. He graduated from Northwest Kansas Vocational Technical School with an Engineering Technology degree. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, Kansas Society of Land Surveyors, Missouri Society of Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado. John      is a past President of the Kansas City Metro Surveyors Association where he is  now a current member. 

Mr. Lilak is the 2024 Board Chair

Mr. Lilak's term expires June 30, 2026. 


Kimberly Kramer, P.E., Professional Engineer Member

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Dr. Kimberly Waggle Kramer was appointed to the Board in September 2019.  She received her bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from K-State in 1989.  Upon graduation, she worked as a structural engineer-in-training for Leo A. Daly in Omaha; as a lead structural engineer for HTB, Inc. in Oklahoma City; as a senior structural engineer for Carter and Burgess in Fort Worth, Texas; and as the Director of Structural Engineering for GideonToal, Inc., also in Fort Worth. In this capacity, she was responsible for the design of building systems from initial planning stages through final project inspection and completion. Kramer was involved in new, renovation, and restoration projects including hospitals, prison facilities, long-span aircraft hangars, military facilities, education facilities, high-rise office buildings, retail facilities, dormitories, churches, and parking garages. She completed her master’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structures and applied mechanics in 1999.  In January 2003, Kramer accepted a faculty position with K-State in the department of architectural engineering and construction science. Earned Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University in 2020.

She is a licensed structural and professional engineer in Texas, Kansas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kentucky, Colorado, Indiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

As a professor of architectural engineering and construction science, she was named the G.E. Johnson Construction Science Endowed Chair.  In addition to her nine-month faculty appointment at K-State, Kramer has the opportunity to stay current with the building industry in a consulting capacity as the co-owner of the consulting company, KDK Engineering, LLC.  Her consulting endeavors include performing as a structural professional education consultant, engineering design and condition assessments.

Dr. Kramer is the 2024 Board Vice Chair

Dr. Kramer is the 2024 Strategic Planning Committee Chair

Dr. Kramer's Board term expires June 30, 2027.

Trudy Faulkner, Architect, Architect Member


Trudy Faulkner was appointed to the Board in June 2021. Ms. Faulkner graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction in 1996.  Ms. Faulkner is licensed in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, is NCARB Certified, and hold a LEED AP designation.

Throughout her work experience at firms located in Kansas City, she has gained a wealth of expertise, primarily in the Midwest region, in the field of historic preservation. Her diverse work experience includes adaptive reuse and new construction projects with a specialty in designing for historically significant buildings and contexts. She is especially adept at assisting clients in pursuit of historic tax credits and at guiding them through the associated review processes with local, state and federal authorities. Trudy’s design sensibilities along with her technical knowledge of the built environment have produced many successful and award winning projects. Her skills range from initial concept drawings through construction documents, technical survey of existing structures and report writing. She excels at project management and working with contractors in the field to create a positive, lasting impact in our community. Her extensive knowledge includes every phase of the architectural practice from planning and project management, to design and client collaboration through construction administration.

Key projects that she is proud to have been a part of are: The Mainstreet Theater (Kansas City, MO), the Midland Theater (Kansas City, MO), The Police Headquarters Renovation and Addition (Kansas City, MO), the Vitagraph Building (Kansas City, MO), the Blossom House Properties in Quality Hill (Kansas City, MO), work on the National WWI Memorial and Museum (Kansas City, MO), work on the Missouri State Capitol, new design for the Lowell Milken Center along with renovation of the historic Common Grounds Coffee Shop and Tribune Monitor Building all in her hometown of Fort Scott, KS, new design for the Sue Ross Arts Center (Kirksville, MO) among many other exiting and unique projects.

Ms. Faulkner is the 2024 Board Secretary. 

Ms. Faulkner’s term expires June 30, 2025

Joseph Johnson, Architect, Architect Member


Joe Johnson, AIA was appointed to the Board effective July 1, 2016.  Joe is President of Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey & Associates, P.A., a Wichita firm with offices also in Albuquerque, NM and Austin, TX.  He is NCARB Certified and registered in Kansas, Illinois, New Mexico, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas and Nevada.  He served on the Kansas Board of Technical Professionals from 1989–1992 and later served from 1999-2006.  During those terms, he also served as Chairman in 1992, 1999 and 2006.  He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois in 1971, and pursued graduate studies in the Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs at Wichita State University.

An avid believer in community involvement, Joe has been affiliated with numerous organizations, many of which he has served as chair, including the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, Visit Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau, Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, Downtown Rotary, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, Goodwill Industries and several others.

Mr. Johnson is the 2024 Complaint Committee Chair. 

Mr. Johnson's Board term expires June 30, 2024.

Wendy Ornelas, Architect, Architect Member

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Wendy Ornelas is an architecture professor and former associate dean in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design (APDesign) at Kansas State University. She earned a bachelor’s of science in architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and her master’s from Oklahoma State University.

From 2012-2014 Wendy served as the Central States Regional Director for   the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and co-chair of AIA National's Diversity and Inclusion Council. She has also been active with other architectural collateral organizations including the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), serving as its president 2009-2010; she was the West Central Regional Director for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA); in 2005 Wendy was elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows; and in 2013 she was named a distinguished professor of ACSA.

Ms. Ornelas is the 2024 Arch/LA/PG Committee Chair

Ms. Ornelas' Board term expires June 30, 2026.

Jennifer C. Taylor, P.E., Env Sp, M.ASCE Professional Engineer Member

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Jennifer Taylor graduated from Kansas State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and again in 2004 with Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Jennifer has 16 years of experience running the range of Civil Engineering Disciplines.  She started her career as a highway and roadway engineer for HDR Engineering.  After 6 years with HDR, she moved to Hutchinson Kansas where she served as the Stormwater Management Coordinator for the City. In this capacity Jennifer was responsible for ensuring compliance with the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit and Stormwater Program.  After 3 years in this role she moved back to Kansas City and took a position in Environmental Engineering at Burns & McDonnell.  During this time, she worked on remediation projects, constructed wetlands, and landfills.  This varied experience has aided and lead her to her current position as Senior Civil Engineer for Burns & McDonnell in the Oil, Gas, and Chemical Division where she does a variety of Civil Design work from stormwater drainage systems to rail and anything in between.  She loves that this job allows her to help protect our waterways and clean up refineries one project at a time, and also allows her to continue learning all aspects of Civil Design and Project Management.  Jennifer is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and Kansas.

Jennifer strives to serve her profession through the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) where she was elected by her peers from all over the U.S. to the role of Region 7 Governor.  She was honored to receive the Engineer of the Year Award for the Kansas City Section of ASCE 2018.
When not working, Jennifer spends time with her husband Seth and their children Addilynn age 8 and Grayson age 4.   Jennifer has a passion for serving her community and spends much of her spare time involved in local nonprofits and community outreach activities.

Ms. Taylor is the 2024 PE/PS Committee Chair. 

Ms. Taylor's Board term expires on June 30, 2024.

Larry Graham, P.E., P.S., Professional Engineer/Professional Surveyor Member


Larry D. Graham was appointed to the Board as the PE/PS member in July 2012. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a BS in Civil Engineering. He has an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Mr. Graham has been with the firm of Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. (SKW) since 1971. He is a principal stockholder and manages the Infrastructure and Development Division, which includes Field Services. His forty-five years of experience include public and private engineering and surveying of all types and counts himself fortunate to have worked closely with Tex L. New and William I. Shafer, both former SKW stockholders and KSBTP board members. He is licensed as an Engineer in twelve States and as a Land Surveyor in eight States. He is a Certified Federal Surveyor, qualified to perform surveying work for the Federal Bureau of Land Management and the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. Mr. Graham has served as president of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors(KSLS) in 2005 and 2006. He is currently serving on the board for KSLS and as  National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Director of Kansas and was Area Six Director for NSPS from 2009 to 2016, covering Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He has served on the board of the KSLS  Charitable Foundation, and serves on the board of the Public Land Survey System Foundation.

Mr. Graham's term expires on June 30, 2025.

Carisa McMullen L.A., Landscape Architect Member


Carisa McMullen was appointed to the Board in July 2015. Carisa graduated from Kansas State University in 1993 and began her career as a public servant working for the City of Wichita Park and Recreation Department.  Leaving this position in 1997 to gain experience with newer design technologies, Carisa worked for private engineering and architecture firms until she started her business in the fall of 2000.

Carisa decided early on in her career that starting her own business was the only way to maintain complete control over her design ambitions. Although she’s pleased to be among the “Certified Women-owned Businesses” in several regional markets, Carisa takes tremendous pride in the primary drivers of Landworks Studio’s achievements; an impressive portfolio of successfully completed projects and the delighted loyal clients behind them.

In over twenty-two years of practicing Landscape Architecture, Carisa McMullen has always chosen the road less travelled.  Carisa’s competitive spirit drives her  to face every challenge head on.  As the Owner and Principal of Landworks Studio, this ‘can-do’ attitude has defined her professional ambitions, shaped her  firm, molded her staff and produced a body of work that has enhanced the lives and experiences of countless people.

Thrilled to advocate for the practice of landscape architecture in this role for the State of Kansas, Carisa is looking forward to her four year appointment.

Mrs. McMullen's Board term expires June 30, 2027.


William Haverkamp P.S., Professional Surveyor Member

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Bill Haverkamp was appointed to the Board in July 2016.  Bill began his career in September 1977 with KDOT Surveys on a design survey crew, attained licensure as a land surveyor in June 1986, and was promoted to the Survey Coordinator, Design in November 1990.  He retired in December 2021 as the Chief, Bureau of Right of Way.  He has served the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (KSLS) as President, Vice- President and a member of the Board of Directors. His memberships include the National Society of Professional Surveyors, KSLS, and the Northeast Chapter of KSLS.

Mr. Haverkamp's Board term will expire June 30, 2024.


Jack Poole, P.E., Professional Engineer Member

Jack Poole, Professional Engineer

Jack Poole is a Principal of Poole Fire Protection, Inc. in Olathe, Kansas. Mr. Poole graduated from the University of Maryland in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Fire Protection, licensed in 49 states and 3 territories. He is a member of the NFPA Standards Council, he chairs NFPA 72 SIG-PRO and NFPA 520, and serves on many other NFPA Technical Committees, and is an SFPE Fellow and the current SFPE Secretary-Treasurer.

Mr. Poole is also the Chair of the University of Maryland Fire Protection Engineering Board of Visitors, member of the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Board of Visitors and the Past Chair of the OSU Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board. 

Mr. Poole's term expires June 30, 2026. 

Douglas Louis, P.G., Professional Geologist Member

Doug Louis, Professional Geologist

Doug Louis is a professional geologist having over 35 years of experience in a wide array of expertise.  He has worked in the private industry on projects throughout the mid-continent, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Clients include fortune 500 and small equity companies in oil and gas, natural gas storage, and aerospace industries. In addition to private industry experience, Mr. Louis worked in the regulatory field for over 20 years at the Kansas Corporation Commission; ending his career there as the Conservation Division Director.  Currently he is the geologist/manager of the Kansas Geological Survey’s Kansas Geologic Sample Repository in Wichita.

Mr. Louis has a B.S. in Geology, and a Masters of Business Administration from Wichita State University. He enjoys following WSU basketball, water sports with his family and sporting clays. 

Mr. Louis's term expires June 30, 2027.