Brian A. Stephenson, PE, CCM
Brian has over forty years of experience in structural engineering design, analysis, and construction management for the built-environment. He is Engineer-of-Record for a wide array of civil/structural engineering projects including: hospitals, industrial facilities, K-12 schools, research laboratories, performance spaces, waterfront structures, churches, university facilities, elderly housing, multi-family housing, water and waste water facilities, land development, roads, and bridges. Other work includes structural engineering consultation to contractors.
Brian is a long-time advocate of sustainable design practices, appropriate technology in development and alternative, environmentally-friendly construction materials. He serves as a professional mentor for Engineers Without Borders/USA and is an organizer/committee member for the International Network on Appropriate Technology. He is a lecturer and researcher in the field of biomimicry applications in structural engineering.
Professional Engineer Registrations include: Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Colorado, Texas, and the District of Columbia.
Certified Construction Management professional, Construction Management Association of America
Biomimicry Immersion Certificate, Discovering Nature's Genius, Biomimicry 3.8
Bridge Inspection and Assessment Certificate, AASHTO
Engineers and Planners for the Built Environment
Connie has been with Qodesh Engineering for over six years. Armed with a journalism degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism, she has compiled many years doing editorial work for national magazines and managed corporate communications and media relations. In addition, she served for over ten years as an educator for Howard University in the undergraduate English Department.
Connie's many skills as a communicator serve her well in her position as Accounts Manager. With customer service a high value in the organization, she is central to ensuring successful client-interface from project initiation to completion.
Thomas Epps, Jr.
Thomas (TJ) Epps has over 40 years of engineering and construction experience. There is little he has not seen in the field. He has a quick grasp of what works, what doesn't, and can readily identify constructibility challenges. His expertise in understanding "how things work" is invaluable to the engineering practice. TJ has multiple skills over and beyond the technical know-how.
Areas of expertise include: Construction Document review, Field Engineering, Site Inspections, Foundations, Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Electrical systems, Surveying, Construction Quality Control and Construction Management.
Deborah C. Taylor
Deborah is a semi-retired business owner with over 30 years of office administrative and business management experience. Fifteen of those years are vetted in providing construction administration, facility management and project support to the staff, consultants and interns at Qodesh Engineering. Deborah is a very resourceful and inspirational person. Her ability to "where many hats" has proven over the years to be an enduring asset in sustaining our ability to provide quality structural engineering, construction management and design planning services.
Eugene “Gene” Blossom serves as Project Manager for Qodesh CM ensuring the smooth operations of the company’s business activities. He provides oversight in project scheduling and capacity development. For over 37 years, he was Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and retired as Supervisor. There, he served in a variety of departments including Track maintenance, materials, operations payroll, and inventory management. Gene has training in logistics, operations, and inventory management from his early years in the army (Germany). Gene holds a diploma in Engineering Technology with special expertise in Solid State Electronics. A man of integrity, he is pastor and founder of Total Restoration Community Church, Jessup, Maryland.