STAFF

Catherine Mirkin, PE, Principal/PM

Catherine Mirkin has proven skills as a project manager, having completed a wide variety of civil engineering projects in her 28-year career. Catherine founded CM Design Group in 2011. She chose to work in a small firm environment in order to be able to play an active role in both the management and the design of all her projects. Her style is to work collaboratively and proactively with clients. She specializes in transportation and storm drainage, and has prepared PS&E documents for over 180 lane miles of roadway overlays. In addition to roadway overlays, her design experience includes roadway widenings, pedestrian and bikeway improvements, traffic calming design intersections, and new alignments.

Education:
B.S. Civil Engineering, 1987
Gonzaga University

John Thoreson, PE, Senior Project Engineer

John is experienced in roadway, pedestrian and civil site design projects, as well as construction management. John has worked with a variety of municipal clients on roadway, sidewalk, traffic calming, and pedestrian projects. He has a solid working knowledge of local standard specifications, federal aid project requirements, and storm drainage code. John has unique experience in ADA compliant facility design having completed the design of over 400 curb ramps and the required MEF documentation. He has become an expert in the field of ADA requirements and compliance.

Education:
B.S. Civil Engineering, 2002
University of Washington

Mike Thielk, EIT, Project Engineer

Mike has experience in roadway, pedestrian projects, construction management and storm drainage. Mike has worked with a variety of municipal clients on roadway, sidewalk, and pedestrian projects. His recent focus has been on developing green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) solutions. Mike recently completed design work on the Delridge GSI project for SDOT/SPU, and is currently developing the storm water design and hydraulic report for the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal.

Education:
B.S. Civil Engineering, 2013
University of Washington

Kale K. Chang Yuen, EIT, Project Engineer

Kale has experience in roadway and pedestrian projects, as well as construction management. Kale has worked with a variety of municipal clients on roadway, sidewalk, and pedestrian projects. Kale’s recent focus has been on preparing pavement overlay plans, ADA ramp design, and pedestrian facilities for PS&E projects. He’s also taken an active role on the transportation planning projects including the Roosevelt HCT Corridor project for SDOT and the City of Redmond’s TSIP program.

Education:
B.S. Civil Engineering, 2013
University of Washington