William A. Kibbe & Associates is pleased to welcome four new staff members to our team. Each new employee brings added skills and strength to our growing firm, and we are happy to have them working with us.


Jeff Haines, RA, LEED AP

Haines_JeffJeff Haines, a Registered Architect, is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional. Jeff works within William A. Kibbe & Associates’ Architecture department, and his specialty is sustainable design. He grew up in Midland / Gladwin, Michigan, and he loves to travel. He and his wife got engaged on the Charles Bridge in Prague, and after years of living and traveling in a variety of places, he returned to Midland where he currently lives with his family. In his spare time he enjoys camping, skiing, cooking, and kayaking. He also enjoys volunteering his skills – particularly with EMI (Engineering Ministries International) – and his favorite type of project is one in which he’s involved from start to finish.


Laura Mettam
Director of Marketing and Communications

Mettam_LauraLaura Mettam joins William A. Kibbe & Associates’ team as the new Director of Marketing and Communications. Laura recently moved back to her home state of Michigan from Chicago, where she was the long-time Managing Editor and Business Manager for Chicago Gallery News, a publication and website dedicated to Chicago’s cultural community. She brings with her a critical eye for design, digital marketing strategies, and a passion for prose. She enjoys art, running, traveling, and trying new restaurants. She is eager to help express to the public all of the exciting and impressive projects that the WAK team is busy working on every day.


Darren Bart
Structural Drafter

Bart_DarrenDarren Bart was welcomed to William A. Kibbe & Associates this December when he began an internship within the Structural Engineering department as a structural drafter. Darren is from Michigan’s Clare County, and he is currently studying at Mid Michigan Community College where he is nearly finished completing his Associate Degree in Computer Aided Drafting & Design Technology. In his free time Darren enjoys painting and spending time with his friends and family.


Jesse Rowe
Civil Drafter

Rowe_JesseJesse Rowe was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and he currently attends Mid Michigan Community College. Jesse began an internship with William A. Kibbe & Associates this winter, and he will graduate in the spring of 2016 with an Associate Degree in Computer Aided Drafting & Design Technology. In the WAK office, he works in the Civil Engineering department assisting with a number of ongoing projects. Outside of the office, in his spare time, he enjoys paintball, his truck, and college football and basketball.