Our Team

Leadership

Mike Fitzmaurice

Principal

Mike has over 30 years of experience designing electrical systems for numerous commercial projects across the state of Washington. As an active design lead in his projects, he applies hands on design in power, communications, AV, security, fire alarm, closed circuit television, and emergency power systems.

His extensive communications and audio-visual experience includes the design of wide area networks and local area networks for entire school districts and commercial clients. His network design experience includes high speed Ethernet, IP networks and prioritization, fiber optic cable plant, and coordinating utility services. On the audio-visual side, Mike has designed complete classroom systems including HD video and projectors connected to video servers, incoming cable television, and sound system. He is highly experienced to address the technical needs of modern educational facilities and has written Master Plans for several districts.

Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Tennessee, and Idaho, and is a LEED-Accredited Professional.

Kevin Wartelle

Principal

Kevin has been with Travis Fitzmaurice since 1996. He has served as principal-in-charge and/or project manager on numerous commercial, civic, tribal, and educational projects. Kevin has extensive experience in all aspects of electrical design, as well as the ever-changing technologies of data and telecommunications. In addition to being a professional engineer, Kevin is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) through BICSI. He combines hands-on experience with thorough knowledge of industry codes and standards to apply the fundamentals of telecommunications distribution design to the unique requirements of each project. Through his participation in BICSI-sponsored continuing education programs and conferences, Kevin keeps up with the latest technologies and practices in the continually evolving communications industry. Kevin’s knowledge of the ever-evolving technological needs, and his expertise with telecommunications, has earned him projects of varying sizes within the US, as well as internationally in China.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Santa Clara University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Washington and Hawaii, is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), and is a LEED-Accredited Professional.

Aprille Balangue

Principal

"My favorite part about this job is seeing people thrive in the spaces we’ve created for them.”

As principal at TFWB Engineers, Aprille Balangue has led the team on numerous educational, multi-use, civic, and other commercial projects. She has over 14 years of electrical design experience in power distribution, communications systems, audio visual, fire alarm, security, access control, and architectural lighting design. She enjoys working closely with the client and the design team to deliver integrated solutions that are smart and sustainable for learning, working and living environments.

Aprille is the lead lighting + controls designer for the team and enjoys collaborating with architects and interior designers to create an illuminated environment that meets both aesthetic and functional goals. She keeps abreast of the latest trends and technologies in lighting design and lighting controls and brings innovative solutions to the table, such as human centric lighting, acoustic lighting, LLLC, wireless controls, and PoE lighting.

Aprille holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of Baguio, Philippines. She is a Lighting Certified Professional through the NCQLP. She has also served as an ACE mentor for students who want to explore the world of architecture, construction, and engineering.

Aprille loves spending time with her family, serving in her community, and engaging with people. Her rich cultural heritage growing up as a Filipino and an Igorot has played a huge part in her affinity for all people of diverse backgrounds.

Key Personnel

Janine Westby

Administrative Director

Erie Lemus

Electrical Designer

Rocxy Juan

Senior Electrical Designer

Paul McIntosh

Electrical Designer

Andrew Sharman

BIM Manager

Kate Hanson

Revit Technician

Brian Oh

Electrical Designer

Cecy Romero

Marketing Manager