ABOUT US

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Nathan Toothman, P.E. (HI, CO, NV only)

Co-Founder & Foundation Specialist


Education
- BS Civil Engineering, CU Boulder

​- MBA, Chaminade University
- MS Engineering Management, ODU 


Prior Experience
- Elevate Structure - Co-founder & co-CEO

- Chevron & ConocoPhillips - Project engineer 
- US Navy - Nuclear submarine officer and engineer 
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Professional Engineering Licenses
- Hawaii #14411-C
- Colorado #44430

- Nevada #24885

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Tiffany Toothman

Co-Founder


Education
- BS Civil Engineering, USC

​- BA Physics, Whittier College

- 'Iolani School (Hawaii)

Prior Experience
- Elevate Structure - Co-founder & Co-CEO
- Chevron - Design engineer & project manager 
- EXD Engineering - E.I.T. Civil Engineer

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Noelle Lee

Director of Operations


Education
- BS Kinesiology & Exercise Science, Cal Poly

​- 'Iolani School (Hawaii)


Prior Experience

- Assistant Director of Wellness, Jonathan Club
- General Manager, Plus One Health Management

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David LaSpisa

Foundation Specialist (San Diego)


Education
- BS Mechanical Engineering, CU Boulder

​- MS Knowledge Management, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina


Prior Experience

- United & SkyWest Airlines - Pilot
- US Navy - Naval Aviator 

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Stephanie Tanverkul, P.E. (CA only)

Foundation Specialist (Bay Area)


Education
- BS Environmental Engineering, U. California, Merced

​- MS Civil Engineering, San Jose State University


Prior Experience

- Project Engineer - California Water Service Company
- Assistant Policy Researcher/PhD Fellow - RAND Corp.

- Associate Engineer - Schaaf & Wheeler 

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Aleena Sharahudeen

Foundation Specialist (Bay Area)


Education
- MS Structural Engineering - SRM University

​- BS Civil Engineering - University of Kerala


Prior Experience

- Assistant Resident Engineer - Civil Engineering Enterprises Limited

 

Certifications

- LEED Green Associate

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Tim Boelke, P.E. (CA only)

Foundation Specialist (San Diego)


Education
- BS Mech. Engineering, Catholic University of America

​- MS Civil Engineering, San Diego State University


Prior Experience

- Senior Engineer at APTIM, CB&I & Shaw Environmental
- US Navy - Nuclear surface engineer & officer

Company History

 

Nathan & Tiffany founded BEAR Engineering in December 2010 on the North Shore of Oahu as a husband and wife owned and operated Civil Engineering firm. We named the company after our son, 6 months at the time, who we thought looked like a little bear! We had both studied Civil Engineering in college which consists of structures, soils, transportation, environmental, construction and water resources and we met while working as engineers at a Chevron refinery in Hawaii. We decided our focus would be the residential market out of a passion for homes and the enjoyment that comes from working directly with individuals and families.

Core Values

 

Integrity - first and foremost strive to do the right thing
Empathy – treat others how we want to be treated
Excellence – strive for a personal best on each job
Attitude – we maintain a positive and caring attitude

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CONTACT US:

BearFoundationService@gmail.com

Bay Area & Hawaii: (650) 722-0830

San Diego: (619) 736-8478