Four Parkhill employees receive licenses

Category: Company News

Written By: Valerie Edgren

Date: October 5, 2021

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Parkhill has announced four new licensees.  


Ember Gonzalez has received his license as a Registered Architect. In Parkhill’s K-12 Sector, he uses Building Information Models (BIM) to coordinate between design disciplines, reducing interference between building systems. As an experienced BIM user, Ember often helps less experienced peers use the software to its highest ability. He also designs for an array of project types, including educational, religious, financial, multi-family residential, and office facilities.

His projects include a new high school for Lubbock-Cooper ISD, a renovation and addition for an LISD middle school, an indoor athletics project for Melissa ISD, and LISD’s South Elementary School.

Sandra Gutierrez  recently earned her Professional Engineering license in Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), where she earned both her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering.

She has designed horizontal and vertical roadway alignments, roadway geometry, intersection, multi-use hike and bike paths, pedestrian-friendly and ADA-compliant sidewalks and ramps, high-speed facility rehabilitation and widening, Super 2 highways and has developed pavement marking and signage plans for both Texas and New Mexico clients. Her focus as a team member in the Parkhill Transportation Sector is to help clients balance their needs while implementing design guidelines, evaluating the pros and cons of roadway design impacts, and handling team coordination internally and externally.


This is true for the high-profile Las Cruces downtown revitalization project; River Bend Phases I, II, and III; and Hawkins Boulevard Reconstruction project.


Ms. Gutierrez is completing her term as Secretary for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) El Paso Branch Younger Member Group and will serve as Vice President for the 2021-2022 term. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the ASCE El Paso Branch and participates in the development of her Neighborhood Improvement Association.  


Jake Wyatt has received his license as a Professional Engineer. Wyatt is a structural engineer in Parkhill’s Architecture Practice. His projects include the Lubbock-Cooper ISD 2021 Bond New High School, the Lubbock Police Headquarters, St. Ann’s Youth Activity Center, Lubbock-Cooper ISD New Middle School Renovation/Addition, and Gateway Church – Southlake Campus Expansion.

Born and raised in San Angelo, Texas, he grew up with a talent for music and attended Texas Tech. His church work led to serving as a missionary in South Africa. Later, in the US Army, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., and deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division on two one-year tours in Afghanistan.

Andy Yuhas received his Professional Geologist license from the Texas Bureau of Professional Geoscientists in May, 2021. As part of Parkhill’s Environmental Sector, he has more than 15 total years of experience with GIS analyses and applications, and the geosciences. He also owned his own GIS consulting company for five of those years. His knowledge helps in the understanding of groundwater, air quality, and land use/land cover change over time, using such technologies as satellite remote sensing, aerial photography, on-the-ground mapping and digitizing geographic and geologic features for further analysis. Another large part of his environmental experience is focused on collecting soil, groundwater and air samples for various client projects. Andy has cultivated his extensive geologic expertise through projects such as the Holloman Air Force Base landfarm; Sandoval County Landfill in Rio Rancho, N.M.; Corralitos Landfill in Las Cruces, N.M.; and Lea County Landfill in Eunice, N.M.