PPC Staff Updates

Physical Planning and Construction is happy to announce that our team is expanding:

Michelle Cole Projects Accountant, March 2017

Michelle joins us from Lighthouse Bank where she served as Vice-President and Loan Operations Manager for 9 years and was responsible for developing and creating the Loan Operations Department.  She was one of the key management personnel that started Lighthouse Bank, which specializes in construction and commercial real estate lending.  Her responsibilities included managing loan servicing, loan documentation, lending compliance and audit, software administration, financial accounting, analysis and reporting.

Before beginning her career at Lighthouse Bank, Michelle spent 7 years working at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Physical and Biological Sciences business office as a Budget Analyst.  Prior to that she spent 12 years working at Coast Commercial Bank where she held a number of key positions.

Sarah Fleming Senior Physical Planner, November 2016

Sarah joins us from the City of Milpitas, CA where she served as Senior Planner overseeing the City’s Current Planning & Development and Long Range Planning and Policy teams.  She also served as Acting Director of the Planning & Neighborhood Services department where she led a team in the areas of Current & Long-Range Planning and Housing & Code Enforcement.  In 2016 Sarah was awarded City of Milpitas Employee of the Year for her work with the City. Certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2008, Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2004) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Urban Studies from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI (2002).

Student Staff:

Mayank Srivastava - Project Assistant, March 2016

Justin Cheng - Project Assistant, February 2015

Kyle Smith - Project Assistant, September 2015

Brianna Jesse - Project Assistant, March 2016