All RISA Training Instructors hold a master’s degree, professional engineering license or both.
RISA Technologies’ development and training staff consists entirely of engineers with extensive design experience. They also provide all software support and engineering consultation to RISA clients.
Director of Product Strategy
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Deborah joined RISA in 2007 and has been involved in technical support, marketing, and sales, as well as testing and development of the new features. Deborah joins RISA after working in New York for Wexler and Associates designing commercial concrete Hi-Rise buildings. She has also specialized in Cold Formed Steel and trusses working for a software company called Keymark Enterprises. In both Colorado and New York, she has worked in the telecom industry designing and analyzing cellular towers.
Senior Project Manager
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.S. Civil Engineering (Structural Emphasis), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Michael joined RISA in 2008 and works as an engineer involved with technical support and training as well as general testing and development of our software suite. Prior to joining RISA Technologies, Michael’s primary work experience was as a project engineer for Van-Sickle Allen and Associates, LLC (VAA, LLC) in Minneapolis, a company that works in the commercial, agricultural, and industrial sectors. Michael has designed office buildings for financial institutions, flour and feed mills for agricultural clients, and worked on biodiesel structures for industrial clients. Many of these projects utilized RISA-3D.
Senior Project Manager
B.S. Architectural Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California
Caitlin joined RISA in 2008 originally as an engineering intern and quickly moved up to a full time Applications Engineer. Since then she has been involved in program testing and documentation, technical support, training, as well as research and development of new features.
B.S. Architectural Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
M.S. Architectural Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Andrew joined RISA in 2017 and has been involved in technical support, as well as testing and development of new program features. Previously Andrew worked as a design engineer at MHP Structural Engineers Inc.. He was heavily involved in the design and seismic rehabilitation of structures utilizing various building materials such as concrete, masonry, timber and steel (light gage and structural) for several different types of occupancies i.e. multi-family residential, commercial, schools, and medical office buildings.
Instructor & Founder of Altholathi Consulting Engineers, CEO of Osmani & Partners Consulting Engineering Company
B.Eng. Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK , 1975
M.Eng. Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, 1977
Mohammed works as consulting engineer, engineering arbitrator, licensed translator and RISA Saudi instructor. He has been an instructor of RISA software since 2005. Mohammed is the founder of Altholathi consulting engineers and CEO of Osmani & partners consulting engineering company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Mohammed served as the Mayor of Gizan (1981-90), an Assistant General Director at SASCO and General Director for Alqabas Translation House. He has run his own business since 1997. Active member in the Saudi council of engineers where he was past president of the training committee and currently the chairman of the board of the structural engineering chapter.
As a qualified Trainer in his territory, he is authorized to give RISA Professional Development Hours' certificates on providing RISA standard training courses in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council; and this shall be under his professional responsibility as is required where he trains.