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Our People

The Veridus Group is an Indianapolis-based firm that prioritizes building genuine relationships and helping our partners achieve their goals. Our team of experienced professionals from the construction, engineering, economic development, real estate, and government services industries is here to help our clients carefully plan and implement projects while identifying and overcoming issues that stand in the way of success. From start to finish, Veridus is on your side.

Nick Balentine, EIT
Project Engineer
Nick Balentine is a Project Engineer within the Civil Engineering Team. Nick is a recent graduate from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is working on diversifying his knowledge base and experience as he is pursuing his professional license. Nick’s engaging personality and passion for design make him a perfect addition to our Team for cultivating meaningful relationships so together we better our world.
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John Bryant
Project Manager
John is a skilled project manager within the Owners Representation group with 3 years’ experience. Graduating from Purdue with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology John has worked on projects of all sizes. John is a World Champion jet ski racer in 2008, is a youth ministries leader at Harbour Shores Church and his favorite food is Buffalo mac and cheese.
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Jason Callis
Project Executive
Jason is a relationship-focused professional with over 25 years of experience in Facilities Management.  He has served as President for the Indianapolis Chapter of IFMA and is a current member of the Global Board of Directors.  He has a diverse range of experience working with educational, commercial office, healthcare, retail, congregational, and several other private entities.  During his career, Jason has managed facilities and projects in over 26 countries while fostering the best practices model for IFMA in the built environment.  He has a passion for giving back to the community and volunteers his expertise to several non-for-profit groups.
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Gonzalo Castro Diaz, PE
Project Manager
Gonzolo’s detailed and diverse experience in site design has helped the approval and leading project management within the Civil Engineering Team. Gonzolo’s environmental engineering experience has helped refine site design on many projects such as schools, athletic facilities, industrial buildings and multi-family residential.
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Allison Duncan
Project Manager
With a passion for supporting owners through strategic planning and complex project implementation, Allison is leading our firms’ expansion of services into Michigan. She relies on her strong leadership and communication skills to provide clients with efficient and effective solutions in owner’s representation, strategic planning, community engagement, trail development, real estate acquisition and procurement.
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Jesse Emswiller
Project Manager
Jesse Emswiller is a Project Manager within the Owner’s Representation Team. Jesse’s experience provides valuable insight to the overall delivery of capital construction projects from inception to completion. Her passion for building and construction knowledge base continues to develop with her involvement of diverse projects throughout her career.
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Shane Ginnan
Project Executive
Shane has over 25 years of law enforcement experience and conducts security and safety assessments for our clients. Shane uses crime prevention through environmental design concepts to make facilities safer for staff, clients and visitors. Shane is a former Chief of Police, FBI National Academy graduate, ALiCE & Stop the Bleed instructor and uses his knowledge of violent critical indents to help staff have a plan to react properly.
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Jennifer Lasch, PE LEED BD+C
Director
Jennifer provides a diverse civil engineering background to the Veridus Team with over 25 years of experience in a variety of land development projects ranging in size and complexity. As a primary member of integrated design teams throughout the process, she works closely with team members, owners, and regulatory agencies to find creative solutions for functional and environmentally conscious designs. Jennifer’s passion and enthusiasm for collaborative, thoughtful, and sustainable design are evident in her leadership of the Civil Engineering team.
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Katerina Myers
Office Administrator
Katerina has a variety of experiences and skills in operational tasks that will help as a member of the Veridus Group’s Administrative team. Her desire to learn and grow while challenging herself is evident through her work. She has the eagerness to contribute to and continue the Veridus Group reputation for building and growing genuine relationships.
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David Rainey
Director
David’s engaging personality and positive attitude is an asset to the Owners Representative Team. His experience isn’t limited to building assessments but includes civil design and representing owners in complex projects. David was the very first employee to join The Veridus Group back in 2012 and has continued to build a reputable relationship with new and existing clients.
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Jim Rawlinson, MPA
Project Executive
Jim is part of the Community and Economic Development Team. His experience in public and private entities provides unique insight on practical solutions to state-wide communities. His well-connected and professional network has helped client’s partner with creative solutions that help them achieve their long-term goals.
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Chiara Robinson
Project Engineer
Chiara is joining the team as a recent graduate in civil engineering from Valparaiso University. Chiara is a project engineer motivated to broaden her experience and apply her knowledge to the team’s projects. Chiara was a former swimmer for Valpo and is looking to bring her dedication and passion from the pool to the office.
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Alaina Shonkwiler
Project Executive
Alaina is a relationship-driven professional with a passion for helping to solve community challenges and ensuring that the best outcomes are achieved for the community. She has several years of experience working with a diverse range of business sectors including education, commercial, healthcare, municipalities, and the federal government. During her professional career, Alaina has worked with elected officials and executives, strengthened public-private partnerships, implemented award-winning collaborative quality of place initiatives, and created a cultural arts district in her community.
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Scott Senefeld, RLA
Project Executive
Scott is a skilled project manager within the Development and Construction Services Team as an Owner’s Representative. With 25 years of experience, Scott has led public and private projects in both site and vertical design and construction. He is also a Registered Landscape Architect, which provides a creative approach to design.
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Lance Snedeker
Project Manager
With the missional purpose to serve others with excellence, Lance Snedeker brings 25 years of experience in the construction industry to the Owners Respresentative Team. In addition to his management of construction projects in both the commercial and residential spaces, he also has extensive experience in hands-on execution of a variety of scopes in the construction process. As a Project Manager, he values fostering relationships with clients and with field craft to help promote a team environment and successful projects.
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Marlon Webb, MPA EDFP
Consultant
Marlon has a commitment to serve Indiana communities. Leading the Community and Economic Development Team, his creative approach to procuring economic incentives, along with his genuine personality, has yielded numerous rewarding and realistic projects.
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Dan Weekes, AIA, BECxP
Director
With 20 years’ experience in the design and construction industry, Dan leads the Building Forensics and Facilities Management Team. Bringing a detail-oriented focus with great communication skills, his work on building enclosure evaluations, water infiltration investigations, ADA evaluations and construction administration services ensures success for every client.
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Jack Woods
Project Analyst
Jack is a project analyst on the Community and Economic Development team. He has national experience and understands a variety of unique challenges that communities may face. Using his background in quantitative and qualitative analysis, Jack helps clients understand economic trends to form implementable development goals.
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Nate Lelle
Director
Nate is joining the Veridus Group with over 25 years experience in commercial construction management specializing in Healthcare, Senior Living, Industrial, Commercial and Corporate Offices. He is passionate about building relationships, being a resource for clients and partners while helping to manage and solve complex situations within their projects.
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Kerry Sell
Business Manager
Leading finance and business operations for 25 years, Kerry leads The Veridus Group’s Administrative Team as a Business Manager. His thorough and thoughtful approach makes the leadership at Veridus one-of-a-kind.
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Marc Griffith, LEED GA
Vice President
Leading our Development and Construction Services Team, Marc builds long-lasting relationships with clients. With construction management experience with multi-million-dollar projects as well as small but complex work, his knowledge and strong communication skills have led successful completion of projects, regardless of scale.
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Tim Jensen, PE LEED AP
Principal
Being a broker, developer and contractor, Tim has an experienced background that provides a deep knowledge in seeing projects come to life. In 2011 Tim founded Veridus Group and has been the Owner’s Representative on over $800M of public and private work. His passion to serve provides a high-level leadership to the Veridus team and clients throughout every project.
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