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Justin Marino

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Justin has a background in communications, public affairs and public relations with a focus on education. He joins Huckabee from a fast-growing public school district where he supported the development of the district strategic plan, led the communication strategy for the largest bond referendum in the district’s history, and developed strategies to engage with lawmakers on issues that impact public schools.

In his role as Client Communications Director at Huckabee, Justin continues to support education by working alongside school districts to help communicate complex issues to all stakeholders and build a continuous pipeline for community engagement. As a lifelong public-school advocate, he is dedicated to the success of all students in all aspects of his work, and he brings this passion to our clients, projects and communities.

Blake Clements

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Blake is a forward-thinking problem solver who partners with our clients to turn project ideas into realities. He has built his career in architecture with a focus on education and looks forward to serving schools and their students every day. Blake excels at creating timeless, efficient and cost-effective responses that highlight and support thorough planning and programming efforts. He enjoys encouraging districts to engage in the design process as he firmly believes that stakeholder driven designs deliver the most successful learning environments.

Karla Castillo

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Karla brings a fresh perspective to the design of our client’s educational facilities and derives great joy in the opportunity to shape students’ learning experiences for the better. Her commitment to building trust and cultivating long-term relationships ensures that our clients’ voices are the driving force from design through to close out. Karla’s consistent communication fosters meaningful collaboration between both clients and consultants. Karla’s dedication to partnership ensures the success of projects by aligning educational goals with architectural design, delivering excellence build upon seamless relationships.

Susan Wisa

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Susan brings over 25 years of experience as a talented architect with a history of service to K-12 partners in the Houston area. Notably, Susan earned the designation as a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Professional (CPTED) and is one of the few registered Safety & Security Consultant by the Texas School Safety Center. Susan provides clients with a holistic approach to design that serves her clients and community.

Timothy Barnes

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Timothy brings more than 25 years of experience to the Huckabee team, with a notable background in K-12 and higher education facilities in the southeast Texas region. He works closely with his clients, consultants and all project stakeholders to provide solutions to address long-term benefits, viability and educational delivery. He is highly attuned to a district’s community, needs and overall goals. His experience is invaluable as he collaborates with the project team to design solutions to solve the challenges faced by our clients.

Brendon Hoffman

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Brendon is Co-Director of our Houston office and an active Principal. He is a highly driven and dedicated professional with an extensive background in project management. Brendon excels in leading his team and managing even the most rigorous challenges. He has worked on many large-scale projects but understands that the smallest details can be the most important. His knowledge of best practices and new technologies is an asset to clients, as is his endearing personality.

Devin Wilson

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Devin provides leadership to the firm as director of our Houston office and as a Vice President. He has been with Huckabee for over a decade and plays a key role in the firm’s strategic planning efforts. As Director of Houston, Devin is committed to quality delivery for our clients, using his background in construction and educational design to foster cooperation and collaboration between all disciplines.

Steve Aloway

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Steve is a proven leader who brings more than three decades of experience to the Huckabee team. As a Principal in our firm, he is dedicated to client service and is an enthusiastic advocate for the success of all students. Steve establishes the highest level of service that has become the hallmark of our firm for all our clients. He is adept at bringing people together and works closely with clients to provide meaningful solutions while also ensuring all documents are complete, well-vetted and ready for bid.