Meet the Team

 

Joe Atalla

Joe Atalla

President

AKA “Joe Berkeley,” Joe began his journey in the Bay Area at the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Architecture. After several years designing homes and developments with a major architecture firm, Joe and his wife decided to make a move to Idaho to pursue their dreams of raising a family outside of the big city. So they packed up and started having babies. Many of them.

Now, when not making early morning television appearances for St. Jude as the Ed McMahan to Larry Gebert’s Johnny, designing homes and developments or dealing with our motley crew…Joe enjoys spending his time cheering on his children at their sporting events, taking family trips and attending church. He is also an underpraised cinematic and pop culture aficionado…who mostly works out in the mornings just so he can catch-up on his favorite shows.

Probably stemming from his own traumatic experiences with a rare banana and poultry allergy, Joe is also actively involved in local health charities…specifically children’s…and serves on several boards for St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. Additionally, since 2012, Joe has built the Boise St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Dream Home, where he has been able to facilitate the raising of millions for this worthwhile charity.

Heather Atalla

Heather Atalla

Director of Financial Operations

The purveyor of all things related to cash money at Berkeley Building Co., Heather graduated with a double-major in Mathematics and Economics, with a Minor in Statistics, from the University of Idaho. And although her first love may just be Dave Ramsey…followed by her subscription to Money Magazine…she also enjoys spending time with her four beautiful children and her husband, Joe.

Raised in an old mining town in Northern Idaho, Heather has done it all. She spent two summers packing fish in Alaska, braved the wilds of San Francisco, has survived travel adventures with her “Betty’s” and is now successfully raising a brood of charming youngsters while keeping a busy building company in the black.

Whether dropping kids off at soccer or football or baseball or basketball or Boy Scouts or church activities or…let’s face it…a working mother of four doesn’t have a lot of time to pursue personal extracurricular endeavors. But she manages to find the time to plan memorable travel adventures for her family and keep us all in line. Now if only we could remember to turn in our receipts…she’d have it all.

Jenna Englund

Jenna Englund

Vice President

After an illustrious career spanning more than 20 years in all things real estate, development, building, sales and marketing…Jenna’s favorite task remains writing about herself in the third person.

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where she studied Business Management and held her Real Estate Broker’s license for Oregon and Washington…Jenna met a Boise boy with a pilot’s license, a drum kit, a motorcycle and the promise of a better life in Idaho. And like many career-minded women who managed to avoid marriage for as long as possible, but who have a penchant for bad-boys…she eventually accepted a ring and followed him home.

Now the mother of two stunning daughters, Jenna has adapted to Boise life despite the fact that there is still no Nordstrom. And when not spending time at the Berkeley office, attending one of her children’s many activities, or suffering through her husband’s outdoor family adventures, she spends her time advocating and fundraising for children’s medical health charities. She is also the worst at keeping receipts, is easily distracted by things that are shiny and has no chance of claiming the office push-up title.

Katie Kennedy

Katie Kennedy

Office Manager
Cheryl Lotridge

Cheryl Lotridge

Design Coordinator

Our Southern California girl from Huntington Beach has acclimated well to life in Idaho. This newlywed and mother to two dogs can often be found running on the greenbelt, hiking the foothills, riding her bike and taking advantage of all the outdoor adventures afforded to those lucky enough to call the Treasure Valley Home.

A graduate of Cal State University, Long Beach with a certificate in Interior Design from Orange Coast College, Cheryl has worked in design studios for the span of her career, helping homeowners make their design dreams come true and putting her stamp on Berkeley Building Company’s signature fresh, transitional style. She is also the only member of our office to have been on a surfing team and she may be secretly training to strip Sandy of her office push-up champion title.

Bryan Hash

Bryan Hash

Architecture Designer
Tom Krochmal

Tom Krochmal

Construction Manager

Tom is a jack-of- all-trades, and as at home in his kitchen as he is out in the field. This father of two sews his children’s Halloween costumes, whips up venison curry from his hunts, homemade salsa from his garden and finds time to join Matt at morning boot camp in preparation for foot races and feats of strength competitions around the US.

This Fairfield, Idaho native is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University and journeyman plumber who owned and operated a successful plumbing business in Colorado and Idaho. Now, when not entertaining home buyers in the field with his infectious giggle or keeping all the construction balls in the air, Tom can be found fishing, camping, hiking or building something. And if ever you need anything at all, he probably has it in his truck…and if not there, he will have it in his garage.

Marc Foote

Marc Foote

Project Manager

He is probably the tallest man you will ever meet in real life. And he is so calm and collected under stress, we often have to check for a pulse. So basically, all you could dream of in a Project Manager.

This Boise-raised father of three strapping boys has been in construction his entire life. A journeyman electrician, former owner and operator of a successful construction remodeling company…and now as one of Berkeley Building Company’s expert personal builders.

When not running the show out in the field, Marc can be found coaching youth sports, pitching on the softball field, fishing, and hiking in the wilderness with his lady Rhonda and dog Bella. He also recently raced in the Pelotonia, a 50-mile bike race in Columbus, Ohio to raise money for innovative cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center–James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. We are proud to have him and his heart on our Team.

Sean Scaraglino

Sean Scaraglino

Project Manager
Elena Farley

Elena Farley

Project Coordinator
Rob Nesten

Rob Nesten

Project Coordinator

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