Stanford MS-CEE Civil Engineering Sustainable Design and Construction University of Wyoming Architectural Engineering with Honors Professional Engineer - CA License C86962 LEED Green Associate
Gretchen Heberling Schimelpfenig
Resides in E Palo Alto CA
For Mail Only: PO Box 306
Greensboro, MD21639
Fax: 443-926-9310

Schimelpfenig engineering • energy •
PE • construction


From my recital, April 29, 2011, performed at the University of Wyoming, with my superb accompanist Diego Caetano

Summary of Experience

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  • Violin I, California State University - East Bay String Ensemble, October 2014-present
  • 2013-14 Principal, Violin II, Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra, Stanford University (show program)
  • 2005-Present, Business Owner, Principal Violinist, for my business Capital Players, providing violin services for special events. This business was selected for recognition by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and the National Federation of Independent Businesses for its success in 2008 in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The company remains held as a MD sole proprietorship.
  • 2012 Associate Concertmaster, Wyoming Symphony Orchestra
  • 2008-2012, First Violinist and McElhone Symphony Awardee each year, University of WY Symphony Orchestra; 2008-2012 First Violinist, UW Chamber Orchestra. This award is given only to non-music majors who bring significant value to the music department, through participation in all rehearsals, road trips, and performances.
  • 1st and 2nd place winner, assorted concerto competitions, 2005-2009.
  • Student of Dr. John Fadial at the University of Wyoming (2008-2012). Student David Strom and Ronda Cole in the Washington DC area (2001-2007), and Suzuki student, starting with Martha Shackford in 1995. I remain grateful to the fine teaching and wonderful friendship of these teachers.

My Employers

Exponent Engineering Oakland CA MAP Sustainable Energy Fellow, US Green Building Council Victor Schinnerer Insurance Underwriting - Construction Specialties Johns Hopkins CTY - Instructor University of Wyoming Honors Department Office Assistant Ace Hardware - Customer Service

Recommendations ( At LinkedIn )

Isis Murillo, Construction Consulting - Project Manager, Exponent Engineering

"Go-getter is the phrase that comes to mind when I think of Gretchen. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her while at Exponent, in which she has assisted me on various projects. Above all, I was impressed with her willingness to always go above and beyond to get things done quickly and accurately. Gretchen would be a true asset on any team requiring project controls, QA/QC, and project/program management support."

Craig Steigerwalt, Construction Consultant, Exponent Engineering

"Gretchen is fantastic to work with - very detail oriented and never turns down an opportunity to help. Her optimistic attitude and eagerness to learn rubs off on everyone in the group, making her an outstanding asset to the Company. There's no task I wouldn't trust her to accomplish to the highest degree of quality."

Winnie (Davis) Hung, Senior Manager, Exponent Engineering

"Gretchen is a very conscientious and organized worker. She excels in training and performing knowledge transfer (especially in P6 scheduling) with people of various skillsets and background. She is on top of her tasks and a responsible team member."

Dan Winters, Senior Fellow - Business Strategy and Finance, USGBC

"Gretchen's tenure as Stanford MAP Fellow was spent onsite at the US Green Building Council in Washington DC where she tackled several high-profile projects, delivered exceptional work, and emerged as a strong leader. I highly recommend Gretchen on the basis of her technical expertise, strong work ethic, and advanced communication skills. You can check out some of Gretchen's topical work at insight.gbig.org. Please reach out to me for additional details"

Frank Musica, Senior Risk Management Attorney at Victor O. Schinnerer & Co:

"As a Research Fellow, Gretchen's task was to determine through online research, personal interviews and analysis of proprietary claims information, the aspects of sustainable design and construction that would have the greatest impact to design professionals. Based on her examination of the information, she worked with professional staff to document recommendations for professional practice. Her research paper, made available to the entire community of designers and constructors, provides the background information and analysis to assist firms in approach sustainable design and construction in a prudent manner. Her project as a Research Fellow will have a lasting impact ." Service Category: Writer/Editor Year first hired: 2013 Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative"

Ryan Kobbe, Academic Professional at UW:

"As a student services coordinator and lecturer for the College of Engineering and Applied Science, I work closely with many of our students. Within this capacity, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Ms. Gretchen Heberling. ,,, As an instructor, I credit Gretchen for not only facilitating her own success, but also for acting as a valued resource in the classroom. Always inquisitive, Gretchen was willing to ask critical questions and engage in meaningful dialogue. She works well with her peers, and is an effective team leader with many friends in engineering and the humanities."

Duncan Harris, Director at UW:

"I have known Gretchen Heberling primarily as a staff person in the University Honors Program office, but I have also seen her present papers at conferences, and I have heard her play the violin as first chair in the university orchestra. She is a remarkably intelligent and competent young woman with a wide range of talents. "