2019-2020 Board of Directors

Meet our team

Kimberly Bell, President

Kimberly Bell is the Contracts Manager for Pulice Construction, Inc. Kimberly Bell has been employed in the construction industry since 1988.

She has been a member of the National Association of Women in Construction in Las Vegas, NV from 2008-2013.  Now in San Diego, CA, he is currently Contracts Manager for Pulice Construction, Inc. Founded in 1956, Pulice Construction, Inc. is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ with offices in San Diego, CA; Dallas, TX; and Houston, TX.  Celebrating 60 years in business in 2016, Pulice is a proven leader in alternative project delivery. The company specializes in Design-Build and CMAR projects throughout the Southwest, and is an award-winning firm with a focus on project safety and partnering. Pulice is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dragados S. A., one of the world’s largest heavy civil contractors.

 

She is responsible for Bonds and Insurance, Prequalification Packages, Bid Packages, Bid Deliveries, Subcontracts, Administrative Support of Estimating Staff, Weekly Reports to Corporate and Standard Office Duties.

 

Kimberly loves sports, especially Football, UFC and Tennis; and music, singing karaoke and dancing. She has raised 4 children and has 3 grandchildren.

 

She joined the NAWIC San Diego Chapter to participate and assist in helping women learn about the construction industry!

Amber Webb, President-Elect

Amber was born and raised in the greater San Diego area. She has worked in the construction industry on and off since 2005. She just began a new professional endeavor in October of 2018 working as a Project Coordinator for Ryan Companies US, Inc. She leaves behind a wonderful experience as a Project Engineer at Casper Company. Her experience is in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Executive Assistance, some Payroll and Certified Payroll, Environmental Health & Safety, Contract Administration, Project Engineering and now as a Project Coordinator at a Commercial Real Estate/Developer/General Contractor.

She feels this association is so empowering and has allowed her to not only explore new ideas and experiences that she would have not fathomed before, but has also allowed her to create lifelong friendships. She is excited for this new opportunity to server her Chapter as a 2018-2019 Director on the board. She was previously the 2017-2018 Treasurer. She is also involved in the following committees: Publicity & Outreach & Public Relations, Camp NAWIC, WIC Week, Anniversary Night, as well as Block Kids.

When she is not working she enjoys spending her time golfing, hiking, snowboarding, camping and hanging out with her boyfriend, family and friends. Amber is dedicated to NAWIC and cannot wait to serve her Chapter and her community!

Shelby Ballow, CIT, Vice President

Shelby joined NAWIC in 2017 and during her time has served on the board as a Director, as well as the co-chair for WIC Week. She is also involved in Block Kids, CAMP NAWIC, and the golf committee. Shelby was one of two winners for the 2019 “Outstanding Team Member Award” for her organization of a new event, “Toast to the Trades” held during WIC Week and helped secure the San Diego Chapter an award at the National Conference in Atlanta for best educational WIC week event.

Shelby has been a Project Coordinator at Dowling Construction for 4 years. During her free time she has been undergoing a DIY backyard renovation and enjoys squeezing in trips to dog beach with her 3 furry friends.

Mary Webb, Treasurer

Mary Webb has worked in the construction industry for the past 25 years.   Her career in construction started in the electrical service industry but for the past 20 years she has worked for a foundation drilling company.

Mary has held various positions throughout her career and she currently is a part of the Sr. Management team within Hayward Baker – Western Region.   She finds working in the construction industry very rewarding as there are challenges as well as rewards when a project is finished.   she interacts with all aspects of the industry from accounting to Project Engineers, Project Managers, Operators, Laborers, etc. as well as the Sr. Management team.

Mary is very excited to be part of the board of this amazing organization.   “To be part of a group of women who uplift and inspire other women is very inspiring.”

Helen Panebianco, Recording Secretary

My name is Helen Panebianco, I am a Project Assistant for Dynalectric – San Diego and I have been a NAWIC member since August of 2017. I have been in construction since June of 2012 where I started in the field, then moved into the office in 2017 following my graduation from SDSU. I grew up in the industry and have a deep appreciation for all that the construction provides those employed in the industry as well as society as a whole. I have and continue to be an active member of the board as well as a member of multiple committees including: social media, scholarship, Block Kids, Camp NAWIC, and Ways & Means. Outside of NAWIC I love spending time with my family, reading and trying new restaurants. I believe whole heartedly in the purpose and goals of NAWIC and I look forward to another NAWIC year of growth and community.

Edna Rodriguez, Corresponding Secretary

My name is Edna Rodriguez and I am very excited about my new position with NAWIC. I am a territory manager for H&E

Equipment Services providing construction equipment rentals, sales, parts, and service. I have worked in the construction industry for the last 15+ years and look forward to the year ahead with NAWIC.

 

Lorena Quitnero, Director

Lorena Quintero has been a member for NAWIC since 2014. She is the Territory Sales Manager for Willscot since 1995. She loves the construction industry and she offers a broad experience in helping General Contractors with solutions on “Ready to Work packages,” temporary space, containers and furniture. No challenges in the field stop her. She strongly believes that being part of this association is the best feeling, as she is able to inspire and empower the women around her. It gives her the opportunity to learn from and meet female leaders. Her goal is to motivate a new generation of young construction girls with their presence. She is glad to see that the construction industry is evolving and giving women the opportunity to grow but she does feel that we still have a long ways to go. We still have work to be done to get to equality but we came this far and we are not stopping. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” Michele Obama

Lorena is a single mother of two teenagers, Valerie Torres age 20 and Nathan Torres age 18. She spends her time with her kid’s as much as possible outdoors and traveling to Mexico.

Hailey Martensen, Director

Carol Hutchinson, Director

Carol Hutchinson has been a member of NAWIC since 2014. She is the Director of Sales – San Diego Area for United Site Services.  She has been in the construction industry for over 20 years and enjoys the industry and all exciting challenges and opportunities that it provides.  Her love for the industry and the opportunity to network with women who also love the construction industry is what brought her to NAWIC. Serving on last year’s 2018-2019  Board of Directors and Co-Chair on the Hospitality Committee , she is excited to continue to pave the way for women and young girls to be a part of the construction industry by once again serving on the this year’s Board of Directors and  also as Co-Chair of the Hospitality and Ways N Means Committee’s.  She is married with 4 children and 1 beautiful granddaughter.  Carol enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants  and spending time with her family and friends.

Tiffany Carapella, Director

 Tiffany Carapella was born and raised in San Diego.  She has been in the construction industry since 1992. She is the Chief Financial Officer for Sunrise Bobcat & Hauling Services, Inc., a well-established family-owned business located in Lakeside, CA. She Joined NAWIC in 2018 and is so happy to be surrounded by amazing ladies.

Tiffany is passionate about giving back to others and being an active influencer in her community. She believes “alongside a team of women who are equally as involved, we could better the community as a whole.” She is excited to embark on this journey as a board of director and work with the amazing women of NAWIC to establish and execute thier goals and visions for changing the future!

When Tiffany is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and three amazing children camping, travelling and enjoying their two horses. She looks forward to a wonderful year as a board of director and she can’t wait to see what the future holds for this amazing chapter!

Isabel Marocco, Director

Isabel Marocco is the CFO and Vice President for Casper Company, a local family owned and operated demolition sub-contractor. Isabel completed 28 years with Casper in July.

The majority portion of her day involves assisting the administrative personnel with the day to day operations.  As well as handling the financials and decision making with the other owners in steering the direction of the company.

She landed in the construction industry quite by chance. She worked for a local drywall sub-contractor for 3 years, when she was laid off by this employer, she was lucky enough to be hired by the then up and coming Casper Company in 1991. She has held nearly every office position in the company and oversees the traditional office staff as CFO/Vice President. In 2008 she was given the opportunity to become an owner in the company.

Her passion is her family. She comes from a family of 10, where she is the second to the youngest. But her greatest love is her husband Steve of 22 years and their children, Gabriel who is 28 and Theresa who is 21.

Shawn Brown, Director

Shawn was born and raised in San Diego. She has worked in the construction industry on and off for over 20 years. She owned a commercial roofing company for 16 years and most recently spent 2 ½ year in Emergency Restoration. In May of 2018 Shawn accepted a Full Line Sale role at RDO Equipment selling John Deere and Hitachi Construction Equipment. She has spent years cultivating relationships in the construction industry thru a variety of sale and service roles.  She is so excited to be part of NAWIC and feels this association is so empowering to her and other woman. So far being part of NAWIC has introduced her to friendships with like-minded woman that she has a great deal of respect for and given her a channel to give back and make a positive difference. She is excited for this new opportunity to server her Chapter as a 2019-2020 Director on the board. She is also involved in the following committees: Camp NAWIC, WIC Week & Anniversary Night.

When she is not working she enjoys spending her time with her husband and kids hiking, riding horses, golfing and playing soccer. Shawn is dedicated to NAWIC and cannot wait to serve her Chapter and her community!

Ashley Carnevale, Immediate Past President

Ashley Carnevale is the Controller for Tru-Duct Sheet Metal Fabrication.  She was born and raised in San Diego, where she began her career at Tru-duct, as Office Manager in 2003.  Over the years, she has worn many hats, including, Accounting, Sales, Purchasing, Compliance and much more. She has a passion for construction and loves seeing projects Tru-Duct has contributed to, all over the county.

Ashley married her husband Anthony in 2009 and together, they have 3 sons. When she is not working, she spends as much time outdoors, as possible. She
loves to hike, garden, golf and travel. In the summer, many of her weekends are spent relaxing at the beach and on the Colorado River. In the
winter, she loves to snowboard. 

After attending Camp NAWIC 2013, she was immediately hooked. She has been involved in Camp NAWIC, Ways & Means, WIC Week, Anniversary Night and
Professional Development and Education. Through her involvement, she has and continues to learn and grow. She looks forward to the upcoming opportunities to help build our Chapter and our serve our community!

Linda A. Young, CBT, CIT, Parliamentarian

Linda Young, CBT, CIT is a 32 year member of the National Association of Women in Construction.

She is a Past National NAWIC President (2002-2003), a 3-time Past President of the San Diego Chapter #21, Past Administrator and Trustee of the NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation and Past 2-time National President of the NAWIC Education Foundation. Linda has spent 30 plus years working in various positions in the Construction Industry. Currently, Ms. Young is co-owner of C-SOS with her husband, Frank. She is Co-Chair of the San Diego Chapter Mentoring/Camp NAWIC Committee which is celebrating its 10th year. She is currently the NAWIC SD Future Construction Leaders Foundation President, Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee for The New School of Architecture & Design Construction Management Program and President of the New School Foundation. Linda is married to Frank, has 2 sons and Daughter-in-laws, 4 grandchildren and a Schnauzer named Sarge.