WHO WE ARE
Meet our team of dedicated employees. Our award winning staff is efficient, experienced, and committed to our company's values. People are the heart of our business. Our vision to make our community a safer, cleaner, more accessible place has become our passion. We strive to serve our community, and make a positive difference in the lives of those around us.
Jeff van den Eikhof
Founder and Principal Engineer
Jeff is the owner and Principal Engineer of Eikhof Design Group and has 25 years of engineering experience. He has worked in the Public and Private sector and is currently the Contract City Engineer for the City of Guadalupe. He has also worked for the City of San Luis Obispo as a Civil Engineer and the City of Atascadero as the Deputy Director of Public Works.
Jeff graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1994 with a BS Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a registered Civil Engineer in California and formerly held an engineering license in Oregon where he started his career. Jeff and his wife, Vicki, of over 27 years have four children.
Jeff enjoys volunteering in the community and has served in various capacities, including President of the ASCE San Luis Obispo Branch in 2003. He currently serves as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Atascadero.
Jeff also enjoys participating in the theater arts in San Luis Obispo County and has been a member of the Cuesta Master Chorale, performing in the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center. In the Summer of 2018, Jeff played the role of Captain in North County Theatre Works musical production of "Anything Goes." Jeff has also traveled to Scotland twice as a chaperone to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and will be attending again in the Summer of 2019. The first trip was in 2014 when he traveled with 30 students from Atascadero High School Theatre Arts Program who performed "Footloose" at the Chapel Hill Theatre. The second trip was with the students of Templeton High School Theatre Arts Program who performed "Little Shop of Horrors" at the Chapel Hill Theatre. Jeff also performed in the Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, NY, in 2013.
Jeff is an Eagle Scout and served as the Boy Scout Troop 176 Executive Director from 2014 to 2018.
Office Staff and CADD Drafters
Geoff English retired from the position of Director of Public Works for the City of Arroyo Grande in 2017, a position that he held since 2012. Geoff’s municipal service career started in 1987 when he worked for the City of Santa Fe Springs in Southern California, followed by a relocation to the City of Atascadero in 1990. His career in Atascadero spanned nearly 23 years and included positions in the Community Services and Public Works Departments where he last served as the Deputy Director of Public Works for Operations.
Geoff currently lives in Templeton where he resided with his wife of 29 years, Celeste, who passed away in 2017. Geoff has two adult sons, a daughter-in-law, and a beloved granddaughter. Geoff currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Templeton Community Services District. He is also currently active with volunteer efforts for the El Camino Homeless Shelter, Templeton Historical Society, and Life Community Church. His previous volunteer activities included leadership participation with Boy Scout Troop 434, Cub Scout Troop 434, and Templeton Little League. When Geoff isn’t working, he enjoys hiking and backpacking.
Lori joined Eikhof Design Group in December 2015. Lori grew up on the California Central Coast and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS in Civil Engineering in 2003. In 2008, Lori graduated from Cambridge University in England with a Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development.
Lori is an expert in stormwater regulations and assists Eikhof Design Group's public agency clients in navigating the various Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) requirements. Lori also provides development review services for several of our public agency clients.
Sarah Smet is Eikhof Design Group's Administrative Assistant.
Bret Ogburn is an intern and provides drafting services for our clients. Brett currently attends Cuesta College and is studying Engineering.
Andrew Sedley is an engineering technician who recently graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Although not his field of study, Andrew has been quickly learning our civil engineering processes.
Eikhof Design Group also has other part-time employees that assist with various office functions.