Lisa originally started at SGPA as the Accounting Manager in 1994 and recently returned as our Controller. For the majority of her career, she has been working in the service and construction industries. She provides stellar accounting support to the project managers and management team in order to assist them in their roles and decision making. Lisa is known for being versatile, dependable, and ready to accept new challenges.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." —Mohandas Gandhi
Construction Administrative Assistant —
Becky has always felt that an architecture firm was the right workplace for her—she loves working with creative and positive people. She obtained specialized construction administrative experience while working for a busy architecture firm doing education projects. At SGPA, she performs a wide variety of construction administration, office management, and reception duties. Becky is someone who can be relied upon to work until the job is completed. She is always the first to volunteer to help out wherever needed. Her ability to keep not only herself but others organized makes all of our lives much easier.
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer —
Marla has over 25 years of experience in the design service industry, including more than half that time at SGPA. As a Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer she is responsible for the firm’s financial operations: directing and coordinating all company financial objectives and obligations, ensuring integrity of financial statements, cash management strategies, and maintaining a financially solvent organization. She is also responsible for business management, firm risk management, and human resources. Marla has been featured in Real Estate Southern California’s “Women of Influence” Publication.
When Walt Disney was creating Disneyland and discussing the architecture of the park, he was quoted saying, "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
Office Manager —
In 1995 Marianne took her first job with an architectural firm and fell in love with the profession. It was more than engineering and interior design—she admired architects’ ability to create vision not only within their firm, but within a community. She has worked in architecture ever since, collaborating with staff, consultants, and clients to reach the same common goal: beautiful design.
Known for her dependable nature and sharp eye for detail, Marianne assists principals and project managers in processing agreements for clients and consultants. She also manages the administrative staff and keeps the office running smoothly. In the ever-changing working environment of architecture, she helps the firm to continue moving forward as one team.