The combined experiences of VSM’s talented team offer a wide variety of expertise to benefit clients in both public and private sectors. The expertise of President Valerie McCaw is complemented by a full staff for engineering, utility coordination, CAD, marketing and administrative.
Valerie is born and raised in Kansas City. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a M.S. in Civil Engineering, concentrating in Engineering Mgmt and Construction Mgmt. After several years working for other firms, VSM opened its doors in 2003. Knowledgeable in mgmt and design, Valerie has provided civil engineering consulting services on a wide variety of projects to clients in the public and private sectors. Fun Fact: As a young child, she lived in Seoul, South Korea for 3.5 years.
Sarah has experience with drainage, culvert and storm sewer design projects for various clients. She is proficient in HEC-RAS & HydroCAD modeling, flood studies and is the resident SWPPP expert.
Matt was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri where he graduated with his MS, in Civil Engineering, in 2022. He currently lives in the Northland with his girlfriend and their two cats. Matt has experience in trail design, construction management, utility coordination, storm water, and civil design. Fun Facts: in his free time he loves to snowboard and ski.
Mark was born and raised in Kansas City Missouri, and currently engaged with two dogs and a cat. He joined VSM in hopes to learn and expand his knowledge in the engineering field. What he enjoys most about KC is that it is very diverse and offers a variety of entertainment and amenities.
Fun fact: Mark enjoys fishing and supporting the KC sports’ teams.
Raised in a military family, Willa has lived in many places. She was born in Paris, France but has lived in Kansas City since 1971. After retiring from the City of Kansas City, Missouri Water Department, Willa found herself bored. Through a mutual friend, Willa met Valerie and realized this job was the perfect fit. Willa brings a wealth of experience from her 33 years with the KC,MO WSD. Her steady determination is a valuable asset as a utility coordinator. Fun Fact: Willa is a member of the Greater Kansas City Bowling Hall of Fame and the Missouri State Hall of Fame.
Katy has 20 years of experience in the civil engineering industry. She is passionate about mentoring young people and introducing them to the engineering industry. Fun fact: Katy started a not-for-profit, STEM GRO, where she helps to ensure that all young people, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.) fields, have access to engaging out-of-school-time programs that nurture critical thinking, problem solving and self-confidence
Zabeth was born in Wausau, Wisconsin. She pursued a BA in Fashion Marketing at the Art Institute of Charlotte. After graduating, she moved to New York City to follow her dreams. Zabeth brings over 10 years of retail marketing experience. Her strategic planning skills make her a great asset to our team. Fun Fact: Zabeth helps her parents run their 5 acre flower farm.
Martha was born in Louisiana. She has lived in Kansas City for almost 7 years. She is married, has 4 married sons and 12 grandchildren. Martha loves learning new things and helping businesses succeed. Fun fact: Martha loves organizing spaces and photos!