The MWA Team

The MWA Team
MWA is a team of diverse professionals united by our passion for mountain architecture and design. Uniting leadership experience in architecture, engineering, and interior design, we are able to create innovative designs for our mountain environment.

On staff we have four licensed Architects with licenses in California, Nevada, and Idaho, a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer with licenses in California, an Interior Designer that is a Certified Interior Designer in the state of California and an NCIDQ Certified Designer.


Kurt Reinkens
Kurt Reinkens
Principal Architect

Principal, President and CEO

Education: Bachelor of Arts, College of Environmental Design with a degree in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley.

Registrations: California Architect 1993 and Nevada Residential Designer 2009, lapsed in Hawaii and Colorado.

Over 30 years of experience in architecture and construction.

Mr. Reinkens' responsibilities as President and CEO of MWA, inc. include Principal-in-Charge of design, marketing, human resources, and project manager.

In 2009 Mr. Reinkens received the "Professional of the Year" award from the Contractors Association of Truckee T
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Kristi Thompson
Kristi Thompson
Principal Architect

Principal, Vice President and COO

Education: 5 year Bachelor of Architecture, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. 1992

Registrations: California Architect 1995, Nevada Architect 2005, Idaho Architect 2019, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) 2004.

Experience: since 1988 in the San Francisco Bay Area and since 2000 in the Truckee-Tahoe area.

Ms. Thompson's responsibilities as Vice President and COO of MWA, inc. include Principal-in-Charge of design, operations, quality control, standa
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Eli Meyer
Eli Meyer
Principal Project Manager

Principal and Project Manager

Education: Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Experience: Eli comes from a diverse background working in design, engineering and technology development.

Eli joined MWA in 2006 and has been a partner in the firm since 2018. He started his career working in aerospace while concurrently receiving his bachelor’s degree. Eli enjoys challenging projects where he can borrowing from his studies in aeronautical architecture with modern computer modeling tools to create unique structures.

Outside of work, Eli is act
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Lindy Winter
Lindy Winter
Architect/ Senior Project Manager

Always drawn to design and ski communities, Lindy has been working in the Tahoe-Truckee architecture/engineering industry since 2002. She grew up in Boulder, CO, studied at Washington University in St. Louis (BA Arch '95), and obtained her master's degree in architecture from the University of Washi... more
Michael "MJ" Johnson
Michael "MJ" Johnson
Senior Project Manager

Originally from New Hampshire, MJ has been involved in Architecture since college, working in his Fathers Design Studio and also building the firms projects to put himself through School. Following Graduation (BS-Industrial Tech from Keene State College, MA-Education from UNM) and a successful NCAA... more
Renee Elsdon
Renee Elsdon
Structural Engineer/ Project Manager

Renee spent nearly eight years studying both architecture and engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, followed by almost a decade of work in the San Francisco Bay Area, which included a bit of everything - single-family and multi-family residences, commercial projects, schools, and ev... more
Morgan Shoemaker
Morgan Shoemaker
Architect/ Interior Designer/ Associate Project Manager

NCIDQ, CID, LEED Green Associate, NCARB, ASID, & AIA

Morgan is originally from the greater Los Angeles area and spent almost five years living in historic Savannah, GA. She joined MWA in early 2014 after spending time working with two interior design firms in the Los Angeles area and growing up in
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Dan Greer
Dan Greer
Engineer in Training

Dan is originally from Colorado Springs, CO. Dan's interested in engineering began with his Eagle Scout project where he lead a group of boys to frame a one car garage. He then studied at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's in Architectural Engineering. Multiple inte... more
George Mock
George Mock
Associate Project Manager/ Designer

George joined MWA shortly after graduating from the University of Colorado - Boulder with a Bachelor of Environmental Design. His background focuses on sustainable building, renewable energy, social sustainability, and wildlife rehabilitation/habitat restoration - volunteering with organizations su... more
Rebecca Skelin
Rebecca Skelin
Associate Project Manager/ Designer

Rebecca is originally from the Monterey Peninsula, and has been interested in architecture ever since she saw her first blueprint. Her interest only grew when she helped build a home for a family in Mexico. She graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from California College of the Arts in San Fran... more
Justin Curtis
Justin Curtis
Structural Designer/ Engineer in Training

Justin graduated from the University of California Davis with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science in 2001. After several years working in the tech industry in the Bay Area, the lure of the mountains drew him to Tahoe and a job as a ski lift mechanic at Alpine Meadows. Two year... more
Karin Johnson
Karin Johnson
Associate Project Manager/ Designer

Karin was originally drawn to architecture for its seemingly broad scope in understanding systems and synergy at both a macro and micro level. She is fascinated by the interdependence of all relationships, behaviors, influences and motivations within the social, political, environmental and individu... more
Rebecca "Becky" Thayer
Rebecca "Becky" Thayer
Associate Project Manager/ Designer

Becky grew up in Wisconsin, and moved to Michigan as a young adult where she met her husband. After working as a baker for many years, it was time to pursue new opportunities. She worked as a realtor for a while; then decided to go back to school.

Becky earned an Associate of Architectural Technol
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Hunter Caldwell
Hunter Caldwell
Structural Designer

Hunter is originally from Houston, Texas and joined MWA in May of 2018 after graduating from Cal Poly San Louis Obispo with a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Engineering. In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, fishing, and canoeing. Hunter looks forward to furthering his knowledge and plans t... more
Robert Hopkins
Robert Hopkins
Structural Designer

Originally from San Diego, CA, Robert earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Robert joined MWA in July of 2019, and looks forward to furthering his knowledge in structural design, as well as earning his Professional Engineer l... more
Shaelin Morefield
Shaelin Morefield
Designer/ Drafter

Shaelin grew up in a small town on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada where she developed a love of the outdoors. After four sunny years in San Luis Obispo and one cloudy year in Copenhagen, she received her Bachelor of Architecture with a Sustainable Environments Minor from Cal Poly San Luis ... more
Cindy Burson
Cindy Burson
Office Manager

Originally from Southern California, Cindy has lived in Truckee since 1993. She graduated from CSUN in 1989, and received a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation. After working in Healthcare for 8 years, Cindy took the position of Office Manager for Summit Physical Therapy in Truckee in 1997. In 2011, Cind... more
Lisa Potter
Lisa Potter
Finance and Administrative Manager, CFO

Lisa Potter, has been working in Accounting and Office Management since 1980, and has been with MWA since 1997.

Experience: Prior to working with MWA, Inc. she has held the following positions with a number of companies/corporations ranging in size from 1 to 700 employees: Chief Financial Offi
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Kurt Reinkens & Kristi Thompson - Principal Architects
Eli Meyer - Principal Project Manager
11165 Brockway Road - Truckee, California 96161
PO Box 45249 - Boise, Idaho 83711
Truckee 530.587.6257 - Boise 208.473.2581 - fax 530-587-0761
info@mwa-truckee.com