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Our Team

Kevin M. Poe, P.E.

Kevin M. Poe graduated from the University of Memphis in May of 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He began working for Williams & Schneider Structural Engineering, Inc., San Antonio, Texas in December of that same year. He designed warehouses, shopping malls, apartment buildings, and building renovations and gained experience with steel design, reinforcement concrete and wood construction. Kevin worked with Williams and Schneider until January, 1980.

In 1980, Kevin began working for Memphis Light, Gas and Water, Memphis, Tennessee, as a design engineer. He gained experience in all phases of water distribution, as well as the design of water mains, booster pumps, wells and construction standards. He significantly contributed to the master water planning and system improvements at Light, Gas & Water. While at Light, Gas & Water, he obtained his Professional Engineer’s license in 1987 and eventually became supervisor of water engineering. He retired after 25 years of service in May, 2005.

From 1995 to 2003, Kevin worked as a consultant for Foundation Engineering Management, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee. He designed reinforced concrete foundations and wood frame construction. He also did foundation inspections, foundation failure investigations, and both residential and commercial structural inspections.

Kevin is the owner of Poe Engineering, Inc., Walnut, Mississippi, which he began in 2004. In 2014, Kevin opened a second office in Memphis, Tennessee. Kevin designs reinforced concrete foundations, wood and steel framing, does foundation inspections, foundation failure investigations and residential and commercial structural inspections.

Kevin is a Registered Professional Engineer in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Alabama.

Luke R. Poe, P.E.

Luke graduated from The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2010 with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation, he was employed by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department where he performed bridge and highway inspections as a Field Engineer to track progress of the jobs under his supervision.

In 2014, Luke relocated to Memphis to take his current position with Poe Engineering as a Structural Engineer. He received his Professional Engineer License in the field of Structural Engineering in 2015. He currently performs structural designs and inspections for both residential and commercial applications.

Sepehr Movaghati

Sep graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He started pursuing his Master of Science in Earthquake Engineering the same year, doing experimental testing of hollow steel sections and retrofitting structures with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP). After his graduation in 2010, he designed and supervised construction of steel and reinforced concrete structures in Tehran, Iran.

In 2012, Sep began working at National Iranian Copper Industries Company as a project engineer in an industrial plant for constructing a copper factory. He supervised structural construction and prepared RFI and as-built construction documents.He also estimated material demands and prepared project expense reports.

From August 2013, he worked in the structural laboratory of the University of Memphis as a Ph.D. student in Structural Engineering. Sep tested many bolted steel connections and post-tensioned members and analyzed the nonlinear behavior of buildings and concrete reinforced bridges using different Finite Element software. He presented and published the research achievements in many prestigious and structural journals.

Sep joined Poe Engineering, Inc. in May 2017 as a Structural Design Engineer. He designs residential, commercial and industrial buildings. He also does foundation design and inspections, structural renovation and forensic engineering.

Darrell Warberg

Darrell joined Poe Engineering after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the

University of Memphis in 2017. He is skilled in building assessment, general structural design and forensic engineering. He has interned with organizations in both Memphis and Thailand. Darrell and his wife, Rebecca, are lifelong Memphians who love their city and are highly involved in their church and community. Go Tigers!

Michael Lacy

Mike attended Oklahoma State University and University of Memphis.

His career began in 1981, working for J.W.S.A. Architects.  His responsibilities included design, production of construction documents, specifications and construction administration.

After that, Mike worked as Project Manager for Webb Building Corporation.  Responsibilities included construction administration and coordination of onsite field operations for various commercial projects.

Mike also worked as Field Engineer for Foundation Engineering Management.  His responsibilities there included field verification and inspection related to the installation of commercial and residential foundations.

Mike has worked as Field Engineer for Poe Engineering for 10 years.  Most of his time is spent field verifying and inspecting commercial and residential foundation installations.

Jeff Harris

Jeff has been involved in construction, both commercial and residential, but mainly residential for over 40 years. He obtained his Contractor’s license in the state of New Mexico in 1982 and has had his own construction business in several more states including Georgia, Texas and now Tennessee.

In August of 2017, Jeff relocated to Memphis to be near his family and joined Poe Engineering as an inspector. With his vast construction experience, he has a keen eye for structural soundness.  Jeff lives with his wife Donna in Memphis, attends church and loves to speak of his Savior.

Vicki Poe

Vicki is the Office Manager for Poe Engineering.  She handles phone calls, billing, collections, and taking care of the office systems.

Vicki’s past experience includes 15 years with McDonald’s Corporation. She worked as Administrative Assistant in the Real Estate and Construction Departments.  Vicki was eventually promoted to Office Supervisor, where she served as Administrative Secretary to the regional vice-president, supervised five office personnel and took care of managing the office facility.  Vicki also worked four years in Retail Management and 10 years in Hospitality Management.  While in Hospitality Management, Vicki enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada.

Pam Tyler

Pam has been with Poe Engineering for over 10 years.  Pam takes care of the bookkeeping, accounts payable, payroll and benefits administration, and insurance and tax administration.

Pam earned her Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) rating in 1999 and recertified in 2005, 2010 and 2015. Pam also holds an Associate of Arts in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and Masters of Education along with IC3 certification.  Pam’s experience includes administrative staff supervision and training, office processes and procedure documentation, project coordinator, due date monitoring, professional state licensing, PDH or CPE monitoring, client contact date management, meeting/conference planning and bookkeeping services.  

Pam resides in Walnut, MS and is actively involved with her local school, community and church.

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