Turnipseed Team

Scott T. Turnipseed
President, AIA

Scott is a graduate from CU Boulder with a Bachelor of Environmental Design Degree in 1982.  Upon graduating from CU, Scott worked in the construction field for 3 years before working as an intern architect in Boulder.  Scott moved to Lake Forest, IL in 1987 and worked for 6 years for the Martin Design Group, a small design/build firm.  Scott and his wife Kate moved back to Colorado in 1993 and Scott founded the company in 1995 with the goal of providing custom architecture and construction for primarily single family residences.  Scott was a one man show for the first couple of years of the business before his brother Jim joined the firm.  Scott is married to his college sweetheart Kate and is fortunate enough to have raised two beautiful children in the Vail Valley.  Scott has served as the President of the Eagle Ranch Homeowners Association (for the past 10 years), served 5 years as the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission in the Town of Eagle and is currently in his 6th year as a Trustee on the Eagle Town Board of Trustees.   Besides spending quite a few evenings in the Eagle Town Hall Scott enjoys skiing, mountain biking, fishing, archery hunting, trail running, golf and paddle surfing (basically doing anything outside).  To have spent the last 18 years in the Vail Valley is a dream come true for Scott.

Jim Turnipseed
Partner, Construction

After receiving a degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University in 1987, Jim moved to downtown Chicago and joined a construction consulting firm advising architects, institutions and high-end residential clients on the process of taking a project from pre-construction phase to project close-out.  Clients included The Art Institute of Chicago, The University of Chicago, Hansen Lind Meyer Architects and Lewis and Susan Manilow (residential).

After a brief stint developing a second operating unit of a family restaurant chain, Jim returned to the construction industry in 1998, partnering with his brother Scott to establish Scott S. Turnipseed AIA Architecture and Construction, Inc. (SST, AIA).

Since that time, Jim has been involved in all phases of the design/build business, with a particular interest in pre-construction phase budgeting and scheduling and the management of the construction services staff.  Jim has also served as an Owner Representative on significant residential projects in the Aspen area.  Over the last 25 years, Jim has completed over 100 residential projects in various roles from sweeper of the floors, to advisor to the client, to partner in charge of construction.

Brennen Fitzgerald
Partner, Architect, AIA

#2 AIA Architect, Project Manager, Construction Management

6′ 3″, 238 lbs, Throws Right, 7.9 Sec 40 yd dash.


June 3, 1972 in Boulder, Colorado


1996: 1st Round, 5th overall draft pick by Scott Turnipseed in Boulder.


Yes, Colorado Golden Buffaloes,  B Arch 1994, M Arch 1998.


20th full season @ TURNIPSEED

Multiple All-pro seasons, Hundreds of projects designed, Drawn, Built, lots of un-built as well.

2020 Season Highlights – Current Stats

Just completed my best single family home design and build,  on time, on budget, 2020.

Multiple ongoing Custom Designs from Vail to Eagle and beyond!

Mountain Biking, Wake Surfing, Camping, Aluminum Can strength testing, overall goofing around!

Daddy duties that occupy all remaining minutes of the day

Glenn J. Harakal

Glenn Harakal is a graduate of Syracuse University School of Architecture having earned a Bachelor of Architecture.  Glenn is originally a “flat lander” from New Jersey and has been a resident of Colorado since 1990. He has practiced architecture in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Colorado. Glenn has been a consulting architect to Scott S. Turnipseed, AIA Architecture and Construction Inc. since 2003 and a full-time employee since 2015. Glenn was the founding architect of Arris West Architects, PC and developed commercial, multi-family residential and single-family homes in Eagle County, Colorado.  Glenn has worked on resort master planning throughout the Rocky Mountain West and has authored architectural design guidelines for Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Cordillera Valley Club and Eagle Ranch. Glenn was involved on the master planning of Eagle Ranch including the village, parks and clubhouse. Notable architectural projects within Eagle County include Game Creek Club, Beaver Creek Mountain Club, Kensington Green, Eagle Ranch Golf Clubhouse, Brush Creek Pavilion, Castle Peak Building, Fulford Building, Addison Center, Aidan’s Meadow, Sleepy Hollow, Brush Creek Village, Castle View Townhomes, Frontgate Townhomes, the Lofts on Eagle River and Soleil Homes.  Glenn has received Gold, Silver and Bronze for the NAHB BEAM awards for architectural excellence.  Glenn was the Design Review Board Administrator for the Eagle Ranch Homeowners Association. Glenn was of the “old school” that drafted and rendered projects by hand. However, moving with the times Glenn is now creating detailed 3D computer rendered designs and construction documents for SSTAIA. Glenn has worked for SSTAIA on private residences and spec homes in Vail, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead and Eagle Ranch.  Glenn has also done commercial projects for SSTAIA including Talon Flats and Red Table Apartments. During the recession Glenn embarked on a new adventure and spent every week traversing the country in the cockpit of a commercial airline, working as an aircraft dispatcher for American Airlines in Fort Worth, TX.  Glenn lives in Eagle, Colorado with his wife and son and dogs Fiona and Sadie. Glenn’s personal interests include music: he played second violin in the Symphony in the Valley Orchestra; amateur astronomy: he built a private observatory in his back yard, and sailing. And yes, he built his own boat!

Kristin Sibley
Interior Designer

Kristin Sibley graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Science in Interior Design.

While originally from Lake Oswego, Oregon, Kristin spent most of her time growing up in Centennial, Colorado before moving on to CSU to pursue her dream of studying Interior Design.

Kristin began working for Turnipseed in 2013. From start to finish, Kristin enjoys seeing the progression of the construction and design of a house.

When not at work, Kristin can be found relaxing with family and friends, traveling to Lake Powell and Lake Oswego, stand up paddle boarding, cheering on the Denver Broncos, and watching too much reality television.

Kristin currently lives in Gypsum with her husband, Josh, son, Charlie, and their Jack Russell, Baron.

Erica Mosness
Construction Project Manager

Erica Mosness was born and raised in the Vail Valley as a third generation local.  After a career start in banking, she joined Scott S. Turnipseed AIA Architecture and Construction, Inc. in 2001. Beginning in the front office, Erica crafted many of the systems and processes still used today.  After several years in that desk, Erica was promoted to Assistant Project Manager and soon after, a full Project Manager capable of taking large residential projects from pre-construction stage through final close-out and Client move-in. Erica remains active with completed projects supervising the property management and customer service personnel. Her projects can be seen throughout the premier neighborhoods of Vail and surrounding areas. Erica and her family live in Gypsum and enjoy all the things that are available in the beautiful Vail Valley.

Mike Guzik
Construction Superintendent

Originally hailing from Colorado Springs, Mike attended and graduated from Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado with a Business School degree.  With an interest in the business of skiing and ski racing, Mike moved to the Vail Valley in 1990 and built a robust clientele of private ski instruction clients while working in the construction trades during the off-season. Over time, the construction industry replaced skiing as Mike’s mainstay of employment and in 2000 he joined Scott S. Turnipseed AIA Architecture and Construction, Inc. as a Field Superintendent and Construction Manager.  Mike has successfully completed over 25 houses with a particular emphasis on high quality and difficult details. He enjoys the outdoors, family and friends.

Wally Schaub
Construction Superintendent

Wally Schaub moved to Colorado after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  Wally has been in the construction industry since college and has worked as a carpenter, construction materials salesperson and self-employed builder before joining Scott S. Turnipseed AIA, Architecture & Construction in 2007 as a Project Superintendent.  Wally has managed new construction home builds in Cordillera, Beaver Creek, Red Sky Ranch, Mountain Star and Adams Rib among other locations and enjoys working with the homeowners and subcontractors in building beautiful quality homes.  Wally lives in Eagle with his wife and together they enjoy biking, hiking, skiing, archery and traveling.

Kevin Fife
Warranty & Special Projects

Kevin Fife was born and raised in the flat plains of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He recently moved to Colorado in 2018 after he graduated with a degree in Landscape Design, Management and Contracting from Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. While in Oklahoma, Kevin worked in the construction industry for over 10 years. He loves wood working and the outdoors. Fishing, hiking and camping are some of his favorite hobbies. He is hoping to become an avid skier of the beautiful mountains he calls home.

Tim Myers
Construction Superintendent

Tim is a true native of Colorado.  He was born and raised in Eagle, Colorado.   He is married and has one daughter who is studying at Colorado State University.   Tim’s background is a Master Plumber for 22 years.  He is now working as a Construction Superintendent for Turnipseed.   On Tim’s time away from work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, anything outdoors, and being with his family.

Shauna Gould
Office Manager

Shauna Gould is a graduate of Azusa Pacifica University with a B.A. in Business Administration. The love of the mountains brought Shauna and her husband, Ted, to Eagle in 1987. Soon after moving to Eagle, she received a degree in Elementary Education at Regis University. She taught for 7 years in the Eagle County School District. After several years at home with her son, Cooper, she transitioned back to her business background. Shauna has worked for Scott S. Turnipseed, AIA for 9 years as Office Manager. Shauna enjoys paddle boarding, biking, hiking, reading and taking walks with her toy poodle, Bodie.

Dave McCormick
Construction Superintendent

Dave McCormick grew up in Western New York State, where he graduated from Morrisville College with a Wood Tech degree. After college, he began working for a seasonal wood preserving company, back east, where he met his wife. Rather than moving south in the winters, Dave took up ski instructing. Dave and his wife eventually moved to Vail for bigger and better skiing. They raised three children who all went onto ski race at the colligate level. Dave previously worked for another local construction company for 15 years but switched to Scott S. Turnipseed AIA Architecture and Construction, Inc. He has site-supervised and managed 12 custom homes in the Vail/ Beaver Creek area. When he is not on a project you can find him skiing, snowmobiling, golfing, or boating on Lake Powell.

Paul Roberts
Project Designer

Paul was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota where he spent a large majority of his youth playing hockey on the frigid rinks of the north.   After graduating from Iowa State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Paul headed west to chase his dreams of living in the mountains of Colorado.  Before joining the Turnipseed Team in 2021, Paul was employed in the Architecture Industry in the Vail Valley for the past 15 years working on a multitude of projects ranging from small scale residential to large scale commercial.  When not working, Paul enjoys beer league hockey, hunting, fishing, camping and hanging out with his family and friends.  Paul currently lives in Gypsum with his wife, Sara, son, Roy and daughter, Mae.

Kirby Koch
Construction Superintendent

Kirby M Koch was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. He grew up working on the family farm and was a graduate of Chadron State University with a B.A. in Physical Education. The mountains and the love for the outdoors brought Kirby to the Vail valley in 2009. Kirby is married to his beautiful wife Sunny and has one blue merle Pomeranian. He lives in Avon and enjoys camping, hiking, snowboarding/splitboarding, rafting, yoga, music and travel. Kirby’s background involves diesel mechanic, heavy equipment operator, music producer/DJ, design/build craftsman, business owner and construction project management. He has been doing high-end project management in the Vail valley for 10 years and is a new addition to Scott S. Turnipseed, AIA.

Matt Lewis
Construction Project Manager

Originally from the Denver area, Matt graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. Upon graduating, Matt moved to the Vail Valley, working 9 years for a construction consulting firm advising Owners, Architects, and General Contractors throughout the design and construction process in Vail, Aspen, and across the country. Matt joined Turnipseed in 2021 as a project manager and oversees the project’s entire life cycle from pre-construction all the way through project closeout. In his spare time, you can find Matt and his wife mountain biking on the local trails, hiking with their dog, or floating down the Colorado River.

Cristal Heredia
Architectural Designer

Cristal was born and raised in Mexico, graduated from Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua II with a bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Regional Architecture. Upon graduation, Cristal worked as a designer/manager, and later on as a kindergarten elementary school art teacher. In 2019 she moved to the states, where she kept working in early child education in Virginia as well as Texas. She has been happily working as an architect in Colorado for Scott S. Turnipseed, AIA since 2021.  Cristal spends her free time hiking, traveling, reading or crafting.

Rob Johnsen
Project Superintendent

Rob moved to the Vail Valley in 2007 after graduating from Colorado State University.  Following several years of working in the ski industry, he transitioned careers to finish carpenter and custom cabinet maker.  For nearly a decade he honed his skills in the high-end homes surrounding two of the world’s most prestigious ski resorts.  Rob has brought his attention to detail and appreciation for progressive modern home building to his position at Turnipseed.   When not on the jobsite, you can find him exploring local mountains on his dirt bike and snowboard or planning the next getaway with his fiancé and son.