With over 15 years of industry experience, Donnie is a recognized Autodesk design solutions expert. His extensive knowledge of the technical requirements for completing design and engineering projects empowers his clients to fully realize the power of their technology solutions.
Donnie is also a published author, having written the Autodesk Official Training Guide -AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT: No Experience Required. He is a regular instructor at Autodesk University each year, delivering critical information to address specific needs of Autodesk users.
Kelli is the Marketing Manager at CADD Microsystems. She graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and a Master’s degree in Journalism. She has several years of experience as a marketing and public relations manager, and is a member of the CADD Microsystems team in Richmond, Va.
Purvi is the Practice Manager for Architecture, where she supports the integration of software and technology in the building trades. Previously, she was a preservation project architect, where she specialized in using innovative technology to facilitate the documentation and rehabilitation of institutional buildings. Purvi has 15 years of experience in the architecture industry and 10+ years of Revit experience working with existing buildings (most of them also historic), and she has used Revit from conceptual design, through construction administration and project close-out. She has a Bachelors of Architecture from The Cooper Union and a MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Purvi is currently the Chair of the Parker Gray Historic District Board of Architectural Review in Alexandria, VA, and a member of the Association for Preservation Technology International Technical Committee on Documentation.
Jason is the Senior Practice Manager for Architecture and Engineering at CADD Microsystems where he heads up a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about design and technology and making them work together. He has worked both in front of and behind the monitor in the AEC industry for over 20 years beginning his career as an architectural designer, but quickly discovering a passion and knack for technology. He migrated to the IT support world, applying that passion to help architects and engineers leverage technology in new and exciting ways, and save time in the process. He is one of the founders of RevitRVA, a Revit user group in the central Virginia area, and has a wide array of knowledge and experience with both software and hardware to help companies improve their processes and work more effectively.
As an expert and thought leader in the AEC industry around BIM (Building Information Modeling) and FM (Facilities Management), T.J. assists architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners with successfully implementing efficient workflows with regards to design, build, and operate. After receiving his architectural degree, T.J. began his career by working in several architectural firms across the U.S. where he gained experience on both commercial and residential projects. Transitioning from the design-side of the industry, he has now become a recognized expert on the technology-side, working for one of the nation's most successful Autodesk Partners as their Vice President of Technology Solutions..……He is a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. He has been known to remodel train stations on his lunch break. He has translated ancient Sanskrit, written award-winning operas, and can manage time efficiently. He can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed and cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in only twenty minutes. He is an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru. He plays bluegrass cello, was scouted by the Mets, and is the subject of numerous documentaries. Children trust him and the laws of physics do not apply to him. He balances, he weaves, he dodges, and all his bills are paid. He has played Hamlet at the Kennedy Center, performed open-heart surgery, and spoken with Elvis…… He is an Autodesk Implementation Certified Expert (ICE) and a veteran presenter at many industry events, including Autodesk University. A registered architect and LEED accredited professional, T.J. leverages his skills and experience to help clients successfully implement Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Facilities Management (FM) solutions and workflows
Marissa is the Practice Manager for Civil and Infrastructure at CADD Microsystems. Marissa graduated from Virginia Tech with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering. She has been working with Autodesk products for almost 20 years, specializing in the Civil and GIS solutions. She has worked for a number of reputable civil firms in Virginia providing CAD support to transportation, utility, land development, mapping, and GIS projects. At CADD Microsystems, Marissa's responsibilities include managing the Civil Team, performing product demonstrations, teaching classes, giving seminars and workshops, and performing consulting for many Autodesk products such as Civil 3D, Land Desktop, Map 3D and Raster Design.
Jessica has worked in the AEC industry for 17+ years. Her industry experience and knowledge makes her a valuable resource to her customers. Jessica is customer-centric and enjoys connecting like-minded companies. If she is not at work you can find her at CrossFit, or relaxing on her porch with her family.
With years of experience in building information modeling (BIM) and CAD, Chris consults directly with CADD Microsystems’ clients to help AEC professionals reach their goals through the use of Autodesk technology, by developing and delivering training and consulting services.
When Chris isn't busy BIMing it up, he enjoys all things geeky. Armed with his bow-tie collection, he treks through the streets of the District, speaking to anyone who would listen about the history of that building that no one really cares about.
Nick Sipes has spent a decade working in the design and construction industry, always with one toe in the technology pool. For seven years, he worked for a major global architecture firm in their interior design group where he specialized on corporate offices and government facilities. While there, he led the BIM implementation for their interior design department and worked hard to create companywide consistency by developing standards for the entire firm. Following his efforts there, he transitioned to a small Maryland architecture firm where he became their BIM champion by working hard to migrate them from AutoCAD to Revit.
Once realizing that the water felt fine, Nick dove into the technical side of the pool by becoming an Applications Specialist at CADD Microsystems, where he currently works. Nick focuses on Revit and BIM related workflows for large and small groups, and teaches Revit Architecture out CADD’s certified training facilities.
Nick is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional, LEED ID+C accredited professional, Maryland Licensed Interior Designer, NCIDQ holder, and IIDA member.
As co-founder and president of CADD Microsystems, Inc., Matt is applying his diverse industry experience to assist design firms with automating their business and adapting their work processes to take advantage of design automation tools and collaborative technologies. He also is involved in several projects assisting AEC firms in developing their internal standards for corporate and organizational systems. An AutoCAD user since 1985, Matt has personally trained more than 1,000 students on AutoCAD, Architectural and Facility Management products. Matt has successfully implemented FM Desktop solutions for four years and is actively involved with several companies and organizations as a Facilities Advisor. He has presented on technology topics to the AIA and IFMA chapters in the Washington, DC area. Matt received his B.S. in Architecture from Clemson University.