We’re a team of electrical engineers, lighting designers and technicians with proven expertise.
When you put the right people on the team, your project will benefit. With a diverse range of capabilities, our skilled personnel provide responsive, innovative solutions for an unusual variety of project needs. The firm invests heavily in professional development and technology, allowing M. Neils to remain at the forefront of design.
Michael Neils, P.E., IES
Founder and President Emeritus
Michael Neils, with over 35 years as a principal in the consulting engineering business, is the founder and President Emeritus of M. Neils Engineering, Inc. He has extensive expertise in peer review, evaluation, planning, design and construction support for projects throughout California. Michael is a recognized industry leader in lighting efficiency and helped to form the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions in 1991. In addition to his extensive lighting design experience, he has actively contributed to the advancement of lighting knowledge at the state and national levels.
Stuart Lindsay, LEED AP
Stuart Lindsay is President of the firm. As President, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of business operations, including business development, contract management, human resources, information technology, and project delivery. He also actively manages projects in the education, industrial, and civic markets. Stuart has over 35 years of experience in electrical and lighting design and has been with M. Neils since 2011.
Jesse Bastian, P.E.
Principal, Vice President, Director of Engineering
Jesse Bastian is Director of Engineering, and is responsible for review of engineering drawings to ensure the design meets the firm’s quality and safety standards as well as all applicable regulations. He also serves as project engineer for public safety, healthcare, and industrial projects. Jesse provides mentoring and training to engineering staff, and actively facilitates the firm’s continual improvement and development of best practices. Jesse has over 17 years of experience in the A/E/C industry and has been with M. Neils since 2004.
Principal, Chief Financial Officer
Nichole Parsons is Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the firm’s financial operations and systems. She also manages contracts and human resources processes. Nichole has over 30 years of experience in accounting, office management, and business management. She joined M. Neils in 2008.
Senior Project Manager
Sinisha Glisic has over 20 years of experience in electrical and lighting design for new construction and modernization projects. His expertise includes client coordination, power systems design, utility coordination, Title 24 compliance, and design for telecommunications, security and fire alarm systems. He has significant experience in electrical and lighting design for educational facilities.
Julia Brodovsky, P.E.
Senior Electrical Engineer
Julia Brodovsky has 11 years of experience in electrical engineering, including retail, industrial, and residential mixed-use projects. Her expertise includes client coordination, design of lighting and power systems, and production of CADD drawings. She moved to California from the Midwest and joined M. Neils in 2018.
Yvette Van Zanten, P.E.
Senior Electrical Engineer
Yvette Van Zanten, P.E. joined the firm in 2023, and brings over 30 years of experience in electrical engineering for educational, industrial, and commercial projects. Her professional career includes 17 years at local firm Charles A. Martin & Associates, with 14 years as a company vice president. At. M. Neils, Yvette is leading projects within the firm’s K-12 market, working with Northern California school districts. Her technical expertise includes electrical distribution, lighting, and low-voltage systems design for a wide variety of project types.
Crystal Collier-McMaster has seven years of experience in the A/E/C industry, with a background in interior residential and commercial design. At M. Neils, she leads small healthcare interior renovation projects, including design and drafting of electrical and lighting systems. Her expertise includes proposal development, client communication, utility service plan submittals, preparation of construction documents and specifications, plan check coordination through HCAi and other regulatory agencies, submittal review, and RFI responses. As the firm-wide project coordinator, Crystal also assists the design team in maintaining an organized and effective workflow.
Senior CAD Technician/Drafter
Willie has over 25 years experience as a drafter and CAD technician within the A/E/C industry, and has significant expertise in preparing biddable construction documents for healthcare projects, including set up of base plans; layout of electrical, fire alarm, lighting, nurse call, and security plans; creating diagrams, details, and schedules; and performing photometric calculations.
Senior CAD Technician/Drafter
Ker Lo has over 30 years experience as a drafter and CAD technician within the A/E/C industry, including layout and drafting of medical facility remodels and institutional roof replacement projects. His technical capabilities include set up of base plans, layout of electrical systems, and incorporating drawing revisions as needed at project milestones.
Nikolay Kaminskiy joined M. Neils in 2022 and has two years of experience as a drafter and CADD Technician within the A/E/C industry. He also has seven years of hands-on experience as a trainee electrician. Nikolay supports the design and engineering team to prepare complete construction documents, including set up of base plans, layout of electrical systems, and incorporating drawing revisions as needed at project milestones.
Marketing and Business Systems Manager
Danielle Neils manages the firm’s marketing and business development activities and provides mentorship and training to staff in proposal production, digital and print marketing, and client relationship development. She also leads firm-wide initiatives including strategic planning and information management. Her experience at M. Neils includes several years of providing support to the design team, including CADD production and technical analysis for lighting research projects.
Annie Parsons supports M. Neils' administration functions, assisting with the firm's accounting, human resources, reception, and office organization. She has been with M. Neils full-time since 2018 and part-time since 2012. Annie also coordinates the firm's community service efforts including end of year donation drives to local organizations.