We Are

EXPERIENCED

Airport Planning Is Our Primary Focus

Coffman Associates is a specialized airport planning firm whose work exclusively concentrates on airport planning and associated environmental and noise studies. The entire firm's capabilities and experience are qualified to produce the most valuable master plans, noise compatibility studies, and environmental documentation obtainable in the industry. 

DEDICATED

A Partner You Can Trust

Coffman Associates strives to provide airports with high quality services and plans based on realistic needs and expectations - not future engineering design projects. Since we aren't an engineering firm, we are focused solely on planning and bring a more objective view to your project planning process. We are committed to providing quality airport planning, implementable and sustainable solutions, and projects completed on-time and on-budget. 

SPECIALIZED

Recognized and Established in Our Field

Since 1979, Coffman Associates has completed more than 1,200 planning assignments, including nearly 600 master plans, more than 250 environmental studies, and more than 150 noise and land use studies. Coffman Associates has also been involved with the FAA Airports-GIS program since its inception, including the second electronic ALP (eALP) to ever be approved. The firm continues to incorporate Airports-GIS into our planning and develop web-based applications to make GIS a more powerful tool for airports. 

Our Leadership Team

Dave Fitz

Dave Fitz

CEO
Dave serves as the firm’s noise and airport land use compatibility planning specialist. In this role, he supervises the development of airport noise exposure contours, noise abatement strategies, land use management strategies, public participation and outreach, and FAA coordination processes. Dave has prepared more than 100 airport noise and land use compatibility plans, NEPA/CEQA environmental documents and Wildlife Hazard Assessment/Management studies at both air carrier and general aviation airports across the country.
Mike Dmyterko

Mike Dmyterko

President
Mike has been involved primarily in airport master planning and has also participated in several Part 150 Noise and Land Use Compatibility Studies and Environmental Assessments. Mike specializes in airport operations, airport financial planning, and public relations. He has had extensive involvement in and has concentrated his expertise in the analysis of airport financial data and the development of feasible programming for planned development costs. Since joining Coffman Associates, Mike has been the primary planner and project manager for several airport master plans for primary commercial service, reliever, and general aviation airports. Utilizing the Integrated Noise Model, Mike has also conducted noise analysis included in the scope of several Master Plan studies.

Our Principals

Matt Quick

Matt Quick

Principal
Recently selected to Airport Business “40 under 40,” Matt has contributed to all elements related to airport planning for Coffman Associates. He has more than 16 years of experience in airports and aviation. Prior to joining Coffman Associates, his experience includes five years in airport management where he was involved with administration, capital improvement projects and fixed-base operations. He also worked at a Part 139 reliever airport and was involved with all facets of airport activities. This experience, coupled with his involvement in special airport studies related to rules and regulations, rates and charges, safety area improvements, and wildlife hazard management, gives Matt a thorough understanding of the different aspects involved with the development and operation of an airport.
Patrick

Patrick Taylor

Principal
Since joining Coffman Associates, Patrick has been involved in all aspects of airport master planning, including aviation demand forecasting, airport financial analysis, alternative development evaluation and needs analysis. Additionally, Patrick has worked on airport feasibility studies and site selection studies. Prior to joining the firm, Patrick spent 10 successful years in sales and marketing in the technology industry, including two years with a large international engineering firm.
Kory Lewis

Kory Lewis

Principal
Upon completion of his Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Kory joined Coffman Associates as an airport planner. For more than 13 years, Kory has prepared the environmental documentation for a wide range of airport development and air service projects. Kory has served as project manager for environmental projects at general aviation and commercial service airports. With expertise in land use planning, he performs aircraft noise analyses, land use compatibility analyses, and noise measurement and analysis. Kory also conducts air quality modeling and greenhouse gas inventories. Prior to joining Coffman Associates, Kory worked in the engineering industry performing field reconnaissance and GIS support for public infrastructure projects.
Eric Pfeifer

Eric Pfeifer

Principal
Eric joined Coffman Associates in 2004 as an Airport Planner. Since joining the firm, he has been involved in more than 60 planning studies, including airport master plans, ALP updates/narrative reports, runway safety area studies, feasibility studies, general aviation strategic plans, environmental assessments and sustainable airport master planning. Eric earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate (GA) accreditation and specializes in implementing sustainability practices into the master planning process. Through sustainability planning, Eric has addressed unique natural resource, social and economic concerns. Eric is also well-versed in all aspects of the conventional master planning process and public outreach efforts, having organized community visioning sessions, public hearings and workshops for environmental and master plan projects.

Our Planners

Judi Krauss

Judi Krauss

Associate, Environmental Planner
Since joining Coffman Associates, Judi has contributed to numerous Environmental Evaluations and Assessments associated with airport development and planning projects and participated in several Part 150 studies and Airport Master Plans. Prior to joining Coffman Associates, Judi worked for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Environmental Planning Section as a project manager and an environmental planner for a large multi-discipline environmental consulting firm. Her expertise lies in socioeconomic studies, as well as environmental projects under both the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act.
Jacob Allen

Jacob Allen

Planner
Jacob joined Coffman Associates as an airport planner in 2018. He has always had a passion for airports and aviation, and he earned his Private Pilot certificate when he was just 18 years old. He participates as a volunteer pilot for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program and is currently working toward his Certified Flight Instructor certification. Jacob spent the first several years of his aviation career working in the airline industry, and he has held various supervisory positions for large Part 121 air carriers. Prior to joining Coffman Associates, he served as the Airport Coordinator for Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority.
Tyler Stuber

Tyler Stuber

Planner
Tyler, an Airport Planner and the third generation of his family to work in aviation, has been with Coffman Associates since 2015. Prior to joining the firm, his aviation experience includes eight years working part-time at a privately owned, public use general aviation airport. During this period of time, he was involved with airport maintenance, capital improvement projects, fixed base operations, as well as aircraft maintenance. This experience, coupled with two aviation-related degrees from the University of Central Missouri and recent experience with Coffman Associates, gives Tyler a firm aviation background and strong working knowledge of airport operations and development.
Michelle Kriks

Michelle Kriks

Environmental Planner
Michelle is an Environmental Planner with more than nine years of experience in the planning. In this role, she is involved in both NEPA and CEQA environmental documentation as well as sustainability master plans. She also contributes environmental planning for airport master plans, airport compatibility land use plans and insures zoning ordinance compliance. Michelle’s previous work experience includes environmental and urban planning for local governments, where she wrote ordinances, planned municipal projects, comprehensive planning and project management. Other specialties included grant writing, public engagement and sustainable land use.
Chandra

Chandra Burks

Planner
Chandra joined Coffman Associates in 2004 as an Administrative Assistant, a role she served in for several years before taking over as the Production Manager. In both of roles, Chandra provided technical editing and support for master plans, noise studies, and environmental documentation. In 2019, she transitioned to the role of Airport Planner, where her focus is on master plans and airport layout plan narrative reports. She is currently working toward obtaining her private pilot certificate and certified member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives.
Steve Benson

Steve Benson

Senior Consultant
Steve has been with the firm since its inception. His entire career has been devoted to airport planning. He has been instrumental in developing many of the firm’s analytical techniques and its innovative methods for detailed forecasting, as well as scheduling and programming future development. Steve’s expertise lies not only in forecasting and programming, but also facility requirements, airport site selection, and alternative analyses. Steve has participated in more than 300 airport planning studies.
Steve Wagner

Steve Wagner

Senior Consultant
Steve has been with Coffman Associates since its founding in 1979. During his career with Coffman Associates, he has been involved in more than 250 airport planning assignments and has managed airport master plans for both air carrier and general aviation airports. He has been actively involved in refining the firm’s approach to master planning and in performing special planning evaluations in support of projects, including benefit-cost analysis, runway safety area evaluations, and feasibility analyses for terminal and air-side improvements. He has also been actively involved in improving public participation in the master planning process.
Jim Harris

Jim Harris

Senior Consultant
A Senior Consultant with Coffman Associates, Jim has been with the firm for more than 37 years. A registered professional engineer, Jim has extensive airport planning and development experience, including preparation of airport master plans and layout plans, airport facilities design, navigational aid planning, site selection studies, environmental assessments, airspace evaluations and Part 150 Noise Compatibility Plans for both air carrier and general aviation airports. He has contributed to more than 250 airport planning assignments and has served as the project manager for more than 120 airport master plans.

Our Geospatial Team

Tim Kahmann

Tim Kahmann

Associate/GIS Manager
Tim is the GIS /CAD team leader and develops our geospatial technology . His involvement includes performing airspace and obstruction analyses, as well as site analysis, wind analysis, land use analysis, demographics and statistical analysis, including spatial database design and cartography. Tim is also our primary 3D modeler using GIS to perform three-dimensional analysis and rendering. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for local and county governments mapping infrastructure and developing intuitive GIS systems allowing users to work with spatial data.
Maggie Beaver

Maggie Beaver

CAD Technician
With over 20 years of experience, Maggie serves our Phoenix office as an Airport Planning Technician. She has extensive project experience, with much of her work centered on airport projects in the Southwestern U.S. In the 19 years since Maggie joined Coffman Associates, she has developed numerous airport layout plans, public airport disclosure maps, airport improvement program sketches, and more.
CAD Technician

Larry Johnson

CAD Technician
Larry has been with Coffman Associates since 1983, when he became one of the company’s first Airport Planning Technicians. Having held that position for more than 35 years, Larry has gone from preparing airport layout plans using colored pencils and a drafting board to utilizing today’s CAD/GIS technology in the preparation of plan sets. He is well-versed in both programs and is credited with nearly 60 FAA-approved airport layout plans.
Diana Przybycien

Diana Przybycien

CAD Technician
Diana’s wide-ranging experience spans nearly 30 years, with 15 of those spent at Coffman Associates. As an Airport Planning Technician with the firm, Diana’s work is concentrated on developing airport layout plans and associated drawings as well as performing detailed background research on each project she is involved with. Diana’s commitment to data quality is unmatched, and this attention to detail has been noted by many of our clients.
Ryan Ryherd

Ryan Ryherd

GIS Analyst
Ryan has served as GIS Analyst at Coffman Associates since 2011, working primarily on mapping and data analysis related to a variety of different airport studies. He has been extensively involved in noise modeling and land use compatibility analysis. Since joining the firm, Ryan’s role has expanded into GIS web server and database development. He has worked to incorporate airport spatial data into the enterprise GIS, as well as providing support and administrative duties associated with the system. Ryan also has prior GIS experience working in local government as a GIS Technician.
Chris Donnelly

Chris Donnelly

GIS Analyst
Chris works as an Analyst in our GIS department where he creates maps and exhibits and compiles geospatial data for our projects. He also plays a key role in our obstruction analysis. He has more than 10 years of professional experience, with five of those at Coffman Associates. As a Private Pilot with an Instrument Rating, Chris understands the intricacies of flying approaches and departures, giving him insight into the challenges and constraints many airports must navigate due to FAA regulations.

Our Graphic Design Team

Chris Riffle

Chris Riffle

Graphics Manager
As the Graphics Manager, Chris is involved in nearly every project. His responsibilities include overseeing artists in the production of graphics for technical reports, public meetings and project-specific websites. His 30 years of experience with Coffman Associates includes the design of report covers, brochures, conceptual drawings, informational graphics, PowerPoint presentations, display boards and marketing materials for business development. Chris’ intuitive eye for design and understanding of composition allow him to translate complex concepts into impactful visuals that resonate with both clients and the public.
Jean Burbank

Jean Burbank

Graphic Designer
As a Graphic Designer, Jean is involved in a wide range of projects at Coffman Associates. Her designs are included on everything from master plans to pilot guides and display boards used for public outreach. Jean has more than 15 years of graphic design experience and has been with Coffman Associates for 12 of those. Since joining the firm, she has developed innovative methods for graphic presentation that is both informative and visually appealing.
Whitney Holovack

Whitney Holovack

Graphic Designer
Amanda McCollum

Amanda McCollum

Graphic Designer

Our Support Staff

Bridget Berry

Bridget Berry

Accountant
With over 25 years of experience in her field, Bridget handles all the accounting functions at Coffman Associates and serves as the firm’s Human Resources administrator. Her skills include payroll administration, accounts payable and receivable, monthly account/bank reconciliation and financial reporting and analysis. Since joining Coffman Associates in 2016, Bridget has made several improvements to streamline our accounting processes for improved efficiency and accuracy.
Sherry Irvin

Sherry Irvin

Executive Assistant
As the Kansas City office’s Executive Assistant, Sherry is vital to the internal workings of the office. She has been with Coffman Associates for more than 32 years and in that time has evolved from using typewriters and fax machines to the modern digital office. She continues to assist in a variety of roles, including administrative duties, document editing and accounting functions.
Kayley Forshey

Kayley Forshey

Production Manager
Kayley serves as Coffman’s Production Manager. Her experience working in the journalism industry as a managing editor for two years and her skills in copywriting and copyediting translate well in ensuring all Coffman projects are high-quality for our clients. She also manages all of our social media and our website. 
Christy

Christy McClendon

Administrative Assistant