Celine Sarkisloo obtained her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in fire protection engineering.
She is an ICC certified plans examiner and a residential building inspector. Celine has been working at City of Glendale as a building code specialist for past 7 years.
She was also selected to be part of 2021 ICC shadow program along 14 others nationwide.
Celine currently holds the position as President of the ICC LA Basin Chapter Board of Directors and is a member of the Southern California Fire Prevention Officers WUI Committee and ICC emerging leaders.
Eugene Barbeau is a licensed civil engineer and certified ICC plans examiner working for the City of Los Angeles, Department of Building and Safety.
Eugene obtained his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineer from California State University, Long Beach.
He has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry starting as a construction worker and tradesman before transitioning to a structural engineering consultant and then landing in the public sector service.
He has been working at the City of Los Angeles for the past 9 years as engineering associate and building civil engineer.
While at the City, Eugene has performed multiple functions including building code development, training, public policy development, plan check and the review of alternate products and materials.
Cynthia has over 26 years of experience in the construction industry. She spent the first half of her career as a structural engineering consultant and then transitioned to working in the public sector.
She has been working at the City of West Hollywood for the past 13 years a Senior Plancheck Engineer. She enjoys her position at the City because she gets to continue to mix her engineering background with helping people and serving the community.
During her time at the City, she has worn many hats, from plan reviewer, to Interim Building Official to leading public policy efforts. In 2015 Cynthia was chosen to lead efforts for the City’s comprehensive Seismic Retrofit Program. She has been the Project Manager for these efforts from the program and ordinance development phase up to the current phase of implementation. She is very passionate about this program and seismic resiliency.
Cynthia was recognized for her work on the City’s Seismic Retrofit Program by being awarded the 2020 SEAOSC Safer Cities Official of the Year.
When Cynthia is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, staying active outdoors, and taking advantage of the nearby beaches.
Louis brings over 25 years of professional experience in both private and public sector. He holds 18 ICC certifications including commercial and residential combination inspector certifications. Currently he is working on the Master Code Professional certification.
His career started with a 4 year apprenticeship at the Southwest Regional Carpenters Union where he worked his way up from Journeyman to Layout Man.
During his 14 years as a Carpenter working primarily on large commercial, Public Works and DSA infrastructure he went and received his A.S. degree in Construction Technology/Business Management and an A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Studies from Ventura College.
He went on to obtain his General B and C-8 Concrete Contractor Licenses and eventually started his own business as Vasquez Construction, INC.
Mr. Vasquez then transitioned into the Building and Safety Department as a Building Inspector for the County of Ventura where he became SAP certified and was a member of the Rapid Assessment Team for the Thomas Fires.
Louis later moved on to the City of Santa Monica where he currently works as a Combination Building Inspector III.
During the pandemic, Louis helped develop and coordinate virtual inspection and paperless inspection processes.
He enjoys playing golf and taking the trailer out camping with his family, on his time off.
Ciara Barnett is a Licensed Civil Engineer, a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), and ICC Plans Examiner working for Los Angeles County Public Works in Alhambra, CA.
Ciara obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and her Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona. She has worked in multiple Divisions for Public Works, including Waterworks and Sewer Maintenance and Building and Safety.
Most recently she was promoted to Principal Engineer to lead the Community Services Group. Ciara has spent most of her 20 year career working as a building plan check engineer and an office manager for Building and Safety Division.
To see Ciara in action, feel free to watch her “My job in 60 seconds” posting on the LA County channel: https://vimeo.com/360317777.
Ciara grew up in Ireland and moved to Los Angeles as a teenager. She lives with her husband and two children.