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President: Audrey Freiberger, PE

Audrey graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri. After graduating, she practiced structural engineering and is now a project engineer at Zahner in Kansas City, Mo. Audrey has been an active member of EWB since 2010 and has worked on international projects in Honduras and the Dominican Republic. In her free time, Audrey enjoys gardening and backpacking.

To reach Audrey, email her at:

Director of Projects: John Kelley

John graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After working with the collegiate chapter of EWB in Lawrence, he decided to pursue involvement in the professional chapter of the group in Kansas City. John currently works in the Oil, Gas & Chemical group at Burns & McDonnell. In his free time, John enjoys golfing, snowboarding, and travelling.

To reach John, email him at:

Director of Finance: Nick Eschbacher

Nick graduated with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Missouri.  He currently works in the Transmission & Distribution Group at Burns & McDonnell where he focuses on Overhead Transmission Line design.  Nick is passionate about giving back to the community and combining that with the engineering profession.  In his free time, Nick enjoys playing sports, traveling, and cheering on the Tigers!

To reach Nick, email him at:

Director of Operations: Stephen Austin

Stephen was heavily involved with Engineers Without Borders during his undergraduate years with his university student chapter. He was happy to join the professional Kansas City chapter of EWB and have the opportunity to have served as the University Chapter Liaison and now as Director of Operations. His undergraduate studies were in civil engineering and he works at Black & Veatch.


To reach Stephen, email him at:

International Project Manager: Adam Byrnes, PE

Adam has been involved with EWB since 2009, beginning with the Mizzou Student Chapter. He was part of a strong team there that successfully completed a waste water treatment plant rehabilitation in Honduras. Since college Adam has been a member of the KC Professional Chapter working on multiple international and domestic projects, mentoring other student chapters, and serving as President. He is currently a mechanical engineer at Burns and McDonnell.

To reach Adam, email him at:

International Project Manager: Jake Sanders

Jake has been involved with EWB since 2014. He was heavily involved in the University of Missouri student chapter where he held positions of Project Manager and President. Jake traveled with the chapter to Panama on three separate trips and saw their drinking water supply project from assessment through implementation. He currently works as a mechanical engineer at Black & Veatch. In his free time, Jake enjoys traveling, snowboarding and listening to reggaeton.

To reach Jake, email him at:

Marketing Manager: Theresa Collins

Theresa graduated with a B.S. in Civil-Environmental Engineering and a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences from Kansas State University. She currently works at Burns and McDonnell in the Environmental Services Group where she focuses on green infrastructure, municipal solid waste and stormwater management. She is passionate about making the world more sustainable. In her free time Theresa enjoys hiking, reading, and attending public forums. 


To reach Theresa, email her at:

Recruitment Manager: Abe Fangman

Abe graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas. Abe is passionate about using our skills as engineers to make the world better for those who lack access to basic needs. Abe currently works in the Transmission & Distribution group at Burns & McDonnell. In his free time, Abe enjoys travelling, reading, and running.


To reach Abe, email him at:

Grants Manager: Huda Chaudhry

Huda graduated with a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she is currently pursuing an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. Huda works at Black & Veatch and has spent time as a Substation Design Engineer in both the Power Delivery and Telecom departments. She is currently working in the Renewable Energy department as a Proposal Manager. Huda joined EWB to combine her two passions of traveling and service for the underprivileged. Most days, you can find her cooking, reading, or planning her next adventure.

To reach Huda, email her at

Fundraising Events Coordinator: Available

The Fundraising Events Coordinator manages organization of fundraising events. These have historically included Sandtastic Volleyball Tournament, online fundraising campaigns, and ticketed happy hours. Works with Director of Finance during development of the chapter operating budget, as it pertains to funds earned from fundraising events. Coordinates with past event managers to improve event success.

If you are interested in serving as EWB-KC's next Fundraising Events Coordinator, contact Nick Eschbacher.

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