Staff Members

Jeff van den Eikhof, PE

Jeff is the owner and Principal Engineer of Eikhof Design Group.  He has nearly 25 years of engineering experience and has worked in the Public and Private sector.  He is currently the Contract City Engineer for the City of Guadalupe.  He has also worked for the City of San Luis Obispo as a Civil Engineer and the City of Atascadero as the Deputy Director of Public Works.


Jeff graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1994 with a BS Degree in Civil Engineering.  He is a registered Civil Engineer in California and formerly held an engineering license in Oregon where he started his career.  He has been married to his wife, Vicki, for over 25 years, and he has 4 children.


Jeff is very involved in the community.  He served as the ASCE San Luis Obispo Branch President, and is very involved in the theater arts in San Luis Obispo County.  He has been a member of the Cuesta Master Chorale and performed in the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center.  He has also traveled to Edinburgh Scotland twice as a chaperon to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  The first time was in 2014 when he traveled with 30 students from Atascadero High School Theatre Arts Program who performed "Footloose" at the Chapel Hill Theatre.  The second trip was with the students of Templeton High School Theatre Arts Program who performed "Little Shop of Horrors" at the Chapel Hill Theatre.  Jeff has also played the lead role of Albert Peterson in a local production of "Bye Bye Birdie" and performed in the Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, NY, in 2013.

Lori Azeem, PE

Lori joined Eikhof Design Group in December 2015.  Lori grew up on the California Central Coast and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS in Civil Engineering in 2003.  In 2008, Lori graduated from Cambridge University in England with a Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development.


Lori is an expert in storm water requirements and assists Eikhof Design Group's public agency clients in navigating the various Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) requirements.

Geoff English - Project Manager

Geoff English retired from the position of Director of Public Works for the City of Arroyo Grande in 2017, a position that he held since 2012. Geoff’s municipal service career started in 1987 when he worked for the City of Santa Fe Springs in Southern California, followed by a relocation to the City of Atascadero in 1990. His career in Atascadero spanned nearly 23 years and included positions in the Community Services and Public Works Departments where he last served as the Deputy Director of Public Works for Operations.


Geoff currently lives in Templeton where he resided with his wife of 29 years, Celeste, who recently passed. Geoff has two adult sons, a daughter-in-law, and a beloved granddaughter. Geoff served on the Board of Directors for the Templeton Community Services District from 2012 to 2017. He is also currently active with volunteer efforts for the El Camino Homeless Shelter, Templeton Historical Society, and Life Community Church. His previous volunteer activities included leadership participation with Boy Scout Troup 434, Cub Scout Troop 434, and Templeton Little League. When Geoff isn’t working, he enjoys hiking and backpacking.


Karl Schmidt - Engineering Technician

Karl joined Eikhof Design Group in January 2017.  He graduated with a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2016, with an emphasis on Transportation Engineering.


Karl previously worked as an Intern for the City of Arroyo Grande where he gained experience in public works projects.


Karl is an avid runner and continues to run with the Cal Poly Distance Club.  He helps organize adventure runs and participates in many local events.

Joan Roldan - Administrative Assistant

Joan joined the Eikhof Design Group team in August 2016.  Joan studied accounting at BYU and helps keep the office organized by tracking projects and running plans to and from our various public agency clients.


Joan volunteers as a leader with Cub Scout Troop 176 and helps teach American Sign Language in an after school program at San Benito Elementary.

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