MEET OUR TEAM



Introducing the Vitruvius Team. We are a 2-year-old startup located in Bend, Oregon. We are a collection of diverse, talented, and creative individuals, who are passionate about Structural Engineering and Architectural Design. From our well-seasoned veterans to the newest members of our project, we are thrilled to introduce this new software to you and your team. For decades, we have watched the industry in need of an all-in-one program, so we set out to build an easy to use platform with design modules for users to make fast calculations. Pretty simple right, but then we connected them all with Vitruvius Links... from top to bottom this allows you to make revisions and changes in a fraction of the time, across your project, with your project updating itself with changes automatically. With four levels of the program currently offered, we encourage you to explore a plan that best fits you and your everyday project needs. Our pledge is to provide you with quality customer service and a superior design program at an affordable price. We strive for excellence and for your success. We invite you to join us today! Thank You.

CALVIN BONTRAGER

Chief Executive Officer

Calvin is a lifetime entrepreneur and company builder. His last IT company project was built from the ground up to over 100 employees. In 7 years, the company exceeded all goals. He has built real estate, construction, manufacturing, and logistics companies as well. He now consults for companies as a financial strategist. He is driven to succeed in all challenging environments. He’s a lifetime outdoorsman and avid fisherman.

CALVIN BONTRAGER

Chief Executive Officer

Calvin is a lifetime entrepreneur and company builder. His last IT company project was built from the ground up to over 100 employees. In 7 years, the company exceeded all goals. He has built real estate, construction, manufacturing, and logistics companies as well. He now consults for companies as a financial strategist. He is driven to succeed in all challenging environments. He’s a lifetime outdoorsman and avid fisherman.

TROY CUMMINS

Chief Financial Officer

Troy graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor of science and went on to become a Doctor of Dental medicine in 1989. After operating a very successful practice for 10 years he has spent the last twenty years owning and operating businesses in a variety of different fields. Through his diverse business experience in real estate development, investment real estate, transportation logistics, golf course ownership, and marketing, he has gained extensive experience in the area of business & financial administration with a strong attraction towards entrepreneurial ventures.

He joined The Vitruvius Project in early 2019 and is busy helping streamline financial and operational processes, with a strong emphasis on strategies centered around customer feedback and customer service. Troy believes that “the strongest path to customer satisfaction is learning to be a good listener”.

Troy is an avid outdoorsman and loves to spend time with his wife of 34 years.

TROY CUMMINS

Chief Financial Officer

Troy graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor of science and went on to become a Doctor of Dental medicine in 1989. After operating a very successful practice for 10 years he has spent the last twenty years owning and operating businesses in a variety of different fields. Through his diverse business experience in real estate development, investment real estate, transportation logistics, golf course ownership, and marketing, he has gained extensive experience in the area of business & financial administration with a strong attraction towards entrepreneurial ventures.

He joined The Vitruvius Project in early 2019 and is busy helping streamline financial and operational processes, with a strong emphasis on strategies centered around customer feedback and customer service. Troy believes that “the strongest path to customer satisfaction is learning to be a good listener”.

Troy is an avid outdoorsman and loves to spend time with his wife of 34 years.

ADAM WILSON

Founder, Chief Information Officer, Lead Software Engineer

Adam graduated from Oregon State University in 2007 with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with a focus in Information Systems Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. He has worked with StruCalc since 2000 and led the re-design from the ground up of StruCalc 8.0 in 2008 and came up with the idea for The Vitruvius Project at this time. He then consulted with StruCalc versions 9.0 and 10.0 and started working full-time on TVP in 2016. He is driven to provide the best user experience possible for the building industry and beyond, and is adamant about testing processes.

Adam loves the Central Oregon lifestyle and raising his two boys here, and can usually be found doing something adventurous outdoors. His favorite thing about working at Vitruvius is watching the team grow and exceeding their goals, so he can plan the next fun work event.

ADAM WILSON

Founder, Chief Information Officer, Lead Software Engineer

Adam graduated from Oregon State University in 2007 with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with a focus in Information Systems Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. He has worked with StruCalc since 2000 and led the re-design from the ground up of StruCalc 8.0 in 2008 and came up with the idea for The Vitruvius Project at this time. He then consulted with StruCalc versions 9.0 and 10.0 and started working full-time on TVP in 2016. He is driven to provide the best user experience possible for the building industry and beyond, and is adamant about testing processes.

Adam loves the Central Oregon lifestyle and raising his two boys here, and can usually be found doing something adventurous outdoors. His favorite thing about working at Vitruvius is watching the team grow and exceeding their goals, so he can plan the next fun work event.

RYAN BRIGGS

Chief Technical Officer, Principal Engineer, B.S., M.S. (but mainly B.S.)

Ryan graduated from Brigham Young University in 2004 with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering, with an emphasis in structural engineering. He worked for a mid-sized structural engineering firm for 5 years before starting his own firm, Arx Engineering, about 10 years ago. He is currently licensed as a professional engineer in 6 states (OR, ID, CO, UT, NV, CA).

His passion for optimization led him to develop many of his own calculation tools and spreadsheets, and eventually to join the Vitruvius team. As a 15 year user of design software, he understands exactly what designers are looking for and the problems existing in the industry. He has the unique perspective of an experienced software user, professional engineer, real-world designer, and business owner.

Above all Ryan likes to spend time with his wife and 5 kids, and do manly things like hiking, trail running, and writing poetry.

RYAN BRIGGS

Chief Technical Officer, Principal Engineer, B.S., M.S. (but mainly B.S.)

Ryan graduated from Brigham Young University in 2004 with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering, with an emphasis in structural engineering. He worked for a mid-sized structural engineering firm for 5 years before starting his own firm, Arx Engineering, about 10 years ago. He is currently licensed as a professional engineer in 6 states (OR, ID, CO, UT, NV, CA).

His passion for optimization led him to develop many of his own calculation tools and spreadsheets, and eventually to join the Vitruvius team. As a 15 year user of design software, he understands exactly what designers are looking for and the problems existing in the industry. He has the unique perspective of an experienced software user, professional engineer, real-world designer, and business owner.

Above all Ryan likes to spend time with his wife and 5 kids, and do manly things like hiking, trail running, and writing poetry.

JON WALUSIAK

Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer

Jon brings 20 years of marketing experience and brand development to TVP. Over the years his portfolio of managing brands and relationships for a diverse list of companies in—the outdoor industry, agriculture industry, metallurgy industry, ammunition industry, and software industry. He assists with day to day business decisions and moving the company forward.

Jon manages a creative team to build and drive the TVP brand. Understanding the importance of their image in a competitive market is top priority. Our #1 goal is to create a consistent brand and face that will build a positive message, in the market, to our customers. When creative ideas and strategic planning come together, we can visually communicate a clear message of performance, quality and value which defines the core of The Vitruvius Project.

“A dull brand reflects a dull product, but a premium brand reflects a premium product. We believe The Vitruvius Project to be a global opportunity. Domestic and international relationship building is our goal, and it is our best effort to start with a new brand that has a positive statement in our industry... your first impression is everything.” ­— Jon

JON WALUSIAK

Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer

Jon brings 20 years of marketing experience and brand development to TVP. Over the years his portfolio of managing brands and relationships for a diverse list of companies in—the outdoor industry, agriculture industry, metallurgy industry, ammunition industry, and software industry. He assists with day to day business decisions and moving the company forward.

Jon manages a creative team to build and drive the TVP brand. Understanding the importance of their image in a competitive market is top priority. Our #1 goal is to create a consistent brand and face that will build a positive message, in the market, to our customers. When creative ideas and strategic planning come together, we can visually communicate a clear message of performance, quality and value which defines the core of The Vitruvius Project.

“A dull brand reflects a dull product, but a premium brand reflects a premium product. We believe The Vitruvius Project to be a global opportunity. Domestic and international relationship building is our goal, and it is our best effort to start with a new brand that has a positive statement in our industry... your first impression is everything.” ­— Jon

AUZHEAL CLEMENT

Software Engineer Manager

Auz has been developing websites and web applications for over 15 years. From custom-built time tracking applications to government licensing systems Auz has worked with a variety of web technologies. He graduated with a BA from Midlands Tech in Web Development. He has contributed to websites for Deschutes Brewery, Bend Brewing, Silver Moon Brewing, and the Growler Guys. Through the years Auz worked on hundreds of websites for small businesses.

Nate and Adam tricked Auz into starting to work for TVP over a craft beer or two in the garage, and Auz became the first employee of TVP, later an owner, and one of the most integral parts of the team.

When Auz is not working on a custom WordPress plugin or architecting a serverless Amazon application he can be found snowboarding on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor with his two boys.

AUZHEAL CLEMENT

Software Engineer Manager

Auz has been developing websites and web applications for over 15 years. From custom-built time tracking applications to government licensing systems Auz has worked with a variety of web technologies. He graduated with a BA from Midlands Tech in Web Development. He has contributed to websites for Deschutes Brewery, Bend Brewing, Silver Moon Brewing, and the Growler Guys. Through the years Auz worked on hundreds of websites for small businesses.

Nate and Adam tricked Auz into starting to work for TVP over a craft beer or two in the garage, and Auz became the first employee of TVP, later an owner, and one of the most integral parts of the team.

When Auz is not working on a custom WordPress plugin or architecting a serverless Amazon application he can be found snowboarding on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor with his two boys.

CHRIS SHISLER

Software Engineer

Chris comes to the Vitruvius Project from a background in Construction Management where he managed residential and commercial builds, as well as property development. After going back to school for a 2nd Bachelor’s in Software Engineering he brings 5 years of hands-on construction experience, and expertise in building dynamic user interfaces and applications. When he isn’t obsessing over building great software products, Chris enjoys riding his bike and finding fresh tracks around Central Oregon.

ALEX FEHR

Software Engineer

Alex graduated from Florida State University in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Science. He spent 3 years with Northrop Grumman developing a generalized, multithreaded 3D Army ground station before joining Janus Henderson in Denver, CO as a contractor. With over 5 years of desktop development experience in a variety of industries, he is thrilled to contribute both ideas and code to The Vitruvius Project.

When Alex is off the clock, he enjoys falling asleep during movies, ordering the strangest thing on the menu, and following any and all outdoor pursuits with his fiancé Jessica and dog Smush.

ALEX FEHR

Software Engineer

Alex graduated from Florida State University in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Science. He spent 3 years with Northrop Grumman developing a generalized, multithreaded 3D Army ground station before joining Janus Henderson in Denver, CO as a contractor. With over 5 years of desktop development experience in a variety of industries, he is thrilled to contribute both ideas and code to The Vitruvius Project.

When Alex is off the clock, he enjoys falling asleep during movies, ordering the strangest thing on the menu, and following any and all outdoor pursuits with his fiancé Jessica and dog Smush.

CHRIS SHISLER

Software Engineer

Chris comes to the Vitruvius Project from a background in Construction Management where he managed residential and commercial builds, as well as property development. After going back to school for a 2nd Bachelor’s in Software Engineering he brings 5 years of hands-on construction experience, and expertise in building dynamic user interfaces and applications. When he isn’t obsessing over building great software products, Chris enjoys riding his bike and finding fresh tracks around Central Oregon.

VICTORIA RUSSELL

Office Manager

Victoria is an expert in customer support. With over 6 years of experience in customer service, she is very passionate about helping people. She relocated to Bend, Oregon from Richmond, Virginia and she absolutely loves being in Central Oregon. She quickly became an invaluable asset and is heavily involved in support and sales.

Victoria has never felt happier to be part of such an amazing team. Her favorite part about working at Vitruvius is her co-workers and planning team-building events! In her off time, she can be found hiking around Central Oregon or hanging at home with her boyfriend and cat Mildred.

VICTORIA RUSSELL

Office Manager

Victoria is an expert in customer support. With over 6 years of experience in customer service, she is very passionate about helping people. She relocated to Bend, Oregon from Richmond, Virginia and she absolutely loves being in Central Oregon. She quickly became an invaluable asset and is heavily involved in support and sales.

Victoria has never felt happier to be part of such an amazing team. Her favorite part about working at Vitruvius is her co-workers and planning team-building events! In her off time, she can be found hiking around Central Oregon or hanging at home with her boyfriend and cat Mildred.

CARL OTT

Sales Manager

Carl is the sales manager with TVP and has been involved with sales since 2006. Carl takes pride in his work, loves what he does, and knows that no two customers have exactly the same needs. He enjoys finding the right products for each individual customer. Carl has been living in Bend, Oregon for the past 6 years. Prior to that, he was living in Boise, Idaho and attended Boise State University.

Carl is excited to be a part of The Vitruvius Project. He just got married this summer and is currently enjoying never winning an argument with his defense attorney wife again. In his off-time, Carl is an avid outdoor enthusiast.

CARL OTT

Sales Manager

Carl is the sales manager with TVP and has been involved with sales since 2006. Carl takes pride in his work, loves what he does, and knows that no two customers have exactly the same needs. He enjoys finding the right products for each individual customer. Carl has been living in Bend, Oregon for the past 6 years. Prior to that, he was living in Boise, Idaho and attended Boise State University.

Carl is excited to be a part of The Vitruvius Project. He just got married this summer and is currently enjoying never winning an argument with his defense attorney wife again. In his off-time, Carl is an avid outdoor enthusiast.

PETER BAMBE

Advisor, B.S., M.S. P.E., S.E.

Peter graduated from Oregon State University in 1979 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. This was followed by an M.S. in Structural Engineering from Oregon State University in 1991. He then founded Cascade Design Group in 1991, an engineering firm in Corvallis, OR focusing on residential and light commercial projects. Pete had a vision for intuitive, easy to use, engineering software after seeing what the competition was developing in the early ’90s. He led the development of StruCalc for its own in-house engineering use and launched to the public in 1993.

Pete recently retired from running a daily software company to focus on his engineering company. He is looking forward to staying on with The Vitruvius Project as an advisor, and the team loves his input on the interfaces we develop. He will continue to contribute and help TVP with design and building the most intuitive engineering products in the industry.

Pete can be found enjoying San Diego and raising his two girls when he is not in Corvallis or Bend working.

PETER BAMBE

Advisor, B.S., M.S. P.E., S.E.

Peter graduated from Oregon State University in 1979 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. This was followed by an M.S. in Structural Engineering from Oregon State University in 1991. He then founded Cascade Design Group in 1991, an engineering firm in Corvallis, OR focusing on residential and light commercial projects. Pete had a vision for intuitive, easy to use, engineering software after seeing what the competition was developing in the early ’90s. He led the development of StruCalc for its own in-house engineering use and launched to the public in 1993.

Pete recently retired from running a daily software company to focus on his engineering company. He is looking forward to staying on with The Vitruvius Project as an advisor, and the team loves his input on the interfaces we develop. He will continue to contribute and help TVP with design and building the most intuitive engineering products in the industry.

Pete can be found enjoying San Diego and raising his two girls when he is not in Corvallis or Bend working.