As Principal Engineer and President, Mike Schilling currently leads the engineering and design team at WAM. Starting with the company in 1997, Michael has more than 20 years of experience in the consulting engineering field. In 2014 he became the principal engineer and president of Walter A. McKinnon Associates and ushered the company into its 50th year of existence in 2016. Since assuming the role, he has expanded the company from not only an engineering consulting firm, but into an overall project engineering company and expounding on the principals of both Architectural and Structural engineering. This has allowed our clients, which vary from residential homeowners to private developers and municipalities, to enter our office for initial site development and participate in the design phase of their project and coordination with our structural division as well as other engineering consultants. We work closely with our client through the construction phase, helping navigate controlled construction requirements as well as guiding general contractors and subcontractors through the building structure, and state and local code requirements and bylaws.
Associates degree, Architectural Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology
BSCE, Civil Engineering, Northeastern University
Professional Engineer (MA)
Arch/Structural Draftsperson & Construction Consultant
Wally McKinnon is the son of Walter A. McKinnon, founder of the company. The breadth and longevity of his career include working for the company in its early years as well as many years spent working for affiliated architecture firms and construction companies. For many years, Wally was the owner/operator of his own independent home design firm. Additionally, Wally has experience as a construction supervisor for residential developers, as well as in sales and consulting for pre-engineered metal building suppliers. Mr. McKinnon currently serves in the role of draftsperson and construction consultant for Walter A. McKinnon Associates. Wally’s value comes in his ability to work with our clients and their construction crews in identifying existing construction types and troubleshooting problems with existing and antique buildings. With his experience and expertise, his talents are also utilized in the inspection and overall evaluation of existing building systems.
Structural Designer & Draftsperson
Brad Jernegan is a structural designer and draftsman. After joining WAM part-time out of high school, he went on to get his Bachelors of Science with a specialization in Civil Engineering at Roger Williams University. Once he graduated and passed his Fundamentals of Engineering exam, he began working as a full-time employee. Brad is a quick learner who is always ready to tackle a new task. Brad has worked on a wide range of projects from barn repairs to home additions to multi-unit apartment buildings. He thinks there is nothing more rewarding than a happy client after he’s helped them achieve their dream project. He loves the variety of work at Walter A. McKinnon Associates and looks forward to doing something different each day.
BSCE, Civil Engineering, Roger Williams University
Engineer in Training, EIT (MA)
Tom brings 35 years of experience in managing and CAD drafting to the WAM team. With experience in various forms of computer aided design software Tom is well versed in several platforms and a wealth of knowledge for new users to CAD drafting. Tom applies his years of experience to the preparation of construction documents for a variety of ongoing projects. At Walter A. McKinnon Associates his specialty is in our residential projects but the extensive experience he has allows him to work on all projects from small repairs through to larger industrial projects.
Associates degree, Computer Applications, Fisher College
Certificate in Structural/Architectural Design & Drafting, Weymouth Vocational/Technical