Meet Our Team
Michael Bell is a student for life, after graduating from San Diego State with a degree in Accountancy in 2013 he became a CPA in 2016. An interest in law led to the completion of a Paralegal course, to become a registered Legal Document Assistant in 2020. He is the Controller at KZ Miller Construction, leading the accounting team and using his diverse experience to assist wherever needed. Other interests include student pilot, computer geek, snowboarder, and serving small businesses in Orange County through his own CPA practice.
Nick has effectively overseen some of the firm’s large restaurant and drug store remodel projects. From pre-construction to project completion, Byrd is dedicated to managing project teams and subcontractor relationships. He pursued a career in construction management to connect everything he was passionate about: building, problem solving, and working with us in a cohesive environment. He holds Certificates in both Estimating and Project Management from the A.S.P.E. With his extensive background in Business Management and Sales, Nick is able to effectively manage a team and get the job completed on time. Nick came to KZ Miller Construction from PPG Industries, where he held the title of Construction Document Manager.
Erik Carpenter, EIT
Erik graduated CSULB with honors and became an E.I.T. in Mechanical Engineering in 2020.
In his free time, he enjoys sailing, surfing, and snowboarding.
Currently he is training to become a project manager at KZ Miller Construction.
He believes, the variety of tasks and obstacles during a project, as well as seeing projects completed firsthand, make this the ideal position for him.
His previous experience is in the design and build of renewable gas plants nationwide.
There he gained experience drafting drawings of all disciplines and learned the process of building a successful project.
Julie’s primary responsibilities include handling all operational accounting transactions and financial coordination of the CVS Pharmacy account. She also manages the financial activities of the general partners & the property management accounts.
Leah‘s extensive knowledge comes from 15 years’ experience in the Construction industry. As Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the COO, she has helped shaped the KZ Miller office it is today. Leah manages the day-to-day office operations of the company’s San Diego office including Subcontractor and vendor contracts, equipment leases, and company records. Additionally, Leah works closely with our Director of Pre-Construction assisting with estimating and project assisting.
Juan Carlos Sanchez
JC received his BS degree in Architecture in Monterey, Mexico in 1984. A career in construction spanning over 30 years, JC has extensive experience in Project Management, Estimating and Architectural design. JC is a Project Manager at KZ Miller, where he manages ground up commercial projects. JC enjoys hiking, cooking at home and tending to his vegetable garden in his free time.
Emma has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cal State Long Beach. Prior to joining KZ Miller, Emma worked in project management and now uses her economic and management background at KZ Miller as a staff accountant. Emma assists in all aspects of daily financial operations.
Amanda’s primary responsibilities include working on acquiring retail development projects in the California and Hawaii areas. Amanda oversees our project management team on managing core assets. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being actively involved with Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and serves as a committee member on Kid Works Young Professionals. Amanda graduated from the University of San Diego in 2018 with degrees in Finance and Real Estate.
Matthew Zimmerman officially joined the KZ team in May of 2022. He currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii. Matt oversees, the "Ho’omaka Marketplace" ground up shopping center development in Kapolei. In addition, he assists our development team source new projects in Hawaii. Prior to joining KZ, Matt interned with Allied Builders. He graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Matthew enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and construction