The Epic management team came together out of the collective belief of long-time practitioners that there needed to be, in the right of way consultant's market place, a company that brought modern management techniques and new ways of thinking to the business of acquiring land for public agencies. Our management team is 100% accountable and responsible for Epic's work product, and actively seeks feedback and suggestions on our services.
Holly Rockwell, SR/WA, R/W-NAC, President
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993, Holly accepted an offer from Arthur Andersen, LLP. During her years with Andersen, she completed assignments and projects in Los Angeles, New York, and London. Andersen advanced Holly to the position of Manager in 1998 and put her in charge of several high-profile, large-scale projects. In 1996, she became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. Her right of way background includes internships with Land Rights News and the International Right of Way Association. Ms. Rockwell is an active member of the International Right of Way Association and Women In Transportation.
Jim Overcamp, SR/WA, Vice President
During the last 30 years, Mr. Overcamp has been involved in managing hundreds of projects and concluding thousands of real property transactions. Additionally, he has been involved in the ownership and/or management of three consulting firms that provide real property services to infrastructure building public and private clients. Besides being a Vice President of Epic and the Corporate Real Estate Broker, he is responsible for managing complex high-profile projects and acquiring real property rights for client companies, government agencies and municipalities. Mr. Overcamp has broad and deep knowledge of the business and knows the key players. He has been a member of the International Right of Way Association since 1974 and has held the Senior Member designation (SR/WA) since 1982.
Lynette Overcamp, SR/WA, Vice President
Ms. Overcamp has over twenty years of right of way experience. She is highly knowledgeable in acquisition and relocation assistance, and familiar with the State and Federal laws pertaining to those areas. She has managed City, County, Pipeline, Redevelopment Agency, and School District projects. In addition to negotiation and acquisition and relocation assistance, other areas of responsibility include records management, siting/routing feasibility, surplus property sales, property management, litigation support, permitting and ownership and title research. Ms. Overcamp is a senior member of the International Right of Way Association.
Casey Overcamp, SR/WA, Vice President
Mr. Overcamp has over 14 years of project management experience. He has managed several multi-million dollar projects across the country and prides himself on being a problem solver. Mr. Overcamp combines strong organizational skills with his experience in real estate and right of way. He has extensive project management experience, and is particularly knowledgeable in planning, monitoring, and cost containment for clients. His background in the high-tech industry has provided him with an in-depth understanding of the establishment and maintenance of databases for a number of different right of way purposes.
Karen Starr, CPM®, Regional Manager
Ms. Starr has more than 20 years experience in all aspects of property management and project management. Ms. Starr is a Certified Property Manager, California Real Estate Broker, California General Contractor, a member of the International Right of Way Association, Railway of Southern California, and Women in Transportation. Property management experience includes over one million square feet of commercial and residential property in Los Angeles and San Bernardino County. Ms. Starr has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Landlord and tenant law, and all applicable government regulations relative to leasing. Ms. Starr has a demonstrated talent for working with diverse organizations and all levels of management.
Steve Fox, SR/WA Regional Manager
Mr. Fox has been engaged in the right of way and real property industry for over 9 years. After tremendous project success in Epic’s San Diego office, Mr. Fox was promoted and transferred to lead Epic’s Northwest team. His project management experience includes transportation, redevelopment, utility and wind energy projects. He has a combination of education and experience in right of way that enables him to be a leader in planning, scheduling and coaching agents and subconsultants. With a background in Fixture & Equipment Appraisal, he has a solid working knowledge of appraisal and engineering practices used in property acquisitions. Mr. Fox is a senior member with the International Right of Way Association and holds a Brokers license in the State of Washington. He is also a Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Idaho and California.
Walt Evans, SR/WA, R/W-RAC, R/W-NAC, Regional Manager
Mr. Evans has been engaged in the right of way and government real property industry for over 20 years working in various capacities including utilities relocation/engineering coordinator, relocation assistance program coordinator, acquisition agent, manager for asset leasing and airspace valuations, and has additional experience in appraise/acquire, replacement housing valuations (RHV), relocation housing estimates and studies, and freeway logos. He is experienced in a variety of eminent domain activities with strict Uniform Act and 49 CFR 24 compliance. His prior work history includes 14 years of employment at CalTrans in various capacities, a position as the senior realty specialist for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and a position with the County of Riverside as a Real Property Acquisition Agent. Mr. Evans is a senior member of the IRWA (SR/WA),and is certified in Relocation Assistance (R/W – RAC) as well as in Negotiation/Acquisition (R/W-NAC).
Duncan Robb, SR/WA, R/W-AMC, Project Manager
Mr. Robb brings over 30 years of public and private sector right of way experience to Epic. For 16 years he was a Real Estate Project Manager for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) he developed and implemented practices for property acquisition management, leasing and asset management. He has a proven record in maximizing value and utility of properties in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Mr. Robb’s established experience includes his role as a Corporate Broker, and manager of real estate for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. He is accomplished in all phases of contract negotiation and management of real estate for diverse uses. Mr. Robb is a Senior Member and certified Asset Property Manager of the International Right of Way Association. In July 2009, Duncan was recertified as Asset Property Manager.
Michael Kaiser, Project Manager
Mr. Kaiser has been a corporate real estate manager with nearly 40 years of experience in land acquisition and sales (both fee and easement parcels), appraisal, title review, property management, and contract preparation. Twenty-six of these years were spent with the Southern California Edison Company. He has coordinated environmental reviews, entitlement processing, zone changes and general plan amendments for many types of properties.
Rod Bliss, SR/WA, Project ManagerMr. Bliss has worked in the Right of Way industry for over 25 years. Mr. Bliss has managed projects for Washington County and the Oregon Department of Transportation for over 20 years. His range of experience in the Right of Way field includes working as a Right of Way agent as well as a Senior Right of Way Agent and most recently as Right of Way Supervisor with County of Washington. As Supervisor, he oversaw the work of five Right of Way Agents, two Survey Techs and Clerical staff. He has also worked for the Douglas County Assessors Office as a residential and commercial appraiser. Rod’s strengths include cost estimation, public outreach, and overseeing budget and time restraints on projects. Mr. Bliss is a Senior Right of Way Member with the International Right of Way Association (IRWA).
Cheryl DeMucci, Business Development Manager, Project Manager
Ms. DeMucci's multi-faceted skill-set and contributions are rarely fully encapsulated by the term “business development”. Ms. DeMucci is active in various industry associations, attends seminars, and participates in industry-related networking events. Ms. DeMucci is constantly adding to a successful and diverse 15-year business career, which includes a myriad of high-level management, operational, and marketing positions. Ms. DeMucci has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a Real Estate Salesperson in the State of California.
BJ Swanner, GIS & Technology Manager, Project Manager
Mr. Swanner is a GIS & Technology Manager with a history of successfully implemented GIS projects in a variety of applications. His skills include geospatial data analysis and database management. He has supported a number of acquisition, relocation and property management projects by providing real time data and analysis for redevelopment agencies, utility companies, alternative energy companies and transportation agencies. His skills include exceptional data acquisition capabilities from both internet and real world sources. Mr. Swanner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with an emphasis in GIS and Remote Sensing from the University of California, Los Angeles.