McKinley Engineering & Consulting, LLC
Meet The Team
Meet The Team
Christopher D. Mills
Co-Founder & President
Christopher D. Mills is the Co-Founder and President of McKinley Engineering. He has been a Civil Engineer for over 15 years, specializing in Geotechnical, Structural and Forensic Engineering. Mr. Mills obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida in Tampa. His geotechnical experience includes soil slope stability analysis, pavement analysis and design, earth embankments, shallow and deep foundations, shoring walls and tieback anchor systems, and dewatering analysis. He has performed engineering feasibility studies, distress investigations, forensic engineering investigations, and has facilitated construction monitoring programs. Mr. Mills has performed forensic investigations to determine the origin and cause of structural damages to commercial and residential buildings. He has managed over 250 subsidence investigations and has experience with preparing method and cost of documents. Mr. Mills is also retained as an expert witness performing over 1,000 inspections and more than 20 depositions regarding building failures.
Jamie Mills is the wife of Chris and Co-Founder of McKinley Engineering. She enjoys client communications, managing office operations, and coordinates all financial aspects of the business. She obtained her Associates Degree in Life Science and Biological studies and minored in Business, at St. Petersburg College. She also homeschools their children. Jamie enjoys bird watching, being outdoors as much as possible, and going to the beach. One of her favorite things to do is visit museums and new parks with her family.
Cristin Gobbels, Administrative Manager. Hi, I’m Cristin! I was born and raised here in Florida. I love the Dunedin causeway and usually go there every day, sometimes twice. I like the simple things in life, like swimming in the salt water, spending time with friends and fam, and seeing how creative I can get at cooking vegan food. I don’t take life too seriously. I love my job and the people I work with. I love learning about how the weather and other conditions affect structures and safety. I’m excited to continue to grow and learn more about engineering and all it entails.
Cristian Gabriel Torres
Cristian Gabriel Torres, Engineering Tech and CAD Tech. Born to 2 Cuban parents in Palma Soriano, Cuba. Moving over here to Florida was a life changing decision for my family. They wanted a better future for me and my younger brother so that we wouldn’t have to live with a limit over our heads telling us what we could or couldn’t achieve in life. Ever since I’ve had a passion for Engineering and all aspects of the industry. The fact that you can literally bring out somebody else’s dream into reality is a really rewarding experience. At McKinley Engineering I have learned a lot since I started. Soil testing underpinning and chemical grout were a foreign concept that I had never heard of before but, is now something that we talk about on a daily basis.