Meet SACA's Board of Directors
Kevin Wilusz was born and raised in Connecticut before moving to Arizona and graduating from University of Arizona for Civil Engineering, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in both Arizona and Nevada. Six years of construction work with Kiewit led to numerous projects from Kansas to New Mexico to Washington, to Colorado and Utah. Next was six years in Montana with a crushing and paving contractor who eventually was absorbed by a large international aggregate firm. This then led to fourteen years working overseas with ten years in Afghanistan, one year in American Samoa and the down time in Thailand where he met his wife and where she currently resides with their two young children awaiting visas to be approved.
Since October 2018 Kevin has worked for KE&G Construction as a project manager/estimator in their Sierra Vista office. Active participation with the local community via Toys for Tots, Salvation Army and assorted food drives was a large selling point in joining the organization and being a member of a community, not just a resident. Participating in SACA will be a great opportunity to serve the Sierra Vista community and continue their great traditions of community outreach.
Aaron Kerr is the owner of Mr. Fix It of Sierra Vista, a licensed and bonded electrician, plumber and general contracting construction company. Aaron with his wife Jessie and their eight beautiful children have resided in the Sierra Vista area for the past thirteen years. Prior to Mr. Fix It, he worked in law enforcement for 10 years as a United States Border Patrol Agent. He has also worked in masonry and a variety of other areas of the construction business. With Mr. Fix It, he has a commitment to serve the greater Sierra Vista area by providing customer-centric services in home repair, damage restoration and custom kitchen and bath remodels.
Shauna Valdez is an Escrow Officer who works for Pioneer Title Agency, Inc., and has been a member of the SACA Board of Director since 2018.
Shauna and her family moved to the area from Colorado in 2002.
Shauna started working for Pioneer Title Agency, Inc. in 2002 as an Escrow Assistant and has worked her way up to an Escrow Officer. She has worked closely with various builders and investors in the area.
Shauna was a member of the Board of the Sierra Vista American Youth Football and Cheer from 2003 to 2011. Shauna helped grow the program from 35 participants to over 400.
Shauna is married and has two children attending college. Shauna enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Mr. Rutherford is the President of Rutherford Diversified Industries, Inc. Rutherford Diversified Industries, Inc. is a General Engineering Contractor currently engaged in fiber optic, outside plant construction in seven western states. RDI also does dirt work, paving and subdivision utilities in the southern Arizona area.
Mike is also a partner in Groth, Rutherford & Scott, LLC, which has several office buildings in Sierra Vista.
He is currently the Treasurer of the Southeastern Arizona Contactors Association.
Mike is the representative for SACA to the Registrar of Contractors Industry Advisory Council. His committee involvement includes the SACA building committee, the Children’s Crisis Center, and the Historical Soldier Relocation Project.
Mike, currently, chairs the Building Code Advisory & Appeals Board for Cochise County and is a board member on The Cochise Water Project. He has served on the City of Sierra Vista Industrial Development Authority.
In his spare time he is also the President of the Arizona Folklore Preserve located in Ramsey Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains.
To fill in the voids, RDI owns a Super Late model race car that will run at the USA raceway in Tucson.
I have a long history in Cochise County. I grew up in Bisbee, graduating from Bisbee High School in 1998. I enlisted in the United States Navy, spending four years stationed on the USS Briscoe in Norfolk Virginia. After finishing my enlistment, I returned to Bisbee and began working for Cox Communications in Sierra Vista. In 2004, SSVEC advertised an opening for an apprentice lineman and I jumped at the chance. I was lucky enough to be chosen, and worked my way up from apprentice lineman, to lineman, to foreman. During that 14 year journey, I attended school online in the evening and on the weekends. I earned my Associates and Bachelor’s degrees in Business from the University of Phoenix, and earned my Masters in Business Administration from Arizona State University in 2015. In 2019, the Chief Operations Officer position opened up, and I believe my combination of hard work “in the trenches” and my education elevated me to the top pick. I have enjoyed the challenges of my new position and continue to learn something new every day.
Dale Porter is the Assistant Dean of Business and Technology at Cochise College. Dale is a recent immigrant to Arizona, and previously was the program director of the Construction Management program at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Dale is married and has two grown children.
Prior to his academic life, Dale worked for the U.S. Army as a civilian and spent nearly a decade living in Germany. Dale’s construction background began in the family business of excavation, and he was also a self-employed draftsmen.