Paul Talbot specializes in business and government management. Paul brings a unique skill set to KAMG having been in public service for over twenty years, both as an elected official and former Mayor in Alhambra, as well as six years as City Manager of Monterey Park. Additionally, Paul has spent over 30 years in the private sector; owning and managing a variety of national restaurant franchises, an insurance agency, real estate development, founding of a community bank, as well as government consulting for businesses trying to navigate the public sector.
Paul received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA.
William R. "Bill" Kelly is Kelly Associates Management Group’s (KAMG) President/CEO where he specializes in the areas of organizational management, economic development, land use development, and city planning. Bill also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Urban Futures, Inc. for four years where he consulted with many local agencies. Prior to that, Bill was the City Manager of the City of Arcadia and Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency for 14 years. He has also held positions of Deputy City Manager, Director of Community Development, Director of Development Services, and Director of Planning and Building for several California municipalities. Bill also served as Vice Chair of the State of California CLETS Committee and as Chair of the L. A. County Emergency Medical Services Commission.
Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in City Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, an MPA from the University of Southern California, and both an Executive MBA and MA in Management from Claremont Graduate University, where he has also taken Doctoral Studies in Executive Management. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy and is also a POST-certified instructor for statewide Police Team Building.
David Hinig, Principal, specializes in law enforcement operations and management. He has nearly 42 years of police experience including 38½ years with the Arcadia Police Department, six of which were as the Chief of Police. After his retirement from Arcadia, he served in interim Police Chief assignments, once in Sierra Madre and twice in La Habra. He has performed audits and prepared reports analyzing police service, re-structuring, and consolidation of resources. He has also prepared strategic plans and assisted with police executive evaluation and recruitment. Chief Hinig also has extensive experience in the area of personnel management where he has been retained by several different law firms to testify as an expert witness in defending cities.
Chief Hinig has a Bachelor’s degree in Business & Applied Management from Azusa Pacific University, an Associate degree in Police Science from Pasadena City College, and a Certificate in Emergency Management from the University of California, Riverside. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and holds all professional certificates issued by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
Robert M. “Rob” Zur Schmiede, Managing Principal, has over 35 years’ experience in public policy, municipal administration, and public/private development. He has held executive and upper management positions responsible for land use planning, urban redevelopment, community economic development, and affordable housing programs. His career includes public agency work in Southern California and his native Midwest, as well as real estate development and construction management experience in the private sector. Most recently, Rob served as Deputy Director of the Development Services Department of the City of Long Beach, overseeing the bureaus of planning, redevelopment, and affordable housing.
Prior to Long Beach, Rob served six and a half years as Director of Redevelopment and Economic Development in the City of Fullerton, and while in Fullerton served on the Orange County Workforce Investment Board. He has served on the City of Laguna Beach Planning Commission and is currently a member of the Laguna Beach City Council. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and an associate member of the Urban Land Institute.
Rob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs and a certificate in Urban Studies from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and also holds an MBA from the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University Fullerton.
Christine E. “Chris” Kelly is KAMG’s Executive Vice President where she specializes in the areas of project oversight, permit streamlining, economic development, and city planning. Ms. Kelly recently served as Land Use Services Director for the County of San Bernardino, overseeing Planning, Building and Safety, Code Enforcement, and Mining. Prior to that, she was the Community Development Director for the cities of Chino Hills, Pomona, Brea, and Cypress. Other positions she has previously held throughout her career include Director of Development Services, Building and Safety, and Redevelopment for several California municipalities. Finally, she also worked as a Senior Project Manager for Hogle-Ireland, overseeing the Chapman University Specific Plan and building expansion, as well as other agency specific plans.
Chris received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, both from California State University, Long Beach. She also received a Certificate in Urban Studies from the same institution. Chris has served as an Adjunct Professor, teaching Economic Development in the Masters of Public Administration Program at California State University, Long Beach.
Jim Pickel is a past Principal (Retired) with MIG, Inc. for 30 years, Jim has over 39 years of experience in park and recreation planning, park design, landscape architecture, and urban design. As a principal with MIG, Jim completed a wide range of projects including site planning, urban design, park and recreation master plans, sports complexes, streetscapes, commercial, industrial and multi-family residential developments. He has extensive experience in project management, site design and analysis, plan check review, public meeting facilitation, construction documentation, and construction administration.
Mr. Pickel served on the Board of Directors for the California Parks and Recreation Society, District Ten, and served for 15-years on the Yorba Linda Planning Commission. He served as a member of the Yorba Linda Parks and Recreation Commission for 6 years and was the Chairman of the Yorba Linda General Plan Advisory Committee. Jim currently serves as a faculty member in the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of California, Los Angeles Extension and Cal Poly University, Pomona. Mr. Pickel also serves on the Executive Board of the California Council of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Executive Board of the Southern California Council of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Jim is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association, the California Parks and Recreation Association and the National Recreation and Parks Association. He is a Registered Landscape Architect in California and Texas.
Jim has a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Kris Head, Principal, has 29 years of fire service experience and held the rank of Fire Chief at Laguna Beach Fire Department before retiring in 2012. Kris held the positions Firefighter, Captain/Paramedic, Battalion Chief, Division Chief and Fire Chief. He has extensive experience managing and leading Emergency Medical Services, Training, Fire Prevention, Fire Marshal, Operations and numerous special programs. He was a Board Member of Orange County Fire Chief's Association and Orange County Fire Chief’s representative to the Orange County Emergency Medical Care Committee. He served as a board member to the Santa Ana and Anaheim Urban Area Security Initiative and was a committee member of the National Fire Protection Association Wildland Section. His professional affiliations included the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the California Fire Chief's Association.
Kris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Redlands and a Master of Science in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University. He earned an Executive Fire Officer diploma and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program. Kris is also a California State Fire Marshall Chief Officer and was a CICCS Division/Group Supervisor and Strike Team Leader before retiring.
Susan Jones, Senior Associate, joined KAMG in 2011. With more than 30 years of experience working in local government, Susan most recently held the position of Recreation Superintendent for the City of Yorba Linda. She held the same position for the City of Tustin. Her management experience as Recreation Superintendent included serving as project manager for several major capital improvement projects including the Tustin Area Senior Center, Tustin Ranch Sports Park, and Columbus Tustin Gymnasium. She also served on special project committees such as the Tustin Marine Corp Base Closure Re-Use Committee and the Childcare Task Force. She also worked as a consultant and project manager for 14 years as part of a team on a variety of projects including master plans, strategic plans, needs assessments and a general plan update for 11 Southern California cities and the County of Riverside. She also provided part time management services including grant writing, grant administration and capital improvement project management for cities in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Susan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation Administration from California State University, Long Beach.
David Gruchow, Principal, specializes in research and analysis and has worked closely with the KAMG team since 2009 after a 33-year career in city government. For the first 16 years of his public service, he held staff and management positions in several departments in the City of Long Beach. For the last 17 years, he served as Assistant City Manager and Assistant Redevelopment Agency Executive Director for the City of Yorba Linda. David also served as a Principal with Urban Futures, Inc. for two and a half years specializing in redevelopment and economic development.
David has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Administration (with a minor in Speech Communications) and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach.
Bridget Healy, Principal, is well versed in all aspects of Human Resources management including recruitment, classification and compensation, negotiations, policies, rules and regulations, training and development, workers' compensation and risk management. She also has a background in public information, systems improvement and document writing, review and editing. Bridget has over 34 years of experience in municipal government, 22 of which were as Assistant City Manager, and also serves on the Boards of numerous non-profit organizations and several community committees.
Bridget has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California where she is a frequent guest lecturer.
Theresa St. Peter, Principal, has over 25 years of public sector Human Resources and Risk Management experience. She served for nearly 20 years as the Human Resources & Risk Management Director for the City of Monrovia after having served 18 years in several different staff positions in other agencies. More recently, she has provided interim management services for the City of West Covina, Chino Valley Fire District, City of Azusa, and City of San Clemente.
During her career, Theresa has managed all aspects of Human Resource operations and has served as the Chief Negotiator for numerous collective bargaining agreements with employee groups at all levels. She is a skilled professional who understands the important role that human resources plays within the broader scope of municipal government.
Theresa has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of Public Administration Degree with an emphasis in Human Resources, both from California State University, Fullerton.
Mark Alvarado, Principal, has over 33 years of experience in auditing and governmental accounting. He has worked in private industry and the public accounting field. After six years of auditing school districts, he was hired as the Assistant Finance Director for the City of Monrovia. Promoted to Administrative Services Director after four years, he served in this capacity for 12 years, when he added the title and responsibilities of Assistant City Manager to his resume.
Over his 24 year career in government, Mark has extensive experience in budgeting, auditing, redevelopment, bond financing, financial system controls, labor negotiations, and personnel management.Mark has a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California. He is also a Certified Public Accountant registered in the State of California.Type your paragraph here.
Alice Angus has over thirty years of local government community development experience. She recently served as the Community Development Director for the city of Orange overseeing planning, housing, code enforcement and building services. Prior to that she held a similar position with the city of Cypress. Early in her career she worked in Planning for the cities of Costa Mesa and Rancho Palos Verdes.
After retiring from the city of Orange, Alice served for over two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Moldova where she was a community and organization development specialist. In addition to her main assignment with the town of Rezina, Moldova, she also served as a member of the grant review committee for Peace Corps Moldova and taught project development and grant writing to all Peace Corps Volunteers.
Alice received her Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economics and Political Science from Barat College. She also completed over 30 units of graduate study in both Urban and Regional Planning and Economics at the University of Southern California.
Angela Reynolds has 25 years’ public sector experience in all facets of the development process, working closely with stakeholders, developers, and city councils, and she is an expert in processing controversial development projects through city processes. She began her career in current planning/zoning where she learned the importance of developing relationships with the community she served and that communication with stakeholders is key to successful outcomes. As her career progressed, she developed a passion for shaping city planning policy and managed advanced planning efforts. Angela shepherded elements of general plan update, including the housing element, the open space element, the mobility element, and the all-important land use element. In addition to shaping public policy, she worked on countless California Environmental Quality Act documents, including environmental impact reports on the Long Beach Airport expansion. Angela also has experience with managing large budgets and coordinating federal CDBG block grants. She has participated in writing and awarding grants to nonprofit agencies and to fund HUD housing projects.
Angela has a Master of Arts degree in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor degree from Pacific Coast University.