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Meet our Staff

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Michael D. Eisenbarth, P.E., S.E.


Michael Eisenbarth, P.E., S.E. joined the R. O. Youker team in 1992 and now serves as the President and Principal Engineer of the firm.  Mike’s experience encompasses over 30 years in structural design.  His accumulated experience in historic preservation, forensic investigations, and designing buildings utilizing all construction materials provides him with the robust set of skills and expertise required to provide exemplary analysis and design for all types of projects and building materials.  As Principal, Michael oversees all phases of projects, from design development through construction.


Professional Engineer's license in Civil Engineering for Nebraska, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri,  Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Professional Engineer's license in Structural Engineering in Nebraska and Oklahoma

B.S.C.E. 1997, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

American Society of Civil Engineers   
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Nebraska Chapter of A.C.I.
Structural Engineers Association of Nebraska

American Wood Council

International Code Council

American Institute of Steel Construction

Nebraska State Capitol HVAC Replacement

North Star  and Southwest High School
Southeast High School Indoor Air Quality
Cooper YMCA at Densmore Park
St. Gregory the Great Seminary
Union Bank & Trust
Robert Duncan Residence
Antelope County Courthouse
University of Nebraska Barkley Center Addition
Lancaster Juvenile Detention Facility
Lincoln Police Department, 27th & Holdrege
Old Federal Place Renovation (Grand Manse)
Sparks Hall Renovation & Add., Chadron State College
Nebraska National Guard, Camp Ashland Billets

Midwest Bank Headquarters

Cornhusker Bank Headquarters

Lexington Public Schools-Sandoz Elementary Addition

NDOT Auburn Cold Storage Replacement Building

Auburn Opera House Structural Assessment

Susan L. Picotte Conditional Assessment

Oshkosh Public Pool

Alma Public Pool

LPS Meadowlane Elementary Addition 

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Mark W. Otte, P.E., S.E.


Mark Otte, P.E., S.E. has been with R. O. Youker since 2004, and serves as Associate Principal. 

His design experience includes new construction and renovations of commercial and institutional projects utilizing wood, steel, concrete and masonry building materials and historic preservation.  Mark has experience working on projects from the programming stage through construction.


Professional Engineer’s license in Civil Engineering for Nebraska, Indiana and Minnesota 

Professional Engineer’s license in Structural Engineering for Nebraska


B.S.C.E. 2002, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.S.C.E 2006, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Structural Engineers Association of Nebraska

American Institute of Steel Construction


VA Outpatient Clinic, Lincoln, NE

Trinity United Methodist Church, Lincoln, NE

Lincoln Public Schools District Office, Lincoln, NE 

Cooper YMCA Expansion, Lincoln, NE(2005 & 2012)

UNL Lutheran Center, Lincoln, NE

SCC Student Services & Classroom Addition, Lincoln, NE 

Wisner-Pilger Elementary School Addition, Wisner, NE

Lakeview Elementary School Addition/IAQ, Lincoln, NE 

Prescott IAQ, Lincoln, NE

UNL Cather Dining Complex, Lincoln, NE

Glenwood High School Addition, Glenwood, IA

Glenwood Athletic Complex, Glenwood, IA

Porcupine K-8 Facility, Porcupine, SD

Adams & Kooser Elementary Schools, Lincoln, NE

Cattle Bank and Trust, Lincoln, NE

Capital Humane Society, Lincoln, NE 

State Nebraska Bank, Wayne, NE

Hill Elementary School Phase I Addition and Phase II Indoor                                                                             

Air Quality & Addition, Lincoln, NE  

NEANG McCook Readiness Center, McCook, NE

Concordia University STEM Building, Seward, NE

Chadron State College Rangeland Lab Facility, Chadron, NE

Soval Nyachhyon, Engineering Intern


Soval began working for R. O. Youker in 2023 after completing his master's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Soval supports the Engineers with projects including commercial, industrial, and residential new construction and renovations.


Robin Fowler, Drafting Technician


Robin began working for R. O. Youker in 2019 as an intern while finishing his AAS in Drafting and Design from SCC. As a full-time Drafting Technician, he has enjoyed working on projects ranging from small residential to large industrial buildings. He is excited to continue his growth in the company and the industry.


Chris Niemann, Office Manager


Chris Niemann is a professional who brings more than 20 years of administrative experience to her role as Office Manager of RO Youker, Inc. She joined the firm in 2019 and oversees the day-to-day administrative functions.


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