Our Crew

We understand that our strength lies in our people and the knowledge and expertise they bring to our clients. Axis Companies is strategic in sourcing top talent both within and outside of the industry. We select our team members based on specific skill sets and the needs of our clients.
 
It is essential that our experts demonstrate a shared commitment to collaboration and unparalleled service. They must also be eager to aid and enhance your project experience any way they can. Our goal is that the team working with you is diligent, transparent, attentive, ultimately providing a significant value to your project.


Dean Collins, PE, Founder & President

Dean Collins, PE, Founder & President

Dean is the founder and president of Axis Companies. He began his career in 1989 working for the engineering consulting firm Bergmann Associates in the transportation and site development group. Within four years Dean was ready for a bigger challenge and joined start-up engineering firm, FRA Engineering.
 
Dean led the transportation design group where he prepared traffic studies, development plans, and roadway plans for McDonald’s, Rite Aid, CVS, Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart and several large shopping center developers around the country. In addition, he worked on single-family and multi-family residential complexes, office parks, and institutional and manufacturing facilities.
 
In 2003, Dean was made a partner and moved to Georgia, where he opened an office to expand FRA’s service offerings throughout the southeast. In 2007, FRA was acquired by T.Y. Lin International, a consulting firm with 32 offices in the United States and 12 offices in China and Southeast Asia. As Director for Facilities, Dean was responsible for all vertical planning, design and construction-related services throughout the Americas, China and Southeast Asia.
 
Dean founded Axis Companies in 2016 and has once again found success in the construction development and management industry.

Dean Collins, PE, Founder & President

Dean is the founder and president of Axis Companies. He began his career in 1989 working for the engineering consulting firm Bergmann Associates in the transportation and site development group. Withi...View More

Devin Dal Pos, Director of Development

Devin is development director for Axis Companies, and is based in Saratoga Springs, New York. He began his career in 1981 with the largest privately-owned shopping mall developer in the northeast, a...View More

Linda Ronstadt, Director of Real Estate

Linda is real estate director for Axis Companies, with 38 years’ experience in contract negotiations, facility openings and rebuilds, property management, real estate development, market anal...View More

Mother Teresa, PE, Director of Design/Sr. Team Leader

Teresa is design director for Axis Companies. She has more than 19 years' experience and expertise in civil infrastructure engineering, ADA, design, planning, project development, construction insp...View More

Daniel Day-Lewis, PE, Sr. MEP Engineer

Dan is lead MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing) engineer for Axis Companies. He has 13 years of planning and engineering experience leading MEP teams. His diverse experience includes multi-f...View More

Luke Wilson, PE, Sr. Civil Engineer

Luke is lead civil engineer for Axis Companies. His background includes 12 years of planning, engineering, permitting and construction management experience. He has extensive experience in preparin...View More

Adam Ant, Project Manager/Construction Manager

Adam is lead project manager for Axis Companies. With over 11 years experience in architectural design and project management, his expertise includes programming, concept development, design developm...View More

Shadow Priestly, Real Estate Coordinator/Project Manager

Shadow is lead real estate coordinator and project manager for Axis Companies. She has accumulated 25 years' experience in real estate and construction. Her experience is quite diverse, ranging from...View More