Our Team

Giving Amazing Minds a Place to Design Amazing Structures

Everyone at Barker Structural is here for a reason. We share a common set of values. We are passionate, honest, creative, focused, resourceful, intelligent, and have a healthy amount of integrity. Barker Structural is a rare engineering firm that brings all of these qualities to the table. We are a partner in your project and are creative in seeking solutions.

Kris Barker, PE, SE



Kris is one of the founding partners of Barker Structural. Over the years, he has worked on a variety of projects in several industry sectors, including specialty structures. With registrations in over 30 states, Kris’ clients enjoy his ability to provide structural engineering solutions that clearly support their design intent.

When not designing structures, he enjoys cycling Pearl Brewery and the San Antonio Riverwalk, the craft beer scene, and spending time with his wife Chris, their kids and grandkids, and Helga, the Stafford Shire Bull Terrier.

Christine Barker


As managing partner, Chris enjoys using her analytical skills to produce great business solutions. After 20 years of managing large-scale accounting projects in the federal sector, Chris decided her talents were better utilized in structural engineering. Whether she’s managing the never-ending, last minute billing change or the newest human resources concern, Chris is sure to bring thoroughly-researched information/ideas to the table.

In addition to being the backbone of Barker Structural, her two beautiful girls, four awesome grandkids and running keep her busy every minute of the day.

Earl Cutler, PE

Vice President

Earl is one of the most honest humans you will meet. He is energized by work, family and fishing, not necessarily in that order. Those that know him understand that direct communication and responsiveness are key components to successful projects. Originally from Cutler – Gallaway Services, Inc., Earl moved to Barker Structural after the two companies became one. During his extensive career, Earl has engineered in excess of 20 million square feet of new construction.

Earl is particularly skilled at playing Bridge. On his off-time, Earl can be found on his boat, with his family, or winning tricks at a Bridge Tournament with his partner and wife Betty.

Meet the People Who Make Us Innovative

We are all part of one team, charged with finding the right solution for our clients. Our design team draw upon their collective knowledge and experience to implement innovative Structural Solutions that will help ensure a successful project and maximize the value of the project owner’s investment.

Trent Tolbert - Associate

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Las Vegas Office

Greg Bednarz

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San Antonio Office

Mehdi Najarian

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San Antonio Office

Xerxes Tupag

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San Antonio Office

Erin Jahner

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San Antonio / Las Vegas Office

Diem McDaniel

San Antonio Office

Robert Bateman

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Las Vegas Office


San Antonio Office