Leadership

Baker Design Build is comprised of dynamic professionals with diverse industry expertise and a shared vision of providing excellence to our clients, subcontractors and business partners.

Tamara Baker, PE, SI, CBC, PHD
Chief Executive Officer

Tamara Baker, PE, SI, CBC, PHD

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Florida
Master of Science, Civil Engineering (Materials), University of Florida
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama – Huntsville 

Specialties:
Structural Engineering, Historical Restorations, Design-Build, Threshold Inspections, Federal Contracting

As CEO of Baker Design Build, Tamara uses her more than 25 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry to deliver efficient, creative solutions to clients. She takes pride in truly connecting with her employees and clients to achieve a positive relationship and smart project outcomes. As a structural engineer, one of her passions involves reviving historic structures. She has managed several award-winning historic restoration projects including buildings located in the Martin Luther King Historic District, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tamara’s leadership extends to the local community.

She is a breast cancer survivor and supports women battling the disease and treatment. She is a visiting professor at the University of North Florida, something she enjoys immensely and considers an honor. In 2018, Tamara was named a Girl Scouts of Gateway Council’s Woman of Distinction for her professional accomplishments, service to others and community impact.

Outside her success in business, she loves to entertain, cook and garden. Her favorite thing is spending time with her husband, Bobby, three children, and a large curly poodle, Sasha.

Bobby Baker, PE, CGC, CUC
President, Horizontal Construction

Bobby Baker, PE, CGC, CUC

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Florida

Specialties:
Civil Engineering, Construction Management, General Contracting, Quality Assurance

Bobby oversees horizontal/civil construction projects at Baker Design Build. He has an extensive background in civil engineering and construction management. After earning a bachelor’s degree, he worked in quality assurance at a national design-build firm and then started a civil engineering business, which he ran for nearly a decade.

Bobby’s experiences in quality assurance give him a unique perspective on the synergy between design and construction. He uses this knowledge to ensure projects stay on track and match clients’ quality and safety standards.

Bobby and his wife, Tamara, are a united team and enjoy working together inside and outside the office. They have three children and love traveling. From flying planes to scuba diving, Bobby has a broad depth of interests outside of work.

Kyle Davis, PE
President, Engineering

Kyle Davis, PE

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Florida

Specialties:
Civil Engineering
Multi-Family Housing
Commercial
Land Development

Kyle has worked as a civil engineer since 2005, including being part-owner of a civil engineering firm. At Baker Design Build, he leads the engineering division which primarily focuses on transportation projects for municipal and transportation clients, and land development projects, ranging from industrial, retail, municipal and multi-family home development.

He’s been married to his high school sweetheart, Kerrie, for 18 years. Together they love attending country music concerts, getting away to the mountains and spending time with their three daughters.

Kyle earned his engineering degree from the University of Florida, where he was a proud Gator and competed on the college cheerleading team.

Inka Joensuu
Vice President, Marketing

Inka Joensuu

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Marketing, University of West Florida
Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Business, University of North Florida

Specialties:
Marketing Strategy, Branding, Project Management

Inka leads the marketing and communications team at Baker Design Build. A right-brain/left-brain balance, she has played a large role in building Baker Design Build’s marketing and branding strategy from the ground up. She’s involved with several organizations including serving as communications chair for the North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce and member of the ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Planning Committee. For the past two years she has worked with the Muscular Dystrophy Association Sponsorship Committee, raising funds for the organization’s annual gala.

A trilingual transplant originally from Helsinki, Finland, her favorite things in life include traveling, great food and wine, music, interior design, plants and going to her son’s sporting events.