ASPE Young Professionals

The ASPE Young Professionals (AYP) special interest group is designed for young industry professionals looking to meet with peers to share experiences, exchange ideas about the plumbing design industry, and network with other chapter members. The focus of AYP is to help young plumbing engineers, design professionals, and practitioners establish contacts and further the mission of the Society. ASPE Members 35 years old and younger are all included in this special interest group.


AYP Committee

Chair/AYP Liaison to the Board


Nikita Patel, PE

Baltimore Chapter

Region 1

Committee Members


Daniel Bakun

Seattle Chapter

Region 4


Ashley Lupo

Memphis Chapter

Region 3


Nicolas Romero, CPDT, EIT

Cleveland Chapter

Region 2


David Charbonneau

Montreal Chapter

Region 1


Yolanda Mashni, EIT, CPD

Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter

Region 5


Mitchell Spillman, CPDT

St. Louis Chapter

Region 5


Gray Lawson, PE, CPD

Richmond Chapter

Region 1


Cristian Perez

Connecticut Chapter

Region 1


Nicholas Tabar, PE, CPD

Cleveland Chapter

Region 2

New Online Leadership Series

AYP is proud to present a new three-part webinar series that includes interactive learning and seeks to create confidence in the use of conflict resolution tools. Each webinar will increase the participant's knowledge and confidence in how to resolve conflict and seek opportunities within the situation. This series is catered to the young professional but any engineer or designer at any stage in their career will find use in this series. You can register for the series or individual on-demand webinars. This series does not award any CEUs and is FREE for ASPE members. To learn more, click here.

Professional Development Opportunities

The AYP Committee is seeking speakers to present webinars on the following topics. If you're interested, please contact us at [email protected].

  • Managing and Appreciating a Diverse Work Force
  • Working with Very Different Generations
  • Company Culture and You
  • How to Interview Well
  • Marketing Yourself
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Construction Law
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