Meet Our Leaders
Mike Elmore, Sun Mountain’s CEO and Founder, is a former Air Force Civil Engineering Officer with a bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas and a masters in Engineering Management from the University of Alabama.
Mike has managed construction projects from civil and land development to vertical retail and office buildings. Since 2011, Mike has used his project management, controls, and construction experience to support PG&E’s Gas Operations major projects.
Mike has helped bring significant changes and successes to this dynamic project environment. His leadership capabilities, noted by senior executives, resulted in the opportunity to start his own firm and apply his broad experience to specific challenges.
From this beginning, he is organically growing Sun Mountain, focusing on the energy and civil infrastructure markets. His team shares his core values of integrity, effective communication and hard work.
David Ramil, Sun Mountain Field Engineer Manager, has 20 years of combined fire department inspections, natural gas pipeline construction, and military experience. His positions have included fire inspector, IT Manager, project manager, and field engineer.
As an Air Force fire inspector, David has overseen fire prevention programs at both stateside and overseas bases to include Korea, Italy, the Middle East, Netherland Antilles, New Mexico, and Florida. After completing his Business Degree he assumed a management role in Information Technology for United Airlines Maintenance Operations Center in San Francisco.
Currently, David manages the gas distribution field engineer team for Sun Mountain at PG&E. The team supports PG&E's infrastructure through multiple facets to include joint trench, quality control, and pipeline replacement projects.
Joel Tolbirt, Sun Mountain's COO, is a former US Army Special Forces operator. He has managed telecommunications projects and intelligence operations on four continents in peacetime and forward theater deployments. Joel joined the Sun Mountain team as a Senior Project Manager for PG&E after completing his Masters in International Business at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 2015.
In his short time working at Sun Mountain, and for it’s clients, Joel has been recognized for his ability to complete complex and difficult assignments with tenacity, dedication and integrity.
Ysi Rodriguez, Sun Mountain Senior Manager, has 23 years of construction experience in commercial, federal, civil/railroad, and residential projects. His positions have included foreman, construction manager, quality control, site safety, and project manager.
He has been a construction manager for Montalbano Homes, Lennar Homes, CDI property system, and Omni Bank. His Project management experience has included projects with the US Air Force, BNSF Railway, Union Pacific and most recently Sun Mountain LLC at PG&E where he leads the way supporting PG&E Gas Distribution's Pavement Restoration Program.
Ysi’s Construction management involvement has included new residential builds ranging from 1600SF track homes to 12,500SF custom properties, inner city property investments, bank-owned remodels and retail renovations. His Project Management experience has included Govt IDIQ projects, Design Build projects, Flight Line restoration, Dining Facility renovation, SCIF Office, Utility Research/Relocation, Land acquisition/research, and Gas Distribution.
Ysi Rodriguez has spent 24 years in the USAF: 13yrs active/11yrs reserves. He has been stationed in Japan, Germany, Korea, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, and California.