Principal & Key Managers

Shums Coda Associates is committed to providing our clients with the same care and standard of technical excellence that has been the hallmark of our work for over a decade.  SCA has actively supported government staff during disaster-relief and redevelopment programs.  In addition, having seen nearly every type of building material and occupancy use combination imagined, we have provided reviews utilizing numerous versions and editions of model building codes, special municipal ordinances, and State and Federal legislation. This wealth of knowledge forms the foundation of the corporation, and provides the expertise to successfully manage every unique client issue or project.

Senior Management

David Basinger
Chief Executive Officer

David has over 30 years of professional experience associated with architectural design and as a plans examiner. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo and is a licensed Architect in the State of California. Mr. Basinger has reviewed both complex commercial projects and variety of residential construction, and projects such as commercial, medical, industrial and high-rise construction. He has been a manager of both plan review and inspection services for numerous jurisdictions in Northern California, such as the City of Mountain View, City of Fremont and the City of Danville, and has been a Regional Manager in the State of Arizona.

Christine Godinez
Chief Operating Officer

Christine has more than 15 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business development, project management. She oversees all operational and financial functions at Shums Coda Associates and is responsible for all contract management, finance, information technology, human resources, and administration functions. Christine possesses extensive knowledge in account management, business analysis, process improvement and marketing strategy spanning a multitude of industries including architectural/ engineering, software development, telecommunications and healthcare.

Business Development

Steve Thomas
Colorado Regional Manager

Stephen has over 40 year in the Building and Safety Industry. From Quality Control, Inspector, Plans Examiner, and a Building Official he has done it all. Through his experiences he was able to develop his own successful consulting company where he has been since 1999. Steve is also a successful course instructor for many courses including: The Community College of Denver, Lakewood Colorado – Intro. to Building Codes, International Code Council Contract, Colorado Chapter ICC Educational Institute, Denver, CO, Southern Nevada Chapter ICC EduCode, Las Vegas, NV, Washington Association of Building Officials, Olympia, WA, Arizona Building Officials, Tucson, AZ, Oregon Building Officials Association, Eugene, OR, Utah Chapter ICC, Sandy, UT and St. George UT.

Jason Bullock
Utah Regional Manager

Jason has 25 years of experience as a building and utilities inspector and plans examiner across the Mountain West region and is an ICC (International Code Council) combination inspector, an ICC certified plans examiner and also a certified a HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) housing inspector, also managing inspection activities at sites from the Utah State Capitol Building to the Peppermill Casino in Wendover, Nevada. Jason’s educational background includes a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.

Terry Knox
Business Development Director

Terry is the Business Development Director for Shums Coda Associates, providing plan review, inspection, and administrative service to government agencies. He has served as an inspector, plan reviewer and Building Official for the past 50 years. A member of several professional organizations and has served on the California Code 2000 re-write committee. Terry is also an Honorary member of the California Building Officials Past Presidents Association, elected to the building Official Hall of Fame and awarded the State of California’s Helen Putnam Award for Government Efficiency.


Barbara Rice
Arizona Regional Manager

Barbara has 24 years’ experience in municipal and other local government agencies.  She has served as permit technician, building and fire inspector, plan reviewer, fire investigator, fire marshal and building official in Oregon and Arizona.  A member of several professional organizations, including AZBO, ICC, NFPA and IAAI and is President of the AZ Fire Marshals Association.  She is also an officer with the Southern Arizona Chapter of ICC and an education committee member of AZBO.  She is an instructor for AZFMA and AZ State Fire School.  She holds several professional code certifications with ICC and multiple organizations and states.  Her education background includes a B.S. in Fire Science, Executive Fire Officer and U of A Eller Education Government Leadership program.

Alan Ellis
Business Liason

Alan has over 30 years in the Fire, Building and Safety industry. He started his career in fire suppression in the Detroit area. Moving to Southern Nevada, he started as a Fire and Safety Coordinator at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Center, moving to the City of Henderson as a fire Inspector, Senior Inspector, Deputy Fire Marshal and finally as the Manager of Inspection Services, where he managed fire, building, business license and code enforcement inspectors. He is currently an adjunct instructor at the College of Southern Nevada going on 20 years, teaching various courses such as fire prevention, building construction, fire chemistry, fire protection systems, and hazardous materials. He is a certified Building Official, building inspector, fire inspector and building plans examiner.

Project Management Team

Stephanie Stuckemeyer
Operations Manager

Stephanie is the Operations Manager for Shums Coda Associates, in charge of day to day operations, and project management. Reporting directly to our COO, she helps to ensure Shums Coda’s processes and procedures run smooth and efficiently. She has over 10 years of management experience in the construction materials, and construction management industry. She has held various roles in operations, business administration, project and construction management, and customer service. Stephanie has been with Shums Coda Associates for just over 5 years and takes pride in serving our SCA clients.