Shalinn Prettyman is a project manager at BLC Builders. She made the move from Northern California to Reno to attend the University of Nevada, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. During her time at UNR, she studied abroad in Gold Coast, Australia and actively participated in organizations like the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE).
Before joining BLC Builders, Shalinn gained valuable experience as an engineer at Lumos & Associates, an engineering firm based in Carson City. Her responsibilities included civil engineering design, area drainage mapping surveys, and participation in land development projects. This experience expanded her expertise in the design process and permitting across various municipalities. In 2020, Shalinn made a career shift into construction project management. Since then, she has contributed her skills to numerous commercial projects, including both new construction and tenant improvements. Her project portfolio includes notable Reno area projects like The Prep School Reno, SNACS, Ichiban in the Eldorado Reno Resort Casino and Cantina Norte. Shalinn is recognized for her exceptional communication skills, reliability in project scheduling, in-depth cost analysis and her knack for translating design concepts into marketable products. She has nurtured strong relationships with project owners and subcontractors, ensuring seamless project integration.
In her free time, Shalinn enjoys CrossFit, camping, snowboarding and mountain biking.