KARYN BEEBE, P.E., LEED AP, is the Western Region Manager for the Field Services Division of APA. A licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California, Karyn graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Civil Engineering. Karyn oversees field staff based in Texas, California, and Washington to improve wood frame construction from design, through construction, and post disaster assessment. Karyn has written multiple articles on the subject of wind and earthquake resistance of wood-framed buildings including the following: “Straight-line Wind Damage Analysis” for Structure magazine, “Technical Note: Design for Force Transfer Around Openings (FTAO)” (APA Form T555), and is a co-author of the APA/ICC Guide to the 2015 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions. Karyn has been certified as a Safety Assessment Program (SAP) evaluator of the California Governor’s Office of the Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has participated in damage assessments following multiple tornado and straight-line wind events. She is an active member of the Structural Engineers Association and the U.S. Green Building Council, and is a Past President for the San Diego Area Chapter of the ICC. Prior to joining APA, Karyn worked as a structural engineer in San Diego, California.