Serving as a Project Manager at Sherwood since 2003, Jonathan has been a valuable part of the team, coordinating and scheduling subcontractors at any of Sherwood’s unique projects.
After spending his childhood in Newton Massachusetts, Jonathan earned his BA in Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara. He has called the likes of California and Santiago, Chile home, and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, long distance relays and water skiing.
Experience: Involved in the construction of a number of high end estates from Santa Barbara to Pacific Palisades. General Contractor since 1983
Sha Dinkel’s formal role is “Project Manager” for Sherwood Country Club’s new construction.
His role in the development cycle is, broadly speaking, to oversee the construction—as it happens. As the projects takes its flight, it’s Sha’s oversight to manage “on the job progress”.
The construction process of every home involves composition. And with the scope and the massive structures that are built in Sherwood, extreme oversite at all levels is necessary—particularly out in the field—which is Sha’s primary office.
With projects of such scope, planned tracts and budgetary constraints, the management of pace and progress is not only necessary, but vital. In order to oversee the execution of the blueprints, every last detail must be committed to memory and communicated masterfully to subcontractors and laborers.
On top of managing the composition, Sha speaks fluent Spanish—thereby, bridging any gap lost in translation while interpreting the structural and architectural plans. Often, the projects’ complexity involve different subsets of different crews, contractors and specialists. Ease of interpretation is a necessary asset.
In order to get to the completed project, Sha has to arrange and be present for the numerous standard building inpections. Many are unique to California’s rugged—sometimes moving—terrain.
Blueprints are not to be “loosely interpreted.” Quite the opposite. They are written and printed specifically provide the precision needed to complete the structure through time. They also have their own language—without room for interpretation.
Sha speaks translates the language of the conceptual plans fluently to be executed – from concept to completion.