Lou Melendez's project management career began in 1991. He has given numerous state-wide technical presentations on construction issues, software use and project management tools. As a Caltrans Project Manager his projects range from $1 million to $337 million in total costs. The presenter also volunteers through PMI to prepare students for the PMP exam and teaches Construction Project Management at the UCSD Extension. He also mentors PMI San Diego Chapter members interested in expanding their PM knowledge base/tool box.