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Founders, Brian and James Michael have been working as Land Industry consultants since 2001, beginning with WRC Corporation in Minneapolis, MN to a large capital project feasibility study, followed by years in the field on a variety of projects within the discipline of land.

With decades of combined experience, Liberty Core has developed an expansive network of highly qualified industry professionals in various disciplines within the infrastructure sectors. Dedicated to innovative quality project execution, active in professional associations, with a commitment to continuing education and technology, we are well-positioned to help Clients with consulting and contracted resource needs. Our network of talent includes expertise in Project Management, Right-of-Way, Land Services, GIS, Mapping and Locating. We provide Clients with confidence their projects are in good hands, so they can focus their daily efforts on their company’s existing assets and core business(es).

Markets Served

At Liberty Core Consultants, we recognize the importance of clear and consistent communication with all stakeholders to deliver a successful project to our clients.  Regardless of the size of the team, routine communication is imperative from project management to all field personnel.

Our Clients must be in the know when it comes to the status of their projects, from budgets to critical milestones.    We strive to provide only the most experienced professionals to work in concert to promote the values and goals of each client.  Those goals include the resources, management and staff needed to execute any project on-time and within budget, while utilizing sound project controls. 

  • Pipeline Transmission (Intrastate – Interstate)
  • Oil & Gas Exploration, Gathering, Transportation & Distribution
  • Electric Transmission
  • Telecommunications
  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Transportation
  • Public Works
  • Utilities
  • Solar

Servicing clients throughout the US

Each client is unique but we have the experience

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Meet Our Team

Experience that matters most

Brian C. Michael

Principal

Omaha, NE
brian.michael@libertycore.com
402-770-2165

Brian Michael is a Liberty Core Principal and Co-Owner. He has over 15 years of experience in right-of-way, in both the public and private sectors. Brian has been managing day-to-day corporate operations since Liberty’s inception. These management duties include project bid assessment, negotiating contracts, hiring and placement of employees, banking and financials. Brian is the primary contact for Clients in the realm of quality assurance and company performance. He acts as Liberty Core’s multi-state Real Estate Broker. Brian graduated from Doane College, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration, with a Minor in Business Administration. Brian is an active member of the International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA).

Brian is qualified in all aspects of title, acquisition, permitting and the damage settlement process. He has been a third-party right-of-way agent and right-of-way project manager for Northern Natural Gas, Tetra-Tech Rooney, the Nebraska Department of Transportation and the City of Omaha, among many others.

James Michael

Principal

Lincoln, NE
james.michael@libertycore.com
402-416-7147

James Michael is a Liberty Core Principal and Co-Owner. He has over 15 years of experience in the right-of-way industry, in both the private and public sectors. James also serves as Liberty Core’s Field Project Manager. He manages the various aspects of Client relations and is Liberty’s field operations trainer. James also provides daily support to project personnel in the field. He has been managing projects since 2010 and contract Right-of-Way Representatives since 2001. James earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska. He is an active member of the International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA).

James is qualified to handle all aspects of title, acquisition, permitting and the damage settlement process. He has been a third-party right-of-way agent and right-of-way project manager for Northern Natural Gas since 2003.

Chris Calderon-VanderKallen

Director of Operations

Omaha, NE
chris.calderon@libertycore.com
402-281-5512

Chris Calderon-VanderKallen is Liberty Core’s in-house Director of Operations. With more than 20 years of experience in leading operations teams, she effectively oversees the day-to-day practices of Liberty Core to include Human Resource Administration, budget management, and process redesign to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. Additionally, marketing, client relations, document preparation, contract review, and administrative support to field agents are part of her duties. Her many years of experience coupled with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration & Management pours over into her results driven, can-do attitude.

Experienced in working on local and Federal projects, she has a successful track record and has built a reputation of trust and reliability among her peers. Chris is a licensed Notary Public in the State of Nebraska.

Steve Grandon, SR/WA

Director of Business Development

Kansas City, MO
steve.grandon@libertycore.com
816-714-9556

Steve joined Liberty Core in April of 2020 and brings extensive experience in capital projects, operations and business development in the utility and energy sectors.  Based in Kansas City, Steve focuses on client and resource development, along with continued business growth throughout the U.S.

Steve began his career in the Midwest with Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, which is now part of Energy Transfer.  Eight years into his career, he accepted a position as an in-house right-of-way agent.  After working on major projects and supporting operations, Steve was promoted to Manager of Right-of-Way and Contracts and moved to Houston.

Along with Panhandle, Steve’s career included land management positions at WaterOne of Johnson County (KS), Kansas Pipeline and Southwestern Energy in the Fayetteville Shale.  The time spent with these companies provided the opportunity to expand his experience in the land profession.

In 2006, Steve accepted a position at WRC with a focus on business development and has worked on the consulting side ever since.  This has allowed him to grow his knowledge related to the public sector, electric and renewables. Steve is tasked with overseeing various projects throughout the U.S.

Steve has been a member of the International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA) for 35 years.  He has served at the local level of the IRWA, and currently is a member of the International Oil & Gas Pipeline Committee.  He was a Co-chair of the IRWA annual conference which was held in Kansas City in 2003.