Select Staff

Jef Fuller, Managing Principal

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Jef started at DNC as an office boy after graduation and, over the intervening years, has undertaken most all tasks the firm has performed. When not working, Jef typically can be found outdoors, working or hiking, sailing, skiing, biking, kayaking either at his house in Brookeville or at his Camp in the Adirondacks. His sustainable commitment is personal, as both properties are close to carbon neutral, with geothermal heat-pumps and photovoltaic arrays.

Jef is a dad to Louisa & Ella.

Tony Than, Manager of Architecture

Tony-webTony brings to each project a thorough understanding of architecture and construction, as well as extensive background in technical aspects of computer aided design and drafting. Tony’s areas of expertise involve architectural design, master planning, programming, construction design and detailing, and final coordination. His professional experience involves varied projects including high technology, retail, health care, and commercial office buildings.

Tony holds a professional Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the Howard University.

Steve Bell, Director of Tenant Development

His 37 years of interior and architectural practice, Steve has  been engaged in the planning, design, administration and management of a wide variety of projects. His areas of expertise include space planning, project design, coordination, strategic planning, critical path scheduling, building code interpretation, budget estimating, construction documentation, field administration, and building permit expediting and review questions with local jurisdictions.

Registered in the District of Columbia, Steve holds a Master of Architecture Degree and a Bachelor of Science in Design Degree from The Catholic University of America.

Steve resides in Gaithersburg, occasionally he takes 3.5 mile walk home from the office to the “empty nest” he shares with his wife Sheila. Steve, Sheila and their grown daughters Madeline, Emily and Hillary enjoy gathering together for special occasions.

Monica Barros, Comptroller

Monica-webMonica Barros got her psychology degree in Brazil and came to the US in 2005. She started working at DNC as a receptionist in 2007. By that time, Margaret Daley was planning to retire and chose Monica to replace her. “Mother Margaret” trained Monica in all aspects for the comptroller position, nurturing love to DNC Family that only grew over the years.

Monica performs various admin duties as well. Like most Brazilians, Monica is willing to do what it takes to get the job done, never forgetting to have some fun in the process.

She loves spending time with her two sons Luan & Theo. On her free time, Monica enjoys walking and hiking, but her true love is ballet.

Elena Kurdina

Elena got her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 2008. She started at DNC in 2011 as an Admin Assistant, since then, she has been involved in multiple aspects of DNC’s operations including Accounting, HR and Marketing. She enjoys challenges and getting new experiences.

Being active is Elena’s life style. Her favorites are snowboarding, biking, hiking and snorkeling.