About kw+a

Kathy Wood + Assoc. is a sole proprietor firm holding SBE and DBE certifications with the State of California. Our clients consist of public agencies and engineering firms throughout Northern and Central California. We formed the company in 2006 and we have been successfully expanding our client-base ever since. kw+a operates both independently on small to medium size projects, as well as collaboratively using a network of experienced right of way professionals that can supplement a team profile for larger or specialized projects.


Owner Kathy Wood has over twenty years of experience working in right of way land acquisition and relocation processes on diverse public works projects as an independent consultant and as a public agency employee. Kathy is also a  licensed real estate broker with the Department of Real Estate and a member/sponsor of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Chapter 2 and 42.

The breadth of her experience in the field has enabled her to assess the individual needs unique to each project, and effectively meet the expectations of public agencies in a timely and professional manner while maintaining positive relationships with private property owners.


PJ Jones joined the company in 2010 and provides administrative support and office management. PJ formerly worked at the Federal Reserve in San Francisco and brings a wealth of experience in dealing with business clients, tracking budgets, and assisting with the preparation of project documents.


Richard Rodrigues has worked on various relocation projects and acquisition support services for kw+a since 2010. He brings many years of public agency experience to the company. Dick worked for Caltrans for over 20 years and he is fully versed in State and Federal regulations for right of way acquisition and relocation assistance services.


Sinead McSweeney provides marketing support for kw+a. She has contributed to website production, marketing materials, and client communications.