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November 03, 2021






AKS Engineering & Forestry welcomed five new collaborators to the company: Tim Hollenbeck, Tyler Joki, Julie Marquis, Matt Steigleder, and Paul Stull III.

Tim Hollenbeck, PLS, is a Washington registered professional land surveyor, drone specialist, and FAA certified remote pilot. He received a BA in Geography from Western Washington University and brings 22 years of traditional and high-tech surveying experience for residential and commercial land development to the AKS office in Vancouver. Tyler Joki comes to AKS with 13 years of experience in natural resource conservation and project management. He has worked for private engineering groups and local and federal agencies in the Portland area with a focus on wetland restoration, monitoring aquatic resources, and assessing the feasibility of environmentally sensitive projects. He is also a licensed landscape contractor and holds a BS in Biology from Portland State University.

Julie Marquis recently joined AKS as Marketing Proposal Manager. Marquis has extensive experience in the architectural, engineering and construction industry. She has 13 years of marketing expertise to her credit, nine of which were acquired with engineering firms. Marquis brings strong leadership, strategic planning, communications and research skills to the AKS marketing team. Matt Steigleder, PE, is a project manager and transportation engineer with nine years of experience in the design and management of urban and rural road projects. Steigleder received his BS in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University. He has extensive experience working on traffic engineering projects for the Oregon Department of Transportation, working on every part of the process, from conceptual design alternatives to construction support.

Paul Stull III, PE, joined the AKS team in Tualatin as a project engineer. Stull III holds a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Environmental Engineering from Oregon State University. He has nearly 30 years of combined experience in the management of commercial, industrial, private and public projects, with an emphasis on the environment and water resources. He is an environmental engineer licensed in Oregon, Washington State and Alaska.


B + H, an architecture, interior design and real estate consultancy firm, once again welcomed Hannah morrow as a practice leader for healthcare in their Seattle studio. Morrow returned to B + H from KMD Architects where she leveraged her previous healthcare experience with a number of local projects. Morrow’s B + H portfolio includes a corporate workplace and several hospital projects, including SickKids in Toronto, Ontario, and currently a hospital redevelopment in Burnaby for Fraser Health.


Nelson Worldwide, an architecture, design and strategy firm, hosted Rachel lewis as regional design manager. Based in the company’s Seattle office, Lewis will lead the hospitality team to create memorable experiences that attract, connect and engage loyal customers. Lewis joins Nelson with more than two decades of experience in design, brand development and team management. As a seasoned leader with extensive hospitality experience, she will provide innovative insight into industry trends and bring hospitality design elements to various market sectors including workplace, healthcare and retail. Prior to joining Nelson, Lewis worked at Katerra as Director of Architecture and Design, where she led the multi-family and hotel verticals. Throughout her career, she has worked alongside top hospitality leaders, brand executives and clients. It has also unified a diverse team of professionals to deliver spaces that attract and inspire while enhancing the user experience through design and branding. Some of the brands she has worked with in the past include The Walt Disney Company, Hilton Worldwide, IHG, and Best Western International.


Wesley jones, PE joined Parametrix as a Senior Water Engineer based in the Puyallup and Bremerton offices. He has 18 years of experience in civil engineering, particularly in the commercial, educational and industrial sectors. Jones comes to Parametrix from Sitts & Hill Engineers, Inc. where he was a Civil Director, leading design teams and providing quality control on a variety of private industrial and commercial projects. He is proficient in planning, estimating costs, obtaining permits and a variety of specific civil tasks such as pumping stations, paving, storm water management, rail, general site layout. and utilities. His recent project experience includes stormwater treatment and site design for The Boeing Company, the Tacoma LNG facility for Puget Sound Energy, a new manufacturing facility for James Hardie Building Products and the Pierce County Skills Center for Bethel School District.

At Parametrix, Jones joins the company’s Puget Sound water division serving a variety of public and private clients, including King, Pierce, Kitsap, Grant and Mason counties (as well as towns across located there), King County International Airport, Moses Lake Port. , The Boeing Company, James Hardie Building Products, Miles Sand & Gravel, and Puget Sound Energy, among others.


Shannon & Wilson, Inc., a geotechnical and environmental consulting firm, announced that Shannon Galas joined their company in their Seattle office as Senior Marketing Director. Prior to joining Shannon & Wilson, Galas spent over 12 years at HDR, most recently supporting the Water Business Group with management, strategy and hands-on marketing for the Washington area. During his 20 years of A / E / C marketing, Galas has led engineering activities related to the infrastructure and treatment of drinking water, wastewater, water reuse and water rainwater; water resources management; construction management; value engineering; transport; real estate services; and federal labor. His architectural background includes civic education, public schooling, higher education, historical preservation, rehabilitation, business / office, healthcare, and interior design.



Seattle law firm Carney Badley Spellman has hired Tierney vial and Marguerite Miller. Vial is an appeals lawyer, whose practice focuses on appeals. While in law school, Vial helped represent an elderly client incarcerated as part of the Washington Innocence Project in a case that set a new Washington standard for cruel punishment in conditions of detention. After her first year of law school, Vial interned in the Violence Against Women Law Unit of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. Prior to studying law, Vial taught high school English literature at the American School in Casablanca, Morocco and English as a second language at a primary school in Vigo, Spain. Miller’s practice focuses on corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, and privacy law. While in law school, Marguerite was a summer partner with Carney Badley Spellman and gained experience working on ongoing corporate transactions, privacy issues and corporate governance issues. Additionally, Miller interned with two start-ups and two publicly traded companies, where she advised on anti-corruption and privacy.

Remote Medical International (RMI), a global company providing medical services, support and supplies around the world, has announced it will appoint Duncan higham as CEO. Higham is the former CEO of SSI Risk Management, a company acquired by RMI in July 2020. He is currently Vice President of Global Strategy for RMI, where he leads the company’s growth in emergency response. in renewable energy. Higham will succeed Wayne Wager, who retired as CEO on November 1, 2021. Higham founded SSI Risk Management (SSI) in 2012 and SSI Energy in 2016. He turned the SSI group into a multi-million dollar company prior to its acquisition by Remote Medical International. He graduated from Cardiff University and Imperial College in economics before completing emergency medical training in Cape Town, South Africa. After graduating from college, Higham served for ten years in the Royal Marines Commandos. He flew three missions in Afghanistan, the last as an operations officer for the Royal Marines Commando Brigade. Based in Seattle, RMI protects the health and well-being of teams working on a variety of job sites, including remote pipeline installations, offshore wind and marine operations, and television and film production sites.

Goldfinch Partners announced that Matthew Herman will join the firm as a partner and legal advisor in November 2021. Herman will be based in Goldfinch’s New York office, where he will oversee the firm’s legal and regulatory matters, and will join the firm’s investment committee playing a role active in the investment process. For over 15 years, Herman was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, a leading international law firm. Most recently, Herman was the US Managing Partner of Freshfields and Co-Head of Global M&A. Based in Seattle and with investment professionals in the Bay Area and New York City, Goldfinch Partners is a financial sponsor with approximately $ 1 billion in capital invested in enterprise technology companies that are fueling digital transformation.


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