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Feb 01, 2012

Farallon Consulting

Farallon Consulting promoted Ken Scott to project scientist. Scott has eight years with the firm. He performs construction observation, drilling and well installation, tank assessment, and water quality monitoring and analysis. Issaquah-based Farallon provides environmental consulting.

Hart Crowser





Hart Crowser hired 14 people in the Northwest. In Seattle, it added Brad Helland as a senior associate, Payan Ole-MoiYoi as a geoscientist, Andrew Wade as a geologist, Lisa Hoffman as a project administrator in the finance department, Vanessa Johnson as a project assistant, and Madan Karkee and Brice Exley as geotechnical engineers. In Edmonds, it hired Hans Hurn as a biologist and Karis Pratt as a project assistant. In Portland, it added John Lawes as a geologist and Tim Blackwood and Greg Landau geotechnical engineers. In Vancouver, it hired Dan Trisler as geotechnical engineer and Sue Sooter as a project assistant. Helland specializes in contaminated sediment management and has worked in government and private industry for 19 years, including 10 with the state Department of Ecology. Ole-MoiYoi has five years of experience in geotechnical and environmental engineering and is supporting the SR 99 bored tunnel project. Wade has 11 years of experience on geotechnical projects. Hoffman has worked at engineering and science firms for 15 years. Johnson has a biology degree from St. Martins University. Karkee is returning to Hart Crowser and has 29 years of experience, including database system development for seismic hazard evaluation of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Exley is supporting the SR 99 tunnel project. Hurn has experience in fisheries science and marine birds. Lawes has 18 years of experience on geotechnical projects. Blackwood has 18 years of experience, with a background in geologic hazards and sustainable practices. Landau has 12 years of experience, with a background in energy projects, transportation, dams and levees. Trisler has 17 years of experience on transportation and development projects. Sooter has been in office administration for 21 years. The environmental and engineering firm is based in Seattle.

EHS Design




EHS Design hired Danielle Nevils as an interior designer and Roberto Ramirez and Megan Murdock an intern architects. Nevils has three years of experience in library, corporate, housing and public works projects. Ramirez has six years of experience in health care, hospitality, housing and tribal projects. Murdock has four years experience in theaters and restaurants, and is working on the Washington State Convention Center renovation. EHS is an interior design and architecture firm located in Seattle.

Element Solutions

Element Solutions hired Letitia Wheeler as a senior environmental project manager. Wheeler is a biologist and ecologist with 15 years of experience in environmental services and land use planning, including SEPA and NEPA documentation. The applied science, engineering and surveying company is based in Bellingham.


PacLand promoted Nick Taylor to associate. He has been with the firm for four years and has more than seven years of experience in civil engineering, transportation design, planning, and project management in the Northwest. PacLand provides engineering and planning.

Jan 25, 2012

Davis Langdon



Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, has changed leadership in its Seattle and Washington, D.C., offices. David Hudd, director and leader in Seattle will relocate to Washington, D.C., to help expand there. Chris Cole will become associate director in Seattle, taking over as office leader from Hudd. Under Hudd's leadership, Davis Langdon Seattle worked on more than 700 projects in the Northwest in the past 10 years. His clients included Vulcan and the University of Washington. Cole worked with Davis Langdon in Seattle from 2003 to 2005. He has 21 years of experience in project management and project controls. He has worked in the pharmaceutical, industrial, commercial, education, health care and aviation sectors, and his clients have included Microsoft and the General Services Administration.

Harris & Associates



Harris & Associates promoted Dave Breen to vice president and Northwest area manager, and hired Scott Hodgins as manager of business development. Both are in the Bellevue office. Breen will lead business development, project management and regional operations. He has 35 years of engineering and construction/operations management experience. Hodgins has managed design and construction of more than $1.4 billion of public and private work in the Northwest. He will help Harris expand services and add new market sectors. The firm provides construction management and civil engineering services.



Glumac hired Drit Shoemaker as director of business development to help it expand in Seattle. Shoemaker previously worked at Callison as a marketing specialist with the global retail and corporate interiors practices, and as a marketing manager overseeing practice groups worldwide. Prior to that, he worked for Dakine and in public relations for Nyhus Communications.



GeoEngineers promoted David Phelps to principal. Phelps has been a consulting geotechnical engineer since 1993 and works in the Tacoma office. He was the geotechnical project manager for Cheney Stadium and the Murray Morgan Bridge rehabilitation. GeoEngineers is an earth science and technology consulting firm.

The Blueline Group


The Blueline Group hired Brian Denney as a CAD designer. Denney has seven years of experience as a CAD manager and 15 years experience with single-family subdivisions and commercial developments. Blueline provides civil engineering and land development consulting.

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