Oct 31, 2018
In Kirkland, Blueline hired Lee Ann Ryan and Chase Killebrew as assistant planners, Shantel Romer as an engineer and James Reynes as an engineer/construction inspector. Ryan has a master's in urban planning from the University of Washington and interned with Friends of Waterfront Seattle. She will work on site feasibilities and permit coordination. Killebrew has a master's in urban planning from the UW and interned with Seattle Department of Transportation. He will help coordinate permits and be a liaison between clients and local jurisdictions. Romer will work on residential and commercial projects. She holds a bachelor's in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas and was an engineer for Adrian V. Rollins' firm in the Bahamas. Reynes works on public works projects. He has a bachelor's in civil engineering from the UW and was an assistant project manager with Denizen Development Group building townhouses in Seattle. Blueline provides civil engineering, land use planning and landscape architecture.
In Bellevue, Osborn Consulting hired Dave Jacobs as a senior project manager and Abhinav Jain as a project engineer. Jacobs is an engineer with 15 years of experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, CSO management, utility system planning, and design for conveyance, detention, flood mitigation, water quality, and green stormwater infrastructure/low impact development. Jain is an engineer-in-training with two years of experience in water, wastewater and stormwater design, treatment and conveyance systems.
Rich Happel, service group general manager of University Mechanical Contractors, was appointed to the national board of directors of the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, which provides education, marketing and labor/management services for HVACR contractors. He will help plan the annual MSCA national education conference, which he has participated in for over 12 years. As a MSCA National Education Committee member, he helped develop educational opportunities for the service industry.
Mackenzie hired architect Brett Conway in Seattle. Conway has over 30 years of design and project management experience, focused on industrial and manufacturing projects. He also has experience in corporate, retail and financial services sectors. He will lead growth in industrial and commercial design work around Seattle, and do business development. Mackenzie provides architecture and interior design; structural, civil and traffic engineering; land use and transportation planning; and landscape architecture.
Renton-based Metrix Engineers hired Casi Goodman as a mechanical engineer. Goodman is supporting design of Einstein Middle School. She is a 2018 graduate of the University of Washington. Metrix is a mechanical engineering firm.
Middle of Six, a marketing consultancy specializing in construction, architecture and engineering, hired Kyle Davis as marketing and communications manager. Davis will provide marketing and communications support, including public relations, video production and website design. He previously oversaw e-commerce and digital marketing for Skid Steer Solutions' online retail website and affiliated brand of compact equipment attachments. He also has worked at his family's construction company.
Seattle-based Syntonic, a software developer focused on mobile apps, hired Ricardo Cidale as head of sales in the Americas and managing director of its new Brazil subsidiary. Cidale is a serial entrepreneur who has held executive positions at RealNetworks, Compaq Computer and Dell Technologies.
Four former Runic Games staffers formed Monster Squad, a Seattle-based developer of community-driven games. The crew includes CEO Allen Fong, studio head Marsh Lefler, creative director Patrick Blank and gameplay director John Dunbar. The four worked on developing Torchlight and Borderland games while at Runic and Gearbox Software.