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Dec 29, 2017

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson



Paul J. Spadafora and Shannon L. Trivett are new associates at Seattle law firm Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson. Spadafora is part of the firm's Commercial Litigation group. He served as a judicial clerk for Magistrate Judge David W. Christel, and worked at a civil litigation firm in Florida. Trivett is part of the firm's Labor & Employment group. She worked at a civil litigation firm in Seattle, and as a judicial clerk for Associate Chief Justice Charles W. Johnson.

The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times named Kati Erwert vice president of marketing and public service. She has been director of marketing since 2015. Her new position will combine traditional marketing with public service responsibilities.

Dec 28, 2017

Dorsey & Whitney


The law firm Dorsey & Whitney named J. Michael Keyes head of the Seattle office. Keyes is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation group, and his practice focuses on trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition and false advertising. He replaces Randal Jones, who headed the office for a number of years. Keyes starts his new role Jan. 2.

Pike Place Market PDA

Mary Bacarella will become executive director of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority. Bacarella was a Space Needle executive and managing director of Seattle International Film Festival. The PDA handles operations, management, preservation and development of the 9-acre market.

Dec 27, 2017

OAC Services







In Seattle, OAC Services hired Steve Murakami as a senior program manager, Joshua Cloud as a senior project manager, Laura DeGooyer as a project and construction manager, and Linda King as an accounting assistant. In Spokane, it hired Damon Gardella as a project manager, and in Olympia Cynthia Balzarini as a senior project coordinator. Murakami has over 20 years of experience as a contractor, designer and director at public schools and architecture firms. He supports Lake Washington School District's bond program. Cloud has nearly 20 years of experience, including providing design and construction services on commercial projects. DeGooyer has over 10 years of experience in construction, and will lead several projects for Lake Washington School District. King is in OAC's corporate offices, doing accounting and managing billing. She has over 20 years of experience. Gardella serves public education clients. He has over 20 years of experience as a contractor and construction manager. Balzarini spent 16 years in facilities and operations at Clover Park School District. She oversees the Centralia School District Bond Program. OAC provides project and construction management services, forensic architecture and engineering, building enclosure consulting, structural engineering and alternative project delivery services.

Studio Meng Strazzara





Studio Meng Strazzara, a Seattle-based architecture and planning firm, hired Erik Hatch, Alex Ziemba and Andrew Houston as design professionals, and Morgan Milner as marketing coordinator. Hatch rejoins the firm with nine years of experience in education and commercial projects, and is working on Northwood Elementary School in Puyallup School District. Ziemba has four years of experience, and is working on Marquee, a 500-unit redevelopment in Kent. Houston is working on Ascend, a multifamily project in Maple Valley. Milner holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Gonzaga University.



Kevin McKee joined GGLO as a senior architect on Chambers Bay Resort. He has nearly 40 years of experience. That includes at Brian Smith Associates and CSHQA, on the Capital City Development Corp. board in Boise, and at Kevin McKee Architecture on hospitality and residential projects. Among his designs is Shore Lodge in McCall.

ALSC Architects


ALSC Architects of Spokane hired Mackenzie Roark, an interior design major at Washington State University, as an interior design intern. Roark is working on Jim Darcy Elementary School in Helena. ALSC provides planning and design services.



In Spokane, GeoEngineers hired Bryce Hanson as a geotechnical engineering field technician who will also support environmental and special inspection and testing projects. He holds a bachelor's in environmental science from Eastern Washington University. GeoEngineers is an earth science, engineering and technology firm.

HBB Landscape Architecture



HBB Landscape Architecture promoted Rachel Dotson to senior associate and Michael Walton to associate. Dotson has 11 years of experience on military, civic, transportation and education projects and urban design, including Seattle City Light's Denny Substation. Walton is an arborist and restoration ecologist who has worked on urban corridors, college campuses, infrastructure projects and parks, including Lincoln Landing on Mercer Island.

Coordinated Care

Dr. Paul Cunningham joined Tacoma-based Coordinated Care as senior medical director. Cunningham was co-medical director for Jamestown Family Health Clinic, medical director for Sequim Health and Rehabilitation, and medical director for Assured Hospice of Jefferson and Clallam County.


Seattle-based Whitepages, a contact and identity information service, hired Leigh McMillan as vice president of consumer marketing and Heather Glenn Wade as vice president of engineering. McMillan led marketing at ReachNow and was chief marketing officer at online legal services provider Avvo. Wade was director of engineering at tech company Tune and held senior product development and software engineering roles at several other companies.

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