Right Moves
Ahtna announced several employee changes within its subsidiaries, including hires, promotions, and new certifications.
Rachael Wasson, an Ahtna shareholder, has been promoted to Procurement Specialist with Ahtna Environmental, Inc. Her responsibilities include preparing subcontracts and subcontract change orders.
Rachael Wasson
Chad Faverty has been promoted to Contracts Administrator with Ahtna Environmental, Inc. His responsibilities include setting up subcontractor documents for projects, tracking subcontractor documents, and providing assistance to the rest of the procurement staff.
Chad Faverty
Melissa Taylor has been promoted by Ahtna Global to the position of Project Assistant I. Taylor completes documentation to establish accounts, processes field timecards, and purchase orders.
Melissa Taylor
Rachel Thompson, CF APMP, has achieved Foundation Certification through the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). APMP certification is the global standard for developing and demonstrating proposal management competency.
Rachel Thompson
Ahtna Environmental, Inc. added Environmental Engineer Baley Lenhart to its team. Lenhart is experienced with structural design including high-end residential, log and timber-frame designs, and steel and concrete construction. He is experienced at overseeing environmental investigations, remediation and removal actions, field surveys, and contaminated site sampling and monitoring. He has a bachelor’s in architectural engineering from the University of Wyoming.
Baley Lenhart
Ahtna Environmental, Inc. also added Site Superintendent Mitchell Webber to its team. Webber has more than thirty-three years of experience overseeing all phases of multi-million-dollar construction projects. He has supervised and coordinated all aspects of construction including project specific safety plans, schedule generation, schedule maintenance, contract initiation, and execution.
Mitchell Webber
Ahtna Shareholder Rodney Lengele has been hired as a Remote Sensing Specialist for Ahtna Solutions. Lengele interned last summer with Ahtna’s Corporate Communications Department and with Ahtna Engineering Services in the construction field, gaining valuable hands-on experience.
Rodney Lengele
Access Alaska
Access Alaska selected Eric L. Gurley as its new Executive Director. Gurley will lead the state’s largest independent living center, providing assistance to individuals who experience a disability and elder Alaskans to live independently in the community of their choice. Gurley has more than twenty-five years of experience working with organizations assisting individuals living with a disability.
Eric L. Gurley
Isaac Stark, EIT, has joined PND’s Juneau office as a Staff Engineer. Stark recently graduated from the University of Utah with a master of science in civil and environmental engineering, with a focus in structural design and analysis. He earned his bachelor’s degree there as well.
Isaac Stark
Taylor Mortensen, EIT, graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor of science in civil engineering. He previously interned at SECON Construction in Juneau and Houser Engineering in Bozeman, Montana, where he performed civil engineering design and inspection for mountainous environments.  His main interests are in hydraulic, hydrologic, and coastal engineering.
Taylor Mortensen
Cornerstone General Contractors welcomed Justin McVaney to its Cost Estimating team. McVaney brings more than eighteen years of experience in construction and will be responsible for supporting Cornerstone’s estimating operations and leveraging data analytics in estimating and contract performance. In addition, he is supporting the team in regular evaluation and optimization of competitive bidding on future projects.
Justin McVaney
Alex Rasskazov has joined KPMG as a new Tax Managing Director in the firm’s Anchorage office. He will focus on providing federal and state tax consulting and compliance services to Alaska entities, including Alaska Native corporations, other commercial businesses, and family office operations. Rasskazov has nearly twenty years of industry experience, primarily in tax.
Alex Rasskazov
Upper One Studios
Hannah Lain joined Upper One Studios as a Marketing Strategist. She will be helping develop creative content strategies for Upper One Studios and their clients. Lain has a BSBA in marketing management and economics from the University of Arkansas and is pursuing a master of public administration from Arkansas State University.
Hannah Lain
R&M Consultants
Consultants’ Taryn Oleson recently earned her AICP. The AICP certification is the only nationwide, independent verification of planner’s qualifications. Oleson has been with R&M since 2014 and specializes in land use, transportation, and community planning.
Taryn Oleson
Joe Horazdovsky is R&M’s latest staff member to receive a professional engineering license, gaining his Alaska license in civil engineering. Over the past five years at R&M, Horazdovsky has gained a wide variety of experience working on transportation, waterfront, and construction administration projects as a part of R&M’s surface transportation team.
Joe Horazdovsky
R&M’s newest PLS, David Brock, successfully passed the required exams for licensure, including the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Professional Surveying Examination and Alaska Land Surveying Examination. Since joining the R&M team in 2012, Brock has worked as an instrument person, field surveyor, and party chief.
David Brock
Northrim Bank
Northrim Bank is proud to announce new hires and the promotion of a variety of employees throughout the bank.
Paula Duracinski, promoted to Facilities Manager, has been with Northrim Bank for more than nineteen years. The majority of her time has been in the Facilities department. She holds a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Hawaii.
Paula Duracinski
Mark Edwards, promoted to EVP, Chief Credit Officer, and Bank Economist, has been with Northrim Bank since 2007. Prior to that, he was the director of the Office of Economic Development for the State of Alaska and economist for the Department of Revenue. Edwards has a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.
Mark Edwards
Jaime Kissner joins Northrim as VP, Commercial Loan Officer with fifteen years of experience in the financial industry, including three years in retail management, ten years in commercial lending, and two years as a licensed financial advisor. He holds bachelor of science from Northwestern State University, as well as Series 7 and 66 security licenses.
Jaime Kissner
James Larson, Special Credits Officer, comes to Northrim Bank with six years of experience in the financial industry. He has worked at institutions in Alaska and Nevada. Larson attended the University of Alaska Anchorage.
James Larson
Stephanie Love, promoted to Marketing & Sales Manager, has been with Northrim Bank and Residential Mortgage for the past three years and has more than fifteen years of experience in the financial industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine.
Stephanie Love
Andy Ray, promoted to Facilities Maintenance Manager, has been with Northrim Bank for more than four years. Prior to his work at Northrim, he has held management positions in construction and customer service. Ray holds a master of science in project management from UAA.
Andy Ray
Mhay Sy, promoted to Loan Servicing and Special Credits Manager, has been with Northrim for thirteen years and has twenty-one years of experience in the financial industry. She holds a bachelor of arts and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.
Mhay Sy