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February 23, 2022


Angela Zhang joined the CAST architecture team. Zhang holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She began her design career focusing on multi-family residential projects and focuses on sustainable design and creating spaces that advance people’s well-being.

CAST architecture is a 12-person Seattle-based firm with extensive experience designing contemporary spaces throughout the Northwest.

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CG Engineering promoted six team members. Chevy-Chase was promoted to general manager. Chase has over 35 years of structural engineering experience. In 1997 he co-founded CG Engineering with partner Greg Guillen. Together, Chase and Guillen grew the business from a two-man operation to a 30-employee company licensed in 12 states. Over the past 25 years as principal of CG Engineering, Chase has mentored dozens of engineers, many of whom have gone on to successful engineering careers at CG and elsewhere. In 2022, Chase will transition from director to senior director for CG Engineering. Joe Galusha was promoted from associate director to director. Galusha earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington in 1999. Shortly after graduation, he joined CG Engineering as one of the company’s first employees. Galusha holds PE and SE licenses in Washington State and is LEED AP certified. He specializes in structural engineering for residential, commercial, multi-family developments and public infrastructure projects.


mike maechler graduated from Washington State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering. Shortly after graduation, Maechler joined the team at CG Engineering where he spent the last 17 years of his career. It holds PE and SE licenses in the states of Washington and Oregon. He specializes in structural engineering for wireless/telecom, senior and multi-family developments and public infrastructure projects. In 2022, Maechler was promoted from Senior Project Manager to Associate Director. Denis Titus earned a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington in 1999. He joined the CG Engineering team in 2004. Titus holds PE and SE licenses in Washington and Alaska. He specializes in structural engineering of residential buildings, slope stabilization, building repair and renovation, as well as marinas and piers. He was also promoted to associate director.


Caroline Jewett was promoted from project manager to senior project manager. Jewett holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clemson University and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington. She has 22 years of experience as a structural engineer and holds PE and SE licenses in Washington State. Jewett has worked for CG Engineering for 18 years and specializes in the structural design of churches, residential and commercial buildings. Jared Underbrink was also promoted from project manager to senior project manager. Underbrink graduated from Gonzaga University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He joined CG Engineering in 2007 where he spent the last 15 years of his career. Underbrink manages CG’s civil engineering department and specializes in engineering for multi-family developments, flats, and residential and commercial sites.

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Quantum Consulting Engineers promoted two associate engineers and hired a new engineer. Amanda Reynolds and Matt Wion were promoted to associate. Reynolds has worked in the industry since 2004 and has worked at Quantum for twelve years. Wion completes 11 years in the field with eight years at Quantum.


Tim Wion joined the team. Wion went to California State University, Chico. He previously worked for Equilibria Structural Engineering for five years.

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Architecture firm MG2 has added four new directors. Shannon Suess, Terry Odle, Mai-Lee Lam, and Mat Yeung were promoted to this position. Suess is an award-winning interior and hospitality designer who has dedicated over 28 years of her career to creating world-class environments. She has worked with an array of notable clients including Costco Headquarters Campus, Salish Lodge & Spa, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, and Fairmont Olympic Hotel.

Odle is an architect and designer with over 35 years of industry experience. With a wide range of experience ranging from rights and design to construction administration, he has led teams on industrial projects for clients such as Target and Costco Wholesale.

Lam works with global teams leveraging his 28 years of experience designing, regulating and navigating local cultures and jurisdictions. As an architect and designer, she helps realize complex projects for Costco Wholesale in the United States and Asia.

Yeung has dedicated the last seventeen years of his career to the seamless unification of design and construction management. A Shanghai-based designer, he uses his experience in retail operations and project construction to lead projects for Costco Wholesale China.

YouthCare announced a $150,000 donation from KeyBank to support its Workforce Development Program, which is designed to support youth ages 16-24 in the Seattle-King County area, who are housed from unstable or homeless. YouthCare’s workforce development programs empower these young people to create their own path to long-term self-sufficiency by developing the skills they need to successfully enter the workforce and maintain a wage. decent. YouthCare’s workforce development programs provide youth participants with individualized case management; access to support services that alleviate the challenges of homelessness; financial motivations; academic program combined with applied and practical experience; internship and employment links with industry partners; and post-program support. The KeyBank Foundation has a long history of commitment to philanthropic initiatives that support economic access and equity for underserved communities and populations. Founded in 1974, YouthCare has grown to 15 sites serving more than 1,500 young people each year.

Lighthouse, an eDiscovery, compliance and information governance technology services company, announced the addition of Pankaj Dhingra as the company’s first Chief Technology Officer. He has global responsibility for all technology strategy, engineering and product management and reports directly to the CEO. Brian McManus. Dhingra has over 25 years of experience in global companies such as Tableau (a Salesforce company), GE Healthcare, Microsoft and AT&T. Prior to Lighthouse, Dhingra was Vice President of Software Engineering at Tableau, playing a pivotal role in Tableau Online’s growth over the past four years. Lighthouse is headquartered in Seattle.

Betacom, a provider of private 5G wireless networks, announced that its Smart Airport deployment at Dallas Fort Worth Airport has been recognized as the winner of the 2021 OnGo Award for Excellence in OnGo Enterprise Deployment. The OnGo award winners were selected based on their distinctive business models, ease of deployment, cost savings, new service offerings and advanced technology, delivered over the CBRS spectrum. The winners were selected by a jury led by Joe Madden, Founder and Chief Analyst at Mobile Experts. Joined him: Melissa Ashurst, CEO of Impact Broadband; Martha DeGrasse, freelance journalist; Iain Gillot, founder and president of iGR; Mark Lowenstein, Managing Director at Mobile Ecosystem and Monique Paolini, director at Senza Fili. Founded in 1991 and based in Bellevue, Betacom has regional offices across the country. The mission of the OnGo Alliance is to evangelize 4G and 5G OnGo technology, use cases and business opportunities while simultaneously driving the technology developments necessary to fulfill the mission, including multi-carrier capabilities.

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In Seattle, Walsh Construction Co. promoted Matt Offe to the project manager and Andrew Billings to the assistant superintendent. He also added Chris Webster and Brandon Mickelson as assistant superintendents; and Gerson Arzuaga, Tran Nguyen and Zachary Loftin as project engineers. Offe interned at Walsh in 2015 and joined the company as a project engineer after earning his construction management degree from Central Washington University. He became assistant superintendent in 2018 and assistant project manager in 2019. Billings joined the company in 2018 as a project engineer after earning a certificate in construction management from the University of Washington. Webster has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, beginning as a carpenter working on renovations and most recently working for Mortenson Construction as a foreman on the Climate Pledge Arena project. Mickelson has over five years of experience in the construction industry, formerly with Square Peg Construction, where he was Manager of Construction Services and helped estimate and manage finish carpentry, carpentry and construction crews. cabinetmaking. Arzuaga has eight years of experience in the construction industry, having previously worked as a labourer, foreman and most recently as a project engineer for GLY Construction. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from CWU. Nguyen graduated from UW last June with a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering. Previously, she worked as a project engineer at Vaughn Bay Construction in Tacoma and interned at KPFF Consulting Engineers. Loftin has over six years of experience in the construction industry, also working at Square Peg Construction, where he served as project manager, project engineer and purchasing manager.

Granite Construction’s Alaska Region office received the 2021 ConocoPhillips Award for Excellence in Safety from the Associated General Contractors of Alaska. The awards recognize construction companies in five divisions, with Granite winning the Highway division. In 2021, the Alaska operation worked on 33 projects at more than 60 sites for a total of more than 300,000 man hours.

The newest member of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington is Westcloud Construction of Medina. Westcloud is a general contractor providing vertical construction, new construction, leasehold improvements and construction management services.

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