PACE has a staff full of talented, hardworking people. 29 of our staff members were promoted this year to recognize their work efforts. Congratulations to all those listed below!
Shane Sheldon, PE, has been promoted to Principal Engineer. Shane is a water resources engineer with 14 years of experience. He has been with PACE since 2019 and leads the Water Resources group. Shane has extensive experience in fish passage design, including complex fish ladders, intake systems for hydropower projects, stream restoration, and fish passage culvert replacements in Washington and Oregon. He is currently leading hydraulic designs for WSDOT fish barrier correction projects throughout the Northwest.
Colin Nicol has been promoted to Environmental Scientist. Colin has over 11 years of fluvial geomorphology and physical habitat assessment experience. He brings a strong background in river restoration, salmon ecology, and the scientific literature underpinning these disciplines. Colin is currently leading the habitat design of the SR 167 to 509 Riparian Restoration Program. The project will advance the use of beaver dam analogs to aid in restoring approximately 150 acres of aquatic and floodplain habitat.
Tasha Wang, PE, was promoted to Senior Engineer. Tasha is an environmental enthusiast and Design Engineer specializing in water resources engineering. Tasha has been a crucial part of PACE’s Water Resources group since 2019 and is a technical lead for hydraulic modeling. She is currently leading preliminary hydraulic design reports for WSDOT fish barrier projects and supporting design-build fish passage and stream restoration projects.
John Forba, PE, is now a Senior Project Manager at PACE. John is a civil engineer with 15 years of experience. He is a key member of PACE’s municipal department. John specializes in plan review and surface water design, including LID and Green Stormwater Infrastructure solutions. He currently leads projects for the Cities of SeaTac, Brier, Kenmore, Mukilteo, and Tukwila.
Tom Ferrell, PE, has been promoted to Project Manager. Tom has been with PACE for 15 years, focusing on Oregon municipal projects. He has recently designed three reservoirs, four pump stations, and six miles of water main for local public works agencies.
Mitchell Boyd, PE, was promoted to Project Engineer. Mitchell joined PACE in 2021 and has seven years of civil engineering experience. He is currently designing several water and sewer system projects. He supports our planning group with comprehensive water and sewer system plans and water plan extensions.
Andreas Olshausen, PE, has been promoted to Project Engineer. Andreas has nine years of civil engineering experience and joined the PACE team four years ago. He is a key contributor in designing water system improvements for special utility districts and reviewing developer extension plans.
Christian Nichols, PE, has been promoted to Project Engineer. Christian has over nine years of civil engineering experience and has been at PACE for five years. He is a main player in our land development projects. One of his recent projects, Ellie Passivhaus in Queen Anne, Seattle, won NAIOP’s Sustainable Development of the Year award- Nichols was the project engineer.
Aaron Rapozo, PE, has been promoted to Project Engineer. Aaron joined PACE in 2016 and has seven years of experience providing civil engineering for transportation, water, sewer, and storm drainage projects. Recently, he has specialized in small water system designs for agricultural clients. He is in PACE’s Wenatchee office and works on projects for the Cities of Pasco, Cashmere, and Quincy.
Stephanie Welch, PE, is now a Project Engineer. Stephanie has seven years of civil engineering experience and specializes in stormwater management design for WSDOT design-bid-build and design-build projects. Her recent experience includes providing drainage designs for WSDOT’s SR 509 project, which is part of the Puget Sound’s Gateway program.
Josh Kallstrom has been promoted to Engineer I. Josh joined PACE in 2020 after graduating from the Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He enjoys working on projects that involve one of life’s most essential elements, water. Josh is skilled in predicting stormwater behavior to prevent flooding and enhance water quality. He is working on several WSDOT projects, including I-90/SR 18 Interchange and Widening and SR 522 Tributary to Evans Creek.
Rosanna Brown, PE, has been promoted to Senior Project Manager. Rosanna has 16 years of civil engineering experience, specializing in land development. She joined PACE five years ago and is leading the design for several assisted living facilities in West Seattle, Sammamish, and Woodinville, as well as several large apartment complexes in North Bend, Shoreline, and Everett. Rosanna was appointed to the Snohomish County Planning Commission in January 2022.
Tyler Christofferson, PE, has been promoted to Senior Project Manager. Tyler is a civil engineer with over 16 years of experience. Since joining PACE in 2012, he has become one of PACE’s lead engineers for street, site development, pedestrian improvement, and utility projects. Tyler has been busy working on two major projects: Terrace Station in Mountlake Terrace, a project nominated for NAIOP’s Night of the Stars awards, and the Covington Connector.
Brian Way, PLA, ASLA, LEED® AP, is now a Project Manager at PACE. Brian’s 25 years of landscape architecture experience includes LEED® certified and low-impact development (LID) projects. He has incorporated and designed green roofs, permeable pavements, bioretention, rain gardens, and stormwater planter systems. Way recently worked on NAIOP’s Night of the Stars Award-nominated Terrace Station project.
Jay Pullen was promoted to Engineer II. Jay joined PACE three years ago and is responsible for utility design and grading, report writing, and assisting project managers. He enjoys the diversity of projects he gets to work on at PACE. He has been busy working on multiple Aegis Living projects, townhomes, and apartment projects.
Paula Welly was promoted to Business Development Specialist. Paula joined PACE at the peak of the pandemic in 2021. Her ten years in the AEC industry have helped her navigate PACE through various business development and marketing projects. Paula’s natural leadership skills have played a vital role as she has worked with PACE’s disciplines to develop business development strategies.
Kayla Yepez has been promoted to Marketing Coordinator. Kayla joined PACE at the beginning of 2021. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2020 with a degree in Business Administration with a marketing concentration. Kayla’s everyday tasks include developing proposals, coordinating events, creating advertisements, executing public relations, and strategizing and managing PACE’s social media.
Matt Pillsbury is now Tech Services Manager. Solving daily challenges has kept Matt in this industry for over 25 years. His experience includes drafting, design, and documentation, but his true passion is working on large-scale projects. Matt manages PACE’s drafting team and provides technical support, drafting, and modeling to the structural engineering team.
Nick James was promoted to Project Designer II and Everett CAD Lead. Nick has 16 years of experience and has been with PACE for 11 years. He works on commercial, municipal, and residential site development projects. He currently provides utility design for the WSDOT SR 167, I-5 to SR 509 – New Expressway design-build team.
Kristen Mohr is now a CAD Technician II. Since joining PACE in 2020, Kristen has cemented herself as a future leader in our firm and the A/E/C industry. One of her most notable projects is the Portland International Airport Terminal Core Redevelopment, where she models structural and seismic mechanical supports, verifies geometry, and coordinates with other disciplines. Kristen was recently named one of this year’s Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon Women of Vision Honorees.
Chris Anderson, PE, SE, has been promoted to Senior Principal Engineer. Chris joined PACE in 2014 and manages our Lake Oswego Office. He has 17 years of experience completing structural designs in the consulting engineering field. During his tenure at PACE, four other firms requested him to lead their in-house engineering teams from project design through construction. He spent 12 months leading a team of international engineers to design a large overseas industrial facility.
Matthew Lemley, EIT, is now an Engineer II. Matthew joined PACE three years ago and brings a unique background to the industry. He served in the United States Navy and retired as a Lieutenant Commander after twenty years of service. Following his Navy career, Matthew finished his engineering degree and joined PACE. At PACE, he is responsible for developing safe and code-compliant structural designs, with an emphasis on constructability, economy, and responsiveness to client goals. Currently, he is working on the Portland International Airport redevelopment project.
Jack Seeds, PLS, has been promoted to Principal Surveyor. Jack has been key in our land surveying department for the last six years. With 28 years of experience, he manages various projects and mentors survey staff. Jack provides valuable oversight and recommendations for schools, special purpose districts, cities, state, and private PACE clients.
Karen Schauss, LSIT, has been promoted to Project Surveyor. Karen joined PACE in 2020 with over 30 years of experience. She recently provided construction surveying for the Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage project for Garco Construction, Inc. She played a vital role in the project to ensure the precise measurement of construction materials, so the new dam operates correctly.
Russ Dodge is now a Survey Technician V. Russ has 20 years of land surveying experience. During that time, he has worked for various private and public agencies. His recent notable experience includes surveying the Clinton Trail in Island County.
Dean Stampfler is now a Senior Survey Technician. Dean has been a part of the PACE team for 13 years. He plays a significant role in the successes of the survey team, specifically on projects across the Pacific Northwest, notably Washington’s fish passage and Oregon’s transportation projects. Dean’s daily tasks include coordinating and dispatching survey crews and collaborating with other disciplines within PACE.
Nick Manusos has been promoted to Survey Technician V. Nick joined PACE in 2006 and provides all aspects of field surveying, including topographic, boundary, ALTA, and construction staking. His work has taken him across Washington state, including Yakima, Asotin, Bothell, and Everett.
Wyatt Brown is now a Survey Technician IV. After joining PACE in 2019, he has become a vital part of our Wenatchee surveying group. Wyatt appreciates that his work aligns with his passions of drone flying, being outdoors, and history. He is active in the community, volunteering at a local high school’s engineering class to teach and share the surveying profession. Wyatt recent projects include the WDFW Asotin Wildlife Area, Panghorn Airport General Aviation Building, and on-call services for the City of Leavenworth.
Brandon Northrop has been promoted to Survey Field Technician I. Brandon joined PACE in March of 2022 and quickly adapted to being a surveyor. He has worked on numerous projects with just a few months of experience, including the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife‘s (WDFW) Asotin Wildlife, Seattle Public School’s Sacajawea Elementary School, and Everett School District’s Jackson Elementary School projects.