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Jim Tinsley has joined Aurora-based Merrick & Co.’s energy group as a senior project manager. In this role, he will serve as the practice leader for specific, energy-related projects. With the addition of Tinsley, Merrick expands its expertise in the delivery of surveying, geospatial, engineering and project management services for natural gas, CO2, crude oil and refined products pipelines and terminals.

Anna Heywood recently joined Reaveley Engineers + Associates, Salt Lake City, as the firm’s marketing director. She received her bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and has worked in the AEC industry for over three years.

Heywood is taking over for Patty Buckner, who is retiring after being RE+A’s marketing director for over 13 years.

Nolte Associates Inc., Colorado Springs and Denver, recently appointed Lyle Bissegger and Will Coffield to associate.

Greg McCombs

Bissegger is a survey manager in Nolte’s Colorado Springs office. During his 33 years of surveying experience, he has conducted topographic, boundary, photogrammetry, right-of-way and route surveys for public and private sector clients throughout the West.

Coffield is an engineering manager in Nolte’s Denver construction management group. He has 10 years of engineering design and construction management experience emphasizing residential, downtown revitalization and transportation markets.

Bissegger and Coffield are two of 11 employees firmwide who were recently appointed to associate or principal.

BHB Consulting Engineers, Salt Lake City, recently promoted Greg McCombs to senior project manager and Jerel Newman to project manager.

McCombs has worked in the structural engineering profession for 19 years and adds a variety of design and project management to the firm. Newman has worked in the structural engineering profession for 14 years and has designed many notable structures.

The firm also added two new structural engineers to its team. Bradley Brown graduated from Utah State University with a master’s degree in structural engineering. Joel Jorgensen graduated from the University of Wyoming with his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering, and will graduate from the University of Utah this month with his master’s degree in civil engineering.


DHM Design recently promoted staff in three of its Colorado offices: Eileen Kemp, senior associate, Denver office; Bill Gotthelf, senior associate, Denver office; Ryan Holdorf, associate, Denver office; Kyle Davis, senior designer, Denver office; Nathan King, senior designer, Denver office; Matt Norcross, senior designer, Denver office; Katie Nelson, associate, Durango office; Jason Jaynes, senior associate, Carbondale office.

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Denver, recently added the following employees.

Michael Halliburton joined the firm as graphic designer/assistant marketing coordinator in the fall. He graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in communication. Halliburton plans to pursue an MBA at the University of Colorado Denver starting in January, while continuing to work for Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture.

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Caitlin Barnes

Caitlin Barnes is the firm’s chief operating officer. She first joined the firm in 1997 and brings a broad array of skills across the design, management and staff development areas at BRS. She has played a leading role on a variety of projects at BRS, including the award-winning Durango Public Library, the North Boulder Recreation Center, and the North Richland Hills Public Library in Texas. Most recently, she has played a significant role in the firm’s relationship with The Salvation Army in the design of its community centers in Green Bay, Wis., and Phoenix.

Frank Buono is the firm’s chief information officer and divides his time between IT and the development of early concept drawings for feasibility studies and predesign services. His recent project experience includes the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District’s Field House in Edwards, the Gypsum Recreation Center, and The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Phoenix.

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