Movers and Shakers for May 14
Coffman Engineers promoted Tony SlatonBarker to principal of energy and sustainability. He was born and raised in Alaska and has been a principal since the beginning of 2016. SlatonBarker first started at Coffman Engineers in 2000. He is a licensed civil engineer and structural engineer in Alaska and a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional. He has more than 24 years of project management experience in civil/structural engineering, building, and environmental engineering industries. SlatonBarker has worked on many alternative energy projects that have required integration with conventional heating systems including wind, solar and other systems. Coffman is currently working on: Lithium ion battery storage facility projects in Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, and California; microgrid projects in Oregon and Alaska; solar projects in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam; a flywheel project in Alaska; combined heat and power projects in Alaska and Oregon; and, Coffman has recently completed a biomass district heat system in Alaska serving 15 buildings.
Bristol Bay Alaska Tourism announced three executive position changes. Sarah Fullhart is adding to her responsibilities as general manager of Mission Lodge and will now serve as vice president of guest services for BBAT. Sean Petersen is the new director of flight operations for Katmai Air and Suzanne Lohr has taken on the role of accounting analyst. As BBAT director of flight operations, Petersen will oversee the eight aircraft in Katmai Air’s fleet, as well as pilot hiring and training. He grew up in and around Katmai Lodge and served as chief pilot for Katmai Air. Petersen will be based at Kulik lodge for most of the summer and will oversee the air operations for the popular King Salmon to Brooks Lodge flights. As BBAT accounting analyst, Lohr will manage payroll and financial forecasting for all of the Katmai business units as well as Mission Lodge. She comes to BBAT from the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. where she was its subsidiary and trust accountant. Prior to that, Lohr worked in various accounting positions at the Alaska Energy Authority, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Kakivik Asset Management.
Resource Data Inc. has hired Alec Zoeller as a GIS programmer/analyst to its Anchorage branch. Zoeller has a master’s degree in the GIST Program from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland. Most recently he worked for Leidos Corp. as their geospatial analyst, engaged in the collection and production of high-resolution 3D foundational geospatial data.
Hughes White Colbo Wilcox &Tervooren LLC added two associate attorneys to the firm. Chad and Elle Darcy joined Hughes White in August and November of 2016, respectively. Chad Darcy graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2014 where he twice made dean’s list. He was also recognized by the The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction with a CALI Award for Writing in Law Practice. Before entering law school, Darcy spent nearly nine years serving in the U.S. Marine Corps earning the rank of captain as a Cobra helicopter pilot and joint terminal attack controller. Based out of Marine Corps Air Station New River and Camp Lejeune, he served overseas in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and the Middle East. Elle Darcy graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2014. Winner of the law school’s Susan McCrary Scholarship in 2013, Elle Darcy was also published in the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business that same year. Hughes White Colbo Wilcox &Tervooren, LLC was founded in 1939, as Davis &Renfrew in Anchorage.
Matthew Duffield, LPN, has been named a Regional Caregiver of the Year by Maxim Healthcare Services, an established provider of home healthcare, healthcare staffing, behavioral care, and population health and wellness services. The nurse and resident of Anchorage is being recognized for providing more than two years of quality, personalized care to a quadriplegic and ventilator-dependent nine-year-old patient. Under Duffield’s care, both in the home and at school, the patient is able to participate in extracurricular activities that improve his quality of life. In school, Duffield is part of the class, helping his patient gain confidence and independence. A panel of judges selected Duffield and three other regional winners, all of whom will be recognized at a special awards ceremony hosted by Maxim Healthcare Services in Baltimore, Md., on July 25.
Crowley Fuels has funded four Alaska Air Carriers Association 2017 Forrest Jones Memorial Scholarships. The students — Zelek McNeilly, Levi Michael, Taylor Harvey and Jayden Wilson — will receive scholarships to support their educational pursuits in aviation maintenance, professional piloting or aviation administration. McNeilly, class of 2019, is a University of Alaska Anchorage sophomore from Anchorage, who has declared a major of professional piloting, with intentions of pursuing a career as a commercial pilot in Alaska after graduation. Michael, from Nikiski, is a University of Alaska Fairbanks senior pursuing an aviation technology degree, with plans of starting a career in aviation maintenance. A third-generation pilot, Michael has a goal of first completing his two-year degree, then continuing to earn an associate’s degree (to become a commercial pilot) as well as a Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and/or Powerplant certification. Harvey, class of 2019, is a UAF sophomore from Unalakleet, majoring in aviation maintenance with the intent of becoming both a commercial pilot and aircraft mechanic in Alaska. His plans include completing his two-year degree and then attending ATP Flight School, in Las Vegas before returning to Alaska to work. Wilson, class of 2019, is also from Unalakleet. He is a UAA sophomore pursuing an aviation maintenance degree, with the goal of becoming both a commercial pilot for Ravn Airlines and a bush pilot. Exposed to flying at the age of eight when he rode aboard his father’s assistant’s plane, his plans now include completing his two-year degree while also earning his A&P certification and pilot’s license. He intends to return to his hometown to work after graduation.