Movers & Shakers 07/27/14



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William A. Earnhart has been promoted to senior attorney at Wohlforth, Brecht, & Cartledge. Earnhart’s practice focuses on labor and employment law, litigation and appeals and municipal law. The firm is based in Anchorage and clients include banks, trust companies, investment banks, securities issuers, corporations, various enterprises, non-profit corporations, rural Alaska communities, municipalities and state agencies.

Jake Austin and Gretchen Meyers of R&M Consultants Inc. have received their professional licensure in land surveying from the State of Alaska. They both passed the Principles of Surveying exam and the Alaska Land Surveying Exam. Austin initially joined R&M in 2006. He is a senior land surveyor in R&M’s Geomatics Department and has traveled extensively throughout Alaska performing design, GPS and boundary surveys. Recent projects include surveying and mapping services for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Central Region Fall Flood Repairs, Seward Highway Milepost 25.5-26, Sterling Highway Rehabilitation and Hooper Bay Airport Improvements. Austin is nearing completion of a bachelor’s degree in geomatics from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Meyers joined R&M in 2010 and is a senior land surveyor in the firm’s Geomatics Department. She has six years of experience in land surveying. During her time at R&M, Gretchen has worked extensively in Airspace Obstruction Chart Surveys and Airport Airspace Analysis for Airport GIS development throughout Alaska. Recent projects include the Alaska Railroad Corp. Seward Marine Terminal Expansion, Seward Highway Milepost 25.5-26, Sterling Highway Rehabilitation and Seward Highway Right of Way Study. Gretchen holds a bachelor’s degree in geomatics from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Mark Kimerer, principal landscape architect at Bettisworth North, recently completed Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership and Executive Advancement Program. Kimerer became a partner at Bettisworth North in January 2014 and brings 21 years of experience in landscape architecture. He leads the firm’s landscape architecture department of three and oversees human resources and professional development for the firm. Kimerer is an advocate for community building through pro bono projects, including volunteering his time to the Peirce Park Living Lab Project in Fairbanks and helping to create a campus master plan for Winterberry School in Anchorage. Kimerer’s notable landscape architecture projects at Bettisworth North include the Tanana Chiefs Conference Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center in Fairbanks, the Valdez Middle School in Valdez and the Spenard Road Reconstruction Project in Anchorage.

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