of Arts in Business Management magna
cum laude from the University of Alaska
Anchorage. While going to school
she most recently worked as a loan
account manager at United Way and
as a director/trainer for Pampered Chef.
Resource Data also welcomes
Rowan Bulkow as an Intern to their
Anchorage location. Bulkow just completed his junior year
at the University of Alaska Anchorage where he’s pursuing
his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. Outside of
school he has also worked part time as a Swim Instructor.
Littler Mendelson named Renea I. Saade
as a shareholder in their Anchorage
office. Saade was previously a partner in
the labor and employment group at Stoel
Rives LLP. Saade counsels employers
on a wide range of workplace-related
issues, including accommodation and
leave requests, wage and hour compliance, enforcement
and defense of non-competition and non-solicitation
agreements, workplace investigations, discipline, and terminations. She also regularly advises employers on developing, updating, and enforcing employee contracts and
policies and has particular experience advising government
Former R&M intern Terry Gryting, EIT,
recently joined R&M Consultants as a
full-time Staff Engineer. Gryting joined
R&M’s Water Resources Group in May
after graduating from the University
of Alaska Anchorage with a BS in Civil
Engineering. As part of this group,
she will assist with water resources
design and provide hydrologic and hydraulic analysis
support on roadway, street, airport, site development,
and hydropower projects. Her responsibilities include
calculation and estimation of peak and average runoff and
stream flow; calculation of drainage structure hydraulics;
analysis of scour and sediment transport; design of erosion
control; and hydrologic and hydraulic data collection.
McCool Carlson Green
McCool Carlson Green (MCG) announced Cara Rude, ASID,
and Melissa Pribyl, ASID, have both passed the rigorous
test to become the first WELL Accredited Professionals in
the State of Alaska. Passing the test signifies a compre-
hensive understanding of the WELL Building Standard—a
program dedicated to advancing the health and well-being
in buildings. The exam demonstrates both designers’
mastery by testing advanced knowledge in human health
and wellness in the built environment.
Cara Rude has thirteen years of
interior design experience. Educated at
The Art Institute of Portland and graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in
Interior Design. She currently serves as
the President for the American Society
of Interior Designers, Alaska Chapter;
member and ambassador presenter for
the International Living Future Institute; and is a US Green
Building Council LEED Accredited Professional Building
Design and Construction.
Melissa Pribyl joined MCG’s interior
design team in 2016. Born and raised in
Alaska, she has ten years of professional
design experience. Pribyl is a Construction
Specification Institute Construction
Document Technologist, International
WELL Building Institute member, and the
second WELL Accredited Professional in
the State of Alaska.
Northrim Bank announced promotions
throughout the bank as well new hires.
Donna Fountain has been promoted to AVP, Call Center Assistant
Manager. Fountain joined Northrim
in 2006 and has more than eighteen
years of experience in the banking
industry. She has held various positions at Northrim and has been with
the Call Center since October 2016.
Fountain was awarded the Customer
First Service Award in 2016.
Sarah Gaines is promoted to AVP, HR
Operations Manager. She has been with
Northrim since 2002, where she started
working at the Huffman Branch. She has
been with the HR department since 2007.
Gaines holds a BA with an HR emphasis
from the University of Alaska Southeast.
Jyah Gitomer, promoted to VP,
Call Center Manager, has been with
Northrim since last August. She has
worked for 7-Eleven for the past
eighteen years in a variety of positions. Gitomer has her
MBA from Texas A&M University, Commerce.
Jared Shary is now AVP, Marketing
and Sales Manager. Shary has been
with Northrim Bank since 2009, when
he was hired as a teller at the West
Anchorage Branch. He moved to the
Marketing Department in 2011, where
he has since held a variety of marketing
roles. He holds a BBA in Marketing and
Finance as well as an MBA in Leadership from the University
of Alaska Anchorage, where he served as both a protégé
and mentor of the school’s Leadership Fellows program.
Tiana Allen, hired as a Special Credits
Associate Officer, joins Northrim with
fifteen years of experience in financial
services, banking, and mortgage. She was
born and raised in Anchorage and has
returned after t wenty-one years of living
in the Lower 48. Allen spent the last seven
years with Bank of America where she
held various positions and is currently pursuing her degree
in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance.
Melissa Brigden has been hired as
a Marketing Analyst for Northrim. She
comes to Northrim with five years of
marketing and social media experience
and having worked as a universal banker
at a bank in Washington. Brigden holds
a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is pursuing
her MBA from Wright State University.
Derek Lovvorn was hired as VP, Core
Applications Manager. Lovvorn joins
Northrim Bank with nineteen years of
experience in I T, including applications
development and support. He spent
twelve of those years in the oil industry
and the other seven in the financial services industry. Lovvorn holds a Bachelor’s
Degree in Management Information Systems from the
University of Alaska Anchorage and holds multiple IT certifications and a Project Management Professional certification.
James (Jamey) Young, VP,
Commercial Loan Officer, comes to
Northrim Bank with twenty-seven
years in financial services and banking.
He has worked in banks throughout
Alaska including Juneau, Dillingham,
and Fairbanks. Young holds a BA in
Economics from Pacific Lutheran
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