Movers and Shakers Week Ending 09.01.23

Taylor Kohrs Hires New Project Engineer

 Ross Parke

Taylor Kohrs, a Colorado-based general contractor for 40 years, has hired Ross Parke as a project engineer. He has nearly three years of professional experience and previously served as a construction project coordinator.

In this role, Parke will work closely with the Taylor Kohrs office and field teams to ensure all onsite project activities and documentation are completed as planned. He tracks and files subcontractor submittals, RFIs, meeting minutes, as-built drawings, and other project documentation.

“Ross is an excellent addition to the Taylor Kohrs team, and has already developed strong relationships with our internal team, our customers and our subcontractors,” said Scott Heasty, president, Taylor Kohrs.

Ross holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Truman State University.

Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Hires Scott Steffek as Director of Vibe

 Scott Steffek

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley has hired Scott Steffek as director of vibe, a brand new position created by the luxury resort to further elevate strong guest connections and foster memorable stays.

“This unique new position is focused exclusively on creating amazing experiences, including coming up with new activations and events that celebrate our Rocky Mountain culture and providing truly personalized customer service,” said Westin Riverfront General Manager Brian Harrier. “Scott is passionate about connecting with people and we are thrilled to have him help to heighten our guest engagement and communication.”

Steffek joins The Westin Riverfront from The Farnam Hotel, Autograph Collection in Omaha, Nebraska, where he has been serving as the front office manager for more than two years. He previously spent 13 years at the Viceroy Snowmass, where he served as bell captain.

Named one of the “50 Best Resorts in the World” for 2022 by Conde Nast Traveler, The Westin Riverfront offers 230 guest residences, each featuring a custom kitchen, five-piece bathroom, gas fireplace and Westin Heavenly Bed. The resort is home to Stoke & Rye, an American grill by Chef Richard Sandoval,  and the Riverfront Market, which offers savory to-go meals & snacks. The Westin Riverfront also offers a Starbucks and The Lookout Lobby Bar, which serves an extensive selection of craft cocktails & local microbrews with seasonal live music. Skiers & snowboarders can enjoy direct access to Beaver Creek Mountain via the Riverfront Express Gondola during the winter months and unparalleled access to hiking, biking, fly fishing and golf during the spring, summer & fall.

Located in the heart of the Vail Valley, the Silver LEED-certified Westin Riverfront features more than 17,000 total square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including the 4,000 square foot Riverside Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows highlighting stunning Beaver Creek Mountain views, plus a beautifully landscaped Wedding Lawn and a 2,000 square foot outdoor banquet terrace.

Dominion Water & Sanitation District Welcomes Pamela Grover and Britta Strother

 Britta Strother
 Pamela Grover

Dominion Water & Sanitation District (DWSD), a wholesale water, wastewater and stormwater provider for northwest Douglas County, welcomes Pamela Grover, PE, CCM, as the district’s engineering programs manager and Britta Strother, PMP, as the district’s water resources program manager. Pamela is responsible for collaborating with stakeholders, consultants and contractors to deliver complex water and wastewater projects for the District. Britta is responsible for the strategic development and administration of Dominion’s water resources portfolio

Pamela is a construction management professional with 30 years of experience in project and construction management. Her background includes the planning, design, and construction of a wide range of civil and building projects including water and wastewater systems, roadways, airfields, schools, and municipal buildings. Her passion for building teams and developing positive working relationships has been evident throughout her career. Her early work as an Officer in the US Air Force taught her both the necessity of working with others and the skills to effectively build teams and utilize resources. Pam has earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Iowa State and her Master of Science in Construction Engineering and is currently a certified construction manager and the president of the Colorado Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).

Over the last 15 years, Britta has worked with Colorado municipalities, special water districts, and regional authorities to develop sustainable strategies to meet current and future demands that incorporate solutions based on a multi-faceted approach including but not limited to economic, environmental, political, and social considerations. Additionally, Britta has previously provided client services including the evaluation of water rights portfolios and water delivery contracts as well as investigations and negotiations for new water and storage opportunities. Britta earned her Master of Law in Resource Law and Certificates of Specialization in water law and policy as well as environmental law and policy from Denver Sturm College of Law. She earned her bachelor’s degree with a major in International Political Economy and two minors in Economics and Comparative Sociology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

“Dominion is a dynamic and fast-growing water and wastewater provider in Douglas County. With the addition of both Pamela and Britta to our growing team our goal to be the most sustainable community in the Front Range can be achieved.  They are both highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals who have been serving the water community along the Front Range for some time,” said Andrea Cole, general manager of DWSD. “Their unique skillsets will help drive Dominion forward on critical water and wastewater projects providing renewable water supplies for our customers well into the future.”

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