Movers and Shakers Week Ending 10.30.20

Atlas Adds Three New Hires

Atlas Real Estate recently has expanded its team with three new hires.

Katherine Howlend
Nikolai Wehse

Katherine Howland, Staff Accountant

Katherine graduated from college at the University of West Florida with a degree in business management. She is currently enrolled in school for a second degree in accounting and working towards obtaining a CPA license. Prior to Atlas, she gained experience working in the pharmaceutical industry as a staff accountant.

Nikolai Wehse, Acquisitions Analyst

Nikolai (Nikko) is a graduate of the Leeds School of Business at CU and has bachelor’s degrees in both accounting & real estate. Nikko will work join Atlas as part of the Zillow Offers Partner team. He grew up in Aspen, Colorado where he loves to ski and spend time outdoors.

Rob Unger

Rob Unger, Real Estate Advisor

Rob joins the Atlas brokerage team with seven years of experience in recruiting and a background in market research. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Drake University. In his transition to the real estate industry, he is excited to help people in a meaningful way through education on the value of home ownership and the tools that are currently available.



Norris Design Promotes Staff in Denver

Matt Roth
Scott Curry

Norris Design, a national planning, landscape architecture and branding firm, has announced the promotions of Scott Curry and Matt Roth to associate in the Denver office.

Scott Curry, CID, QWEL is a landscape designer and irrigation specialist who has been with Norris Design since 2017. His work experience focuses on construction administration and irrigation design for single family master planned communities, multifamily projects and municipal parks among other projects. Scott’s current projects include Montaine, Vive Via Varra and the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Marjorie Park.

Matt Roth is a landscape designer who joined Norris Design in 2017. His work experience focuses on single family master planned communities, commercial and industrial development, municipal parks and recreation, and multifamily projects. Matt’s current projects include the Aurora Crossroads mixed-use development.


JVA Inc. Announces New Vice President and Principal

Kevin Vecchiarelli
Cody Gratny

JVA, Inc announced this week that Kevin Vecchiarelli, LEED AP has been promoted to officer, with the title of vice president and Cody Gratny, P.E. has been promoted to principal.

Kevin has been with the JVA civil team in the Winter Park office since 2005 and focuses on multiple education, municipal, private and commercial land development projects throughout the region.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Kevin will assist JVA with strategic decision making for the firm and business development. He has progressed on a corporate management tract, developing the requisite skill sets since 2008 after being named an Associate. The firm is happy to have Kevin continue representing the civil department in the Officer group of the Corporate Management Team.

Cody Gratny, P.E. has been promoted to civil principal and Boulder Civil Department manager. Cody has been with the JVA Civil team since 2011 in the Boulder office. He has completed the design of many K-12 facilities across Colorado, as well as higher education projects, civic spaces, parks, municipal, and private developments. Cody has extensive experience in large-scale healthcare and multi-family developments. He focuses on unique site and stormwater solutions to serve sites from urban to rural settings.

As a technical and corporate leader, Cody continues to focus on Civil 3D standards, innovative approaches to stormwater treatment and management, and ensuring that our culture is one that focuses on clients and our staff.


Christine Britton Elected President of Association for Preservation Technology, Rocky Mountain Chapter 

Christine Britton

Christine Britton, P.E., was recently elected president of the board of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology (RMC-APT). She looks forward to continuing programming offered by the organization for its members and building on this base to include more members located outside the front range area of Colorado in future events. Her term will last one year.

Christine is a project engineer for JVA Consulting Engineers in the structural/historic preservation department. She has been with JVA since interning in 2012.

RMC-APT is a nonprofit organization that encourages, promotes, and advances research, training, and the sharing of information
relating to preservation technology and the historic preservation of buildings, sites, structures, and objects. This chapter serves Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.

ENR recently named JVA 2020 Mountain States Design Firm of the Year and as a legacy firm they enjoy a tradition of well-planned leadership succession.



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