The People of CSG
CSG is comprised of a team of dedicated professionals with expert knowledge in K-12 capital facilities projects. With combined design and construction industry experience of more than 500 years and offices throughout the state of Washington, CSG’s team of specialists understands the challenges faced by districts implementing large and small capital projects. Our experienced team helps districts navigate this complex landscape both efficiently and effectively.
Kirk Pawlowski, Executive Director
Kirk Pawlowski is a nationally respected education and community architect and planner and former principal at the Portland/Seattle architectural firm SRG Partnership. Prior to working with CSG and SRG, Kirk was a university architect for the Oregon Health and Sciences University, executive director of capital planning & development for both Washington State University and Oregon State University, and assistant vice provost for capital resource planning at the University of Washington. Kirk has had accountability as the senior institutional representative for the successful planning, project management, and commissioning of capital bond program portfolios in excess of $200M per year over the past 20 years of his professional career.
Dax Logsdon, Director – Eastern Washington
Dax Logsdon serves as director of CSG’s Eastern Washington team. He has over twenty years of experience in school construction management and planning, with the last 18 years dedicated specifically to owner-based construction management for school projects. Notable projects he has managed include ones in Camas, Hockinson, Freeman, Richland, Ritzville, Pullman, Walla Walla and Washougal School Districts.
Keith Bloom, Director – Western Washington
Keith Bloom leads all CSG projects in Western Washington and is an experienced program manager and project leader with more than 40 years of capital facilities development experience. Keith is a Certified Construction Manager, and a LEED accredited professional. Keith led Washington State University’s Construction program for nearly twenty years before joining CSG.
Geert Aerts, Building Commissioning Manager
Geert Aerts performs existing building commissioning, conducts energy audits and improves energy efficiency in public schools in Washington and Oregon. He has been with CSG for nine years and brings over 20 years of overall experience. He is a registered professional mechanical engineer and certified energy manager (CEM).
Rick Alexander, Associate Director - Constructability Review and Building Commissioning Programs
Rick Alexander has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. Starting in 2001, he created the Building Commissioning program for CSG. Since that time, Rick has been involved in hundreds of school projects ranging from boiler replacements to complete new schools and everything in-between.
Lawrence Barney, Project Manager
Lawrence Barney has worked in construction management for nearly a decade, the past four of which have been with CSG. He is an experienced project manager, having worked on numerous local school construction projects in the Tri-Cities including Sacajawea Elementary in Richland, Marcus Whitman Elementary in Richland, North Franklin Region Transportation Cooperative in Connell and the Teaching Learning Administrative Center (TLAC) in Richland.
Janet Cordes, Administrative Support - Operations
Thomas Eller, Project Manager
Tom Eller is a project manager for CSG’s Eastern Washington Division. He has been involved in both the residential and commercial construction industries for over 25 years. His experience ranges from custom, single and multi-family homes, to private and public sector commercial construction projects such as casinos, health care, dormitories and modular building projects. He also has extensive experience within the land development-master planning arena as well. Most recently, Eller worked for the Department of Energy Hanford site as a senior estimator assisting with the development of the upcoming prime contracts that range from $4 to $13 billion. He has also previously worked for a modular building company providing both relocatable and permanent school buildings (Richland SD – Three Rivers Homelink) at school districts throughout Eastern Washington.
Josh Goffin, Building Commissioning Field Manager
Josh Goffin has worked in the residential/commercial/industrial energy conservation field for more than a decade. His areas of expertise include energy conservation and lighting. A notable project Josh has worked on includes writing energy conservation measures (ECM) for rooftop HVAC maintenance state technical reference manuals (TRM).
Dan Gordon, Senior Project Manager
Dan Gordon is a Senior Project Manager for CSG’s Eastern Region. A subject matter expert in K12 school construction, his professional experience includes 20 years with the U.S. Naval Seabees and 21 years in the private sector, providing school construction administration and project management in CSG’s Eastern Region. Dan’s recent project management leadership includes K12 school projects for the Pullman, Colfax, Ritzville, Freeman and Moses Lake, Washington school districts.
Peryll Gray-Ayersman, Project Manager- Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)
Peryll Gray-Ayersman is part of CSG’s furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) team and she brings over 20 years of industry interior design experience. She has her bachelors of fine arts degree from the University of Idaho and some of her most notable projects include interior design of the Clark County Public Service Center, and work with North Clackamas School District and Gresham School District. Her impeccable follow through and organization is what sets her skills apart from the rest. She is here to help districts from conception to occupancy and every step of the way.
Jennifer Halleck, Associate Director of Construction, Operations & Projects
Jennifer Halleck has 15 years’ experience working with school operations and construction. Her expertise is in school district capital facilities master planning and bond program execution. She has proven success in performing key milestones activities such as rigorous and detailed pre-bond preparations, portfolio management, project management, long and short-range planning, state study and survey writing, grant writing, resource conservation and community services. Before joining CSG, she was a key team member for Vancouver School District in planning, passing, and facilitating their $458M general obligation bond, $43M grant, $66M state assistance and $12M impact fees for an overall projected $579M bond program.
Heidi Hansen, Associate Director of Capital Planning
Heidi Hansen has two decades of experience managing capital construction programs in the Puget Sound region, overseeing projects from design and permitting to construction and occupancy. With over 15 years of experience as director/manager of K-12 capital projects departments at Monroe, Arlington and Mukilteo School Districts, she has expert knowledge of how K-12 bond projects are managed, including contract negotiations, budgeting, state funding assistance and community engagement.
Phil Iverson, Senior Project Manager/Value Engineer
Phil Iverson is a senior project manager and leads the CSG Value Engineering Team. Phil is an Air Force veteran with eighteen plus years working in Montana for Cut Bank Public Schools, Montana State University Bozeman and most recently in Washington for the Centralia School District, serving as their director of facilities.
Ken Kuiken, Associate Director, Facilities and Grant Projects
Ken Kuiken has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, with over half of his time spent on K-12 or higher Education projects. Most recently, Ken served as project superintendent for the new Bellingham, Washington SD Sehome High School, which opened in the Fall of 2019. Ken is a subject-matter-expert in developing project schedules, efficient construction sequencing, and construction budget management.
Tex Ladish, Senior Project Manager
Tex Ladish has over 34 years of construction management, project management and facilities construction experience. Over the past 14 years with CSG, he has effectively provided project and construction management services for a variety of public school projects including Nooksack Valley, Lynden, Meridian, Ferndale and Marysville School Districts.
Mike Melling, Associate Director – Project Management Services
Mike Melling is a CSG Associate Director in CSG’s Eastern Region, and is recognized as a K12 school facilities project expert and leader entirely committed to each school district’s success. Mike knows that every school district and every project is unique and that no single approach will work as a “one size fits all” solution. By understanding what is most important to your school district, he is able to direct his expertise and experience in the areas which bring them value. Under Mike’s guidance and leadership, project teams have successfully completed projects on schedule, within budget, and the quality expected from your school district teachers, staff, and students. From pre-bond planning to project completion, and to the periods after your project is completed, Mike is with you every step of the way to ensure success
Dan Purefoy, Senior Project Manager
Dan Purefoy has worked with CSG for the past decade and has managed a number of complex projects for school districts throughout Eastern Washington. He has extensive experience and a thorough understanding of the school construction process and has managed projects in school districts including Walla Walla, Othello, North Franklin, College Place, Liberty, Royal, and Brewster School Districts.
Steven Nunez, Senior Building Commissioning Manager
Dolly Ramminger, Associate Director of Construction, Operations & Projects
Dolly Ramminger has over 20 years of construction management, contract management, accounting, and human resource management experience. Over the past seven years with CSG, she has provided construction management services for a variety of school projects throughout Eastern Washington including projects in Colton, Davenport, Moses Lake and North Franklin School District.
Leah Scouller, Administrative Support - Finance/Marketing
Leah Scouller is a Certified School Business Specialist through WASBO and has worked in finance management roles for more than a decade. She has expertise in the areas of contract administration, financial tracking, software systems, budgeting and accounts receivable. She has her bachelors degree from WSU Vancouver.
Karen Soderquist, Project Manager
Karen Soderquist is an experienced project manager located in Brewster, Washington. She and her husband owned an architectural metal building construction company for over 20 years before she became a professional project manager. In her time with CSG, Karen has helped to manage projects at Brewster School District including the modernization of its elementary school, additions to its middle school and the construction of a new high school.
Andrew Twyman, Project Manager
Andy Twyman is a Project Manager for CSG’s Western Region. His background includes more than 20 years of experience as both a designer and project manager in architecture and project management firms. His diverse portfolio includes successful projects in K12 education, healthcare, commercial, multifamily housing, and both public and private sector master planning. Andy is a certified Value Methodology Associate (VMA), and, in addition to his project management and project prebond planning services, is a member of the CSG Value Engineering and Constructability Review teams.