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CSG Team

CSG Team | Photo by Mike Melling 2023

Meet the Team

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 Pacific Northwest, 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.

Dax Logsdon

Executive Director of CSG

Dax’s skills, work ethics, and determination are just a few reasons for sustaining success.  His true advocacy for our children and districts set the bar high, and our CSG team loves to rise above these expectations for our community.

Dax Logsdon, CCM

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Dax remains a widely recognized and respected State of Washington OSPI SCAP (School Construction Assistance Program) Grant subject-matter expert.  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.

Associate Directors

The Hive

Construction Operations | Projects

Jennifer Halleck

Jennifer Halleck, Assoc. DBIA

Associate Director

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Jennifer Halleck has 17 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.

Construction Operations | Projects

Dolly Ramminger

Dolly Ramminger, CCM, ODE Certified Assessor, OSPI BCA, VMA

Associate Director

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Dolly Ramminger has over 30 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.

Capital Planning,

Grants | Levy | Bond

Heidi Hansen

Heidi Hansen

Associate Director

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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.

Operations |

Coordination

Janet Cordes

Janet Cordes

Administrative Support

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Janet Cordes has worked in administrative and management support for over 20 years in a wide variety of industries. She has expertise in office contract administration, accounts payable|receivable and office administrative support and management.

Project and Construction Management PM | CM

Ken Kuiken

Ken Kuiken, ODE Certified Assessor, OSPI BCA

Associate Director

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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.

Project and Construction Management PM | CM

Mike Melling

Mike Melling, OSPI BCA

Associate Director 

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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

Project and Construction Management PM | CM

Andrew Twyman

Andrew Twyman, ODE Certified Assessor, OSPI BCA, VMA

Associate Director of Design, Value Engineering

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Andy Twyman is an Associate Director of Design and Construction Management/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 manager of the CSG Value Engineering team.

Project and Construction Management PM | CM

Value Engineering Studies VE | Constructability Reviews CR

Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon

Senior Project Manager

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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.

Tex Ladish

Tex Ladish, OSPI BCA

Senior Project Manager

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Tex Ladish has over 40 years of construction management, project management and facilities construction experience. Over the past 18 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.

Dan Purefoy

Dan Purefoy

Senior Project Manager

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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.

Lawrence Barney

Lawrence Barney, OSPI BCA

Project Manager

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Lawrence Barney has worked in construction management for a decade, the past eight 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.

Thomas Eller

Thomas Eller

Project Manager

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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 28 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.

Troy Lomax

Troy Lomax, OSPI BCA

Project Manager

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Troy Lomax is a project manager with CSG. Troy has over 25 year of experience in the construction industry working as a foreman, superintendent and project manager. Troy has a diverse portfolio of projects including single family housing, multi-family housing, small and medium size commercial and industrial projects for a wide range of clients. Clients include the Department of Defense, State and Federal Court Systems, Army Core of Engineers and a number of school districts in three different states. Troy’s lasts position before CSG was working as the Facility Manger for the Longview School District.

Karen Soderquist

Drew Pearson

Project Manager

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Drew contributes valuable perspectives gained through his engagement with the Kelso School District, where he applied a General Contractor’s viewpoint. His proactive stance involved successfully addressing potential future challenges. Recognized for his community-oriented, organized, and dedicated nature, Drew is dedicated to improving processes, optimizing job site expenses, and fostering strong communication and issue-resolution skills in collaboration with a variety of construction trades.

Karen Soderquist

Karen Soderquist, OSPI BCA

Project Manager

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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, along with a New modular unit and procurement of multi Grants for this District. She has also helped manage the Bridgeport School District modernization of the ES and MS, procuring grants along the way to help with mold mitigation and roofing issues. Her most recent enjoyment with the Brewster School District is a Transportation CO-OP and at Bridgeport school district an Animal Barn for FFA and CTE classes along with a HS modernization project!

Building Commissioning Cx

Furniture Fixtures | Equipment FFE

Steven Nunez

Steven Nunez, CxA+BE, ODE Certified Assessor

Senior Project Manager

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Steven Nunez has more than 30 years of experience in the area of building commissioning. He is experienced in project management estimating, training and quality assurance to deliver the highest quality mechanical system. Steven is AABC certified and a Qualified Commissioning Provider (QCxP).

Vladimir Tyutyunnik

Vlad Tyutyunnik, BECxP, QCxP

Project Manager

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Vlad Tyutyunnik has 15 years of experience in construction quality and building commissioning, particularly building controls systems. The many projects he has worked on include Pasco High School, Liberty High School and Kamiak Elementary School.

Peryll Gray-Ayersman

Peryll Gray-Ayersman, NCIDQ

Project Manager, Regional Business Development

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Peryll Gray-Ayersman leads CSG’s furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) team and she brings 25 years of industry licensed interior design experience. She has her bachelors of fine arts degree from the University of Idaho and some of her most notable projects prior to CSG include interior design of the Clark County Public Service Center, and work with North Clackamas School District and Gresham-Barlow 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.

We began this process with multiple building and infrastructure needs across our district. Many of these projects were taking place at the same time with each one facing unique challenges.

Coordination and clear communication was essential among CSG, our various contractors, architects, and district staff including our board.

Kari Harris

Assistant Superintendent, Business Services, Fife Public Schools