Chapter Board Members

Colin Anderson

Colin Anderson

President

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Colin Anderson is a Senior Project Manager with Integrus Architecture and Vice President of the Inland Northwest DBIA Chapter.  He previously was the Programs and Education chair for 4 years.  Prior to his architectural career, Colin spent 15 years in construction which has proven a valuable resource.  Colin has worked on roughly $260 million worth of Design Build projects over the last six years.  Colin received his undergraduate degrees from Minnesota State Moorhead and Washington State University.  He received his MS in Architecture from WA State University.
Josh Chrisman

Josh Chrisman

Vice President

Erick Fitzpatrick

Erick Fitzpatrick

Treasurer

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Erick Fitzpatrick has spent 13 years providing civil engineering services across the Inland Northwest. His diverse portfolio includes educational facilities, public works, commercial site development, and residential plats. Erick’s work emphasizes stormwater flow control and water quality treatment, and he has earned strong knowledge of the region and its municipalities. He is passionate about sustainable approaches to stormwater management provides his expertise to both design and regulatory projects. He is a mentor to emerging professionals, and takes pride in turning ideas into reality. In his free time, he is a movie buff and avid outdoorsman.
Vacant

Vacant

Secretary

Chapter Committee Members

Vince Campanella

Vince Campanella

Legislative Chair

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Vince Campanella, Lydig Construction – Vince brings over 35 years of experience in construction management, design management, public & private contracting, and preconstruction. Vince’s experience in alternative delivery projects (GC/CM & Design-Build) is extensive, including over $160 million in Design-Build projects in the last 15 years, and his involvement in the preconstruction services associated with those projects has led to their success and Lydig Construction’s position as one of the top contractors in the region for alternative delivery projects.
Damon Gardella

Damon Gardella

Sponsorship Chair

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More than 23 years of experience in the construction industry, including 16 years of experience on alternate delivery contracts including Design Build, GC/CM, Job Order Contracting, and Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity, and 11 years as Program Manager and Senior Project Manager for contracts in the Eastern Washington region, with success in developing long-term relationships with my customers and internal teams while working to continually adapt my approach of project management to the specific needs and preferences of each client. I have successfully managed projects of varying scope, size, and complexity for multiple clients at any given time. 
Brian Sayler

Brian Sayler

Membership Chair

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Brian’s 21 years in commercial construction has focused mostly around alternative delivery projects. Whether design-assist, traditional or progressive design-build or integrated project delivery, Brian enjoys bringing teams together that perform well together and deliver maximum value for the end user.
Leslie Hebert

Leslie Hebert

Marketing Chair

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Leslie Hebert, Coffman Engineers Leslie has more than 10 years of marketing and business development experience in the AEC industry. Her role at Coffman Engineers has included leading and coordinating the Design-Build proposal process. She is a DBIA marketing committee member of the Northwest Region.
Melissa Verwest

Melissa Verwest

Programs Chair

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  • Consulting Structural Engineer in Spokane for 13 years. Currently employed as a the Engineering Manager for Knife River Prestress at the Spokane Plant.
  • Experience is with industrial applications and specialty engineering including large scale shoring, silo analysis and repair, manufacturing specific structures, large crane support structures, and custom underground utility vaults.
  • Currently in 11th year teaching Senior Design at Gonzaga University.  Past seat on the Design Advisory Board Council.  Currently in 4th year serving on the Design Advisory Board (DAB).  In May 2018, received the CEDE Excellence Award. https://www.gonzaga.edu/news-events/stories/2018/4/30/cede-2018-award-melissa-verwest
  • Worked in Christchurch NZ for four months in 2014 to help in the rebuild effort and building assessments.  2015 New Zealand Architecture Interior Awards – Workplace up to 1,000m2 (QB Studios by Innotrade Modular Buildings)
  • 2017 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Award – Small Projects:  Renovation Downtown Spokane for a project involving the use of precast pieces placed to take the road and earth loads failing the original infrastructure.
  • Certified Disaster Service Worker –  State of California Safety Assessment Program Government Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
  • Active member of Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW)
  • 2019 Joined the Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington (SEFW) Board

 

Lighter Side information:

  • Lead singer in the local band Too Many Men
  • Apprentice Instructor with the TaiChi Foundation for the practice of T’ai Chi Chuan
  • Hobbies:  Hockey, downhill mountain biking, softball, hiking, kayaking, and woodworking projects

 

Board Members at Large

Rustin Hall

Rustin Hall

Board Member at Large

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Rustin is the President/CEO of ALSC Architects P.S., a Spokane / Coeur d’Alene architectural firm that has served clients locally, nationally and internationally for over 70 years. Rustin, his five business partners and staff of 45 provide master planning, pre-design/feasibility studies, architectural and interior design services for sports and recreation, higher education, K-12, municipal, government and private clients. Rustin earned his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Washington State University. Throughout his career, he has focused on developing his expertise in integrated project delivery, leadership development and community support through volunteerism. Rustin serves on numerous local and state boards and commissions including the Spokane Chapter of the DBIA, the Washington State CPARB Project Review Committee (past Chair), Greater Spokane Incorporated, Spokane Sports Commission, Boy Scouts of America (incoming Chair) and the WSU Riverpoint Advisory Council.
Becky Blankenship

Becky Blankenship

Board Member at Large