Congratulations to Parkhill's New Senior Associates

Category: Company News

Written By: Jay Edwards, Firm President

Date: November 15, 2022

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Each year, the Board of Directors welcomes nominations company-wide for Senior Associates and Associates, recognizing individuals across our firm who further our mission of Building Community and demonstrating excellence personally and professionally. This year, Parkhill welcomes the largest class of incoming Senior Associates in our firm’s history.

Congratulations to Toby Baker, PE, Jon Braudt, PE, Mark Aaron Carpenter, Shane Danley, AIA, Nicco Genzer, AIA, NCARB, Paul Hare, AIA, Kelly Hill, IIDA, Kyle LaFerney, Sheri Mullins, Ben Sanchez, PE, Scott Slagle, AIA, NCARB, and Brandon Young, AIA, LEED AP. 

Toby Baker, PE, is an Aviation Team Leader in Oklahoma City. He sees eye-to-eye with aviation clients, even at 36,000 feet, through his passion for piloting. Toby has elevated design services for over 175 projects at 41 Oklahoma airports in his 15 years of experience and continues to share that expertise. The Oklahoma Airport Operators Association recently recognized Toby with their 2022 Corporate Champ Award, celebrating his above-and-beyond service and positive attitude in the face of unprecedented challenges.

Jon Braudt, PE, is a Transportation Project Manager in Amarillo. Earlier in his career, Jon was involved in developing the largest natural gas combustion turbines that Siemens has ever built in the U.S. The expertise he has gained over 16 years of industrial site development allows Parkhill to provide unique solutions to a wide variety of design needs our clients may have. Jon is also an active member of his community, serving as director for his local chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and coaching local MATHCOUNTS teams.

Mark Aaron Carpenter is a Construction Phase Services/Construction Management Team Leader. As a field service manager for the Resident Project Representative (RPR) staff in Lubbock, Amarillo, and Midland, Mark Aaron provides a cohesive construction phase experience for our clients on projects ranging from water resources and wastewater to aviation. He also leverages his 21 years of experience to author and coach our corporate safety policies.

Shane Danley, AIA, is our Director of Design Technology. In 2019 Shane transitioned from a 10-year tenure in architectural services to his current role when Parkhill identified a need for design technology leadership and strategy. He leads his team out of the Midland office and works to improve the way Parkhill projects are designed, operated, and delivered by integrating emerging technology. Shane also encourages support for innovation across the firm.

Nicco Genzer, AIA, NCARB, is an architect in our K-12 Education Practice who works remotely from the Houston area, where he and his family are from. Nicco has expertise in coordinating phased construction and large complex projects requiring multiple phases. The foresight he’s honed over 15 years makes him a trusted advisor for our K-12 clients and has allowed him to cultivate new client relationships in the Houston-area school districts. Nicco is one of only four certified CalOES SAP Trainers in Texas, which allows him to train engineers and architects to perform safety assessments of structures after natural disasters.

Paul Hare, AIA, is a K-12 Education architect in Amarillo. He has a diverse portfolio, serving on projects for our K-12 Education, Higher Education, Healthcare, and Community Practices. In 26 years of experience, Paul has contributed to many award-winning designs for K-12 clients, including Borger ISD projects most recently. Parkhill awarded Paul the Project Management Award in 2021, recognizing his leadership and service to our clients.

Kelly Hill, IIDA, is a Studio Leader in Frisco for the Community Practice. Nine years have honed Kelly’s expertise for municipal and commercial work on a broad range of projects in the public and private sectors. She has a gift for building lasting relationships with clients and coordinating complex, demanding projects that raise our standard for excellence in design. This year’s first Parkhill Architecture Design Awards recognized Kelly’s design leadership for the Southern Methodist University Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

Kyle LaFerney is our Vice President of Marketing and works in the Frisco office. This year Kyle transitioned from his role as Director of Business Strategy and Client Relations to his current role, building marketing strategies that support the tremendous growth across our firm. Prior to joining Parkhill, Kyle spent 15 years first practicing landscape architecture, then serving as the Park Planning and Capital Projects Superintendent with the City of Frisco. His well-rounded expertise within the practice and municipal government uniquely equips Kyle to grow our brand experience within the firm and with our clients.

Sheri Mullins is our Director of Operations Support and works in the Midland office. With 37 years of experience total, with over 20 with Parkhill, Sheri is an expert at project documentation and organizing workflows to increase efficiency. She pioneered the Project Assistant (PASS) program to better serve every practice and location with consistent, effective project delivery processes. Her teams develop project documentation and are adept at organizing all written communication associated with our wide variety of projects.

Ben Sanchez, PE, is a Team Leader for Site Development & Planning in Frisco. In over 25 years as a civil engineer, Ben has made building strong relationships the cornerstone of his service to multidisciplinary teams, municipalities, and TxDOT. He’s a skilled communicator and a proud United States Army Reserves Veteran. For a variety of projects, including entitlements, transportation, commercial, civil site design, and residential subdivision design, Ben leads projects from concept through construction.

Scott Slagle, AIA, NCARB, is our Director of Project Delivery and works in the Amarillo office. In 2021 Parkhill formed the Project Delivery team. With 18 years of experience total, including more than 15 years related to project delivery, design, and construction and six years of owning his own practice, Scott transitioned from Higher Education architecture to lead this need for design and process excellence. Since taking this new role, Scott has developed training for the firm's Project Delivery Manual, guided project delivery resources internally, and supported Project Delivery firmwide

Brandon Young, AIA, LEED AP, is a Studio Leader in Abilene for Higher Education. He’s a passionate architect and teacher, focusing on institutional, commercial, mixed-use, and residential designs in his 20 years of experience. For 14 years, Brandon taught architecture and design at Abilene Christian University and served on the Texas Society of Architects’ Young Public Awareness committee. This year’s first Parkhill Architecture Design Awards recognized Brandon’s design leadership for the TSTC Abilene Industrial Technology Center.