Promotions and New Team Members

Swenson Say Fagét Structural Engineers announced two promotions in Seattle and Tacoma and six new hires in the Seattle office in December.

Holly Ashford and Taylor Vincent were promoted to project engineers. A University of Texas/Austin graduate where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering degree in 2016, Ashford moved to Seattle and began working at SSF in 2019. Current projects include several single-family home projects and a tenant improvement in Redmond for Flatstick Pub.

Vincent graduated from Washington State University in 2018 with a Masters in Structural Engineering and started working in the SSF Tacoma office in 2019. Currently, he is working on home additions/renovations in Tacoma, Bellevue, Seattle, and Olalla, and one restaurant remodel in Tacoma.

Upon graduation from Purdue University in May with her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering/Structural Concentration, Alyssa Dang joined SSF. Along with various single-family home projects, she’s also working on a new memory care facility in Allyn, Washington.

Raised in Sammamish, Elliot Holzhauer completed his Master of Science in Structural Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland earlier this year. He returned to the Seattle area to start his career and has been working on a variety of single-family residences.

Ethan Chamberlain graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. He worked in Vermont and Connecticut for five years, then moved to Seattle in 2022 and joined SSF. His focus is currently on seismic retrofit projects and single-family residential construction.

Sebastian Quintana completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Washington. After three years with another firm, he joined SSF and is working on the Fryar Avenue Mixed-use project in Sumner, a commercial elevator addition in San Rafael, and some steel framing design for an office building in the U District.

SSF also welcomed new CAD staff Kellen Bresko and Brennen Herron. Bresko recently completed CAD training at Seattle Central College and joined SSF in June. Herron received his AA in Drafting Design Technology from Green River College, worked with another local structural firm for five years, and joined SSF in July.

Interested in joining the SSF Team? Check out our job postings!


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