Griffis/Blessing, Inc. hired three members for its commercial property services group. Jeremiah Nease and Jennifer Weis join as a portfolio manager and management assistant, respectively. Dan Vancil joins Griffis/Blessing Commercial after spending two years as a service technician and seven years as a service manager with Griffis/Blessing’s Multifamily Property Services Group.

RTA Architects has four new staff members: Jennifer Toll has 19 years experience in architecture. She serves as a 2011/2012 Director for AIA Colorado South Board of Directors and joins RTA’s health care design team. Garik Rowe, a 2011 Texas Tech master of architecture graduate, and Jonathan Bock, a 2011 University of Colorado, Denver master of architecture graduate, joined RTA as architectural interns. Megan Norris, a 2013 University of Kansas professional master’s of architecture candidate, is working at RTA through December 2012 as part of her degree program.

U.S. Bank Home Mortgage in Colorado Springs has named Gary Kulbitski a mortgage loan originator. He works at the 2308 E. Pikes Peak Ave. branch. Kulbitski is responsible for originating residential mortgage loans and business development. He specializes in conventional, VA, FHA, construction and lot loans. Kulbitski has worked in the financial services industry for 12 years and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

Lisa Yens has joined Adams Bank & Trust as the retail branch manager overseeing the Adams Bank & Trust locations in the Colorado Springs area. Yens has been a Colorado Springs community banker for nearly seven years specializing in small business relationships, marketing and business development. She was previously the vice president at Pikes Peak National Bank.

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has four new Metropolitan Board of Directors as part of the class of 2015. Joining the 30-member team are: Kent Fortune, vice president/general manager of USAA; C.J. Moore, public affairs director for Kaiser Permanente; Matt Carpenter, senior vice president of the El Pomar Foundation; and Deborah Adams, retired attorney.

Scott Barnhart will lead the transportation engineering group in NV5’s Colorado Springs office. NV5 is an engineering firm providing technical consulting and certification services. In addition to his new role, he will continue to assist the city of Colorado Springs Capital Improvement Program and Construction Management Group. He has been instrumental in helping the group complete transportation improvement and maintenance projects for the city and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority. He specializes in roadway, intersection and interchange safety, as well as operations, design and municipal traffic engineering.

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Amber Baillie
A Colorado native, Amber Baillie graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. For over three years, she wrote for the Air Force Academy's official base newspaper and has written articles for Your Boulder and the Cheyenne and Woodmen Editions. For the Business Journal, she covers cyber, aerospace and defense, and nonprofit news.