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PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR OF ECONOMICS AND MARKET ANALYSIS
Daniel M. Conway is a real estate marketing and research authority specializing in residential, commercial/industrial and golf course developments. Mr. Conway has had over 40 years’ experience as an urban land economist. Mr. Conway is a frequent guest speaker for economic associations and trade organizations and is a member and frequent speaker for the Urban Land Institute. He has been a real estate and urban land economic honorarium instructor at the University of Colorado and at the University of Denver. He has published many articles including the CCIM Magazine piece entitled "Market Analysis, the Road to Profit, Prosperity and Peace of Mind". Other professional and community activities of Mr. Conway have included membership on the Board of Directors of a federally chartered national bank and a member of the Mile High Transplant Bank. He also participated on the Archbishop's Inner City Sun School Committee to assess the future needs of elementary education in the inner city of Denver.
For the last 25 years, as President of THK Associates, he has conducted numerous residential, commercial, industrial and golf course economic feasibility and market studies, socioeconomic impact assessments and financial planning studies in all 50 of the United States, as well as a number of foreign countries.
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VICE PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
Kevin Shanks has over 32 years of experience as a Landscape Architect. For the last twenty-three years, Mr. Shanks has been a Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager for THK Associates, Inc., responsible for projects that require a full range of landscape architectural services. He is experienced in land use planning, project master planning, preliminary and detailed site design, graphic presentation, construction documentation, specification writing, irrigation design and construction administration. In addition to Mr. Shanks' project responsibilities, he is Vice President and Principal of THK and manages the Landscape Architectural and Planning Department, overseeing all design and planning projects undertaken by the firm.
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PRINCIPAL, SENIOR ECONOMIST
Mr. Elzi has been with THK Associates, Inc. since 1981 and during that time, he has assisted clients with development and financing decisions concerning all types of land uses including golf course, residential, office, industrial, hotel/motel and related opportunities. Mr. Elzi has completed over 100 fiscal impact, Special District/TIF financing structures and related assignments in his career. Over the last 20 years, he has examined projects in over fifty major metropolitan areas around the nation. Mr. Elzi is especially adept at examining market strategies for various types of properties.
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SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Sarah Moll is a registered Landscape Architect with an avid interest in horticulture and Colorado water law. She received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University in 2003. Sarah’s professional background is a collection of diverse experiences including international and domestic urban design, complex technical drawings and construction, cleaver urban drainage solutions and a smiling face with red shoes at public meetings. She believes that the fusion of people and nature is a delicate art of sustainability that requires specific attention to detail, as well as the application of both natural and social sciences. Outside of the office, Sarah loves experimenting with culinary chemistry, hiking and shredding through Colorado’s famous champagne powder.
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SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Julia Gamec is a registered Landscape Architect and Project Manager for THK Associates, Inc. She received her B.S. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she studied Architecture. Landscape architecture has been a perfect blend of Julia’s passions: the built environment and horticulture. Julia maintains an interest in sustainable practices and received her LEED AP BD+C accreditation in 2010. Key projects in Julia’s career include The Old Game Check Station Trailhead and Twin Tunnels in Idaho Springs, CO; South Platte Greenway Visioning and Master Planning efforts (RINO, RISO and RVIP) in the City and County of Denver, CO and the I-25/Ilex reconstruction in Pueblo, CO. Julia enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog and is an avid gardener.
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SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Jon Altschuld is a registered Landscape Architect and project manager with over 8 years of experience. He is experienced in the design of natural areas, trails and open spaces, ecological restoration, parks, streetscapes and transportation planning, and has an expertise in presentation graphics, 3D visualizations and GIS mapping applications. His visualization work has been featured in the ASLA’s sustainable design practices video series and in various news pieces on new construction projects. Jon received his Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Landscape Design and Contracts and a Master's of Landscape Architecture degree with a focus on Landscape Restoration and Reclamation from Colorado State University.
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SENIOR DESIGN PROFESSIONAL
Dave has been practicing landscape architecture and urban design for over 40 years. He has worked in both the public and private sector, including the National Park Service which allowed him to practice in many parts of the country and Vail Associates which provided him work in the Rocky Mountains. Dave has also designed many site plans for schools, libraries and corporate facilities. He has concentrated on projects that “get built”, so he has a great deal of experience in design, construction documents and field supervision. He now concentrates on design and sketching of design concepts.
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SENIOR MARKET ANALYST
Craig applies economic forecasting to estimate demand for real estate products. Craig has conducted several a housing and demographic analyses to project future demand for various schools in the Phoenix MSA. Recently, Craig completed a housing market study in the Oklahoma City/Norman environs to estimate demand and absorption for 12 sites totaling over 1,950 acres that included recommending lot and home sizes and pricing. Other recent projects include several residential demand studies in North Dakota; a fiscal impact of commercial development in Idaho Springs, CO; cash flow modeling for a proposed golf course clubhouse in Arvada, CO; a market study in Loveland, CO to estimate demand and absorption for office, medical office, retail, hotel, and industrial/flex uses for a 27 acre site; and re-purposing of an office tower in Amarillo, TX for mixed residential use. Craig has advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver.
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Brandon Parsons is a landscape design professional at THK whose passion for innovative design emerged long before he earned his undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University. His life has fluidly navigated from the natural world of his youth into the architectural forms of his career. The understanding of both the natural and built environments has allowed Brandon to transcend the expected and merge the boundary between the sometimes diverging spaces. This ability has borne fruit in the creation of comprehensive sustainable planning projects, regional greenways, regenerative floodplain and river restoration as well as multiple urban parks.
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Jenna’s enthusiasm for nature and the outdoors stems from her agricultural background and understanding that there must be a careful balance between what we cultivate from the earth and what we give back. Her interests in art, health, and fitness spur her desire to create meaningful spaces that promote interactive communities that allow people to connect with the environment. Her professional career has led her to develop a particular interest in designing spaces that improve and restore the health and vitality of people and the environment. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she received her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (2008) followed by her Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver (2011).
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Ellie Garza joined the THK office in February 2015 supporting the team as a landscape designer. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Urban and Regional Planning Sciences from Texas A&M University. During the fall of 2013, she studied abroad in Bonn, Germany focusing on urban revitalization and projects that focused on creating connections to important water sources to the people in the city. During her studies, she researched the reuse of neglected and industrial sectors of the city and has an affinity for the intricacy and importance of our natural water systems. She has helped create many successful projects involving the revitalization of derelict city sectors and ecologically sustainable alternative landscape strategies.
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Rita Shanks has been the controller at THK for over 17 years. Rita's responsibilities include accounting and Human Resources, as well as management of THK.
Before being employed at THK, Rita was the Controller and Operations Director for an Englewood based equipment leasing company for over 15 years.