Team

Principals

Elizabeth "Liz" Hallas
Elizabeth "Liz" Hallas

Elizabeth “Liz” Hallas

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Wells Squier
Wells Squier

Wells M. Squier II

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Our Team

​Kristen Craig
​Kristen Craig

Kristen Craig Associate

AIA

Project Manager

Andy Duckett-Emke
Andy Duckett-Emke

​Andy Duckett-Emke Associate

AIA

Project Architect

Brandon Gossard
Brandon Gossard

​Brandon Gossard Associate

AIA

Project Architect

Chelsea Rooney
Chelsea Rooney

Chelsea Rooney Associate

AIA

Project Architect

Anna Gelotte
Anna Gelotte

Anna Gelotte

Studio Coordinator

Anne Cutrell
Anne Cutrell

Anne Cutrell

AIA, LEED AP

Senior Project Manager

Brooke Schubert
Brooke Schubert

Brooke Schubert

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager

David Miller
David Miller

Dave Miller

BIM Manager

Elizabeth Vergillo
Elizabeth Vergillo

Elizabeth Vergillo

AIA

Project Architect and Preservation Specialist

Jason Messing
Jason Messing

Jason Messing

AIA

Project Architect

Jenny Ito
Jenny Ito

Jenny Ito

Marketing Manager

Laine McLaughlin
Laine McLaughlin

Laine McLaughlin

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager

Logan Bond
Logan Bond

Logan Bond

Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Job Captain

Rachel Koleski
Rachel Koleski

Rachel Koleski

AIA

Project Architect

Rebecca Silva
Rebecca Silva

Rebecca Silva

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager

Ronda Henkel
Ronda Henkel

Ronda Henkel

Senior Accounting Manager

Susie Hacker
Susie Hacker

Susie Hacker

Associate AIA, LEED GA

Designer

Elizabeth "Liz" Hallas

Elizabeth “Liz” Hallas

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal

Liz Hallas is our Principal who manages the big picture. She is adept at puzzle solving as she eyes each piece, from leading design teams to building client relationships. She’s responsible for quality control, assuring the firm runs smoothly and that each project shines. Projects that enhance communities and bringing people together are her greatest passion. One of her favorites was the Breckenridge Community Center, a vacant school that was transformed into a vibrant library, gathering place, and movie theatre. A past chair of Colorado Preservation Inc, she also served on the jury for AIA National’s Honor Awards. She is devoted to her children and spends much of her free time at her son’s basketball games and daughter’s swim meets. She also enjoys yoga and tries to keep up with her two book clubs.

Wells Squier

Wells M. Squier II

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Principal

Wells Squier is a Principal specializing in turning a client’s idea, memory, or list of notes into an actionable building vision. In the role of strategic oversight, he ensures the integrity of projects from start to finish. He facilitates good listening, making sure the voices on his team and the client are heard and considered. A lover of the outdoors, one of his favorite projects was the facilities he helped create at the rim of the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel trailhead. When he’s out of the office, he’s most likely mountain biking on the Colorado Trail or teaching his daughter to ski.

​Kristen Craig

Kristen Craig

AIA

Associate, Project Manager

Kristen is an Associate and Project Manager who specializes in preservation at Anderson Hallas. She is passionate about helping clients identify, honor, and celebrate a building’s unique character and was recently elected to the board of directors of the Association for Preservation Technology International. Kristen has a Master of Architecture and Certificate in Historic Preservation from Tulane University. She enjoys running, hiking, and playing intramural volleyball.

Andy Duckett-Emke

​Andy Duckett-Emke

AIA

Associate, Project Architect

Andy Duckett-Emke is a Project Architect who is passionate about reimagining existing buildings. His Master of Architecture from Washington University and year abroad at the Helsinki University of Technology were pivotal to his design aesthetic that strikes a sensitive balance between contemporary and historic. Applying this to projects like the Breckenridge Arts District, where he reinvented a collection of historic barns, sheds, and ranch buildings into a lively arts complex, is his favorite design pursuit. He’s always on the hunt for the newest sci-fi movie, is loyal to CrossFit, and loves hosting dinner parties with friends.

Brandon Gossard

​Brandon Gossard

AIA

Associate, Project Architect

Brandon Gossard is an architect inspired by manifesting a community’s vision. He sees community architecture as a kind of barn raising, with the client, creative team, and community coming together to create a compelling and complete space. With an undergraduate degree in geography and fourteen years of urban planning experience, he came to the firm with an understanding of what it takes to make communities and the ability to map and model buildings with precision. His favorite part of the work is exploration as he travels to all corners of the country for site visits, from Great Basin to Tall Grass Prairie. He’s been a volunteer at the Poudre Environmental Learning Center for twelve years, participating in a wide range of projects from the new inSTEM Learning Center to putting up sand bag walls to prevent flooding of the original center. His passion for public policy has led him to work with AIA Colorado on the Government Affairs Committee as Secretary, and on the steering committee for the Resiliency Knowledge Community. He loves canoeing, rafting, skiing, and backpacking to explore the West.

Chelsea Rooney

Chelsea Rooney

AIA

Associate, Project Architect

Chelsea, Associate and Architect, is intrigued by the connection between historic architecture to modern times, making historic structures relevant and useful centuries after they were created. As an undergraduate she studied abroad in Genoa, Italy, which further sparked her interest in historic architecture and preservation. Chelsea’s passion began as a child with a dream of becoming an Architect, measuring her bedroom and drawing floor plans for rearranging her furniture. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and two architecturally named fur-babies, Beaux and Eero.

Anna Gelotte

Anna Gelotte

Studio Coordinator

Anna is our Studio Coordinator at Anderson Hallas. Passionate about design, she is excited to explore the field of architecture while working with the team. She is inspired by nature and spends her free time hiking, skiing, and traveling. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications from Elon University.

Anne Cutrell

Anne Cutrell

AIA, LEED AP

Senior Project Manager

Anne Cutrell is a Project Manager who makes sure the plan moves forward. She keeps projects on schedule and budget, often visiting sites to check in on design implementation. In her 18 years of experience, she’s worked on projects from cultural heritage centers, schools, and skyscrapers. In her free time, she volunteers for Women in Design, a nonprofit, supporting women in design professions. She enjoys board games, reading, and the fine art of crafting homemade marshmallows.

Brooke Schubert

Brooke Schubert

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager

Brooke is a Project Manager who has a strong background of design for public projects and inspired by the opportunity to create or improve spaces where people interact, learn, play, and gather. She has a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana University. In her free time, Brooke volunteers in the PTA and her child’s school building committee and participates in the ACE (Architecture Construction Engineering) mentor program and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

David Miller

Dave Miller

BIM Manager

David Miller is a BIM Manager who considers every surface of a structure. Utilizing a laser tape measure and laptop, he’s able to model complex existing buildings in a matter of days. Back in the office, he polishes the model for use in rehabilitation designs and shares his expert detailing and understanding of materials to the benefit of others. One of his proudest accomplishments is the 3D model of the Colorado State Capitol building – an invaluable tool in its ongoing management. A veteran in the industry since 1991, he started out in structural engineering where he learned to problem-solve. He’s an outdoorsman who loves four-wheeling, fishing, and hunting elk.

Elizabeth Vergillo

Elizabeth Vergillo

AIA

Project Architect and Preservation Specialist

Liz is an Architect and Preservation Specialist who takes pride in caring for existing buildings. She studied studio art and art history before completing her Master of Architecture and Master of Interior Architecture degrees at the University of Oregon. Liz loves getting into the details and discovering layers of a building’s past. In her free time, she can be found throwing pottery, ice skating, or hiking with friends.

Jason Messing

Jason Messing

AIA

Project Architect

Jason brings a strong background in both design and construction to his role as Project Architect. Inspired to become an architect after a trip to Mesa Verde as a child, he graduated with his Bachelor of Environmental Design from CU and has more than 14 years of professional experience. With a passion for creativity and technology, Jason spends his free time as a wood crafter. A Colorado native, he also enjoys exploring history through the state’s many ghost towns.

Jenny Ito

Jenny Ito

Marketing Manager

Jenny is our Marketing Manager, committed to sharing the stories and expanding the reach of Anderson Hallas. A Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Master of Arts in Teaching from Colorado College set her on a career driven by an appreciation of the arts, architecture, and preservation. While some people eat to live, she and her husband live to eat – exploring the world through cooking and travel.

Laine McLaughlin

Laine McLaughlin

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager

Laine McLaughlin is a Project Manager who assesses the condition of historic buildings and designs solutions to make them useful today. She has her Master of Architecture from CU Denver, with a post Master in Preservation from the University of Leuven in Belgium. Her recent project, the reconstruction of Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, required a seven-mile/3,500’ climb into the park’s back country to access the site. Only the chalet’s 2-story stone walls remained after a 2017 wildfire, but through heroic design and construction efforts, is now completed. In her free time, she can be found playing golf, cheering on the Broncos, and growing roses.

Logan Bond

Logan Bond

Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Job Captain

Logan Bond is a Job Captain, who makes digital modeling look clean and sharp. Hailing from Charleston, SC, he’s responsible for checking every inch of the drawings, honing details and contributing to initial concepts. He discerns the finishes throughout the design process, choosing wood and color accents to enhance the design. Projects like the Avon Barn Rehabilitation, a dynamic community event space, channels his zeal for historic preservation. In his free time, he can be found skiing, travelling, and attending the symphony.

Rachel Koleski

Rachel Koleski

AIA

Project Architect

Rachel is a Project Architect who imagines the texture of place. A CU graduate with a Master of Architecture, she values context and a building’s connection to people and nature. Designing the Outward Bound staff lodge combined her interests in sustainability and the outdoors. An avid fisherman and lover of river trips, her latest catch was a 28-inch, 10-pound lake trout with her dad on the Blue Mesa Reservoir.

Rebecca Silva

Rebecca Silva

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager

Rebecca is a Project Manager who lives by the credo “never design in a bubble.” Her experience – including dual master’s degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture – has taught her to consider a building’s context in addition to its structure. She embraces a holistic approach to design that limits construction waste, energy use, and environmental impact. Outside work, she can be found hiking with her dogs and relaxing by the koi pond in her backyard.

Ronda Henkel

Ronda Henkel

Senior Accounting Manager

Ronda is Senior Accounting Manager with Anderson Hallas. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simpson College and more than 20 years of experiences in accounting and human resources. She has a background in the AEC industry is enthusiastic about working in a woman-owned small business. In her free time, Ronda enjoys exercise, the outdoors, and attending her kids’ sporting events.

Susie Hacker

Susie Hacker

Associate AIA, LEED GA

Designer

Susie is a Designer and one of our go-to computer modelers, recently creating a full Revit model for the Mount Rushmore Visitor Center rehabilitation. After graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design, she went on to earn two graduate degrees – Master of Architecture and Master of Historic Preservation – from the University of Colorado. A lifelong explorer of the outdoors, she also likes to read mystery novels, bake frosted sugar cookies, and attend her son’s baseball games.