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SGM announces the addition of five new employees.

Phillip Kurth, PE, PTOE, brings a new service capability to SGM – traffic operations. Kurth is one of few engineers to have the dual registration of Professional Engineer and Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. He came to SGM from Florida Department of Transportation. His experience includes utilizing the industry’s latest techniques and traffic model simulations allowing SGM to provide more in-depth analysis of traffic and roadway options. Contact him in the Glenwood office at or 970-384-9031.

Andrew Rapiejko, PE, recently joined the SGM Glenwood Springs/Aspen Offices bringing 12 years of experience to provide engineering design and project management support to land development and municipal engineering projects. He brings strong technical and management skills to meet project objectives and deadlines. His diverse planning and engineering experience includes close interaction with owners, stakeholders and municipal agencies to complete projects within budget and on schedule. Rapiejko has a solid history of working with project teams of engineers, subconsultants, contractors and construction managers to provide successful delivery of multiple complex and concurrent engineering projects. Contact him in the Glenwood office at or 970-384-9052.

Janet Cardenas, EI, comes to SGM with excellent drinking water quality and treatment knowledge for a new graduate. She recently received her Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. During her short time at SGM, Cardenas has demonstrated an ability to quickly learn new technical skills. She also brings a high level of enthusiasm and positive energy to SGM’s Water Sector. Contact her in the Glenwood office at or 970-384-9064.

Bill Godette is a good compliment to the SGM AutoCAD team. He has 21 years of experience in the civil engineering industry. He brings a passion for producing drawings and technical specifications that save time and money ensuring delivery of a quality project for clients. His expert level of knowledge in AutoCAD Civil 3D and Map GIS as well as his attention to detail increases our client service capabilities. To contact him directly in the Glenwood office call 970-384-9062 or

Rachel Friedman, PE, CFM, is a Civil and Water Resources Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager specializing in water conservation, river restoration, surface water and drainage, and floodplain management. Her project experience also includes floodplain modeling; parks and trails design; river whitewater features project management; design of water delivery and wastewater collection systems, ISDS, subdivision and municipal roads and utilities; and federal (FEMA, Army Corp of Engineers, EPA) and state permitting. In addition, Friedman brings five years of public sector (municipal) engineering experience to SGM, with comprehensive understanding of financial, management, regulatory, and political roles relating to engineering projects. She is located in the Salida office; contact her at 719-207-4340 or

Suzanne Mardesen has joined Regis Salon, at Glenwood Meadows Shopping Center, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience. Suzanne will be offering full hair services as well as facial waxing. She is available for appointments from noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Call 970-945-7711 to schedule your appointment with Suzanne. Mention this notice and receive $5 off your first visit.

Lisa Bugner has been named regional manager for Community Banks of Colorado’s Mountain Region. She will manage and oversee consumer operations of 10 banking centers including locations in Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Basalt.

Before joining Community Banks of Colorado in November 2012, Bugner was the area retail leader for Vectra Bank Colorado and has more than 19 years of banking experience in Colorado.

Outside of Community Banks of Colorado, Bugner is active in the Aspen area. Currently, she serves as a volunteer for Susan G. Komen events. Previously, she was the treasurer for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Aspen Chapter, and was selected as the 2011 Trashmasters Female Volunteer of the Year, an award that recognizes an outstanding female volunteer for the annual Trashmasters Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament benefits the Trashmasters scholarship fund that awards scholarships to young men and women graduating from high school from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.

Nelson Harvey, a journalist who has also worked on farms in Carbondale, Paonia and Pennsylvania, has been named editor of Edible Aspen magazine. Before taking the editor position, Harvey had written feature articles for Edible Aspen.

As a Basalt native, he has deep roots in the valley and has been directly involved with the local food scene. During 2012, he worked for RoarinGardens, a one acre market garden and CSA in Carbondale, and before that helped to manage the garden and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program at Fresh and Wyld in Paonia, gaining an introduction to many of the food producers serving the Roaring Fork Valley. In 2010 he worked at an heirloom tomato farm in Pennsylvania, which sold in New York City’s Union Square Greenmarket.

Harvey is a freelance print and radio journalist, whose work is featured regularly in local media like the Aspen Times Weekly, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and KDNK Public Radio in Carbondale. His articles have also been published in the Denver Post, The American Prospect magazine, National Geographic online, and many other publications.

Edible Aspen is a quarterly magazine that celebrates the abundance of local food in the Roaring Fork Valley and neighboring communities. For information, contact publisher Lisa Houston at, or you can reach Nelson Harvey at

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Business Women’s Network will begin 2013 with a new name and meeting location. The group is now called WIN, an acronym for Women Interacting and Networking. WIN is a Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association networking group specifically designed for women to connect and do business with one another. Meetings are free and open to all women in businesses that are members of the GSCRA.

Meetings are held the last Wednesday of every month from 7:15-9:15 a.m. at The Loft meeting space on the third floor of the Hotel Denver, located at 402 Seventh St. in downtown Glenwood Springs. The meeting features fun and interesting presentations, complimentary coffee and a light breakfast. Free parking is available for all attendees at the Brewpub parking lot next to the hotel on Blake Avenue.

The presentation for Wednesday, Jan. 30, will feature Lewis Marketing “It’s 2013- Let’s Get Social!” For more information, go to or call Joni at 945-1514.

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