Promotion Party 2023

Celebrating the Rise of 25 Talented Achievers

As 2023 gets underway, we at GFF are filled with excitement and gratitude as we celebrate the promotion of 25 talented employees.

We are grateful for the hard work and dedication that each and every one of our employees brings to the table every day. Our firm’s success is a direct result of the effort and talent of our team, and we are proud to see so many of our colleagues recognized for their contributions.

The 25 individuals being promoted have truly earned this recognition. They have consistently demonstrated their readiness to take on new challenges and responsibilities, and they have proven themselves to be valuable assets to the team. Their talent and dedication have not gone unnoticed by our clients, who have consistently praised the quality of their work.

Beyond their professional achievements, these individuals have also played a vital role in shaping the culture of our firm. They have contributed to a positive and collaborative work environment, and they have pushed us to be more innovative in the way we approach projects.

As we look towards the future, we are confident that these individuals will continue to thrive and make a positive impact on our firm. We are excited to see what the next steps in their careers will bring, and we are proud to call them valued members of the GFF family.

So, let’s raise a glass and celebrate the rise of these talented achievers. Here’s to a bright and successful future for all of us at GFF!

Digital Portrait — A digital art portrait of Alix Rios in a colorful, expressionist style

Alix Rios

Associate Principal

Digital Portrait — A digital art portrait of Danielle LoPresti in a colorful, expressionist style

Danielle LoPresti


Director of Accounting

Digital Portrait — A digital art portrait of Sara Good in a colorful, expressionist style

Sara Good

Studio Director

Digital Portrait — A digital art portrait of Josh Frederick in a colorful, expressionist style

Josh Frederick


Digital Portrait — A digital art portrait of Sam Stribling in a colorful, expressionist style

Sam Stribling


Chris Andersen

Senior Project Leader

Idaliza Camacho

Senior Project Leader

Mia Ovcina

Senior Project Leader

Matt Frame

Project Leader

Farris Groth

Marketing Leader

Zach Sprinkle-Lewis

Project Leader

Becky Baker

Senior Interior Design Coordinator

Jake Chavez

Senior Project Coordinator

Josh Hafel

Senior BIM Coordinator

Drake Johnson

Senior Landscape Architecture Coordinator

Alexis Kaleri

Senior Project Coordinator

Thomas Castro

Senior Project Coordinator

Anna Eliese Ridgley

Senior Landscape Architecture Coordinator

Taylor Wade

Senior Project Coordinator

Addison Buntin

Interior Design Coordinator

Gabrielle Duran

Project Coordinator

Cecilia Garcia

Project Coordinator

Deniz Soydan

Project Coordinator

Ben Wade

Landscape Architecture Coordinator

Brandon Walls

Project Coordinator

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