Directors

Tim Williams

Tim Williams CPA

Senior Director / Chief Financial Officer
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Tim is integral to the firm’s financial well-being and strategic initiatives, bringing a wealth of expert financial and business knowledge with over 15 years as a CFO and more than 33 years of accounting, finance, budgeting, banking, taxes and financial systems experience. A Certified Public Accountant for more than 30 years, Tim joined DAHLIN in 2007 as the CFO.

Gabriela Eaton

Gabriela Eaton SPHR, SHRM-SCP (she/her)

Senior Director - Human Resources
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Gabriela thrives on creating workplaces that attract and enable creative, talented people to bring their best. She firmly believes that our Passion for Place® starts with our own working environment—a positive community where people thrive. Known for her ability to deploy best business practices with a people-centric view, she intuitively facilitates a design thinking approach to opportunities and challenges alike. Her expertise in management, combined with her diverse background in people development, enables individuals and teams to create the best of architecture that promotes human fulfillment and well-being in our communities.

Vanessa Pelletier

Vanessa Pelletier CPSM

Senior Director - Branding
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“The secret to creating a memorable brand experience starts with the lost art of listening and asking questions.” Drawing upon her 20+ years in marketing and her training as a professional coach, Vanessa leads firm-wide strategy of integrated brand communications across all channels of marketing, business development and cultural activities. Through her collaborative partnership with practice group leaders, she drives brand awareness, visibility, client acquisition and retention.

Chris Fernandez

Chris Fernandez

Director - Planning

Chris works hand in hand with a talented team of planners, designers, and project managers in developing successful communities from initial design to successful entitlements for residential developments throughout the western U.S. His strengths are his leadership, strategic insight and creative thinking and his portfolio includes master planned communities, site-specific neighborhood design, urban infill and mixed-use multifamily developments.

Padru Kang

Padru Kang

Director - Design
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Over nearly two decades, Padru has earned a reputation for dynamic and innovative design. Padru leads integration of the ever-evolving, fast-paced world of technology into the DAHLIN design process ensuring design integrity in service of the client. With a zeal for motivating and encouraging greatness, he is one of the firm’s integral mentors, bringing up the next generation of leaders taking design to the next level. His leadership elevates the client experience, pushing teams to provide clients with higher levels of quality, efficiency, and communication throughout the lifecycle of a project.

Ryan White

Ryan White

Director - Design
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An innovator in design thinking, Ryan challenges teams across the firm to think differently. Harnessing the potential of a given project’s vision, he is known for seeding brainstorming sessions with fresh perspective and thought-provoking questions that inspire our teams to push the envelope of design and solve problems for our clients. He has led the innovative architectural design of many building types that have moved design forward while passing the test of market demands. Dedicated to the homebuilding industry, Ryan is a member of the BIA Orange County Board of Directors.

Lauren Jessup-Mosu

Lauren Jessup-Mosu

Managing Director - Bellevue Office

Leading the Bellevue, Washington office, Lauren is passionate about staff mentorship and fostering a collaborative environment for creativity. She embodies a deep care for the life experiences of the people who live and work within built environments, whether that be a DAHLIN office or a client project. Her enthusiasm and experience in single-family and multifamily communities allows her to efficiently manage projects during all phases from design through construction administration, contributing to sustainable development and supporting the region’s economic growth and vitality.

Jaclyn Anderson

Jaclyn Anderson LEED® AP

Managing Director - Administration
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Jaclyn leads business operations across the firm, including the administrative and operations teams and the ESOP communications committee. Specializing in contract documents and risk management, she shapes the strategies for and oversees the implementation of best practices for project management as well as legal, contracting, and risk management. She is passionate about driving process efficiencies and exceeding industry benchmarks that support excellent client and employee relationship experiences.

Chris Apostolopoulos

Chris Apostolopoulos CGBP

Director - Affordable Housing
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Committed to the firm’s mission of bringing quality housing to society’s vulnerable, Chris is an expert in the complexities of affordable housing development and the many funding source requirements. He leads the affordable housing sector, providing overall strategic direction and advising teams across the firm in helping clients achieve beautifully designed communities that maximize the value of public funding to provide as much housing as possible. He participates in various affordable housing organizations, including Non-Profit Housing, East Bay Housing Organization, and Housing California.

Don Ricci

Don Ricci

Director - Neighborhood Residential
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As Director of the Neighborhood Residential sector, Don oversees design, entitlement and construction documents for multiple teams across the firm, at all scales of residential development. He has excellent communication skills with developer and builder clients, closely interacting with their management teams on all levels. As a member of the North State BIA Associates Council, Don is active in shaping the direction and supporting the goals of the homebuilding industry. Don embodies a passion for placemaking and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for the homebuilding industry with staff and clients alike.

Jennifer Bien

Jennifer Bien

Director - Interior Design

An experienced interior design leader, Jennifer is passionate about all aspects of design, from generating creative new ideas to fresh interpretations of classic styles. She regularly provides inspiration and guidance to teams across the firm. Known for welcoming challenges with open arms, she collaborates with clients through every phase of the design process to understand their vision and translate that vision into design solutions that inspire and attract buyers. In addition to her eye for design, she has strong project management skills, and ensures the integrity of our clients’ visions from start to finish.

Desiree Pool

Desiree Pool

Managing Director - Information Technology and Facilities
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Desiree's energetic, hands-on approach to problem-solving supports teams across all offices, maintaining the quality of our facilities and equipping us with the latest technology in information services. With more than 30 years in Information Technology, she is passionate about mentoring the next generation of IT leaders. Her collaborative leadership of people and firm-wide strategic initiatives in technology and facility operations is an integral component of DAHLIN’s resilience and growth amidst the realities of an evolving landscape.