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Katie Crowley

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Katie Crowley

Association: AIA & LEED GA Architect

When asked about her guilty pleasure, Katie named coffee and referenced her proximity to Filling Station.  When asked what happens when she doesn’t get her guilty pleasure, well…  it doesn’t sound pretty!  Katie’s strengths lie in her ability to pull the creative and technical aspects of design together, showcased in a graphically-attractive package.  We imagine her Filling Station dependency will become more imperative as we seek to maximize her many talents!

Loves: Simplicity in Design
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Reeves W. Wiedeman

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Reeves W. Wiedeman

Association: FAIA Founding Principal, Principal-in-Charge

Known for his imaginative and sensible solutions, Reeves is a proven leader in creative problem-solving. As a founding Principal of Helix, Reeves has been a driving force behind the firm’s growth and success. Plus, you probably won’t ever meet a more perfect mix of right and left brain.

Loves: Giving impromptu toasts
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Andres Alfaro

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Andres Alfaro

Association: Associate AIA Intern Architect

A warm-hearted people person, Andres is always the life of the office. His collaborative skills get him far when it comes to solving a design problem. He fell in love with architecture through his history classes – and continues that love affair while renovating his 100 year old home.

Loves: His puppy, Enzo Cain
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Miranda Groth

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Miranda Groth

Miranda Groth

Association: AIA, LEED AP Architect

As kind and cheerful as your grandmother. She also happens to share a lot of the same hobbies. Miranda’s fondness of details and lists makes her great at drafting and documentation. Her interest in reusing existing building stock and love of old buildings’ rich characteristics has fueled her enthusiasm for historic preservation. We imagine her old lady hobbies might have something to do with that, too.

Loves: Seinfeld
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Kristine Sutherlin

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Kristine Sutherlin

Kristine Sutherlin

Association: AIA, LEED AP Principal, Architect

She sets a good example for all of us. Unless she’s driving. Kristine has been involved in multiple renovation projects, receiving national recognition for her extensive work on the Richard Bolling Federal Building.

Loves: P90X
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Jay Tomlinson

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Jay Tomlinson

Jay Tomlinson

Association: FAIA Founding Principal, Principal-in-Charge

He’s a pioneer of the Kansas City arts scene. But don’t let the word “pioneer” fool you. Two sons and an ear for music have kept him appropriately hip. Jay is strongly committed to the continued vitality of Kansas City’s urban core. He has lead more than 40 renovation projects contributing to the recent $5-billion revitalization of downtown Kansas City.

Loves: The Sunday New York Times and yoga
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Erin Stork

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Erin Stork

Erin Stork

Association: IIDA, LEED Green Associate Interior Designer

Erin was calmly afloat from the moment she walked into our creative chaos. She joined Helix in 2012 and quickly impressed everyone with her ability to produce high quality, detailed design work at a fast pace. She also has a flare for great fashion.

Loves: Fleetwood Mac
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Jacob Palan

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Jacob Palan

Jacob Palan

Associate, Intern Architect

He used to take a recliner on camping trips. Until the day he decided to use it as firewood. Speaking of sensitive and badly deteriorated structures, Jacob has worked on all types of renovation projects since he joined Helix in 2006.

Loves: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Erika Moody

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Erika Moody

Erika Moody

Association: IIDA Principal

Love what you do and others will too. Erika is talented at working with people, solving the space needs puzzle and making everyday spaces better through design. Like a great coach of any team, she’s an excellent motivator and communicator – and we often say she has all it takes to run a business.

Loves: Fresh Flowers
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Kathy Barger

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Kathy Barger

Director of Human Resources

A perfect combination of office coach/mom, Kathy really does keep Helix at the top of its game and on its best behavior. After co-owning her own newspaper for several years, she learned everything there is to know about the inner workings of the Helix machine. She’ll answer all your questions with a contagious smile.

Loves: Biker Bars
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Alissa Wehmueller

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Alissa Wehmueller

Alissa Wehmueller

Association: IIDA, LEED AP Principal, Director of Interiors

Alissa is on a personal mission to create a happier, healthier American culture through workplace design.  Her love of the industry is contagious, and it permeates everything she is in association with.  We see some parallels between her lifestyle philosophies and the more European models that blend work with pleasure.  Her study-abroad and work-abroad experiences in England and Italy support this observation, although her cooking abilities do not!

Loves: Spoon-Scooped Watermelon
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Ngoc Bich Chick-Do

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Ngoc Bich Chick-Do

Intern Architect

Ngoc Bich comes to Helix with a unique skill set across multiple software programs and advanced rendering abilities – although it’s her cheerful personality that won us over!  She values simplicity and function in design, while being inspired by architectural history and theory.

Loves: People Watching
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Mike Heule

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Mike Heule

Mike Heule

Association: AIA, LEED AP Founding Principal, Principal-in-Charge

While his current Prius is white, Mike totally loves living the green lifestyle. Since 1994, Mike has managed some of the firm’s most significant projects while building long-term relationships along the way. He has a way of inspiring clients to develop solutions that exceed their expectations.

Loves: Anything related to technology
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Chase Pitner

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Chase Pitner

Chase Pitner

Association: Associate AIA Intern Architect

Though small in stature, Chase has big ideas. If you can’t find him at his desk working on algorithms and 3D models, he’s probably in the kitchen making a coffee. He believes that design is about finding unique solutions to problems. But mostly he believes in Harvard football.

Loves: Riding his motorcycle
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Evan Fox

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Evan Fox

Evan Fox

Association: AIA Principal

A natural born leader and talented architect, Evan believes the key to creating a successful project is surrounding yourself with great designers. We’ll take that as a compliment. He enjoys being involved in all aspects of projects and can often be found around the office cracking jokes. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time at home with family or firing up the smoker in the backyard. 

Loves: Chicago (the band)
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Cale Sadowski

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Cale Sadowski

Cale Sadowski

Association: AIA, LEED AP Architect

Left New York City and before he knew it was driving around Kansas City in a car with a lopsided Eagle Scout bumper sticker on it. Cale works closely with project managers to develop strong schemes in his designs. His attention to detail guarantees quality outcomes as well as drives his passion for furniture design.

Loves: His lava lamp collection
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Bryan Gross

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Bryan Gross

Bryan Gross

Association: AIA, LEED AP Principal, Architect

Some call him the architect’s architect. We’re not sure what that means. But some people call him that. Bryan is known for his steady leadership and his constant pursuit of excellence. He strives to exceed clients’ aspirations with meaningful design concepts while remaining vigilant about budgets and schedules.

Loves: Running 26.2 in 220 minutes
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Greg Schultz

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Greg Schultz

Greg Schultz

Association: AIA, NCARB Project Architect

As he tells the kids on career day, Greg loves being an architect because it combines his inner math guy with his inner artsy guy. Much like the 40+ marathons he has completed, he has a work ethic that just doesn’t quit.

Loves: 80's Alternative Music
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Paul Weigel

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Paul Weigel

Director of Finanaces

Paul’s penchant for numbers makes him one of the few left brained people in the office. Don’t let that fool you though. He can schmooze with the best of them. Paul also has a knack for growing a bountiful harvest of produce and aggravating the library copier.

Loves: Courgette cake
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Trevor Hoiland

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Trevor Hoiland

Trevor Hoiland

Principal

An innovative thinker and creative to the core, Trevor has an ability to blur the edges of architecture, interiors and furniture design. His inside-out approach allows him to design from the user’s perspective, creating an original interior environment first as the walls and landscape provide the supporting role. We’re sure this has something to do with all those lego cities he built as a child.

Loves: Doing more with less
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Andria T. Nutsch

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Andria T. Nutsch

Andria T. Nutsch

Association: LEED Green Associate Intern Architect

Annie learned a love for renovation and design from a young age – she followed her carpenter father around on job sites. Today, she believes that good design can improve people’s lives through mental and physical well-being. Here at Helix, she has worked on many historic and adaptive-reuse projects, and we love that she helps project teams meet their goals and deadlines.

Loves: Building models
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Tiffani Link

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Tiffani Link

Tiffani Link

Association: NCIDQ Interior Designer

Tiffani loves the color gray. Whether it’s tile, fabric, carpet, has a texture or a pattern, it must be gray to capture Tiffani’s heart. She hopes that the spaces she creates help to capture other’s hearts as well. When she’s not hand-dyeing fabrics, you can find her quietly lounging with a book in her hand.

Loves: Cardigans
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Kate Hulsen

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Kate Hulsen

Kate Hulsen

Director of Marketing + Business Development

As the daughter of an architect, Kate brings a deep-seated appreciation for design to her role as Helix’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. Little did she know that her first job in the industry, collating specifications at the ripe old age of eight, would be the beginning of a career. Her love of old buildings and urban redevelopment makes her a natural fit with the rest of the Helix team.

Loves: Antique hunting in the West Bottoms
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Marcie Miller Gross

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Marcie Miller Gross

Marcie Miller Gross

Resource Librarian

Her interest in folding, cutting, separating and stacking makes for great artist (and a great resource librarian). Marcie fits right in at Helix with her background in Interior Design and love of textile arts. Whether you are returning the pile of samples you’ve been hording at your desk, asking advice on material selection, or stopping by to chat, Marcie’s organizational skills, industry knowledge, and friendly disposition makes the Helix library the place to be.

Loves: wool felt
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Kelly Chesley

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Kelly Chesley

Kelly Chesley

Marketing Coordinator

A lover of design that creates a solution, Kelly is a great fit with the rest of our creatives. Underneath the flurry of post-it notes on her desk, you can usually find one too many hand-written to-do lists. She loves getting to share the Helix story through marketing & graphic design.

Loves: Trying new recipes
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Nina Grimes

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Nina Grimes

Nina Grimes

Concierge

Nina is the first friendly face you’ll see when you walk in the front door and first voice you’ll hear on the phone. Her great attitude paired with the ability to coordinate Helix’s inner workings makes her a crucial part of the team. We suspect Nina has the best shoe collection in town.

Loves: Eating and not gaining any weight
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Kate Phillips

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Kate Phillips

Kate Phillips

Association: IIDA Interior Designer

Kate resonates with Helix’s people centered and innovative design approach, but she gets really excited about how architecture + design can transcend peoples’ differences. Although she secretly loves the idea of becoming a pastry chef, she was destined to be a designer – just like her mom and sister. You can find her cycling around the city or looking for a great new brunch spot.

Loves: Scandinavian furniture