North Bay professionals news: Quattrocchi Kwok, Exchange Bank, Carneros Resort, Terra Firma and more

Quattrocchi Kwok Architects of Santa Rosa has announced five promotions.

John Dybczak joins the firm’s executive leadership as its fifth principal in the firm’s 32-year history.

With nearly 25 years of education design experience, Dybczak has managed numerous modernization and new construction projects for public schools and community colleges throughout Northern California, including a new school for the San Mateo Union High School District and as project lead for the new Lila Bringhurst Elementary School in Fremont. Dybczak holds the LEED Accredited Professional certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Kevin Chapin has been promoted to associate from project manager. Employed at QKA for his entire 20-year career, Chapin has overseen several large-scale projects that include the Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts new construction and modernization and bond Measure M projects for the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. The firm said he managed the facility master plans for Sonoma Valley, Healdsburg and San Ramon Valley unified school districts. Chapin is certified as a LEED Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Former project architects Eve Eppard, Lyanne Schuster and Avian Soupholphakdy are now project managers.

Eppard joined QKA in 2016 after spending most of her 32-year career in Phoenix. She has managed numerous K-12 and higher education, new construction, modernization and facilities assessment projects, including her latest project, Laurel Dell Elementary School’s renovation and new campus construction, in San Rafael. Eppard holds the LEED Accredited Professional certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

A licensed architect for 25 years, Schuster’s design work includes American Canyon High School in American Canyon, projects for Kentfield School District and Novato Unified School District. Schuster is certified as an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) by the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), an accomplishment currently held by less than 200 of the most qualified designers and planners of school facilities.

Soupholphakdy is currently managing Liberty Union High School District’s Measure U projects, including new construction and modernization at Liberty High School in Brentwood, as well as a new two-story classroom building using QKA’s Folia pre-engineered building for Cupertino High School in Cupertino.

Rick Mossi has been promoted by Exchange Bank to senior vice president of retail delivery, responsible for overseeing its retail branches and merchant services. The announcement stated that Mossi has worked for Santa Rosa-based Exchange Bank for more than 18 years and has been a leader on the retail team.

Mossi was hired by Exchange Bank in 1999 as the branch manager ofPetaluma Main. He was promoted to regional manager overseeing six offices in 2005. In 2012, Rick was promoted to regional sales manager overseeing the expanded nine branch southern region.

Before joining Exchange Bank, Mossi had a 21-year career at Bank of America serving in a variety of retail and lending roles, the announcement stated. Mossi is a graduate of the University of California, Davis.

Rodney Morrow is the new director of sales and marketing at Carneros Resort and Spa in Napa Valley. The resort’s announcement stated that Morrow brings close to 20 years of industry experience and will oversee the marketing program and sales operations for the property, which is home to 100 cottages, suites and residences.

Prior to joining Carneros Resort and Spa, Morrow was the director of sales at Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel 2015–2018. He first launched his hospitality career at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham, North Carolina. From there, he held his first sales position at the Durham Visitors Bureau, then moved to The Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta 1998–2003.

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