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Tiffany Coffman with Bettisworth North Earns Certificate

Tiffany Coffman, senior interior designer with Bettisworth North Architects and Planners, received the Certified Healthcare Interior Designer, or CHID, designation recently after passing a rigorous examination administered by the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers.

The CHID certificate is the highest designation for a healthcare interior design professional and is sought by many healthcare organizations when choosing an interior designer. Coffman holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Colorado State University and has worked in interior design for ten years. Her portfolio includes the Child Development Center for Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium; the Native Village of Unalakleet’s Ikayuqti, an elders’ living assisted facility; and several other healthcare facilities across the state.

Tiffany Coffman wearing a suit jacket and smiling
Tiffany Coffman

Photo courtesy of Bettisworth North

Coffman Engineers Announces New Principals, Congratulates Scott Patterson on Pride of Alaska Award

Coffman Engineers, Inc., recently announced the promotions of Nicholai Smith and Rob Wasserman to principal at its Anchorage office.

Smith is an electrical engineer and leads commercial and industrial design projects. He is also the electrical department lead for key oil and gas clients. He received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming. He started with Coffman in 2010.

Wasserman is a project management professional and civil and structural engineer at Coffman’s Anchorage office. He specializes in industrial projects, including petroleum facilities, liquified natural gas facilities, refineries, and terminals. He earned a bachelor of architectural engineering from the University of Wyoming and joined Coffman in 2017.

Coffman also congratulated Scott Patterson, Olympic skier and mechanical engineer in Coffman’s Anchorage office, on being awarded the 2022 Pride of Alaska award by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Patterson had a remarkable year, finishing his 2022 Olympic run with an 8th place finish in the 50km Skate event, marking the best US cross-country finish in nearly fifty years. He also posted impressive results in earlier events, taking 11th place in the Skiathlon, another men’s best-ever for the US. Patterson provides supportive engineering for pipeline and production facilities.

Nicholai Smith in a blue button up and smiling
Nicholai Smith
Rob Wasserman wearing a blue button up and smiling
Rob Wasserman
Scott Patterson wearing the Olympics beanie and jacket and smiling
Scott Patterson

Photos courtesy of Coffman Engineers

Credit Union 1 Opens New Location Near the Dimond Center Mall

Credit Union 1 in November opened a new location near the Dimond Center Mall that features a sleek layout, comfortable conversation-based service, and no teller lines.

“Looking to the future, our purpose is to make better lives for our Alaskan members by helping them achieve financial sustainability and growth. That was the impetus behind this building,” says James Wileman, president and CEO of Credit Union 1. “Our new location provides the technology and comfort for members to easily manage financial transactions without stress or confusion, and it also creates space and ability for tackling one’s bigger financial goals.”

Central to the model of Financial Center South are its virtual teller machines, where members can independently complete routine branch transactions. Local, virtual employees are available via a tap of the screen, should a user need assistance. These machines free up in-branch employees for non-routine service, to personally consult on questions, or be readily available to facilitate more complex financial arrangements.

Credit Union 1’s Financial Center South is located at 8935 Old Seward Highway, near Texas Roadhouse, and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.