One of Baseline’s core values, which highlights our employee-centric culture, is to foster positive relationships with others and build a team mentality. Our purpose, to build a great company by and for our employee owners, is rooted in our staff; each individual’s contributions are vital to the success of the company. Two of our most recent hires, Alyssa Rivas and Alexis Healey, enhance our core values and are welcomed to the Baseline team.

Alyssa Rivas – Associate Planner

Alyssa Rivas recently joined the team as an associate planner in our Golden office. Through her role, she performs case manager duties for several different jurisdictions including Commerce City, Longmont, Cripple Creek, and Black Hawk. Some of her core responsibilities include reviewing development proposals, checking building permits, and answering zoning related questions.

When reflecting on how she first got involved in the civil engineering industry, Alyssa acknowledges that she was interested in architecture and design from a young age. This led her to major in Environmental Design at the University of Colorado Boulder, emphasizing in Planning, which broadened her skillset and specialized her knowledge.

Alyssa with her siblings.

In her free time, Alyssa loves picking up new hobbies, shopping, or relaxing with her cats. Her most recent and favorite pastimes developed through quarantine include: rollerblading, taking care of her houseplant collection, and designing her interior space with her boyfriend. Above all, Alyssa enjoys spending quality time with loved ones more than anything. She is extremely close to her family in which she is the oldest of four siblings. Something that she dreams of doing is venturing outside of the United States and exploring Europe; she has never left the country and looks forward to going on adventures.

Alyssa with her boyfriend.

Her favorite part about her new role is that every day is different. Since she travels to and from different work sites and cities, there is constant variation. Alyssa attributes her strong work ethic and ability to stay continually motivated to her satisfied clients; she feels that nothing is more fulfilling than being able to help others and see how her work impacts communities. Alyssa hopes to keep challenging herself and advancing as a planner. Her short-term goal is to get the AICP certification which will solidify her expertise, strengthen her commitment to ethics, and encourage growth in her career. Baseline is delighted to add such a dedicated and accomplished member to the planning team.

Alexis Healey – Marketing Coordinator

In addition, Baseline’s next newest team member, Alexis Healey, exudes company values and is our new marketing coordinator in the Golden office. She is closely aligned with our commitment to excellence, passion to solve problems, fostering of positive relationships, and team mentality. A recent Graphic Communication graduate from Cal Poly, Alexis also spent a semester abroad attending classes in Madrid, Spain at the Universidad de Nebrija and explored Europe.

From the tiny town of Solvang, California, Alexis grew up within minutes of the ocean; however, she prefers the high mountains and snowy peaks of this state. This past summer, shortly after graduation, she moved to Colorado.

Family white water rafting trip on the Snake River.

Her love of Colorado stems from her family who have lived and traveled here for as long as she can remember. Outside of work, Alexis is dedicated to her workouts at a local gym and to her family, which she emphasizes as the most important thing in her life. She also strives to carve out a social life during the COVID pandemic in a new state. She is excited to start skiing and experience the snowfalls of her new home and looks forward to travel.

When asked what she enjoys about her new role, she quickly responds that she loves being able to contribute to a growing team where she can help make a difference. She finds it rewarding to see how ideas can quickly turn into a reality and values having a sense of purpose through her work.

Alexis in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Additionally, she attributes her entrepreneurial mind-set to her parents who are business owners and inspired her to always work hard and continually move towards success.

Alexis has quickly become a much-valued addition to marketing and has forged a prosperous path through her creativity in digital design on various projects. She has also been introduced to client collaborations with CDOT and the Town of Eaton, displaying her graphic and writing talents. Baseline is fortunate to have a self-motivated and innovative member to the marketing group and welcomes Alexis!