Advisory Board

Tamarack Grove Engineering is guided by an Advisory Board comprised of well-respected members of the A/E/C industry, along with engineering and business leaders. These advisory board members have been chosen to bring guidance and strategy to Tamarack Grove in the rapidly growing and changing A/E/C industry. The Advisory Board includes:

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Jen Newman, CPSM

Elevate Marketing Advisors

Jen Newman is a Principal at Elevate Marketing Advisors and draws from her 20+ years of A/E/C-industry experience to help firms grow their people and profits. Jen believes growth begins where the comfort zone ends. With a firm belief that business development is everyone’s business, she drives her clients to create successful business development plans and trains them to be rock star doer-sellers, marketers, and business developers who accomplish plan goals. Her background in firm leadership has helped raise a new generation of firm leaders that are confidently and enthusiastically helping their firms grow.
Jen holds a BS in Organizational Management and Development. Throughout her career, Jen has served in leadership positions for numerous industry and community organizations such as Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), ASHE, APWA, WTS and the YMCA earning recognition for her service.


Chris D. Rickman, FSMPS, CPSM

Apex Business Strategies

Chris Rickman is Owner and CEO (chief elevation officer) for Apex Business Strategies. He has a passion for helping A/E/C firms reach peak potential. After working for a structural engineering firm for more than 25 years, that passion led him to launch Apex in 2019.

He started in the A/E/C industry as a junior CAD technician and worked his way up into the role of executive vice president and chief operations officer.  His business acumen comes from his many firm operational roles including marketing and business development, financial oversight, business operations, and overseeing IT needs.

Chris became a Fellow of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) in 2013. He has served many leadership roles in the Society locally, regionally, and nationally, including president of SMPS Oklahoma in 2006–2007 and president of the Society’s board of directors in 2018-2019.

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Brian J. Sielaff, S.E., P.E., P. ENG

Tamarack Grove Engineering

Brian Sielaff is the CEO/Managing Member of Tamarack Grove Engineering. Brian started Tamarack Grove in May of 2007, bringing twelve years of prior engineering experience in building design, design development, investigative/forensic engineering, project management and construction administration. He currently oversees all work, production and client relationships. In addition to his role at Tamarack Grove, Brian is the Vice Chairman of the NAHB Building Systems Council Board of Trustees and has served on the Board of Directors for the Structural Insulated Panel Association. Brian holds his bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Idaho and master’s in civil engineering from the University of Idaho.

Bonnie Sielaff

Bonnie Sielaff

Tamarack Grove Engineering

Bonnie Sielaff helped to co-found Tamarack Grove from its inception back in May of 2007.  Since that time she has served in many positions within the company, developing both the financial and human resources departments of TGE and she currently functions in a support role within each. Bonnie loves serving in many different capacities and finds joy in being married to Brian and raising their five children together. Bonnie holds a bachelor's from the University of Idaho in exercise physiology with a minor in business and nutrition. 



Doug Hardin

Douglas D. Hardin, P.E.

Tamarack Grove Engineering

Doug Hardin is the Director of Engineering at Tamarack Grove. Doug started with TGE in the spring of 2011 as an intern and after graduation from Boise State University stayed with the company to eventually become the second PE at Tamarack Grove. Doug specializes in building design and analysis of both gravity and lateral load resisting systems. As the Director of Engineering, Doug oversees multiple engineering teams with a focus on delivering an efficient, accurate and on-schedule design.

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Scott Stuart

Tamarack Grove Engineering

Scott Stuart is the Director of Business Operations at Tamarack Grove. Scott joined TGE in 2019 with a diverse background in leadership, organization, training and team management. Scott previously served as a leadership coach and speaker with Stonecrest Leadership and as the athletic director for West Ada School District. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Eastern Washington University and a master’s degree in athletic administration from Idaho State University.


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