Meet Your New Members

August 21, 2022

CREW-St. Louis extends a warm welcome to its newest members: 

Tori Gillespie, Ross & Baruzzini

I am the Director of Operations for our Healthcare Market at Ross & Baruzzini. Currently, I serve as the chair of our DEI Committee. I am a licensed Mechanical Engineer for the State of Missouri as well as Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas and Illinois. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics from the University of Missouri - St. Louis joint engineering program with Washington University. Also, I hold a Master's in Business Administration from Webster University. I have 14 years of healthcare and government facilities design and consulting experience as a Mechanical Engineer, Project Manager and now Director of Operations.

Danielle Vriezelaar, G&W Engineering

I am currently employed as a project manager for a consulting engineering firm. I have my professional engineering license. I design HVAC systems and oversee the plumbing and electrical designs on my projects. I am a proud mom of two sweet little girls, Holly (4) and Colette (1.5). I enjoy reading and being crafty.

Michele Bugh, Alberici Constructors, Inc.

I moved to St. Louis in September 2021 to take a position with Alberici, where I now lead strategic business development and positioning efforts. I facilitate client account development and management, including formal expectations sessions, best practices, and performance evaluation process. I am also responsible for business development training and coaching of operational staff. I’ve attended CREW events in Columbus, OH and have already met many members here in St. Louis and look forward to joining the organization!

Jennifer First, Bank of America

I am a St. Louis native who currently resides in St. Louis, MO. I enjoy volunteering throughout the community, especially with Junior Achievement St. Louis. My favorite volunteer work is taking time to teach financial literacy to the youth to keep them knowledgeable and motivated. Bringing over 15 years of sales experience and 13 years of financial services experience, I have held numerous sales and leadership roles within Bank of America, since joining the company in 2010. Prior to my current role, I serviced clients in both Consumer and Small Business Banking through the financial center in both Columbia and St. Louis. I graduated with honors from Webster University, while receiving my master’s degree in Business Management and Leadership, with a perfect 4.0. I am also a member of Webster's Lambda Kappa Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta, International Honor Society in Business. I also attended the University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou) receiving a B.A. with an emphasis in both Business Administration and Communications. I absolutely love the Mizzou Tigers and bleed black and gold! When I am not working or volunteering, I enjoy spending time with my family and my miniature poodle, Lola.

Michelle Lewis, Bank of America

I'm a commercial banker covering the gateway market in MO. I am a results driven strategic leader with over 25 years of banking experience. I have a proven ability to collaborate across all levels of business management while analyzing data as well as operating processes, achieving revenue goals and reducing overhead with a focus on exceeding customer satisfaction levels. Experienced in managing people and loan portfolios. Specific expertise in real estate, equipment, working capital and government lending.

Dustin Witham, Midwest Elevator

I am a Sales Manager for Midwest Elevator a local independent elevator contractor serving 3 major markets in the Midwest. I hope to learn about new opportunities with CREW members that lead our commercial real estate industry as well as network with fellow vendors who support this organization.

Sophie Feller, Prestwick Asset Management

I'm a recent graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, and now I'm starting work in property management in my family's commercial real estate business. We own and manage numerous commercial properties in the St. Louis area, mainly focusing on industrial, retail, and life sciences properties. My daily work varies from facilitating property maintenance to communicating with tenants about lease renewals.

Brian Thies, Resolutions Title

I have been in Commercial Title and Banking for 31 years, currently SVP, National Commercial Services with Resolutions Title. We are headquartered in Chesterfield with an office in Naples, FL. We are a full-service Commercial/Residential Title & Construction Disbursing agency that serves our clients in all 50 states with the ability to close anywhere in the world. Locally, we have handled the largest and most influential transactions in St. Louis over the past few years. Service is at our core and we have fun doing what we do.