Principals

Roy L. Rountree, AIA

Roy Rountree brings more than 30 years of experience as an architect in Alaska and a principal of the firm's Anchorage office. Roy's genuine concern for meeting the client's needs is coupled with vast experience in project management and construction. Born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, he has a great sensitivity toward the natural environment and knowledge of Alaska's varying climates and their demands on materials and buildings. His experience throughout the state has resulted in culturally appropriate, climatically responsive, and sustainable projects, providing exceptional value to the client.

Roy oversaw the firm's transition from 2D design to collaborative design using 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. He fully understands the benefits this technology offers for the design team, owner, and contractor.

Roy's love for being outdoors brings him back to the banks of the Copper River every year on his annual dip netting expedition. The office eagerly awaits his successful return, as we are rewarded with jars of his famous smoked sockeye salmon.

Tracy A. Vanairsdale, AIA, LEED™AP

Tracy joined Bettisworth North in 1997 and became a firm Principal in 2007, managing the Fairbanks office. Born and raised in Fairbanks, Tracy is a true community builder who has a great love for Alaska and is dedicated to creating a better built environment and better communities through her career and volunteer work. Tracy's experience with commercial, education, health, and civic projects encompasses the full development of a successful design, from initial concept through construction administration. She believes that collaboration is essential to create a successful design solution and enjoys working in the collaborative environment fostered at Bettisworth North.

Tracy's goal is to surpass the client's expectations and provide the most creative, technically feasible, and energy efficient solution to their design challenges. Following her interest in the environment, she became one of the first few LEED-accredited professionals in Alaska through the United States Green Building Council in 2003.

From hiking in Denali National Park, skiing into remote cabins for a weekend getaway, to floating the Chilikadrotna River with her husband Dave and dog Tsaina, Tracy loves being outside, enjoying everything Alaska has to offer.

Mark Kimerer, ASLA, PLA, CPSI

Mark started Bettisworth North's landscape architecture group in 2010 and became a principal in 2014. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, his desire for the built environment is to create buildable site designs that work well for the public, clients, and the environment. Mark believes community and professional involvement are integral parts of our responsibility as leaders committed to make a difference. Mark volunteers for Engineers Week, served on Anchorage's Urban Design Commission and was president of the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Mark's greatest satisfaction comes from successful collaboration with team members. He is comfortable working within large, multidisciplinary teams while managing and designing smaller projects. He takes a special interest in creating a firm culture that is built on positivity, communication, and community values.

Moving to Alaska from Montana, Mark had no trouble adapting with his strong love for the outdoors and mountains. You are likely to find him out biking on the Coastal Trail, hiking Near Point in the Chugach State Park, or skiing at Arctic Valley.