Dream Design was blessed with another year of growth in 2022. Beyond growth in the progress of the projects themselves, the Dream Design team itself grew this year. In 2022, we hired a CFO, Director of Design, marketing team, and a housing specialist. Here are the four executive team members who joined the company this year.

Pauline Kelley, Chief Financial Officer

In 2022, Pauline retired from city government as Rapid City’s Finance Director and joined Dream Design as the company’s first-ever CFO. Pauline served as Deputy Finance Director under Mayor Jim Shaw and then as Finance Director for four mayoral administrations: mayors Alan Hanks, Sam Kooiker, and Steve Allender. In June of this year, she was named Finance Officer of the Year by the South Dakota Governmental Finance Officers’ Association.

Patri Acevedo Fuentes, Director of Design

Patri is a licensed architect and Bush Fellow with 20+ years of experience. Joining Dream Design at the beginning of 2022, Patri leads all of the company’s vertical design solutions.

Allie Geier-Barlow, Digital Content Specialist

Our marketing department grew this year with the addition of Allie as a Digital Content Specialist. As a professional photographer and former creative marketing team member at Monument Health, Allie is the company’s creative leader and graphic designer.

Salem Al Qudwa, Construction Manager & Housing Specialist

Salem is the latest addition to the team, helping lead the work on the Sky Ridge workforce housing development in Spearfish as well as future affordable housing projects for the company. Salem, a native of Palestine, is an architectural engineer with experience in emergency architecture and affordable housing. He earned his PhD from Oxford Brookes in the UK and is a Harvard Fellow.