About SRC

Amanda Tainio

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Principal Owner

Amanda@SynergyResourcesConsulting.com

  

Amanda Tainio has two decades of professional planning experience in the public sector with a rare opportunity to experience the formation of a newly incorporated City. Ms. Tainio has experience in all aspects of community development and City planning including long range, current, and park planning, building process and permitting, economic development and event coordination, urban design, SEPA review, grant funding, and capital project programming, along with 10 years of management experience. Ms. Tainio has performed research, analysis, report preparation and recommendations, legal interpretation, budget administration, project coordination and management, team building and collaboration, stakeholder engagement, facilitation, and presentations, as well as experience in residential real estate and construction project management. 

 

Education:
Washington State University, Riverpoint Interdisciplinary Design Institute - Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

  • Specializations: Planning, Real Estate, Marketing, Construction Management


Organizations:

  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • Planning Association of Washington (PAW)
  • Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance (SIMBA)


Professional Training:

  • Management, Leadership Development, & Team Building
  • Placemaking at Work - Form-Based Economic Development
  • Spokane Regional Health District - Healthy Communities Workshop, Healthy Planning in Your Community, & Opening Your Community to Play: A Training on Joint Use Agreements
  • Washington Recreation & Park Association - Risk Management School
  • MRSC / APWA Contract Administration Education Committee (CAEC) - Purchasing and Contracting Workshop

Michelle Griffin

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Principal Owner

Michelle@SynergyResourcesConsulting.com

 

Michelle Griffin co-founded SRC in 2016 and has two decades of progressive work experience in both the private and public sector with extensive experience in funding assistance, recreation, and organizational development. Ms. Griffin’s experience includes nineteen years of grant research, writing, and administration for public and non-profit entities, as well as five years of professional recreation management, event coordination, research / analysis, and team building. Ms. Griffin is a versatile, bilingual professional that has successfully written and managed local, state, and federal grants, is skilled in budget preparation and administration, is adept at both inside and outside of the box thinking, and is both media and technology savvy.  Ms. Griffin is a dedicated servant leader with a fundamental belief that people can accomplish more when inspired by a purpose beyond themselves.

 

Education:
California State University, Stanislaus - Bachelor of Arts Business Administration


Gonzaga University - Master of Arts Organizational Leadership


Credentials:
Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP)


Organizations:

  • Washington Recreation & Park Association (WPRA)
  • Planning Association of Washington (PAW) 
  • Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance (SIMBA)


Professional Training:

  • Oregon State University - Web Design Professional Certification
  • Cascades West Leadership Institute
  • Washington Recreation & Park Association - Risk Management School
  • Washington Finance Officers Association - Cash Basis Governmental Accounting, Budgeting Accounting, and Reporting System (BARS), & Federal Grant Requirements and Management

Qualifications

SRC Statement of Qualifications 2019 (pdf)

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