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New jobs, new faces

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center has announced the hiring of Kristin Lodge as the new director of development and communications. Previously, Lodge held the position of digital marketing manager for ENews Networks since 2014.  

Caliber Home Loans has announced the hiring of loan consultant Karen Norlin.

Paul Bondo has joined Augustedge Real Estate as licensed real estate broker. He holds the designation as Certified Commercial Consultant and is also managing member and chief operating officer with Equilus Capital Partners, LLC in charge of Real Estate acquisitions. 

Inspirations Ceramic & Art Cafe is under the new ownership of Jennifer Curtin as of Dec. 15.

The Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center has announced the hiring of Jennifer Talbot as executive director. Talbot has been a part of the Wenatchee community for more than 20 years. She recently earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership with a concentration in servant-leadership at Gonzaga University.

Taber Murphy, recreation facilitator at Doghouse Motorsports/Honda, was recently named to the Wenatchee Valley Trails, Recreation, Education, Advocacy and Development (TREAD) board of directors

Shaunna Larson is the new designated broker at Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. She has more than 15 years of experience with LMRE. Laura Mounter will continue working with clients as a broker.

The Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacy Luckensmeyer as the president of its board, as well as the appointment of four new board directors and four new advisers. GWATA’s newest directors include Brian Beaumont, Subsplash; Wendy Dalpez, The Entrepreneur’s Source; Ryan Smolinsky, Overcast Law Office; and, Barbara Walters, North Central Regional Library. GWATA’s newest advisers include Cheri Dudek-Kuhn, Orchard Corset; Brenda Mandelis, LocalTel Communications; Steve King, city of Wenatchee; and Amy Smith, Numerica Credit Union.

The Grant County Republican Party (GCRP) Central Committee has elected Barbara Morgan, chair; Arlin Hope, vice-chair; Pat Weber, secretary; Raeanne Journey, treasurer; Candy Erickson, state committee; Rick Heiberg, state committee; 4th Congressional District chair, Linda Bishop; 13th Legislative District chair, Bob Lyons; commissioner District 1, Dayna Dent; commissioner District 2, Ken Jorgensen; commissioner District 3, Phil Anderson; parliamentarian, Mike McKee; tech media chair, Ann Mix

Write On The River has announced Luke Ellington and Stacy Luckensmeyer as the newest members of its board of directors. Ellington serves as the Bookmobile outreach manager for North Central Regional Library. Luckensmeyer is the business and industry liaison for Wenatchee Valley College and oversees the WVC Center for Entrepreneurship.

Odd Fellows Prosperity Lodge No. 301 has installed as officers, Noble Grand: Steven Guffy; Vice Grand: Dustin Deane; Secretary: Lisa Beare; Treasurer: Wesley Beare; Warden: Douglas Fountain.

 

Congratulations

Chelan Douglas County Volunteer Services is recognizing Volunteer Attorneys of the Month for donating 624 pro-bono hours of exceptional service to low-income individuals and families in the second half of 2018.

July: Chelsea Stevens, attorney at law

August: Jordan Miller, Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward

September: Tony DiTommaso, DiTommaso Law

October: Bob Siderius, Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward

November: Kyle Flick, Law Office of Kyle Flick

December: Ruth Esparza, Esparza Law

Lola Velazquez, Northwest Justice Project, Wenatchee, has been named board vice chairwoman for the Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing, a private, statewide nonprofit corporation that develops and helps preserve housing for farmworkers and other rural residents in the state.

Bill Wagoner, National Frozen Foods Corporation, Quincy, was recently re-elected to the board for the Columbia Basin Water Group.

Six Wenatchee School District teacher-leaders presented at the Washington Educational Research Association (WERA)/OSPI Annual Conference in Seattle on Dec. 7. Conference presenters included Alicen Gaytley, Instructional Programs coordinator, who had been the instructional coach leading the project, and five grade-level team leaders from elementary schools involved in the action research project, including Tiffany Hepton, kindergarten at Mission View; Renee Wilkens, first grade at Washington; Heidi O’Banion, first grade at Mission View; Todd Gaytley, fourth grade at Lincoln; and Jodee Smith, fourth grade at Washington.

D.A. Davidson & Co. has named Robert Johnson of Wenatchee to its President’s Club, one of the company’s most prestigious honors organizations. Johnson is a repeat President’s Club qualifier.

In January, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition announced that Tsillan Cellars wines were awarded Double Gold and Gold medals for their estate grown 2017 Gewürztraminer, 2016 Sangiovese and 2016 Reserve Syrah. The competition is the world’s largest judging of North American wines.

Steve Bishop of Premier One Properties received the 2018 Realtor Hall of Fame Award at the NCWAR Installation Banquet in January for his service to the Realtor Association and the community.

 

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