Published March 2006

People Watching

Al Aldrich, formerly with the Snohomish County PUD, will join the senior business strategy team at Strategies 360.

Following the retirement of Jim Cline, Buzz Tompkins recently was promoted from shop foreman to shop superintendent at HCI Steel Building Systems Inc. Also, Stacey Gunn has returned to HCI after a brief absence to work in research and development and MBS system maintenance; Jerry Scott and Charles Cooksey have joined the company’s estimating department; and Anita Stuestall now heads up HCI shipping.

Michelle Jacobs has been named library coordinator for ITT Technical Institute’s Everett campus.

Brian Butler, a senior associate in Landau Associates’ Edmonds office, was appointed to the Oregon State University department of geoscience board of advisers.

Charles “Chip” Halbert has been promoted to development services manager at Landau Associates; Michelle Ramos has been promoted to geotechnical group manager; Benni Jonsson has been promoted to staff engineer; Shannon Moore has been promoted to senior project scientist; and Anne Halvorsen has been promoted to senior project scientist. Recently joining Landau are Anthony Katsaros, senior environmental planner; Sacha Maxwell, staff scientist; and Chris Anderson, staff scientist. And Gary Huitsing, staff engineer at Landau, and Dana Olcott, senior staff engineer, recently passed the professional engineer exam.

Lisa Pyper recently was promoted from inspector to project manager at Mayes Testing Engineers Inc. Pyper has been with Mayes for 14 years, holds WABO licenses for all inspection disciplines and has extensive school project experience.

Transportation planner Jonathan Dong has joined Everett-based consulting firm Perteet Inc. His background includes transit station planning, transportation comprehensive plans, public outreach for transportation projects and commute-trip reduction programs. Darrell Smith, a professional engineer, has joined Perteet. He previously worked for the city of Edmonds as its traffic engineer, in charge of planning and managing the city’s transportation infrastructure. And Eric Irelan has joined Perteet as a transportation planner. He has worked in both Skagit and Snohomish counties in transportation planning.

Mark Stavig, Jill Connell, Lisa Rosenow, Robert Kuchcinski, Marc Rypdahl and Frank Colon recently joined the engineering staff of CDi Engineers in Lynnwood.

Varun Peter has joined Everett-based PCSI Design as a lead engineer. A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in industrial design, Peter has led projects and been a free-lance designer. Past work experience includes having held positions as an industrial medical designer, contract project manager, sales team manager, graphic artist, Web designer and digital filmmaker.

Adam Cook has been named event manager for the Everett Events Center, and Michelle Daniels has been named event coordinator for the Everett Events Center. Cook formerly was the event coordinator for the center, and Daniels has joined the event services department as a full-time employee after serving as a part-time event coordinator for the past six months.

Lisa Martinez was hired as an administrative assistant/transaction coordinator in the downtown Everett branch of Mortgage Advisory Group. She previously was employed by 1st Security Bank of Washington in Mountlake Terrace.

Leyla Kunimoto has joined Prime Pacific Bank as a consumer products loan officer at the Lynnwood branch. Previously, Kunimoto worked for AIG as a consumer loan officer.

Denise Sullivan has been promoted to assistant credit review officer in the credit administration department at Frontier Bank. Also, Brenna Decker has been promoted to new accounts officer at the bank’s Arlington office.

The Board of Health for Snohomish County has elected Snohomish County Councilman Gary Nelson to chair the group for 2006. Marysville City Councilwoman Donna Wright was elected vice chair. The Board of Health, comprising 15 county and city elected officials, oversees the policy and budget of the Snohomish Health District. Other board members are Michelle Angrick (Mountlake Terrace), Ken Berger (Monroe), Heather Coleman (Lake Stevens), Jim Flower (Sultan), Dave Gossett (County Council/District 4), John Koster (County Council/District 1), Mark Lamb (Bothell), Richard Marin (Edmonds), Drew Nielsen (Everett), Bruce Richter (Mukilteo), Dave Somers (County Council/District 5), Kirke Sievers (County Council/District 2) and Jim Smith (Lynnwood).

Dr. Sara Wees has joined The Everett Clinic’s Vision Center in Everett. Previously, she spent three years working for the U.S. Army and most recently worked as an optometrist at Costco in Everett.

John Beltz has joined Valley General Hospital as its new chief financial officer. Beltz formerly was the CFO of a 125-bed hospital in Pennsylvania for almost 20 years.

Jodie Swanson recently received her certified medical assistant credential. Swanson, a graduate of the medical assisting program at Everett Community College, is employed by The Everett Clinic, Marysville branch.

Lee Woodard recently relocated his Farmers Insurance Agency office from south Seattle to the Evergreen Professional Center, 6320 Evergreen Way, Suite 211, in Everett. Woodard has owned and operated a Farmers office for 32 years and handles several lines of insurance, including auto, homeowner, renter, life and business. He can be reached at 425-212-4890.

The Greater Everett Community Foundation has new board members for 2006, including: Becky Foster of Bruce & Becky’s Interiors, Bruce McKinnon from Gamut 360 Holdings, Ross Rettenmier with Sentra Securities Group and Hap Wertheimer of Hap’s Garden Design. The foundation also has elected its 2006 board officers: Mark Nesse of Everett Public Libraries, president; Gigi Burke of Crown Distributing, vice president; Rich Anderson of Hascal, Sjoholm & Co., treasurer; and Maggie Faulkner, a community volunteer, secretary.

Terry Clark has joined Little Red School House as managing director. She joined the nonprofit organization in January following 18 years in various positions of leadership with Compass Health. Barbara George will continue oversight of the agency as executive director, while Clark manages the day-to-day operations of the organization.

Sales associate Beau Betts, who specializes in the north King and south Snohomish County real estate market for John L. Scott Real Estate, recently completed a luxury home marketing training course offered by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing in Portland, Ore.

Pat Lord has been installed as director for the Snohomish-Camano Association of Realtors to serve a two-year term.

Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson has been named 2005 Citizen of the Year by the Snohomish County-Camano Association of Realtors. Also, Jean Tank, who serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Realtors, received the Realtor of the Year Award. Sharon Harriss of Windermere/M.H. Inc. in Everett received the Realtor Community Service Award; Bill Steffener, a sales associate with RE/MAX Northwest in Everett, received the Frank Nardo Realtor Achievement Award; and Dyann Arthur, a home loan consultant with Countrywide Home Loans, received the Affiliate of the Year Award.

Paul Luczyk, owner of “A” TEAM Home Inspection Inc. of Mukilteo, recently attended Inspection World 2006.

Windermere Real Estate/Camano Island Realty has added the following sales associates to its Camano Island/Terry’s Corner office: Ashley Greenough, Greg Love, Steve Love and associate broker Julie Pettyjohn.

Windermere Real Estate/M.H. Inc. has added sales associate C. René Porubek to its Everett South office. Porubek is the former president/owner of U-Frame-It in Mill Creek/Mukilteo. She has more than 19 years of personal and professional experience in buying and selling residential and investment properties.

Windermere Real Estate Realty Brokerage Inc. has added sales associate Russell Guy to its Commercial-Everett office. Guy has more than 20 years of experience as a superintendent in commercial and residential construction management.

Thomas Hartwick has joined the board of directors of Aculight Corp., which provides laser-system solutions for national defense, aerospace and medical application needs. Hartwick has spent nearly 50 years in high-technology business management and research and development.

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