New business

Dawn Herbert opened Spruced Up Salon at 715 Kensington Ave., Suite 20. Herbert has been a cosmetologist for 14 years. She previously worked at Hair Now, Tangles and A Cut Above. Spruced Up Salon is a full service salon, providing services in hair, nails, waxing (facial and body) and facials. Phone 406-370-7892 or visit

New associates

Jessica Yandell has joined Alphagraphics, a local commercial printing and marketing solutions company, as the customer support manager. Yandell has 10 years of experience in printing and management and is integrating her customer service and leadership expertise into the daily operations.

Christina Doyle has joined Alphagraphics, a local commercial printing and marketing solutions company, as a customer support representative. Doyle comes with previous customer service and printing experience, and is continuing to pursue her degree in school psychology and office management at the University of Montana.

Ellen Mittlestadt has joined Alphagraphics, a local commercial printing and marketing solutions company, as an administrative assistant. Mittlestadt has previous experience in the mental health field and is excited to pursue further development in the administrative functions at Alphagraphics.

Tracy Walczak and Kevin and Cindi Donovan have joined EXIT Realty Bitterroot Valley.

Vicky Pickart and Gil Dermott have joined EXIT Realty Missoula. Pickart comes from a background as a veterinarian, loves the outdoors and is ready to help buyers and sellers with their real estate needs, she can be reached at 406-860-3102. Gil's background includes mechanical and electrical engineer consulting to architects. Gil has a good understanding of buildings and building systems, call him at 406-788-1141 for your real estate needs.

Lynne Foland has joined the staff of PartnersCreative as operations manager. Foland was general manager for Village Voice Media, publisher of LA Weekly and other newspapers, before moving to Missoula as general manager of the Missoula Independent, where she later became publisher. After 10 years with the Independent, she transitioned to agency work. At PartnersCreative she supports the agency’s wide variety of processes — financial, operational and human resources.


Missoula Aging Services has announced its Governing Board for the 2018 fiscal year. The board includes chairperson Larry White (retired from UM, St. Patrick Hospital); vice-chair Larry E. Riley (retired from Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP); secretary Keith Anderson (School of Social Work, UM); treasurer Leslie Halligan (Standing Master, Fourth Judicial District Court); past-chair Roberta Smith (McGee Smith Training and Human Resource Consulting); members Barbara Blanchard (retired, human resources); James McKay, MD; and Nicole “Cola” Rowley (Missoula County Commissioner). New to the board are Amanda Cahill, ACM, MSW (American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association); Chris Flohr (pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church); Gayle A. Hudgins (School of Pharmacy, UM); and Kristin Page-Nei (American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network).


The ERA Lambros Top Producers for the month of June were Adam Hertz for commercial, Julie Gardner for residential, Cheryl Smith for the Hamilton office, Angela Vande Garde for the Libby office and Bessie Evans for the Florence office.

Goldsmith’s Bed & Breakfast received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

Carrie Brushia was top producing agent for May and Tammy Cunningham for June at EXIT Realty Missoula. Brushia can be reached at 406-531-5691 and Cunningham at 406-544-9021. 

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