New associates

Benjamin Goddard has joined the technical service team at Anders Business Solutions (ABS). Goddard is a Montana native. After a few years working out-of-state he is back in Missoula with his family. Goddard's 10-plus years of experience in office technology, blended with our 100 years combined technical staff experience in IT, VoIP, copiers and multi-function devices, brings additional value added services to our client base. Goddard has specific factory training on Konica Minolta and Ricoh lines of office equipment and solutions but has extensive knowledge with just about everything. He enjoys his free time with his wife and children. He can be reached at ABS, 1525 S. Russell, 406-549-4143.

Alpine Physical Therapy welcomes Kim Mize, DPT, CSCS. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mize spent seven years there directing a women’s health program, while focusing her interests on runners and pelvic health needs. After settling in Missoula, Kim began working as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Montana. Along with instructing PT students in women’s health and orthopedic courses at UM, she coordinated and supervised clinical internships for PT students. She continues to teach pelvic health and obstetrics at UM. Mize has more than 18 years of experience treating patients with pregnancy-related musculoskeletal conditions, urinary incontinence and pelvic pain. She recently received her Certificate of Academic Proficiency Achievement in male pelvic floor dysfunction and treatment from the prestigious Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She is passionate about helping people return to full movement using various manual therapy approaches and therapeutic exercises. Mize can be reached by calling Alpine’s north clinic at 406-541-2606.


Sarah Mulligan, of Portico Real Estate, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC). NDSC is a national membership organization that promotes the interests of people with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, public awareness, and information. As a member of the Board, Mulligan will share the organization’s dedication to improving the world for individuals with Down syndrome. In addition to being a Realtor, Mulligan is the mother of four children, two of whom have Down syndrome.


Heidi Drescher, MMS, PA-C, of Community Physician Group at Community Medical Center was honored last week with the Sherman Emerging Leader Prize for her relentless dedication to ensuring her rural, underserved patients benefit from best practices in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) care. The Sherman Prize is a national award that honors outstanding individuals who go above and beyond to make exceptional contributions in the fight to overcome  Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. She is one of the only IBD-focused health professionals in a 200-mile radius and has built a reputation as an innovative, determined and caring specialist using the latest advancements in care combined with a holistic approach to improve quality of life. Call 406-327-4542.

Rita Tolan, Goodwill retail director, was recognized with the Leadership Award at Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain Inc. 2017 Montana Annual Awards Celebration on Friday, July 21, in Great Falls. Tolan from Missoula was honored for her contribution to furthering the mission of Easter Seals-Goodwill. Tolan came to Easter Seals-Goodwill with many years of retail experience in 2011. Under her leadership the Missoula store reached many strategic milestones ahead of expectations. Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain Inc. is a nonprofit human services organization that touches the lives of over 24,300 people in more than 39 different programs in 40 locations across Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Its staff of almost 1,000 professionals is dedicated to creating opportunities that change lives.

Rachel Maki was chosen by the employees of Missoula Federal Credit Union as the winner of the 2017 Second Quarter Service Quality and Excellence Award. Winners are chosen for providing exceptional service and mentoring, demonstrating leadership, showing initiative, and promoting teamwork. MFCU employees nominate and choose winners on a quarterly basis, as well as an overall winner on a yearly basis. Congratulations to Maki.