New associates

Jeff Borchers has joined Keller Williams Western Montana as a real estate agent. Borchers has been involved in the financial part of home ownership having been a mortgage banker/self employed at his business The Real Deal for the past 25 years providing financing for clients. Borchers attended the University of Montana. Borchers can be reached at 406-880-4333.

Ashley Shaw has been named the new office manager/executive assistant for Headwaters Health Foundation of Western Montana. For the past five years Shaw has worked for the Montana University System in roles that support higher education. She spent three years working for the University of Montana; both for their Alumni Association and Human Resource Service offices. The past two years were spent in Bozeman working as the payroll supervisor for Montana State University where she managed a team that processed payroll for over 6,000 employees. Prior to her time working in higher education, she worked at the Missoulian Newspaper for four years in marketing, community outreach, advertising and executive support roles. Shaw graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Gordon Bean has joined the team at Territorial-Landworks, Inc. (TLI), a Montana-based engineering and surveying firm, as a project manager for the Land Use Development division. Bean brings 31 years of experience in residential and commercial land development, transportation design and construction management to TLI. Bean is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.

Dustin Farren has joined Territorial-Landworks, Inc. (TLI), a Montana-based engineering and surveying firm, as an Engineer in Training for the Land Development division. He will provide progressive assistance with engineering related calculations, reports, research, and field work at the direction of the TLI team. Farren is a graduate of Montana Tech with a bachelor of science in civil engineering.


Dr. Andrew Althauser has been named the president elect for the Montana Dental Association.

Katie Ward, HDR Engineering has been elected to the board of the Missoula Job Service Employers Council JSEC. Ward is originally from Anaconda and graduated from the University of Montana in 1999 with a degree in business. She has been with HDR Engineering since January 2003. Her primary duty is the department accountant. She ensures procedures and practices are being followed in accordance with company policy and accounting principles. She also works directly with project managers and engineers to manage, monitor and forecast project budgets in addition to processing accounts receivables, collections and assisting with financial planning.

Julianna Crowley of Missoula was elected to a two-year term on the MEA-MFT Board of Directors. She represents MEA-MFT District 13 (Dept. of Public Health & Human Services employees) on the board. Crowley works as DPHHS Community Services Program Officer. She works with the federal Community Services Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS grant, covering grant writing to training to policy. She serves as local vice president of her local MEA-MFT affiliate, the Federation of Public Health and Human Services.

Gypsy Ray was recently named president of the Rotary Club of Polson.


The Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History was recently recognized by the American Association for State and Local History for completing Bronze Level Certification in the category of mission, values and governance in AASLH's STEPS Program. Participating were RMMMH Trustees Mike Dwyer and Becky O'Donnell. 

Julie Osborn, co-founder and advancement director for Ecology Project International (EPI), was awarded the University of California Education Abroad Program’s highest honor: The Linda Duttenhaver Distinguished Alumni Award. This award salutes the achievements of alumni who have demonstrated a record of distinguished service and extraordinary achievement in a particular discipline or organization. Osnorn was chosen for her 17 years of innovative service and commitment to international education at EPI. Under Osborn's leadership, EPI has raised more than $6 million to support conservation education, and more than 30,000 students have participated in EPI’s programs.

Boone Karlberg P.C. has been recognized with five attorneys in three practice areas in the “Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” and has been listed as one of the top bands of law firms in Montana. The attorneys are Randy Cox (#1 Attorney in his field of Litigation-General Commercial), Matthew Hayhurst (top 11 in Litigation-General Commercial), Natasha Prinzing Jones (top 20 in Litigation-General Commercial), Dean Stensland (top 10 in Real Estate and top 15 in Corporate/M&A) and Robert Sullivan (top 15 in Real Estate). Boone Karlberg P.C. is described as a “high class practice that is highly reputed for a spectrum of contentious expertise and is known for impressive work on behalf of a range of entities, including, banks, businesses and individuals.” The Super Lawyers publication has also recognized Boone Karlberg P.C. attorneys Cox and Hayhurst as two of the top 100 Rocky Mountain States attorneys. Super Lawyers honors no more than 5 percent of attorneys in any state, and the vetted rigorous selection process honors attorneys who have retained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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