New associates

Amanda Reed has joined the staff of Child Care Resources as the Front Office Assistant providing support to all areas of the program as well as assisting CCR clients. She has extensive experience in customer service and has worked for companies such as Hyatt, DirecTV and locally for Bob Ward’s website. She attended the University of Montana and The Culinary Institute of America in New York.

Trever Throop has joined EXIT Realty Missoula. He has real estate experience and is familiar with the Bitterroot Valley. He can be reached at 406-544-4907.

Keri Hill has joined Great West Engineering in the Boise office as an associate project manager. Hill is a University of Idaho alumni with eight years of experience helping Idaho’s communities solve a multitude of water and wastewater issues. Great West Engineering, Inc. is a major multidisciplinary civil engineering and consulting firm with offices in Helena, Billings, Missoula and Boise.

Kelly Whitmoyer joined EXIT Realty Bitterroot Valley.

Rich Bruner has joined Farmers State Bank as a vice president/commercial lender. A Montana native, Bruner brings years of banking and lending experience to his position. Bruner is based out of the Hamilton branch.

New branch

Farmers State Bank has opened a new branch in Helena, and named Travis Brazill vice president of Helena Market/Commercial Loan Officer. Farmers State Bank is one of Montana’s oldest independent banks, opening in Victor in 1907. They currently have seven Bitterroot Valley and Missoula locations, in addition to a lending office in Kalispell. Brazill brings a long history in business, banking and real estate to the position and can be reached at 406-439-0912, or visit the bank online at


Casey Erickson has been promoted to Quality Assurance Manager at Elite One Source ® Nutritional Services. Erickson holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of New Mexico. She joined Elite One Source ® Nutritional Services in 2009, and held several different roles within the Quality Assurance Analytical Laboratory and Product Development areas of the business. 


Local real estate broker C.E. "Abe" Abramson has been appointed to a year term as a public member on the Montana board of medical examiners.


Carrie Brushia was EXIT Realty Missoula's Top Agent for the month of October 2017. She can be reached at 406-531-5691 for all real estate needs.

The Montana Dental Hygienists’ Association has named Karen Thomas the recipient of the Missoula 2017 Community Leadership Award. The award recognizes hygienists who have proven extraordinary service to the field of dental hygiene and contribution to the community. Thomas was honored at the Montana Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Session in Kalispell in September. Thomas, of Missoula, graduated from Carroll College in Helena in 1977. She owns her own company, KT Dental Hygiene at Home Support. She volunteers for the Missoula Urban Indian Health Center Wellness Fair as well as Project Homeless.

The Montana Land Title Association (MLTA) has awarded Cindy Davis, a Senior Title Examiner with Western Title & Escrow in Missoula as the “2017 Montana Land Title Association Employee of the Year.” 

The Big Sky Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management honored Robert Farmer, SHRM-SCP, SPHR with its highest annual award, the Circle of Excellence for 2017. This award recognizes a Human Resource Professional who sets a high standard for performance excellence in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development and has made significant contributions to advance the profession. Farmer is a senior vice president of HR at the Missoula Federal Credit Union.

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