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New owner

Steven Ramer has purchased Missoula Septic Services Inc. from his father, Warren Ramer. Ramer has renamed the business Missoula Septic & Drain Cleaning Service. He has over 30 years of septic maintenance and drain experience. Missoula Septic & Drain Cleaning Service provides septic maintenance, drain line cleaning, grease trap cleaning and related services to Missoula and the surrounding area. Visit or call 406-549-4812.

New associates

Alexandra Sykes has joined the Missoula staff of A&E Architects, an established regional firm with offices located in Billings, Bozeman and Missoula. Sykes holds a bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in addition to a master’s of science in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s of architecture from Montana State University. She specializes in adaptive reuse and conservation procedures, as well as graphic communication and photo documentation.

Kamel Majouz has joined the Billings staff of A&E Architects. Majouz holds a bachelor’s degree from Aleppo University, in addition to a dual master’s degree in fine arts and design from the University of Central Oklahoma. He brings several years of architectural experience

Sue LaRose was appointed as executive director of Camp Marshall (Episcopal) on Flathead Lake in Polson.  

Cyan Sportsman has joined Garlington, Lohn and Robinson, PLLP as the new chief operating officer. Sportsman earned her bachelor of science degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Montana. She is joining the firm with nine years of medical practice administration experience.  

Ted Hughes has joined the Historical Museum at Fort Museum as Curator of Collections. Hughes has a master's in art history from the University of Montana. He worked for over 8 1/2 years as the registrar and collections manager at the Missoula Art Museum and over 1 1/2 years as a projects specialist with the Missoula County Human Resources Department before joining the team at the Historical Museum. Hughes’ responsibilities will include developing interpretive exhibits and caring for a continually growing collection of over 45,000 objects.


First Montana Bank has appointed Adam McQuiston as its new CEO. McQuiston graduated from the University of Montana. He has over 20 years of banking experience. During his time at First Montana Bank, he has served as commercial loan officer, Missoula’s Market president, senior lender and executive vice president.


Zeb Harrington has been promoted to president of KettleHouse Brewing Co. Harrington joined the KettleHouse in 2013 as operations manager. Before joining KettleHouse, Harrington worked doing training, development and site location for Great Harvest Franchising’s corporate office. Harrington is a graduate of the University of Montana.

Annie Williams has been promoted to operations manager of KettleHouse Brewing Co. Williams has been serving as the senior administrative assistant since 2014. Prior to joining KettleHouse, Williams worked in project management at Sterling Bank Services. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado.


George Bosse, Sakai Scheffer and Judy Miller, nurses with Partners in Home Care, were certified in hospice and palliative care.


Kyle Rholl was chosen by the employees of Missoula Federal Credit Union as the winner of the 2017 Annual Service Quality and Excellence Award. Winners are chosen for providing exceptional service and mentoring, demonstrating leadership, showing initiative and promoting teamwork.   

Julie Anton was Top Producer for the month of January at RE/MAX All Stars in Missoula. Anton has been a full time licensed agent for nine  years and specializes in residential real estate. She can be reached at 406-868-1839.

Matt Hayhurst of Boone Karlberg P.C. has been chosen for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates by the National Board. Membership is by invitation only and approximately 1% of Montana lawyers are ABOTA members. ABOTA is a national organization of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation of the civil jury “Justice by the People” whose primary mission is to fight to preserve and protect an individual’s right to a jury trial as outlined in the 7th Amendment.  

Kris Hawkins was the Top Producer for the month of January. Hawkins specializes in residential real estate. She has been licensed since 2002 and is a Broker/Owner of Properties 2000.

The ERA Lambros Top Producers for the month of January were Rick Meisinger for commercial, Annelise Hedahl for Missoula, Sandra Brown for the Hamilton office, Cora Gilmore Nelson for the Libby office, Bradley Rose for the Florence office, and Sheila Rigby for the Polson office.

Will Johnson, financial advisor and agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services, 2813 Connery Way, was recognized as a top performer at the company’s annual meeting. Johnson received four  awards for outstanding achievement, including the 2017 Top Montana Advisor/Agent, President’s Club Award, the Silver Level Elite Producer and P&C Elite Producer. Farm Bureau Financial Services provides a full suite of insurance and investment products for individual and commercial clients. 

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