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New associates

Erin Steele has joined Flaherty Financial Services, Inc. as a financial advisor in Missoula at 340 E. Central Ave. She has been in the financial services industry for 10 years. She holds a B.A. in international business and management from the University of Montana. As a financial advisor she builds relationships with clients by educating them on investment strategies, assisting them with building a financial plan to achieve retirement goals and obtaining insurance solutions to protect hard-earned assets. Steele is active in the community, including involvement in the Missoula Business Women’s Network, Missoula Food Bank, YWCA dinner volunteer, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Leadership Missoula Class 32 and YMCA youth soccer coach. She can be reached at 406-549-6718 or

Myron Storozyszyn has joined Elite One Source ® Nutritional Services. Storozyszyn brings more than 20 years of experience in analytical chemistry from pharmaceutical, medical and nutritional sectors. The work has included quality control, analytical development, quality management and research and development.  

Josh Davit has joined the Missoula staff at A&E Architects. Davit, a designer, is a graduate of Arizona State University and brings over a decade of experience to the firm. He is skilled in large scale design and master planning, both locally and internationally. He also possesses experience in construction documentation on a variety of project types, including education, commercial and hospitality.

Jackie Watkins has joined Stockman Bank as a personal banker for the Missoula market. Watkins brings over 15 years of sales experience to the position, which includes account management and administrative support. Her past experience will help Stockman Bank continue to provide exceptional service to customers and better assist the Missoula area. Watkins is active in the community and participates in various organizations including, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula. She is located at 1243 Burlington Ave. and she can be reached at 406-258-1417.

New shareholder

Beau D. Johnson has been admitted a stockholder at Tompkins & Peters CPAs, P.C.  Johnson, a certified public accountant (CPA) in Montana and Nevada, has been with Tompkins & Peters CPAs, P.C. since 2009 and was promoted to Accounting & Auditing Manager in 2015. Johnson is a recognized authority on accounting standards and reporting requirements and his knowledge is invaluable in assisting clients to understand, interpret and utilize their financial information. In addition to managing the Accounting & Auditing Department for Tompkins & Peters CPAs, P.C., Johnson also holds the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credential. He specializes in developing independent valuations of closely-held businesses, ranging in issues from sales of business interests, gifting, divorce, litigation support, and various other taxation and accounting considerations. Johnson holds professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants, Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Visit or call 406-251-4272.


Kristen Lothrop has been promoted to the position of senior media strategist at PartnersCreative. Lothrop will lead strategic media planning and buying for all agency clients. She also informs the creative, digital and account service teams of the latest developments in media trends. Lothrop joined the Missoula-based full-service marketing and communications agency in 2014. She previously worked as marketing and public relations coordinator for the Montana Food Bank Network.


The Missoula Mavericks American Legion Baseball program elected new board members and officers at its annual meeting. The 2018 Missoula Mavericks board of directors includes Tom Barkley, president; Lawrence King, vice president; Ginger Claussen, secretary and Dina Miller, treasurer. New members elected to the board include Jodi Johnson, Mike Jordan, Brad Leonard, Ryan Sharkey and Gena Stevens. Returning members to the board include Denise Dowling, Kevin Fulbright, Scott Miller, Larry Schock, Phil Senechal and Farrell Stensrud. Visit


Clint Rogers was Ink Realty Group's Top Sales agent for October. Rogers has been a licensed Realtor since 2003 and specializes in land and residential sales. He can be reached at 406-544-3730.

Paula Crews was the Top Producer at Properties 2000 for the month of October. Crews is a Broker/Owner of Properties 2000. She specializes in residential, commercial and investment sales.

Sara Murray was the October Employee of the Month at First Interstate Bank. 

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