Dr. Matt Weaver has accepted the position of Analytical Chemist at Elite One Source ® Nutritional Services. Weaver earned his B.S. in biological chemistry and Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Montana. His research has been featured in various scholarly journals and won him several awards.
Rachael Cheff has joined the staff of PartnersCreative as analytics and digital project management assistant after completing a yearlong internship at the Missoula full-service marketing and communications agency. Cheff is pursuing her master’s in business analytics from the University of Montana — her alma mater from her undergraduate years where she received her bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in media arts. At PartnersCreative, Cheff supports the entire agency through data analytics and digital project management.
Patrick Landon is now associated with Cherie Hansen of Re/Max Bigfork. Landon, a Montana native, grew up in Bigfork, attended the University of Montana. He has marketing and sales experience, managing teams at two respective Fortune 500 companies.
Sentinel Kiwanis of Missoula has installed the new officers and board for the 2017/2018 fiscal year starting Oct. 1. David Loewenwarter, president; Kelly Rosenleaf, president elect; Ed Brown, vice president; Gary Hughes, returning treasurer; Debbie Schock, incoming secretary; Michele Wheeler, retiring Lieutenant Governor, Montana District of Kiwanis; Sandy Smith, retiring secretary; Gary "Scooter" Smith, immediate past president. Retiring board includes Karl Jones, Ed Brown, Deb Schock, Glen Wheeler. Second year board members include Julie Kieckbusch Jones, Mike McCue, Brent Small, Chris Kirschten. First year board members are Bobby Smith, Bill Lawrence, Dori Brownlow, Lisa Mecklenberg Jackson.
The Bob Small Award was presented to 52 year Sentinel Kiwanis Club member Art Mandell. Retiring Lieutenant Governor for Montana District of Kiwanis and past president of Sentinel Kiwanis, Michele Wheeler, was presented the Hixon Award.
Dr. Tina Barrett and Molly Murphy, LCPC, of Tamarack Grief Resource Center have been asked to serve in leadership roles at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar (NMSSS) in Phoenix, AZ, October, 2017. Murphy will be a Group Leader and Barrett will be the Clinical Lead for Youth Programs. Since 2007, TGRC staff has supported TAPS Youth Program staff offering stabilizing and strengthening support for children grieving the death of a family member who served in the military. Barrett serves on the Advisory Board of TAPS and both Barrett and Murphy assist with implementation of TAPS Good Grief Camp-outs throughout the US for kids grieving the death of a military loved-one.
Patrick McCormick was the Top Producer at Properties 2000 for the month of September. McCormick is one of the Broker/Owner of Properties 2000. He specializes in residential real estate.
Montana Broadcaster Association has announced inductees into the “Manning Society” which recognizes broadcast sales achievement and KPAX/KAJ television qualified Rod Sharkey, Matt Hermes, Jeff Haley, Leslie Laird, Robert Vaughn, and Amy Vaughn. Additionally, Hermes and R. Vaughn achieved the special recognition of “Super Seller” and “Top Seller” respectively.
Missoula Aging Services (MAS) has been named a “2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. MAS serves older adults, their families and caregivers in Missoula County through a variety of programs, including Meals on Wheels, Respite & Homemaking Services, Medicare and Medicaid counseling, educational opportunities and classes, Senior Corps volunteer programs and more.