New business

Jennifer Shryock has opened Rainmaker Resume, offering professional resume writing services and interview coaching. Call 530-9249 or visit

New associates

Kathy Argo joined the Pilates team at the Women’s Club. Argo teaches reformer and mat classes, prenatal reformer and mat classes, and is available for private sessions. Argo moved to Missoula from the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her certification through Stott Pilates and has more than six years of teaching experience.

Broker Denise Lang has joined Trails West Real Estate’s Bigfork office. Lang entered the real estate profession in 2001 and has worked in the finance industry.

Brokers Rhonda J. Kohlbroker and Dan Kiley have joined Trails West Real Estate’s Whitefish office. Kohlbroker has primarily marketed to high-end clients at the Iron Horse Golf Club Community and has 14 years of experience in real estate. Kiley was a real estate professional in Chicago. His background includes experience in sales and private banking.

Daryn McCord, hip-hop and acting instructor/marketing director for On Center Performing Arts, was hired as coach of the University of Montana Dance Team for the 2010-11 season.


Beth Burman Frazee has been promoted to the position of director of development and marketing at United Way of Missoula County. Frazee previously served as manager of development and marketing. She will be responsible for directing the organization’s resource development, marketing and community outreach efforts; staffing the development committee; and directing STAND, United Way’s networking and community service program for young professionals.


David A. Severson was elected vice president of the MEA-MFT union of nearly 18,000 school employees and public service employees. He will continue to serve as president of the Missoula Education Association in Missoula.


Grant M. Winn II of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, has earned the chartered financial consultant designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Kayla Johnson of Top Notch Training completed Action Plan for Menopause certification through Exercise Etc.

Jennifer Taylor, Joanne Petelin, Rhonda Holle, Shelley Bundy, Adele Gibbs, Judy Gudgel, Jeremy Schultz, Laurie Page, Diane Weatherman, Lisa Holzworth, Rosemary Harrison, Rhonda Hunt, Kate Supplee, Barbara Creveling, Kendra Richardson, Jay Getz, Germaine Haberman, Gary Bryan, Jennifer Bertland, Katy McKinnon, Scott Smith, Rick Jessen, Wendy Bush, Mary Trochmann, Gary Kulaski and Dan Ermatinger of Prudential Montana Real Estate have received the of short sale and foreclosure resource designation.


Scott Breum of Scott Breum Photography was named one of 10 Photographers of the Year for 2010 at the Montana Professional Photographers Association’s annual convention in Bozeman. Breum competed in the MPPA statewide print competition, receiving merit awards for three of five prints he entered. He was awarded first place for his senior portrait album, as well as second place in the senior folio division. He was also awarded second place in the electronic imaging division for his underwater image created during a senior portrait session, and third place in the commercial division for an image created for Grizzly Hackle.

The MetLife Inc. office in Missoula was named Financial Planning Firm of the Year.

Kris Hawkins was the top listing agent for Properties 2000 in April. Hawkins is a broker/owner at Properties 2000 and specializes in first-time homebuyers.

The following were top producers in March for Lambros Real Estate ERA: John and Nancy Coffee, residential; Tony and Tillie Marshall, Polson; Cheryl Smith, Hamilton; Mark McQuirk, commercial; and Randy Moore, Kalispell.

Lambros Real Estate ERA announced the 2009 Leaders Circle and Beyond Excellence Awards, which were awarded at the 2010 International Business Conference in March. The 2009 Leaders Circle recipients were Tory Dailey, Julie Gardner, and Bill and Barb McQuirk. The 2009 Beyond Excellence Award recipients were Katy Anderson, Jeremy Betty, Jim Betty, Ed Coffman, Karen Reyner, Chris and Vickie Honzel, Susan Liane, Tiffany McQuirk, Randy Moore, Sharon Palmer, Amy Peterson, Lorin Peterson, Patsy Plaggemeyer, Rod and Jan Rogers, and Shirley Simonson.

Mary Brambo of the Missoula City-County Health Department was named 2010 Outstanding WIC Employee of the Year for Montana. Brambo has worked for the Health Department for more than 25 years.

Marina Snow won the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association Best Novel award for “Ailanthus Park.” Snow’s books are published by Lost Coast Press.

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