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Sun., Feb. 26, 2012

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Erica Young has been promoted to a shareholder with Anderson, Peretti and Company CPAs of Spokane Valley. Young is a certified public accountant and has served as tax manager with the firm since 2008.


• Magner Sanborn’s Spokane office has hired Alexa Lohmeyer as a junior Web developer and Areli Nathanson as an interactive designer.

Martin Erkela has been hired as general manager of Frontier Communications’ Moscow-Pullman market. He has 34 years of telecommunications industry experience.

• Whitworth University has elected John Sowers to its board of trustees. Sowers, a senior pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church of Spokane, graduated from the university in 1988 and previously worked for the admissions department.


• Mountain West Bank has hired Kathy Colkitt and Rebecca Starr as mortgage loan originators.

Sheriff Daryl Wheeler received an Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate. Wheeler has served as sheriff of Bonner County since 2008.

Health care

Dr. Brian “B.C.” Oulman has joined Broadway Eyecare Center in Spokane Valley as an optometric physician. He holds a degree from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry, with honors in the Pediatric and Binocular Vision section and specialty training in glaucoma.

• AAA Washington has hired Gavin Staeheli as an insurance agent for its Spokane office.


Edward Wagner has been elected board president of the Idaho Association of Building Officials. Wagner is director of Coeur d’Alene Building Services.

Real estate

• Windermere North has hired Rust Brown and Russ Knight as associates. Brown previously worked for Pfizer/King Pharmaceuticals and Knight previously worked for Prudential Spokane Real Estate.

Jim Dashiell has been hired as an agent for Williams Realty Spokane. He previously worked for Coldwell Banker Tomlinson North.

• Kestell Company Real Estate has hired Don and Ronda Church and Elizabeth Bendinelli as brokers. They previously worked for Coldwell Banker Northwest Group. • Kathy Bryant has joined Century 21 Beutler and Associates as a broker, Realtor and senior real estate specialist. She previously worked for Keller Williams Realty.


• Intrinium Networks/IT Security promoted Conrad Band to vice president of operations and Nick Brayman to director of network services. The company also hired Greg Mitchell as a help desk associate.

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