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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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BumbleBar has named Travis Dewey as production manager. Dewey has more than 20 years of experience in food processing and was previously with Franz Bakery.


Kathryn Meier has been named by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as one of the 65 scientists nationwide who received the 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award. Meier is associate dean for graduate education at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy in Spokane.

Rhonda Young has been named a recipient of the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ITE) Innovation in Education Award in recognition of her work as a member of the ITE’s University Transportation Curriculum Project. Young is an associate professor of civil engineering in Gonzaga University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.


The Spokane office of BDO USA LLP has promoted Kelli Schwartzenberger from tax manager to tax senior manager. Schwartzenberger has been with the firm for more than a decade.

D.A. Davidson & Co. has promoted Michael Jackson to vice president, financial advisor and branch manager for the firm’s two Spokane offices. Jackson joined the firm in 2009 and served as a co-branch manager since 2014.

Health care

Ashley Randleman has joined the Pullman and Moscow offices of Palouse Pediatrics as a pediatric wellness specialist. Randleman is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She will focus her practice on child wellness issues, including weight management and lifestyle choices.

Emily Todd will join Moscow Medical as a family medicine specialist in October. Todd was previously with Providence Medical Group in Olympia.


Modern Woodmen of America has named Cindy Esch as the recipient of a $100 award grant through the organization’s Hometown Hero Program for her work as the co-founder of Childhood Saved. The nonprofit helps to provide counseling to survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Spokane Regional Marketing and Communications Association has announced the new members of the 2016-2017 board of directors as follows: membership chair, Mallory Battista of Rogue Heart Media; Spark Awards judging chair, Damon Pilgrim of Shriners Hospital for Children; sponsorship chair, Jennifer Ash of Horizon Credit Union; communications chair, Trisha Bruininks of Goodale & Barbieri Company. Returning board members are as follows: president, Emily Easley of DH; programming chair and incoming president, Stephanie Lilla of Coordinated Care; past president, Annie Gannon of Community Colleges of Spokane; finance chair, Jed Spencer of NBS Promos; internship chair, Kim Connors of Whitworth University; visual communications chair, Heather Berndt of Lemonade Graphic Design; co-event chairs, Ashley Graham of Ashley Graham Events and Barb Comito of Union Gospel Mission.


Melanie Schoesler and Ilknur Brown have joined Windermere North Spokane LLC as brokers. Previously, Schoesler was with Wheatland Bank and Brown was with Prestige Realty in Glendale, Ariz.


Etailz has hired Spencer Dorway as a technical support developer, Jack Dunbar as POM partner and Candice Flahaven as a partner optimization associate.