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Bernardo|Wills Architects has announced three additions to the company’s staff. The company has hired Paz Ochoa and Stan Griswold as landscape architect. Ochoa previously worked eight years with Spurlock Landscape Architects in San Diego. Griswold has 29 years of experience in landscape architecture, most recently working as a senior landscape architect with The Land Group Inc. in Coeur d’Alene. Tyler Reid has been hired as a landscape architect intern. Reid is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture at Washington State University.


Merrill Lynch has announced financial adviser Troy Braga has earned the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor credential offered through the National Association of Plan Advisers. Braga helps corporations and nonprofit organizations in the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane areas design and implement retirement plans to meet the needs of companies and their employees.


Spokane Respiratory Consultants has hired Dr. Zachary Adams as a physician. He is a graduate of St. Matthew’s University and is board-certified in sleep medicine and family medicine. Adams completed his family medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a sleep medicine fellowship at George Washington University. Prior to joining Spokane Respiratory Consultants, Adams was the medical director for Sleep Clinics of America in Virginia.

The Washington state Department of Social and Health Services has announced the selection of Mark Kettner as chief executive officer at Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake. Kettner has worked in health care for nearly 30 years and had served as the chief administrative/chief financial officer at ESH since 2014.


Branding and marketing agency Klündt | Hosmer has hired Meghan Upton as digital marketing coordinator. With a bachelor’s in business/marketing from Eastern Washington University, she joins the agency after three years of professional marketing experience with etailz, Inc.

Real estate

Ryann Louie has been hired as a broker at Windermere Real Estate’s Manito office. Ryann worked as an assistant and designer for Bornhoft LLC before coming to Windermere.


Business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has recognized Liberty Lake-based Itron Inc. as Company of the Year in Advanced Metering Infrastructure solutions industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Itron enables utilities and cities to deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. The company utilizes a portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors to help customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources.

Tom Lienhard, chief energy efficiency engineer at Avista Corp., was awarded the Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Innovation at Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s 2018 Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards.


OpenEye, a cloud-managed video surveillance provider based in Liberty Lake, has hired Eric Fullerton as executive director. He has 20 years of experience in senior management positions for Milestone, Vicon,, Intel and Nokia. As executive director, Fullerton will support the development and execution of corporate strategy at OpenEye.

Erin Gurtel, marketing/sales manager of Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, was recognized as a graduate of the Institute of Fair Management during the 128th Annual Convention of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions in San Antonio. The institute consists of courses covering management, marketing, programming, risk management, operations and year-round facility use. Gurtel has been with the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center for 14 years.

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