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Jon Clift has joined Baird Private Wealth Management as a member of the Allen Group. He comes to Baird from Moss Adams, where he worked as a senior financial adviser.


Tom Schaaf, a geriatrician who lives in Spokane, has been elected president of the Washington State Medical Association. Schaaf, a specialist in geriatrics and hospice care, serves as chief medical officer of Providence Home and Community Care in Tukwila, Washington, and provides care at Providence Sound Hospice in Olympia.


Klündt | Hosmer has hired Steve Dobbs and Hudson Rennaker as graphic designers. Dobbs has experience in print design at a commercial printing facility and as a website production artist. A board member of the Spokane Advertising Federation, Dobbs will focus on concepts, designs and production for online and print marketing. Rennaker is a graduate of Oregon State University, where he worked with the university’s Transportation Services Department on external marketing as well as helping to market local nonprofit and city events.

Tanya Dominguez and Camille Simon have been hired at Etailz. Dominguez comes to Etailz from 14Four and will work as a partner optimization coordinator. Simon, hired as product analyst I, previously worked at Walter E. Nelson Co.


Heather Hamlin has been hired as the new executive director of the Women Helping Women Fund, a nonprofit focused on raising awareness of women and children living in poverty. Hamlin most recently worked as director of agribusiness and Spokane Ag Expo at Greater Spokane Incorporated.

Todd Dunfield has been hired by the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy as community conservation manager. Dunfield previously served as executive director of the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation and worked at the Spokane Nordic Ski Association as well as Gonzaga University. The conservancy also has announced the addition to its board of Casey Brazil, managing broker and director of brokerage for Kiemle Hagood.

Real estate

United Country Real Estate Northwest Land & Lifestyle Properties has announced a number of hires. Ron Borg and Nanette Pitts will team up to serve those looking for a ranch or home in North Idaho. Jodi Counts has 11 years of real estate experience and will work in Idaho and Washington. Lance Berryman has been hired to serve the Sandpoint area. Jim Lemieux, a professional forester, will specialize in timberland and land transactions. He recently retired from PotlatchDeltic Corp., where he served as senior real estate manager. Kara Vrevich has been hired as an assistant and transaction manager.


The Washington State Hospital Association has announced awards recognizing efforts of hospitals to demonstrate community health leadership. Newport Hospital and Health Services has been recognized for its Healthy Kids Snack Bags Program, providing bags of healthy snacks to local students. Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville was noted for inpatient services available to patients with acute symptoms of a mental disorder in its free-standing, 16-bed adult evaluation and treatment facility. Both programs have been recognized with Community Health Leadership Bronze Awards.

Jason Hardin in the Wastewater Operations at Spokane County Environmental Services has been honored as Collections Operator of the Year by the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association, Inland Empire Section, recognizing outstanding job performance of regular duties and accomplishments, both collective and individual.


Wendy Ebach-Brill has been hired as program manager for Greater Spokane Incorporated’s education and talent program. She comes to GSI after several years working in Spokane’s non-profit community.

Spokane Dignity Memorial has named Scott Dahl location manager for its network of area funeral homes, including Hazen & Jaeger’s downtown and Spokane Valley locations, Ball & Dodd Funeral Home and Thornhill Valley Chapel. Dahl has been a licensed funeral director since 2002 and previously served as managing partner for Hennessy Funeral Homes. He also has worked in corporate marketing and with ad agencies in Cleveland, Seattle and New York City.

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