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Business Beat


Architects West has hired Nathan Marcusen as a landscape designer. He worked previously for Environment West Landscaping Services and is currently working on projects for Northwest Farm Credit Services in Salem and East Valley School District in Spokane Valley.

ALSC Architects has hired Tina Johansen, Andrew Leeper and Sheila Boyce as associates. Johansen is an interior designer specializing in municipal and hospitality markets. Leeper is a licensed architect specializing in the development of sports and recreation projects for municipalities and higher education clients. Boyce is an interior designer and project manager focused on serving ALSC’s health care clients.


Mountain West Bank’s board of directors has appointed John Pariseau as a director of the Coeur d’Alene company. He worked as controller and CFO of Brewster Heights Packing from 1985-2002 and most recently worked as general manager of TJF LP.


Spokane Regional Health District has hired Kelli Hawkins as public information officer and communications manager. She worked previously for 16 years at Numerica Credit Union as director of communications and is the incoming president for the Mobius Children’s Museum and Science Center’s Board of Directors.


The YMCA of the Inland Northwest has promoted Aleisha Colvin to group vice president of mission programs, Christine Brischle to group vice president of membership/operations, Suzanne Heutmaker to branch executive of Spokane Valley YMCA, Brad Bushy to branch executive of South Spokane YMCA, Brent Gaither to branch executive of North Spokane YMCA, Heather Buhl to associate branch executive of Spokane Valley YMCA and Steven Troup to associate branch executive of Central Spokane YMCA.


Jeannette Karis of RE/MAX of Spokane was featured in the December Nationwide and International Edition of Top Agent Magazine, a real estate magazine featuring the top-producing and most accomplished professionals in the real estate industry. To be featured, professionals go through a nomination and interview process and are evaluated upon production, professionalism and industry and community involvement.

Garco Construction has earned the American Institute of Steel Construction Certification. The certification process ensures highest quality and safety standards for the structural steel industry.