People Watching

  • HBJ staff
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2:18pm

MONROE — Joe Mingrino recently joined the Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. sales team. As part of KDN Associates based in New Jersey, he will represent Canyon Creek’s products in the northeastern U.S. He has more than 27 years of experience in new home construction and remodeling.

BOTHELL — Lovsted-Worthington has announced that Aran Buchan has joined the Bothell firm as an account executive. Previously, he was the vice president of a local construction trade association. The Central Washington University graduate has a degree in public relations and extensive knowledge of construction, manufacturing, development and related industries.

EVERETT — Providence Health &Services has named Joseph Gifford as the new chief of strategic innovation for the Providence and Swedish Medical Center affiliation. He joins chief medical officer Lawrence Schecter to lead the development of new accountable care products for large employers, which will be available in 2014.

LYNNWOOD — Todd Zurik has joined Whidbey Island Bank as a real estate loan officer at the bank’s Lynnwood Financial Center. With more than 30 years experience in the real estate industry in the Pacific Northwest, Zurik will handle origination of residential, custom construction and land and building site loans in Snohomish County.

LYNNWOOD — The Lynnwood City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Ian Cotton to the planning commission. Cotton, an electrical project manager for Sparling, will fill the unexpired term of Position 2, which was previously held by Van AuBuchon but vacated upon his appointment to the City Council. Cotton’s term runs through Dec. 31, 2016.

EVERETT — Division director Tim McDonald announced his retirement from the Snohomish Health District, effective March 29. The Vietnam War veteran is a longtime veteran of local public health, serving communities for 36 years in Washington state. As the director of the Communicable Disease Control Division, he was responsible for a budget of more than $5.6 million and 53 staff.

LYNNWOOD — Sparling has added Marc Jenkins as an acoustician in their Lynnwood headquarters office. He is a recent graduate from Brigham Young University and has experience in research and design development, communicating technical specifications for acoustic products, and preparing technical reports and data that comply with city codes and ordinances.

MILL CREEK — Local entrepreneur Paul Davenport, owner of Molly Maid of Mill Creek and Woodinville, recently received Molly Maid’s 2012 Rookie of the Year award. He earned the award based on having the highest average weekly sales of any new owner from 2012. He achieved these figures in just his first 11 months of operation.

EVERETT — Leigh Wilson has been named as the newest team member at Leader One Financial in Everett. The residential mortgage loan originator was a real estate agent for more than 10 years and has a special understanding of the need for communication and the time constraints of agents and their clients.

EVERETT — Paige Albert has been hired as Renee’s Contemporary Clothing’s newest sales associate for women’s apparel. With more than 25 years of retail experience, Albert joins Marlene Forsgren on the sales floor. Albert’s responsibilities include processing new arrivals, suggesting apparel and complimentary accessories to customers, and providing input on Renee’s inventory selections.

EVERETT — Former hurdler and Snohomish High School alumni Nick Pembroke, a McClain Insurance agent, served as an official at the Larry Eason Invitational Track and Field Meet on April 13 at Snohomish High School. Everett’s McClain Insurance Services was the Gold Medal presenting sponsor for the track meet that is recognized as a premier Pacific Northwest sports meet.

EVERETT — Mary Kaye Bredeson, executive director of the Washington State Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing, has received an exemplary leadership award from The Chair Academy, an organization focused on developing leadership in colleges and universities around the world. Bredeson has led the Center of Excellence since 2006.

EDMONDS — The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has appointed four new members to its board of directors. They are Bill Wood, Theresa Catt, David Jones and Jeff Ritter. The additions are in line with the significant growth in chamber membership over the past year, from 350 to 450 members.

SMOKEY POINT — Coastal Community Bank announced that Robin Reinig has joined the bank as vice president and branch manager of their newest branch in Smokey Point. She has extensive experience banking in the Snohomish County community and started her career with SeaFirst Bank. She has been active with the Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce and the Arlington Rotary Club.

EVERETT — Brokers Zach Schwarzmiller and Blake Stedman of Coast|Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate in Everett assisted in the sale of the Acadia Apartments, a 10-unit building in West Seattle. The property sold for $1,450,000 and closed in March.

LYNNWOOD — Edmonds Community College has announced the appointment of two new deans, Andy Williams and Elliot Stern. Williams was named dean for the Business Division, a position he has served on an interim basis at EdCC since July 2011. Stern, the new dean of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division, is currently interim dean for Health Science and Public Safety at Everett Community College.

EVERETT — United Way of Snohomish County has announced the hiring of Kristi Cuddy as a donor relations manager with a focus on financial services, insurance and schools. She attended the University of Idaho and her background includes work in business operations and law enforcement. She lives in Stanwood with her husband and dog.

SNOHOMISH — Local photographer Jared Burns has been asked by the Snohomish wedding community to provide live social media coverage at the fifth annual Snohomish Wedding Tour on June 2. Burns offers wedding, senior and lifestyle portrait experiences at his studio in downtown Snohomish.

EVERETT — Keller Williams in Everett has hired several new agents since the beginning of 2013. Agents who have joined from other firms are Sandy Dinsmore, Katie Lee, Kristine Niemi, Gayle Picken and Gideon Sylvan. Six new agents starting their careers with the firm are Sarah Ashwood, Adam Gardulski, Joseph Simmons, Chad Slayton, Sukhi Sohi and Pamela Taylor.

EVERETT — James Kellett, an Everett financial adviser for Edward Jones, recently met with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to seek legislation to increase savings and enhance retirement security. Kellett was one of 51 financial advisers chosen from among the firm’s nearly 12,000 who traveled to Washington to lobby for individual investors.

BELLINGHAM — Six Western Washington University students, including Matthew Tygert of Snohomish, were chosen to participate in its College of Business and Economics Leadership Lunch event in Bellevue on April 12. Students met with business leaders to discuss topics concerning organizational leadership and career development.

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