Snohomish County people watching

  • HBJ staff
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:52pm

EVERETT — Dr. Arthur Grossman has retired from Western Washington Medical Group’s Department of Family Medicine. He is a well-known family doctor and biking enthusiast who plans to ride 13,000 miles this year. Grossman began his family practice at Everett Family Medicine in 1977.

EVERETT — Mortgage Advisory Group has named Michael Jones as chief financial officer. His experience includes mortgage origination, servicing and mortgage insurance within start-ups as well as small, mid-size and large lenders. His specialization is in financial analytics and modeling, financial reporting and budgeting, treasury management, risk management, operations analytics, post-close operations and capital markets.

LYNNWOOD — Prime Pacific Bank has promoted Chuck Dodd to the position of chief credit officer. He joined Prime Pacific Bank in 2003 and has served as a commercial credit officer, special asset officer and has assisted in credit administration.

EVERETT — W.S. “Buzz” Rodland, owner of Rodland Toyota-Scion in Everett, was named 2013-14 president of the Washington State Auto Dealers Association at the organization’s annual convention in June. He previously served on the WSADA board of directors and executive committee and is past chairman of the American International Automobile Dealers Association.

EVERETT — Engineering, planning and surveying firm Reid Middleton has hired Mike Yeoman as survey director and Katie Maurer and Kenneth O’Neill as designers in the Everett office. The company also promoted Erik Bishop to project engineer in the Everett office.

MONROE — Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. has announced the appointment of Dean Clapp as regional manager for Northern California sales. He has more than 20 years of experience in the cabinet industry. For the past 12 years, he has been a rep for a national custom cabinet manufacturer and was based in the Denver area.

LAKE STEVENS — Rachael Cooper of Lake Stevens has been named one of 10 inaugural recipients selected by the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program in a national scholarship competition. The scholarship will cover 50 percent of Cooper’s tuition at Northwest Hair Academy in Everett.

EVERETT — Capt. James Duke Jr. relieved Capt. Michael Coury as commanding officer of Naval Station Everett in a change of command ceremony attended by military personnel, federal civilian employees and distinguished guests at the naval base. Prior to assuming command, Duke was assigned as special assistant for CVN Operations, Naval Reactors. He lives in Lake Stevens.

EVERETT — Gregory Lind, a nurse practitioner from Western Washington Medical Group’s Lake Serene Clinic, has been awarded the American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence. The award recognizes a nurse practitioner in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice. Lind established one of the first nurse practioner-owned and operated health-care facilities more than 20 years ago.

LYNNWOOD — Washington Federal has promoted Voltaire Valeriano to mortgage and consumer loan servicing officer. Valeriano, a resident of Lynnwood, has been employed with Washington Federal since 1997 and has 15 years of experience in the banking industry. He is the recipient of several distinguished awards and honors and volunteers for many local organizations.

EVERETT — Maddy Metzger-Utt was sworn in as president of the Rotary Club of Everett on July 9. She will serve through the Rotary year from July 2013 through June 2014. She takes over from Andy Hall. A Rotary member since 2006, Metzger-Utt is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and president of the Greater Everett Community Foundation.

EVERETT — The Greater Everett Community Foundation has hired Elena Pullen-Venema as vice president of development to oversee fundraising and endowment building. Pullen-Venema has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and has an MBA in finance from Temple University. She lives in Snohomish with her husband and two children.

EVERETT — Port of Everett procurement and contracts administrator Maija Lampinen was recently awarded the Certified Professional Public Buyer Credential by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council. She was among 240 professionals who successfully completed the CPPB examination this year.

EVERETT — United Way of Snohomish County has hired Kristina Raezer of Arlington as its new engagement coordinator. Her work will be focused around creating opportunities for individuals to get more involved with United Way through giving, advocating and volunteering.

MARYSVILLE — Mike Sarchet officially took over as the new Columbia College Naval Station Everett/Marysville campus director after an informal reception on July 15 to say goodbye to retiring campus director Tom Larsen. Sarchet has been the assistant director at Columbia College’s NAS Whidbey Island campus in Oak Harbor for several years.

MUKILTEO — Windermere Real Estate in Mukilteo has welcomed June Bigelow. A Puget Sound-area resident for more than 25 years, Bigelow has strong experience in Snohomish County real estate, including homeowners’ association management and physical property services. She also acts as a listing and buyer’s agent and has foreclosure and short-sale expertise.

MILL CREEK — Peoples Bank announced the promotion of Laurie Ausmus to assistant vice president and senior loan officer at the Mill Creek Real Estate Loan Center. Ausmus, a community volunteer, has been with Peoples Bank for five years and has been in the financial service industry for a total of 25 years.

EVERETT — The Port of Everett has hired veteran maritime professional Walter Seidl as its marketing director. Seidl, a licensed merchant mariner from the Maritime College in New York, has spent the last 27 years in terminal, logistics and vessel operational roles on the West Coast.

EVERETT — Keller Williams in Everett has added seven agents since May. Scott Babbitt joined from Preview Properties Skagit. Caleb Houvener came from The Force Realty. Marie Hartung and Kelly Turner joined from Windermere. Agents Charmae deBoer, Steven Hall and Danielle Robinett began their real estate careers with Keller Williams Everett.

MUKILTEO — Optician Kathi Woods-Shelton has joined The Everett Clinic Vision Center. She will open a new Everett Clinic Vision Center at Harbour Pointe in Mukilteo with ophthalmologist Lizabeth Raemont and optometrist James Santoro. Shelton is a member of the Optician’s Association of Washington and the American Board of Opticianry.

BOTHELL — Robert Preti, president and chief scientific officer of Progenitor Cell Therapy, has joined the scientific advisory board of Bothell’s BioLife Solutions. Preti co-founded Progenitor Cell Therapy in 1999. Since its inception, that organization has served more than 100 clients from around the world and has experience with more than 20 different cell-based therapeutics.

MUKILTEO — Mayor Joe Marine was elected vice president of the Association of Washington Cities by the membership at its 80th annual conference. He will serve a one-year term in this leadership position for the private, non-profit, non-partisan corporation that represents and serves Washington’s 281 cities and towns.

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — City Manager John Caulfield has announced that he has accepted the city manager position for the city of Lakewood in Pierce County. The Lakewood City Council approved Caulfield’s employment agreement at their July 1 meeting and he will begin working there on Sept. 3. His contract with Mountlake Terrace requires a 60-day notice.

SEATTLE — The Fearey Group has hired Alex Fryer as account supervisor. With nearly two decades of communications and journalism experience, Fryer offers a new layer to The Fearey Group’s established list of clients. Prior to joining The Fearey Group, Fryer owned and operated his namesake communications consulting firm.

SEATTLE — U.S. Bank has promoted Thomas Roberts to the position of region manager and head of U.S. Bank’s branch network for the Washington Metropolitan Region. He is a 23-year banking veteran and will lead 650 employees at 70 branches in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Bellevue, Everett and the surrounding areas.

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