At the podium
Danielle Marchant, a partner with Johnson, Gaukroger, Smith & Marchant of Wenatchee, spoke about domestic violence in the criminal justice system at the Light of Hope program in Wenatchee. The program was a vigil to remember survivors of sexual assault and child abuse.
The Wenatchee Police Department announced their annual award winners. They are: Detective Edgar Reinfeld as Officer of the Year; Shellie Collette, detective’s division clerk, as Headquarters Employee of the Year; Mary Jane Gurnard, commander of Volunteers in Police Service, as Volunteer of the Year; and Officer John Paquette as Reserve Officer of the Year. Kevin Edwards and Andrew Block, both of Wenatchee, received Citizen Commendation Awards for actions assisting police officers to apprehend suspects; Eveline Roy, the Traffic Safety Task Force Manager, was honored with the Certificate of Commendation; Officer Tracy Martin was selected for the Exemplary Police Service Award; and Detective Brian Chance was presented the Law Enforcement Partner Agency Service Award.
Greta Williams of Quincy was honored with an Outstanding Volunteer Award by Gov. Chris Gregoire in recognition of her program, which provides a backpack full of food to 30 Quincy schoolchildren each weekend.
K.C. Craven, a fourth-grade teacher at Morgen Owings Elementary School in the Lake Chelan School District, was selected Outstanding Technology Educator of the Year by the Northwest Council for Computer Education.
New jobs, new faces
Tony Freytag, the national marketing director and a member of the senior management committee at Crunch Pak in Cashmere, will serve for two years as the vice chairman of the Fresh-Cut Processor Board for the United Fresh Produce Association Board of Directors.
Staying on top
Valda Sarty, owner of Elements Salon and Wellness Spa of Wenatchee, and stylists Trisha Heinold, Drea Walter and Tara Johnson attended the Washington State Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program meeting in Wenatchee. Heinold, along with Senior Apprentice Jacob Holmer, also attended a two-day ABC Vidal Sassoon class in Seattle on haircutting techniques.
Shon Dempsey, owner of Dempsey Design of Wenatchee, attended a three-day conference hosted by A List Apart on website development, design and content in Seattle.
Aaron Harris, an associate attorney with Johnson, Gaukroger, Smith & Marchant of Wenatchee, attended an annual Trust and Estate Litigation seminar. Topics covered included buy-sell agreements, asset tracing and settlement solutions.
Dr. Eric Haeger, owner of Central Washington Sleep Diagnostic Center in Wenatchee and Moses Lake, completed a course in pediatric sleep medicine at Stanford University School of Sleep Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif. Dawn Gregory, a registered polysomnography technologist with the Sleep Diagnostic Center, completed 15.25 hours of continuing education at the Pacific Northwest Sleep Association Biennial Meeting at Skamania Lodge on the Columbia River Gorge.
Richard Hendrickson, Mike Rolfs and Dan Tappel, all with Pacific Engineering and Design of Wenatchee, attended a crane runway design webinar hosted by the National Council of Structural Engineers.
Ken Mattson, a director with Prepaid Legal Services in Wenatchee, attended the International Pre-Paid Legal Services convention in Oklahoma City.
Darian Frank, Stacy Pogue and Michelle Harris, registered nurses with the Wenatchee Valley Hospital Surgical Center, passed the Certified Nurse Operating Room exam and are now credentialed in perioperative care by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and the American Board for Specialty Nursing Certification.
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