The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife recognized employees for salmon recovery work in the Upper Columbia Valley region. Casey Baldwin, a research scientist in Wenatchee, received the Steve Phelps Leadership in Science award for his advising on complex technical issues; Ken Bevis, a watershed steward in Winthrop, won the Rocky Spencer Award for his outreach and communication; Andrew Murdoch of Wenatchee received the Best Paper Award for his publication on wild and hatchery spring Chinook; Jay Deason of Wenatchee won the Innovators Award for his design and installation of pit tag arrays; and Charity Davidson of Wenatchee won the Esprit de Corps Award for her attitude and team building skills.
Wenatchee’s Apple Country Inn was selected for a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor, based on reviews by customers that average a rating of four or higher out of five.
Diana Haglund, Pat Phillips, Jennifer Dolge and Tammy Moad, all with Central Washington University-Wenatchee, were nominated for the CWU Employee Council of Civil Service Employees Team of Distinction Award.
New jobs, new faces
Stan Scheumann, a controller at Auvil Fruit Company of Orondo, was elected treasurer for the Washington Apple Education Foundation, while Steve Clive, Hans van Someren Gréve and La Verne Bergstrom, all of Wenatchee, were re-elected to three-year terms on the board.
Rick Roedel joined Colonial Vista Retirement of Wenatchee as executive director.
Jerry Litt, a planning consultant for Alliance Consulting Group in Wenatchee, was appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire to the Washington State Transportation Committee. Litt served 13 years as the community development director for the city of Lacey, and for 10 years as the Douglas County planning director.
Staying on top
Jason Jablonski of SET Coaching and Black Diamond Sports Therapy in Wenatchee attended an intensive two-day Retül University Bike Fit certification class in Denver, taught by Todd Carver.
Christina M. Davitt, a bankruptcy attorney with Davitt Law Group in Wenatchee, completed a five-day intensive training with Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Boot Camp in North Carolina.
Valda Sarty, owner of Elements Salon and Wellness Spa in Wenatchee, and team members Jessica Jarett, Andrea Hen, Danielle Babst, Jacob Holmer and Jenelle Esparza attended a Dermalogica product workshop in Renton.
Carole Keane, a managing broker for Coldwell Banker LaVigne in Wenatchee, attended a Coldwell Banker sales rally in Spokane.
Bryan Campbell, owner of Pro Active Business Solutions of Wenatchee, finished a three-day course on preventing crime with landscape design.
Doug and Joyce Morgan, executive directors with Business Network International Central and SE Washington, attended a company conference in Rhode Island. While there, they were certified as trainers with Nspired Networking Enterprises. The Morgans were also recognized as achieving the top percentage increase in number of members per chapter for the company’s intermediate regions.
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