Matthew Brewer, middle school/high school science teacher with Soap Lake School District, has been named 2014 North Central Educational Service District Regional Teacher of the Year.
Russell J. Speidel, of the Speidel Law Firm in Wenatchee, has been named in the 2013 edition of Washington Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in Washington state.
Zach Davies, Certified Financial Planner, with Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc. has been promoted to financial advisor at the firm’s Wenatchee office.
Beth Widby, R.N., of Wenatchee, was awarded a patent/trademark in May for Meds I Take, a multiple medication management tool for individuals and/or their caregivers. She owns Meds I Take, LLC.
New jobs, new faces
David McCarthy has joined Forsgren Associates Inc. in Wenatchee as division manager. He has 30 years of civil engineering experience and was most recently division manager of Psomas, Inc., in Phoenix.
Derek Van Marter is the new executive director of the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board, a nonprofit organization based in Wenatchee.
Garry Arseneault recently joined Freedom Financial Advisors in Wenatchee, a division of Cashmere Valley Bank, as executive director.
Staying on top
Denise M. Merz, L.M.P., and owner of Captiva Bodywork Massage, recently attended the 2013 American Massage Therapy Association Chapter Annual Convention in Yakima. She participated in training for cold stone therapy, assessment and treatment of headaches.