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Idaho Faces-Week of 11/25/11

Schroeder, Reinhard team with Keller Williams

Real estate sales professionals Terri Schroeder and Bryant Reinhard have joined the staff at the Keller Williams Realty Boise Market Center.

Schroeder has an extensive background in residential new construction and re-sale homes in the Boise, Eagle and Meridian areas and has been in the real estate industry for almost 20 years. She has obtained the Graduate Realtor Institute designation, as well as certified residential specialist and certified short-sale professional designations.

Reinhard has worked in real estate for over three years and previously owned WRC Advertising for 25 years. He developed, created and donated time to numerous advertising campaigns for charitable organizations throughout the state over the years, including Special Olympics and the Boise Symphony.

Nate Gross joins Wood Windows staff

Nate Gross recently joined the sales staff at Wood Windows Inc. He has 35 years experience in the window industry.

His primary focus will be assisting general contractors and remodeling contractors with window projects throughout the Treasure Valley.

Wells Fargo names 3 new store managers

Wells Fargo has appointed three new store managers, including Ryan Littleford as Ustick store manager, Michael Trueba as Broadway store manager, and Steve Haynie as Apple store manager.

Littleford, who joined Wells Fargo in 2008 as a teller, has since served as a customer sales and service representative and personal banker. He most recently served as an assistant manager at the Five Mile and Overland store. He is a graduate of BYU-Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in communications and minors in business and Spanish.

Trueba began his Wells Fargo career in 2006 in the Boise Phone Bank where he has held a number of positions including banker, banker coach and team leader before being named a learning and development consultant. A graduate of Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management, he is a volunteer for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

Haynie was most recently employed as a territory manager for CCS Medical and before that as an area manager for Enterprise Rent a Car. He attended San Francisco State University and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boise State University.

Stegner named U of I legislative liaison

University of Idaho President M. Duane Nellis appointed Idaho State Sen. Joe Stegner as its new special assistant to the president for state governmental relations. He begins the job Dec. 1. Stegner was chosen from a sizeable pool of applicants in a competitive search process that began in July.

Working with Nellis, Stegner will represent the University of Idaho in all aspects of state governmental relations. He will collaborate with leaders statewide to further the university’s educational, research and economic development initiatives. This includes working with higher education, business, community and other leaders to advance strategic initiatives.

Stegner is completing his seventh term in the Idaho Senate, where he served on numerous higher education boards. He is the former owner of Stegner Grain & Seed Co., which that he sold in 1995.

Cosmetologists finish Cancer Society program

Earlier this month, two cosmetologists from Twin Falls and four from the Nampa-Boise area were trained as facilitators for the American Cancer Society’s Look Good … Feel Better program. Jeanna Staten, a cosmetician from Idaho Falls traveled to Nampa to give the training.

The new facilitators from Twin Falls are Kellie Bloom and Mary Ann Graham. Completing the training for Nampa and Boise were Sandra Kauffman, Jenness Snow, Savannah Bagley and Kathye Engram.

Look Good … Feel Better is a program wherein area cosmetologists volunteer their time and talents to teach women how to address the side effects of their cancer treatments, which can include dry skin, brittle nails, and partial or total loss of hair. The program is made possible through the partnership of the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council and the National Cosmetoglogy Association.

Idaho nurses earn honors at awards event

On Nov. 12, nurses throughout Idaho were honored during the 2011 Nurse of the Year Awards event. Jeri Bigbee was chosen as Nurse of the Year in the educational facility category. Susan Cheeseman was chosen as Nurse of the Year in the large facilities category, and Beatrice Biggs-Jarrell was honored as a Legend of Nursing.

Bigbee is a professor in the College of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing at Boise State University, where she has created a new spirit of understanding of rural nursing in Idaho through her research, writing and teaching.

Cheeseman is the clinical information analyst at St. Luke’s Health Systems in Boise. She has been practicing as a nurse for 31 years, during that time gaining experience in caring for the sickest infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Other nurses honored at the event included: Bonnie Burlage from Teton Valley Hospital in Driggs, in the small facility category; and Karen Morrison from St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center in Ketchum, in the medium facility category.

This year there were a total of 36 nominees in all the categories and three Legends of Nursing, including Biggs-Jarrell.

Born in College Place, Wash., Biggs-Jarrell attended the Loma Linda School of Nursing in California and received her registered nurse diploma there. Later, in Nevada, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and her certification as a family nurse practitioner. In 1975, she moved to Idaho, where she was eventually appointed Idaho assistant state health officer – the first RN ever appointed to that post. Since then, her contributions to nursing and health care have grown, reaching all the way to the east African country of Malawi, where she established a health outreach program.

Other nurses noted as Legends of Nursing included Daniel Knight and Gary Thietten.

Ada County realtors feted at IHFA luncheon

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association honored 75 Ada County realtors during a Realtor Appreciation Luncheon Nov. 16 at the Barber Park Event Center in Boise. Those honored helped 410 new-home buyers utilize IHFA’s IdaMortgage home loan program in the last two years, representing a collective total of more than $53 million in loans.

The Gold Award went to Janice Stieger of Group One for representing 14 IdaMortgage homebuyers. Stieger is a 21-year real estate veteran.

The Silver Award was given to Sheila Smith of Re/Max Capital Cty for representing 10 IdaMortgage homebuyers. Smith specializes in re-sales, first-time homebuyers and short-sales.

Amy Miller was given the Bronze Award for representing 10 IdaMortgage homebuyers. She has been a realtor since 1995.

Certificates of Appreciation were given to: Tim Burroughs, Keller Williams Realty; Adin Catovic, Silvercreek Realty Group; Gabe Cordova, Core Group Realty; Dianne Dimick, Homeland Realty; Natalie Filbert, Mountain Realty; Erica Hill, Keller Williams Realty; Rich Smith, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group; Jennifer Horsley Stacey, John L. Scott; Steve Szlanic, Re/Max Elite Properties; Bob Van Allen, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson; Sharon Walker, Keller Williams Realty; and Greg Wilson, Silvercreek Realty Group.

Guild Mortgage was honored as top lending partner. Top loan originators included Lance Hendricks with Idaho Central Credit Union, Terry Heffner with Guild Mortgage, and Terry Anderson with Academy Mortgage.

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