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Dr. Jeremy Bearfield

July 31, 2014 — 

Dr. Jeremy Bearfield has joined the staff of physicians at Northern Nevada Medical Group’s South Reno location on Kietzke Lane.

Dr. Bearfield earned his medical degree and completed his family medicine internship and residency at University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno. He also earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the UNR.

Emily Pate

July 31, 2014 — 

Emily Pate has joined ArchCrest Commercial Partners as marketing and business coordinator.

Pate previously was a marketing associate for Glew Engineering Consulting, Inc.

She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration while earning Exceptional Academic Achievement on the President’s Honor List.

Kaitlin Eidson

July 31, 2014 — 

Kaitlin Eidson has been hired as a Compliance Coordinator for Prospect Education, LLC.

Eidson previously served as academic affairs coordinator for the University of Phoenix.

She earned her bachelor’s of science degree in speech pathology from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Clifford D. Nelson Jr.

July 31, 2014 — 

Clifford D. Nelson Jr. has been named chief executive officer of Reno-based Silver Predator Corp. He also was named to the board of directors of the publicly held mining company.

Nelson succeeds Nathan Tewalt, who resigned as CEO but remains on the company’s board.

Since 2013, Nelson has been president of Springer Mining Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silver Predator. He previously worked as vice president of operations at Comstock Mining Co., served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of operations at Golden Predator Corp. and held positions with Inspiration Resources, Magma Copper Co. West Gold and St. Andrew Goldfields.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering and materials science from Michigan Technological University.

Frank B. Wright Jr.

July 31, 2014 — 

Frank B. Wright Jr. has been named president of Hectatone Inc., a subsidiary of Reno’s Western Lithium USA Corp.

Wright’s experience includes work as director of business development for Egypt-based Rasheed Performance Minerals and executive and management positions with American Colloid Co., AMCOL International Corp. Bentonite Performance Minerals LLC and Volclay International.

Craig Madole

July 31, 2014 — 

Craig Madole has been promoted to assistant executive director of the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.

Madole served as a legislative assistant in the 2013 session of the Nevada Legislature.

He has been a member of the Nevada Air National Guard since 1989 and served a deployment to Afghanistan in 2011.

Ed Flood

July 31, 2014 — 

Ed Flood, the founder of Western Lithium USA Corp. in Reno, has been named co-chairman of the publicly held company’s board of directors.

Bill Custer

July 31, 2014 — 

Bill Custer has joined RE/MAX Professionals as a broker/salesman and team leader for Carter Geer & Associates.

Custer has more than 10 years experience at two large real estate offices. He is also a pilot and served in the United States Air Force.

Carrie L. Parker

July 30, 2014 — 

Carrie L. Parker has joined the Reno office of Snell & Wilmer as an associate with a concentration on white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation.

She previously held a position with the Nevada Attorney General.

Parker earned her law degree from the University of Arizona and earned master’s and bachelor;s degrees at Ohio University.

Kate Redick

July 30, 2014 — 

Kate Redick has been named marketing and human resources lead assistant at Reno Engineering.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Ryan Powell

July 30, 2014 — 

Ryan Powell of Sparks has been named a member of the 2014 Executive Council of New York Life Insurance Company. The recognition is based on sales performance.

Mike Dillon

July 30, 2014 — 

Mike Dillon, executive director of the Builders Association of Northern Nevada, is stepping down to focus on his health insurance agency.

Dillon led the homebuilders trade group for 10 years.

Floyd Rowley

July 30, 2014 — 

Floyd Rowley has rejoined Johnson Group, a commercial real estate firm in Reno.

Rowley, a certified public accountant and longtime broker in the Reno area, left Johnson Group in 2013 to open a Reno office of Apartment Realty Advisors.

Fred Wright

July 30, 2014 — 

Fred Wright, a chef/instructor with the Washoe County School District and a member of the High Sierra Chefs Association, has been named fellow of the American Academy of Chefs.

John R. Clarkson

July 30, 2014 — 

John R. Clarkson, an attorney in Reno, has earned certification as a Certified Divorce Coach from the CDC College for Divorce Coaching of Tampa, Fla.

Mary Powell

July 30, 2014 — 

Mary Powell has been named manager of the Northern Nevada branch of JDRF.

She previously worked in Anchorage, Alaska, as a manager and division peer coach for the American Diabetes Association. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Michelle Hale

July 30, 2014 — 

Michelle Hale has been named member outreach supervisor by Greater Nevada Credit Union.

She previously worked as district executive director at the American Cancer Society in Reno.

Eldorado employees

July 30, 2014 — 

Three drivers with FedEx in northern Nevada will compete in the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburg in August.

Eric Flick of Dayton will compete in twins, Patrick Nerger of Sparks in five-axle and Gragg Wilson of Reno in three-axle.

Eldorado employees

July 30, 2014 — 

Julia Taylor of special events and casino marketing and Kami Whitemaine of the front desk have been recognized as by the Eldorado Resort Casino as managers and supervisors of the quarter.

Recognized as employees of the quarter were Phuong Quan of table games, Megan Tuell of beverage, Martin Guerrero and Floridama Zepeda of The Buffet, Ann Gomez of the bakery, Augustin Martinez of the pasta shop, Moises Cordova of La Strada, Griselda Lopez of reservations, Adolfo Lapuz and Antonio Jasso of housekeeping, Jason Pabico of internet marketing, Bodie Tureson of the showroom and Jester Reyes of management information services.

Community Foundation advisory board

July 30, 2014 — 

New members of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada advisory board include:

Steve Carrick, senior vice president of Heritage Bank, named to the Finance Committee.

Oscar Delgado, a Reno city councilman, named to the marketing committee.

Devere Dressler, a Gardnerville rancher, named to the program committee.

Maury Heslop, Wells and Vassar branch manager for US Bank, named to the finance committee.

Caesar Ibarra, a partner with Muckel Anderson CPAs, named to the Finance Committee.

Sig Wawdo, a program manager with Microsoft advertising operations, named to the marketing committee.

Morre J. Hughes

July 30, 2014 — 

Morre J. Hughes has been named operation manager of Alpine Insurance.

She has worked for the company since 2005.

Krysta Bea Jackson

July 30, 2014 — 

Krysta Bea Jackson has been named as the first intern of The Reno Angels.

She is a graduate student in accounting at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she also works as assistant director of the College of Business Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition.

Kristen Martini

July 30, 2014 — 

Kristen Martini has joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber, working as a litigator in the law firm’s Reno office.

She earned her law degree at the University of Nevada William S. Boyd School of Law and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Nevada, Reno.

André Meintjes

July 30, 2014 — 

André Meintjes, owner of Custom Physical Therapy in Reno and Sparks and, founder and president of IMPILO Health, has published the book, “The 20 Minute Travel Workout.”

Susan Strating, Bradley Harris

July 30, 2014 — 

Susan Strating and Bradley Harris, the principals of Carson City-based NeuroSense Consulting, have become the first Nevadans to earned certification in brain-based coaching from the NeuroLeadership Group.

Deana Cotroneo, John Fairman, David Gibson

July 30, 2014 — 

Deana Cotroneo, John Fairman, and David Gibson have joined the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy.

Cotroneo was named management analyst II. She has worked for Nevada and local government for 30 years, most recently as an auditor for the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

Fairman was hired as management analyst III.. He previously worked 20 years’ at Sierra Pacific Power Co. and five years as a strategic planning analyst with Employers Insurance Company of Nevada.

Gibson joined the agency as an energy efficiency specialist. Gibson spent the past five years working as the Community Services Director for Envirolution in Reno.

Michael Ruppel, John Spillman

July 30, 2014 — 

Michael Ruppel and John Spillman have been hired as executive casino hosts by The Nugget.

Ruppel has worked 16 years in casinos in northern Nevada.

Spiillman, who earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, The Nugget has hired John Spillman as its new Executive Casino Host. John grew up in Eastern Nevada and attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. John has been working in the casino industry in Mississippi, Arizona and California for 31 years.

Alan Frizzell

July 24, 2014 — 

Alan Frizzell has been hired as manager for the Cremation Society of Nevada locations including John Sparks Memorial, Northern Nevada Memorial and Affinity Burial & Cremation.

Frizzell has seven years experience in the cremation business, having previously managed two other crematoriums.

Lois Johnson

July 24, 2014 — 

Lois Johnson has joined A and H Insurance Agency as an account executive.

Johnson has more than 40 years experience in the insurance industry. She also has experience in the construction, mining, trucking, nonprofit and manufacturing industries.

Rick Bammesberger

July 24, 2014 — 

Rick Bammesberger has been named vice president of product sales for RAM Enterprise, Inc., in Elko.

Bammesberger previously was a district manager for Lewis Goetz responsible for operations in Washington, Utah and Nevada. He also was a partner in Valley Rubber and Gasket Company, which was acquired by Lewis Goetz in 2011. He also worked as piping contractor and branch manager for Valley Rubber and also was area manager for Garlock for several years covering Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada.

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