The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra announced Gail Ridenour as the new executive director. Ridenour has a past playing in the orchestra. She also currently teaches music in the Bellingham School District. Ramona Abbott is currently serving as the interim executive director and will continue until Ridenour starts sometime in 2017.
The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center recently brought on five new board members. Christian Christensen has lived in Whatcom County for more than ten years. Charmie Gilcrease is the Executive Director at Technocracy Inc. Lica Holleman is a Whatcom County native and the chief financial officer for Peoples Bank. Renae Ingraham is a Bellingham native, and [...]
Terry Crump has retired as the director of sales at Samson, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of rope based in Ferndale. Crump had worked at Samson for 18 years. Vince Trotta has been named the new sales director. He started at Samson in June, and has 19 years of experience at General Electric in [...]
Weichert Realtors – Vanson Associates office in Bellingham recently hired Bridget C. Cantrell, Jennifer Garretson, Ross Gerard, Trish Gesmundo, Benjamin Plymale, Justin Remaklus and Karen Trudel. The Weichert office in Bellingham is located at 2900 Meridian St.
Cezar O. Mesquita has been selected as the new director of the office of admissions at Western Washington University. He will start at WWU on Nov. 1. He is currently the director of admissions at the University of Idaho. He will succeed Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services Clara Capron, who has been [...]
Pam Kiesner, director of the Bellingham Public Library, announced she will retire at the end of the year. The library board of trustees accepted her resignation at its meeting on Sept. 20. She will step down at the end of the year. This year marks her 40th year in library administration. She spent the last [...]
In August, PeaceHealth Medical Group added five new providers to its medical team. John Aita, MD, joined the gastroenterology team. Aita was the American College of Physicians’ 2015 Operational Physician of the Year. He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the medical corp of the U.S. Army and has served two deployments to Iraq. Penelope [...]
Rick Adelstein, president of Louis Auto Glass, is chairing the Boys & Girls Club of Whatcom County’s Great Futures campaign. The campaign is the Boys & Girls Club’s annual fundraiser which runs from September through October. Louis Auto Glass has been in Whatcom County since 1929, and was founded by Adelstein’s grandfather. The business supports [...]
John Burns has been hired as the new general manager of the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center. Burns is a Seattle native and has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently he worked at the upscale Hotel Telluride, in Colorado. He started his career at the [...]
Colleen Carroll has been hired as the new outreach and communication director of the Whatcom Land Trust. Carroll has more than 25 years of experience in conservation education, including playing a role in creating the first native plant conservation program across Hawaii. She co-wrote the Forest Action Plan for the state of Hawaii and developed [...]