People on the move, 11/14/13

Loralei Denton recently accepted a position as an escrow closer with Whatcom Land Title in Bellingham, after serving as an escrow assistant since 2001. Denton also recently passed her licensing exam to become a limited practice officer. She is now licensed by the Washington State Bar Association and authorized to select, prepare and complete form documents for use in closing loans, sales or other transfers of real and personal property.

Kastle Huffaker has joined Litzia LLC in Bellingham as a marketing specialist. Huffaker will develop and execute marketing campaigns to expand Litzia’s reach in the community, and support sales and administrative staff with business development initiatives, including social media and Web presence. She is currently finishing a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in internet resource and creation management, combined with a certificate in Web content development. Litzia provides a range of business-technology services.

Jordan Mahoney has joined Waddell & Reed in Bellingham as a financial adviser. Mahoney was previously an adviser’s assistant with the company. In her new role, Mahoney will help develop customized financial plans, recommend investment strategies and counsel clients. Mahoney earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University and graduated from Ecola Bible School.

Peggy Zoro has been hired as interim executive director for the Whatcom Center for Early LearningSandy Berner, who has served as the agency’s executive for the past nine years, has assumed a new part-time role as fund development coordinator.

Zoro will lead the agency as it searches for a new permanent executive director. he organization plans to host an community event from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Squalicum Boathouse, to honor and celebrate Berner’s work as executive director and to thank its loyal supporters. 

The Bellingham Bells have hired Jeff James as its new head coach. James joins Dane Siegfried, assistant coach and Jim Clem, pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. James, has extensive playing and coaching experience throughout the Pacific Northwest, including time spent in the Division I college ranks and in summer leagues.

Previously, James served as the director of baseball pperations for Seattle University, and has also held coaching roles at Everett Community College and the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Darcee, where they are able to stay in close contact with his father and his grandmother, Carol James, wife of the late Don James, the legendary head football coach for the University of Washington.

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