Pisenti & Brinker LLP hired Jodi Shubin as director of client services and community relations. Ms. Shubin was previously the director of sales and marketing for Innovative Business Solutions (IBS payroll). She also is the owner of JM Design. Ms. Shubin was the 2011 Ambassador of the Year for the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce and will be serving on the board of directors for the Santa Rosa Chamber beginning in January.
Julia Pauksta joined the Petaluma staff of Pisenti & Brinker LLP as a senior associate. She is a graduate of Daugavpils University in Latvia and holds an master of science degree. Prior to joining the firm, she was with an accounting consulting firm in Pasadena and a staff accountant at a Los Angeles CPA firm.
Hospitality and Tourism
Sonoma- and San Francisco-based Duskie Estes was the official winner of Food Network Road to Redemption Web Battle. She is now competing on the television network’s eight-episode series The Next Iron Chef: Redemption, which started Nov. 4.
Eileen Massa joined Wells Fargo Insurance Services in Petaluma as an account executive. Ms. Massa has been in the insurance field for more than 20 years, most recently with Milt Brandt General Insurance in Healdsburg.
Tracy Sesky joined Wells Fargo Insurance Services in Petaluma as a senior claims consultant and in a business-development role. Ms. Sesky has been in the insurance field since 1987, most recently was with Costello and Sons Insurance Brokers in San Rafael.
Recognized at the American Institute of Architects Redwood Empire chapter design awards on Oct. 27 were Jaime Stich and Nate Bisbee, AIA, both of TLCD Architecture in Santa Rosa. Mr. Stich was named Associate Member of the Year and Mr. Bisbee, Young Architect of the Year. Mr. Stich has served on the chapter board for several years and leads its associates program and licensing study group. Mr. Bisbee has served in different capacities on the chapter board for many years and was one of the organizers of the North X North Coast architectural lecture series.
Residential Real Estate
Ernest Berghof of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has earned his California real estate broker’s license and has been named broker associate in the Santa Rosa office. In addition to his broker’s license, Mr. Berghof is also certified by the National Association of Realtors as a short-sale and foreclosure resource.
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