Hemming Morse, LLP has added Carl Saba as a partner and Brian Zacharias as a principal to its Financial and Forensic Consulting Service Group. Mr. Saba and Mr. Zacharias both join the accounting firm — which has seven offices throughout California, including Santa Rosa — from Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. Mr. Saba has nearly 20 years of experience advising companies across a broad range of industries on complex valuation issues for litigation, mergers and acquisitions, tax and financial reporting matters.
Also bringing nearly 20 years of experience Mr. Zacharias advises clients on a wide range of complex matters involving financial and valuation issues for financial reporting, tax, merger and acquisition, financial turnaround and litigation matters.
Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane announced the addition of Eduardo Vasquez to her staff. Mr. Vasquez, a Sonoma State University student intern, will graduate this spring with degrees in both Sociology and Chicano and Latino Studies. He is a founding committee member of the Hispanic Chamber’s Young Professionals, a founder of the newly formed Latino Leaders at Sonoma State University and a member of Los Cien: Latino Leaders of Sonoma County. Mr. Vasquez also works for the Migrant Education Advisory Program.
Supervisor Zane also announced the hire of Christine Culver as a part-time Board of Supervisors Aide to the Third District. Ms. Culver is the former executive director of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. During her nine years with the Coalition, Ms. Culver was involved with a number of successful programs such as Sonoma County Safe Routes to School and Street Skills for Cyclist. She is currently the owner of dhbetty Bicycle Gems.
Sonoma Land Trust hired John McCaull as acquisitions project manager. Mr. McCaull, an attorney, recently served as the state governmental relations consultant for the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and Sonoma County Water Agency. Mr. McCaull has more than 20 years of experience practicing environmental law. He has served as the California Legislative Director for the National Audubon Society and has also was the California Regional Director of the American Farmland Trust.
The winners of the 2013 Miljenko Grgich Wine Studies Scholarship have been selected: Ashley Schuyler from Yountville, Kara Chamberlain from Memphis, and Molly Rubinstein from San Anselmo. The $1,400 scholarships are for students of the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone Accelerated Wine and Beverage Certificate Program. Winners must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, already working in the wine or hospitality fields and submit a short essay on their dream position. The fund has $100,000 and was created in 2006 by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich.
Winery Exchange announced that Justin Weibel has joined the company as winemaker for the company’s certified organic wine brands, Our Daily Red and Orleans Hill. Prior to joining Winery Exchange, Mr. Weibel served as a winemaking consultant for Iowa State University and Çeşme Bağcilik winery in Turkey. He served as head winemaker for Weibel Vineyards from 2003-2010 and prior to that, as winemaker for Joseph Filippi Winery in Southern California.
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