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Bank of Marin Bancorp (Nasdaq: BMRC) promoted Janet Hayward to market manager of the Northgate/San Rafael region and Renee Rymer to market manager of the Southern Marin region. They will support business banking, with an emphasis on building new community relationships. They will continue to report to Peter Pelham, director of retail banking. Ms. Hayward, based at the Northgate branch, has been with the bank for 21 years and has in-depth knowledge of deposit and lending products for all sizes of businesses. She currently sits on the boards of Image for Success and the Terra Linda Rotary. Ms. Rymer, based at the Greenbrae branch, has been with the bank for 10 years and is an expert in banking for nonprofit organizations and medical-related businesses. She has been a member of the Marin Symphony board for 20 years, sings in the Marin Symphony chorus and is on the board of Central Marin Rotary.
Soiland Company added two to its family of companies. Tom Shearer joined as operations director of the Soil Division’s Grab N’ Grow and Soils Plus businesses. His 30-year career in the manufacturing and production industry includes electronic production, medical-device engineering and manufacturing and nutraceuticals. He specializes in quality control and cost management and is a California master gardener.
In addition, Brett Wilmes is outside sales representative for compost, soil and aggregate products. Born and raised in Sonoma County, Mr. Wilmes has developed his sales career over the last decade, focusing solely on soil, aggregate and custom stone sales for the last four years. In addition to his career in sales, he also started serving on the board of directors for the Engineering Contractors Association two years ago.
Santa Rosa’s Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, provider of master planning, design and construction administration services for K–12 education facilities, added John Dybczak as an associate. He came from TLCD Architecture in Santa Rosa and has almost 20 years of education design experience. He has managed the successful completion of numerous modernization and new construction projects for public schools in Northern California. His current projects include new classroom buildings for Ross Valley School District, Martinez Unified School District and San Mateo Union High School District. He serves on the Cardinal Newman High School board of directors and was a contributing member of the 2013 Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) Conference Planning Committee. He earned his undergraduate architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
April Haines joined the North Bay office of Jensen Landscape Services as executive account manager. She has a horticultural degree from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and many landscape-related certifications, including certified arborist. She has more than 15 years of experience working in the North Bay landscape industry.
Santa Rosa Symphony appointed four to its board of directors. Eileen Carlisle, born in Fargo, N.D., graduated from Indiana University and sits on the boards of Actor’s Theatre, Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, Rotary Club Foundation (and chairs the Finance Committee) and The Salvation Army of Santa Rosa. Betha MacClain moved to the Bay Area to attend the University of California. She holds a master’s degree in culture and spirituality from Holy Names University, as well as a master’s of educational leadership from University of California, Berkeley. She worked as a grant coordinator and visual arts teacher in the ArtQuest program at Santa Rosa High School for nine years. She was a member of the Sonoma County Arts Council Arts Education Alliance and the Sonoma County Museum Visioning Committee. She is currently principal at Jack London Elementary School in Santa Rosa. Mark Jacobson graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and began practicing medicine in Santa Rosa in 1987. He has been on staff at the Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa and is currently assistant chief of ophthalmology.
In addition, Jay Zhong, born in Beijing, China, began studying the violin at age 4 and at 11 won a national audition to enter the elite Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. At 13, he studied violin under Russian pedagogue Raphael Bronstein in New York City as well as the famed violinist Elmar Oliveira. At 14, he began his career with a solo recital on the main stage of Carnegie Hall. He has performed solo recitals and chamber music concerts on four continents, and has held full-time professorships at Western Illinois University and Cal State University Los Angeles. He has taught master-classes at Southern Methodist University, Delaware University and University of Kansas, among others. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from SUNY at Purchase and a Bachelor of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Zhong joined the Santa Rosa Symphony in 2011 as associate concertmaster and currently lives in Napa.
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center hired Henry Flores, M.D., as chief of general surgery and Tricia May, M.D., as the assistant chief. Before joining The Permanente Medical Group in 2012, Dr. Flores was in private practice for more than 13 years, actively involved with Healdsburg District Hospital, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He served in various roles of administration and leadership, including chair of quality review and chair of surgery at Sutter Medical Center. He is a graduate of University of Minnesota medical school and completed his training in general surgery at the University of Arizona. Dr. May started the UCSF-East Bay Surgical Residency site at VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nev., and served as residency site director with expansion of the teaching programs for medical students, residents and family practice residents for 15 years prior to joining The Permanente Medical Group, where she became a quality champion for the department and has taken the lead for the medical student surgical education. Her education includes undergraduate studies at University of California, Irvine, then Chicago Medical School followed by surgical residency and surgical oncology fellowship at Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center.
Two Gaw Van Male attorneys were selected for the 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than 5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the honor. Dave Gaw in the firm’s Napa office is managing partner and heads its High End Estate Planning Practice. He is a certified estate-planning, probate and trust law specialist, designated by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He also is certified in elder law by the National Elder Law Foundation and a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Gaw first appeared on the list in 2004 and received the honor 2006–2013. Scott Reynolds in the firm’s Fairfield office is a shareholder and member of the firm’s Wealth Preservation and Business departments. He is a certified in estate planning, probate and trust law specialist. He has lectured on trust administration to various groups, including the Continuing Education of the Bar and the Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum. Mr. Reynolds has appeared on the list eight times since 2005. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Samuel T. Crump Sr. opened a Santa Rosa law office. With 25 years’ legal experience, he assists clients in transactional business law, wills and trusts, and probate. He is involved with several other ventures, including business consulting, authoring a book on leadership and public speaking.
Sarah Weinroth, assistant vice president and assistant manager of Bank of Marin’s Novato branch, was elected to the Novato Youth Center board of directors. She had been volunteering on the center’s Fund Development Committee since 2012. Her volunteer work includes Novato’s Fourth of July parade; Novato Art and Wine Festival; School Fuel; Napa Cycle for Sight; Safe Trick-or-Treat, which partners with NYC; and Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. For 37 years, the center has inspired and prepared youth to succeed by supporting academics and learning, health and well-being, enrichment through arts and athletics, and social interaction and community engagement. It serves 3,400 youth and families.
Val Richman is the new executive director of Petaluma Arts Center. A Petaluma resident for 27 years, she is an experienced nonprofit director, serving as executive director for Mentor Me Petaluma, education and marketing director at Cinnabar Theater and volunteering for many organizations and causes in Petaluma and Sonoma County. She was a founding member of Le Cercle Français de Petaluma and El Grupo Español de Petaluma. As DJVal, she produces Twist & Shout Funky Dance Jam, Lunch Beat Petaluma. Ms. Richman served on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Wine Country Chapter and is a volunteer with ARTery at Burning Man. She was a longtime Girl Scout Leader, tutor and Parent Teacher Association president, among a number of school-related volunteer positions.
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