Arts & Entertainment

Katey Pearson was named director of education for the Santa Rosa Symphony in Santa Rosa. Previously she worked in communications and human resources for Northrop Grumman. Ms. Pearson has also worked for the American Youth Symphony, Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra television show and as orchestra administrator for the Young Musicians Foundation.

Banking & Finance

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Redwood Credit Union named Jana Boyle branch manager for its Petaluma branch.  Ms. Boyle has been with Redwood Credit Union since 1995, serving most recently as business development manager.


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Rangel Gonzales of Bartelt Engineering in Napa was registered as a professional engineer in civil engineering. Mr. Rangel has experience in the design of on-site wastewater disposal systems, residential and commercial site development, vineyard and winery development, erosion control measures and storm water quality best management practices.


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Arthur Hayssen, co-owner of North Coast Air and director of aviation technology at Santa Rosa Junior College, was granted Master Instructor Emeritus status in recognition of his many years of commitment to excellence, professional growth, service to the aviation community and quality aviation education. Mr. Hayssen is one of only 51 California aviation educators to earn the "Master" title and one of only five worldwide to be granted emeritus status.

Health Care

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Santa Rosa-based REACH Air Medical Holdings Inc. promoted Sean Russell to chief customer officer and hired Mark Myers as director of risk and safety. Mr. Russell was most recently director of service delivery. Mr. Myers came to REACH from the Cameron Park and city of Sonoma fire departments, where he served as fire fighter, paramedic, engineer and fire officer.

J. Michael Harmon, O.D., owner of Sonoma Eyeworks in Santa Rosa, was awarded a certificate of achievement from the Management & Business Academy for Eye Care Professionals and attended a two-day educational conference in San Diego, which was endorsed by the American Optometric Association.


Janeen Murray was hired by Santa Rosa-based DriWater Inc. as part of the office sales team, and Darla O’Leary was hired to manage the Southern California territory. Ms. Murray was most recently operations manager for a playground equipment supplier and installer. Ms. O’Leary has more than 25 years in the construction industry, including four years in irrigation distribution.

Real Estate

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Sonoma-based Frank Howard Allen Realtors, The Wine Country Group, named Scott Rader, long time Broker and former manager for the firm, as a partner in the business.

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Lisa Albertson, of the same brokerage, was selected by Goldline Research as one of the leading Real Estate Professionals of the Western United States for 2009. The list will be published in the Sept. 21 issue of Forbes Magazine.

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