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[caption id="attachment_94362" align="alignright" width="191"] April Varellas, Diana Tapia[/caption]
Star Staffing welcomed two new employees: April Varellas, marketing administrative assistant, and Diana Tapia, staffing assistant.Finance
Terry Fowler has been named president of the North Bay Bail Agents Association.
[caption id="attachment_94364" align="alignleft" width="120"] Terry Fowler[/caption]
Mr. Fowler is the owner of Liberty Bail Bonds, which is headquartered in Healdsburg. He has more than 35 years of bail bonds experience and is a respected expert among bail industry professionals. He served as president of the California Bail Agents Association, where he was instrumental in initiating bail reform legislation, and is a member of Professional Bail Agents of the United States. Liberty Bail Bonds was founded in 2008 and currently has offices in Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Salinas and Bakersfield, California. Health Care
[caption id="attachment_94365" align="alignleft" width="154"] Christopher Daniel[/caption]
Dr. Christopher Daniel, DDS, MD, of Santa Rosa & Rohnert Park Oral Surgery, was among the handful of initiates from around the globe to become Fellows of the American College of Surgeons during the Convocation Ceremony at the College’s annual Clinical Congress. Dr. Daniel received a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of California in Davis, studied dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, earned a medical doctorate degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and is currently practicing at both the Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park office locations. Dr. Daniel specializes in extracting wisdom teeth and placing dental implants, and holds membership in other professional societies, including the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial.Real Estate
[caption id="attachment_94366" align="alignleft" width="156"] Dave Cooper[/caption]
David Cooper, CCIM, has joined Terra Firma Global Partners in Sonoma as a broker associate specializing in commercial and residential sales for investment or occupancy purposes and with a particular focus on “green” retrofits. Mr. Cooper has more than 25 years of diverse real estate experience that most recently included advising large portfolio investors to acquire nearly $100 million in multifamily communities in Northern California. Earlier in his career, he was involved with real estate development projects in Colorado, New Mexico and Hawaii, building single-family communities, apartments and commercial space.
[caption id="attachment_94367" align="alignright" width="224"] Ken Schrier (left) and Laura De Rutte[/caption]
Ken Schrier and Laura de Rutte of RE/MAX PROs were recently presented with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company. Mr. Schrier has been working in the real estate industry for more than a dozen years and has been consistently a top real estate agent in Sonoma County. Mr. Schrier also serves on the board of directors for the Cotati Accordion Festival and writes a real estate column for The Community Voice. Ms. de Rutte is a 25 year real estate veteran, active with the Rohnert Park/Cotati Chapter of Realtors, and volunteers with Canine Companions for Independence.Technology
[caption id="attachment_94369" align="alignleft" width="154"] Tom Mertz[/caption]
San Rafael-based Canara named Tom Mertz as its CEO. Mr. Mertz brings more than 20 years of experience in the data center and IT industry to Canara. Mr. Mertz joins Canara from QTS, a publicly traded provider of data center facilities and cloud. Prior to QTS, he was an executive at Lee Technologies. Mr. Mertz earned his B.S. degree from Georgia State University and has participated in executive leadership programs at Emory's Goizueta Business school and George Mason University.