Edward Jones financial advisor Jim Kubiak of Bozeman has been named to Barron’s magazine’s annual list of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State.” Kubiak, who has served area investors for the past 20 years, ranked No. 6 in Montana. Criteria include assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice, philanthropic work and more. Ratings are not indicative of a financial adviser’s future performance. Neither Edward Jones nor any of its financial advisors pay a fee to Barron’s in exchange for the rating. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Co., L.P.

Jim Drummond has completed training requirements to serve the Bozeman business community as a certified SCORE volunteer mentor. Drummond is a Bozeman native and holds a bachelor of science in agriculture business, and an MPA from Montana State University. He has more than 40 years of experience in agriculture and business lending, bank management and ownership and experience with small business and nonprofit management and finance. SCORE is a small business mentoring service operating as a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE mentors are both working and retired volunteers helping entrepreneurs succeed in Gallatin and Park counties.

Congratulations to Dinah Olson and PJ Penor on passing the veterinary technician national exam and earning the title of certified veterinary technician. Gallatin Veterinary Hospital now has seven CVTs working there, maybe more than anyone in the state of Montana. Many practices have none. A CVT has training and schooling that exceeds the norm. This advanced training shows they are committed to taking the very best care of our patients – your pets!

Dave Everett with Bozeman Real Estate Group has been awarded the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional Certification. The National Association of Realtors awards the MRP certification to Realtors who help military personnel, veterans and their families find housing that lets them make the best use of their benefits and serves the unique needs of military life. Agents with the MRP certification, like Dave, know how to work with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as veterans, to make the transaction easier and less stressful.

Deanara Robertson has recently joined the office of Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions as a senior technical writer. She is responsible for creating content for a locally supported product, Bridger Insight XG. She comes to LexisNexis from Boise, Idaho, where she has worked for the past 13 years for companies including Micron Technology and HP, formerly Hewlett Packard, as well as private software companies and Idaho state government agencies. Deanara has a bachelor of arts in English and technical communication from Boise State University.

Chad Kimble has recently joined the office of Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions as a product manager. He is responsible for helping support growth in the consumer credit risk solutions at LexisNexis. Over the last six years, Kimble served as an Agile Project Manager at Zoot Enterprises. Chad has a degree from Montana State University in business marketing.

Tim Leonhardt has recently joined the office of Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions as a senior product manager. He is responsible for leading the international expansion of the consumer credit risk portfolio at LexisNexis. Prior to LexisNexis, Leonhardt served as vice president of business operations for Elixiter, Inc. Tim has a bachelor degree from the University of Wyoming and a master of arts in English from the University of Notre Dame.

Alexis Perry has recently joined the office of Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions as a product manager II on the fraud and identity team. She is responsible for innovating its identify verification solutions. Perry previously served as a business analyst capturing client requirements, developing product plans and has a strong track record of successfully leading custom implementation projects. She holds a bachelor of science in psychology from Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota.

Kalie Tenenbaum has recently joined the office of Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions as a product manager II on the fraud and identity team. She is responsible for advancing and developing fraud-prevention solutions. Tenenbaum previously served as a scrum master, managing a team of software engineers, architects and quality assurance. She holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Montana and is a certified scrum master.

Karl Neumann, a sales associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties, has been named to the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Honor Society Award for 2018. The award recognizes the top 14 percent of all residential sales professionals who exemplified great sales performance. These agents were recognized at the annual Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales Convention in Las Vegas from March 10 to 12.

The Gallatin Valley Land Trust welcomes Chad Klinkenborg to the staff as a project manager. Prior to working with GVLT, Klinkenborg worked for the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and most recently, the Mule Deer Foundation. At GVLT, Klinkenborg will be working with private landowners on voluntary conservation easements to protect working farms and ranches, wildlife habitat, clean water and our region’s scenic open landscape.

The Gallatin Valley Land Trust welcomes new members to its board of directors. Deborah Stephenson is the founder and managing director of DMS Natural Resources, an advisory firm specializing in water right management, water right technical services, water valuation, water investment advisory and water transaction services.

Lauren Caselli is the owner of Lauren Caselli Events, a strategic event and marketing firm that provides technology companies with streamlined, done-for-you solutions for their most important gatherings, launches and in-person, client-facing moments. Previously, Caselli served as the chair of GVLT’s NextGen Advisory Board.

Justin Skillman has joined Manhattan Bank as vice president and commercial loan officer at the Bozeman branch. Skillman has more than 14 years of banking experience and is a graduate of Montana State University with a business degree. He is active in the community, having been on boards and community member serving several nonprofit organizations. Skillman and his family enjoy taking advantage of all the valley has to offer.

The American Dental Association has selected Dr. Jason Tanguay, co-owner of Mint Dental Studio in Bozeman, as a 2018 10-under-10 award winner. Dr. Tanguay, a 2010 graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, was chosen from a national pool of 120 candidates for his professional leadership, scientific research and advocacy. Only one year after graduating, Dr. Tanguay was elected to the board of directors of the Montana Dental Association and became its vice president in 2018. Last fall, Mint moved to an expanded practice in Bozeman’s Cannery District. Visit refreshingdentistry.com to learn more about becoming a Mint patient.

Lloyd Mandeville, broker, CRB, GRI with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties, has been named to the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Honor Society Award for 2018. The award recognizes the top 14 percent of all residential sales professionals who exemplified great sales performance. These agents were recognized at the annual Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales Convention in Las Vegas from March 10 to 12.

Dennis Erickson, broker, GRI with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties, has been named to the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Honor Society Award for 2018. The award recognizes the top 14 percent of all residential sales professionals who exemplified great sales performance. These agents were recognized at the annual Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales Convention in Las Vegas from March 10 to 12, 2019.

Abby Lynes can be reached at alynes@dailychronicle.com or 406-582-2651. Follow her on Twitter @Abby_Lynes.

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