The Montana Pharmacy Association is pleased to announce that Sonja Clausen, a pharmacist with Bozeman Health, was selected as the winner of the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award.

Sonja was commended by former MPA Board Chair Stacey Pascoe, who said, “Sonja is passionate about ambulatory care pharmacy and will take on any task with gusto.” Sonja obtained her Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. She obtained her Master of Science in Toxicology in 2013 and her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2017, both from the University of Montana.

First Security Bank and the Board of Directors would like to announce the following promotions: Charlene Kellogg, Assistant Vice President; Tyler Wheeler, Assistant Vice President; Myles Pearson, Assistant Vice President; Tyler Rutz, Vice President; Cory Hollern, Vice President; and Shawn Bleile, Vice President.

Architecture 118 announces that Kali Peterson has joined the company as an Architectural Intern. Peterson recently earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Architecture at Montana State University. After many years of traveling and viewing architecture throughout the world, Peterson has developed an appreciation for the innovation in design; how different forms can come together to be both functional and beautiful.

Genesis Engineering, Inc is pleased to welcome Rebecca Rodeghiero to their engineering team. Becca is originally from Boise, Idaho, and completed a BS degree in Civil Engineering at Montana State University December 2019. Genesis is a civil engineering design firm where Becca’s work will include subdivision design, commercial site planning, GPS topography surveying, construction observation and report writing. She is looking forward to working on a wide variety of projects from start to finish thanks to the smaller firm environment. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, and traveling with her dog and fiancé.

Intrinsik Architecture is proud to welcome Architect Henri Foch as a new Partner in the firm. Henri holds a professional degree in architecture from the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University and has been with the firm since 2002. He has over 20 years of experience designing and managing architectural projects ranging from custom residences, multi-unit residential, commercial, and educational buildings including many of the firms award winning projects. In addition to his new role as a Partner, Henri will continue as a Senior Project Manager providing design and project management on the firms larger scaled projects.

Zach Schmidt of Waypoint Wealth Management was recognized for his dedication to his clients when he became a qualifier for the 2019 Lives Leader Summit. Zach will attend the conference in October 2020.

Well-versed in life, disability, long-term care insurance and investments, Zach enjoys getting to know his clients on an intimate level so he can create a personalized financial plan that fits their needs and aspirations. 2019 marked Zach’s tenth anniversary with Northwestern Mutual-Waypoint Wealth Management. Zach strives to meet with individuals, families and businesses to help make Gallatin Valley the most financially secure place in Montana.

Heart of Montana Realty is pleased to announce the addition of Chase Heiland to our team. Chase brings his passion for service, communication, organization, and integrity to real estate. He strives to build long-lasting relationships with his clients by providing a professional and personable approach to buying and selling. Drawn to the Gallatin Valley’s picturesque landscapes, outdoor activities, and sense of community, Chase can be found hiking, backpacking, and snowshoeing in his free time. Heart of Montana Realty, a firm of 14 agents, is located in Downtown Bozeman and is committed to serving the needs of our clients and community.

Heart of Montana Realty is proud to recognize Bonnie Martin, Broker, for being awarded “Emeritus” status for 40 years of service, from the National Association of Realtors. Licensed in 1979, Bonnie spent 26 years as a member of the Maryland Association of Realtors, later earned her GRI designation and was Realtor of the Year in 1985. Bonnie and her husband were Broker/Owners of Cooper Barroll Realty before moving to Bozeman in 2003. She was Broker/Owner of Heart of Montana Realty in Bozeman for 15 years, and is still an active agent with the Gallatin Association of Realtors today. Congratulations, Bonnie!

Melissa Loveridge can be reached at or at (406) 582-2651. 

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