First West Insurance, a locally owned independent insurance agency, is pleased to announce the addition of Joe Livers as a commercial account manager. Livers graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He has nine years of insurance experience and is licensed in Montana for property and casualty, as well as surety. Livers coaches soccer for the Bozeman Blitzz traveling team and has been involved with Montana youth soccer for close to 15 years. He enjoys fly fishing, mountain biking and exploring everything Montana has to offer with his wife Ashley and stepdaughter Teagan.

Bridgercare is pleased to welcome Jen Bennet to their medical assistant team. Bennet brings 24 years of experience to the local family planning clinic, having worked in a variety of fields such as women’s health, internal medicine and dermatology. She is passionate about working with patients of all ages and is excited to work a clinic that is committed to providing affordable reproductive health care in a safe, supportive and empowering atmosphere. Bennet also runs her own business as a licensed esthetician and enjoys hiking, reading, scuba diving with her husband and spending time with her three children and two grandsons.

A&E, an established design firm with offices located in Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, Kalispell and Seattle, is pleased to announce the addition of Mary Demro to the Bozeman staff as a designer. Demro holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture and design from Smith College and a master’s degree from Montana State University. She brings experience in both architecture and interior design and plays a key role in working on projects from start to finish, pursuing ideas in conceptual design and ensuring those goals are met throughout construction.

Taylor Chadwick, PT, DPT at APRS Physical Therapy recently completed the second of a two-part certification course for dry needling through the Spinal Manipulation Institute. This course, held in Denver, was taught by Dr. Raymond Butts. This comprehensive course details the most current, evidence-based approaches to dry needling of the extremities, neck, back, sacroiliac joint and hips. This treatment technique can be a very powerful tool when combined with other forms of therapy to decrease people’s pain and improve their function. Chadwick and APRS Physical Therapy are pleased to be able to offer this skill set to the Bozeman community.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties is proud to announce that Tara NeVille has completed the real estate industry’s most comprehensive residential construction course to earn her national certification as a residential construction certified professional. She has also completed a new home sales course to earn her national certification as a certified new home specialist. With these certifications, she joins a group dedicated to providing the highest level of professionalism and service to builders and home buyers.

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Abby Lynes covers business and the economy for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.