Local healthy aging consultant Kay Van Norman, President of Brilliant Aging, received a Quilly Award from the Academy of Best-Selling Authors for her third book, “The Success Formula,” released July 2019. Kay collaborated with multiple authors including Jack Canfield of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series to offer strategies for improving both health and wealth. Her chapter “Healthy Aging Success or Sabotage,” featuring Kay’s proprietary Vitality Portfolio® model for lifelong health, also won the publishers Editor’s Choice Award. This same model is part of Brilliant Aging’s content marketing video series on healthy aging. Learn more at www.kayvannorman.com.

Sarah Dittner, a longtime D.A. Davidson professional, has been promoted to serve as the firm’s Bozeman Branch Operations Manager. In her new position, Dittner plays an important role by working closely with, and supporting, the Branch Manager and branch professionals in several important areas. She assists in ensuring clients receive personalized service, increasing branch efficiencies, developing professional training, serving as a corporate liaison and recruiting. Dittner joined D.A. Davidson in 2004 and has worked as a Client Associate since then. Besides holding the necessary licensing to buy and sell securities, she has earned the Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional designation.

Mark Dobrenski, sales associate with with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties, has been awarded the Golden Eagle Service Award at the 2019 Montana Association of REALTORS® Fall Convention in Great Falls. The Golden Eagle Service Award is given annually to a deserving member whose dedication and actions exceed what is expected. Mark’s efforts and time to help update MAR’s governing documents and service as a Regional Ambassador, traveling central Montana for MAR, are only several examples of the giving attitude and commitment Mark has made to the real estate profession.

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