Matt Hein has joined Greer Mahr&Associates, an accounting, tax and consulting firm in Bend. In addition to several years of tax-preparation experience, Hein brings a legal background to the firm, having clerked for both the Lane County Circuit Court and the Federal Bankruptcy Court in Eugene. Since 2008, Hein has done tax preparation for individuals and all types of businesses, preparation of financial statements and tax research. At Greer Mahr, he'll do research and prepare tax returns for clients. Hein earned his bachelor's degree in business administration/accounting from Walla Walla University before graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2006. He was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 2007.
Seth Schuepbach has been promoted to director of operations at Bend-based Glasweld, which provides glass-repair equipment, training programs and technical support for flat glass and auto glass.
Sean Stafford has joined Total Property Resources in Bend. Stafford has been a licensed real estate broker and property manager for almost a decade.
Lynnea Miller has opened Bend Premier Real Estate in the Franklin Crossing Building with 13 licensed brokers. They are Dan Cardot, who has been involved with real estate renovation and development since 1996 and specializes in short sales and foreclosures; Cate Cushman, a Realtor in Bend for 25 years with a background in planned communities, new home construction, luxury estates and land sales; and Laura Curry, Robert Curzon, Pattie Serbus, and Liz Shatterly, whohave 22, 20, 12 and three years of Realtor experience, respectively. Additional brokers are Christie Glennon , Anita L. Keller , Randall Francis , Joe Kendall , Keily Wiley and Dona Upham .
Sharon Kunkel has been promoted to vice president of escrow development with Western Title&Escrow based in Bend. Kunkel has been with Western Title&Escrow for 15 years and has 33 years of experience in the title and escrow industry as an an escrow officer, title examiner and escrow administrator.
D.A. Davidson&Co. has named Jason Fleck , vice president and financial consultant at its Bend office, to the firm's President's Club, which recognizes integrity and outstanding service to clients.
Robin Gyorgyfalvy was a featured speaker Jan. 31 for the 2011 Landscape Architecture Lecture Series at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Gyorgyfalvy presented “Shaping Public Spaces with Innovative Public Policy,” which described how her work as a landscape architect in public service has helped shape public spaces and public policy through community visioning, scenic byway planning, conservation education and environmental design. She is a landscape architect for the Deschutes National Forest and serves on national advisory committees for the Transportation Research Board, American Society of Landscape Architects, and America's Byways Resource Center.
Selef Spragg , NeighborImpact housing programs manager, has been named NeighborImpact Employee of the Month for January. Spragg joined NeighborImpact in 2007 and was named housing center programs manager in 2010. Founded in 1985, NeighborImpact is a private nonprofit organization which serves all of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties providing services from helping with food and shelter to providing access to education and skill development.