Names and faces

Morrison-Maierle has added to its Helena staff. Erik Miller, PE, transferred from the company’s Sheridan, Wyoming, office and has taken on the responsibilities as its transportation market group office leader. As a University of Wyoming graduate in architectural engineering, Miller began his career at Wyoming Department of Transportation and moved to TSP, which eventually became Vista West in 2006. Miller, along with seven others, was one of the founders of the firm that was based in Sheridan and eventually expanded into Casper, Wyoming. Morrison-Maierle acquired Vista West in 2016.

Jason Millar, EI, is a bridge engineer who will be working for the transportation market group as well. A native of Susanville, California, Jason is a 2017 graduate of Oregon Tech with a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering.

Founded in 1945, Morrison-Maierle has 12 offices throughout Montana, Wyoming, Washington, and Arizona. 

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Kathy Morrison, RN, has joined Dr. Jeff Roush, ND, and the staff at Natural Medicine Plus as an aesthetic injector. Morrison has 40 years of nursing experience from ICU to emergency to surgery.

In October 2017, Morrison received training in advanced injectables at the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is certified in Botox, fillers, Kybella, Sclerotherapy, platelet rich plasma, hair restoration and consultation for weight loss with the HCG diet.

For more information, call 442-8508.

News and notes

PT earns certificate in aquatic therapy

Mary Stevens, PT-APRIC, a St. Peter’s physical therapist has completed the American Physical Therapy Association Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency. The CAPTCC is a comprehensive study of the fundamental knowledge, skills and abilities to provide evidence-based patient care using the aquatic environment. Stevens provides aquatic therapy for St. Peter’s Health at the Capital City Health Club location. To learn more, call 442-4345.

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Carroll faculty recommended for tenure, promotion

Tenure: Meredith Krutar, MSN, FNP-BC, Nursing; Julia Mull, MBA, Finance; and Stefanie Otto-Hitt, Ph.D, Biology

Promotion to professor: Kelly Cline, Ph.D, Mathematics and Physics; Jennifer Glowienka, Ph.D, Biology; and Alan Hansen, Ph.D, Communications

Promotion to Associate Professor: Amanda Francis, Ph.D, Mathematics; Ed Glowienka, Ph.D, Philosophy; Nikki Honzel, Ph.D, Psychology; Jessica McManus, Ph.D, Psychology; Dean Pavlakis, Ph.D, History; John Rowley, Ph.D, Chemistry; and Eric Sullivan, Ph.D, Mathematics.

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Systems Technology Consultants attains certification

Systems Technology Consultants has announced that it has successfully completed the MSPAlliance’s MSP/Cloud Verify Program (MSPCV) certification process, an industry-standard certification program for cloud computing and managed services providers. The MSPCV is a standard for cybersecurity, cloud, and managed service providers in the IT world. Systems Technology Consultants is the first IT firm in Montana to achieve this certification.

Systems Technology Consultants is a subsidiary of Morrison-Maierle, with four locations in Helena, Billings, Missoula, and Bozeman. Systems has been providing Montana businesses customized IT support, consulting, cyber security, computer backup and recovery solutions and IT managed services since 1982.

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HCTV elects board officers

Helena Civic Television (HCTV) recently elected new board officers. Mike Murray was selected as president; Jan Clinard, vice-president; Alana Listoe, secretary; and Geoff Feiss, treasurer.

HCTV welcomes new board members Linda Cleatus, Kevin Keeler and Sandy Oitzinger. They join additional board members, Doreen Kutufam, Barbara Martin and Peter Sullivan.

HCTV distributes its programming on Charter cable channel 189 and through live video-streaming from its website, helenacivictv.org

Awards and honors

Big Sky Cycling & Fitness named to best list

For the fifth year in a row, the National Bicycle Dealers Association has put Big Sky Cycling & Fitness on its 2017 published list of America's Best Bike Shops. Requirements of being named to the list include having knowledgeable staff, offering quality shopping experiences and demonstrating dedication to community and a commitment to bicycle advocacy. The NBDA designed the program to aid consumers in finding local cycling businesses who provide quality customer service and professionalism. The process requires the bicycle dealer to complete a detailed application that highlights what distinguishes them from the average bicycle retailer. For more information, call 442-4644 or stop by 801 N. Last Chance Gulch.

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