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Carpenter rejoins Fleisher Co.

The Fleisher Co. is pleased to announce the return of Joe Carpenter to its team of real estate professionals. Carpenter was the general manager and a managing member of the firm from 2005-2007. In his new position as managing director, he will provide full brokerage services with special emphasis on commercial and investment properties. Carpenter has more than 25 years’ experience in real estate sales, management, residential and commercial finance, as well as 14 years in mortgage- backed securities and the capital markets.

The Fleisher Company, formed in 1975, provides complete real estate services including residential and commercial sales and leasing, property management, property maintenance, and development.

Joe can be reached at 625-1838 or by email at

SGM announces newly licensed professionals

Three SGM employees have received professional certifications. Bob Brandeberry and Tim Barnett are Professional Land Surveyors (PLS) and Danny Stewart is a Professional Engineer (PE).

Brandeberry has been with SGM since 2004 after beginning his surveying career in Ohio in 2000. His experience includes performing the field work and map preparation of boundary surveys within the Public Lands Survey System, CDOT right-of-way surveys, ALTA surveys, subdivisions, topographic mapping, monitoring surveys, GPS control networks, construction stacking and oil and gas surveys. With SGM’s recent addition of state-of-the-art scanning equipment, Brandeberry has expanded his knowledge of 3D scanning applications in the field and office. Brandeberry has experience as a survey supervisor, project manager and field supervisor.

Barnett recently joined SGM as a survey crew chief. Barnett’s 11 years of experience in the Roaring Fork Valley has included all types of surveys including boundaries, ALTAs, improvement survey, annexation plats, site and grading plans. He has experience with AutoCad Civil 3D, GPS and Sonar equipment.

Since joining SGM in 2008 Stewart has worked on multiple vehicular and pedestrian transportation projects and has provided hydraulic and stormwater support for many designs for counties, municipalities and private developers throughout Western Colorado. Stewart’s experience with Black Diamond Mine Road and Lova Trail in Garfield County, and Jasper Avenue in Granby provide relevant examples of unique design solutions to accommodate diverse traffic and pedestrian demands. Much of his project experience has had associated public process tasks as well. As a member of SGM’s Transportation and Development Team, he works daily with AASHTO, CDOT and local standards. Stewart received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Water Resources from University of Wyoming.

Roaring Fork Conservancy hires new watershed education director

Christina Medved has joined Roaring Fork Conservancy as its watershed education director and will start in late February.

Medved calls Cleveland her hometown and the infamous Cuyahoga River her home watershed. After graduating from Ashland University, in Ashland, Ohio, with a B.S. in environmental science with a concentration in biology and a minor in public communication, she was a field instructor at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center within Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Akron, Ohio. For the last 13 years she’s been the education programs manager and Leaf Pack Network administrator at Stroud Water Research Center near Philadelphia. It was during her time at the Stroud Center that she completed a Master of Arts in communication studies from West Chester University in West Chester, Penn.

Medved’s career has focused on watersheds and stream ecology. She particularly enjoys making complex scientific information accessible and applicable to the nonscientist. Her experience ranges from teaching field-based, boots-in-the water stream studies to students in the fourth grade all the way to retirement age; training citizen volunteers on how to monitor their streams; and coordinating two watershed treks that gave high school students a full-immersion experience in tracing the drinking water supply of New York City and Wilmington, Del. Throughout her time at the Stroud Center she presented stream ecology and Leaf Pack Experiment workshops across the United States as well as in villages of Costa Rica and Peru.

Medved brings a wealth of experience and talent to Roaring Fork Conservancy’s staff. As watershed education director she will oversee the organizations programming with schools, adults, families and the public as it works to inspire people to explore, value and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed. More information on Roaring Fork Conservancy and its watershed education program is available at

Roaring Fork Business Resource Center elects new members to board of directors

Two new members have been elected to the Roaring Fork Business Resource Center board of directors, Michael Bennett and Maureen Stepp.

Bennett is the publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. He believes in building better communities and that news and marketing organizations have the unique ability to influence all sorts of decisions from community improvement to individuals’ decisions as to where to shop.

Stepp works as instructional chair at Colorado Mountain College, serving Aspen to Glenwood Springs. She is a Class of 2013 graduate of Roaring Fork Leadership and holds an MBA from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Both began their service on the board in January 2014.

Consumers at risk from Target data breach should sign up for free credit monitoring

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is urging victims of Target Corp.’s consumer data breach to sign up for the company’s sponsored free credit monitoring services. Consumers are also encouraged to vigilantly monitor their credit and debit card statements for unauthorized activity.   

Initially, Target announced it incurred a data breach that impacted approximately 40 million consumers who shopped at their U.S. retail stores and used a credit card or debit card between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013. Compromised data included customer name, credit or debit card number, the card’s expiration date, CVV information (although not the three digit CVV2 codes on the back of cards), and encrypted PIN numbers. 

Subsequently, Target confirmed that the names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and/or email addresses for up to 70 million of its customers were also compromised. This breach may have affected consumers who provided such contact information to Target, even if they did not make purchases at Target stores with a credit or debit card between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013. Given contact information was compromised, consumers may become targets for telemarketing fraud, phishing, and other types of scams. 

Consumers should sign up for Target-sponsored free credit monitoring services at by April 23, 2014. and review the company’s frequently asked questions to learn more. In addition, Target shoppers should be wary of unsolicited emails regarding their Target accounts. Many of these emails are phishing scams designed to steal even more of the consumers’ personal and financial information. If people find that they have been victimized, they should follow the steps outlined in the Attorney General’s Identity Theft Repair Kit.

“Colorado consumers should take extra care in light of this massive data breach to review bank and credit card statements, utility and other bills, to quickly spot any unauthorized charges, said Deputy Attorney General for Consumer Protection Jan Zavislan. “One of the best ways for consumers to protect themselves is to monitor activity on their credit reports.”  

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