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RE/MAX Country is proud to welcome Brenda Ulibarri to the Glenwood Springs office. Brenda grew up in Denver, and majored in business at Metro State College. She had a successful insurance sales career, and then moved to Glenwood Springs 12 years ago. After working here in the mortgage industry, she decided to venture out into the real estate world.For down-home service for all your real estate needs, call Brenda at 945-4200.

Meritage Development Group welcomes Cassie Coppersmith, assistant director of finance; Ryan Martin, project manger; and Erin Hillman, controller, to the team. Cassie began her financial career in New York City at Gridley & Co. In 2006 she moved to Denver and joined LaSalle, specializing in real estate capital markets groups with CoBiz Financial. She will be performing analyses, securing both debt and equity financing for various projects. Ryan obtained his professional engineering license in 1998. His experience in land planning and design drew him to project development. Ryan joined Meritage Development Group as a project manager and owners representative for the Stratton Flats project in Gypsum. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project from final plat to completion.A Colorado native and local to the Roaring Fork Valley, Erin gained extensive knowledge and experience in management and human resources when she worked for Four Seasons Landscaping and Property Maintenance. As controller, her responsibilities include all aspects of accounting from cash management to financial reporting.Scott Russell founded Russell Solutions Inc. in 1996, which became Meritage Development Group in 2005. It has 14 full-time employees contributing to eight current development projects throughout Colorado. To contact Meritage, call 927-5288.

Northern Engineering, a civil engineering, land surveying and GIS firm headquartered in Fort Collins, has merged with Bullseye Engineering in Rifle, and has opened a new Rifle office. Jeff Odor, who will oversee the Rifle office, has years of experience in Rifle and the surrounding communities, building relationships along the Western Slope. Jeff can be reached at 625-8371, or Visit

Dawn Dromgool from A New Dawn Travel Service in Rifle, was part of a group of North American travel agents who attended an industry event in Malibu, Calif., in October, and learned about Australias plans to promote tourism to the country using a new movie set for release this November. The annual event provided the agents with the opportunity to meet with and learn about Australias travel experiences and take part in workshops.

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