Business Briefs August 3, 2015
Moncada Arcila new Club Rotario president
Club Rotario would like to honor Maria Lucy Moncada Arcila, a native Spanish speaker from Cali, Colombia, who has been chosen and is currently serving as the president of the Rotary Club of Roaring Fork, Glenwood Springs #66015, for the 2015-2016 Rotary year.
New hires at Mountain Family
Corrinne Johnson joined Mountain Family in February 2015. She was previously employed by Salud Family Health Centers in Fort Collins, after spending a number of years working in community health. Johnson was born and raised in north central Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University. She moved to Colorado in 2002 after working her summers in Rocky Mountain National Park. Johnson worked for Salud Family Health Centers in Estes Park for a few years before going back to school. She graduated from the Red Rocks PA program in 2009 and earned a master’s degree from Saint Francis University. She moved to the Rifle area in July 2014 to be closer to the mountains. Her hobbies include hiking, biking, skiing, camping and backpacking with her husband. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages in order to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. She speaks a good amount of Spanish and is always working on getting better.
Natasha Ellwood has been seeing patients of all ages at Mountain Family since April 2015. She graduated in 2013 from Midwestern University’s Physician Assistant program in Phoenix. Before coming to Mountain Family she spent a year working for Aspen Orthopaedics in Glenwood. With her background in sports medicine she still enjoys seeing patients with musculoskeletal complaints but is embracing family medicine, focusing on preventative care and management of chronic disease. Born and raised in Colorado, she enjoys spending time outside running, camping and hiking, as well as traveling and knitting.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Erik Kaufman joins Glenwood Insurance Agency
Glenwood Insurance Agency has hired Erik Kaufman as the Roaring Fork market manager. Kaufman has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. He spent 10 of those years with Allstate and Encompass Insurance working in personal lines marketing and sales. His most recent position was with Travelers Insurance as the regional sales director for Colorado, Utah and Arizona. He also has experience as a small business owner.
Erik attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a BS in business/marketing. Within two weeks of graduation, he had moved to the Vail Valley, and ever since has lived in either Colorado or Montana. He looks forward to being part of the Roaring Fork Valley community. While Erik values his time in the corporate sector, he is very excited to join a team where he can be part of a growing local business. He also is a board member of the Full Circle Foundation, a scholarship program based in Bozeman, Montana.
Erik and his wife Julie have two young daughters. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family and is an avid skier and fly-fisher. He also spends time at youth soccer games with his daughters.
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