On the Job December 28, 2012


Bryan Dik, associate professor of psychology at Colorado State, co-authored “Make Your Job a Calling: How the Psychology of Vocation Can Change Your Life at Work,” a book that was released in December. More information can be found at www.makeyourjobacalling.com.

Sophie Craighead and Nan Stuart received honorary degrees from the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as part of the graduate school ceremonies in December. They were chosen because of their lifetime commitment to animal welfare and their support of the Animal Cancer Center.

Karolin Luger, a university distinguished professor and investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at CSU, as been named national lecturer for the Biophysical Society, a title given to an outstanding biophysicist selected by the society president. The recipient presents the lecture during the society’s annual meeting – which will draw more than 6,000 scientists this year.


EKS&H announced that Lee Dorkin has joined the firm as a senior manager in the consulting practice. Dorkin is responsible for providing clients process evaluations and analysis utilizing various efficiency principals. He is LEAN certified and is in the process of additional certification. Dorkin has 10 years of investment management and management consulting experience and 10 additional years applying process improvement strategies to companies in distribution, supply chain, construction and manufacturing.


The board of directors of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association announced it has selected John Carroll, president of Ed Carroll Motor Company in Fort Collins, as chairman of the board for 2013. Carroll’s dealerships sell Audi, Porsche and Volkswagens. The company is celebrating its 45th anniversary in business this year and more than $1 billion in sales. Carroll also serves as chairman of the board of the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, and is the campaign chair of United Way in Larimer County.

The nominating committee for the Loveland Chamber of Commerce board of directors has announced its nominations for the 2013 executive committee. The new executive committee appointments will go into affect Jan. 1. The 2013 nominations are: Nathan Klein with Loveland Commercial as board chair; Miki Roth with The Group, Real Estate as chair elect; Pete Gazlay with Total Facility Care LLC as secretary, Phil Kembel with Phil Kembel CPA LLC as treasurer, Dave Clark with candlelight Dinner Playhouse as immediate past chair.


Workwell Occupational Medicine has hired Dr. Hope Edmonds for the Fort Collins clinic. Edmonds graduated from the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. She also completed her Mayo Clinic family practice residency in 2002 before beginning her ER and urgent care work in Cheyenne, Wyo. Most recently, Edmonds was the medical director of Healthreach Urgent Care.

Dr. Matt Mahlberg has joined Lake Loveland Dermatology, a dermatology practice in Loveland. Formerly with Dermatology Associates of Colorado in Englewood, Mahlberg has returned to Loveland—where he graduated as a valedictorian from Thompson Valley High School. A board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs skin cancer surgeon, Mahlberg has been recognized with numerous awards during his career including the Morris Leider Award for excellence in dermatology at NYU Medical Center and a national award for his work in the field of reconstructive surgery. Mahlberg is experienced in all areas of dermatology, including skin cancer and laser surgery, and he is currently offering appointments with limited wait time.


Loveland author and entrepreneur Dixie Daly launched her latest e-book, “Angelic Dreams: From Sunset to Sunrise, Inspirational Poems to Strengthen and Enrich Your Soul.” The book includes 12 poems, comes in seven different languages and sells for $2.24 through Amazon. It can be downloaded through the Kindle app on any available device.

The Colorado Ice announced the hiring of Brandon Jones as the team’s new head athletic trainer. Jones is currently the head athletic trainer for Thompson Valley High School in Loveland. Before arriving in Colorado, Jones previously worked as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and as the head athletic trainer at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. Jones is a certified athletic trainer with both the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Colorado Department of Regulatory agencies.

El Monte Grill and Lounge announced the hire of a new general manager, Scott Phillips, and chef, Brent Lewis. Phillips has more than 20 years of restaurant experience. He has worked as a sous chef, executive chef and most recently as the operations manager for P.F. Changs. Lewis has a 16-year background in culinary arts. At age 18 he won the Art Institutes’ Best Teen Chef national title, and later graduated from the school. His experience includes working as the executive chef for 4th Street Chop House, Sullivan’s Steakhouse and most recently at P.F. Changs, where he worked alongside Phillips.


Lynn Jones, a certified business counselor, has joined Coldwell Banker Devonshire in Fort Collins as a broker associate, serving Northern Colorado communities. Jones is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Colorado Association of Realtors, and the Fort Collins Board of Realtors. Jones has based her real estate business on customer service and continuing education.

Carrie Holmes, a leading real estate professional with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Fort Collins, earned the certified residential specialist designation from the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Realtors who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Less than 3 percent of realtors nationwide have earned the credential.

If you have an item to share about a promotion, job change or career news of note, e-mail it to Maggie Shafer at mshafer@ncbr.com, or mail it to On The Job at NCBR, 1550 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

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