Achievements in Idaho real estate and construction

Job changes, new hires, achievements, good deeds and recognition

March 19, 2014 

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Keller Williams names president

Keller Williams Realty Boise has named Stacie States as president.

States graduated from Boise State with bachelor's degrees in human resources management and business management. She fought fires for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for five years and did an internship with U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, in Washington.

She has been in the real estate industry for nine years and has been a Realtor, productivity coach and an assistant team leader for Keller Williams Realty Boise.

The brokerage, at 1065 S. Allante Place, is owned by its CEO, Erica Hill. It opened in 1998 and has 430 associates.

Townsend joins TOK as HR manager

Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate has hired Zach Townsend as human resources manager.

Townsend has 12 years of human resource, training and supervisory experience. He will be responsible for employee staffing, relations and development. He will handle negotiations of the firm's insurance package and employee benefits.

He's a graduate of Boise State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration degree and holds a master's degree in human resources management from the University of Connecticut.

Ralston Group office opens; new hires

Ralston Group Properties, an independent, locally owned and operated residential and commercial real estate brokerage, has opened a satellite office in Sun Valley.

"Expanding into Sun Valley and the surrounding Wood River Valley is a great fit for us," says Alicia Ralston, owner and broker. "We've gotten a lot of encouragement and interest from existing clients and some of the top agents in the area."

Realtor Penny Leopold joined the new office at 320 Second St. East as the resident agent. Leopold, a graduate of the University of Washington with degrees in sociology and society, and justice, has practiced real estate in the Sun Valley/Blaine County area since 2003. She was named Realtor of the Year in 2007. She has served as a board member of the Ketchum Community Library.

Also, Realtor Scout O'Gara has joined the firm.

O'Gara, an 18-year Treasure Valley resident, is a graduate of Fresno State with dual degrees in international marketing and enology. Specializing in residential real estate principally in Eagle, she has experience in escrow work at First American Title, commercial real estate at Colliers International, and more recently residential properties at Group One.

O'Gara has served as PTA president at Seven Oaks Elementary School, co-founded the local chapter of Ride for Joy, has volunteered for Dress for Success, provides mentoring for senior projects at Meridian Medical Arts Charter and serves as a board member for the Paradise Point Camp in McCall.

Ralston's Boise office is in the Veltex Building at 420 W. Main St., Suite 102.

Tomlinson Group names agents

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group has hired Mark Whalen, Jon Shultz, Carrie Witt, Kameren Poppleton, Carson McFadden and Rick Rhodes.

Whalen will be in the Eagle office. A 30-year resident of Idaho, he has experience in the construction industry and is the past owner of both a concrete business and a residential/commercial painting business. He will focus on new construction, resale homes and land.

Shultz also joins the Eagle office. He is a long-time resident of Eagle whose previous experience includes 25 years in the automotive business, as well as commercial real estate ownership and management.

Witt, an eight-year veteran of Treasure Valley real estate, also has joined the Eagle office. She is an Idaho native who began investing in Boise property as a teen. A Hagerman High School grad, she attended the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. Witt specializes in investment, resale and luxury homes.

Poppleton has joined the Downtown Boise office. His focus is first-time homebuyers in Ada and Canyon counties.

McFadden has joined the Eagle office as a buyers' agent and transaction coordinator for Realtor Matt Weston, whose specialties include infill development and new-home construction.

Rhodes is at the Nampa office at 609 N. Midland Blvd. He grew up in Idaho and is also a licensed senior pastor. He will focus on residential resale and new construction, as well as first-time homebuyers.

Breckon Land Design hires three

Breckon Land Design Inc. has hired Rodney Evans, Terry King and Kealin Dooley.

Evans, a licensed landscape architect, was hired as a project manager. He holds a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia. Evans' 20 years of experience includes commercial, municipal, parks and recreation, health care and transportation projects. He spent time as a project manager/landscape architect with WHPacific, The Land Group and Lee & Associates in Washington, D.C. Evans has served on several committees and task forces for the city of Boise over the last 15 years, most recently as the chairman of the Design Review Committee from 2009 to 2012.

King has been hired as a licensed landscape architect. He holds a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Idaho. King has 18 years of landscape architectural experience working on residential to commercial developments. His previous experience includes 14 years with Clemens Associates in Ketchum and four years of operating his own landscape architectural practice in Boise and Meridian.

Dooley has joined the firm as a planning and design intern finishing her master's in landscape architecture from the University of Idaho, Boise.

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