Inside Business: On the move
ASPEN ” Bluegreen has hired Christine Poirier Shine and Julie Cantola to its landscape architecture and planning studio. Shine and Cantola will intern at the office for several months this summer.
Shine will be a third year graduate student at the University of Colorado at Denver, currently earning her degrees in landscape architecture and urban design. She lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for five years prior to attending graduate school.
Shine studied the historic gardens of Kyoto, Japan, last summer, where she developed an understanding of Eastern culture and its influence on design. In addition, Shine developed sustainable urban infill projects in lower downtown Denver, including the Denver Union Station Plaza. Throughout the Denver plaza project, Shine attended and facilitated a number of public meetings and charrettes, and developed responsive design proposals.
Shine will work on several local projects this summer, including the 282-acre Cattle Creek Crossing community in Garfield County.
Cantola will enter her fifth year as an undergraduate student at Penn State University in the landscape architecture professional degree program. She comes to Bluegreen from Greensburg, Penn.
She recently spent a semester abroad in Rome, Italy, where she studied urban design and her main project was to redesign a piazza along the future metro line C.
Cantola’s academic interests range from small-to large-scale projects with a focus on artistic, creative and sustainable elements that landscape architecture can provide. Her love of art and the landscape stem from years of painting and drawing and from experiences traveling and studying design in Europe.
While with Bluegreen in the summer, Cantola will work on a low-density conservation development near Glenwood Springs, two private Aspen residences and the Roaring Fork Club, part of the new Snowmass Base Village.
Bluegreen, founded in December 2001, includes a team of 12 professionals dedicated to designing complete environments ranging from private residential landscapes to large-scale community plans.
CARBONDALE ” Red Hill Animal Health Center of Carbondale has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association.
The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.
Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. have achieved accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association. In order to maintain accredited status, Red Hill Animal Health Center must continue to be evaluated regularly by the association’s consultants.
The American Animal Hospital Association is an international organization of more than 40,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals.
BASALT ” Chris Barbour, PT, has recently joined Levy Physical Therapy, Inc.
Barbour received his physical therapy degree in Amsterdam in 1998 and has hands-on orthopedic and sports therapy skills.
Barbour worked at Aspen Valley Hospital for eight years and recently returned to the valley after touring with Riverdance as a medical officer and physical therapist during their North American tour.
With the addition of Barbour, Levy Physical Therapy will have expanded hours from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ASPEN ” Alexandra de L’Arbre has been named an account manager at Aspen-based public relations firm, Promo Communications.
She joins the Promo team of Campbell Levy, account manager, and Chelsea VanVleet, account coordinator.
De L’Arbre returns to Aspen after working as a marketing associate for The Walking Company in her home town of Santa Barbara, Calif. She lived in Aspen from 2005 to 2007 working as a public relations coordinator for Promo. She had previously worked for Davies, a Santa-Barbara-based strategic communications firm.
De L’Arbre graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a BA in journalism, and interned at the Boulder Daily Camera during her last year at CU.
Promo Communications was established by Maureen Poschman in 1999. The boutique PR firm specializes in strategic public relations and marketing communications with a focus on hospitality, ski and real estate clients, with a regional, national or international-based audience.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), along with the Colorado Bankers Association, has announced the appointment of Glen Jammaron, vice chairman and president of Alpine Bank, to the GSBC Board of Trustees.
His term will begin in July 2008.
Jammaron was born and raised in Western Colorado and graduated from Western State College in 1984.
He started working for Alpine Bank, headquartered in Glenwood Springs, as a management trainee in 1985 and has worked in all aspects of banking, holding various positions including loan officer, bank president, president of operations, and currently as vice chairman and president.
Jammaron successfully completed the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado in 1988.
GSBC provides professional development and training for community bankers preparing for senior-level management positions. Founded in 1950, GSBC has educated almost 7,000 bankers across the nation. This year’s school session will be held July 13-25 on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. Currently, 76 Colorado bankers are enrolled at GSBC. For more information, visit http://www.GSBColorado.org.
ASPEN ” Charles Cunniffe Architects has been announced as a recipient of the Gold Nugget Award for Architecture, for their “Independence Retreat” project.
The oldest and largest program of its kind, Gold Nuggets honor creative achievements in architectural design and land-use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Entries come from the United States and abroad. The competition is sponsored by PCBC and Builder, a national magazine of the housing industry.
Co-sponsors include major building product manufacturers, financial institutions and builders, architects and associates in the real estate industry.
Founded in 1981, Charles Cunniffe Architects is headquartered in Aspen.