Joey Hardy joined Brannen Design & Construction Inc., a Fort Collins-based builder of luxury homes. Hardy’s more than 18 years of combined commercial and residential experience includes managing the building, renovation and expansion of schools, retailers and other commercial and residential projects with contract values ranging from $250,000 to $32 million.


Quinn McElwee and Lance Sample joined United Capital Financial Advisers LLC in Fort Collins. McElwee, with more than 10 years of experience in the industry, is the team’s new wealth adviser, and Sample, a certified public accountant, will serve as wealth manager.


Lisa Thieme took the oath as a Larimer County deputy assessor on Aug. 22. Thieme will assume the managerial duties of Chief Deputy Assessor Ron Kerr after he retires on Oct. 2. Kerr worked for 35 years in the assessor’s office. Thieme graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in business and received her law degree from the University of Wyoming. She has worked at the assessor’s office since 2006.


Dr. Heidi Hepp joined Banner Health Clinic in Loveland on Sept. 1. She received her medical degree from the University of Kansas in Kansas City and Wichita, Kan., and completed an internship and residency at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Jacksonville, Fla. She specializes in general family medicine with a special interest in women’s preventive health and chronic disease.

Drs. Jay Kurth and Grant Taylor, both D.O., were added as family medicine providers in advance of the Sept. 9 opening of Banner Health Center at 702 W. Drake Road, Building A, in Fort Collins. Kurth and Taylor will join Dr. Phillip Rhoads, MD, and see patients of all ages. Kurth and Taylor have seen patients in the Banner Health Clinic on Harmony Road since 2007 and will move their practice north.

Urologist Dr. Kevin Clay and pediatrician Dr. Julie Noffsinger joined Colorado Medical Group in August. Clay, who began seeing patients in Fort Collins, completed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Noffsinger, who began seeing patients at Peakview Medical Center in Greeley, completed her residency at Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital in Portland, Ore.

Shawna Smeltzer is the new business manager for Surgery Center of Fort Collins, replacing Judy Sansom, who has become billing manager. A longtime Surgery Center employee, Smeltzer has been management services coordinator for the past few years.

Dr. Ryan Hartman of the Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies achieved board certification in orthopedic surgery after passing his board certification examination. He joined OCR in January 2011 as a specialist in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. OCR has offices in Fort Collins and Loveland.


Jacob W. Paul, an attorney at Otis, Coan & Peters LLP in Greeley, has been selected to participate in the 2012-2013 class of Leadership Weld County. Paul received his law degree from the University of Denver and his bachelors of arts in history from Colorado State University. Paul’s practice at OCP focuses on complex real estate, business, trademark and copyright litigation.


Kristin Morrow joined Sears Real Estate as a broker associate. A graduate of Eaton High School, she has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business and will be working onsite at the Park Place Homes Model home in the St. Michael’s subdivision in Greeley.

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