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Marketing group names new employees

Borgmeyer Marketing Group recently announced the addition of Jessica Pitlyk in the position of account manager. Pitlyk will manage a group of agency clients, and will support BMG’s agency services; and work in conjunction with the vice president, account service to meet the needs of the automotive client base. Pitlyk will also serve on the new-business team. BMG also recently announced the addition of Eric Noll as digital specialist. Noll will support all digital and web functions including website maintenance, social media and reputation management, and search engine optimization, as well as application and software programs for both internal operations and national automotive clients.  

O'Fallon resident hired as state parks youth corps coordinator

Kristen Schulte, of O'Fallon, Mo., has recently begun work as the State Parks Youth Corps coordinator. Schulte graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Arts in recreation. She then entered a professional residency graduate program at the Teton Science Schools in Jackson, Wyo., in 2011 and earned a certificate in place-based teaching and environmental field science. Afterward, she attended the University of Wyoming and earned a master's degree in natural science education and environmental and natural resources. As a graduate student and, as part of her research project, she helped Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps during the summer. She was hired in 2011 as a crew leader for the Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps, which also served as her internship.

Local named in Barron’s 2014 Top Financial Advisor Rankings

Robert Wamhoff, president of Wamhoff Financial Planning and Accounting Services, has been named to the list of Barron’s 2014 Top Financial Advisors in the U.S. Some factors included in the rankings include assets under management, regulatory record, revenue produced for the firm, philanthropic work, and quality of practice. Wamhoff is ranked as 16th in Missouri, and is the only St. Charles-based advisor on the list. Wamhoff began the business in 1975; he is known for the personal care the firm provides clients and the philosophy of treating clients as friends. In 2003, he and his wife, Diane, founded Just Because We Care, an organization which serves children in a small mountain community in Honduras. Just Because runs the community’s elementary school, providing education and feeding the children five days per week. The organization has also built a vocational school, provides scholarships to send students to high school, and currently has eight students attending college. 

Nonprofit to honor financial planner

MetLife is pleased to announce that St. Charles County nonprofit Community Living Inc. honored J. Todd Gentry with the 2014 Legacy Award at its 14th Annual Legacy Ball. CLI hosts the ball each year to recognize individuals for their service to organizations that meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. Gentry has volunteered at CLI for the past eight years, serving as a member of the organization’s Advisory Network and offering numerous Special Needs Trust workshops free of charge. A St. Charles native and graduate of Missouri State University, Gentry has worked as a Financial Services Representative at MetLife since 1993. He loves spending time with his wife of 18 years, Tammy, and his two daughters Reece, 14, and Ava, 10. 

St. Peters author's work in book

St. Peters resident Theresa Sanders' story is included in the new "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen." She also writes fiction, and is now pursuing publication for her soon-to-be-complete third novel. A previous novel placed as a finalist in a national competition, and before her creative endeavors, she was an award-winning technical writer.

Farm joins association

Greengate Farm, Wentzville, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization. The association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals, and develops industry-leading selection tools for its members. These programs and services help members select and mate the best animals in their herds to produce quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers.

Employee celebrates 15 years

Steve and Valerie White, owners of White Auto Body, recently recognized and celebrated the 15th service anniversary of Jerry Hamilton. He is employed at White Auto Body West as a collision repair technician. He is I-CAR Platinum Certified and ASE Certified. Hamilton has attended numerous training classes conducted by Missouri’s Alliance of Automotive Service Professionals. Jerry resides in O’Fallon, Mo., with his wife and family.

Outpatient therapy now available 

United Services for Children proudly announces a new option for parents seeking convenient and affordable therapy for their children. Uncommon Grace Pediatric Therapy is a new outpatient program that offers physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapy in group and individual sessions, delivered by expert, licensed therapists for children ages birth through 8 years old. Uncommon Grace Pediatric Therapy accepts Medicaid and most major insurance plans, and private pay options. Call Therapy Manager Melissa Gagnepain at 636-926-2700. Visit

Resident joins contracting company

Kyle Butts, of St. Charles, has been named project engineer for St. Louis-based Micro-Surfacing Contractors LLC. In his new position, Butts will develop paving project estimates and oversee their completion. Micro-Surfacing utilizes a cold applied, polymer-modified asphalt and aggregate mixture designed to protect pavement and provide a skid-resistant wearing surface. Butts holds a degree in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Resident joins construction company

Lake Saint Louis resident Caitlin Kalicak has joined Byrne & Jones Construction as a project engineer. Kalicak is a graduate of Missouri University of Science & Technology. She will be an engineer in the Asphalt Division. Byrne & Jones is the largest commercial asphalt paving company in metro St. Louis. In her new position, Kalicak will develop paving project estimates and oversee their completion.

Contracting firm hires resident

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, has hired Corey Finck, of St. Charles, as manager of field operations. In his role, Finck is responsible for the hiring and placement of the Tarlton field workforce along with quality control. He brings to Tarlton industry skills and extensive field management experience, most recently serving as estimator, project manager and operations manager for the concrete division at Byrne and Jones Construction, and operations manager for Concrete Strategies at Clayco. Finck serves on the labor committee of the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis.

Authors pen new book

In their new children’s book, “Little Red Conquers Her Fear of Flying,” authors Tandy and Makenzie Schaller, of O'Fallon, share a story of a little girl and she overcomes her fears. Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is availablefrom the publisher at, or by visiting or Tandy and Makenzie Schaller are a mother-daughter team that aspires to write books, which will help children overcome various fears. They are both educators in the St. Louis area.

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