Julie Montgomery is the new owner of Kindred Fair Trade Handcrafts in downtown Santa Rosa. A graduate of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Santa Rosa program, she previously worked as a real estate agent for W Real estate and owned a sustainability consulting business.

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Robert S. Lee has joined the Town of Windsor as its first information systems manager. He previously worked 16 years for the County of Sonoma in such roles as information security GRC officer, IT compliance analyst and project coordination analyst.

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Jodi Shubin has opened Office Collaborative Design, an interior design and furnishings business serving commercial clients. She can be reached at info@calOCD.com or 707- 888-9900.

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Nick Stuart has been promoted to project manager for Santa Rosa structural engineering firm MKM & Associates. He joined the firm in 2013 and received his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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Emily Janowski has been hired as the membership development and advertising coordinator for the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. She is a recent graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and while a student worked two years as the member services coordinator for the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau.

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Dr. John Laird has joined the Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute team at St. Helena Hospital. He previously practiced and led the team at UC Davis Vascular Center for more than 11 years, and has performed more than 5,000 endovascular diagnostic and interventional procedures.