Geof Syphers has been named chief executive officer of Sonoma Clean Power. He has served as interim CEO since July. Previously, he worked as chief sustainability officer at Codding Enterprises and director of green building at DNV KEMA Energy - Sustainability.

Rebecca Lipski has joined Pure Power Solutions as senior operations manager for the Healdsburg solar company, responsible for human resources, finance and IT. Previously, she worked as senior human resources and operations manager at DNN Software and director of operations at GreenMountain Engineering.

Michael Randolph has joined Willow Creek Wealth Management as a financial advisor. A fee-only planner since 1984, Randolph owned his own financial planning and investment management practice prior to merging with Willow Creek.

Paul Butkus has opened a Farmers Insurance office in Sebastopol at 950 Gravenstein Highway South. He has owned Butkus Insurance Services since 2005. For information, visit

Catherine DePrima has joined Santa Rosa Entertainment Group as director of marketing. Previously, she was an operations manager for Macy's Bay Area North and worked as the film commissioner for the County of Sonoma.

Tim Reese has been named executive director of Community Action Partnership Sonoma County. Previously, he served as executive director of the California-Nevada Community Action Agency Association. He also worked as administrator for the Federal Region IX Network, which serves more than 4 million people through 96 Community Action agencies.

Paula Resing has joined Century 21 NorthBay Alliance as a sales associate. Previously, she owned two My Baby News stores in Sonoma County, owned Premiere Staging, and worked as a CPA at Thomas, Porch - Gullickson.

The Santa Rosa Breakfast Club, a business leads and networking group, has elected new officers: Jonathan P. Becker, president; Robert Miller, vice president; Virginia Passarell, treasurer; Larry Gilbert, secretary; and Ed Berland, webmaster. The club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Willie Bird's Restaurant, 1150 Santa Rosa Ave.

Submit On the Move items to

Read all of the PD's fire coverage here