Mark Nelson<MC> has joined Altus Equity as a partner at the Santa Rosa real estate investment firm. He will continue to serve as Codding Entrepreneur in Residence at Sonoma State University. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer of the Nelson Family of Companies.
<MC>Kristin Berger<MC> has joined Climate Protection Campaign as director of development and communications. Previously, she held development positions at Irwin-Wells Associates, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Sonoma State University, Sonoma County Museum and Catholic Charities.
<MC><EL-2>Brendan M. Kunkle<MC> has been named managing shareholder at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery. He joined the Santa Rosa law firm firm in 2000 and was elevated to shareholder in 2004.
<MC>Gabriela Fonzeca<MC> has been promoted to manager in the tax department at Dal Poggetto & Co. LLP. She has seven years of experience in providing income tax services to food, construction, technology and wine industry companies.
<MC>Sean Morris<MC> has joined McDonald-Leavitt Insurance Agency, where he will specialize in commercial insurance. Previously, he worked for 15 years selling real estate.