Rick Gorman and Paula Houts have joined Bank of Marin, working from the bank's offices in Petaluma.

Gorman has been named a commercial banking officer, serving Petaluma and Sonoma County. Previously, he worked at Wells Fargo in Petaluma, where he was a business relationship manager.

Houts has been named manager of the bank's Petaluma North branch, one of three in Petaluma. Previously, she worked at Circle Bank in Petaluma, where she was an assistant branch manager. She also worked as a loan officer at First Security Loan in Rohnert Park.

MKM & Associates, a Santa Rosa structural engineering firm, has hired five new employees.

Dave Rogina and Steve Pestell have joined MKM as senior associate engineers. Previously, they operated Rogina Pestell, a Santa Rosa structural engineering firm.

Leslie Gossage, who also worked at Rogina Pestell, has joined MKM as a structural technician.

Nick Stuart has joined MKM as an engineer. Previously, he worked at Mesiti-Miller Engineering in Santa Cruz.

Jimmy Bliss has joined MKM as a structural technician. He graduated last year with BS in civil and environmental engineering from Brigham Young University.

Cris Gondak has been appointed deputy commissioner of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. She has been a workers' compensation administrative law judge in Santa Rosa and Oakland since 1998. Previously, she was a partner at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer & Jensen in Oakland.

Ed Barr has founded Revolution Equipment Sales. The Santa Rosa company purchases, services and sells high-quality, used brewery and winery production equipment. It is located at 3466 Brickway Blvd., Suite 102. For information, visit www.revoquip.com.

Heather-Marie Thorson has opened The Barbery, a full-service barber shop for men. It is located at 1305 Cleveland Avenue #H. For information, visit www.santarosabarbers.com.

Marlene Lowenthal has rejoined Century 21 Alliance, working as a residential sales associate in its Santa Rosa office. Previously, she worked at The Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in Sebastopol.

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