People You Should Know

AUG. 22, 2017

This week’s feature includes news from Sanford Heart Hospital, Woods Fuller, Hegg Realtors and Paulsen.

Sanford Heart Hospital

Sanford Heart Hospital has received two awards from Mission: Lifeline, a program of the American Heart Association. Sanford received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award and the Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Silver Quality Achievement Award. The program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 911 call and continuing through hospital treatment.

Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith PC

Several Woods, Fuller Shultz & Smith PC attorneys have been recognized in the 24th edition of Best Lawyers in America. The publication recognizes attorneys across multiple areas, as voted on by peers in the region.

Melanie L. Carpenter: employment law – management.

Roger W. Damgaard: bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency, and reorganization law litigation – bankruptcy.

Bradley C. Grossenburg: corporate law, tax law, and trusts and estates.

Comet H. Haraldson: workers’ compensation law – employers.

David C. Kroon: employee benefits (ERISA) law and health care law.

Troy N. Leonard: litigation – intellectual property and trademark law.

Elizabeth A. Lewis: commercial transactions/UCC law and real estate law.

James E. Moore: insurance law.

Kristine K. O’Connell: collaborative law – family law, family law and health care law.

J.G. Shultz: employment law – management, labor law – management, workers’ compensation law – employers.

Ryan W. Snell: commercial finance law.

Heather R. Springer: health care law.

Gary P. Thimsen: commercial litigation, employment law – management, labor law – management and personal injury litigation – defendants.

James M. Wiederrich: administrative/regulatory law, banking and finance law, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions law.

Additionally, James M. Wiederrich was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2018 lawyer of the year for corporate law in Sioux Falls.

Niki Wagner

Dan Hindbjorgen

Hegg Realtors Inc.

Hegg Realtors Inc. has added six broker associates.

Dan Hindbjorgen most recently worked in commercial real estate. He also has worked for the Sioux Falls Development Foundation and the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.

Niki Wagner has been a Realtor in the area for 14 years.

Pat Ford

Sharese Ihnen

These four agents will work on the Select Team:

Pat Ford has been a licensed agent since 2008.

Sharese Ihnen has been a full-time agent since 2009.

Alex Sinning has been a licensed agent for four years.

Sandy Poppenga

Alex Sinning

Sandy Poppenga has been a licensed agent for more than a decade. She is a member of the Lennox School Board.


Paulsen has added two staff members. Alix Pearson and Breanne Rentschler are account coordinators. Previously, Pearson was a marketing coordinator at Discovery Benefits in Fargo and an agronomist at CHS Southwest Grain in Lemmon. Rentschler was a marketing merchandiser at Revival Animal Health.

Alix Pearson

Breanne Rentschler

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