The law firm of Weld Riley, S.C. is announced that Attorney Christopher B. Gierhart has joined the firm. Prior to joining the firm, Gierhart represented numerous clients in various civil actions, including collection (debtor and creditor), eviction, personal injury, contract, insurance coverage disputes, adverse possession and partition. Gierhart also has represented local municipalities in a variety of legal matters, including representation at meetings, advising on compliance issues, and prosecution of citations. He has assisted clients on personal and commercial real estate transactions, including preparing and reviewing purchase agreements, lease agreements, and closing documents. In 2012, Gierhart earned his juris doctorate from UW-Madison. He has been admitted to the Wisconsin Bar Association, U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin. He is also a current member of the Tri-County Bar Association and was a director for the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce.
Physical therapist Katie Geisdorf recently joined the Physical Therapy Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Geisdorf earned her doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from UW-Eau Claire. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is certified in basic life support and CPR. Her professional interests include orthopedics, manual therapy and aquatic therapy.
Mayo Clinic Health System also recently welcomed physician assistant Tiana Jansen in its Emergency Medicine Department in Eau Claire. Jansen earned master’s degrees in public health and physician assistant practice from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. She received her bachelor’s degree in English at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Jansen is certified in advanced cardiac life support and CPR. She is certified by the National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants. Her professional interests include trauma, rural public health and women’s health.
A new fund at the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation will provide exciting artistic opportunities for students at Flynn Elementary School. The Artist in Classroom endowed fund was established by two Eastside Hill citizens in order to provide support for an artist to share her/his art and technique with Flynn Elementary students and faculty over the course of an entire semester. Each year, there will be a Call for Artists who are interested in sharing their craft in the classroom setting. Applicants will be reviewed and selected by the art teacher. Currently, available funds will provide for one artist in an academic year. The long term goal is to increase the fund to provide an artist for both the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. For more information, you can visit the ECPSF website at www.ecpsfound.org.