Business people

Brent Mattson has joined First Western Bank & Trust as a business development specialist. He will focus on insurance sales and business development for the bank.

Mattson, of Minot, brings more than 25 years of financial services experience. He presently serves on the board of directors for Trinity Health, Trinity Health Foundation, Minot Area Development Corporation, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, YMCA, Norsk Hostfest, Village Family Life Services and the Minot State University Board of Regents. In addition, Mattson is on the MAYSA Arena Expansion Committee, chairs the Magic Fund and volunteers his time coaching youth sports.

Nathan Amick and Eric Merck have joined Ackerman-Estvold as full-time civil engineers in the Minot office.

Nathan Amick joined Ackerman-Estvold in 2009 as a part-time intern, serving in that capacity for five years. Following his graduation this spring, he was hired as a civil engineer. Amick earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University, in Fargo, He will be in the Water Resources Division and will be responsible for analyzing, documenting and reporting on a variety of water resources issues in the region.

Eric Merck joined Ackerman-Estvold in 2011 as a part-time intern and continued his work in that capacity for three years, until his graduation in May, when he was hired as a civil engineer in the Transportation Division. He earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University, in Fargo. As a member of the Transportation Division, Merck will be responsible for the design of transportation corridors including urban roadways and highways.

Kimberly Lang Lee has joined the Helgeson-Norton Agency, of Minot, as a new partner, focusing on client communications and customer relations.

The Dennis Helgeson Agency has been providing financial planning along with personal and business life insurance to the Minot and surrounding communities since 1961.