Business People

October 10, 2012
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Millennium Financial Group
MIDDLETOWN, Md.  — Bryan Bates recently was hired as a mortgage loan officer at Millennium Financial Group Inc., doing business as Mlend.

Bates will be focused on refinance and home purchase lending in the Allegany, Garrett, Frederick and Washington County markets.

He joins Mlend with more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Bates graduated from Capital University Law School with an emphasis on tax law before beginning his career in financial services.

For more information, call 301-697-3692 or 866-501-5625.

Plastic Surgery Services
Dr. Henry F. Garazo, a board-certified plastic surgeon with Plastic Surgery Services in Hagerstown, was honored as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons for four consecutive years.

He was among a select few to have earned the recognition by the Consumer Research Council of America and is named in the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions of the “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons.”


The selection process is based on a point-value system that awards points for education, years in practice and affiliations with professional associations.

Consumers’ Research Council of America is an independent research company based in Washington, D.C. It evaluates professional services throughout America.

“Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” is available via e-book to consumers and corporate human resource departments.

Cumberland Valley School of Music
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Cumberland Valley School of Music recently announced the addition of three new faculty members:

Lynda Kuckenbrod, harp — Kuckenbrod is a certified clinical musician and vibro-acoustice harp therapy practitioner. As a child and young adult, she played classical violin, six and 12-string guitars, and also performed as a singer/songwriter. She then discovered her passion for the harp. She is a member of the Sound and Music Alliance, and the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen. Kuckenbrod taught folk harp for many years in Huntington, Pa., before moving to the area. She performs bedside in hospitals, nursing facilities and for hospice patients. Kuckenbrod is the owner of MoonShadow Harp and Sound Therapy.

Laurie Matlock, guitar — Matlock has been performing locally as a singer-songwriter for 20 years. She has experience performing and recording with various musicians in southcentral Pennsylvania, and is a member of the local acoustic group Soleil. Matlock also has experience as an educator, and has provided music workshops for young people through the Chambersburg Council of the Arts’ Arts Express program.

Ragan Potts, drums — Potts has a Bachelor of Music Education from Shenandoah University. He teaches essential drumkit styles and technique, and rudimental snare drum technique. He has taught drums for 18 years. Potts studied drumkit with Bill Reichenbach in Washington, D.C., and later toured and recorded with Atlantic recording artists The Clovers for nine years. Potts performed extensively in Atlantic City, N.J., casinos and is active in several regional bands. He emphasizes the skills necessary to ensure success in any musical ensemble. Potts is teaching at CVSM’s Waynesboro (Pa.) Studio at 32 W. Main St.

CVSM teaches all orchestral and band instruments, voice, piano, guitar, drama and theatrical techniques, Suzuki piano, and numerous classes for all ages. Scholarships are available to students with financial needs.

CVSM is a nonprofit member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education with locations in Chambersburg, Waynesboro and Mercersburg, Pa., and Hagerstown.

For more information, go to or call 717-261-1220.

Fulton County Medical Center
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Dr. Curtis A. Goltz, a surgeon from the Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg , Pa., began seeing patients at Fulton County Medical Center on Sept. 28.

Goltz practices general orthopedics and has a special interest in joint replacement and spine surgery. He will be joining veteran OIP surgeon Dr. Robert Kaneda.

Goltz is seeing patients on the fourth Friday of every month, while Kaneda will continue seeing patients on the first and third Fridays.

After graduating from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Goltz completed an internship and residency at Pinnacle Health System. He is a clinical assistant professor at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and teaches and trains orthopedic residents and interns at Pinnacle Health System. He joined OIP in 2002.

Goltz is board-certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Osteopathic Association. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedics, American Osteopathic Association and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He continues to explore state-of-the-art orthopedic techniques and emphasizes a minimally invasive approach.

Goltz lives in Harrisburg.

For more information, call 717-485-6110 or go to

Albright Crumbaker Moul & Itell LLC
Kery J. Swope, certified public accountant, has been promoted to in-charge accountant at Albright Crumbaker Moul & Itell LLC in Hagerstown.

Swope, a Hagerstown resident, has been a member of the company’s team since September 2011.
He has a Bachelor of Science in agribusiness with a concentration in accounting. He acquired his CPA designation in March.

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