Business Briefs

Koch joins Community Counseling team

HURON — Nicole Koch has been announced as the Clinical Supervisor for the Huron Outpatient Unit of Community Counseling Services. She is providing therapy and leadership to the Huron Outpatient Team. Among her therapy styles are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and a focus on children and families
Koch, a Wisconsin native, attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she earned her masters of social work, and Marquette University earning her Juris Doctorate. She has worked for Waukesha County Circuit Courts-Family Division and St. Charles Youth and Family Services in Wisconsin.   
She currently lives near Wessington Springs. She enjoys Wisconsin Badger Sports and spending time with family and friends and her dog, Lilly.
Koch recently joined the advocates of the Jan Manolis Family Safe Center, assisting with the program and fundraising projects.  
Community Counseling Services provides behavioral health services including psychiatric, counseling services for children and adults, case management, addiction services and youth prevention in seven counties including Beadle, Kingsbury, Hand, Miner, Moody, Lake and Jerauld.

Kessler named Executive Director at VTMH

HURON — Violet Tschetter Memorial Home announces that Scott Kessler has been named its new Executive Director.
Kessler has worked in long-term care for the past 19 years in a variety of roles.
He joined the team at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home after moving to Huron from Hibbing, Minn., where he was recently the Administrator at the Guardian Angels Health & Rehab Center. He has an administrative license in Minnesota, Iowa, and soon in South Dakota.
He grew up in Huron and is excited to return to his hometown. Kessler has two children, Sadie age 11, and Kolton age 8. Kessler is looking forward to leading the team of staff at the VTMH and making sure that the residents receive quality care and services.
He also wants to continue to make the VTMH a long-term care provider of choice and an employer of choice in Huron.

Bazyn joins Heartland Financial Services

HURON — Eric Bazyn has joined the insurance team at Heartland Financial Services, Inc., located at 375 Dakota Ave. 
Bazyn was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska. He attended South Dakota State University and graduated in 2013.
After graduation he moved to Bismarck, N.D., where he lived for three years.
He currently lives in Huron and enjoys spending his free time outdoors golfing, hunting, and fishing. Favorite sports team is the Nebraska Cornhuskers. 
Bazyn is excited to be a part of the Huron community and looks forward to working  to provide the best insurance coverage.