Nicholas U. Frandsen and Sanna-Rae Taylor have joined the Salt Lake City office of Parsons Behle & Latimer. Frandsen is a member of the litigation department and concentrates his practice on general commercial litigation. His education includes a degree from Brigham Young University. Taylor also is a member of the litigation department and concentrates her practice on general commercial litigation. Her education includes degrees from the University of Utah and Utah State University.

Tyler Ploeger, Autumn Christensen and Caleb Miller have been promoted at Tanner LC. Ploeger and Christensen are audit and business advisory services managers. Ploeger has been with Tanner for four years and has experience in the banking, manufacturing, software, biotechnology and advertising industries and with employee benefit plans, not-for-profit organizations and SEC reporting companies. His education includes degrees from the University of Utah. Christensen has practiced at Tanner for two years and previously worked with the Las Vegas office of an international accounting firm for two years. She has experience in the manufacturing, construction and technology industries and with not-for-profit organizations and SEC reporting companies. Her education includes a degree from Southern Utah University. Miller is audit and business advisory services senior. He has practiced at Tanner for two years and is experienced in the manufacturing, service and technology industries and with employee benefit plans, not-for-profit organizations and SEC reporting companies. His education includes a degree from Southern Utah University.

Doug Thimm and Peter Moyes have joined Architectural Nexus as principals. Thimm's experience encompasses the master planning, design and development of urban and resort area mixed-use commercial retail, office, residential, entertainment and other interrelated facilities. He has more than 30 years of architectural experience. Moyes has more than 28 years of architecture experience, with design expertise in civic, justice and convention center architecture as well as urban commercial office architecture. Moyes' education includes a degree from the University of Utah.

Matthew E. Jensen will become a partner in the law firm Smith Hartvigsen PLLC on Jan. 1. Jensen focuses his practice on natural resources and energy law, with an emphasis in water rights, geothermal energy and mining. Jensen's education includes degrees from the University of Utah.

Alan Seegrist has joined The Buckner Co. as vice president and practice leader of the company's employee benefits division. Seegrist has more than 20 years of experience. His career in the insurance industry began in 1989 and he soon opened his own agency, Seegrist and Associates. His specialties include health benefit consulting for businesses, health management programs, wellness implementation and self-funding insurance policies.

Brent Morgan has been appointed to associate at Nolte Associates Inc. Morgan is an engineering manager with Nolte's civil design/land development group in Salt Lake City. He has eight years of civil engineering experience, focusing on master planning, hydraulic modeling of water systems and the design of detention basins and secondary water storage ponds.

Jared Lewis has been promoted to client services account manager at Richter7. Lewis joined the company in 2008 as assistant account manager.

Brent Wasmer and Jon Meier have joined Family First Credit Union. Wasmer is vice president and chief operations officer. Most recently, he was senor vice president of lending for another credit union. His education includes a degree from Brigham Young University. Meier is mortgage manager. He has more than 20 years of financial management experience, including serving as vice president of lending at another credit union and president of another. Meier's education includes degrees from the University of Utah.

Jeffery A. Balls has joined Parr Brown Gee & Loveless as an associate in the law firm's litigation practice. His education includes degrees from Utah State University and the University of Utah.

Dr. John Lyman has joined his practice with the Mount Ogden and Bountiful Hills Eye Centers. Lyman began his ophthalmology career in Oregon and after 16 years decided to relocate to Bountiful, where he founded the Intermountain Eye Associates in 1995. He specializes in cataract and intra-ocular lens implant surgery along with laser eye surgery for diabetes, glaucoma and retinal diseases.