Lake Norman & Mooresville

People news: June 10, 2016

Lindsey Johnson earned a Girl Scouts Gold Award, the highest recognition possible in Girl Scouting.
Lindsey Johnson earned a Girl Scouts Gold Award, the highest recognition possible in Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont

College honors

N.C. State University: David Straub of Charlotte has been named as a member of the National Society of Collegeate Scholars at N.C. State University.

NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students. Straub also has been named to the International Dean’s List Society for exemplary academic performance.

Girl Scout

Gold Award: Lindsey Johnson, Belmont, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Johnson, daughter of Lenny and Mary Johnson and a member of Troop 02301, improved the outdoor sidewalk and play area for the children using wheelchairs at Webb Street School. She added interactive boards and activities for the kids to help them release their extra energy while outdoors, as well as teach them colors, sounds, textures and numbers.

Silver Awards: Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont has awarded 223 girls with the Girl Scout Silver Award – the second highest award a Girl Scout. Cadettes in grades 6-8 who earn the Girl Scout Silver Award complete a minimum of 50 hours toward a service project that betters their community. Girls work in small groups or individually to design and execute the project.

Area girls who earned the award are Olivia Wagner and Taylor Ward of Denver and Emmaline Miller and Zoey Reid of Troutman.

Lake Norman Regional Medical

Promotion: Stephanie Gault, MSN, RN, has been named director of the Ortho/Neuro/Spine and Bariatrics departments. Gault was previously serving in the role of nursing supervisor.

A registered nurse for over 11 years, Gault has prior experience in many clinical areas including medical/surgical, emergency, critical care, and recovery room as well as orthopedics and bariatrics.

She has been a member of the Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Department of Nursing for eight years. Gault received her masters of science in nursing from Western Governors University.

Omnia Construction

Owner honored: Scott Liseno, owner of Cornelius-based Omnia Construction, was recently selected for the prestigious Remodeling Big 50 by Remodeling Magazine. He also was featured on the front cover of the May 2016 issue.

Liseno will accept the Big 50 Award at the Remodelers Summit and Awards Gala in Kansas City in October. The Remodeling Big 50 inducts 50 owners of remodeling companies annually based on professionalism, integrity, craftsmanship, innovation, quality, leadership and impact in their community and the industry.

Omnia Construction is a general contractor focusing on residential projects around Lake Norman and is a member of the Lake Norman Homebuilders’ Association. For more information visit

Madison River Fly Fishing Outfitters

New owner: Madison River Fly Fishing Outfitters in Cornelius was was recently sold. Previous owner Rob Domico, who founded the business in 2000, will remain on staff as a fly fishing guide.

Ryan Wilson, the new owner/operator, is an lifelong avid angler with a background in sales and marketing. His most recent role was Brand Management for Blue Buffalo pet foods. He enjoys the corporate challenges of the business and plans to expand the retail side of Madison River Fly Fishing Outfitters,

20910 Torrence Chapel Road, Suite D-5 in Shops on the Green, Cornelius.

Compiled by Leigh Pressley