Maria Weller, M.D.
Sanford Health Systems
Fargo, ND 58103
To whom it may concern,
Rarely does one get the opportunity to write a letter of recommendation for someone as deserving as
Paul Bartz. He is a lifelong acquaintance. We grew up blocks apart in a small North Dakota town. We
played sports and participated in drama club together, worked on the paper staff together while in high
school. Since high school, we have been friends, bonding over shared triumphs and shared medical
interests. We attended college at the same university where Paul continued to show an aptitude for
school and an interest in acquiring knowledge. That he decided on a career in accounting did not
surprise me as he was always good with numbers and has the typical pragmatic outlook of an
accountant. However, I will say he overachieves in the area of personality as compared to the
stereotypical picture of an accountant.
He has always been a sociable, likeable guy and his circle of friends extends beyond the typical
boundaries due to his genuine interest in people. He is a kind person who has always had the capability
of listening to others and despite a keen analytical mind that has likely already reached a correct
conclusion, making them understand he has heard them and will consider the information they provide.
He has a way of being a quiet leader, in control but very aware of the surrounding cast.
He has always been an intelligent, hard-working individual and despite medical setbacks, has
continuously set goals for himself and reached for and attained them. He has done all that has been
asked of him in his medical illness and in his work life. Rigorous and lengthy regimens of medications,
safety routines, and uncertain outcomes were tackled in an academic and organized fashion with zest.
Paul has faced many unpredictable situations with resilience and grit and no hint of self-pity. He has
distinguished himself as a strong person, both in work and in his personal life.
Without reservation and with immense pleasure, I strongly recommend Paul Bartz as a candidate for
your position. I feel sure he will be an asset to your medical system.
Maria L Weller, M.D.