Flames dance from the frying pan, shooting almost as high as the sous chef’s head. With practiced precision, Gerald Morales lifts the pan from the burner, flicking his wrist to flip the beef he is sautéing for chipotle Baja tacos.
It’s difficult to imagine Clark County’s economic-development game without Bonnie Moore running and gunning to help drive everything from an individual corporation’s growth to a region’s transition to a knowledge-based economy.
April Haydon’s quest to understand the big picture of public health has sent her from Wyoming to Corvallis, Ore., from Chile to Spain to Guatemala. And then, at last, to Clark County.
Welcome to Portrait
Every year The Columbian takes the opportunity to share portraits of some of the people who make Clark County such a special place to live, work, learn and play. In this year's edition, we highlight small business owners, a cancer survivor and many volunteers and experts who have left an impact on their chosen field or the community as a whole.
RIDGEFIELD — Joyce Haines seldom misses a teaching opportunity. It’s one of the reasons she and her husband, Greg Valdivia, have frequent visitors to their home, where they run Northwest Organic Farms.