By Mary Ricks January 26, 2015 6 a.m.
Barbara Beale mostly treats people for pain and injury. A former certified athletic trainer, Beale said she is able to get results for people through acupuncture. "It is a very gratifying career. I have never regretted one day of getting into acupuncture," Beale said.
By Mary Ricks January 19, 2015 6 a.m.
Mark Rodgers likes to know how things work. He started taking computer programing classes after serving in the Army. While working for the Oregon Department of Transportation he figured out how to repair the computer-run traffic signals. Now he trains others on how to repair the signals. "I am known as 'The Guy' in knowing how to fix the signals," Rodgers said.
By Mary Ricks January 12, 2015 6 a.m.
Eva Metcalfe and her mother started their e-recycle business with some tools, one table, one chair, and a desire to make Clark County greener. Although the work is physically hard, she likes working with her mother, Rachel Treasure.
By Mary Ricks January 5, 2015 6 a.m.
After serving in the military, Frank Costanza was volunteering with a mountain rescue group when one of the other volunteers told him about a surveyor job at MacKaySposito. Costanza applied and was hired. "I like the camaraderie. … It is nice to bond with others and experience something new together," Costanza says.
By Mary Ricks December 22, 2014 6 a.m.
"I want every day to be great for the folks living at Glenwood Place Senior Living," James Winther says. Although he was born with optic nerve damage and can't drive, it doesn't diminish Winther's energy and enthusiasm for his job as an activities assistant. He keeps the seniors involved and moving, especially with the bean bag baseball game. Only a handful of residents participated in the game when he started, and now there are 60 enthusiastic players. "I love to be able to put a smile on their faces when I do an activity with them," Winther added.
By Mary Ricks December 15, 2014 6 a.m.
Barbara Erskine has always known what she wanted to do in life. She became a speech pathologist and today is still as passionate about her career as when she first began. "I am always happiest when helping other people. I get a wonderful feeling to be part of seeing my clients overcome their communication challenges," she said.
By Mary Ricks December 8, 2014 6 a.m.
Ed Buma knew he didn't want to have a desk job. He didn't get one. As a journeyman lineman/serviceman he is always outside and many times has left home in the middle of the night to go out in freezing rain or snow. "My job has been very rewarding to me," the easygoing Camas resident says. "You just have to put on your gear and suck it up, because you are out there until you get the lights back on."