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Clark County At Work

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier Cody Hershaw looks down the street as he gets back into his delivery car on a recent Thursday while on a route in the Cascade neighborhoods in Vancouver.

Working in Clark County: Cody Hershaw, mail carrier with USPS

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier Cody Hershaw looks down the street as he gets back into his delivery car on a recent Thursday while on a route in the Cascade neighborhoods in Vancouver.

December 19, 2020, 5:00am Business

The U.S. Postal Service had a doozy of a year. Read story

Christina Trautman, 35, assesses a patient by doing an abdominal exam. She assesses rib cage mobility and angle, tone of abdominals and checks breathing, among other things, to determine appropriate treatment for women experiencing pelvic floor issues. "Literally everything you do during the day it requires some type of pelvic floor function. All of those things require stabilization and support," Trautman said.

Working in Clark County: Christina Trautman, women’s health specialist

Christina Trautman, 35, assesses a patient by doing an abdominal exam. She assesses rib cage mobility and angle, tone of abdominals and checks breathing, among other things, to determine appropriate treatment for women experiencing pelvic floor issues. "Literally everything you do during the day it requires some type of pelvic floor function. All of those things require stabilization and support," Trautman said.

December 5, 2020, 5:03am Business

Since she was 7 years old, Christina Trautman had many issues with incontinence. At age 15, exhausted by the shame, she and her mother visited a gynecologist. But the doctor’s advice to the 15-year-old Trautman was something she wasn’t ready to do: have a baby. Read story

Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver's College of Nursing has been working from home in Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nguyen-Truong, 44, has been inspired to work on research about health disparities, especially among Asian cultures. Her parents were Vietnamese refugees, settling in Portland after leaving Vietnam in 1975.  "To this day I really hold on to the value they have in terms of the appreciation and what that means to be able to give back to our communities," she said.

Working in Clark County: Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Nursing

Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver's College of Nursing has been working from home in Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nguyen-Truong, 44, has been inspired to work on research about health disparities, especially among Asian cultures. Her parents were Vietnamese refugees, settling in Portland after leaving Vietnam in 1975.  "To this day I really hold on to the value they have in terms of the appreciation and what that means to be able to give back to our communities," she said.

November 21, 2020, 5:29am Business

In the 1970s, many Vietnamese refugees fled their war-torn country seeking safety in America. Among them were the parents of Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, 44, an assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Nursing. Read story

Josh Rodriguez has worked as an electrician at Mr. Electric, a local franchise, for the last two years. He's a licensed journeyman in Washington. To work as an electrician in Washington, an individual must be certified by the state Department of Labor & Industries, including at least 8,000 hours working as a trainee under the supervision of a certified journey-level electrician.

Working in Clark County: Josh Rodriguez, electrician at Mr. Electric

Josh Rodriguez has worked as an electrician at Mr. Electric, a local franchise, for the last two years. He's a licensed journeyman in Washington. To work as an electrician in Washington, an individual must be certified by the state Department of Labor & Industries, including at least 8,000 hours working as a trainee under the supervision of a certified journey-level electrician.

November 14, 2020, 5:19am Business

The pandemic has instilled fear in many of us, but sometimes that fear can go beyond reason, such as the time Mr. Electric electrician Josh Rodriguez was sprayed with Lysol, without consent, upon entering the home of a customer. Read story

State Department of Transportation Incident Response worker Glen Wohlsein, 45, has worked for the agency for 20 years. He graduated from Mountain View High School in 1993. "It's been a fun ride so far," he said.

Working in Clark County: Glen Wohlsein, incident response worker, WSDOT

State Department of Transportation Incident Response worker Glen Wohlsein, 45, has worked for the agency for 20 years. He graduated from Mountain View High School in 1993. "It's been a fun ride so far," he said.

November 7, 2020, 5:02am Business

No doubt, you’ve seen them while cruising — or inching — along Interstate 5 during rush hour. They’re the white pickups with an orange stripe down the side and in bold, evergreen lettering: WSDOT. Read story

Daniel Monroe, 23, who works as a psychic medium in downtown Vancouver, wraps a couch in plastic that has been sanitized to protect against COVID-19 while preparing for an in-person client on a recent weekday. Monroe, who wears a mask during in-person sessions, also sees clients via Zoom.

Working in Clark County: Daniel Monroe, psychic medium

Daniel Monroe, 23, who works as a psychic medium in downtown Vancouver, wraps a couch in plastic that has been sanitized to protect against COVID-19 while preparing for an in-person client on a recent weekday. Monroe, who wears a mask during in-person sessions, also sees clients via Zoom.

October 24, 2020, 5:10am Business

Jobs that involve communicating with dead people and telling futures has a market size of $2 billion in America, according to the website IBISWorld. Nonetheless, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the government’s main source for data about jobs, does not track any information about psychic services. Read story

Caden Reed, 16, left, helps Jeff Walton, right, as they set up the farm for customers at Waltons Farms in Camas on Oct. 9. The pumpkin patch and corn maze opened at the beginning of the month for the fall season.

Working in Clark County: Jeff Walton, owner of Waltons Farms

Caden Reed, 16, left, helps Jeff Walton, right, as they set up the farm for customers at Waltons Farms in Camas on Oct. 9. The pumpkin patch and corn maze opened at the beginning of the month for the fall season.

October 17, 2020, 5:25am Business

The beloved Halloween season is upon us, though this year it’s anything but familiar. Jeff Walton, owner at Waltons Farms pumpkin patch in Camas can attest to that. Read story

Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist for the Clark County Green Business program, has worked for the county since 2012. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2004 after growing up in Rhode Island and going to school in Maine. "What interested me is where the built environment and how our actions interact with the environment. Not so much forestry for example, but I was more interested in how we can protect the environment at home and at work," she said.

Working in Clark County: Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist, Clark County Green Business Program

Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist for the Clark County Green Business program, has worked for the county since 2012. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2004 after growing up in Rhode Island and going to school in Maine. "What interested me is where the built environment and how our actions interact with the environment. Not so much forestry for example, but I was more interested in how we can protect the environment at home and at work," she said.

October 10, 2020, 5:04am Business

Sarah Keirns found her calling while watching an episode of “Sesame Street” “some time in the 1980s.” Read story

Jeremiah Andryushin, 7, of Vancouver, from left, gets some help with his footwork while joined by his sister, Ada, 4, from dance instructor Liz Borromeo at Liz Borromeo Dance. Borromeo teaches small classes while others join in on Zoom, a platform she hopes to abandon when the pandemic is over. "Zoom is great, I think, for lectures, but it's a challenging platform for dance," she said. "The day I get to delete my Zoom account will be a glorious day.

Working in Clark County: Liz Borromeo, owner and dance instructor at Liz Borromeo Dance

Jeremiah Andryushin, 7, of Vancouver, from left, gets some help with his footwork while joined by his sister, Ada, 4, from dance instructor Liz Borromeo at Liz Borromeo Dance. Borromeo teaches small classes while others join in on Zoom, a platform she hopes to abandon when the pandemic is over. "Zoom is great, I think, for lectures, but it's a challenging platform for dance," she said. "The day I get to delete my Zoom account will be a glorious day.

October 3, 2020, 5:47am Business

Liz Borromeo describes herself as one of those kids who would go out in the front yard with a record player and perform an entire musical for the trees. Read story

Firefighter Michael Guinett refills oxygen tanks used by fire crews in smoky situations at Station 31 in Hockinson.

Working in Clark County: Michael Guinett, firefighter at Fire District 3

Firefighter Michael Guinett refills oxygen tanks used by fire crews in smoky situations at Station 31 in Hockinson.

September 26, 2020, 5:09am Business

The Pacific Northwest couldn’t seem to catch a break in September. Read story