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Harmony Roselli, upholsterer and co-owner at Roselli's Restoration, pauses for a portrait while working in her Vancouver warehouse Wednesday afternoon, March 3, 2021.

Working in Clark County: Harmony Roselli, upholsterer at Roselli’s Restoration

Harmony Roselli, upholsterer and co-owner at Roselli's Restoration, pauses for a portrait while working in her Vancouver warehouse Wednesday afternoon, March 3, 2021.

March 6, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

If it were up to Harmony Roselli, everyone would think a little bit harder before buying furniture. Read story

Jainai Jeffries, owner of fyd mi ink, right, works with a client Audra Bergstrom, left, at the tattoo boutique in Vancouver. Jeffries is also an illustrator, concept designer and comic artist. "It wasn't until seventh grade when I was playing Final Fantasy 7, when I looked in the back of the book and I saw the term 'character designer,'" Jeffries said. "I said 'That's what I want to do.' I didn't get really serious about it until I was in Japan for a year in an exchange program with my college.

Working in Clark County: Jainai Jeffries, tattoo artist at fÿd mí ink

Jainai Jeffries, owner of fyd mi ink, right, works with a client Audra Bergstrom, left, at the tattoo boutique in Vancouver. Jeffries is also an illustrator, concept designer and comic artist. "It wasn't until seventh grade when I was playing Final Fantasy 7, when I looked in the back of the book and I saw the term 'character designer,'" Jeffries said. "I said 'That's what I want to do.' I didn't get really serious about it until I was in Japan for a year in an exchange program with my college.

February 27, 2021, 5:29am Business

Jainai Jeffries’ social media pages for her business read loud and clear that she is a nonbinary female of color, and there’s a specific reason for that. Read story

Conrad Engelbrecht, operations director at ToolBelt, is happy the app is helping people during the COVID-19 pandemic. "That's what stops me from being cynical, especially during COVID as I'm just sitting in my apartment by myself, is that the work that I'm doing helps people find more jobs. I'm like this is good, I'm proud to be doing this," he said.

Working in Clark County: Conrad Engelbrecht, operations director at ToolBelt

Conrad Engelbrecht, operations director at ToolBelt, is happy the app is helping people during the COVID-19 pandemic. "That's what stops me from being cynical, especially during COVID as I'm just sitting in my apartment by myself, is that the work that I'm doing helps people find more jobs. I'm like this is good, I'm proud to be doing this," he said.

February 20, 2021, 5:51am Business

At only 24 years old, Conrad Engelbrecht has gone from painting and building homes to helping run a local tech company with his older brother, Josh Engelbrecht. Read story

Kassandra Bullcreek, ranch manager at Silver Buckle Ranch in Brush Prairie, leads Angel, 14, a Pony of the Americas, through lunging exercises. The ranch has experienced growth during the pandemic. "What I've found we are one of the few places where people can get out and do something while remaining safe and socially distanced because we are an open-air environment," Bullcreek said. "Even our covered arena is open on the sides. I think with the stresses of the pandemic a lot of people are looking for an outlet. It tends to be a release and a happy place to be around horses outside. It was a very sudden jump.

Working in Clark County: Kassandra Bullcreek, ranch manager at Silver Buckle Ranch

Kassandra Bullcreek, ranch manager at Silver Buckle Ranch in Brush Prairie, leads Angel, 14, a Pony of the Americas, through lunging exercises. The ranch has experienced growth during the pandemic. "What I've found we are one of the few places where people can get out and do something while remaining safe and socially distanced because we are an open-air environment," Bullcreek said. "Even our covered arena is open on the sides. I think with the stresses of the pandemic a lot of people are looking for an outlet. It tends to be a release and a happy place to be around horses outside. It was a very sudden jump.

February 13, 2021, 6:00am Business

Depending on the type of business, COVID-19 may have had a devastating blow or an unexpected boon. Read story

Priscilla Mosby of Amboy Market, from left, pauses for a portrait with Gurvinder Sarai, and her husband, Bharwinder Singh, the store's owner. Singh moved from India to America once he was an adult for better opportunity.

Working in Clark County: Bharwinder Singh, owner of Amboy Market

Priscilla Mosby of Amboy Market, from left, pauses for a portrait with Gurvinder Sarai, and her husband, Bharwinder Singh, the store's owner. Singh moved from India to America once he was an adult for better opportunity.

February 6, 2021, 5:00am Business

Bharwinder Singh was a boy in the town of Jalandhar, not far from the Pakistan border in northern India, when his father came to America for work in the 1980s. Read story

Oleg Volkov, 29, moved to the Pacific Northwest a little more than five years ago, he said. He started working in HVAC to support his family.

Working in Clark County: Oleg Volkov, install manager at Washougal Heating & Cooling

Oleg Volkov, 29, moved to the Pacific Northwest a little more than five years ago, he said. He started working in HVAC to support his family.

January 30, 2021, 5:00am Business

It only took a deadly virus and toxic wildfire smoke to put air quality in the forefront of public consciousness, according to Oleg Volkov, a local heating, ventilation and air conditioning installer. Read story

Touchmark at Fairway Village Resident Care Manger Jessica Pacora received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine a few weeks ago, along with many other residents and staff at the assisted living facility in east Vancouver. "I'm really hopeful that this vaccine will allow my residents to get their lives back," she said.

Working in Clark County: Jessica Pacora, resident care manager at Touchmark at Fairway Village

Touchmark at Fairway Village Resident Care Manger Jessica Pacora received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine a few weeks ago, along with many other residents and staff at the assisted living facility in east Vancouver. "I'm really hopeful that this vaccine will allow my residents to get their lives back," she said.

January 23, 2021, 6:00am Business

Getting the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine was an emotional experience for local assisted living facility employee Jessica Pacora. Read story

Prenatal genetic counselor Jaellah Thalberg sees genetic testing as a tool to help identify medical issues before they arise. "It can definitely impact how much or how little intervention people receive," she says.

Working in Clark County: Jaellah Thalberg, genetic counselor with Legacy Health

Prenatal genetic counselor Jaellah Thalberg sees genetic testing as a tool to help identify medical issues before they arise. "It can definitely impact how much or how little intervention people receive," she says.

January 16, 2021, 5:00am Business

A genetic counselor might sound like a profession from the distant future, but for 33-year-old Jaellah Thalberg, it’s her full-time job in the now. Read story

Registered dietitian Kerry Martinson eats lunch at Kaiser Permanente's Salmon Creek Medical Office. Even she has struggled during the pandemic with staying active.

Working in Clark County: Kerry Martinson, dietitian with Kaiser Permanente

Registered dietitian Kerry Martinson eats lunch at Kaiser Permanente's Salmon Creek Medical Office. Even she has struggled during the pandemic with staying active.

January 13, 2021, 6:00am Business

Have you gained the “quarantine 15”? Or maybe it was the “COVID-19”? Read story

Portland International Airport janitor Agustina Mata Velazquez, 43, has worked the overnight shift for a little more than a year. "I like the overnight shift because it works with my schedule and my six kids," Mata Velazquez said.

Working in Clark County: Agustina Mata Velazquez, Janitor with Relay Resources

Portland International Airport janitor Agustina Mata Velazquez, 43, has worked the overnight shift for a little more than a year. "I like the overnight shift because it works with my schedule and my six kids," Mata Velazquez said.

January 4, 2021, 4:21pm Business

It would seem airports have become the scourge of the Earth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story