Whether it’s a layoff or a blinding snowstorm at 6,000 feet, Joyson Safety System’s Scott Bernhardt is known for finding his way. The 25-year Mission Ridge ski patroller navigated his career on both sides of the cascades, but ultimately ended up in his hometown of Moses Lake, working for Joyson Safety Systems. Joyson manufactures automobile…

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A longtime parent wrestling coach and mentor to young kids in wresting, REC Silicon’s Luciano Hernandez knows how to pin down his opportunities and make the most of them. That’s what the company’s slim rods manager did in 1997 when he made the move from agriculture to Grant County’s industrial sector. A husband, father of…

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You could say that Microsoft Data Center Project Manager Gigi Lowry is connoisseur of the proverbial fruit borne by the Quincy Valley. In a figurative and literal sense, Gigi confesses that her palate is refined when it comes to offerings in both tech and viticulture; two of which are among the valley’s primary yields. But…

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Randy Lybbert of Moses Lake is one of Norco’s senior plant operators. The Moses Lake native has spent the last six years working at Norco’s air separation plant in the lake town. 2014 marked ‘year 10’ for Lybbert as an oil well worker, but his career working on and around such contraptions was eclipsed by…

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Verizon Media Facilities Engineer Gabriel Lopez was once a three-sport athlete at Quincy High School; no longer using his body to dodge defenders, the former Jackrabbit is now using it to foster data flow.  Lopez graduated from QHS in 2005 and began attending Spokane Community College. Upon his return to his hometown, Lopez took a…

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Moses Lake – With a name like Great Place to Work Committee, it is no wonder that Moses lake Industries (MLI) loves Moses Lake, and loves to give back to our community. Before Christmas, the Great Place to Work Committee was interested in participating in service projects, Dennis Draleau, Jr. Commodity Manger, contacted Serve Moses…

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Jack Gibson’s unwavering commitment to the art of self-defense is a coveted quality applied concurrently to his career as an information technology manager for Moses Lake Industries. 1981, Jack was responsible for Grant County’s first martial arts program, opening a dojo in Moses Lake. Today, Jack’s Freewind Martial Arts studio continues its tradition of teaching…

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NORCO Plant Operator Robin Cummings didn’t envision herself doing what she does as a career until later in life. After graduating high school in 2008, Robin embarked on working roles as a sales person selling cutlery, retail, and off performed seasonal duties at the Gorge Amphitheater. As Robin contemplated her career path, she dabbled in…

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In a sense, Analyst Alfredo Rodriguez is still that little boy who fell in love with computers after being introduced to one in 3rd grade; that’s why he does what he does for NTT DATA in Quincy. Alfredo is a Data Center Operations Analyst with a focus on data center design and management. Alfredo oversees…

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