Up Close With Barbie Haven

Current job: Lifestyle & Empowerment Coach.

Proudest professional moment: Making the leap from part-time employee to full-time entrepreneur as a coach. I absolutely LOVE supporting women on their journey to total wellness (mind, body, spirit).

First job: Way back when … at the age of 16 I was a janitor for a local medical clinic in my hometown of Yelm, Wash., where I grew up. First “real job” was as a legal assistant for a private law firm in Tacoma.

Fun fact: I love Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream as a treat but I always spit out the chocolate bits because I don’t love chocolate.

Favorite spot on a Saturday night: My favorite spot on a Saturday night would be cozied up next to my husband Matt on the couch watching a movie (or perhaps sleeping through it, as I usually do).

Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption. I’ve seen this more times than I can count and it never gets old.

Music of choice: I’m a country girl at heart, but I am also a huge fan of the artist P!nk.

Favorite place to eat: I love Mexican food and haven’t narrowed it down to just one locally, but lately my favorite non-Mexican food place that is local is Amaro’s Table.

Motto/inspirational quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start ClarkCountyToday.com.

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