Up Close With Greg Northrup

Current job: Owner of Roof Maxx SWWA|PDX|Central Oregon.

Proudest professional moment: The moment I took the ‘plunge’ and decided to leave the security of corporate America.

First job: Berry picking at age 8 on my grandfather’s farm on the Mackenzie River.

Fun fact: I sold books door to door in college and it was the best experience I have had.

Favorite spot on a Saturday night: Home with the family.

Favorite movie: “Oh Brother Where Art Thou.”

Music of choice: Always mood specific, but classic rock is what you will find playing in to background most days.

Favorite place to eat: Treat – on Evergreen in Vancouver.

Motto/Inspirational quote: “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” -Jim Rohn

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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.