Up Close With Jocelyn Cross

Current job: Land Use Planner, Project Manager (Associate Principal) at Olson Engineering, Inc.

Proudest professional moment: When I see the development projects that I’ve put so much time into being built. I’m proud to be a part of some of the best projects in this area.

First job: My first job was in my early teens working at my parents’ restaurants. The jobs helped give me confidence and I learned what it meant to earn a dollar.

Fun fact: I have a love for the outdoors. I enjoy riding four-wheelers and when in Montana you can find me driving 6×6 military trucks!

Favorite spot on a Saturday night: I enjoy going out to dinner or around a bonfire with my family and friends.

Favorite movie: I don’t seem to have much time for movies except for what my 5-year-old might be watching, but a few of my favorites are The Horse Whisperer and Top Gun. I think I know every word of that movie!

Music of choice: I like all kinds of music but mostly listen to country. I recently went to Nashville to attend the CMA Awards, what an experience!

Favorite place to eat: My favorite places to eat are when vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, enjoying the authentic Mexican Cuisine!

Motto/Inspirational Quote: “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”



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.