Up Close With Nick Shanmac

Current job: ESD 112 Communications Manager.

Proudest professional moment: I have often wondered how I would answer this question if asked, and now that I’m on the clock … I’m still not sure! What I do know is that I take pride in bringing new ideas to the table, doing more with less and finding new ways to tackle ongoing challenges.

First job: My first job was working as an usher at a movie theater in Medford, Ore., where I mastered the fine art of sweeping up popcorn!

Fun fact: I was on an episode or two of “Romper Room” when I was 3 years old, and more recently, my daughter was featured on an episode of “Inside Edition” because of a YouTube video (she was 2 years old). The moral of the story is in our family we get our “15 seconds of fame” out of the way real quick!

Favorite spot on a Saturday night: Wherever my wife and daughter are – that’s home for me.

Favorite movie: “Jurassic Park.”

Music of choice: Mostly alternative and indie rock. Bands like “The 1975,” “Walk the Moon” and “Foster the People” are on my current playlist.

Favorite place to eat: Rally Pizza (and not just because they ‘like’ most of my Instagram posts, I promise).

Motto/Inspirational quote: “Fool me once, strike one. Fool me twice … strike three.” – Michael Scott

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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.