Up Close With Rachel Gorretta

Current job: Marketing communications director for following companies: Johnson Bixby, financial planning company; Integrated Tax Services, tax and accounting firm; The Difference, clothing boutique offering personal styling services. From fashion to finance, my days are never boring!

Proudest professional moment: I’m working on it. Balancing motherhood and a job I love, I’m both proud and happy to be raising two daughters who will hopefully look back on their childhood and know they can have a fulfilling career and be a wonderful mother – because they saw their mom do it.

First job: Pro shop assistant at Royal Oaks Country Club.

Fun fact: I know the capitals of all 50 states and can spot a wide variety of backyard birds.

Favorite spot on a Saturday night: Dinner party at home with family, friends and neighbors.

Favorite movie: “Sound of Music” or “Sleepless in Seattle.”

Music of choice: Variety! Country to classical.

Favorite place to eat: Tricky question as my husband, Kevin Gorretta, owns Piazza Italia and Bar Rione in the Pearl District. But other favorites include our home kitchen and Sushi Mo.

Motto/Inspirational quote: Faith, hard work and a bit of common sense will get you through most things in life.

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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.