Up Close With Scott Edwards

Current job: Partner at Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards, P.S.

Proudest professional moment: Being recognized by my statewide colleagues to serve on the Board of Governors of the Washington State Association for Justice — the oldest and largest civil justice advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest.

First job: Columbian Newspaper boy.

Fun fact: A few years ago I rode my bicycle from Seattle to Portland (204 miles) in one day (just under 15 hours).

Favorite spot on a Saturday night: Wherever my friends and/or family are. Life is so much more about the people you spend it with than where you spend it.

Favorite movie: So many choices. I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit that it would be hard to choose between The Goonies, A Walk to Remember and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Music of choice: 80s rock.

Favorite place to eat: Honestly, I’d have to convince myself that it was too prideful to just say my wife’s kitchen. She makes a mean chipotle chicken rice bowl. You’ve got to try it.

Motto/Inspirational quote: “That’s how they raised us. That’s what we learned from their example. We learned about dignity and decency — that how hard you work matters more than how much you make, that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself. We learned about honesty and integrity — that the truth matters, that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules, and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” – Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention 2012

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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.