Up Close With Tom May

Current job: Advertising/Marketing consultant – MAY52,inc.

Proudest professional moment: So many! Seriously, it’s not about any one moment but rather the times when people who worked for me in the past acknowledge the positive influence I had on their careers and/or lives.

First job: Working as a park supervisor for Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department in high school.

Fun fact: I still play competitive basketball at age 64.

Favorite spot on a Saturday night: Anywhere with my wife Debra and/or daughter Payton.

Favorite movie: It’s a tie. Either “Last of the Mohicans” or “Hoosiers.”

Music of choice: Beatles, Broadway musical soundtracks.

Favorite place to eat: Palomino’s in downtown Seattle.

Motto/Inspirational quote: “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden



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.