Jon Scott

Current employer or place of business: Executive Vice President at Phoenix Industrial Inc.

Organization(s) I volunteer with: Boys and Girls Club of SW Washington on their board, and Courts for Kids on their board.

How I got involved: My friend Charlie Kleier is on the board and he introduced me to the cause. I took a tour of one of the facilities and got hooked.

Why I give back: You can sit around and do nothing, or you can help the greater community. I have the time and the means to give back, so I do. My wife and I also want to set a good example and send a positive message to our kids to appreciate what they have and help those who are less fortunate. My wife does a lot more volunteering than I do, including at the Clark County Food Bank. It is an important value we hold in our family.

Proudest moment as a volunteer: Every year the Boys and Girls Club of SW Washington has a luncheon at one of their locations. Some of the kids give testimonials on how the program has positively affected them in areas such as college prep, a safe place to go after school, etc. Hearing how the program has positively impacted them and made such a difference in their life is my proudest moment. Seeing these kids go to college, in part because of the great work of the Boys and Girls Club, is a great feeling.

What local challenge or issue are you most passionate about? I am most passionate about any issue or challenge having to do with kids. Kids have such potential. Unfortunately, some of them are victims of circumstances. I want to be able to help them play, learn and grow.

Just for fun, what are your hidden talents? I am really good at fidget spinner contests and every now and then I break out some moves on Just Dance.



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