Paying it Forward: John Cozzi Jr.

Volunteer of the WeekCozziName: John Cozzi Jr.

Current employer or place of business: CEO/President of Tailored Logistics Inc.

Organization(s) I volunteer with: Battle Ground Health and Dental Care Clinic, Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America, WSU-V MAP mentor, ITT Advisory Committee, mentor for the University of Phoenix. Past: President of Vancouver Optimist Club, President of the Optimist Youth Camp Foundation, Mentor for Butte Creek Boy Scout Ranch.

How I got involved: Mainly asked by each organization

Why I give back: I believe in helping people and paying it forward!

Proudest moment as a volunteer: Helping a troubled youth from a single parent home make Eagle Scout.

What local challenge or issue are you most passionate about? The oil transfer station and homeless teens in Vancouver.

Just for fun: What are your hidden talents? Making homemade Italian Sausage from an old family recipe and gardening.

“Paying it Forward: Volunteer Businessperson of the Week” is sponsored by Pacific Continental Bank.