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Growing up as a child of the 80’s in the warm California sun and living near the beach, one would have thought that, that would be enough to keep a boy busy. But no, in addition to high school related activities like football, track and student...
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I have been married 35 years to my husband Russ and we have 2 daughters, 4 grandkids, and 3 "big babies" our black and yellow labs. I started out my working career in the office products field where I worked for 28 years starting out as a...
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I have been a Territory / Project Manager with DACO for 26 years, recently taking on the role of new construction bidding, specializing in structural projects, including industrial doors, pallet racking and dock equipment. I love the challenge of...
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I’m a country girl at heart. I was born in Portland, Oregon but moved to a 6 acre farm in Boring, Oregon in the 5th grade, but it was anything but BORING. Between the acre of garden we planted and of course had to weed; the horses, cows, chickens and...
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Hello! My name is Malaya (rhymes with papaya), and I am 13 years old. I love shooting a bow and arrow, reading books, and using advanced vocabulary in everyday conversation. I love anything vintage (especially my Smith-Corona typewriter), and I also...
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I graduated from the University of Washington in 1978 and started with DACO in 1982 in sales, becoming vice president of the company in 1985. In 1999 I purchased the company along with my partner, Steve Duffield, and became president. I am married to...
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For many years now, we have had a booth at Boeing's Portland Health and Safety Fair, which was held last Friday, August 16th. Boeing takes health and safety very seriously, as does DACO, so this fair is a great fit. This year's theme was Farmer's...
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DACO has been my home away from home for over 8 years. I have become a ‘Jack of all trades’ by fulfilling a wide variety of roles within the company throughout my years here. I began as an Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative, and quickly...
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Growing up in a family of 11, I learned to value hand-me-downs and the fine art of getting along at a very young age; oh yes, and not to be late for dinner! With nicknames abundant, I was dubbed “Lar the Hair” by my family in my late high school years...
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I am originally from South Dakota, but spent 11 years in Atlanta, GA where I met and married my husband, James, whom I truly believe is my soul mate and the love of my life. James and I have 5 beautiful and amazing children; 4 girls and 1 boy that we...
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I am a people person and enjoy my interactions with clients, suppliers and co-workers. My driving desire in both business and personal is embodied in the question, "Who can I help today? Helping others builds strong relationships. I have been in the...
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Energy and compassion are the driving forces in my family, personal and business life. I have a basketball team family; 5 kids and my wife (the coach), all of whom I run behind cleaning up after enjoying the game. I enjoy great food and wine...
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