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Team Highlight: Beth

Meet our team member Beth! This month she tells us a little about herself and what brough her to the Thrive team.

What inspired you to apply for/ take this position at Thrive?

I heard about Thrive through a friend of mine and was impressed with the services Thrive provides within the Central Oregon community. I have always been drawn to positions in which I can work directly with people and impact change.

Where are you from and what is your background experience?

I am from Oregon. I grew up in Salem and raised my kids in Portland. I moved to Central Oregon about 7 years ago for a fresh start and to get away from the weather in the valley. It was the best decision I’ve made. I have had multiple avenues of employment throughout the years. I was a massage therapist for 12 years and before Thrive, I spent 7 years at Planned Parenthood. I valu

e working for organizations that have a strong mission and enjoyed my time advocating for and supporting women’s health and access to family planning.

What do you enjoy the most about being a part of the Thrive team?

I enjoy the shared mission that the group has. We all have something unique to offer and those differences make

the team stronger.

What’s your favorite quote/words to live by?

The words I live by most often are, “Let go or be dragged.” I am unclear on the origin, but it resonates with me quite a bit.*

*Upon further investigation, this ap

pears to be a Zen proverb :)

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