Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Keeping Things Running Smoothly!

Steve Salisbury was born in Portland and was born to build, fix and create! He is the youngest of three boys and has two sisters. He was raised in Sandy until his mom met and married Dick Wand, from Corbett. Steve moved with his mom and brothers to Corbett and began attending the Corbett schools when he was just eight years old. His stepdad was a home builder and also installed septic systems and did land surveys. Steve learned early on to drive and operate a back hoe, tractor, and bulldozer. When Steve was not working with Dick, he played basketball. He loved the sport and played all through middle and high school. He also loved to be in the great outdoors. After graduating from Corbett High School, he began working at an art foundry, doing welding. When he was on a hunting trip to the Eagle Cap Wilderness in Eastern Oregon, he met a girl on a horse. She was hunting with her family as well and it turns out she also was a Corbett High graduate! Trudi Becker was two years older and they had known of each other, but were not friends. They got back home and started dating! Steve began work at NAPA Auto Parts as a truck driver and one who loaded and unloaded freight. He worked nights for five years. Steve and Trudi married in 2005 and currently have four children, ages 12, 8, 3 and 8 months. Trudi is a Portland firefighter and they live in Estacada on acreage with their seven horses. After working at NAPA, Steve went to work with his step dad, doing construction. The recession hit in 2008, so he then went to horse shoeing school for two years. He and Trudi are devoted parents who love raising their children in the country. In 2013, Steve applied for a maintenance position at the Corbett School District with Mark Wilson. Together they fix and repair just about everything imaginable! Steve loves the fact he is back on campus where he is quite familiar with the buildings since attending school there years earlier. He appreciates the fact that each day is different and there is always something to work on!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

One of EIght!

Wendy Hatton was born in Portland, one of eight children! There was always  a playmate and plenty of activity in the home. The family lived in the same home until Wendy's father passed, and then her brother purchased the home. As a child, Wendy loved to sing and was involved in their neighborhood church with lots of activities such as sunday school and youth group. After graduation from Franklin High School, Wendy went off to NW Bible College in Kirkland, WA. She then went on to live with her aunt and uncle for a short time. Eventually she went back to Portland and held various jobs. In 1981 she married the man she had met as a teenager in the church she attended. The babies started coming in January 1983. There were a total of four girls and one son. Wendy's son had a genetic disorder and passed away at the age of just 14 months. Her four daughters now range in age from 21 to 34 years of age. The first grandchild is due to arrive in April 2017! Wendy home schooled her daughters at different times and each daughter ended up graduating from a different high school. Wendy chose to be a stay-at-home mom for many years. The family always loved to travel and continue to make trips today. Wendy says that traveling is an adventure that takes plenty of work to plan, especially when going out of the country. Going on vacation means very little planning and lots of free time and relaxation. Her and husband Robert love to do both! One of Wendy's favorite places to go is Australia. In 2013, Wendy started as a long-term sub at Corbett and that turned into a full-time position as a Paraeducator in 2014 at the Corbett Grade School. She said she loves to help kids get a solid grasp on both reading and writing, as they helps set them up for a life time of success!