January 25, 2006 Over the past year, we've profiled people reinventing themselves through their work. Many chose to start over, others had no choice. At the end of our Take Two series, Ketzel Levine revisits a few to find out how their new jobs — and lives — are going.
December 21, 2005 Greg Mohl has made the switch from globe-trotting executive to jolly holiday mall fixture. His new role is Santa Claus. He already looked the part and now he's part of a multimillion dollar industry.
November 30, 2005 Yvette Warren did not choose to leave New Orleans, the city where she'd met her husband, raised five children, and worked as a teacher's aide. Hurricane Katrina forced her out. Now she's found a new home in Texas.
November 16, 2005 Liz Wisniewski had a high-powered corporate job, a big salary and an expense account. Now she's a schoolteacher who spends her spare time with her own kids. Senior Correspondent Ketzel Levine tells the story of Wisniewski's decision to give up an impressive career and make time to be a mom.
September 28, 2005 Casey Amato always wanted to be a police officer. She figured she didn't stand a chance. She didn't think she was tough enough, or had the kind of presence that commanded attention. She was wrong.
August 17, 2005 It's an oft-told tale: the exodus from California to the Pacific Northwest. Terry Rusinow followed this well-trod path and moved to Portland. But despite her varied work experience — in retail, restaurants, galleries and even a long stint with a coffee company — she could not find a job.
June 29, 2005 Robin Baizel and Greg Gibbs know something about making big decisions. The couple gave up the security of steady incomes at the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, for the uncertainty of owning their own business in Nevada, and the chance at doing what they love.
June 15, 2005 Renovating houses is as familiar to Valda Crowder as resetting broken bones. She has traded in 13 years of emergency medicine for a life of wheeling and dealing in the real estate market.