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What career opportunities exist?
What skills do I need to be successful? What kind of work experience will help me secure a career?
How much money can I make?

The "Career Profile" Series is the perfect place to get the answers to all of your questions. The Chronicle-Telegram's Newspaper in Education Program has partnered with the companies on the right, to bring you a weekly series that will feature information to help you plan for a bright future.

Job responsibilities,
Employers' expectations
Career growth
Advancement potential

An interview with a local individual who works in each career giving you a realistic view of life on the job.

Scroll down the page to view video and past profile pages.

Kelly Zelesnik
Dean, Engineering, Business and Information Technologies, Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
Jeremy Secaur
Physics Teacher, Elyria City Schools / Elyria High School.
Ruth Aschaffenburg
Owner, Bead Paradise, Bead Paradise 2 at the Studio on the Park, 29 W. College St., Oberlin
Jason Petkovsek
Owner, JBE Landscape Management LLC, Lorain, OH
Linda Rosser
Branch Teller Supervisor, Lorain National Bank, Avon, Ohio
Michelle Vescio
Certified Medical Assistant, Cleveland Clinic, Richard E. Jacobs Family Health Center, Avon
Sally Fenik
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner & School Nurse, Cleveland Clinic Foundation & Lorain County JVS, Cleveland & Oberlin

(Click on a photo to view their PDF.)
If you have access to YouTube.com, you can view the videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/chroniclenie.

Click on the following careers to learn more about them.


10/17/2014Kelly Zelesnik, Dean, Engineering, Business and Information Technologies, Lorain County Community College Elyria, Ohio
10/10/2014Jeremy Secaur, Physics Teacher, Elyria City Schools / Elyria High School.
05/02/2014Ruth Aschaffenburg, Owner, Bead Paradise, Bead Paradise 2 at the Studio on the Park, 29 W. College St., Oberlin
04/25/2014Jason Petkovsek, Owner, JBE Landscape Management LLC, Lorain, OH
04/18/2014Linda Rosser, Branch Teller Supervisor, Lorain National Bank, Avon, Ohio
03/28/2014Michelle Vescio, Certified Medical Assistant, Cleveland Clinic, Richard E. Jacobs Family Health Center, Avon
03/21/2014Sally Fenik, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner & School Nurse, Cleveland Clinic Foundation & Lorain County JVS, Cleveland & Oberlin
03/14/2014Lisa Biltz, Physical Therapist Assistant, Mercy Regional Medical Center, Home Health Care, Lorain
02/28/2014Marny Havas,Community Service Representative, Home Instead Senior Care, North Ridgeville (serving Lorain County)
02/21/2014Lieutenant Robert Atkinson Jr., Fire Station 3 "B" Shift OIC City of Elyria
02/14/2014Deborah Hurlburt, Deputy Sheriff, Lorain County Sheriff's Office, Elyria, Ohio
02/07/2014Michael Schuster, Service Manager , J.D. Indoor Comfort Inc., Sheffield Village, Oh
01/31/2014Bryan Burgess, Vice President, Burgess Electric LLC, Oberlin, OH
01/24/2014Daryl Hartshorn, Insulation Installer, Ritsko Insulation, Elyria


12/20/2013Mark McKenzie, Senior Tool & Die Maker, Forest City Technologies, Inc., Wellington, Ohio
12/06/2013Tyler Higginbotham, Draftsman, Polycase, Avon, Ohio
11/22/2013Carl Larson, Sheet Metal Apprentice, D. L. Page, Inc., Elyria, OH
11/08/2013Charles A. Rudd, Implementation Specialist, Elyria City School District, Elyria, Ohio
11/15/2013James Taylor, Computerc Systems Analyst, EMH Healthcare, Elyria, Ohio
11/11/2013Judy Pulito, Program Administrator, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio
10/25/2013Troy DiFranco, Mathematics Teacher and Head Boys' Basketball Couch, Midview High School, Grafton, Ohio
10/18/2013Technical Trainer, Ford Motor Company, Cleveland Engine Plant 1, Brook Park, Ohio
05/10/2013 Lois Koehler, Director, Volunteer & Guest Services EMH Healthcare, Elyria, Ohio
04/19/2013 Elaine Georgas, Executive Director, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County, Lorain, Ohio
03/22/2013 Kristin Hoops, Owner, West Side Green Baby, LaGrange
03/15/2013 Tim Goode, Carpenter, Star Builders, Inc., Amherst, OH
02/22/2013 Javier Colon, Head HVAC Technician Aviles Construction Co., Inc, 7011 Clark Ave., Cleveland
02/15/2013 Erin Callahan, Certified Nurse Midwife EMH WomenCare, Elyria and Amherst
02/08/2013 Colbert Davis Jr., Central Service Supervisor EMH Healthcare, 630 E. Broad St., Elyria
02/01/2013 Katie Barrett, Emergency Dept. RN, BSN, Cleveland Clinic-Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights
01/25/2013 Kelly Bradesku, Project Engineer, Nordson Corporation in Amherst, Ohio
01/18/2013 Tyler Johnson, Tool Maker Apprentice, Thogus Products in Avon Lake
01/11/2013 Tim Zacharias, Welder, Stein, Inc., Cleveland


12/21/2012 Jeanette Benjamin, Martial Arts, Yoga, and Fitness Instructor, Norton's Martial Arts and LaGrange Yoga
12/07/2012 Kristin Braziunas, Assistant Director, The Oberlin Project
11/16/2012 Dr. Craig Koehler, Principal
11/09/2012 Claudia Lubaski, Associate Professor, Accounting
11/02/2012 Jan Ramirez, Industrial Electricity Instructor
10/26/2012 Charles Neff, Executive Director
10/19/2012 Dales Jones, Program Director
04/27/2012 Heath Barnard, Head Chef
04/20/2012 Grant Koba-Nelson, Vehicle Maintenance Coordinator
03/30/2012 Dan Repas, Vice President
03/16/2012 Tom Caruso, President/Owner
03/09/2012 Dan Ramsier, Owner
03/02/2012 Josh Jump, Journeyman Lineman
02/17/2012 Thomas D. Polen, President
02/10/2012 Rosily Thaikattil RN, BSN, CCRN, Manager CVICU
02/03/2012 Kris Komosa, Nurse Practitioner
01/20/2012 Uland Ralston, Nurse Aide
01/13/2012 Leigh Ann Faight, RDH


12/16/2011 Brandon Martz, Millwright
12/09/2011 Mike Kerecz, Manufacturing Engineer
12/02/2011 Drew Parker, Machinest
11/18/2011 Anthony Sklarek, CNC Set Up Operator
11/11/2011 Lisa Getty, Implementation Specialist
11/04/2011 Joanne Gleason, Guidance Counselor
10/21/2011 Shuangshuang Liu, Mandarin Teacher K-12
04/22/2011 Barry Morton II, Vice President/Sales
04/15/2011 Shelly Grattan, Director of Dietary
04/08/2011 Denise Roe, Development Specialist
03/18/2011 Bill Brown, Lieutenant/ Training Officer (Fire Fighter)
03/18/2011 Paul Adams, Director
03/11/2011 Anthony R. Pluta, Deputy Sheriff
03/04/2011 Stacie Feliciano, Radiologic Technologist
02/17/2011 Elizabeth Martinez, LPN
02/11/2011 Linda Wolfe, Registered Nurse
02/04/2011 Ryan Lattimer, Software Engineer
01/28/2011 Dennis Barrett, Mechanical Engineer
01/21/2011 Robert Benton, Plant Manager


12/10/2010 Lisa Simpson, Counselor
12/10/2010 Pamela Ignatz-Nowell, Teacher
12/03/2010 Jim Wall, Associate Principal
11/12/2010 John Gregory, President / Owner
11/05/2010 Paula Boggs, Delivery Driver/Service Provider
10/29/2010 Cindy Kushner, Marketing Manager
10/12/2010 J.R. Lesnoik, Media Sales
05/14/2010 Josephine Ferrer, Freight Operations Supervisor
04/23/2010 Karen Stewart, Managing Cosmetologist/Salon Owner
04/16/2010 Joan Samkow, Public Relations Manager
03/19/2010 Bob Perritt, Construction Manager
03/12/2010 Jeremy Patalon, Weatherization Technician
03/05/2010 Duncan Estep, Wind Turbine Service Technician
02/19/2010 Dan Schoewe, Operations Manager
02/19/2010 Linda Payne, Medical Laboratory Technician
02/12/2010 Jason Radesic, Plumbing Service Manager
02/05/2010 Jesse Guardado, Retail Manager


11/27/2009 Kathy Pinto, Administrative Assistant
11/05/2009 Kate Sohl, Owner/Web Developer
10/30/2009 Frank Caruso, L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist
05/01/2009 Bob Kritz, General Manager
04/24/2009 Greg Kulow, Director of Safety & Security
04/03/2009 Terry Reitz, HVAC Service Technician
03/27/2009 Kurt G. Sarringhaus, Attorney
03/21/2009 Ray Tumbry, Body Shop Manager
03/14/2009 Chelsea Taylor, Preschool Teacher
03/07/2009 Catherine Haines, Licensed Massage Therapist
02/27/2009 Elizabeth Garcia, Financial Aid Accounts Clerk
02/14/2009 Kim Maben, Sterile Processing Supervisor
01/30/2009 Amber Sorg, Inspection/CMM Operator
01/30/2009 Samuel Green-Web Developer
01/16/2009 Shelly Grattan-Dietary Manager
01/02/2009 Shirley Owens-Food Service Manager


11/21/2008 Chris Knipper-Marketing Manager
11/14/2008 Leanne Mazey-Hospice Social Worker
11/07/2008 Emily Fabanich-Educational Administrator
10/31/2008 James Bucci-Financial Advisor
10/22/2008 Jason Wynne-Project/Construction Manager
04/28/2008 Brad S. Thimke Sr.-Designer/Project Manager (Landscape Architects)
04/21/2008 Gayle Placzek-Customer Service Representative
04/17/2008 Ginnie Thorburn-Dental Assistant
04/07/2008 Todd Lusher-Iron Worker
03/17/2008 Sarah Rybak-Special Education Teacher
03/06/2008 Claire Gower-Secretary - Administrative Assistant
02/28/2008 Nichole Gumble-Restaurant Manager
02/18/2008 Linda Charley-Sleep Apnea Specialist with EMH
02/11/2008 Victor Leandry-Social and Community Service Manager
02/03/2008 Michelle Henes-Education Administrator
01/15/2008 Dennis Baluh-Automatic Data Processing


11/28/2007 Bob Andress-Insurance Agent
11/21/2007 Delaine McGhee-Pastor
11/14/2007 Keith Kapanke-Financial Manager
11/07/2007 Don Fenderson-School Counselor
10/31/2007 Becky Schlather-Nurse/Teacher
10/17/2007 Engineer
03/13/2007 Logistician
03/06/2007 Bookkeeping
02/27/2007 Teacher
02/20/2007 Machine Technician
02/13/2007 Communications/Promotions
02/06/2007 Cook
01/30/2007 Automotive Technician
01/23/2007 Personal Trainer


12/05/2006 Travel Clerk
11/28/2006 Veterinarian
11/21/2006 School Principle
11/14/2006 Deputy Sheriff
11/07/2006 Radiologic Technician
10/31/2006 Machinist
10/24/2006 Graphic Designer
10/17/2006 Network Administrator
04/11/2006 Marketing/Sales Rep
04/04/2006 Accountants
03/29/2006 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
03/21/2006 Receptionist & Information Clerk
03/14/2006 Construction Manager
03/07/2006 Plumber/Pipefitter
02/28/2006 Electrician
02/21/2006 Food Prep & Service Worker Supv/Manager
02/14/2006 Waiters/Waitresses
02/07/2006 Pharmacists
01/31/2006 Mental Health, Substance Abuse Social Worker
01/24/2006 Home Health Aides
01/05/2006 Teacher Assistant
01/06/2006 Adult Literacy, Remedial Eduction, and GED Teacher