Career Profile

Career Profile2018-03-15T15:20:44+00:00


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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. Job responsibilities, employers’ expectations, career growth and advancement potential are featured on this page along with an interview with a local individual who works in each career giving you a realistic view of life on the job.

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03-09-2018 AutoTech Mike Gilles Ray’s Auto & Truck Service

03-02-2018 Educational Aide Matt Eibon

02-23-2018 SpecialEdTeachers Jennifer M. Ford, Franklin Elementary

02-16-2108 EducationAdmin Doreen Perez Morell, Lorain City Schools

02-09-2018 SurgicalTech Korrine M. Meed, LCCC

02-02-2018 RegisteredNurse Adrienne Gray LCCC

01-26-2018 OccupationalTherapist Amy Smerglia UH Medican Center

12 15 17 Firefighters_Jake Samsel_Columbia Twp Fire Department

12 8 17 CorrectionalOfficers_Kimberly Clipper_Lorain Correctional Institution

12 1 17 Social Community Manager / Tim Weitzel Children Services

11/17/17/ Career Social Worker / Allen Bohannon/ Lorain Co. Board of Mental Health

11/10/17 Career Industial Prod Managers Mitchell Logar / General Plug & Mfg. Co.

11 03 17 Manufacturing Engineer / Heather Smeltzer / Ridge Tool

10/27/17 CareerMachinists / Corey Dean / Slade Gardner LLC

10/20/17 Manufacturing / JVS / RIDGE TOOL

05/12/17 Chief Executive Officer Charlie Hook, Owner / Grower Hook’s Greenhouse

04/14/17 Benjamin J. Geletka, PT Physical Therapist University Hospitals Avon Health Center

04/07/17 REGISTERED NURSE Katie Kasper, Chief Clinical Officer, University Hospitals Avon Rehabilitation Hospital

03/31/17 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES MANAGERS, Iosanna Santiago, Marketing Director& Assisted Living Manager, O’Neill Health Care, North Ridgeville

03/24/17 ATHLETIC TRAINERSAnn Hamker, MS, ATC Certified Athletic Trainer Jaworski Physical Therapy partnered with Elyria City Schools, Elyria, OH

03/10/17 ELECTRICIANS, Patrick W. Rourke, President Rourke Electric, Inc. 20301 St. Rt. 301, Wellington, OH 44090

03/03/17 PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS, AND STEAMFITTERS, John Lucas, Jobsite Foreman, Lucas Plumbing, Lorain, OH

02/24/17 HVACR Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, Chris Cornet, Owner Total Line Refrigeration, Inc. Avon Lake, OH / Fort Myers, FL 

02/10/17 INSTRUCTIONAL COORDINATORS Melissa Durkin STEM Coordinator North Ridgeville City School District, North Ridgeville, OH

02/03/17 EDUCATIONAL COUNSELORS Elizabeth (Betsy) Trump College and Career Counselor Elyria City Schools, Elyria, OH

01/27/17 PRINCIPALS,  Jill Petitti, Principal, Lorain County JVS, Oberlin, OH

12/09/16 PERSONAL FINANCIAL ADVISORS, Robert C. Brown, Financial Advisor, AXA Advisors, Amherst, OH /

12/02/16 INSURANCE SALES AGENTS,  Martin A. Sofia, President, Agent, Martin A. Sofia, Insurance Agency Inc. Amherst, OH 440017

11/18/16 ACCOUNTANTS Dianne C. Brehm Finance Director, United Way of Greater Lorain County Lorain, OH

11/11/16 PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST, Susan Bartosch, Director of External Affairs, Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, Lorain, Erie, Huron and Crawford counties

11/04/16 SOCIAL WORKERS Thelma Cruz, LSW Community and Health Coordinator/Mental Health Navigator El Centro De Servicios Sociales Lorain, OH and Elaine Irene Zemanek Social Worker Lorain County Children Services Elyria, OH

10/28/16 SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE MANAGERS Elaine Georgas Executive Director, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County (ADAS), 4950 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain, OH

10/21/16 PRODUCTION TECHNICIANS, Cody Storer, Production Technician-Roll Thread Operator, Seaway Bolt & Specials Corp. Columbia Station, OH

10/14/16 Careers in Manufacturing

10/07/16 Careers in Manufacturing

School Year 2015 – 2016

Jordan Smith,
Fitness Specialist,
Fitness Center, University Hospitals, Avon

04/15/2016 Tasha Hohn,
Customer Service Supervisor,
The Chronicle Telegram

04/08/2016 Tina Salyer,
Marketing and Communications Coordinator,
Lorain County JVS / Oberlin, Ohio

03/25/2016 Amy-Jo West,
Preschool Teacher,
Lorain County Community College Children’s Learning Center,
1005 N. Abbe Road Elyria, Ohio

03/18/2016 Miss Nicole Bevelacqua,
6th Grade Math Teacher,
Elyria City Schools,
Northwood Middle School

03/11/2016 Saskia Romeo,
Midview High School,
Grafton, Ohio

03/04/2016 Kevin Urig, President,
KMU Trucking & Excavating, Inc., Avon, OH

02/26/2016 Jim Traut, President,
Electrical Accents, LLC
South Amherst, Ohio

02/17/2016 Carpenters,
Russell Baldwin,
Commercial Carpenter/Contractor,
Immaculate Interiors Inc.,
Elyria, OH

02/12/2016 SOFTWARE
Software Developer,
RIDGID (Ridge Tool Company), Elyria, OH

IT Technician, City of Avon, Avon, OH


Laura Bobrowski,
Physical Therapist Assistant,
Rehabilitation Consultants,
1317 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst, OH

Janette Rivera,
Medical Assistant/Registrar,
Mercy Health Physicians/Mercy Hospital,
Lorain, OH

Jenna Elliott, LNHA,
(Assisted Living & Skilled Nursing Facility),
O’Neill Healthcare, North Ridgeville

SFC Vicente Velazquez Jr.,
JROTC Army Instructor,
US Army Cadet Command,
Elyria High School

Yolanda Bond,
Financial Investigator and County Veteran Service Officer
Lorain County Veterans Service Commission,
Lorain County Veterans Service Office, Elyria, OH

Esperanza Correa,
Success Coach,
Lorain County Community College,
Elyria, OH

10/23/2015 Seth Pisanelli,
Nordson Corporation,
Amherst, Ohio

10/16/2015 October is Manufacturing Month in Ohio and right here in Lorain County.

10/09/2015 Miguel A. Cardona Jr.,
Backshop / Welder / Fabricator,
P.C. Campana ,Lorain

05/01/2015 Brooke Coey,
Preschool Teacher,
The Child Garden, Oberlin

04/17/2015 Amy Rader,
Managing Cosmetologist,
Gizella’s Salon,
112 Vine Street, Wellington, OH

04/01/2015 Brian Stack,
Stack Heating & Cooling, Avon, OH

03/27/2015 Jason McAllister,
McAllister Construction, Inc.

03/20/2015Jason Quisenberry,
Journeyman Pipefitter,
Local 42 Plumbers & Steamfitters, Norwalk, OH

03/06/2015 Mike Skimin,
Emerge Inc. ,
Avon Lake

03/06/2015 Avery Gasper,
Assistant IT Systems Administrator,
Dawson Companies, Rocky River, Ohio

02/27/2015 William Pate,
Lead Technical Analyst,
Lorain County JVS, Oberlin, Ohio

02/06/2015 Angelica Rivera,Drafter/Surveying Instrument Operator,Bramhall Engineering and Surveying Co., Inc., Avon, OH
01/30/2015 Ryan Beane, Service Engineer, Absolute Machine Tools,Lorain , Ohio
01/23/2015 Hayley Balmert, CNC Set Up Operator, ECP Corporation/Polycase, Avon, Ohio


12/19/2014Cody Carroll, Health Education Specialist, Lorain County General Health District, Elyria, Ohio
12/12/2014Andrea Curran & Amanda Barber, Dental Hygienists, Team Leatherman Care Dental, Lorain, Ohio
12/05/2014Amy King, Nurse Practitioner at University Hospitals, North Ohio Heart, Elyria, Ohio
11/21/2014Martha R. Garreau, Administrative Assistant / Marketing & Design, Lorain County Veterans Service Office, Elyria, Ohio
11/07/2014Roy T. Jenkins, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired) Senior Army Instructor, Elyria City Schools, Elyria, Ohio
10/31/2014Jacqueline Smith, Social Worker, Lorain County Children Services, Elyria, Ohio

10/24/2014Larry J. Thomas, Assistant Principal at Oberlin High School, Oberlin Board of Education Oberlin, Ohio
10/17/2014Kelly Zelesnik, Dean