Margaret Woodruff: a lifetime love of books

Margaret Woodruff: a lifetime love of books

By Phyl Newbeck Fourteen years ago Margaret Woodruff moved to Charlotte, and during her first week in town she took her young children to the Charlotte Library. Two years later she decided to transition back into the working world by applying for a job as assistant to the Children’s Librarian. When the Children’s Librarian left,… Read More »

Jean Carlson Masseau: a lifetime of art

Jean Carlson Masseau: a lifetime of art

By Phyl Newbeck “I was quite passionate about drawing at an early age,” recalls Jean Carlson Masseau. “My first passion was nature objects and birds and that has appeared and reappeared throughout my life and career.” Masseau’s career has included a variety of artistic endeavors including drawing, painting and photography. Her work has been displayed… Read More »

Jim Donovan: transportation planning for the active set

Jim Donovan: transportation planning for the active set

By Phyl Newbeck Jim Donovan of Charlotte was working for the Vermont branch of a national transportation consulting firm when they decided to close their smaller offices. Rather than find another employer, Donovan took the opportunity to open Broadreach Planning and Design in May of 2008. His company focuses on improving conditions for “active transportation:”… Read More »