It’s their job: Student finds friends on the job

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Name: Tawnalei Tagaloa Position: Server/trainer at Pizza Hut Background: I am from California. I was born and raised in Orange County. I came to Portales in 2007 to play softball for Eastern New Mexico University. I am currently working on my degree at ENMU, majoring in sociology and psychology. Time on Job: I started here […]

It’s Their Job: Margaret Seales

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Name: Margaret Seales Job: Florist for Butterfly Floral Background: I was raised in Whiteface and Muleshoe, Texas. I married my husband who was in the Army. We lived in Oklahoma, Germany, Kentucky and Texas. We finally settled here when my oldest daughter was in the seventh grade. We have been here ever since. Time on […]

It’s their job: Ashley Kendrick

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Name: Ashley Kendrick Job: Owner of Coffee Depot Background: Ashley was raised and attended school in the Portales area. She began working at the shop when her mother opened it three years ago. Time as owner: One year What does your job entail? All the usual tasks that go along with making gourmet coffee. What […]

It’s Their Job: Steve Rooney

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Name: Steve Rooney Job: Owner of Rooney Moon Broadcasting Background: Rooney spent his first 15 years in Cork, Ireland. After moving to the United States, a business-ownership opportunity brought him to Portales as he was looking to get into the radio business. Time on job: Six and a half years What does your job entail? […]

It’s their job: Justin Johnson, Fitness and More Gym owner

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Name: Justin Johnson Job: Owner of Fitness and More Gym Time: Ten months Background: Johnson moved from Raton to Portales to study accounting and business administration at ENMU. He plans to graduate this December. What does your job entail? I usually just try to keep the day-to-day operations going. I keep track of the bookkeeping […]