Beverly Vernon, or “Bev” as most residents know her, was featured in our May Insights Program, along with some help from her husband, Bill. Bev is a gourmet cook at heart, and a columnist second. However, the latter ended up generating a paycheck when she stumbled into the career simply by writing about something she loved. Bev shared with us her journey to the Chicago Tribune, developing recipes for big-name brands like Kraft, and exciting stories of cooking alongside world-renowned chef, Julia Child, and even the Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks!

You can view Bev’s full Insights presentation here:

Insights is a monthly connection where residents can share stories and insights about their lives, careers, and hobbies with Plymouth Harbor employees.  A feature of Plymouth Harbor’s developing Employee Wellness Program, Insights is offered at noon on the fourth Friday of each month.  Open to all employees, lunch is provided, supported by gifts to the Plymouth Harbor Foundation employee assistance fund. Thanks to resident Phil Starr, each Insights presentation is videotaped for viewing by employees unable to attend the live event.

Upcoming Insights Presentations:

June 26                     Jane Smiley:  “Style—It is My Life

July 24                       Senator Marlow Cook:  “Politics are Politics”

August 28                Ted and Fran Rehl:  “Inspired by Music”

September 25        Walt Mattson:  “Community College & the Newspaper Business”

October 23                   Susan Mauntel:  “Taking Risks and Winning”