Speech pathologist was a former actor
Richard Reese is a speech language pathologist at Trinity Speech, Language and Learning Center in Gardendale, but it wasn’t his first career choice.
Person You Should Know: David Peterson
David Peterson is a cast member in the upcoming production of “13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey” at the Gardendale Civic Center on July 11-12 and 14-17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the civic center.
Pizza restaurant owner gets in the trenches
John Pugh is the franchise owner of Buck’s Pizza in Warrior. He doesn’t sit in an office with his feet up, though; Pugh comes in and makes pizza and takes orders just like anyone else at a pizza place.
Person You Should Know: Sammy Morris
Sammy Morris is a long-time runner that lives in Fultondale. He helps organize the city’s annual Stampede 5K Run, which raises money for the city fire department. The 20th annual Stampede 5K Run took place on Saturday.
Leslie Gurganus, 40, lives in Mt. Olive near her parents Gary and Mary McAnally. She volunteers four to five days a week at the Gardendale Senior Center.
Assistant likes the changes in job
Denean Ragland is an administrative assistant to the Gardendale Police Department. Some parts of her job are routine, such as distributing mail, checking messages, entering citations into the department’s new software and handling purchase orders. Other than that, she says her days can throw her curveballs.
Person You Should Know: Belva Davis
Belva Davis is the children’s ministry coordinator at Fultondale Methodist Church. She lives in Gardendale.
Person You Should Know: Donna Sigrist
Donna Sigrist is the leader at the Weight Watchers meetings at Parkview Church of God in Gardendale.
Person You Should Know: Sherry Webb
Sherry Webb owns and operates Webb Payroll, Edgewire Digital and T-Lor Properties, all based in Gardendale.
Mike Dempsey is a founding member of local oldies a cappella group Back in Time, which will be performing at the Gardendale Magnolia Festival and at a concert on April 30.
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