A committee operating under the direction of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce had the task of sifting through 41 applications for the PA Wilds Remote Working project. “The committee focused on those ready to relocate and seeking the opportunity to leave big box stores and strip malls behind,” says chamber director Tina Solak.
PA Wilds indicated five applications should be selected, but the committee has opted to bring six to Cameron County for a month long stay in July. Two are single, two have significant others, and two have children. Their remote jobs range from engineering to self-employed. They are coming from Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Carlisle areas.
Over the next three weeks, we will introduce you to those arriving in July.
Brent Whiting is from Lansdale and works at Temple University as the executive director for information systems. Brent will be joined by his wife who is an artist/crafter, three children and 2 dogs. Brent has spent time in Tioga County at a family cabin and has “often talked about moving to a rural area of the state”. The family are active volunteers in the Lansdale area.
Joni Bryan is from Westhampton Massachusetts and will be bringing her spouse and their dog named Denton. Joni owns her own company and designs and implements database solutions for nonprofit organizations. Joni has a passion for the military, as she followed in her fathers’ footsteps, and her son is currently serving in the United States Navy. In her free time, Joni rides motorcycles, reads, cooking and describes herself as an amateur anthropologist. Jace is a salesforce administrator with No Red Ink and has been a member of the NASA team for the Mars Rover project.