#179 Charles Garland: Verizon’s Calling Card

(Airdate: June 29, 2021) Our Town host Maryanne McNellis interviews Charles Garland, manager of the Verizon store in Port Townsend. Charles was a restless kid with no particular career in mind. So he joined the Marines right out of high school thinking that it would broaden his horizons and perhaps see the world. But he was assigned to Bangor, right here in the Pacific Northwest. On his first off-duty weekend he took the ferry to Canada with a group of guys. There was a girl on board. She’s now his ex-wife. Even though the marriage broke up, Charles is firmly rooted in the Pacific Northwest. He’s worked at a variety of jobs over the years. But he sees sales as his calling. He’s been with Verizon for a relatively short period of time. That story also involves a girl – she’s now his fiancé and lives in Port Townsend.