“If anyone is looking for a hobby, I'd advise them to give it a try,” Short said. “It'll pay for itself.”
Many of Short's paintings center around old, run-down barns or houses that have “a lot of character,” he said.
Yaeger worked as a special education supervisor for the Franklin and Jefferson County Special Education District for 11 years, retiring in 2012. Before that, he worked at the King City Federal Savings Bank, which is where he first joined what was then the Mt. Vernon Zoning Board of Appeals. It later became the Planning and Zoning Commission.
A co-worker at the bank was leaving the zoning board and asked Yaeger to get involved. Yaeger thought he would be a good fit for the board.
“I worked at a bank so in some ways (the zoning board) was related,” Yaeger said. “It's good when you work at a bank to be involved in the community. I've always been someone who liked to contribute what I can to the community.”
Yaeger and his wife, Jan, have two daughters and a granddaughter who live in Seattle and a son who lives in Mt. Vernon.