Cara Poli

Athlete Ambassador






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Portland, OR

Career Highlights

Events: 100 and 200 Backstroke and Sprint butterfly. 4 year Letterwinner, 2x All-American, Co-Captain 2002-2003, 2x SEC Academic Honor Roll, University of Florida School Record Holder as member of 200 Individual Medley Relay, Awarded James W Kynes Scholarship 2003-04 - criteria based on excellent academics, outstanding performance and leadership as a NCAA athlete and character traits including exceptional integrity, loyalty, compassion and respect for others evidenced by volunteer activity and community service.

Post Career Highlights

Bachelor’s in Health Science 2003, Master’s of Occupational Therapy 2004 from University of Florida, College of Public Health and Health Professions. Licensed Occupational Therapist since 2005. Specializing in the adult and geriatric population - experience in both acute and chronic illnesses. Six years as the primary Occupational Therapist in a trauma hospital in Asheville, NC. In this role, aided in the recovery of patients in the intensive care unit after traumatic events. These injuries were life-altering and at times resulting in spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and strokes. Member of the therapy team who developed an early mobility program providing therapy to ventilated patients in order to decrease risk of medical complications and promote quicker recovery. Became a Certified Aging in Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders in 2013 to inform clients about products and solutions to engage in a livable environment. This designation provided the enhanced knowledge of design and techniques of retrofitting homes that promotes and facilitates homeowners the ability to live independently. Founded Function4Living LLC in 2019 operating in NW Oregon. When combining healthcare knowledge and experience, this business provides a unique approach merging design and function while maximizing an individual’s potential for aging in place.

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Function4Living LLC
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NFL's Clint Johnson Joins Cannabis Advocacy Group, Says Helping Others Is 'Lifelong Mission'
NFL's Clint Johnson Joins Cannabis Advocacy Group, Says Helping Others Is 'Lifelong Mission'
Athletes for CARE recently hired Clint Johnson, former football player for the Atlanta Falcons (NFL), Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) and Notre Dame.

Johnson will be the organization's Director of Development.

Athletes for CARE is focused on advocating for research, education, and compassion around health issues, with a focus on cannabis. Johnson will bring a wealth of experience from a dynamic career focused on the growth, development, and expansion of organizations that directly benefit the community, to his role at Athletes for CARE.
The Week In Cannabis: GrowGeneration’s Spike, Big Earnings, Stocks In Decline, And Dutchie’s Funding
The Week In Cannabis: GrowGeneration’s Spike, Big Earnings, Stocks In Decline, And Dutchie’s Funding
GRWG) managed to close in the green, with gains of 24%. This still meant giving up some of the gains accrued between Aug. 12 and Aug. 19.

The rally started last Friday when the grow supplies company reported its second-quarter financial results, establishing a new revenue record for the tenth consecutive quarter.

GrowGeneration continued to spike on Monday after Jim Cramer interviewed CEO Darren Lampert on CNBC, describing its business model as the “most exciting” he’s seen in retail.

Following a five-day rally, GrowGeneration’s stock hit a peak of $22.30 on Wednesday, and commenced a small decline as excitement around its earnings wore off and some investors looked to take profits. On Friday, shares took a dive of more than 9% after Hindenburg Research published a report arguing the “Euphoric Retail Stock Has The Brightest Management Red Flags” that analysts have “ever seen,” saying downside surpasses 70%.
With CFL season scuttled, Bergman enjoys 'just being a dad'
With CFL season scuttled, Bergman enjoys 'just being a dad'
The silver lining for Norfolk County native Shane Bergman in COVID-19 upsetting plans for the 2020 Canadian Football League season is the extra time he got to spend with his nine-month-old son, Asher.

The season, originally scheduled to begin in June, was officially cancelled this week.

The CFL had asked the federal government for a $30-million interest-free loan with the intention of creating a hub city (Winnipeg) to host games with no spectators. But the loan was turned down and the CFL put the brakes on plans for a six-game regular season, followed by playoffs and a Grey Cup.

“I had no idea what was going on with those talks between the CFL and the federal government,” said the offensive lineman for the Calgary Stampeders. “I didn’t know about the final decision but I thought it was going (to be cancelled) just because it took so long. It was inevitable.”
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