Rutherford Ride Alongs
Welcome to another installment of the Rutherford Ride Along, where I visit workplaces across the First Coast to gain insights on how federal policies impact the jobs in our community.
For our second Rutherford Ride Along, I spent an afternoon in Atlantic Beach with Brooke Joyner and her staff at Peterbrooke Chocolatier. Founded by Brooke’s family in 1983, Peterbrooke is an iconic small business in Northeast Florida, known for the specialty treats its employees craft each day.
For our first Rutherford Ride Along, I joined Captain Scott O’Connor to learn about the important work of the St. Johns Bar Pilots. Captain O’Connor is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and belongs to the St. Johns Bar Pilots Association, a select group of highly skilled mariners who are tasked with the responsibility of safely guiding incoming cargo ships through the St.