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Newsmaker: Liz Tavares

| Friday, Feb. 26, 2010

Age: 56

Residence: Midland, Beaver County

Family: Son, John, 40; daughter, Tianda, 37

Occupation: Technical business analyst for Highmark, Downtown

Noteworthy: Tavares was appointed by Gov. Ed Rendell to the state Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council.

Background: Tavares, who has worked at Highmark for 22 years, always has had a love for the outdoors. For 15 years, she has volunteered as a worker at Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette County. She served as president of Friends of Ohiopyle from November 2005 to September 2009.

Quote: "I grew up with woods all around me. I didn't need swings because, at a very young age, I loved going into the woods. Even though I wasn't allowed sometimes to go into the woods, I went in anyways, and I suffered the consequences — but I didn't care. ... I've always cared about the environment. How could you not care about the air you breathe and the water you drink and the soil you need to grow the food you eat• I just want people to care."

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