Disliking the job of shoveling snow, Scott Russman, from Michigan decided to move to Southern California and in a short period of time came to the Bay Area. Scott’s job at K-Mart lasted a short time due to the closure of the store and went on to work at Payless which also closed.
Most residents can agree that the increasing rate of homelessness is a pressing, and difficult challenge facing the community. But many are lost when it comes to knowing how to solve, or at least help, the problem. It seems to be an overwhelming task and one not solvable by any one person, one organization, or one city alone. Given that theory, the City of Rohnert Park created a “Homelessness Roundtable” last fall, a way for community members, churches, businesses, organizations, and city officials to work together to propose ideas, develop constructive solutions, and take real actions. While this is a problem that will not be solved overnight, it is nevertheless heartening to know that the roundtable is working, and already has some success stories that have made life-changing differences. One such success story just materialized over the past month.
It’s no surprise that Craig Ross, owner of CSC Flooring and Design, decided to open shop here in Rohnert Park. He has lived in Rohnert Park since 1979, going to school and graduating from Rancho Cotate High School in 1989 and has always called the city home. After working in construction for a few years, he worked for another local Rohnert Park flooring company, starting in the warehouse and working up to be General Manager of the store. After 25 years with the company, Ross decided to start his own business, opening CSC Flooring and Design in 2016. His wife, Jessica, had already started Jessica Ross Design about a year prior, a residential and commercial design business also based in Rohnert Park. It made sense to operate the two synergistic businesses together.