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Karyna Hamilton: Former Advocate, Current Business Owner, Yogurt Expert & Inspiration

Editor’s note: listening back over Karyna’s interview reminded me of some of my favorite podcasts. She’s calm and thoughtful and intentional when she speaks, and she’s just wise. There’s really no other word for it. Her small business, Flora Yogurt Company, is well known in the Spokane area, as is the Thursday Market that she manages… Read More Karyna Hamilton: Former Advocate, Current Business Owner, Yogurt Expert & Inspiration

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Erika Kelly: Small Business Owner, Maker & Portlander Who Sews

Erika and Portland Apron Company were brought to our attention by a mutual friend (shout-out to Leah). Aside from the glowing endorsement we heard, the research we did made it clear that her creative entrepreneurship was a natural fit to profile. Following a passion? Check. Developing and adapting her PNW-based business? Check. Commitments to sustainability… Read More Erika Kelly: Small Business Owner, Maker & Portlander Who Sews

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Kristen Millares Young: Seattle-Based Journalist, Novelist & Nonprofit Co-Founder

We connected with Kristen through an online writing community, and were thrilled that she was willing to be profiled. Her insights on the PNW, on the field of journalism, and as co-founder of nonprofit newsroom InvestigateWest, can apply to all of us…plus we now have a new way to drink coffee that we’re desperate to try.… Read More Kristen Millares Young: Seattle-Based Journalist, Novelist & Nonprofit Co-Founder

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Katie Patterson Larson: Art Therapist Turned Art Non-Profit Founder & President

Editor’s note: As founder/president of Art Salvage Spokane (the area’s first creative reuse organization, similar to upcycling) who also happens to be a mom of three, Katie always appears shockingly cool, calm, and collected. Managing plans and goals for her non-profit alongside her family responsibilities is anything but simple, as she shares with us, but not only does she… Read More Katie Patterson Larson: Art Therapist Turned Art Non-Profit Founder & President

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Ginger Ewing: The Arts Advocate We Need, Not That We Deserve

Editor’s note: When I was preparing to reach out to Ginger about this very profile, I was cautioned that she’s very busy, and that I shouldn’t to take it personally if we weren’t able to connect. Her advocacy with organizations like Spokane Arts and ArtsWA is making waves, and her work, like Terrain, and Window Dressing, is well-known and well-respected… Read More Ginger Ewing: The Arts Advocate We Need, Not That We Deserve

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Pam Vlach: Compassionate Portlander Turned NYC-Based Dance Educator & World Traveler

Editor’s note: Although she’s currently a New Yorker, Pam has deep PNW roots. She’s originally from the Portland area, but I actually met her in Seattle in the early aughts, when we were sorority sisters at the University of Washington. I even had the role of her “big sis,” which means I’m totally allowed to be proud… Read More Pam Vlach: Compassionate Portlander Turned NYC-Based Dance Educator & World Traveler

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6 Weeks, 7 Women, 8 Quotes

Editor’s note: since we launched, we’ve been fortunate to have the involvement of some very impressive women, including but not limited to: accomplished entrepreneurs, creatives, and ambitious multi-taskers. Keep an eye on The Woodsy’s profiles in 2017, because we fully intend to bring you even more inspiration. In the meantime, please enjoy our favorite quotes from… Read More 6 Weeks, 7 Women, 8 Quotes