Profiles

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

Originals, Public Display of Appreciation

(Introducing) PDA: Happy 101st Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

It’s our pleasure to share that, starting today, we’re adding a new type of post to The Woodsy’s rotation. Introducing Public Displays of Appreciation, or PDAs. For various reasons, including but not limited to timing, or distance, or schedule, or the fact that the woman of the hour may be a historical figure, we  simply don’t… Read More (Introducing) PDA: Happy 101st Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Profiles

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

Originals, PNW Love

#10: All Four Seasons

This one’s a little easier to write now that spring has sprung; now that the snow has melted, the grass is slowly moving from brown to green, and the signs of blue sky and sunshine lasting more than mere minutes are starting to appear. While parts of the region have more distinct seasons than others (I’m… Read More #10: All Four Seasons

Profiles

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