Teri Nomura has joined forces with Eric Kerttula to bring you inPortTownsend.com. This website/blog aspires to be ‘an Inside Connection to Life in P.T.’ Teri is a Windermere Port Townsend Realtor and has been in that biz for 22 years. She became aware of Eric’s talent as a photographer when she hired him to take fabulous photos of new listings. The blog features some real estate info, but also stories about people, places, businesses, parks, dogs, food, and everything that makes Port Townsend tick.
Tanya’s lifelong passion is to improve the quality of human interaction and relationships. She is an intimacy coach, blogger, mother of five, and entrepreneur. She created Revel to teach Intentional Relationship skills and help people simplify and strengthen all of their communication and relationships.
Drawing from her life experience, 10 years of advanced training in personal development and leadership methodologies, and education and participation in Seattle’s sex positive culture, she helps people identify and attain their true relationship wants and needs.
Local 20/20, an all-volunteer grassroots organization located in East Jefferson County, WA, is dedicated to promoting self-reliance, sustainability and resiliency at a community level… moving us toward a lighter environmental footprint and a greater capacity to adapt to the challenges of climate change, peak oil and economic instability.
Our Mission Statement:
Working together toward local sustainability and resilience – integrating ecology, economy and community through action and education.
Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) is a Port Townsend-based nonprofit organization and a national leader in research, education and advocacy on organic seed. OSA’s mission is to advance ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world. We believe seed is part of our common cultural heritage – a living, natural resource that demands careful management to meet food needs now and into the future.
Heidi Haney - Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay
4076 Holcomb, Port Townsend
Hello! I’m Heidi Haney and I’m an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay.
My love for makeup, skin care and fashion started in my teens when I was starting a modeling career. I quickly learned that I enjoyed the “behind the scenes” and became a makeup artist for a high fashion photographer. I also taught runway and photography makeup at John Casablanca Modeling School in Portland, OR. After years of being a freelance makeup artist I was introduced to Mary Kay. I fell in love with the products, the company and the women I was surrounded by. I have now been a consultant with Mary Kay for 8 years.
SWEET RELIEF - RECREATIONAL CANNABIS STORE - PORT TOWNSEND, WA
Sweet Relief is here to help with your Cannabis needs! We are located on the ground floor level of the Pet Town Business Building, and have been up and running since November of 2016. We are also affiliated with Cannabis Coast, located in Forks, Washington! Sweet Relief strives to have a welcoming and inviting atmosphere, focused on customer satisfaction and offering high quality products to fit everyone's needs.
Steve Hiegel and Amy Recker are excited for Port Townsend Paddlesports' third summer in Fort Worden. Kayaking and stand up paddling are their passions and together with their two children, they get out on the water as often as they can.
Steve started kayaking almost 30 years ago. Paddling almost daily, he kept getting drawn back to the waves. Eventually, Steve earned a spot on the U.S. Surf Kayak team and began competing around the world. At home, he taught kayaking to help pay the bills. It was during one of his lessons that he met his future wife Amy. Now married and with two kids, it was time to settle down. They worked together managing a kayak shop in California until deciding to move to Port Townsend.
Spaces Into Places
Lynne Stryker, a certified kitchen designer, is a new member of the Port Townsend community. Her company, Spaces Into Places is a kitchen, bath and interior design firm based in Uptown. Her business helps transform people’s spaces into more functional and beautiful places. After receiving her 4-year degree in Interior Design from the Univ. of Minnesota, Lynne has been a successfully designing residential spaces for the last 15 years in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area prior to moving here.
President, The LYFE Enhancement Company
www.lyfeco.com email@example.com 206-932-1232
We only have a finite amount of time to create the happiness, the prosperity, and the solidarity we desire. Port Townsend and its sister communities are riding fairly high right now. There is much pride, much participation, much camaraderie, and much taking things for granted. My business is all about keeping people from getting complacent.
Washington Project Consultants, PLLC was created in 2014 by Marc Horton, PE. The firm’s mission is to provide clients with project support - from planning to implementation.
Marc is a native of Jefferson County and has now resides in the Cape George Community near Port Townsend. Marc has just finished his public service as the Director of Environmental and Engineering Services for the Port of Grays Harbor. Prior to that, his professional career spanned many years in the public and private sectors gaining environmental and regulatory experience at all levels of government and consulting. This experience has included18 years with the Department of Ecology including a period as Deputy Director for the agency managing delivery of the agency’s programs. In addition to government experience, he has worked as an environmental and engineering consultant for over 20 years.
The Chimacum Cannabis Company is your community partner for sourcing Jefferson County’s highest quality sustainably farmed and organically grown marijuana products. We are both a state-certified medical cannabis dispensary and recreational retail storefront. We are centrally located at Chimacum Corners next to the gas station in the blue farmhouse built as part of one of Jefferson County’s oldest scenic pioneer homesteads. We are a 100% locally owned and operated establishment and are proud and grateful for this opportunity to serve our amazing community in this way.
The Disco Bay Detour is the third storefront at the Local 101 complex in Discovery Bay at 282332 Highway 101, all opened by Greg Brotherton and many partners. Following and supported by its partners, Sea Change Cannabis and the Discovery Bay Village Store, Disco Bay Detour is trying to develop Discovery Bay to the benefit of residents, tourists, and musicians. Our team of builders included Casey Gribble, who created a great looking tavern, and Tom Brown, who developed the acoustics of the place and worked with Casey to make it sound as true as possible. Victor Paz, the manager of the Disco Bay Detour, is a host without parallel. He is working hard to foster a unique and inclusive environment at the Detour.
Aquor Water Systems manufactures revolutionary outdoor faucets and water connectors for residential, commercial, and marine applications.
An elegant solution to a universal frustration, the patented Aquor Quick Connect system eliminates the hassles and shortcomings of standard faucets. Forget screwing on garden hoses by hand -- Aquor outlets allow you to connect hoses in less than a second with a gentle twist, even under full water pressure. When finished, simply disconnect the hose and water automatically stops. 10% of homes in the U.S. have a major leak that waste up to 90 gallons of water per day. The outdoor faucet is usually a main cause for this.
Tired of your outdoor faucet leaking? Aquor outlets will never drip, leak, or spray, and are perfect for those in dry climates where every drop counts. We believe in convenience that lasts: creating high-quality, durable products that are designed to endure decades of use.
Chef Ly and his wife Nu Luong opened Shanghai Chinese Restaurant in its Point Hudson location in December of 1986. Chef Ly had worked as a chef in his native Vietnam before coming to the United States. After cooking in other Chinese Restaurants in Seattle and the Puget Sound for years, the opportunity to own his own restaurant brought Chef Ly and his family to Port Townsend. When they became old enough, sons Kiem and Jason joined their parents and the restaurant grew as a family business. From a young age, Jason’s strong interest in cooking grew over the years as he learned from his father and dabbled in culinary education while working as a Chef in multiple restaurants. After retiring in October 2016, Chef Ly and Nu left the restaurant under the ownership of their son Jason, his wife Cassidy, and their expanding family. We thank you many customers for the restaurant’s success over the past 30 years, welcome you to continue to enjoy lunch and dinner over the next 30 years.
We are located at 265 Hudson Street, Port Townsend (360) 385-4810. Closed Monday, Tuesday thru Friday open 11:00AM - 2:30PM, 4:30PM - 8:00PM.
What will it take for your new business to break even? Where is the best place to invest limited resources in order to grow your business? These are some of the questions that Rachel Williams, owner of Gift of Good Work, enjoys exploring with clients. Rachel helps business owners make smart, strategic decisions using tools ranging from spreadsheets to the Business Model Canvas.
Rachel has a diverse background, culminating in a down-to-earth and holistic approach to helping businesses thrive. She grew up working on her family’s organic farm in Everson, WA, and came to Port Townsend in 2008 as an AmeriCorps Vista with Habitat for Humanity, where she went on to work as Construction Manager. In 2013 she earned her MBA from Bainbridge Graduate Institute, where she was also a Teaching Fellow in Finance.
Dr. Dawn Reardon, a Naturopathic Physician, opened the Bear Root Apothecary and Wellness Center in 2015. This retail supplement store was formerly known as Uptown Nutrition, and Dr. Reardon established the wellness center services to combine Naturopathic Medicine, Massage, and Bodywork with this already thriving business.
Dr. Dawn Reardon is a graduate of Bastyr University, and prior to moving to Port Townsend in 2015, she owned a naturopathic clinic called Seattle Mind Clinic in Seattle, WA. She has a special interest in hormone balancing, neurotransmitter balancing, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, autoimmune disease, detoxification, thyroid disorders, cardiovascular issues, chronic pain, mental health and can assist with natural treatment of many other common health conditions.
We are the Masonic Lodge Located behind the Post Office on Franklin Street. We were Charted over 150 years ago (1859) with the Grand Lodge of The Oregon Territory and Grandfathered in as Lodge #6 When Washington became a State. Many of the early leaders of the area were Masons.
FRIENDS OF CHIMACUM SCHOOLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
501 (c) (3)
P.O. Box 192, Chimacum, WA 98325
FOCS was created in 1994 to provide additional resources for our students and staff. These include activities, equipment, materials, and supplies that are not funded in the School District Budget. Our 16 member FOCS Advisory/Working Board donate time in their specific area of interest. These include:
Hello and welcome to San Juan Classic Day Sailing and Dirigo Sailing!
A family owned and operated sailing charter company, offering 2hr Afternoon and SunSet Sails, Half and Full Day Private Charters, Multi Day Private Charters and Scheduled Schooner Sailing Adventures from two beautiful locations in the Salish Sea; Port Townsend, Wa. and downtown Friday Harbor, Wa. on San Juan Island.
Jenny Jo Allen is a Psychic Medium, Reiki Master, Medical Intuitive and Crystal Whisperer.
Whether you’re looking for deep guidance or deep healing, Jenny is ready to help. Choose a Psychic Reading for clear guidance, or a Healing Session for masterful Reiki healing with Medical Intuitive Clairvoyant Visions.
Bernt Ericsen Excavating
Luckily for me, I’ve lived in Jefferson County for 42 years, from Quilcene, to Port Ludlow, to Chimacum and the past several years in Port Townsend. My wife, Dawn, and I raised two wonderful children, and we think often of their future here in the community.
As some of you may know, I own and operate Bernt Ericsen Excavating, Inc. and I have worked on many public works projects in the county. For the last 10 years my wife and I started investing our resources back into our community. We have partnered with various organizations like Habitat for Humanity, The Homeless shelter, The Jefferson County Fair and Expo, all three of the little league groups, The Rhody Festival, YMCA, Boy Scouts, Kiwanis and the Elks, but I feel the need to go further, and represent the needs of our residents and business community, by utilizing my background to shape our future.
From classic women's and men's haircuts, completely natural or totally outrageous color, highlights, balyage, hair straightening and blow drys, Melissa does it all and delivers fantastic results every time.
Just over a year ago Stephanie Selle moved her business, With These Rings, from Seattle to Port Townsend. At WTR Stephanie offers a unique workshop where she teaches couples how to make their own wedding bands.
Stephanie began her career by apprenticing with a local jeweler in her hometown of Wilmington, DE. She went on to study jewelry in at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and then moved to Seattle where she started her own jewelry line. In 2010 she became a jewelry instructor at North Seattle Community College where she fell in love with teaching. Her business has become the perfect way for her to combine these passions.
Two filmmakers have recently planted roots in Port Hadlock. Their company, BhT Films, is an extension of their passion for exploring social and environmental issues. Ben Tomson, BhT’s founder, is an ecologist-turned-director. During the past five years, he has directed a feature length documentary and many short commercial and narrative films, while working as a production manager and animator for the Digital Worlds Institute. Maggie Waala utilizes her production experience in both the studio and the field in combination with her journalistic education to coordinate the administrative details and keep the productions running smoothly as the team’s producer.
Walk into a workshop at CedarRoot Folk School and be surrounded by the sound of working hands and creative minds. CedarRoot, like other folkschools in the US and Europe, offer instruction in skills and arts through the guided practice of a master of the craft. This kind of learning is how education had been for most of our history…hand to hand. CedarRoot is part of a growing movement to instruct adults and children in the beauty and vitality of the rural arts that built our communities. Youth programs help deepen relationships with the natural world and Adult programs focus on skills for self-sufficiency and community resilience.
In October 2015 Elizabeth Richter opened Elizabeth Rose Salon, a place she has dreamed about for many years. Being a native to Port Townsend, Elizabeth has lived in a few different cities around the area before making her way back to our quaint town.
Peninsula Homecare Cooperative: New Hope for Seniors and Families
Choosing a caregiver for a parent or even for yourself is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during a certain time of life. The wrong person or the wrong corporate constraints or attitudes can make it a terrible, even dark experience. The right person with the right priorities can bring hope, stability and love.Investment Opportunities Network (LION). We also received expertise and grants from the
Smooth Transitions-Olympic Peninsula
Robin Abb is a newcomer to Port Townsend, in addition to the Chamber. She moved here from Niwot, CO where she owned a very popular consignment store, Rockin’ Robin’s: Retro and Resale. Imagine Wandering Wardrobe only with a Jukebox and dance floor! She was lucky to sell her store and condo and start her transition into her next chapter, living in the Pacific Northwest.
It’s been an exciting year already for longtime real estate agent Holley Carlson who changed offices, hired a new assistant, and recently joined the Chamber.
Carlson has happily returned to Coldwell Banker where she got her start in real estate more than 17 years ago. The convenient downtown location of the new Coldwell Banker office, the company’s interactive website, innovative marketing systems, and high-tech features, are just a few reasons that Carlson decided to return home.
A Fare Story - We take care of your social media, so you can take care of your business!
After spending 20 years in the grocery industry working at small stores to running multi-million dollar establishments, Rodney decided it was time to start his own company. As a Port Townsend High School Graduate, Rodney left to explore the world. While still working; he was able to live on the east and west coasts, visit Asia, Central America, Europe, & almost every state in the United States. No matter where he was, he kept hearing the same story from businesses of all sizes: They are so busy doing great things, they don’t have enough time to tell everyone about it…enter, A Fare Story!
Getting There is Half the Fun
Starting in April 2016, Port Townsend visitors and locals will be able to hop in an all-electric Red Roadster for short-distance rides in town. PTeRider is owned by Kate Dwyer and Myron Gauger who hope to do more than make a modest profit and provide a few seasonal jobs. Aware of parking and transportation issues facing the city in the summer months, their goals include creating a fun and GREEN transportation option, reducing downtown traffic and relieving parking pressure, and supporting a walkable City.
Daniel Milholland is an event producer, artist manager, and owner of Thunderbull Productions. He was born and raised here in Port Townsend, where he continues to thrive and call it home. Daniel also worked for over 9 years for the performing group NANDA, and is a founding member of several annual traditions in Jefferson County including: BOOMFEST, Cake Picnic, the All County Picnic and the “Old School” 4th of July.
Heidi Mattern is a life coach certified by the International Coach Federation. She specializes in working with women to help them reclaim their purpose, passion and creativity. “When you hire me as your coach, we identify what you want most in life, and what seems to be blocking your path. You are in charge of the content of our sessions, as well as the pace of your growth and change,” Heidi explains. “Each session offers the opportunity to dive deep into self-inquiry and emerge with action steps. Even a single coaching session can create a shift in perception, but sustained positive change happens best when you commit to a series of sessions.”
Humans and dogs are planet earth’s longest standing animal odd couple. While the human dog owner primarily uses her words to communicate, the pet dog is far more interested in gestures, body language and the hidden messages in our tone and facial expressions.
It’s no wonder then that our dog’s behaviors are often shrouded in a (furry) vail of mystery. And, while we maintain an extraordinarily special bond with humanity’s best friend, something still gets lost in translation when the time comes to establish rules and follow commands. Often enough, the most basic ingredients to a salient relationship with our dogs somehow remain just out of reach.
The Chamber welcomes new members Klein & Klein, Corporate and Nonprofit Consulting, though the firm is hardly new; indeed, Renee Klein and Jim Klein have been in business for more than 20 years, helping corporate and nonprofit clients in communications, development and leadership effectiveness. They offer consulting and training to a wide array of organizations across the country.
The firm provides leadership facilitation, visioning, strategic planning, corporate social responsibility and media/messaging support. They also work with clients on leadership dynamics, as well as campaigns and nonprofit development plans.
At 1st Security Bank, we take a personal approach to our work. We live in the communities we serve, which is why our branches are uniquely tailored to, and involved with, their communities. We believe that relationships make the difference, and that’s what sets 1st Security apart.
Welcome! My name is Sue Marie Martin. As a licensed, non denominational Ceremony Officiant, it would be my pleasure to help you create an inspirational, memorable, and affordable Ceremony. Whether religious, secular, traditional, or creatively alternative, private or shared with family and friends, your Ceremony will be unique and from the heart.
Greetings Jefferson county, my name is Brandon Matney, I am the new business owner of Tippy Top Tree Service. I began falling trees my graduation year in 2006. While attending college at Oregon State for engineering, my summers were filled with burning countryside as I faught fire throughout the lower 48 states. Throughout this experience I was deeply impacted by the knowledge, respect and understanding I gained for the trees and nature as a whole. Since then, many of my jobs have been geared toward saw work and has accumulated to nearly 10 full years of experience in the forestry/tree removal industries. I have opened my business in an effort to share my passion with the community as I see the need and importance of proper tree care due to storm damage that occures within the area. Over the years I have accumulated a unique set of skills that when combined with the correct equipment allows my accent and removal of some of the states largest and most dangerous trees. After working on the fireline, while living in Oregon, I crossed paths with a beginning rope crew and tree service owner much like myself. I agreed to be his groundsman and worked with him throughout that year, eagerly learning each technique he threw my way. This experience with the addition of two other great ropes crews that I have worked for has given me the knowledge to attack tree problems with a safe and respectful approach. Safety is always the first and most important concern, not only for myself and my crew but for the property and community as well.
Admiralty Distillers was born from the creative, and sometimes hasty mind of Jake Soule. Jake moved to Port Townsend to attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding almost 20 years ago. Many people in town have known him as a boat builder from when he had a boat shop at Point Hudson; or as a fisherman from his summers on a tender which travelled from Port Townsend to Alaska; or as a contractor for Soule Woodworking and Construction.
It’s all about trust
By Suzanne Michaels
Does your community trust your agency or company? What are you doing to build trust and establish an ongoing relationship with the residents of the community?
When clients come to me with a crisis, we can work together to launch a public relations campaign to make inroads, explain what went wrong, how damage is being mitigated, and what’s being done to ensure it does not happen again.
Jillian Rifkind L.Ac has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over two years in the Peninsula and has cultivated a unique style, utilizing osteopathic listening methods to find areas of imbalance, and providing gentle but effective treatments.
Port Townsend Weddings & Events is a full service wedding, party, and event planning and coordination business. We do weddings and day-of event management, destination wedding planning, elopements and officiant services, and catering and rental coordination.
Contractor, Danelle Greer has lived in Port Townsend for almost thirty years. "I have always love projects, big or small, anything pertaining to the home." Danelle and her husband John, bought their first home together, as an unfinished foreclosure. "We had to learn a lot, as quick as possible, in order to finish the house on time and to stay within the budget." "Specializing in rehabs and smaller projects, allows me to focus on recycling and responsibility, whenever possible. If I can keep materials from the landfill, that is always the intention."
In late July, 2015 Dr. Melissa Yaden, EAMP, LMP, AWP opened her doors after successfully moving her Eastern Wellness practice from Shoreline to Port Townsend. For over a decade Dr. Yaden has been studying and practicing in the fields of Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine, Massage, Ayurveda and Sound Healing, and melds these worlds together beautifully to form NW Healing Tree.
Sculptor Walter Massey’s self-guided course in the practical study of sculpture began in 1974 with pewter casting and moved quickly to metalsmithing. He came to favor copper, developing his own style of fabricating metal, which resulted in a sculpture series entitled “Birds of Prey”. His current work incorporates that style with the principles of repousse' creating Pacific Northwest Salmon images that are hand-forged, hand-hammered and literally carved into shape as sculptural repousse’.
Pastor Ron McClung
Peace Lutheran Fellowship is not a building or program, but a community of Christ followers sharing a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Our mission is to Gather, Grow and Give it away!
Rayel and Holly Gossett have just relocated from Orcas Island and are excited to bring their skills and love of community & co-creating beautiful spaces to Port Townsend. Together, they own a family business called Unity Works ~
"From House to Home with Spirit."
Two years ago, Collin Klopfenstein purchased Port Townsend Air after having been one of their best students and customers for years. If fact, Collin actually started out as a pilot by taking one of their introductory ‘learn to fly’ lessons years ago. He was so enamored with flight after that, he quit his job as a Realtor in Sequim to concentrate on flying as a career. In just a few months he had earned his Private pilot rating and decided to purchase an aircraft in which to pursue his Commercial, and Instrument ratings. He did some research and decided it would be worthwhile to secure a plane he could also get his complex and multi-engine endorsements in as well. He shopped around for a while and ultimately ended up flying to Bridgeport Maine and purchasing a twin engine 1963 Travel Air and hiring a Multi-engine instructor to teach him the ins and outs of his new aircraft as they flew together across the United States at low altitudes back to Washington State, enjoying sights that almost nobody ever gets to see: The New York skyline at dawn at two thousand feet, the endless fields of grain in the American Mid-west, and flying through the Cascades passes at low altitudes with the mountains towering on either side to name just a few. He was amazed by how much this was a different kind of experience from that of big commercial jets and he resolved that more people should see America the Beautiful this way, after all, these amazing sights are things that passengers on airliners way up at Thirty four thousand feet would never see through their tiny little windows.
This year Loran Scruggs celebrates 11 years as a licensed acupuncturist here in Port
Kayak Brinnon, formerly Pleasant Harbor Paddle, is a boutique eco-tourism company offering Biologist-guided wildlife tours, kayak camping trips, kayak delivery, and hourly and multi-day kayak and stand-up paddle board (SUP) rentals on the Hood Canal.
For over 35 years, Jay Bakst has been helping companies better understand their operations and improve their bottom line. He completed his move to Jefferson County a year ago after finishing 7 years consulting to the Boeing Company in Renton. In his career, Jay has worked with companies large (Boeing, Weyerhaeuser) and small (Seattle Cold Storage, Emco Wood Products) and those in between.
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County provides both financial and hands-on assistance to our community. Projects over the past few years have included: Construction of the new Jefferson County Library Bookmobile Barn, Scholarships to high school seniors, vocational and college students totaling over $21,000 in 2015, Sponsorship of Chimacum High School Interact Club, Construction of the Rotary Pavilion at H.J. Carroll Park, partnered in the construction of the Chimacum School Playground, Adopted Highway 116 near Port Hadlock for regular clean-up, Sponsorship of both inbound and outbound Rotary International Exchange Students, Sponsorship of the Chimacum High School Student of the Month Program, US Flag displays on holidays, and much more.
Bill Range has over 30 years’ experience in behavioral health. He graduated in 1983 from James Madison University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. For over 30 years he has directed or supervised treatment programs in Michigan Washington New Zealand and Hawaii.
Mary Jolley started Jolley Financial Services in 2006.
Tyler Fordham came to Port Townsend for a visit on his first wedding anniversary. Both Tyler and Rachel thought the town, the views and the atmosphere were charming. Little did they know then that almost seven years later a dental practice would open up in their "dream town".
What started out as an idea, came to frution in what seemed no time at all. Local owner, Amy Jordan assumed ownership of Carol’s Laundromat in March of last year.
One year ago Yefim and Jane made the long drive from New York to Port Townsend. After spending a year in Beijing studying with their teacher Dr. Wang Ju Yi, they welcomed the clean air of the Olympic Peninsula.
Dominica Lord-Wood was a craftswoman for several years while living in the North East Kingdom of Vermont. When the weather became too severe, she headed west.
Jolene Sunding and Marylou McKenzie have opened Seasons Hair Salon, located on the courtyard level of Park Place Building next to Haller Fountain.
As a Dazzling Urbanite from the big city, Jessica Wright never expected to fall so quickly or so deeply in love with charming little Port Townsend. "I fought the desire to stay here so hard! I'm just used to the city, and have been moving frequently for a while. Settling down didn't make sense. But, it makes my heart happy, so here I am!" She says with a smile. When asked what she loves most about PT, her response was "Where do I start...