New Member Spotlight
Oct 24, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

In her life and work, Renee is committed to joyful embodiment.  She believes that in order to do your best work, you need to be here. For her, this means being as present as possible in this human body with all its ups and downs, and it is her mission to help others do the same.  She nourishes body and spirit through hands-on therapeutic bodywork and sound healing, to help you step into your greatest potential and fullest embodiment. 

Renee moved to Port Townsend in 2001 to work at the Marine Science Center.  She holds a B.S. in Marine Biology, but her greatest passion is the human body.  She says, “When I landed in this little town, I found a mecca of healing practitioners from whom I could learn, and I have been studying ever since”.  Renee graduated from Port Townsend School of Massage in 2010, and most recently completed Level 1 and 2 Acutonics™ training.

 

Oct 24, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

 

Mystic Monkey Yoga is a new yoga studio located on Sims Way in Port Townsend, across from the Food Co-Op and next to 1-2-3 Thai. Owner and Head Instructor Jason Calsyn came to Port Townsend with the intention of offering this community a dedicated yoga studio with a full schedule of classes, morning and evening, 7 days a week.

Mystic Monkey Yoga is a hot yoga studio, meaning the room is heated for classes. Depending on the class, the room temperature may be set anywhere from 80 to 105 degrees. The heat allows our muscles to relax and stretch more safely, focuses our minds, and gives us a sense of cleansing similar to a sauna. It also feels great during the cold winter months when it sometimes feels impossible to get warm otherwise!

 

 

Oct 24, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

A seasoned writer (The Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, The Huffington Post, etc.), Emily Farache moved to Port Townsend in October of 2015 to work on her memoir about being a traveling art model for photographers.

Then, unable to find lingerie one day in Port Townsend (and, later, not much in Silverdale), she decided to temporarily halt working on her memoir and open up a boutique to serve Port Townsend, Jefferson County and Seattle with her finely curated selection of clothing, lingerie and accessories.

 

 

Sep 1, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

Say Hello to your new favorite spot!!

Gear Head Deli          

Owners: Larry and Debbie Williams

Our dream of brining to the public a fresh, locally sourced, farm to fork, made from scratch soups, salads, sandwiches, fish taco, burgers, we have elk burger, pulled pork and more was realized with our opening of Gear Head Deli on April 15, 2015.

Located in the heart of Quilcene WA, on Highway 101; on the Olympic Peninsula Culinary Loop, the building was originally a gas station.  All of our sandwiches are named after a car or car part. Our visitors include neighbors from near and far, motorcycle and car clubs, hiker, bicyclers and vacationers.  We smoke pulled pork, turkey breast, beef jerky and cheddar cheese. Our #1 selling sandwich is our Hemi-our specialty BBQ pulled pork sandwich, served with a side salad, made fresh daily. We make all of our soups and salads by scratch, with seasonal ingredients from local Quilcene farms.  We have outside deck seating which overlooks a beautiful, dog friendly garden.

 

Sep 1, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

Dana Immigrated to the PNW from Sweden twenty years ago to Seattle, and ended up in Port Townsend in 2001. She is a fabulous singer who loves music and the outdoors. “Happiness to me is spending time with my family and friends and also caring for our environment & giving back”.

Giving back and improving the quality of life personally and for others are some of her goals in life. Over the last decade she was “giving back” working at Gray Wolf Ranch a local treatment center for adolescent males struggling with addiction. Currently she’s attending Western Washington University to get her bachelor degree in Human Services, and selling H2o at Home.

 

Sep 1, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

After decades of running a successful business in western Massachusetts, Lois A. Miskinis wants to offer her services in Port Townsend. It is difficult to put everything she does on a single business card.

When she began her business, she had one daughter 1 ½ years old. She started with bookkeeping/accounting services and taxes. In three years, she had two babies eleven months apart, a toddler and one of the busiest accounting firms in Franklin County.  Eighteen years later, she added investments and financial planning to her repertoire. To this day, she is the only person in her area who can offer all these services under one roof. She has handled most vocations in service including but not limited to professionals such as Doctors and Attorneys and Contractors, Stores, Restaurants, Manufacturing plants, Non-Profit Organizations, Online Services and Sellers, Individual Proprietors, Partnerships, Corporations, LLC’s, and Trusts. She was certified as a CSA by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. The certification is a rigorous standardized education program educating and supporting professionals working with aging seniors.

 

 

 

Sep 1, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

“Is this place HAUNTED” you ask?!  Take a journey into the darkened streets of Port Townsend where you just might encounter the ghosts who still inhabit them!  With decades of metaphysical research, paranormal encounters, and a gift for storytelling, haunted historian Grymm Dupp leads the Twisted History Tour Team into the interesting and often disturbing past of our unique vintage seaport.  By design, they do not shy away from the tormented tales of crime, debauchery and mayhem that shadow the past of the “City of Dreams.”

 

Sep 1, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

 

The Jewel of Port Townsend is the latest addition to the shops on Washington Street in downtown Port Townsend.  The owner LuAnn Welch, relocated to Port Townsend in 2016 to spend more time here with her family and grandchildren.  Having a love for jewelry and antiques, LuAnn decided to retire from her 33-year Real Estate career to pursue her creative passions and opened her own store.  

The boutique style store opened in May 2017 with a unique and beautiful collection of jewelry, art, antiques and some collectibles.  About 50% of the jewelry is Estate and Vintage fine jewelry while the other 50% is new jewelry.  The store also features original art, woodblock prints, lithographs, unique pieces of antique furniture, sterling gift items, glassware, pocket watches, fountain pens, men’s collectibles and pre-Columbian pottery.

 

Jul 19, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

KaitlinChester

Kaitlin Chester is a marketing and communications consultant located on the Olympic Peninsula. She believes all businesses can grow by optimizing web presence and enhancing brand awareness through cost-effective measures. Kaitlin is passionate about creating comprehensive marketing strategy personalized for your business.

Kaitlin Chester Communications combines of marketing & advertising strategy, execution, content writing, social media, email marketing, web design, and more. Kaitlin partners with expert branding, graphic design, and photography professionals to provide small businesses the benefits of working with a large agency but at a fraction of the price, with personalized solutions to common problems.

 

Jul 19, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

thedirtrichschool

Kateen Fitzgerald is a tree of many branches; design consultant, mentor, teacher, farmer, gardener, and mom. 

After 20 years of teaching and mentoring she decided to create something more so in 2007 she purchased 40 acres of land near Port Townsend WA and built Compass Rose Farms, a bio-intensive family farm and homestead. Two years later in 2009 she began an internship program to teach land stewardship. Effectually, converting the farm into a Permaculture demonstration site, and in 2014 she founded The Dirt Rich School, a non-profit education program dedicated to “Empowering people to live in abundance and thrive in a changing world.” With The Dirt Rich School, she now manages the internship program, Permaculture design course, workshops, and volunteers.

Jul 19, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

KatherineHansen 

Katherine Hansen is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Best Homes in Port Townsend as well as a chamber member and ambassador.

Although a little over a year new to the area, her real estate career dates back to 1983, in Newport Beach CA.  Her career has included acting, fitness, owning a Pilates studio, and selling real estate along the beautiful coast of Maine.

Born and raised in California, she enjoys living by the sea, walking on the beach with her dog Reggie, hiking, cooking, gardening, the arts, music, sailing, traveling, gathering with friends and family, all things nature, the qualities of small town life-style, which makes Port Townsend a perfect fit.

 

 

Jul 19, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

NAMI

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Jefferson County began gatherings in 1993 in response to families affected by mental illness.  NAMI is the largest national grassroots organization dedicated to helping those affected by mental illness.  Its mission is to provide support, education, and advocacy for individuals living with mental illness,  their families and caretakers.

The Jefferson County NAMI Affiliate currently offers twice monthly support groups for those with a diagnosed mental illness, from depression to schizophrenia, and for family members and caretakers.  We also offer a monthly creative writing workshop for those affected by mental illness, and a yearly 12-week Family-To-Family education course designed to help family members learn more about their loved one’s illness and become a better support system.

 

 

Jul 19, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

Olympic Integrated Bodywork, PLLC

Advanced Therapeutic Massage and Wellness

Founded in 2016, Olympic Integrated Bodywork provides high quality alternative healthcare delivered by trusted providers.

We currently offer-

● Swedish & Orthopedic Massage

● Structural Integration

● Holistic Nutritional Consultations

● Acupuncture

● BEMER certified Vascular/Circulation Therapy

● Aromatherapy

 

Jun 2, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

Is the speed and relibility of your internet connection costing you money?

Bonding from Wideline can improve your bottom line.

Bond all your connections together.

Bonding simply aggregates multiple internet connections (broadband, DSL, Cable, LTE, etc.) together to give you a much faster and much more reliable connection. The bonded connection combines the bandwidth capacity of each circuit connected, in both (upload and download) directions and presents itself with one public IP or an entire address range on the external side and to your network via a single cable connected to your edge device or router.

·  Bonding with Wideline will improve your internet connection:

·  ·  Faster uploads

·  Faster downloads

·  Backup times significantly reduced

·  VPNs will perform more effectively

·  Better quality VoIP calls

·  Multi-line redundancy with automatic, unattended, seamless connection fail-over

·  Contact us for more information and to ask how you can get a Wideline for your business.

Chris Styan

Originally from Canada but PT has been home for the past 20 years. I have always looked for ways for businesses to be more efficient and cost effective. The bonded internet service we offer does that. Any business that relies on the internet for conducting transactions can benefit from our service – reduced downtime, faster and more reliable service.

 

 

 

 

May 16, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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.

May 16, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

 

Mar 24, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

Mar 24, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

 

 

 

Mar 3, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

 

Heidi Haney - Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay

4076 Holcomb, Port Townsend

346-444-0975

www.marykay.com/hhaney

hhaney@marykay.com

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. 

 

 

 

Mar 3, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

Mar 3, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

Mar 3, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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.  

 

 

Jan 30, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

Jan 30, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

Mac Macdonald

President, The LYFE Enhancement Company

www.lyfeco.com maclyfe@msn.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.

 

Jan 30, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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. 

 

Jan 30, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

 

Jan 30, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

Jan 30, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

 

 

 

Jan 30, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Jan 30, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

 

Jan 30, 2017 | New Member Spotlight

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. 

 

Jul 14, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

 

 

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.

 

Jun 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

 

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:

Jun 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

 

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.

 

Jun 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Jun 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

 

TIM THOMAS
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.

 

Jun 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight
Got a minute? That’s all it takes to walk the 250 steps to the beach and relax, or hike or bike the trails at Fort Worden. Relax on the beach, gaze at majestic Mt. Baker, walk to the light house, and hunt for sea glass. Quiet and serene, the guest house sleeps up to four, including a king size bed and a futon, with mats for children if needed. Enjoy a full bath with clawfoot bath tub and full shower.  Use our well appointed kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and more. N
Jun 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

 

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.

May 9, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

May 9, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

 

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.

 

May 9, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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.

May 9, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

 

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.

May 9, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

 

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
May 9, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

Mar 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Mar 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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!

  

Mar 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

Mar 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 


 

Mar 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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.”

Feb 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 


 

Feb 23, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

 

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.

Feb 2, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Feb 2, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Feb 2, 2016 | New Member Spotlight

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. 

Dec 10, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Dec 10, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

Dec 10, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Oct 16, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Oct 16, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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."

Oct 16, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Aug 17, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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’.

Aug 17, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

Peace Luthern Fellowship

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!

Aug 17, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

Unity Works HollyUnity Works Rayel

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."

Aug 17, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Aug 17, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

This year Loran Scruggs celebrates 11 years as a licensed acupuncturist here in Port
Townsend.

Aug 17, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Aug 17, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

Aug 17, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

 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.

Aug 17, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Apr 13, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

Mary Jolley started Jolley Financial Services in 2006.

Feb 3, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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".  


 

Feb 3, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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.

Feb 3, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 

Feb 3, 2015 | New Member Spotlight

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.

 


 

Feb 3, 2015 | New Member Spotlight
The North Olympic Salmon Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1990 to restore salmon to the waters of the north Olympic Peninsula.
Dec 29, 2014 | New Member Spotlight
Dec 29, 2014 | New Member Spotlight

Jolene Sunding and Marylou McKenzie have opened Seasons Hair Salon, located on the courtyard level of Park Place Building next to Haller Fountain.

 

Nov 19, 2014 | New Member Spotlight
Julie Wurden Jablonski is a Managing Broker at Windermere Real Estate/West Sound Inc., in the Windermere Commercial division. Her focus is assisting clients in buying, selling or leasing commercial properties from Kitsap to Port Townsend. She provides landlord and tenant representation, consulting, sale/leaseback and tax deferred exchange services.
Nov 19, 2014 | New Member Spotlight
Mary Rome has called Port Townsend home since 1983.  Her face may be familiar to locals from such businesses as the Salal Cafe and About Time.  You might find her and Sassy, her Cairn Terrier, on a brisk walk through Fort Worden, one of her favorite settings in picturesque Port Townsend.
Oct 2, 2014 | New Member Spotlight

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...

Oct 2, 2014 | New Member Spotlight
 
Get Tanked! Spa & Boutique, Inc. is now open at 1015 Water Street in beautiful downtown Port Townsend inside Flagship Landing.  Get Tanked! is owned by Francie Loveall,  a one-woman business, dedicated to promoting health, fun and beauty for local residents as well as travelers to Port Townsend.
 
Feb 19, 2014 | New Member Spotlight
We are Short’s Family Farm located in Chimacum on Center Road on your way to Quilcene. The Farm has been in the Short family since the early 1940’s. It was bought by Roger’s grandfather then his father and today Roger. The farm started as a dairy farm while today it is a beef ranch raising 100% grass fed beef. Start through finish Roger knows grass so that makes us able to give our customers top quality beef year round. Whether it is ground beef, steaks or a whole or half animal. You will find our son Kevin at both the Chimacum and Port Townsend farmer’s markets.
Feb 18, 2012 | New Member Spotlight
The dust has settled, the paint has dried, and the reconfiguration of exhibit space is complete. The 29 artist-members of Port Townsend Gallery are taking a step back and savoring the results of their recent makeover. The annual spruce-up of the gallery, fondly referred to by the artists as “SpackleFest,” is now finished and the artists enthusiastically invite you to come and check out their efforts. You’ll still find work by your favorite local artists, just in a freshly renovated space. Artist’s prints are the latest addition to the gallery, so make sure you browse the new bins located in each artist’s area for prints, notecards and small works.