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MIC DROP Shayne Goff, general manager of Wendle Motors, shares what he knows from a life dedicated to family and creating great professional teams.

TOP LAWYERS No one is born with the desire to need an attorney, but when that time arises in life, which it inevitably does, we want to find the best lawyer in their field to ensure are interests are given the unparalleled representation. We honor the

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Local artist Jesse Pierpoint captures the flair of one of Spokane’s iconic images in honor of this issue’s Fall Arts Scene. Pierpoint is also featured in the 20 Under 40 Awards beginning on page 60.

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CONTENTS WHAT’S INSIDE 12

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Editor’s Letter

The Nest

Stephanie’s Thoughts

Schoolhouse Welcome Urban Farmhouse Kitchen & Bath Design

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First Look and Buzz Terrain 10 Lilacs & Lemons Four Fall Flavors Spokane Rising Where is This Road Trip: Semiahmoo Spokane Inventions

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Real Estate Small Home Renovations

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Horsepower Track Outlook

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The Scene

Woman Pages

Runway Renegades Lilac Lit: Local Writers Music: Fat Lady Mixed Media

YWCA Luncheon Sockpants & Superheroes Listen to Your Mother Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute

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Datebook

Healthbeat

The Best Options for Where to Go and What To Do

Arthritis as an Epidemic Fitness Advice

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Local Cuisine

People & Events

Feasting At Home Banh Mi Roulette Food Delivery Options Food Chain: Branding Ribbon Cuttings: New Eateries DINING GUIDE

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Immunizations Spokane’s Numbers

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Catalyst 20 Under 40 Awards Origin Forensics Lead Spokane

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Top Lawyers

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People Pages

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Mic Drop: Shayne Goff

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Why We Live Here


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EDITOR LETTER/a note from Stephanie

Compassion, Something We Can All Afford

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s Rich Stearns flashed photos of his five adorable grandsons during a recent presentation in Spokane, he said, “We love our children and we love our grandchildren. We want to believe that everyone must surely love our children as much as we do.” Stearns is the author of The Hole in our Gospel and He Walks Among Us. He is also the president of World Vision U.S.—the largest humanitarian organization in the world, supporting vulnerable women and children in 100 countries. He explained that we are all hardwired to love our own children, our own grandchildren—our niceness and nephews, too—but don’t always feel the same level of emotion for “other people’s kids.” “The further away you get from a direct emotional connection to a child, the less you feel and care about that child,” he said. “This is why humanity can read about children suffering somewhere far away … and then go on with their day with little affect. They aren’t your kids, they are someone else’s children.” One of my dearest friends recently began running her business out of a downtown Spokane office. She parks a few blocks away and walks to the building each day, which has interfaced her world with a full spectrum of human presentations along the way. “Interacting with the homeless and potentially soon-to-be-homeless—and those suffering from addiction and mental illness challenges—is breaking my heart more each day, each time I talk with someone new,” she says. “I listen to their stories: ‘My dad held a gun to my head and I’ve never been the same’ or ‘I lost my job and I’m about to be homeless’ or ‘I’m scared and I’m not doing okay.’” Even if the stories aren’t true, she says, they tell them. They believe them. She takes the time to ask them their names and to hear them. “Their lives are more difficult than mine as I head to the office, walking and brewing on my increased rent and car registration being due, again,” she says. “I can iron out my challenges. But I don’t know that they can so easily in their state. I hate seeing this, listening to them and shaking hands with them … not giving money, and saying that I’ll pray for them.” My friend is a giving soul, often dedicating her time and finances beyond her means, like so many other Spokanites I know or witness from afar. Money is one way to give—if that is a budgetary option and we are compelled to do so—of course. The nature of the almighty buck is fleeting though—often in one hand and out another. But, man alive, a seed of compassion and genuine words of goodwill can last forever. Whenever a natural disaster—or act of terror—occurs in another city, I reflect on our own community. Like seeing my own children’s faces on the faces of kids suffering throughout the world—they aren’t “other people’s children” to me—I see our community, as though the images on the new’s reels are unfolding right here in Spokane. How we treat one another defines us as a city and maps out our future as a community. During a presentation by Cheryl Kilday, president and CEO of Visit Spokane, a couple of weeks ago, she shared of another city whose Visitor’s Bureau spent millions and millions of dollars on marketing to their own

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residents about the importance of treating each other—and visitors—well. Their travel industry had been suffering for years, which resulted in a decline in business, which led to the decline in the community’s quality of life. As I do the societal accountability hokey pokey, questions arise: what responsibility do we have to care for other people’s children? What responsibility do we have to care for other people? Respected community leader, and pastor of LifeCenter Church, Joe Wittwer says, “We can’t do everything, but we can do something.” When we internally engage (or do not ignore in spite of ourselves) a sense of responsibility toward others, we can act from a space of compassion—which is something every one of us can afford. So as we go about our days, taking in the news stories and interacting with the spectrum of humanity along the way, our “something” each one of us beholds at the ready is compassion—as though those hurting are tucked right in our hearts alongside our children, and our community. And I hope we all share it with abandon. We are Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine, and we are Spokane. Please find me on Facebook or Twitter—and hop over to “like” the Spokane magazine page—to stay connected between press dates, and to share your thoughts, stories, and life in real time.  My best,

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The Magic of Terrain Expands October 5 and 6

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ike many mid-sized American cities, Spokane was a cultural backwater for generations, losing many of its young and creative people downstream to larger coastal cities. That began to change a decade ago, on the brink of the Great Recession. People began deciding not to leave, but to dig in. Rather than moving somewhere that matched their ambitions, Spokanites began unleashing those ambitions at home. Lots of factors contributed to this growth, but in the mind of Ben Stuckart, Spokane’s City Council President, one looms a little bit larger than the rest. “Spokane’s art and culture have been growing like crazy—our food scene is getting huge!” Stuckart says. “But in my mind, the biggest single thing has been Terrain.” Now a nonprofit dedicated to building community and economic opportunity for artists across the Inland Northwest, Terrain began in 2008 as a one-night-only art party with a simple mission. “Dozens of our artist friends were leaving because they said there was no creative community here,” says cofounder Luke Baumgarten, “We wondered why a few dozen artists couldn’t be the start of a community.” The organizers defined “art” as expan-

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sively as possible, and the first Terrain was imagined as an exhibition that would show classically trained painters and sculptors alongside graffiti artists. Pop bands, folk groups and singer songwriters would share a stage. Local art professors would share wall space with their students. Terrain received 95 art submissions from 27 artists that year. They hung the work on the walls of the empty former headquarters of a local bank that had been swallowed up by a merger. They put the stage where the teller line used to be. Over the course of eight hours, roughly 1,200 people packed into that old bank building. More important than raw numbers, people made connections. They began collaborating and forming community around their shared passions. People started to stick around. The growth of Terrain is a good litmus for the growth of Spokane’s creative community. By 2016, those 27 artists and 95 submissions had become 207 artists and 1,579 pieces of art. More than 8,600 attendees came, hung out, met artists and made connections. As Terrain looks to its 10th Anniversary show—expanding to two nights for the first time, October 5 and 6—its cofounders reflect on a city that is vastly different from a decade ago. People are sticking around with increasing numbers of people fleeing larger cities in favor of Spokane. “It’s been incredible watching Spokane change in such a short time,” says Ginger Ewing, another Terrain cofounder. “There’s so much pride. People are working so hard to build the community they want to live in. And it’s working.” More information can be found online at terrainspokane.com.

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FIRST LOOK/lilacs & lemons

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lilacslemons by Vincent Bozzi

LEMONS to the Spokane City Council for considering tougher regulations on ride sharing businesses like Uber and Lyft. Yes, they operate in a different universe from taxi cab companies, but the future is HERE, and government needs to understand that tech change is quick change, and it needs to be more responsive. Taxi cabs are often dirty and the driver grumpy. With ride-sharing services, the drivers are usually competing on quality of their cars and their own personality, and they are rated by customers. We want none of this nonsense that the next cab in line gets the next person who needs a taxi at the airport. People prefer choice. LILACS to Riverside State Park for building cabins on the Spokane River for visitors to rent. One of the most beautiful parks in the state, and no one has thought to build cabins there. So often we can’t see the forest for the trees our region, and we discount the wonders that are right before our eyes. We take for granted our abundant gifts, but forget that a lot of tourists may see the Bowl and Pitcher in their lifetime. Let’s find ways to increase revenue in ways other than through taxes. LILACS to the Spokesman Review for offering generous buyouts to 10 reporters, columnists and employees. With advertising continuing to shrink, costs must be cut, but they could have just said “See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya.” Instead they gave them a choice. Not sure how many were given the option, but at least 10 took it. We’ll miss Doug Clark, Dave Olivera and Pia Hallenberg, but we don’t doubt they’ll go onto great second or third acts. The paper will survive and all will be well in River City. Our hats off to editor Rob Curley.

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LILACS to the Spokane Conservation District for their plans to turn the quarry near Havana and Eighth into a park, with all kinds of green space, trails and plantings. Turning what looks like an open pit mine into a thing of beauty is a great gift to the residents in the area, who were worried that it would just be pavemented into more housing. The landscape features with steep cliffs and Yes album topographics are otherworldly and worth preserving. If done correctly, it will be another of our city’s great destination parks. LILACS to the City of Spokane Street Department for moving to an all-city plow when snow is two inches instead of waiting for it to accumulate to six inches. Also, they’ll work 24/7 until the plowing is done. Now it’s up to the citizens to get their cars off the streets so the plow drivers can do their job. LEMONS to bars that won’t sell half beers. Sometimes after a beer you want a little more but don’t need a full one. Would it kill them to just refill it a bit the way they do soda pop or water, and just charge a couple bucks or two? LEMONS to local health care clinics who are no longer accepting Molina. It’s getting more and more difficult to find choices among health care options in this town. When choice is reduced to just one or two options, it’s hardly a choice any more, is it?


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FIRST LOOK/top 4

Fresh Takes on

Fall Flavors

by Erica Prins Simonds

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ake a deep breath of the crisp September air. Is that—? Already? Could it be the gentle aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves wafting from the bakery? The season of spiced everything always comes too soon, whispering threats about snow and four o’clock sunsets. And, as the weather turns, many hands labor with love to transform local ingredients into comforting foods and libations. Embrace the season by tasting these innovative takes on familiar favorites.

Pumpkin Everything at Boots Bakery & Lounge If loving the Starbucks PSL (that’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, for the uninitiated) is wrong, then we don’t want to be right. The sugary, fatty elixir offers an apt metaphor for its season — indulgence in the sweet traditions of fall distracts from the dread of impending winter. But there is room in this town for more than one exquisite autumnal coffee drink. Boots Bakery’s pumpkin sauce—available October 1—is spicier, a bit less sweet and lot less unsettlingly orange than its corporate counterpart. What really sets Boots espresso drinks apart isn’t in the secret sauce, though. It’s in the coffee. Boots brews direct-sourced, fresh and mostly organic beans from local roasters. The vegan and gluten free bakery found its local renown by making mind-blowing pumpkin waffles with vegan chai butter and maple syrup. This month, they’ll also bring back pumpkin scones, pumpkin bread and a host of other seasonal treats, all vegan and gluten free. bootsbakery.com

Mimoga (Mimosas + Yoga) at Townshend Cellar Crisp Saturday mornings at Green Bluff conjure fond childhood memories of apple picking, cider sipping, finding the perfect pumpkin, chowing down on pie. Now, Townshend Cellars has devised an adults-only spin on the Green Bluff tradition: Mimoga. The winery converts its tasting room into a yoga studio for an hour of flow led by certified instructor Mandi Anderson. Wrap up the class with some Townshend bubbly and fresh orange 18

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juice. The $20 class fee (register in advance— organizers say the class fills fast) includes a mimosa and four additional wine tastings. Registration is now open for the next Mimoga event on September 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Townshend Cellar in Green Bluff. townshendcellar.com

Heart-Warming Local Brews at the Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival Even the most avid beer drinkers cannot keep up with all the new craft breweries popping up in the region. Budding breweries and existing ones alike—Bellwether Brewery, Whistle Punk, Iron Goat and Steel Barrel, a brewery incubator—have opened taprooms in Spokane within the last year. Here’s a chance to try them all, plus new brews from established brands: The Washington Beer Commission invites local breweries and beerlovers to converge on the baseball field at Avista Stadium for two days on September 22 and 23. Regional favorites and newcomers alike will sling tasters of their brews to a backdrop of live music, food trucks and Saturday activities for kids. washingtonbeer.com

DIY Seasonal Treats at Batch Bakeshop Chances are, you’ll come into a decent bounty of seasonal produce this fall. Batch Bakeshop is here to help you figure out what to do with it. Sign up for a cake-baking class and leave with a six-inch pumpkin, gingerbread or caramel apple cake—plus the confidence and recipe needed to recreate it at home. Follow the bakery on social media to hear about new small-group classes and seasonal pop-up events first. batch-bakeshop. com


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FIRST LOOK/where am I?

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FIRST LOOK/inventions

Created Here

A peek at some of the area’s most notable inventions

Electronic Time & Temperature Sign After brothers Luke and Chuck Williams returned from World War II, they devised an electronic sign that flashed the time and temperature. Their first sign went up on the Spokane and Eastern branch of Seattle First National Bank at Howard and Riverside in 1953. American Sign and Indicator sold their famous signs all over the world.

Protein Puck Dave Tawney’s younger brother was consuming a high-protein diet to fuel his weightlifting regimen, relying on energy bars and protein shakes, when Dave figured he could find a better way to give his brother an energy boost. He created what became the Protein Puck, an all-natural vegan, gluten-free snack held together with peanut or almond butter and sweetened with agave. They became a sensation—primarily by word of mouth—and are now sold all over the country.

Pet Rock Gary Dahl created the Pet Rock, made from smooth stones from Mexico’s Rosarito Beach, in 1975. He marketed them like live pets, in custom cardboard boxes, complete with straw and breathing holes and the star of the show, a 31-page care manual full of puns and hilarity. The fad lasted about six months, ending after a short increase in sales during the Christmas season that year. Dahl sold 1.5 million Pet Rocks for $4 each, swiftly becaming a millionaire.

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Combine Automated Self-Leveling Attachment Raymond A. Hanson, a successful inventor and industrialist held more than 100 U.S. patents and had sold equipment in 50 countries. In 1942, he conceived the idea for an automated self-leveling attachment for harvesting wheat on steep hillsides, an innovation that was credited for revolutionizing large-scale hillside farming. In 1946, he founded R.A. Hanson Co. Inc. to produce the leveling device.

The Ski Lift Royal Riblet’s interest in mechanics started early with his daily interaction with farming equipment on the family farm. Riblet eventually moved to the Pacific Northwest with his brother Byron, where they created and operated the Riblet Tramway Company, creating the modern ski lift, an invention that made the brothers very rich. Royal forever marked his identity on the area with his mansion perched above the Spokane Valley, which is now the home of Arbor Crest Winery.

The BadAxe Spokane firefighter Scott McCann developed a tool called “The Badaxx” for first responders to help save lives at fire scenes. The Badaxx combines the functions of traditional style fire axes with the added feature of being used as a rooftop base for firefighters to hook up a belay, or bailout kit.

The Bird Respirators

Peet Shoe & Boot Dryer

Forrest Bird, of Sagle, Idaho, created a prototype ventilator consisting of strawberry shortcake tins and a doorknob. Further revisions resulted in the 1955 release of the “Bird Universal Medical Respirator” (informally called the “Bird”), a small green box that became familiar to hospital patients soon after its introduction. The first low-cost, mass-produced pediatric respirator, the Baby Bird, has been credited by medical experts with significantly reducing the mortality rates of infants with respiratory problems.

The dry-feet-by-Peet legacy began in 1968, in St. Maries, Idaho — where inventor and sportsman Gene Peet developed the very first footwear dryer. He did it because he simply got fed up with waking up to soggy boots — and the discomfort that put his feet through. After making a bunch of his dryers to satisfy pleading friends and relatives, Pete decided that his invention was worth starting a business, to share his enjoyment of “PEET Dry” comfort with everyone.


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FIRST LOOK/road trip

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FAMILY ROAD TRIP: SEMIAHMOO RESORT

Blaine, Washington by Stephanie Regalado

LOCATED ON THE WASHINGTON coast, 90 miles north of Seattle and 40 miles south of Vancouver, Semiahmoo Resort features award-winning dining and access to a myriad of outdoor activities and fun. Located between Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor, Semiahmoo is perfect for a family adventure. On a spit boasting more than 300 acres of tideland with plenty of trails, the area is perfect for hiking, walking, beach combing, kayaking, biking, paddle boarding, and arriving back at your center of peace, hope and possibility.

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Discovery & Adventure My 17-year old son and 12-year old daughter and I were jazzed to zip off on a family road trip to Semiahmoo in August. We had plans to hop in the refreshing indoor/outdoor pool (heated during the colder months), but we couldn’t pull ourselves off of the beach—or out of the sea—so we never made it to the pool or to any of the scheduled activities. There were clams to dig for, crabs of every size to catch and release (you’ve never seen such tiny hermit crabs), sand dollars and shells to gather, starfish to admire, sunbathing harbor seals to spot on a walk along the spit, and peculiar sea creatures to fish for. I tear up thinking of the precious family memories we made during our brief stay, and the three of us long to go back as soon as our busy schedules allow, next time luring the big sisters along, too. Fueling the Troops We stopped at The Market at Birch Bay on our way through Blaine on our way to the resort to fill a cooler with fruits and some basic, easy snacks and light meals to keep in our resort room. Packers Oyster Bar offers an amazing happy hour between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.


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every day which served as the perfect beach adventure break and early dinner. With $7 appetizers and $4 adult beverages, it was almost too good to be true as our table heaped with shared plates. Their calamari was some of the best I’ve ever eaten and an unexpected hit with my “I don’t eat anything from the sea … ever” (insert fiery eyeball glare) adolescent. Pierside Kitchen provided the elegance of the best in seaside dining and is a must for breakfast—I recommend, with all my might, the Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash with Hollandaise Sauce. The kids and I decided, right then and there and for the rest of our lives, that pancakes could only be created like the Lemon Pancakes we shared that morning. At least one dinner must be eaten “out” with your family, as well. I haven’t stopped thinking about the Salish Sea Cioppino I had for dinner, and my children haven’t forgotten the meal I requested them to hush with each bite because I needed engagement of every sense to fully comprehend the stunning flavor experience. Other Highlights A safe resort campus that smoothly mixes sandy-footed humans clad in swim suits alongside business professionals on retreat; board games in the library and movies in the Discovery Theater—with a 156-inch HD projector and 50 cozy leather chairs; full-family fun including canine beasts; a giant sandbox and plush grassy areas for the littlest humans to safely play while their parents sip wine or picnic as the setting sun lights the ocean horizon on fire; a giant chessboard, beach volleyball court, corn hole and a bin full of outdoor toys for the wee ones; opportunities for ocean excursions; and beach bonfires every night with baskets of bottomless s’mores kits. Fun Fact Bill Gates has been a fan of Semiahmoo Resort for many years, often taking the Microsoft development team there to retreat from the grind, bond as a team, and create new products … one of their most successful developments at Semiahmoo was Xbox. semiahmoo.com

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FIRST LOOK/spokane rising

by Anthony Gill

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months ago, I came across an article in The Seattle Times which seemed like the perfect example of a housing affordability crisis on the west side of the state which had spiraled out of control. A micro-apartment developer in Seattle’s University District had constructed a 130 square foot unit without a bathroom door. The rent? $750 per month. We’re quite lucky in Spokane that our housing situation hasn’t reached those levels. But that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods. First, due to historically low inventory, renters in particular face significant challenges in finding quality units. According to a study from the Washington Center for Real Estate Research, this spring the apartment vacancy rate in Spokane County was just 1.3 percent. A healthy, stable housing market typically sees a 5 percent vacancy rate. And while low wages in the area have for the most part kept us from seeing the type of rent increases that have become common in the Seattle area, rents have been rising—particularly in the most desirable close-in neighborhoods. Second, we have challenges in housing quality. Some landlords have let homes go without needed maintenance and repairs, causing major health and safety concerns. It should go without saying, but children and families should not have to live in homes with mold, structural and foundation issues, and leaks. Even worse— this problem is particularly acute in some of Spokane’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods, like West Central and Hillyard, raising

significant equity concerns. So, what can we do about all of this? We need to make the development of high-quality, affordable, and market-rate housing units the utmost priority in our city—and before wage growth starts to have a bigger impact on rents. Developers of market-rate housing claim a lack of available land is slowing the pipeline for new housing units. So let’s make urban properties in places like West Central, North Monroe, Garland, Logan, and East Sprague more palatable. Let’s adapt our zoning code to incentivize these types of urban-infill townhomes, apartment buildings, and housing-over-retail complexes. Let’s open surplus City-owned land to bids from workforce housing developers. Let’s partner with groups like Catholic Charities to build more mixed-income housing in the core. And let’s penalize landlords whose units see repeated code violations for housing quality issues. There is an abundance of available property in Spokane’s core— and in our urban districts—to increase supply, improve quality, make a dent in our vacancy rate, and help us maintain affordability. If we can meet our housing challenges with the right smart-growth, pro-housing policies now, we will be able to keep Spokane affordable for all.

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Anthony Gill is an economic development professional and the founder of Spokane Rising, an urbanist blog focused on ways to make our city a better place to live.


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unway Renegades began as the vision of Ronnie Ryno, a local designer, who dreamed of staging a fashion show to showcase original designs opposed to the “off the rack” shows that were frequently produced for charity events or marketing events. With the support of her husband Kevin, who has been the technical director since the show’s inception, she started humbly. They staged it in small bars and restaurants in the area, recruiting girls to model who were bar waitresses, grocery clerks, family friends, or ladies who were just too afraid to say “no” to someone who obviously was passionate about her idea. The production grew again when she opened a brick and mortar boutique in the

Garland District (Glamarita Clothing and Accessories) that featured all locally made clothing, gifts and accessories. This led to a connection with the Garland Block party and for several years, Renegades was the highlight of the event, taking place on an outdoor stage on the corner of Garland and Monroe. The show was free to the public and in the last year on Garland, drew more than 1000 attendees. Two years ago, the show changed focus, raised the bar on production levels and moving to Northern Quest Casino. Think video production, multiple video screens, drone cameras, a killer sound and light system and a 90-foot runway with 60 experienced, beautiful models wearing the creations of six local designers’ work, as well as countless backstage personnel: photographers, hair and make-up artists, jewelry and accessories artists, security and box office staff. Last year, Runway Renegades moved to the Spokane Convention Center. This year showcases seven designer collections including an all-men’s collection. The Runway Renegades Foundation—benefitting at-risk kids and artists—was formed to offer grants to artists of any genre. In exchange, each grant recipient is asked to give back in time and talent working with at-risk kids in Spokane, offering workshops such as fine arts, music, sewing and design instruction, and photography. Tickets are available now through TicketsWest.com.

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our first order of business this month is to pick up local author Stephanie Oakes’s new novel, The Arsonist, out now from Dial Press. The novel has been described by its publisher as “a story that’s part Cold War mystery, part contemporary coming-of-age, and completely unputdownable.” The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, Oakes’s celebrated first novel, was a Golden Kite Honor Book and a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens. She works as a library media teacher for the Spokane Public School’s Odyssey Program.

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Another Inland Northwest writer, Chelsea Martin, has a new collection of essays out from Soft Skull Press, Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life. The essays have already been lauded by the Huffington Post, BOMB Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar, among other venerable establishments, calling it “a book that will get you through your 20s.” This is Chelsea Martin’s fifth book (and that doesn’t even include her many chapbooks), and her oeuvre covers nearly all the literary genres: fiction, poetry, comics, you-name-it. With her partner Ian Amberson, she’s sharing her love for DIY

book-making and art-making at a new daylong event called Zine Fest, taking place at The Bartlett on October 14. The couple won a Spokane Arts Grant Award for the event. Sign up for a table to sell your “small press books, comics, drawings, prints, cards, and other small handmade paper goods” online at spokanezinefest.com. In other Spokane writer news, Daredevils, the exciting debut novel from writer Shawn Vestal (Penguin Press 2016), has been nominated for the 2017 Washington State Book Award in Fiction. Other Spokane favorites Timothy Egan and Sherman Alexie have also received nominations, the first for his non-fiction book, This Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and the latter in the youth category for his wonderfully touching and humorous picture book, Thunder Boy, Jr. (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers). I was also delighted to see Don Mee Choi’s poetry collection, Hardly War, selected (Wave Books). She lives in Seattle and is one of our region’s powerful poets. The winners will be announced October 14 at the Seattle Public Library. More information can be found on the Washington Center for the Book’s website. September is always a hectic month, with the return to school and the end of long evenings luxuriating outside, but I always love the beginning of autumn, the vividness of the leaves and the flowers as colors vivify in the gasp of their last days. Grab a book, head to a park (such as Manito’s Duncan Gardens), find a bench or a cool place in the grass, and relish the turning of the seasons.


ARE YOU THE FACE OF YOUR INDUSTRY IN SPOKANE? Among the billions of faces that have wandered the earth, only some are currently living in Spokane, Washington, and only some of them have achieved notoriety in their field of endeavour. Still fewer can claim to be the “face of” their profession or industry. We celebrate those few, the Faces of Spokane, in this special section.

The face of Washington Wine Maryhill Winery | maryhillWinery.com

Maryhill Winery has made quite a name for itself since its inception in 2001. It was awarded “2014 Winery of the Year” by San Francisco International Wine Competition, and “2015 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year” by Wine Press Northwest, and more. In addition to hosting 75,000 visitors a year to their one-of-a-kind winery and outdoor amphitheater in Goldendale, Washington, they now produce more than 50 award-winning varietals and blends solidifying Maryhill Winery as the face of Washington wine.

The face of Gifts Denielle Waltermire-Stuhlmiller SimplyNorthwest.com

Simply Northwest is a premium gift giving service for both retail and corporate clients; offering gourmet gift baskets, corporate gift giving programs, promotional branded products, and a fabulous retail shop filled with many locally made treasures. I love to support other small businesses within our community and I pride myself on providing not only great products but also a personal and fun and unique experience.

The face of Plastic Surgery Kai Morimoto, M.D. | KMplasticSurgery.com

Recognized as Top Doctor in Spokane, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Kai Morimoto excels in her field of expertise. Specializing in Breast Surgery, Body Contouring, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Anti-Aging Medicine, Testosterone Pellets, Botox, Fillers, Surgical and Non-Surgical Fat Removal. Dr. Morimoto respects the unique individuality of each person and empowers them to express their cosmetic goals. By creating a personalized treatment plan she is able to make their goals a reality and improve the patients overall well-being.

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seem to suffer from a generation gap. Many Baby Boomers and quite a few from Generation X grew up with Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and other blues-based rockers. But Millennials generally have to look through their parents’ record collection to get a taste of the genre. Fortunately, some younger musicians carry the torch. Spokane-based Fat Lady melds the blues, rock, and psychedelia into one heady, explosive mix. In January 2016, a basement jam session evolved into a band. Guitarist/singer Schuyler “Sky” Dornbirer, who also plays in Left Over Soul, joined bassist Drew Stern and sax player/flautist Patrick French, all of whom work at Hoffman Music. John Lynn throws us for a loop by adding cello to the typical rock arrangement. The group was completed with Brad Spracklin on drums, who is also with math-rockers Flannel Math Animal. After a few months of jamming, they knew they were ready to play around Spokane Dornbirer draws from Hendrix and Robin Trower. His raw, intense live performances sometime end with a guitar smashed onstage. His music shop skills come in handy, as he repairs the instrument before the next show. French has the biggest, throatiest sax sound in Spokane. He also is capable of some nimble, playful flute melodies. Lynn’s cello adds harmony lines and gives just the right amount of sweet earthiness to the mix. Spracklin takes a very different approach to the drums than he does in Flannel Math Animal, letting go of the highly complex compositional style and simply playing whatever feels

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right at the moment. Stern is perhaps the eye of the storm, laying down a straightforward bass groove for everyone else to ride along. French initially wanted to call the band Fat Sound, which is the timbre they strive to achieve. Then Dornbirer wanted to inject some bizarre humor. They developed a rather Frank Zappa-esque live performance concept where Lynn would dress in drag and chase Dornbirer around the stage. You can see evidence of this on the back of their EP. But lately they’ve cut back on the theatrics, as Dornbirer says he prefers Lynn’s cello skills to his dresses and make-up. But he hints that there might be a return to wacky visuals someday. Their five-track, self-titled EP was produced, recorded, and mixed locally at W3B Studios by Carey Brazil and mastered by Jay Condiotti at J Bones Music Land. The overall sound of the disc is live and raw, with a ’70s classic rock vibe. Dornbirer wrote most of the songs, but Stern co-wrote a bit and everyone fleshedout the arrangements. Their iconic cover art was done by Ali Hutchinson. You can buy a copy at 4000 Holes in Spokane or at any of their concerts. Fat Lady just played Pig Out in the Park, and they also landed a spot in the Volume Music Festival two years in a row, plus this summer’s Elkfest, and a night at The Bing opening for Robert Cray. Their typical haunts are The Observatory and The Red Room in downtown Spokane. Find out where Fat Lady is playing next on Facebook.


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She says: “My main motivation has always been to connect people, to make someone smile or take a second to simply live in the moment.” That’s true whether her goal is “a full brand for a client, some quippy and silly prints, greeting cards, something crafted or a painting.” Stodgell makes work as a way to share her feelings of human similarity and connection. “Though we are all so different,” she says, “on some level we share the same human traits and feelings of nostalgia, love, loss, stress, happiness and the ultimate goal of belonging or being understood. Even when we strive for uniqueness, we all just want to fit in or be accepted for who we are on some level.” She almost always paints alone—“it’s my main outlet for releasing the feels”— 34

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but often collaborates with other makers. “I truly believe getting the perspective of someone I trust or look up to and building ideas by throwing concepts and ideas back and forth is the best way to come up with something interesting,” she says. She finds the region a great place to do this work. “The Inland Northwest is intoxicating. The people, the seasons, the evergrowing potential in community growth, and my God—the green scenery.” Her next project is to start a zine with a friend of hers. The idea is to fill it with “all anonymously submitted artwork, peeking at the maker’s craft and vision without an expectation of how to react based on the person behind the pen, brush, canvas, or camera. “There’s something whimsical about the notion of creating with complete anonymity,” she says. “It gives the viewer an opportunity to experience something without the need to give in return.” You can find Brittany’s work at Atticus, Boo Radley’s and The Pop-Up Shop. She sells her work at blacksheeppaperco.com and on Etsy under BrittanyMadeThis.


LAURA READ | POET LAUREATE “I have always been a reader and a writer,” Laura Read, Spokane’s Poet Laureate says. She started out writing fiction, but didn’t feel particularly good at developing plots. Growing up in Spokane, She found herself drawn to writing short, descriptive scenes, what she calls, “small moments.” A teacher suggested she read Dorianne Laux, a poet whose style Read describes as “winding, sensory, narrative poems.” Read was hooked. “That is what I have been trying to write like ever since,” she says. Read’s themes often center on issues of childhood loss, motherhood, and feminism. “My mother was a women’s studies professor for years,” she says, “and my relationship with her and with her life’s passion has influenced my work greatly.” The act of writing is a very solitary thing, and Read believes in the importance of getting feedback from other writers. She meets with other writers in person to share work, and is part of a private blog with seven other female poets. They take turns posting weekly prompts and each try to turn out three poems a week. The group responds to everyone’s work in turn she says—“just praise, not critiques”—to help keep the the writing flowing. The act of sharing has done wonders for her, she says. And access to community is one of the reasons Read has stuck around Spokane. “I like the river, the trees, the size of the city, the pace of life here, and the people,” she says. “I get to meet many wonderful people as part of my job teaching English at Spokane Falls Community College and through the local writing and arts community, which as you know, is flourishing.” So is her writing career. “Since becoming part of this blog,” she says, “I have written more than I ever have before.” Her second full-length collection of poems will be published by BOA in fall 2018, and she’s already at work on her third. “It is not entirely clear to me yet what it is about,” Read says, but the plan forward is clear. “I want to keep writing and teaching writing,” she says. The rest will come. Laura’s book, Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral, is available through the University of Pittsburgh Press, and her new book, Dresses from the Old Country, will be available from BOA in fall 2018.

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ART October 6: First Friday

Enjoy visual arts, musical presentations, sample local foods, get acquainted with local performing artists and more at this monthly event sponsored by the Downtown Spokane Partnership. On the first Friday of each month, participating galleries, museums, boutiques and more host a city-wide open house with refreshments and entertainment. First Friday is free and open to the public. Downtown Spokane. downtownspokane.org.

September 18, October 1, October 16: Spokane Poetry Slam and BootSlam

Spokane Poetry Slam is competitive performance poetry at its Northwest finest. Every first and third week of the month spoken word warriors battle for Inland Empire supremacy, and a $50 Grand Prize. Each poem is judged by five members of the audience and, after two rounds of poetry, whichever poet has the highest cumulative score is declared the winner. Bootslam, at Boots Bakery, is held on the first Sunday of each month, while Spokane Poetry Slam, held at the Bartlett, is held on the third Monday of each month. Boots Bakery and Lounge, 24 W. Main Ave. The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave. spokanepoetryslam.org.

Currently open: Art Romances and Molecular Dances: A Study in the Integration of Art and Science

Students at The Community School in Spokane were asked to create original works of poetry and art and, through these works, communicate concepts of chemistry. Pieces depict a wide range of concepts—from patterns of valence electrons to trends in the periodic table to characteristics of chemical reactions. Museum of Arts and Culture. 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 456-3931, northwestmuseum.org or themac@northwestmuseum.org.

Through September 10: Z Nation: Behind the Camera

This summer the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture becomes a working television production studio and a celebration of the dozens of local artists behind the hit Syfy TV series Z Nation. Museum visitors will be able to watch

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scenes being shot for Season Four of Z Nation, using the galleries as sound stages and the grounds as set locations, and learn how a real television series is made. In addition to getting a glimpse behind the scenes, visitors will also learn more about the local crew members that have taken their passion and talent for art and turned it into careers in filmmaking. Plus, signature props and costumes from the show, amazing special make-up effects and masks, interactive displays about the process and tools of film production, along with the history of Z Nation and zombie lore. Museum of Arts and Culture. 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 456-3931, northwestmuseum.org or themac@ northwestmuseum.org.

Through September 10: Melissa Cole & Ric Gendron

Artists Ric Gendron and Melissa S. Cole have very different styles but are each influenced by cultures in which storytelling is an integral part of everyday life: Gendron, Native American; Cole, Asian Indian. The tales these artists tell on canvas pulsate with color and energy and are infused with a magical realism in their depictions of people, animals, and environments. The exhibit, Life | Stories, includes twenty works by each artist as well as collaborative pieces that weave together the artists’ expressive styles on single canvases. Museum of Arts and Culture. 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 456-3931, northwestmuseum.org or themac@ northwestmuseum.org.

Opening October 21: Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition

Educational, emotional and appropriate for all ages, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the life of the Titanic. Along the way visitors will learn countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy. Upon entering Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, visitors will be drawn back in time to April 1912, when the ship embarked on its maiden voyage. They’ll receive a replica boarding pass, assume the role of a passenger and follow a chronological journey through life

on Titanic—from the ship’s construction to life on board, the famous sinking, and the modern day efforts to recover and conserve the wreckage for future generations. The exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic and extensive room recreations. Museum of Arts and Culture. 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 456-3931, northwestmuseum.org or themac@northwestmuseum.org.

MUSIC September 9-10: Spokane Symphony Classics: Opening Night Romance

Don’t miss the 2017-2018 Season opener, featuring Zemlinsky’s highly romantic work, The Mermaid, a beautiful orchestrated rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale. Rising star Jessica Lee, violin, and Peter Stumpf, former principal cellist of the L.A. Philharmonic, will dazzle in Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello. Strauss’ delightful Blue Danube Waltz has become an unofficial Austrian anthem. Fox Theatre. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (800) 325SEAT or ticketswest.com.

September 22-23: Spokane Symphony Special: Carmen with Opera Coeur d’Alene

At once intoxicating and reckless, charming and provocative, Georges Bizet’s Carmen is the story of the ultimate femme fatale. When the free-spirited seductress ensnares a soldier prone to jealousy and rage, the deadly spiral is inevitable. From the famous aria “Habanera” to her character’s untimely end, Metropolitan Opera star Sandra Piques Eddy’s “prowling, unnerving, physically unshackled performance” (Oregon Arts Watch) is not one to miss. Fox Theatre. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.

September 23: Jason Aldean

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Aldean continues to lead the way, advancing the sound and style that helped define today’s country music. With his first release since 2014, the reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year returns with a crowd-pleasing array of emotions and observations, from sizzling party-starters to hard-earned heartbreak. Spokane Arena. 720 W. Mallon Ave. (800) 325SEAT or ticketswest.com.

September 23: Earth, Wind & Fire

One of the most important, innovative, and commercially invincible contemporary forces of the 20th century, Earth, Wind & Fire has released a total of 23 albums. They have recorded eight #1 R&B singles and eight Double Platinum Top 10 Pop Albums. EWF has earned more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and sold 90 million albums worldwide, earning them a solid spot on the list of all-time best selling music artists. INB Performing Arts Center. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.

September 29: Scorpions and Megadeth: Crazy World Tour

Scorpions, one of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time, continue to celebrate 50+ years of rock with the return to North America for the Crazy World Tour. Since performing a handful of festivals and concerts last year in the U.S., which included their “Blacked Out In Vegas” residency, the band will return on September 14 to kick off the month-long run of dates which includes a stop in Spokane. Together for the first time, Grammy-award winning thrash metal band Megadeth will join the Scorpions as a very special guest. Spokane Arena. 720 W. Mallon Ave. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.

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The all vocal country sensation Home Free brings Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to town, and having a great time doing so. The five-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor. Fox Theatre. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.

October 5: SPR Presents BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

For 40 years, master fiddler Michael Doucet and his rich Cajun band have captivated listeners around the world. BeauSoleil’s many accolades include 12 Grammy nominations. Garrison Keillor featured the band regularly on A Prairie Home Companion, and when Bob

Dylan heard them in New Orleans he said, “That’s my kind of music.” BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, county and bluegrass. This captivating music brings audiences to their feet. Fox Theatre. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.

October 7: The Piano Guys: Live in Concert

The Piano Guys show will no doubt feature the same dazzling visual feast as their YouTube videos, for which they became famous. The Piano Guys have also had great success on the charts with each of their five albums—The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, A Family Christmas, Wonders and Uncharted—reaching number one on the Billboard Classical chart. Spokane Arena. 720 W. Mallon Ave. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.

October 7-8: Spokane Symphony Classics: Beethoven and Dvorak

Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto ignores convention, opening with lone piano and building up to a heroic struggle between soloist and orchestra. In the end, the orchestra succumbs to the piano’s charms. The work demands astounding technique and imagination from pianist Ran Dank. Dvořák sealed his international career with his Sixth Symphony. Joyful and pastoral, it pays homage to Brahms while painting an idealized portrait of Czech country life. The program begins with Fujikura’s Banitza Groove. Fox Theatre. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.

October 10: Joe Bonamassa

Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has helped redesign the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians and amazing backup vocalists, the show will feature new songs alongside career-spanning favorites. INB Performing Arts Center. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.

October 14: Spokane Symphony Pops: Super Diamond

Super Diamond, fronted by Randy “Surreal Neil” Cordero, will infuse Diamond’s music and style for a rockin’ feel-good experience your whole family will love. A lush sound backed by the Spokane Symphony. Fox Theatre. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest. com.


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EVENTS September/October: Apple Festival on Green Bluff

The popular Apple Festival is held over several weekends, offering a large variety of the best cooking apples, plus fresh pressed cider and other produce. There’s live music, craft booths, corn and straw mazes, and great food for the whole family to enjoy. Green Bluff. green-

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September 14: 10th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser for Teen Closet You’re invited to help celebrate 10 years of Teen Closet. Join them for a night of fun, friends and wine at Barrister Winery. Enjoy live music by The Cronkites, delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine from one of Washington’s favorite wineries. Enter to win a raffle prize for a night stay and spa at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino. On any given day, there are more than 11,000 children in Washington State in foster care and 1,100 kids are listed in Spokane County as homeless. They are a group of people who care about foster kids and children in need, and donations from this event will benefit the kids they support. Barrister Winery. 1213 W. Railroad Ave. For more information and to buy tickets, visit Eventbrite.

September 24: Wild Kratts — LIVE.

Animated Kratt Brothers Martin and Chris “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story. “Off to the Creature Rescue.” The Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal “wow facts,” the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again. Wild Kratts LIVE. is created for the stage by the imaginative minds of Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt from Zoboomafoo, Kratt’s Creatures, and Be the Creature. INB Performing Arts Center. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.

September 27: Greater Spokane Incorporated Annual Meeting

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No journey is complete without a roadmap, and no city is complete without a vision for the future. Learn how our community has the potential to address real social, economic, and environmental challenges facing our region. The keynote speaker for the Annual Meeting is Bruce Katz, Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution. Katz is co-author of The Metropolitan Revolution, which argues that cities have become the vanguard of policy innovation and problem-solving in the U.S. and


THEATRE the world. Katz and his team collaborate with experts to develop new models of finance, growth, and governance in cities and nations. He advises global leaders on public reforms and private innovations that advance the wellbeing of metropolitan areas and their countries. Spokane Convention Center-West Campus Ballroom 100AB. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Register online at greaterspokane.org.

October 7: Into Africa Auction

Partnering for Progress will celebrate a decade of work in Kenya at the Annual Into Africa Auction. African dishes will be served, along with Western staples, and the evening’s masters of ceremonies will be Kalae Chock and Sean Owsley, anchors of KHQ’s weekday Wakeup Show. Jeff Owens will serve as auctioneer. Partnering for Progress has focused on health care, sanitation, education and economic development in rural Kenya for the past decade. Mirabeau Park Hotel. 1100 N. Sullivan Rd. partneringforprogress.org.

October 13: Fox Presents: B — Underwater Bubble Show

When Mr. B is transported to the colorful, happy place of Bubblelandia, he finds himself surrounded by seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids, clown fish and BUBBLES. Join his imaginary journey in this beautiful “underwater world” where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him. With dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art, and a little bit of magic, this new show from Latvia is a modern fairy tale for young and old alike. Fox Theatre. 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (800) 325SEAT or ticketswest.com.

September 22: 71st Anniversary Gala: West Side Story

Reserve your ticket now for the kick off of to the 71st season and opening night of West Side Story, featuring an amazing dinner provided by Touchmark on South Hill Retirement Community catering staff. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre. 1020 N. Howard St. (509) 325-2507. For tickets: (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.

September 22-October 15: West Side Story

From the first notes to the final breath, this Broadway masterpiece boasts a score by Bernstein & Sondheim that is widely considered to be the best ever created. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to New York City in the turbulent ‘60s as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice unravels in one of the most innovative, heartwrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. This moving tale remains as powerful, poignant, and timely as ever. Spokane Civic Theatre. 1020 N. Howard St. (509) 325-2507. For tickets: (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.

October 3-7: Something Rotten

Welcome to the ‘90s — the 1590s — long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The

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October 13-November 5: Psycho Beach Party

An insanely fun romp on Malibu Beach in 1962— it’s what happens when Gidget, Frankie and Annette, and Alfred Hitchcock are given a shotgun marriage. Teenage tomboy Chicklet Forrest desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd. The one thing getting in her way, however, is her unfortunate tendency toward multiple personalities … and her most dangerous alter ego— voracious vixen Ann Bowman—has nothing less than world domination on her mind. Add men in drag, a B-movie star, and the mother to top all other crazy mothers, and this zany comedy is fiendishly funny. Spokane Civic Theatre. 1020 N. Howard St. (509) 325-2507. For tickets: (800) 325-SEAT or ticketswest.com.

HEALTH September 16: Glow in the Park 5k

Kick off your night with the pre-race party starting at 5:30 p.m. Run through glowing worlds in our 5K starting at 7:30 p.m. Cross the finish line and run into our after-party to finish your night off in epic fashion. Riverfront Park. nsplit.com.

September 23: Happy Girls Run The 4th Annual Happy Girls Run is excited to provide a racing opportunity that highlights both the stellar well-known Centennial Trail and the fantastic trail running opportunities adjacent to the city in Riverside State Park. This course is one to race, and one to remember. Runners will be guided along the beautiful Spokane River that loops toward Bowl and Pitcher in Riverside State Park. This body of water and the adjacent trails are known throughout the state to provide runners with some of the most gorgeous views in the Pacific Northwest. Mukogawa Ft. Wright Institute. 4000 W. Randolph Rd. For more information and to register, visit: happygirlsrunspokane.com.

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Hot Off the Spokane Arts Calendar by Melissa Huggins

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n celebration of national Arts & Humanities month in October, Spokane Arts is planning some exciting things for “Create Spokane” month, which showcases arts and cultural events of all disciplines during the month of October. We’ll be doing some programming ourselves, plus promoting events, workshops, panels, gallery exhibitions, film screenings, and more all over the city, so that community members can see—in a really visible way—what a vibrant cultural scene exists and how they can get involved. Events are continually being added to the online Arts Month calendar, so keep your eye on that. A few highlights of events we’re either

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planning ourselves, participating in, or that we’ve supported through SAGA grants: October 2, 5-7 p.m.: Create Spokane Arts Month kickoff celebration. We are hoping to book the Tribal Gathering Plaza with live music, interactive arts activities for all ages, and we’ll have printed Arts Month schedules for people to pick up. October 5, Spokane Mayor’s Urban Design Awards. Each of five nonprofits will prepare a five minute pitch about one of their projects that fits certain principles of urban design, and attendees at the event can purchase $5 vouchers and choose to donate to the projects they think are most worthy of funding. It’s a way for the nonprofits to show the community how art and design are beneficial to urban development, while giving the nonprofits a shot at raising some money to support those projects. October 6 & 7. Terrain’s 10th anniversary (details on page 15) October 6, Spokane Arts will host a First Friday reception at the Chase Gallery for a new show called “The Feels,” which is all about art that people can physically touch. It’s about experiencing art in galleries through senses in addition to sight. October 11-14: International World Poetry Slam: Spokane Arts supported this through a SAGA grant that funded the publication of their anthology, UNCENSORED, and helped them raise funds to put on these events. iwps.poetryslam.com


Northwest Opera

An Opera with a Twist and a Half: Northwest Opera is in its 7th season in Spokane as a nonprofit organization bringing highly entertaining programs featuring classical music to the general public, who often consider this type of music as being "highbrow" (read: boring). Their singers—wannabes, gonnabes, has-beens and those who don't stand a chance in …—are local amateurs who are given the opportunity to perform in actual productions written by the artistic director, Tim Campbell, who has the professional credentials to make the company "work." The original scripts feature parts written for the individual character/singer to highlight their voice and talent. Their Fall offering is a departure from their usual lighthearted fare: they’ll be performing The Threepenny Opera by Bertholt Brecht and Kurt Weill. northwestopera.org

October 14: Spokane ZineFest. Zine Fest is organized by Chelsea Martin and her partner, a fellow writer and artist, Ian Amberson. spokanezinefest.com October 26: Pie & Whiskey Book launch celebration. Spokane Arts is hosting a film screening of the Meet the Maker short documentary films. Three have been released thus far, and the fourth film, focused on the dance community in Spokane, will release at the beginning of October. We’re going to screen the seven minute versions of all the films, celebrate the Spokane Film Project filmmakers who created, edited, and produced them, and invite the community in to learn about the various arts communities each film focuses on. These will be held at the Magic Lantern.  November 4: Spokane Arts Awards at the McGinnity Room. (Nominations are open now. Awards are given in four main categories: Leadership, Collaboration, Inclusion, and Imagination). The event features the arts awards presentation, the announcement of the new poet laureate, the announcement of a $10,000 Round 4 SAGA grant (the final grant to be awarded in 2017), and performances by local artists. The event is a fundraiser for Spokane Arts.   Find the interactive calendar for all events listed here and many more at spokanearts.org.

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Martini Lounge: Living Out Loud Katie Hartwig

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consider the flak you might receive for shining a light on human truths—that not everyone embraces or agrees with—is a sign that America still has work to do; blind hatred exists and it is on the top of the list of things that make Jonathan Shuffield angry. “It makes me angry but also thoughtful,” he says. “If we can learn to hate then we can learn to love.” Shuffield doesn’t mind the flak and neither does his friend and co-host Sergey Grankin. The two shine a light on human truths every Friday on the Martini Lounge, a podcast that strives to “educate, elevate and impact the ever-changing landscape of equality on a local, national and global scale through conversation and dialogue with leaders, entertainers and every day LGBT people and their allies. It is their belief that it is through open, fearless and honest speech and communication that the seeds of societal change truly reside.” Their bravery comes from experience; pain and repression in their youths when, by sixyears-old, they each experienced an understanding of their differences. “As a kid I never really knew what it was, until I found that cute little boy in kindergarten. My first crush. It was then I realized that the reason I felt like an absolute alien in my family was because I was gay. This is a truth I grew up with and I knew exactly how they felt about it,” Grankin says. “I remember my parents saw two men holding hands on the street and their comments were like a barrage of bullets. Going through adolescence and my teen years, these truths controlled who I was and dictated how I lived my life and saw myself—a disappointment.” Shuffield also knew he was different by the age of six and, with a Baptist minister for a father, he often found himself asking God to either cure him or kill him. When they each came out, their truth was met with cruelty, resulting in pain and loss. “The only way I could make sense of my suffering was if I could change other people’s lives from it,” Grankin says. “I used to scream at my father, ‘Why can’t you see me? All you see is an issue, I want you to see me!’” says Shuffield. “I think that is half of the problem in the world—we have stopped seeing each other.” The duo work diligently to live out loud and to help others do the same. With 9-to-5 jobs, they spend much of their free time speaking publicly, sharing their stories and offering the space for others to do the same. “I do this because I love hearing people’s stories, I love laughing with my friend every week, and I love talking about issues. Whether you are a celebrity or

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you work in an office we all have a story, and every story has power,” Shuffield says. Past guests of the Martini Lounge include Lily Tomlin, Margaret Cho, Jane Lynch, Paula Poundstone, William Shatner and, once a month, they answer listeners’ burning questions about sex and relationships with the expertise of therapist Damon L. Jacobs. The podcast is upbeat and fun, peppered with serious moments as life usually is. They fine-tuned their bantering skills on Outspoken, a radio program on KYRS they hosted for four years. Their decision to retire the show was a sad but necessary one in order to lengthen their reach. They are now in a development deal with a company in New York. While their stories are much more involved than this article has space for, suffice it to say, their stories are all about love and the journey it takes to get there. “I will stand up and I will be loud, but I have always believed that destruction only begets destruction—it is in creation that there is life, a building of something new,” Shuffield says. “So the arts—the media—has always been my platform of choice. A positive way to fight, instead of falling to the negative and the hate that is out there.” jonathanandsergey.com


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ocal Spokane nonprofit, Friends Of the Bing, began its Stage to Screen film series in 2015 with the goal of transporting live, theater performances from stages across the world all the way to the Bing Crosby Theater’s big screen. These filmed theater productions, often hailing from stages in London and New York, give audiences access to unique, world-class performances, offering a wide range of unique theater experiences to Spokane’s community. Friends of the Bing produces approximately 12 Stage to Screen shows a year, with most productions falling on the third Sunday of every month. These shows are dynamic and diverse, exploring varied themes and narratives for audiences of all ages. Performances such as Hamlet, Of Mice and Men, The Audience, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Jane Eyre are just a few of the shows that have screened at the historic theater, garnering praise and enthusiasm from audiences and the local press. This series has revealed that there is indeed a hunger in Spokane for a theater experience that will transport, challenge, and truly engage. Stage to Screen performances have also functioned as an educational resource in the community, featuring plays that strive to illuminate our vast human complexities, or which tackle difficult socio-political questions, often delving into historic events that parallel the present issues we face today. These are performances that take rich and treasured stories and plays and bring them to life on the stage, an experience that both inspires and soothes the world-weariness in all of us. Show and ticket information can be found online at bingcrosbytheater.com.

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C A P TURIN G SC E NIC M AG I C by Darin Burt

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of Spokane’s iconic landmarks like the Riverfront Park clock tower, Spokane Falls, and Duncan Garden in Manito Park. It’s likely a few of us ametuer picture takers even have snapshots of these places on our cell phone. Photographer Craig Goodwin has captured these images as well, but it’s his ability to focus in on the world around him that makes his photographs special. “I really like the discipline of paying attention to our local area,” Goodwin says. “People have commented that, ‘You make Spokane look better than it is’ and my response is that they just need to pay more attention because there really is a lot of beauty here.” Goodwin grew up near Seattle, and has been in Spokane for 13 years, developing a passion for exploring the diverse landscapes—from the rolling wheat fields to the rivers and mountains. “I love doing wildlife photography and being out in a kayak trying to get pictures of osprey or bald eagles, but I also love landscapes and being out in remote areas,” Goodwin says. “My favorite is whatever I’m engaged with in the moment.”

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In working on his 2018 photo calendar, Goodwin sought out a different vantage point from which to shoot the falls by hiking along the north shore of the river through Peaceful Valley, Nikon camera in hand, wading in the water to eventually discover a striking perspective of the cascading falls and the Washington Power Building framed through the arch of the Monroe Street Bridge. Along with an annual calendar, Goodwin’s work has been transformed into art prints and photo-quality notecards which can be found at a a handful of locations around town including the Museum of Arts and Culture Gift Shop, Atticus Coffee and Gifts, Pottery Place Plus, and Made in Washington at Riverpark Square. Goodwin participates in several art shows in the region including Art on the Green in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane Artfest. His photos have been recognized by National Geographic, the Seattle Times, and Photo Center Northwest where three of his photos were chosen to be included in a public art installation in the Seattle area. Two of his photos are on display in a traveling art exhibit with Washington State Convention Centers titled HARVEST: The Bounty of Washington. The photography business was something Goodwin got serious about during the time he was battling nonHodgkin lymphoma (a white blood cell cancer currently in remission). Like many artists, Goodwin holds a day job—he is a pastor at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Faith and photography, as Goodwin testifies to, are both spiritual pursuits. “Photography is so much about learning to pay attention to light and movement and people or places,” he says. “So much of the spiritual journey is learning to pay attention to yourself and the world around you, and for me, recognizing how God is at work in the world.” craiggoodwinphoto.com

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Musical Biography of Beatles returns to Spokane

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Beatles are one of the most acclaimed bands in rock and roll history because their music has the hypnotic qualities that make teenage girls scream and artists today and yesterday cite them as one of their influences. While many of us don’t have the opportunity to see the two surviving Beatles Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr live in concert these days, the closest thing to watching an actual Beatles concert will be In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles at the Spokane Fox Theater on Friday November 10 at 7:30 p.m. The show in Spokane is part of a 125 city tour of the U.S., Canada and Australia. The show portrays the Beatles—John Lennon (Nathaniel Bott),

Paul McCartney (Christopher Overall), George Harrison (Zak Schaffer) and Ringo Starr (Axel Clarke)—as authentically as possible, from their singing to the myriad of guitars used throughout the band’s decade-long career. Listening to songs like “Penny Lane” or “I Want To Hold Your Hand” from this tribute band is almost like listening to the original icons themselves. While the great repertoire of songs bind this musical together, the audience also gets the opportunity to relive the most important moments of The Beatles’ epic legacy, which spans the entire 1960s. The actors that portray the band members connect with the crowd through their lovable sense of humors and cheeky banter. This show is not just about reliving the breakthrough Ed Sullivan Show performance on February 9,1964 that 78 million people watched on television, or reviving their deafening and packed Shea Stadium concert in 1965, it also touches on the band’s intimate moments in the recording studio. The audience observes the four in the studio as they struggle to reconcile their creative differences after Epstein’s death in 1967, a couple months after the release of Sgt. Pepper. The show is appropriate for all ages. Tickets can be found online at ticketswest.com.

Restaurant Wars II S p o k a n e ’s t o p r e s t a u r a n t s b a t t l i n g it out for the culinary crown

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highlight the many amazing restaurants and food products sold in the Inland Northwest. In 2016, thousands turned out to discover the inaugural “Restaurant Wars” where seven local restaurants were featured to showcase the amazing culinary choices in our community. After being awarded an Inlander “Best Food Event” award in year one, Restaurant Wars is back for another round of competition: bigger, better, stronger. Admission to the event is free and there are affordably priced options for guests to sample small plates from 18 top local restaurants who are grouped into three categories: Meat Rations, Veggie Rations, and Gastropub Rations. Guests will come for the food and stay for the live music and lounge, food trucks, a live food fight and farmers market atmosphere.  The event is September 30 from 2 - 10 p.m. at Avista Stadium. Admission is free and Ration Tickets for foodies who want to try samples from each restaurant are $17 per category. For more information, visit restaurant-wars.com. Event organizers Kris Kilduff of Duffkast and Jennifer Evans of Encore Events have been working behind the scenes together for years. Both acclaimed event directors in their own right have created some of the Inland Northwest’s top events: Spokane’s Got Talent, Hot Summer Nights, Spokane’s Top Model, Decadence!—Spokane Chocolate Festival.  They banded together to create a food event unlike anything Spokane has seen. Additional work can be seen at duffkast.com and allfortheencore.com.

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8th Annual Designer Bra Fashion Show October 13 Beyond Pink: “The most fun you will have saving a life”

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harlie Brewer and Karla Porter are the quintessential example of the worldshifting qualities found when women build strong relationships with one another. To date, their friendship is responsible for rallying a community to assist more than 1,000 women in the battle to prevent— and fight against—breast disease. Brewer and Porter developed a passion to educate as many people as possible about the life saving ability of Thermal Imaging as a risk assessment tool. “We quickly had a mission to find a funding mechanism as it  is not readily covered by insurance,” says Brewer. “We jokingly say a woman will put braces on her dog before she takes care of herself, but sadly there is a little truth in that. So, we wanted to do smoothing about it.” Beyond Pink’s Designer Bra Fashion Show debuted October of 2010 and the friends have never looked back.   Guests are greeted with wine and appetizers and have the opportunity to bid on a multitude of silent auction items. Once the silent auction closes, the real fun begins as guests turn their attention to the theatrically designed runway. Twelve of the most talented local artists and designers will show off their creations as models adorned in designer bras sweep down the runway. The bras complete with themed packages are be auctioned off one-by-one throughout the evening. Hundreds will turn out to support Beyond Pink—and 100 percent of the net proceeds go toward funding for women who cannot afford thermography. Thermal Imaging is a risk assessment tool that can detect your risk of breast cancer now and in the future. It “sees” breast disease at its earliest stage, which could be 8-10 years before a mass is seen on a mammogram. It is a non-invasive procedure—no radiation, no compression, no contact.

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$125,000 each year for scholarships, Public health officials say it is far grants and community health more likely to be seriously injured by initiatives. This year the club’s a vaccine-preventable disease than focus is on community health and by a vaccine. For example, polio can immunizations. cause paralysis, measles can cause “We want to move the dial for encephalitis and blindness, and community immunizations closer some vaccine-preventable diseases to 90 percent vaccinations,” Garrett can even result in death. While any says. “We know a lot more people serious injury or death caused by would vaccinate if it were easier. vaccines is one too many, the benefits We’re helping to remove barriers and of vaccination greatly outweigh the increase access.” risks, and many more illnesses and The pop-up clinic will provide deaths would occur without vaccines. vaccinations in a central location, Hayes says debate over vaccines free-of-charge, on a walk-in basis. rages on, much of it driven by social That’s good news. media scares and rumors. The bad news? Only about 2 percent of the Despite years and years of population are typically reassurances by public staunchly anti-vaccine, health officials that and parents can “Our data vaccines are safe, the opt out of debate continues. school-required show we are According to vaccination continuously the World Health for a number Organization of medical, between the 84 (WHO), any philosophical and 89 percent licensed vaccine and religious is rigorously tested reasons which completion rate for across multiple vary by state, immunization.” phases of trials before Hayes says. it is approved for use, But, she says, and regularly reassessed once there are another 18 it is on the market. Scientists also percent who have questions and constantly monitor information from concerns about vaccines. And those several sources for any sign that a are the people health care officials vaccine may cause an adverse event. hope to reach with easier access to Most vaccine reactions are usually information, free or reduced fees and minor and temporary, such as a sore convenient locations for families. arm or mild fever. In the rare event “We’re so overwhelmed with the a serious side effect is reported, it amount of information we take in,” is immediately investigated, WHO she says. “We live in a culture of fear reports online. around the issue, and people pass


along stories that are irrational—just scare stories. “It’s great to ask questions and be well informed. It boils down to the fact that people need to use critical thinking skills in assessing the information they see online,” she says. “There’s still a lot of misinformation out there. People should trust their health care providers to provide accurate information on immunization.” Vaccines prevent the spread of disease, and protect people who cannot be vaccinated for one reason or another. People who are undergoing chemotherapy or are immune suppressed are just a couple of examples of reasons people cannot be immunized, she adds. “There is a public component we call community immunity,” Hayes says. “It’s important for those who can, to get vaccinated, and there are social, moral and ethical obligations for members of society because we don’t live in a bubble. “Because you chose not to get vaccinated against influenza even though I did and I’m going to visit my grandmother in the hospital, we still share air. And the unvaccinated person can still expose me and although I may not even get sick, I can pass it on.” Hundreds of studies, large and small, show that immunizations are safe and effective. One study in 1998 linked autism and the MMR vaccine. It was found to be fraudulent. The study data was falsified, the main author of the study lost his medical

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license and many co-authors withdrew their names from the study and the journal that published the study retracted it. This time of year there are many reminders to make sure children are up-todate with required immunizations before they start back to school in the fall. One of the reasons Spokane’s immunization completion rates are so high, according to Hayes, is the push in 2015 by Spokane Public Schools to start enforcing its vaccine exclusion policy. State law requires that any child who is not fully up to date on recommended school immunizations be excluded from school within 30 days of the start of school. “SPS has been able to clean up all of their immunization records so the completion rates for school entry are much higher. They also partner with local agencies, like the regional health district, to make it more convenient to vaccinate and offer options for families,” she says. She adds that because SPS has adhered to their exclusion policy in following state law, several other Eastern Washington school districts have followed suit. According to Hayes, many school districts do not enforce exclusion policies, particularly in more rural settings. Parents can access detailed clinical guidance on immunizations required for school and child care/preschool entry at the Washington Department of Health, the Spokane Regional Health District or Spokane Public Schools, or other local school districts. The Rotary Club is delighted to help with the health initiative, Garrett says, and the entire community is invited to participate in the October event. “We’re expecting a high community turnout,” she says. “There will be activities for the kids and families, and we’re excited to help people get their immunizations.” If you go: When: Tuesday, Oct. 24 Time: 3:30 – 7:30 p.m What: Pop-up immunization clinic Where: Spokane County Fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana St.

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hey say the tides have turned in Spokane: what once was a flow of young talent away from the city is now a flow of talent—of all ages—into the city while we keep our homegrown superstars, too. The energy is refueling those of us who have been around—and believed in big things—for a while and the trajectory for anyone who desires to make a great life right here is shooting high. In honor of positivity and fuel rising up among us, we are celebrating 20 professionals under the age of 40 who mightily devote themselves to all they do in Spokane: career, family, friends, and community in the annual 20 Under 40 Awards. To meet them in person, and to share space with other change makers in Spokane, join us for the awards ceremony on September 21 at Chateau Rive at the Flour Mill, along the banks of the Spokane River, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets can be found on Eventbrite. Cheers to the following 20 young professionals lifting Spokane’s cool factor through the roof and busting out glass ceilings, too.

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Tiffany Simonsen Business Development / Company: Adworkz

Highlight Reel: In the last year, I have developed strategic partner channels, I’ve provided mentorship for start-ups—and the collection and distribution of resources to help meet their project goals. I’m proud to have worked with my client, Generation Alive, to build a mobile app for kids called Gamification of community service work, and given technology keynotes for Toyota and BlueStar. Lessons in failing: Failing is all perspective. Because of “failing” I have had the chance to explore new opportunities in real estate, massage therapy, and law. Ultimately my “failures” helped me learn my true calling is helping people through the utilization of technology. And those “failures” brought me back to the technology industry.   How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane? I hope that my work contributes to Spokane by increasing awareness of our local technology community. My methodology consists of establishing a local technology infrastructure of partnerships through a set of common goals. Our partners work together as an alliance to educate, showcase local expertise, and attract new business to the region.  Tanya Smith:

twenty under forty / 2017 Tim Shustoff General Manager / EWU Sports

Highlight Reel: I won’t lie, I get paid to go to college football games. I began my career in college sports marketing with KP Sports, which sold to Learfield in 2015. Learfield, based out of Plano, Texas, represents 130+ schools across the country in managing their multimedia rights for athletic departments. In my five years at EWU, we’ve been able to nearly quadruple our revenues, while adding on four new team members. The final highlight is this past year I began my role as adjunct instructor at Whitworth University’s School of Business. Teaching sports marketing and sales was a privilege I’ll never forget, especially after one of my students was recently hired by the Seattle Mariners. How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: My aspiration for my work is that it continues to build a better Spokane. I grew up in Spokane, my family is in Spokane, and my career has been built in Spokane. I once was given an opportunity that I didn’t deserve but someone believed in me. I work every day to create opportunities for those around me. I aspire to give my clients, students, and colleagues the support they need for that “one opportunity” because I know what it did for me. If I can create that impact on a daily basis, I’ve done my job.


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Meagan Garrett Principal / BrandVenture Consulting

Highlight Reel: Entrepreneurship is hard; not just every day, but sometimes every hour. When I launched BrandVenture Consulting, I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew what I wanted to do—provide great marketing and communications strategy to new and growing businesses to help them succeed. I wanted to help businesses find success right here in our region, so they would stay in our area and tell their entrepreneurial friends to do the same: to stay in Spokane to start their business or to come to Spokane to start or grow their businesses. I will begin teaching as an adjunct in the Whitworth MBA program this spring, which is a huge honor and something I have always wanted to do. Lessons in failing: I am not sure if other people would see being “restructured” out of a traditional job as a failure, but I sure did. I felt lost, and needed action and direction. I started my marketing and communications consulting firm the next day, essentially. I learned that I am strong enough to run a business. But, mostly, I learned that someone else’s opinion doesn’t get to be the final word on me. How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: I hope that my work helping new and growing businesses develop their identity, and their strategy for taking their new product or service to market, contributes to our community’s positive economic development.

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twenty under forty / 2017 Megan M. Lewis Founding Attorney Megan Lewis Law, PLLC

Highlight Reel: After practicing in law firms for 10 years in Wenatchee and Bellingham, I opened my own practice and moved to Spokane for family. My practice is focused on estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, estate tax planning, etc.), probate and trust administration, business start-up and transactions, and tax law. We provide integrative estate and business planning focusing on the family and community as a whole.  My background includes a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, law degree from Gonzaga University, and a master’s in Tax Law from the University of Washington School of Law. I also have a background in aviation—earning my pilot’s license in high school—and have made more than 1,000 skydives.   How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane:  I hope our work enables stronger family connections between generations through solid planning for the inevitable; thoughtful business transitions from one generation to the next; and providing advice and support throughout the probate process so families can concentrate on grieving and connecting with one another rather than paperwork and legal questions. Keeping families organized, connected, and communicating keeps our community primed for success in both business and social ventures.

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Scott Piepel

Graphic Designer / Numerica Credit Union Highlight Reel: While pursuing my BFA in Graphic Design from EWU, I interned with the Spokane Shock and was responsible for the layout and design of the game day programs for their 2007 season. After I graduated, Kim Plese gave me my first professional job as a graphic design. I transitioned to Numerica Credit Union in 2014. I get to impact the entire organization from my position, from internal email templates and branded training materials, to full bus wraps, print, web, social, and email graphics, our work runs the gamut. In the three years I’ve been at Numerica, we have opened three new branches, remodeled several, and are in the process of even more growth. Last year our other designer and I processed more than 1,500 requests. This year is trending toward 2,500. It’s incredibly fulfilling to make a visual impact in our community, and to work for an organization that donates 5 percent of its net income to the community. Lessons in failing: When it comes to failing at Numerica our motto is to fail fast. Which for me means, to get back up and move forward. If you focus on your failures you can get stuck in a bad cycle. Fall down, learn why you fell, then get back up and keep moving forward.

twenty under forty / 2017 Tiffany Patterson Graphic Designer/Illustrator / Klündt | Hosmer

Highlight Reel: At 18, after graduating high school in Wenatchee, I moved to Spokane to study photography at SFCC. I interned with Karen Mobley at the City of Spokane Arts Department, only to drop out of college within a few credits of graduating. I discovered painting and had my first art show at a tattoo parlor in 2007. I was working as a video editor doing photo restoration working nationally with the funeral industry. I started making posters for my art shows, which turned into being hired to make show posters for bands/venues, which turned into doing freelance design work. I was the first artist in the Global Credit Union campaign in 2011, where my artwork was on everything from billboards to busses to wallpaper at the Global branches. I was hired by Klündt Hosmer a year and a half ago. I’ve developed a name for myself as an artist. My most recent show at the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery was created while recovering from surgery after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.   How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: I hope to continue to find ways to inspire and empower artists here and to help convince anyone and everyone of the importance of supporting the arts with real actual dollars—so we can keep and grow the culture that we are currently cultivating. 

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Kristen Saccomanno

Financial Services Professional / New York Life Insurance Company Highlight Reel: I am in my second year with the company and I could not be more proud to represent the largest financial firm in America today. New York Life has been serving their clients’ best interests for more than 172 years, and had a team of professionals serving the Spokane community since 1899. Although my clients largely are based in the Greater Spokane and Northern Idaho area, I am also licensed in Nevada and Wyoming. How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: Young families are often concerned with buying their first home, saving for their children’s college education and beginning to plan for retirement. Pre-retirees are often concerned with the every looming question of are they saving enough to be able to retire when and how they would like, and making any adjustments to their budget that are needed to see that goal become reality. Retirees want assurance that they won’t outlive their money and what is left over gets transferred to their heirs or charity of choice in the most tax-favored way possible. Although no one achieves financial success without proper planning or dedication to their goals, showing families across the Spokane area how it is possible for them to achieve their dreams at each step along the way is my favorite part of the job. Diane Maehl

twenty under forty / 2017 Leah Horton

Resource Development Manager & Emerging Leaders Society Program Manager / Spokane County United Way Highlight Reel: Since joining the team at Spokane County United Way, I have bolstered a 250+ business account development list, raising nearly $2 million during my tenure. Most dear to my heart has been my time spent directly engaging members of our community with our mission. I have worked to create and sustain a cohesive, inspirational, and dedicated group of early-mid career level professionals, known as The Emerging Leaders Society (ELS), committed to volunteerism and community advocacy throughout Spokane County. This group of 150 members—representing more than 50 businesses and organizations—donated more than $95,000 last year, and more than 5,400 hours of community service, resulting in an economic impact of $131,000. They are also recognized as the hosts for the Annual Spokane Philanthropy Awards. I easily learn more about myself and my own professional values through interacting with members of ELS than in any other professional venture I have been a part of. How do you hope your work contributes Spokane: Every day, I head to work, not with the goal of fixing systemic social issues, but to inspire other individuals to join a cause or use their talents to make Spokane a better place to live, work, and play. I hope to inspire a community of advocates who are involved in the problems that plague our county, but more importantly advocates who roll up their sleeves to do something about it. 64

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Lisa Jacot

AVP, Associate Engagement Manager / Umpqua Bank Highlight Reel: From leading marketing efforts for a small community credit union to supporting a larger credit union team through design and digital efforts to helping rebrand a $10 billion bank, I have been responsible for product and content marketing, campaign and budget management, design, advertising, rebranding, digital and social media strategy, email marketing, vendor management and more. Three years ago, I transitioned into a role that allows me to use my marketing and communications experience to lead unique cultural engagement efforts to ensure all programs within Umpqua Bank possess the spirit of the Umpqua culture and brand experience. I have created a new online onboarding program that introduces new associates to Umpqua Bank through a 90-day digital cultural journey. I am turning my attention to community development efforts to ensure that we are enhancing our community reinvestment program particularly in the areas of affordable housing and economic development. I am using my marketing background to help provide the tools and resources needed to support this effort and find new ways to provide bank products and services in these areas. Lesson from failing: The more open minded, flexible and adaptable you are, the more you can see that failure is a key piece of your journey. Truly, the only bad thing that can result from failing is if you lose the courage to try again. Sometimes even the smallest step in the right direction can be the biggest leap.

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Matthew A. Bogue

Owner/Designer/Developer/Promoter/Unifest Co./Baroque Design Highlight Reel: I have been in the graphic design profession for fifteen years, five of those as an Art Director at Seven2 and three as a Graphic Designer for The Inlander. I grew up in Spokane and have been heavily involved in the art and music scene for most of my life. I started an art/music collaboration business called Unifest Co. with my wife Stephanie. We create unique art and music events in Spokane and serve as a solid resource for a growing network of local artists, musicians, performance artists and vendors. I started Baroque eight years ago working with small businesses. We’ve created a niche artistic business model that we feel will better our creative community and feed the need for creativity in our own lives. How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: I hope that my work will help people in the creative community have more platforms to build their craft and sell their product, while encouraging others to uncover creative talents or interests they never knew they had. My efforts are always in hopes to help cultivate and nourish a growing arts culture in Spokane. I hope my work will give my clients a fresh and appealing brand that will help the success of their business or organization.

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Jen Snell

VP, Marketing & Brand Strategy / Next IT Highlight Reel: Working in the emerging market of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for more than 10 years, nearly 1,000 miles away from Silicon Valley, continues to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences. AI is arguably one of the top five hardest things on the planet to market and sell. It has been a battle against pop culture, asking normal people to buy and give AI to their consumers. It’s a technology that Hollywood, media, and even influential techies, continue to portray as good vs. evil and it comes with a great deal of scar tissue. My work has resulted in the development and launch of successful large-scale marketing campaigns against a broad range of competitors from large pharmaceutical agencies to the big technology firms such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: The world is entering the fourth industrial revolution—the Intelligence Age—and it’s moving faster than anyone anticipated. AI will play a major role in transforming every industry. Spokane has some of the brightest minds in AI who can help the region embrace the wave. Healthcare is the next major industry that will be transformed by AI; the problems that can be solved are vast and numerous. As Spokane envisions itself a leader in bio and life sciences, AI and technology go hand-in-hand with that vision. Scott Wallace

twenty under forty / 2017 Kayleen Gill

Jesse Pierpoint

Creative Director / Seven2, A Digital Agency Highlight Reel: I worked as an adjunct professor in Design at Whitworth University and owned a small creative agency before being brought on to the team at Seven2 as a creative director in 2010. At Seven2, I work on projects with Amazon, Disney, AT&T, Nintendo, GoDaddy, Nickelodeon, Viacom, and Pokemon (my kids’ favorite). Outside of Seven2, I love to paint—which has brought many opportunities within the community for art. One highlight was when I was invited to do a live mural of Nelson Mandela on a billboard downtown for Global Credit Union. I love the opportunity to expose people to live art which was—and continues to be—the inspiration for the Seven2 Draw Off events. Lesson from failure: To get back up. Over and over again. How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: I hope the work I do brings more work into the Spokane area from outside companies adding more jobs in tech and design. I want to inspire kids and students interested in art, design, illustration, development, and animation by showing them the different opportunities here in the Spokane region. I hope to add value—and color—to the art community in Spokane. Any opportunity to paint makes me happy.

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Kami Winfrey

Technical Services Manager / Potlatch Corporation Highlight Reel: I have been working in the information technology field since 2005, and came to Potlatch after consulting as a network engineer for two Spokane firms. I manage a team of 10 systems and network engineers and administrators who are responsible for design, implementation and support of new technology across the U.S. I recently completed my B.A. degree in business management from Whitworth University—in the evenings, while working full-time with twin 3-year olds. Lesson from failing: If you are not careful and you let it take hold, failure can define you. The biggest lesson I have learned from failure is how to dust myself of, get back up, and change the future. The truth is, you can push yourself much harder than you ever thought. Don’t worry about failures, worry about the opportunities you miss when you don’t even try. How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: Many businesses, and almost all mission-driven organizations, are successful only if they maintain a strong volunteer workforce. I am hoping that my contributions assist in sustaining these businesses, but also that I am a strong role model for others coming up in the workforce. It is so important for us to give back to our community, and to be leaders and show others the difference that we can make. My hope is that our combined efforts continue to provide change for Spokane.

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Kelsey Parker

Executive Director The First Tee of the Inland Northwest Highlight Reel: Obtaining a master’s degree while working full time, doubling my team of employees while expecting a child, and now leading a nonprofit as a single mom, every growth opportunity I’ve experienced has been rooted in a balancing act. Working for The First Tee of the Inland Northwest has challenged me but has easily been the most rewarding work of my life. Without prior nonprofit, golf, or educational experience I’ve started from scratch on how to be an asker of funds, an advocate for the children in our community and an ambassador for our programs. Lessons in failure: I’ve found it’s easier to connect with others when you’re open, honest and vulnerable—failures and all. The education gained from my failures, combined with an encouraging support system, is what has allowed my professional network and experience to grow.   How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: Supporting The First Tee of the Inland Northwest’s educational programs teaching life skills and core values to young people, Junior League of Spokane’s mission of literacy, College Success Foundation’s tools for high schoolers promoting T24 education and Junior Achievement’s integration of real-life experiences into elementary school curriculum encompass my passion for children.   SEPTEMBER 2017 / spokanecda.com

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Chelsea Updegrove

Co-Owner, Parrish & Grove & Director of Development and Communications, The Lands Council Highlight Reel: Starting my own business in conjunction with my full-time work at The Lands Council has been a highlight of my career. The impetus to start Parrish & Grove came from a desire to have a shop where fellow plant lovers could get excited about plants and flowers. I am an OSU Master Gardener and she is an Ecologist, and we understand the benefits and beauty in growing and caring for plants. How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: Parrish & Grove breathes new life into Spokane with plants, flowers, terrariums, and unique botanicals. There is a lot of new energy and excitement around many of the new businesses and ideas emerging here. I’m thrilled to be contributing to and participating in such an exciting time for West Main Street, and Spokane as a whole. In my work at The Lands Council, I contribute to an organization that has made an incredible impact over the past three decades by working diligently to protect and advocate for our local environment. While environmental protection has value in and of itself, it is also a key component of sustainability, and is a big reason most people love living in the Inland Northwest. Diane Maehl

twenty under forty / 2017 Emily Arneson

Community Ombudsman and Accessibility Officer Spokane Transit Authority Initial Inspiration: My family members suggested I pursue a law degree so I would learn to “argue with someone else for a change.” After winning my first debate in a middle-school social studies class, I was hooked. Five years later I left Spokane for Whitman College, where I learned to become a lifelong student—a characteristic which continues to reap benefits. Lesson from failing:  As a lifelong overachiever and self-admitted perfectionist, I recognize it is all too easy to wax poetic about failure as a concept. But after suffering the initial heartbreak of failure, in retrospect I’ve found that the ultimate triumph is always more beautiful and fulfilling when it is the result of struggle. The growth is in learning from failure, and failing bigger next time—because there must always be a next time.   How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: There is a large population in our community for whom access to public transit is crucial to daily life. For those who have no other way to get to work, school, medical appointments, or the grocery store, it is a lifeline. However, it is also important for those who never ride the bus, because a strong and inclusive transit system supports job creation and economic development, along with allowing people of diverse economic, racial, religious, and political backgrounds to equally participate in public life. 68

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Inga N. Laurent

Director, Externship Program and Associate Professor of Law Gonzaga University School of Law Highlight Reel: I started my career as an attorney working to provide legal services for victims of domestic violence. I quickly learned that the solutions found in traditional legal systems were limited. A little disillusioned, I transitioned to a career in legal academia, where I now have the opportunity to work with students. My hope is to better prepare them for the challenges they will face and to prepare them to assess and place themselves in positions where they can leverage their passions and influence to make improvements to the system where they seem necessary. I continue to do this work in the community, as I advocate for criminal justice reform. It always feels like it’s a pretty delicate balance, trying to appreciate the functional system we have while being honest and critical about the types of improvements we need to make. Recently, I was selected as a Fulbright Scholar. The grant provided me with a full-immersion opportunity— to live, observe and research in Kingston, Jamaica, for nine months while their Ministry of Justice implements an ambitious restorative justice agenda. Lessons from failing: I used to want to appear proficient in everything, but I’ve learned that’s an incredibly lonely and limiting place to be. If you waste energy on appearing, you cannot spend it on learning the lessons that only come when you really mess up.

twenty under forty / 2017 Jeff Rugan

Senior Account Manager Express Employment Professionals Highlight Reel: I’ve been a part of a wonderful team and am proud of the very large amount of growth that we’ve accomplished in the past few years. We’ve grown the business into a multiple award winning office, out of 790 offices internationally. I’ve had the honor to learn from some truly inspiring individuals in the process, as well as have had opportunities to inspire others.   Lessons from failure: I’ve learned that when I fail, those moments are opportunities for growth and new ideas.   How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: I work with different businesses every day. I get to positively impact those businesses by placing qualified candidates within their organizations. There is a sense of pride in being a part of helping companies grow and retain their talented workforce.      

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Alexis Alexander Manager of Maintenance and Construction Avista Utilities              

Highlight Reel: As a senior in high school, I was drafted in the 18th round by the Kansas City Royals. After three years of minor-league baseball, I pursued my dream of playing college football, as well as the requirement set by my mother to pursue a college degree. I started at WSU in 2004 and transferred to EWU in 2005, playing three seasons of football and earning my BS in electrical engineering. I was given the opportunity to intern at Avista Utilities which lead to permanent employment at the conclusion of my senior year. I completed my MBA in 2014, and obtained my professional engineering license in 2016. How you hope your work contributes to Spokane: I moved to the area at six years old. I had a beautiful family, but did not have access to resources like many others did. My mother raised four boys on her own working various minimum wage jobs. Although we struggled financially, we were rich with love. I cannot say thank you enough to the great people of the communities in this area who supported me, opening up the doors necessary for me to be here today. This is where I hope to contribute: bringing opportunity to those who may not clearly see the path.

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Amber Johnson

Director of Mission Support Spokane Neiaghborhood Action Partners Highlight Reel: My undergraduate degree is in Environmental Biology/Zoology and I have a Doctorate of Law—if you would have asked me in 2003 where I thought I’d end up I would have said “working for the EPA.” Life has a funny way of leading you where you ought to be. SNAP has been the perfect place for me to learn, grow and challenge myself. I’ve have had no fewer than five different job positions here in four different office locations and have loved each one more than the one before.   Lesson from failing: You have to allow yourself to stop every once in a while to grapple with life—professionally and personally. Failing is not a sign of weakness or incompetence; it is an inevitable consequence of putting ourselves out there, taking risks and growing.   How do you hope your work contributes to Spokane: I hope those I supervise thrive, learn, and aim for the stars and they keep a piece of SNAP’s culture with them wherever they venture to. I also believe it is important to share with others—whether it is a sample policy, a listening ear, honest feedback or other resources: there is more power in sharing what I can, rather than holding what I have.   70

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Two ways to avoid false claims from an accident: 1. If your vehicle has airbags, then it likely has an airbag control module. This device monitors what’s going on during a crash and makes the decision to deploy airbags. According to Jarrod Carter, capable modules save and lock crash data upon airbag deployment. By using the proper equipment, the stored data can be copied. Data may also be available in circumstances where the airbags did not deploy, but the copying process must be done in a timely manner or the data may be lost.  2. Invest in a dashboard video camera. Carter says that even a dash cam that captures the front windshield view has the potential to serve as evidence if falsely accused of causing an accident, possibly saving you from time in court and thousands of dollars in expenses.

T h e Tru th i s in the Puzzle P iec es by Kimberly Gunning

LIKE MOST TEENAGE BOYS,

Jarrod Carter was good at breaking things. When a summer job opportunity offered the chance to reconstruct car accidents— crashing cars into one another, into trees and barriers, and on top of poles—taking a shot at it was a no-brainer. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life at the time,” says Carter. He decided, “Well, I’ll give engineering a shot.” Carter was mentored by, and soon became the apprentice of, Dr. John Habberstad in the field of accident reconstruction. He pursued a degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate of philosophy in bioengineering. In 2003, Carter launched Origin Engineering, since re-named Origin Forensics. Today, Dr. Carter isn’t breaking things quite as often as he once did. Instead, he is piecing them back together—figuratively. His small team of highly skilled engineers, based in Liberty Lake, specializes in providing automotive accident investigation, accident reconstruction and injury analysis for cases nationwide. The process often begins with reviewing police reports and photos of an accident. Site visits are performed to document the scene through measurements, photographs, videos and tests, and vehicles are thoroughly inspected whenever possible. Once all the evidence has been collected, Origin Forensics works to study the details and determine the physics of the crash to prepare an in-depth analysis of what happened to the vehicles and the occupants involved. “This business is sort of the metaphoric jigsaw puzzle, if you will, in that there’s all this evidence that you get, and you’re trying to put it all together, trying to make sense of it,” says Carter. “I’ve just always found that fascinating.”

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But that’s not to sound cold. Much like students studying cadavers, as Carter did through his doctoral program, there’s a need to distance oneself from the troubling aspects of the crash cases his team works on. “It’s a coping mechanism, but it’s also a way of setting up a bias boundary,” says Carter. “The sympathy for the victim is not playing a part in your analysis.” The company’s consulting services are often sought by lawyers representing privateparty plaintiffs and those of automotive manufacturer and supplier defendants, in addition to claim specialists and insurance companies. “You run the whole gamut of super simple to extraordinarily complicated,” Carters says about the cases his team takes on. The range spans single-car accidents with no injuries to multiple-vehicle collisions with multimillion-dollar lawsuits ruled upon in federal court. Carter has presented his company’s


findings for cases stretching as far as Alaska, Pennsylvania, California and Florida. “There’s a good deal of satisfaction that goes into helping people understand what’s going on and what happened in a crash, and explaining the truth to them and then having them understand it and agree with you,” says Carter. Knowledge is key, and that notion extends to Origin Forensics’s efforts in educating drivers and passengers on safety devices and helpful technologies that could save them from injuries, deaths and wrongful lawsuits resulting from a crash. “Seatbelts are your primary safety device in any circumstance in a car crash,” says Carter. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, there were 32,166 fatal car accidents in 2015, and 48 percent of passenger-vehicle occupants who were killed were unrestrained. “I’ve seen them. I know what that looks like.” It may seem counterintuitive to want to decrease the circumstances that brings his company business. But Carter and his team at Origin Forensics are compassionate about the lives affected by auto accidents and see an opportunity to help raise awareness. “Short of fully autonomous, zero-error, zero-failure vehicles that are all shuttling us place-to-place without any human input whatsoever and are 100-percent reliable, there will always be car crashes and there will, in all likelihood, be injuries and fatalities associated with those car crashes,” says Carter. “But the extent to which you know what safety devices are there and what’s around you and how to use them properly to give yourself the best chance if there is a crash—I’d like people to know that.” Whether it’s finding the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle in an accident reconstruction case or helping drivers understand how a dash cam can help them if involved in a crash, Origin Forensics is all about unveiling the truth. “At the end of the day, that’s what we want to find,” says Carter.

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Local Super Lawyer Named Local employment law expert Keller W. Allen of Law Firm of Keller W. Allen, P.C. was chosen by Super Lawyers Magazine’s Blue Ribbon panel—comprised of many of the best lawyers in Washington State— as one of the Top 100 best overall lawyers in the state.  Out of the  26,000  practicing  attorneys who are members of the Washington Bar Association, Allen was the only lawyer chosen form Eastern Washington. The recognition comes after  a rigorous selection process comprised of peer selection and intense review, third-party research, and professional achievement.  Allen’s firm focuses on employment law, practicing in Washington and Idaho. kellerallen.com

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Grew Their Business by 123%-538% in 3 Years by Christal Lam

SUCCESSFUL business owners are always will-

ing to give advice to others. I wanted to share some wisdom from happy lawyers who have achieved significant growth in their business, so you can improve your own business and life. Find a way to implement each piece of wisdom and you’ll likely see some great success in your business and life! Scott Ashby: You must take the time to understand your client’s goals. Our mission is to preserve and protect families. This means we have a long-term, client-focused approach to family law. We begin each case with an in-depth interview to help our clients help us understand their long-term goals, and then we provide strategic advice, options and choices to empower our clients to make their own decisions to achieve those objectives.  Ashby Law focuses on family law and has grown 538% in the last 3 years. Denise Stewart: You must appreciate the importance of each individual client. We help people feel mighty when facing giants like illness and death. We are grateful for each opportunity to help individuals and families with their Long Term Care or Estate Planning needs. We never forget that our firm started with exactly one client file and that our business has quite literally continued to be built one client at a time. Estate and Long Term Care Law Group focuses on estate and long term care planning and has grown 138% in 3 years.

Randi Johnson: You must have a clear Why. We keep kids from going to CPS after something has happened to mom and dad. My Why is that I have two little girls and I want them to grow up confident and strong. I have to set a good example for them in all areas of my life. My business empowers parents to protect their children and gain peace of mind. Lilac City Law focuses on estate planning for families with small children and has grown 257% in the last 3 years. Christal Lam: You must trust yourself and then get out of your own way. We help business owners have more fun, make more money, and stay out of trouble as they build their business and legacy. Business owners are often the reason that a business is just a shadow of what it could be. Make a clear plan. Execute the plan. Trust the plan. Get out of your own way and don’t sabotage yourself. That’s it. You’ll be a lot happier and you’ll have a lot more fun and money. Spokane Business Attorneys focuses on business law and has grown 123% in the last 3 years. Hector Quiroga: You must find a way to connect emotionally with your ideal clients. We are a law firm of immigrants helping immigrants achieve the American Dream. Because my staff and myself have personal experience with the immigration process, we can immediately understand and relate to our clients’ situations. Quiroga Law specializes in immigration law and has grown 313% in the last 3 years. SEPTEMBER 2017 / spokanecda.com

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philosopher Diogenes eloquently stated: “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” If true, our Spokane foundation strengthens by the day in the morning of our current Renaissance. Close to home for me, for example, Youth Leadership Spokane has tripled in interest over the past three years, supporting incredible geographic diversity of high school students from West Plains to Spokane Valley and Freeman to Deer Park. In a similar fashion, another local nonprofit, Generation Alive, is teaching kids to live the mantra: Sympathy + Action = Compassion. They are changing the lives of thousands of students as they help them identify their personal passion for service and empower them to do something. Our traditional education institutions are part of our rising youth movement as well. The new science laboratories, for example, at North Central High School put our Spokane Public School system on the national map for being cutting edge. Likewise, paradigm-breaking schools such as Pride Prep, the Community School and a revolutionary technical apprentice school, NEWTECH


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Skill Center, are all broadening the horizons of Spokane’s next generation. The best news is the rising tide is touching everyone, even our underserved youth. Spokane Valley’s The Hub continues to expand its after-school programs, supporting more and more families. Daybreak Youth Services, an invaluable resource helping youth beat substance abuse and treat mental health issues, is making long strides to give hope to many. Similarly, another vital youth resource, Excelsior Youth Center, skillfully integrates school and medical services to help a diverse group of youth find a means to live happy, healthy lives. As we celebrate our 20 Under 40 young leaders this month, please know our Spokane millennial bench is deep. Together, our community is devising a visionary Renaissance roadmap which includes our youth, and relies on our next generation to help write it. Yes, our Renaissance foundation remains strong because we collectively stand up for our youth. Col. Brian Newberry, USAF ret. is the executive director of Leadership Spokane and former Commander, 92 ARW, Fairchild AFB. SEPTEMBER 2017 / spokanecda.com

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The Essence of Life—and Love—in Plants

Parrish & Grove

HUMANS HAVE an innate tendency to seek

connections with nature. Many studies show our mental health— and even our physical health—improve when we are surrounded by plants. Chelsea Updegrove and Amanda Parrish have been drawn to the powers of the natural world and the beauty of botanicals throughout their personal and professional lives. Updegrove has worked in urban farming for years and was a master gardener and Parrish worked in environmental restoration with native plants and trees. In addition to their work in conservation, they combined their passions to create Parrish and Grove last November and now provide a botanical refuge to the community. “We offer exotic houseplants, single stem flowers, bouquets, wedding arrangements, and a build-your-own terrarium bar,” says Updegrove. “We are your local purveyor of botanical curiosities.” Parrish and Grove offers an edited and curated selection of plants, flowers and terrariums. They create wild floral arrangements, select interesting and unique plants that will enliven your indoor spaces, and offer cards and gifts. “We are the place to go

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when homogenous box-store plants and flowers bore you,” says Updegrove. “People wander in with this look of awe on their faces, like they just walked into a secret garden,” says Updegrove. “We are plant enthusiasts—plant nerds really—and it is really rewarding to share this love for plants and flowers with our customers.” Parrish & Grove Botanicals :19 W. Main Ave. , parrishandgrove.com

Psychology, Business and Health Sciences, the WellFit Spokane team brings a mix of formal education and practical experiences to the Spokane region. Practical experiences range from Physical SNAPSHOT OF SERVICES: Therapy, Fitness 3D Body Scan for Posture Analysis Coaching, Personal Diet and Nutrition Planning Training, Wellness Flexibility, Balance, Strength Training Counseling, Olympic Weight Management Lifting, and coaching Personalized Patient Programs Rowing—providing a rich Certified, Licensed and Insured tapestry of diverse skills Corrective Exercise Science and talents to draw upon 3D Bio-Metric Body Scanning Wellness/Sports Counseling when designing custom Olympic Lifting Coaching LifeSkills programs for Nutrition Counseling their clients. Certified Rowing Instructor “We love watching our Full-Time Kinesiologist clients and patients grow every day and seeing them accomplishing achievements they never dreamed were possible,” says Buchanan. “We love the ability to grow with them and bring more than just a sense of health and wellness, but a true sense of wellbeing.” WellFit Spokane LLC: 5204 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 242.3071 wellfitspokane.com


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here is a rule when giving CPR— when you are working to save someone’s life: you don’t stop until someone else can take over for you. The same rule applies to lawyers, who often hold the livelihood of their clients in their hands. “If you have the proper heart for others, it is an ethical obligation that once you begin caring for someone—once you take on a client and begin overseeing their case—you cannot stop representing them until you know they are in a safe place,” says my good friend and local family law attorney Jacqueline Porter of Jacqueline Porter Law. “It’s hard to say why each lawyer entered the profession, but lawyers stay lawyers—and become good lawyers—because their hearts and their brains connect,” says Porter. Where do you turn when you find yourself in need of legal counsel? How do you choose a legal professional whose head and heart have synced and know they’ll stay with you until you are in a safe place again? With the mission to pull together a list of attorneys who have the highest rankings in their

genre, we’ve partnered with Avvo again this year to bring you the 2017 list of Top Lawyers in Spokane. Hold on to this issue … because you never know when you might need the legal expertise—or representation—of one of these superstars. The lawyers on this list were not selected by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine, and are in no way determined by advertising. Avvo, Inc., a Seattle company that rates and profiles attorneys nationwide, has allowed our team access to their list of the top lawyers in Spokane. Attorneys are ranked according to Avvo’s proprietary algorithms, and the Avvo Rating is a score on a 10-point scale distilled from the raw rankings generated by Avvo. According to Avvo, “The Avvo Rating is our effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background, based on the information we know about the lawyer. The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a lawyer’s profile, including a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition—all factors that, in our opinion, are relevant to assessing a lawyer’s qualifications.”

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ADOPTION DENA ALLEN, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Burke Law Group PLLC burkelg.com

MARK IVERSON, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Mark R. Iverson P.S. Adoption & Guardianship Legal Services adoptionwa.com

APPEALS THOMAS JARRAD,10

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Office of Thomas G. Jarrad, PLLC servicememberlaw.com

BANKING

ELIZABETH MCBRIDE, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Elizabeth M. McBride, P.S. Corp lisamcbride.com

MICHAEL PAUKERT, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Paukert & Troppmann PLLC paukertlawgroup.com

BRENT SORENSON, 9.3

University of Tusla College of Law Brent Sorenson & Associates, P.C. brentsorensonlaw.com

MICHAEL KAPAUN, 9.1

University of Washington School of Law Witherspoon Kelley witherspoonkelley.com

BANKRUPTCY & DEBT JEREMY DAVIDSON, 10

Seattle University School of Law Davidson Backman Medeiros PLLC dbm-law.net

BARRY DAVIDSON, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Davidson Backman Medeiros PLLC dbm-law.net

DAVID EASH, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Ewing Anderson, P.S. Attorneys at Law ewinganderson.com

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CAR ACCIDENTS JAMES HILL, 10

Seattle University School of Law Russell & Hill, PLLC, Spokane Law Firm russellandhill.com

RICHARD LEWIS, 10

BUSINESS APRIL ANDERSON, 10

SARA MALEKI, 10

WILLIAM BUCKHOLDT, 10

J.J. THOMPSON, 10

GREGORY JOHNSON, 10

J. CRAIG SWAPP, 9.8

Gonzaga University School of Law Randall & Danskin, P.S. randalldanskin.com

University of Puget Sound School of Law Paine Hamblen, LLP painehamblen.com

Wake Forest University School of Law Winston & Cashatt Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “I work with and for my clients, giving them competent and practical counsel, building solutions, and helping to craft successful outcomes.”

New York University School of Law Lukins & Annis, P.S. lukins.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Richard Lewis Law, PC richardlewislaw.com

New York University School of Law Randall & Danskin, P.S. randalldanskin.com

ERIKA GRUBBS, 9.8

TYLER BLACK, 9.1

ALICIA LEVY, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law The Levy Law Firm, PLLC levy-lawfirm.com

GARY RANDALL, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law GLP Attorneys, P.S. Inc. glpattorneys.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Armitage & Thompson, PLLC law-wa.com

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Craig Swapp & Associates craigswapp.com

ADAM CHAMBERS, 9.7

Gonzaga University School of Law Foster Pepper, PLLC foster.com

University of Idaho College of Law Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee, PLLC workwith.com

CHILD CUSTODY

ERIC, SACHTJEN, 10

University of Oregon School of Law lawyer.com

University of Florida College of Law Paine Hamblen, LLP painehamblen.com

PETER WITHERSPOON, 10

University of Washington School of Law Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee, PLLC workwith.com

JAMES BLACK, 9.8

DOUGLAS HUGHES, 10

CIVIL RIGHTS BREEAN BEGGS, 10

University of Washington School of Law Paukert & Troppman PLLC paukertlawgroup.com

New York University School of Law Lukins & Annis, P.S. lukins.com

CLASS ACTION

JAMES WORKLAND, 9.8

Charleston School of Law Law Office of Boyd M. Mayo bmayolaw.com

Boston University School of Law Workland & Witherspoon, PLLC workwith.com

BOYD MAYO, 10

MATTHEW ZUCHETTO, 10

University of Washington School of Law Matthew J. Zuchetto, Attorney at Law washingtonclassaction.com


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EMLVO has attorneys who have been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and The American Board of Trial Advocates, and have also received an outstanding service Award from Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys. EMLVO has attorneys who belong to the Defense Research Institute, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Washington State Association for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, and the Planning Association of Washington. EMLVO has attorneys admitted to practice in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, and the Kalispel Tribal Court.

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Criminal Defense for Spokane

WHEN WE CAUGHT UP WITH STEVE GRAHAM (Law Offices of Steve Graham), he was about to start a criminal jury trial, but he took a

moment to talk to us about his law practice and to introduce his staff. “You have to see the matter from the point of view of the client” he explained. “When they come to us, their whole world is turned upside down. The client needs to know we are easily accessible and there for them.” Often this personalized attention can keep Graham on the phone into the late hours. “My family is patient with me – they understand how this business works.” Fortunately, he has the help of two associates in his office, Anthony Martinez and William Gieri. “We cover too large of an area for just one lawyer” Graham said. In the last year, the firm has done jury trials as far away as Bellingham and Seattle. In addition to criminal defense, the firm handles university expulsion cases throughout the Northwest. “Not everything is a criminal case,” Graham explains. “Other than the threat of jail time, nothing is quite as important as being able to finish school and completing a college degree.” Often school enrollment issues are intertwined with the high stakes world of college athletics and the prospect of professional sports. “You can’t get too starstruck,” Graham says of his more prominent clients. “You have to think of them just like any other student you are trying to keep in the classroom, or any other kid whose future you are protecting, even if their future is leading to the NFL.” Anthony Martinez, Graham’s associate, who joined the firm in 2013, says much of the firm’s work centers on jury trials. “Sometimes we get calls for probation violations or appeals” Martinez explains, “but that’s not the bulk of our practice. We look more for the cases where a person has a trial coming up.” William Gieri is the most recent associate to join the firm. All three graduated from Gonzaga School of Law. On a warm day in late August, the three lawyers were joking around and sharing stories about cases they had handled. “It is rewarding to know that you have made a difference in someone’s life” Graham explains. “We have dealt with people from all walks of life, and have enjoyed getting to know every one of them.” Graham explained that he started his career as a prosecutor in Seattle back in 1995. “I saw how the system can take advantage of someone if they can’t stand up for themselves” he said. Graham left prosecution in 2002 to go into private practice. “I’ve enjoyed being a defense lawyer” he said, “In private practice you get to pick and choose what you take and who you want to work with. I am my own boss, and that has worked well for me.”

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(509) 252-5048 | law-wa.com CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT JOHN BLACK, 10

University of Puget Sound School of Law Dunn Black & Robert, P.S. dunnandblack.com

JASON PISKEL, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Piskel Yahne Kovarik, PLLC pklawyers.com

RYAN YAHNE, 10

Pepperdine University School of Law Piskel Yahne Kovarik, PLLC pyklawyers.com

JOHN GUIN, 9.9

University of Oregon School of Law Law Office of John H. Guin, PLLC guinlaw.com

Experience | Dedication | Results Personal Injury, Business Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Landlord-Tenant, Administrative Agency Appeals

ROBERT CRICK, 9.7

Gonzaga University School of Law Robert Crick Law Firm, PLLC cricklawfirm.com

CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS

Nikalous Armitage Founding Member

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LISA BREWER Dedicated to complex family law & military family law litigation.

BEVERLY ANDERSON,10

University of Puget Sound School of Law Winston & Cashatt Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “Briefly speaking, we’re the best!”

FAMILY LAW

• Military Family Law • Property Division • Pension Division • Maintenance • Custody • Child Support • Domestic Violence

CRIMINAL DEFENSE DEAN CHUANG, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Crary, Clark, Domanico ccdlaw.com

AARON CRARY, 10

University of Idaho College of Law Crary, Clark, Domanico & Chuang ccdlaw.com

Lisa Brewer, Attorney

Credentials

• Fellowship, Cambridge University, England • Commissioner Pro Tem • Lecturer, WSBA Family Law Mid-Year CLE. The Military Family and Federal Law • Lecturer, Calculating Child Support in Military cases. Spokane County Bar Association.

(509) 325-3720 LBrewerLaw@msn.com • Lecturer, Ten Commandments of Military Family Law. WSBA Family Law Mid-Year CLE • Lecturer, Military Pension Division. Spokane County Bar Association. • Lecturer, Federal and State statutory overlay in Military Family Law. Center for Justice. • Lecturer, SCRA & Washington State SCRA. Washington Army

National Guard, 66-TAC. • Lecturer, Military Family Law. Spokane County Bar Association. • Lecturer, Ethical Dilemmas in Daily Practice. Spokane County Bar Association. • Lecturer, Family Law and Consumer Rights in Washington. Fairchild A.F.B. Family Programs.

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STEPHEN GRAHAM, 9.8

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Office of Steve Graham grahamdefense.com

ELLEN HENDRICK, 9.3

University of Washington School of Law Ellen Hendrick, PLLC ellenhendrick.com

DUI & DWI CHRIS BUGBEE, 10

KEVIN CURTIS, 10

McGeorge School of Law, University of Pacific Bugbee Law Office, P.S. bugbeelaw.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Winston & Cashatt Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “When Experience Matters.”

SEAN DOWNS, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Grecco Downs, PLLC greccodowns.com

JEFFRY FINER, 10

University of New Mexico School of Law Jeffry K. Finer, P.S. finer-bering.com

CARL HUEBER, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers winstoncashatt.com

KAREN LINDHOLDT, 10

University of Idaho College of Law Karen S. Lindholdt, PLLC justice204.wixsite.com

TIMOTHY NOTE, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Timothy Note Law timothynotelaw.com

CARL ORESKOVICH, 10

University of Montana School of Law Etter McMahon Lamberson Van Wert & Oreskovich P.C. ettermcmahon.com

CHRISTIAN PHELPS, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Office of Christian J. Phelps chrisphelpslaw.com

KARI REARDON, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law,19, Spokane County Public Defender’s Office spokanecounty.org

PHILLIP WETZEL, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Phillip J Wetzel Attorney at Law

JACQUELINE PORTER, 9.9

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Office of Jacqueline Porter jporterlaw.net

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LEWIS COONEY, 10 ZACHARY AYERS, 9.3

The University of North Dakota School of Law Ayers Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

BRANDON WEST, 9.3

Thomas M. Cooley Law School Law Office of Brandon West brandonwestlaw.com

MARK VOVOS, 9.1

Gonzaga University School of Law Mark E. Vovos, P.S. markvovos.com

DIVORCE & SEPARATION DAVID CROUSE, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law David J. Crouse & Associates, PLLC crouselawgroup.com

SHADAN KAPRI, 10

Univesity of British Columbia School of Law Kapri Law Firm spokane-family-law.com

ANDREA POPLAWKSI, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Poplawski Law poplawskilaw.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Cooney Law Offices, P.S. jcooney.com

DEANNA CRULL, 10

Trial Lawyers College Lutgen & Crull, PLLC lutgencrullattorneys.com

JOHN KIDD, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Kidd Defense PLLC kidd-defense.com

SENIT LUTGEN, 10

Trial Lawyers College and Gonzaga Law Lutgen & Crull, PLLC actionlegalgroupwa.com

SCOTT STAAB, 10

University of Puget Sound School of Law Staab Law PLLC staablaw.com

TAUDD HUME, 9

University of Montana School of Law Parsons/Burnett/Bjordahl/Hume, LLP pblaw.biz

ELDER LAW

JULIE TWYFORD, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Twyford Law Office twyfordlaw.com

JOHN BURKE, 9.9

Gonzaga University School of Law Burke Law Group PLLC burkelg.com

LYNN ST. LOUIS, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Partovi Law partovi.law

University of Washington School of Law Elder Law Group elderlawgroupwa.com “Estate Planning to Protect You and Your Assets from Long-Term Care Costs.”

GLENN TANNER, 9.6

PAUL KIRKPATRICK, 9

DAVID PARTOVI, 9.9

University of Montana School of Law Glenn E. Tanner lesshurtdivorce.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Kirkpatrick & Startzel, P.S. ks-lawyers.com


top attorneys / 2017 Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S.

SERVING RESIDENTS of Spokane, Eastern

Washington, and Idaho, Crary, Clark, Domanico, and Chuang, P.S., (CCD Law) is a leading personal injury and criminal defense law firm in our region. CCD Law is the go-to firm for major negligence claims. They’ve been voted one of Spokane’s best firms every year since 2005 by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine. Offering their clients more than 65 years of effective legal advocacy, lawyers Robert Crary, James Domanico, Dean Chuang, and Aaron Crary comprise the professional and dedicated team at the law firm. Standing up for the rights of negligence victims, this practice has been committed to individualized, personal service to the Spokane community since 1948. When you have been hurt in an accident, skilled personal injury attorneys Robert Crary, James Domanico, and Aaron Crary are prepared to help you recover by holding the negligent party responsible for your injuries. CCD Law has achieved millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for their injured clients. With an extensive understanding of state and federal criminal justice systems, experienced lawyers Dean Chuang and Aaron Crary have aggressively advocated the rights of clients to achieve the most

favorable outcomes. The legal team at CCD Law always works to make themselves available and accessible to the community. Sometimes, a person may not have a claim worth pursuing, but they always do their best to evaluate the case and advise them to the best of their abilities. When you have been seriously injured in an accident or charged with a crime, it is crucial to seek the professional assistance of a competent attorney who can help you understand your legal options and ultimately protect your rights. Having effectively assisted nearly 20,000 clients over the past three decades, CCD Law has rightfully earned a reputation as a reliable, professional and knowledgeable legal resource. CCD LAW Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Criminal Defense, Probate 9417 E. Trent Ave. (509) 850-3118 ccdlaw.com  SEPTEMBER 2017 / spokanecda.com

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PHILIP CARSTENS, 10

Employment discrimination/wrongful termination Medical, oral surgical negligence Elder abuse/nursing home neglect Whistleblower claims

New York University School of Law Foster Pepper, PLLC foster.com

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR KELLER ALLEN, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Keller W. Allen, P.C. kellerallen.com

EMILY ARNESON, 10

University of Washington School of Law, lawyers.com

JENAE BALL, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Randall & Danskin, P.S. randalldanskin.com • 2017 Best Lawyers in America - Since 2001 • 2017 US News & World Report - Best Law Firms, Medical Malpractice (Since 2013) & Employment Litigation • 2017 National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Since 2011 • 2017 AVVO - "Superb" Rating - Since 2012 • 2017 Washington Super Lawyers - Since 2001 • Washington's Top 50 Women Attorneys WA Super Lawyers- 2014

• 2017 Top 10 National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys • Best Lawyers in America - Spokane's Medical Malpractice Plaintiff's Lawyer of the Year- 2014 • Mergers & Aquisition International Labor & Employment Law Firm of the Year- 2013 • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year, Labor & Employment Litigation for Spokane, WA- 2012 • Fellow - Litigation Counsel of America since 2007

ANDREW BIVIANO, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law, Paukert & Troppman PLLC paukertlawgroup.com

MICHAEL CHURCH, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Stamper Rubens, P.S. stamperlaw.com

MICHELLE FOSSUM, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law, Sayre Sayre & Fossum, P.S. sayrelaw.com

MICHAEL FRANKLIN, 10

University of Oregon School of Law Lukins & Annis, P.S. lukins.com

Phone: 509.245.3522 www.MarySchultzLaw.com • E-mail: mary@mschultz.com

the law office of

Jacqueline Porter Family Law Criminal Defense Bankruptcy Landlord/Tenant (509) 747-1817 | jporterlaw . net 421 W. Riverside Ave, Suite 707

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SCOTT GINGRAS, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Winston & Cashatt Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “I am dedicated to putting my clients first, and reaching a successful resolution for all of my clients’ legal problems.”

LAWRENCE KUZNETZ, 10

Hofstra University School of Law Powell, Kuznetz & Parker, P.S. spokanelitigationlawyers.com


Champion of the Underdog: TIM NOTE has stood up to bullies and has been a champion of the

underdog his entire life. “Being a criminal defense lawyer allows me to fight those battles professionally,” he says of the inspiration behind his practice, The Law Office of Timothy Note. Note began his practice 13 years ago and has remained fierce in his laser focus on his clients and their needs, ensuring he stays accessible to those he represents. “If you hire me, you get me, not an intern or an associate.” The most exciting moments for him are always after hearing a jury foreman read the words: NOT GUILTY. Note appreciates knowing when he has truly helped someone—whether it be winning a case, guiding them through a terrifying time in their life, or helping them make better life choices. “I find it all rewarding,” he says. “When I run into a former client and they are now doing well in life, it puts a spring in my step that lasts for days.”

The Law Office of Timothy Note Washington State Criminal Defense 901 N. Adams St. (509) 328-8800 / timothynotelaw.com

Attorney Tim Note

top attorneys / 2017 Legal Services Based on Hard Work, Trust, and Solid Results KATHRYN R. MCKINLEY

and Gregory S. Johnson, along with Frederic G. Emry, II, and Eric J. Sachtjen epitomize the standard of quality legal services they uphold at Paine Hamblen. With 20 attorneys and regional offices in Spokane and Tri-Cities, they offer a broad range of practice areas that meet the diverse needs of their clients. Paine Hamblen’s legacy began more than 120 years ago as one of the leading firms serving Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Although they are committed to maintaining long-held traditions of excellence, high ethical standards and a strong sense of community, nothing about their firm is oldfashioned. They take a fresh approach with creative, innovative ideas with a tenacious attention to service. Whether you’re an individual or Fortune 1000 company, a local business or an international start-up, their goal is to develop long-term client relationships based on hard work, trust and solid results. Paine Hamblen 717 W. Sprague Ave. (509) 455-6000 / painehamblen.com

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Paine Hamblen LLP

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MICHAEL LOVE, 10

Willamette University College of Law Michael Love Law, PLLC michaellovelaw.com

THOMAS MCLANE, 10

George Washington University Law Center Randall & Danskin, P.S. randalldanskin.com

MICHAEL MCMAHON, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Etter McMahon Lamberson Van Wert & Oreskovich P.C. ettermcmahon.com

MICHAEL NIENSTEDT, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Witherspoon Kelley witherspoonkelley.com

BRIAN REKOFKE, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Witherspoon Kelley witherspoonkelley.com

EOWEN ROSENTRATER, 10

WILLIAM SYMMES, 10

GARY BRAJCICH, 9

SUSAN TROPPMANN, 10

FAMILY

Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law Witherspoon Kelley witherspoonkelley.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Paukert & Troppman PLLC pt-law.com

RONALD VAN WERT, 10

University of California, Hastings College of Law Etter McMahon Lamberson Van Wert & Oreskovich P.C. ettermcmahon.com

CHRISTOPHER KERLEY, 9.9

Gonzaga University School of Law Evans, Craven & Lackie, P.S. ecl-law.com

THADDEUS O’SULLIVAN, 9.6

Gonzaga University School of Law Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee, PLLC workwith.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Witherspoon Brajcich Mcphee, PLLC workwith.com

ANGEL BASE, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Angel M. Base, Attorney at Law

LISA BREWER, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Office of Lisa E. Brewer

DENNIS D.C. CRONIN, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law D.C. Cronin dccronin.com

MATTHEW FISCHER, 10

Pepperdine University School of Law Burke Law Group PLLC burkelg.com

KAREN SCHWEIGERT, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Eowen S. Rosentrater, Attorney at Law eowenlawoffice.com

ESTATE PLANNING

Pepperdine University School of Law Addams & Leavitt, PLLC addamsleavitt.com

MILTON ROWLAND, 10

STEVEN ANDERSON, 10

GARY STENZEL, 10

CHRISTOPHER CRAGO, 10

KENNETH ZIGLER, 10

FREDERIC EMRY, 10

MARLA HOSKINS, 9.5

PAUL FITZPATRICK, 10

CONSTANCE SHIELDS, 9.2

Gonzaga University School of Law Foster Pepper, PLLC foster.com

University of Florida College of Law Stamper Rubens, P.S. stamperlaw.com

University of Washington School of Law Crago Law Office, PLLC mcneicewheeler.com

New York University School of Law Paine Hamblen, LLP painehamblen.com

KAMMI SMITH, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Winston & Cashatt Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “I am here to help employers and employees navigate employment law—including wage and hour issues, employment contracts, severance agreements, employment policies, and discrimination.”

H. DOUGLAS SPRUANCE, 10

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law Feltman, Gebhardt, Greer & Zeimantz, P.S. fggzlaw.com

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University of Flordia, Fedric G. Levin College of Law Foster Pepper, PLLC foster.com

DONALD QUERNA, 10

New York University School of Law Randall & Danskin, P.S. randalldanskin.com

RIAL MOULTON, 9.5

Seattle University School of Law Moulton Law Offices moultonlaw.com

Gary R. Stenzel, P.S. Gonzaga University School of Law familylawspokane.com

Western New England College School of Law Burke Law Group PLLC burkelg.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Ewing Anderson, P.S. Attorneys at Law ewinganderson.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Constance Shields Law, LLC constanceshieldslaw.com

ELIZABETH KENNAR, 9.1

University of Washington School of Law Red Lion Hotels Corporation summitlaw.com

JULIE WATTS, 9.7

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Office of Paul B. Mack paulbmack.com


Standing for Veterans & Victims of Personal Injury THOMAS J. FARRELL’S father was an attorney and as a child,

he was interested, and proud of his dad’s work. “I have always been fascinated by history and how the law influences every part of our lives, no matter who you are, or what you do for a living,” he says. “The law puts us all on a level playing field.” As a sole practitioner, Farrell’s clients are his number one priority. “We are a team, and our mutual success is dependent upon that teamwork,” he says. Farrell Law Office, PS represents people who are fighting large corporations whether it be someone injured in a car accident versus a billion dollar insurance company, veterans fighting for benefits against the government, or someone against a company that has wrongfully fired them or withheld wages. He was named Veterans Benefits Attorney of the Year in 2016, a Top 40 under 40, and a Top Attorney this year. His proudest moments involve working with veterans. “Some of these brave men and women have been waiting for decades to receive their benefits,” says Farrell. “We recently secured full benefits for a veteran who had been fighting for them since the Korean War. My office was able to track down evidence and hire expert witnesses for use in front of the Board of Veterans Appeals. It’s a heartbreaking situation and I am honored to stand for the men and women who stand for us and our freedom.” Farrell Law Office, PS Veterans Disability Benefits and Personal Injury 921 W. Broadway, Ste. 301 (509) 326-8387 / tfarrell@tomfarrell-law.com

A Beacon of Light in Elder Law & Estate Planning

Farrell Law Office, PS

top attorneys / 2017

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

in the community and helping people were two reasons Holland McBurns became an attorney. Evergreen Elder Law focuses on estate planning, probate and assisting clients and their families with accessing long-term care benefits without going broke. Holland takes a teamcentered and holistic approach to helping families resolve these issues. Because elder law requires great attention to detail and follow through, Holland receives the most satisfaction from her work when she has successfully helped a family achieve a happy resolution to their legal issue. Recently, Holland has authored a book on elder law and estate planning in Washington State using her vast knowledge and experience in this area of the law. As a way to give back to the elderly community she intends to disseminate this for free in the hopes that is will help people better understand their options as they think about their long-term care and estate planning goals.  To help more people, Holland has grown her team of staff to seven, including another attorney, legal assistants, paralegals, a firm administrator, and a client engagement specialist.   “I am proud of the team we have been able to recruit,” says Holland. “With such an exceptional team, we are able to provide our clients with equally exceptional services and results. It is beyond satisfying to be able to work alongside them and to offer our clients unparalleled service.” Evergreen Elder Law Elder Law and Estate Planning 621 W. Mallon, Suite 306 / (509) 220-2620 / evergreenelderlaw.com 

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Top 100 Selection by Super Lawyers Magazine

Congratulations Kelly! Selected as one of the overall Top 100 Lawyers in Washington state and the only one from Eastern Washington. Listed in “Best Lawyers in America”

Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine “Spokane’s Best Lawyers/Top Attorneys” 2010–2017

FEDERAL CRIME JOHN MCENTIRE, 10

National Crime Defense College-Mercer Law School Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho fd.org

FINANCIAL MARKETS & SERVICES PETER MOYE, 9.8

Gonzaga University School of Law Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee, PLLC workwith.com

GOVERNMENT PATRICK JOHNSON, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Patrick T Johnson, JR lawyers.law.cornell.edu

GLORIA OCHOA-BRUCK, 10

University of Idaho College of Law City of Spokane spokanecity.org

GUARDIANSHIP

Keller W. Allen

Admitted in Washington & Idaho

EMPLOYMENT LAW w w w. Kel lerA l len . c om

LISA MALPASS, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Winston & Cashatt Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “Doing the right things for the right reasons.”

HEALTH CARE COURTNEY GARCEA, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Evans, Craven & Lackie, P.S. ecl-law.com

Megan M. Lewis, JD, LL.M. Attorney

> Estate Planning + Wills > Probate/Trust Administration > Business + Tax Megan has 10 years experience practicing estate planning, trusts, probate, business and tax law.

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TERESA SHERMAN, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Paukert & Troppmann, PLLC paukertlawgroup.com

MARY GIANNINI, 9.8

University of Idaho College of Law lawyers.com


Top Row From Left to Right: Matt Andersen, Beverly Anderson, Patrick Cronin, Kevin Curtis, Darren Digiacinto, Scott Gingras, Erika Grubbs Bottom Row From Left to Right: Michael Howard, Collette Leland, Lisa Malpass, Kammi Mencke Smith, Elizabeth Tellessen, Tyler Whitney

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IMMIGRATION HECTOR QUIROGA, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Quiroga Law Office, PLLC quirogalawoffice.com

INSURANCE JANELLE CARNEY, 10

Arizona State University College of Law GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc. glpattorneys.com

RICHARD SAYRE, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Sayre, Sayre & Fossum, P.S. sayrelaw.com

BRAD SMITH, 10

University of Washington School of Law Ewing Anderson, P.S. Attorneys at Law ewinganderson.com

RYAN BEST, 9

Baylor University School of Law Best Law, PLLC bestlawspokane.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Piskel Yahne Kovarik, PLLC pyklawyers.com

LANDLORD & TENANT JAMES STUDT, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law James L. Studt Law Office StudtLaw.com

LAWSUITS & DISPUTES LISA DICKINSON, 10

COLLETTE LELAND, 10

University of Washington School of Law Dickinson Law Firm, PLLC dickinsonlawfirm.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Winston & Cashatt Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “Each day I bring my love of learning and problem-solving to work to help my clients.”

LITIGATION

JAMES MCPHEE, 10

KENT DOLL, 9.5

Gonzaga University School of Law Ewing Anderson, P.S. Attorneys at Law ewinganderson.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee, PLLC workwith.com

KIRK MILLER, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Kirk D. Miller, P.S. millerlawspokane.com

JOHN GIESA, 9.2

Gonzaga University School of Law Reed & Giesa, P.S.

NICHOLAS KOVARIK, 10

C. MATT ANDERSEN,10

SUSAN NELSON, 10

Case Western Reserve University School of Law Dunn & Black, P.S. dunnandblack.com

REID JOHNSON, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Lukins & Annis, P.S. lukins.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Winston & Cashatt Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “Forty years of practice has taught me to help clients focus on what the law can fix, so we can work together to solve the right problems.”

DANIEL WADKINS, 10

BRADLEY CROCKETT, 10

University of Washington School of Law Wolff, Hislop, & Crockett whc-attorneys.com

TROY NELSON, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Lee & Hayes, PLLC leehayes.com

WHITNEY STOWE, 9.9

AARON GOFORTH, 10

KEVIN ROBERTS, 10

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Michigan State University College of Law Foster Pepper, PLLC foster.com

JUVENILE LAW RANDI JOHNSON, 9.8

Lewis and Clark Law School Lilac City Law lilaccitylaw.com

LAND USE & ZONING MEGAN SENNETT, 9.5

Gonzaga University School of Law Wolff, Hislop & Crockett, PLLC whc-attorneys.com

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William & Mary Law School, Davidson Backman Medeiros PLLC dbm-law.net

ROBIN HAYNES, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law GIANT Legal, PLLC giantlegal.net

STEVEN HUGHES,10

Gonzaga University School of Law Ewing Anderson, P.S. Attorneys at Law ewinganderson.com

WILLIAM HYSLOP, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Lukins & Annis, P.S. lukins.com

JOHN NELSON, 10

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Foster Pepper, PLLC foster.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Randall & Danskin, P.S. randalldanskin.com

University of Idaho College of Law Roberts Freebourn, PLLC

ERIC ROTH, 10

University of Washington School of Law Roth Law Offices

DANIEL STOWE, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Offices of Raymond W. Schutts

GEANA VAN DESSEL, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Lee & Hayes PLLC leehayes.com

MATTHEW CROTTY, 9.9

Gonzaga University School of Law Crotty & Son Law Firm, PLLC crottyandson.com


ROBERT DUNN, 9.9

Gonzaga University School of Law Dunn Black & Roberts P.S. dunnandblack.com

MEDIATION FRANK HOOVER, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Offices of Frank Hoover, P.S. frankhoover.com

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

STEPHEN HASKELL, 9.8

Gonzaga University School of Law Stephen Haskell Law Offices haskellaw.com

STEPHEN SENNETT, 9.4

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Firm of Keller W. Allen, P.C. avvo.com

RYAN BEAUDOIN, 10

DARREN DIGIACINTO, 9.6

Gonzaga University School of Law Witherspoon Kelley witherspoonkelley.com

Seattle University School of Law Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “One cannot counsel and guide if one does not listen first.”

WILLIAM ETTER, 10

MICHAEL ADDAMS, 9.3

MARK KAMITOMO, 10

MATTHEW RUSSELL, 9.2

STEPHEN LAMBERSON, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Addams & Leavitt, PLLC addamsleavitt.com

Hamline University School of Law Russell & Hill, PLLC russellandhill.com

STEPHANIE TAYLOR, 9

University of Florida/Gonzaga University School of Law Randall Danskin P.S. randalldanskin.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Etter McMahon Lamberson Van Wert & Oreskovich P.S. ettermcmahon.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Markam Group Inc., O.S. markamgrp.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Etter McMahon Lamberson Van Wert & Oreskovich P.C. ettermcmahon.com

TYLER WHITNEY, 9.3

Gonzaga University School of Law Winston & Cashatt Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “Every day I wake up and love what I do—helping both for-profit and nonprofit businesses and employers achieve success through creative problem-solving and confident advocacy.”

MARY SCHULTZ, 10

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PATENT APPLICATION

JEFFREY GALLOWAY 9.7

Gonzaga University School of Law Etter, McMahon, Lamberson, Van Wert & Oreskovich, PC. ettermcmahon.com

DEEPAK MALHOTRA, 10

Marquette University Law School Malhotra Law Firm, PLLC patentsusa.com

PERSONAL INJURY MATTHEW ALBRECHT, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Albrecht Law PLLC trialappeallaw.com

NIKALOUS ARMITAGE, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Armitage & Thompson, PLLC law-wa.com

EDWARD BRUYA, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Bennett Bigelow & Leedom

ROBERT CRARY, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Crary, Clark, Domanico & Chuang ccdlaw.com

RYAN POOLE, 9.7 MICHAEL HOWARD, 10

University of Idaho College of Law Winston & Cashatt Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “When people ask me what kind of lawyer I am, I can’t help but reply ‘a damn good one.’”

BRUCE LAMBRECHT, 10

Goertz & Lambrecht, PLLC Gonzaga University School of Law goertzlambrecht.com

JOHN R. LAYMAN, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Layman Law Firm, PLLP laymanlawfirm.com

WESLEY MORTENSEN, 10

Brigham Young University—J. Reuben Clark Law School Craig Swapp & Associates craigswapp.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Winston & Cashatt Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “Your case, our cause.”

WILLIAM GILBERT, 10

Gerry Spencer Trial Lawyers College Gilbert Law Firm wagilbert.com

ROBERT HAHN, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Robert C. Hahn, III, P.S. rhahn.com

JOSEPH BLUMEL, 9.4

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Office of Joseph A. Blumel III, P.S. blumellaw.com

BRYAN WHITAKER, 9.3

Gonzaga University School of Law Bryan P. Whitaker, Attorney at Law whitakerattorney.com

PATRICK FANNIN, 9.2

Gonzaga University School of Law Fannin Litigation Groups, P.S. fanninlaw.com

MEGAN CLARK, 9

KAITLIN ROACH, 10

PROBATE

Gonzaga University School of Law GLP Attorneys, P.S. Inc glpattorneys.com

CYNTHIA SCHWARTZ, 10

University of Oregon School of Law Cynthia L. Schwartz, P.S. cynthialschwartz.com

GEOFFREY SWINDLER, 10

University of Washington School of Law Law Office of Geoffrey D. Swindler swindlerlaw.com

JAMES DOMANICO, 9.9

Gonzaga University School of Law Crary, Clark, Domanico & Chuang ccdlaw.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Eymann, Allison, Hunter, Jones, P.S. eahjlaw.com

THOMAS FARRELL, 9.7

Gonzaga University School of Law Tom Farrell Law tomfarrell-law.com spokanecda.com / SEPTEMBER 2017

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Office of Paul B. Mack paulbmack.com

Gonzaga University School of Law Etter, McMahon, Lamberson, Van Wert & Oreskovich, P.C. ettermcmahon.com

RICHARD EYMANN, 9.9

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KATHLEEN PAUKERT, 10

University of Washington School of Law Paukert & Troppmann PLLC aukertlawgroup.com

PATRICK CRONIN, 10

University of Idaho College of Law Dunn Black & Roberts P.S. dunnandblack.com

AMY GOERTZ,10

Gonzaga University School of Law Goertz & Lambrecht PLLC goertzlambrecht.com

HOLLAND MCBURNS,10

Gonzaga University School of Law Evergreen Elder Law evergreenelderlaw.com

LEVI LILJENQUIST, 9.2

University of Washington School of Law Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee, PLLC workwith.com

KRISTINA, RALLS, 9

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt

PUBLIC & TAX EXEMPT FINANCE JEFFREY NAVE, 10

University of Califonia College of Law Foster Pepper, PLLC foster.com


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JESSICA ALLEN, 9.8

University of Florida College of Law Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee, PLLC workwith.com

REAL ESTATE THOMAS BASSETT, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Foster Pepper, PLLC foster.com

NICHOLAS GEORGE, 10

University of Puget Sound Law Office of Nicholas George spokane-dui-lawyer.net

KATHYRN MCKINLEY, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Paine Hamblen, LLP painehamblen.com

SPENCER STROMBERG, 10

University of Washington School of Law Lucent Law PLLC lucentlaw.com

BRETT SULLIVAN, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Lucent Law PLLC lucentlaw.com

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Business meetings, individual interviews, boardroom to classroom, this facility serves the Inland Northwest with formal, superb technology, and multimediatraining excellence. Be amazed at the interactive state-of-the-art, high-definition equipment and experience the professional amenities, services, and capabilities available here. The professional video conferencing can connect you live, faceto-face, and give a truly "global reach" to your meeting or conference.

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ELIZABETH TELLESSEN , 10

Golden Gate University School of Law Winston & Cashatt Lawyers winstoncashatt.com “Confidently putting my knowledge, experience, and diligence to work to protect the property rights and interests of my clients.”

GARTH BERGH, 9

University of Washington School of Law Law Office of GN Bergh gnbergh.com

SECURITIES OFFERINGS RICHARD REPP, 9

University of Idaho Witherspoon Kelley witherspoonkelley.com


SOCIAL SECURITY

Dunn & Black, p.s.

(509) 455-8711

MICHAEL THOMPSON, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Michael G. Thompson Attorney at Law, PLLC

SOCIAL SECURITY MARKUS LOUVIER, 9.7

Gonzaga University School of Law Evans, Craven & Lackie, P.S.

TAX DAVID KULISCH, 10

Western State College of Law Randall Danskin P.S. randalldanskin.com

GAIR PETRIE, 10

s e l e ct e d an d honor e d

as

Best Law Firm

by U.S. News & World

Report for 2013-2016

Construction - Business and Personal Injury Litigation - Labor/Employment - Eminent Domain/ Condemnation - Insurance and Real Estate Disputes.

University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law Randall & Danskin, P.S. randalldanskin.com

Bob Dunn

KAREN SAYRE, 10

"Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News and World Report

Gonzaga University School of Law Sayre & Sayre, P.S. sayrelaw.com

TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT RHETT BARNEY, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Lee & Hayes, PLLC leehayes.com

WORKERS COMPENSATION MICHAEL PONTAROLO, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Delay, Curran, Thompson, Pontarolo & Walker, P.S. delayandcurran.com

WORKERS COMPENSATION RONDI THORP, 10

Gonzaga University School of Law Meyer Thorp Attorneys at Law, PLLC meyerthorp.com

THOMAS DORAN, 9.1

Gonzaga University School of Law Law Office of Thomas L. Doran tdoranlaw.com

Selected and honored as 2014 Spokane Litigation - Labor & Employment Super Lawyer – Washington Law & Politics 2005-2017

Selected and honored as Best Lawyer by U.S. News and World Report for 2013-2017

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Top Attorney in Washington – Seattle Met magazine July 2013 AVVO Superb Rating

Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine “Spokane’s Best Lawyers” 2003-2017

John Black

Selected and honored as Best Lawyer by U.S. News and World Report for 2013-2017

2013-2016 Super Lawyer – Washington Law & Politics AVVO Superb Rating

Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine “Spokane’s Best Lawyers" 2015-2017

Susan Nelson

2013 and 2014 Rising Star Super Lawyer – Washington Law & Politics 2013 and 2014 Top Women Lawyers AVVO Superb Rating

2015 AVVO Client’s Choice Award

Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine “Spokane’s Best Lawyers” 2011–2017

Ryan Poole

2017 Rising Star Super Lawyer – Washington Law & Politics Top 40 Under 40 – The National Trial Lawyers 2015

Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine “Spokane’s Best Lawyers” 2016-2017

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R. ALAN BROWN, INC.

INTERIOR DESIGN full service commercial and residential design firm + showroom

FOR 60 YEARS R. ALAN BROWN INTERIORS has relied on

YEARSOF DESIGN

a multitude of design resources to create beautiful spaces throughout the Pacific Northwest, Montana, and California. However, none have been more important than our local community. We want to sincerely thank everyone for allowing us a place in Inland Empire history. Many design firms have come and gone through the years and we are touched and grateful for the opportunity to continue to be a strong part of the interior design industry for this area. If you are looking for an interior designer that is easy to work with, listens to your ideas, and utilizes our vast experience and resources to create an interior that exceeds your expectations, please call us today. From a single room to an entire home or office, we can help your design dreams become reality. Sincerely, Travis, Dori, & Christophe

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A Schoolhouse

ack to school decorations bring sweet, nostalgic thoughts about days gone by. Just the smell of crayons, Number Two pencils, and glue warms my heart.  Setting up a display on your front porch or in your entryway evokes a back to school spirit getting those young ones off to a great start … back to time with friends, meeting new teachers, and the building excitement for the adventure of another school year. photo by Kayleen Gill at kayleengill.com styling by Diane Corppetts at whitepicketfence.co Decorations provided by Rare and Retro Vintage, 27 W. Indiana Ave. | (509) 863-5762

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Change in the Air:

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ornings start cooler and more folks reach for sleeves when the sun dips down in the evening. Retail shelves once amply stocked with school supplies lay bare and picked over, while eager students arrange and rearrange them neatly in new backpacks.

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Fall is upon us. A change of seasons means a change of scenery as children shift from lazy lakeside days to the classroom bustle. The new season for the Schreiner family holds more than a handful of change in

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store. For one, Kyle and Kristina are expecting their third baby late fall. The babe will join Bristol, who is five, and Brody, two and the newest member of the family—a German shepherd puppy named Kaos. “He brings chaos to our life, because apparently we didn’t have enough,” says Kristina, who, in addition to building a new home, has also found time to launch her Coeur d’Alene-based interior design business, Nest Design, since the couple relocated from Seattle last year.


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A job transfer propelled the move, yet with enough advance notice the Schreiners were able to start researching homes and property a year prior to relocating. Having just completed a full remodel on their westside home, the couple knew they

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did not want to commit to that route again. Especially with Kristina pregnant with their second at the time. They began searching for a lot to build from scratch specifically to their taste and style. When searching lots around Lake Coeur d’Alene, the Schreiners initially believed they would end up on the south side of the lake. However, a chance encounter brought them to Forest Lake at Mullan Trail, a new development just five minutes east of downtown Coeur


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d’Alene off the freeway. The generous lot sizes with natural separation between neighbors appealed to the Schreiners, who purchased a lot tucked up on a hill with expansive lake views. The 2016 Parade of Homes tour allowed

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the Schreiners to meet with several builders, though they found the traditional Northwest style did not match their more urban taste. Yet one builder, Axiom Homes, stood out. Kristina says they appreciated the aesthetic of the company’s farmhouse-driven design mixed with urban elements, and felt confident it wouldn’t be a fight to have their designs implemented should they partner up. Jeremiah Steckman, owner of Axiom, says in-house design services are a fundamental part


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of the company, adding that the Axiom team is accustomed to marrying clients’ Pinterest boards with budget constraints. A designer herself, Kristina is more than familiar with design trends and wanted to create a home encompassing the popular

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farmhouse style, yet pushing the boundaries beyond the traditional mold. The Axiom Meadowbrook floor plan offered a significant number of windows (and thus natural light), farmhouse elements (the most obvious being a large shop, just off the garage, that replicates a barn on the exterior) and an openness to the four bed, three and a half bath plan that coincided with the Schreiners’ taste and provided a base for the home vision. “The design is an intentionally contemporary farmhouse with an urban feel,” says Steck-


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man. He adds that it’s been very well received so far, providing a nice alternative to the the traditional Northwest style layering a variety of timbers, which he lovingly refers to as brown-on-brown. Steckman and team launched Axiom Homes in 2013, delivering

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a contemporary alternative to Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. The Schreiners upgraded the 3,203 square foot Meadowbrook plan to incorporate more contemporary elements like metal roof accents, hardware and garage doors. They also replaced some traditional farmhouse elements with more surprising design trends mixing in an urban feel. Gray, rather than white tile, provide the farmhouse staple kitchen backsplash. A roll-up garage door extends the dining space to a covered patio and sweeping lake views.


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Yet white is still the dominant color throughout the home, which offers a minimal peaceful palette that sometimes provides a much needed contrast to the busy life of a family with two kids under five and one on the way.

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“My life is crazy and I have a dog named Kaos so I like things to be white and bright,� says Kristina. She adds that people are often surprised she has a white couch, but it’s fared just fine for the last five years. The open format suits a bustling family well. Kristina can work in the kitchen while keeping an eye on the kids in the living room, or entertaining guests in the adjacent dining area. High ceilings, white walls and generous windows heighten the expansive feel of the home.


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created from authentic barn wood by The Prairie Barn in Rathdrum, provide a fun portal to the den and master bathroom. Simplicity prevails in the kitchen, where white cupboard doors face

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larger appliances and ample storage room conceals a host of supplies. Dishwashers flank the traditional white farmhouse sink, the top and bottom racks separated into drawers faced with white wood seamlessly blending in with the surrounding cabinetry. Countertops constructed of threeinch quartz resembling marble lend a strong clean urban vibe to the kitchen, jiving well with farmhouse accents like open barn wood shelving hosting Mason jars. Two wings extend off each side of the main kitchen/dining/living room area. The master suite, strategically

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placed in a separate wing from other bedrooms for maximum privacy, is a cozy nook with vaulted ceilings and an expansive window inviting in ample natural light to amplify the space. Heated flooring adds simple luxury to the master bath, a serene escape

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where whites blend with subtle grays. White hexagonal tiles convene around a design of tiles mimicking a rug inlay, with just enough design to add a quiet amount of contrast to the space. White cabinets and marblesque quartz echo elements from the kitchen. A free-standing tub beckons for a peaceful soak in the serene space, set against a large picture window offering expansive views inspiring reflection. A walk in-closet includes ample storage space and shelving, with the added luxury of a


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far end of the home. Splitting the space between them is a predominately white bathroom where size, rather than color, offers contrast. Tiny white hexagonal floor tiles run into larger of the same composing the backsplash. Caged lights hang above dual farmhouse sinks adding subtle farmhouse flair. A retro first aid cabinet provides both function and an artistic pop of art above the toilet. Bristol and Brody have come and gone throughout the interview, sometimes returning with


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KITCHENS: 1. White and gray painted cabinets dominate kitchen color schemes and show no signs of slowing down, especially gray. Blue painted and high gloss cabinets are emerging. For overall color schemes, blue as well as black are emerging. White kitchens are always a safe bet, but I recommend mixing countertop or cabinet materials and to keep the space interesting; incorporate light and dark materials for contrast. 2. Two-toned kitchens are gaining in popularity. Also mixing it up: materials and metals, across surfaces and as accents. 3. Furniture-look pieces, rollouts and pullouts and under cabinet lighting (LED) are among the most popular kitchen cabinet features. Use of crown molding is declining—clean lines are here to stay. Accents of rustic and reclaimed woods in the mix are awesome.


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3. Undermount bathroom sinks are most desirable, with popularity of pedestal and vessel sinks continuing to wane. Trough sinks are emerging—I love these and see them as timeless—especially in dual sink secondary bathrooms. 4. Free-standing or soaking tubs are replacing traditional or whirlpool tubs. 5. White fixtures are trending up, while bone/bisque colored fixtures are trending down. Brushed brass and gold (the new version) are emerging faucet finishes. You can even find them in box stores now. The most popular amenities for a bathroom are related to safety and comfort. So consider comfort heights, shower seats, lighting in showers and no-threshold showers. One of my personal favorites is the addition of power outlets located in drawers or vanity cabinets to unobtrusively power blow dryers, curling irons, shavers, electrical toothbrushes and more. Easy maintenance features are great and, of course with our colder climates, who wouldn’t want radiant floor heating? We are blessed to have such an abundance of choices in fixtures and finishes for kitchens and bathrooms today. With so many ways of incorporating our own personal styles into current trends, we can create beautiful, stylish spaces to use and enjoy for many years to come. Sylvia Dunn is founder and owner of Home Staging Works, Inc. which partners with many of the region’s most successful realtors, builders and developers. She also teaches Staging and Redesign Certification classes helping others achieve their dreams to work and start up their own careers and companies. homestagingworks.com


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Along with the seasons, motorsports in Spokane seems to be at a crossroads. Stateline Speedway is being acquired by an out of town auto dealership. Autosource is expected to close the transaction on that track in the coming months. They have made statements that the track will remain open with new and

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exciting changes.   Spokane Raceway Park opened in 1974 and consists of a quarter-mile drag strip, a 2.3-mile road course, and a half-mile oval track. The track was owned and operated by Orville Moe and his family for decades but that came to an abrupt end in 2006 when the track was embroiled in controversy

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By far my worst personality trait while oddly enough being my ultimate super power. Dabbling in the arts of procrastination began for me in the late 90s while I attended EWU. It was the perfect environment to test how far I could push the envelope of enjoying my social life to the maximum extent possible while fine tuning how far I could push my professors yet staying in their good graces so I could graduate and become a productive member of society. The art of procrastination has also served me well in motherhood. I have mastered to put off science fair projects to the last minute and still helped my son pull the project together on the morning of the fair to earn a second place ribbon. I have also been known to handle my holiday shopping at midnight on Christmas Eve. My kids will never know how close they’ve come to waking on Christmas morning to find their gifts wrapped in Target shopping bags. Professionally, I procrastinate as well. Some of my best proposals and submissions have been electronically uploaded

with as little as nine minutes left on the deadline clock. My propensity to procrastinate extends to chores around my house, as well. Laborious tasks like fixing a sprinkler head get put off until I notice my grass is brown. Cutting the grass gets postponed until I have time to fix the broken sprinkler head, and cleaning the rain gutters gets delayed until I notice foliage sprouting at the edge of my roof line. For whatever reason I woke up the morning of the Fourth of July feeling exceptionally energized. Donning my trendy Wonder Woman tank, I decided the long list of procrastinated home ownership chores was long overdue. As I dragged the 24-foot extension ladder out of storage and headed for the roof line, my 13-year-old son asked, “Are you sure this is a good idea? I’m not questioning you, Mom. I’m just kinda questioning your judgment.” I’m pretty sure the lecture that ensued had something to do with a woman being just as capable as a man and “don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Aside from being a little hot, I climbed


off the roof feeling a strong sense of accomplishment with freshly cleaned gutters. As I dragged the ladder back toward its storage location, I noticed one of the vent cover flaps on the side of the house was broken. With the ladder still in hand, I spit on procrastination once again and tackled that task, too. The slope of the ground along the side of the house caused me some trouble. Not letting it deter me, I tossed a rock under the ladder leg that was suspended in mid-air and began my climb. I made it to the top of the ladder without any issue. Where I erred was miscalculating physics once I got to the top. As I reached out to remove the broken vent cover, the ladder shifted, and before I knew what happened I was laying on the ground doing a mental assessment of the damage I inflicted to my body. The irony of wearing my favorite Wonder Woman shirt was not lost on me that sunny day in July. Nor was it lost on me that my children did not procrastinate in calling for help when I was unable to stand or walk after the fall. I did find it highly amusing, however, that several days after my fall I received an email from an attorney friend who was interested in meeting with ISAAC Foundation families about special needs estate planning. I took it as a strong sign from above that I was not to procrastinate any longer with protecting my children in the event of a future catastrophe. While I can’t say I have given up my artful ways of procrastination in day-to-day life, I can advise that with the help of some liquid courage, I have officially pulled the trigger on a family estate plan that will protect my kids long into the future should I again choose to emulate my favorite super heroine. Like with so many daunting tasks I put off for another day, it wasn’t nearly as tedious as my mind made it out to be. I’m not gonna lie, I feel pretty adult at the moment and ready to take on my next “feet solidly planted on the ground” adventure of sockpants and super heroes. Holly Lytle is the mother of three and is the founder of The ISAAC Foundation, a local autism non-profit organization. In her free time Holly enjoys chronicling her many adventures of motherhood for this column.

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She held on like the mother in her 23rd hour of labor holds on to the promise each contraction brings. Like the mother with a newborn clutched to her chest holds on to those few precious moments of sleep as she breathes in her beloved’s sweet scent. Like the mother who holds her breath as her unruly toddler tests new skills and climbs to daring heights. As her hand holds chubby fingers that never want to let go. She held on as a mother holds back her tears so as not to scare the children, even though her insides are tangled and writhing. Like all the hopes and dreams put on hold so her babies know no limits to their own.

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wake we moved the furniture to the front lawn to make room for a dance floor. She had slipped into unconsciousness after her latest stroke and I, along with my brothers, sister, aunts, uncles and cousins were summoned to her bedside, told that her passing was imminent. So we gathered. And we waited. We listened to the nurse’s stories of her ringing the call button to ask for chocolate. We listened to my mother and aunt bicker about nothing and everything as the stress and sadness grew. And we waited. A day became three, she was only being given comfort measures and we all marveled as the fortitude she had in life carried over to her deathbed. We waited as her six grown children came from the corners of the country to say goodbye. Three days turned into a week and despite the odds she stayed alive until that sixth child was finally reached, the elusive prodigal son, the phone was held to her ear for his final goodbye to her. Although unable to respond, we’re all certain she understood the last words that she’d ever hear. Shortly after we cradled the phone, she breathed her last breath. At the time, the 20-something single version of me would have said with all the cliché sentimentality of a greeting card, “she held on for her children.” Now, as a mother myself I would say, she held on for her children.

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Like the teenager she holds in an embrace for just a moment longer than he’s comfortable. She held on as a mother holds onto a piece of their heart as they strike out on their own, keeping them tucked away in the place only she knows. She held on like I tell time to hold on, slow down, let me keep this moment just a bit longer. So at her wake we made a dance floor. We laughed, we cried, we told stories, we danced. And we let go. Laura Woods is a Spokane native and along with her husband has the privilege of raising three children. She has a master’s degree from Eastern Washington University and works as an IBEST instructor at Spokane Community College.


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rthritis is not well understood and is very common, affecting about a quarter of the population in Washington State. That’s 1,346,000 adults living with diagnosed arthritis in our state. The yearly family income impact for days lost from work because of arthritis is $343 million. The effect it is having on the world all around you is staggering and often silent. The number of adults in the U.S. suffering from arthritis has risen to an “all-time high with 60 percent of those affected under 65.” A new report from the Centers for Disease Control says, “This is not your mother’s arthritis, it is not an old person’s disease.” Of the 54 million Americans who report being diagnosed with arthritis, 32 million are of working age (18 to 64), including 24 million adults ages 45 to 64. Arthritis is not a single disease and there are more than 100 different types of arthritis. It is the leading cause of disability in America. In a single year there were 757,000 knee replacements and 512,000 hip replacements performed.

ARTHRITIS AND PAIN Arthritis pain changes cells in your brain and spinal cord over time. Pain signals end up in the mood center of your brain. Studies have shown that pain affects your emotions and vice versa. When you are happy and positively focused on other things you may hardly notice your aching fingers. Coping with ongoing pain can be the hardest part of living with arthritis or a related condition. There are many treatment options available for arthritis sufferers: medications for arthritis and pain, Bioligics, natural remedies, surgery and physical exercises. Of these, physical activities represent an easily accessible and proven step toward a more mobile and pain-free life. 150

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Moving your body is one of the best things you can do for arthritis. Doreen M. Stiskal, PhD, chair of the department of physical therapy at Seton Hall University, agrees. “Most people with arthritis don’t exercise because they’re in pain—not realizing that exercise is a powerful and effective pain reliever. It eases inflammation, improves energy and promotes the flow of feel-good, pain-relieving chemicals like endorphins.”

MAINTAINING A HEALTHY WEIGHT Did you know that for every pound of body weight you lose, there is a four-pound reduction of stress on your knees? Research shows that overweight people are more likely to have arthritis in their hands. Fat cells release chemicals into the body that promote inflammation, furthering the link between obesity and arthritis. Fat tissue produces proteins called cytokines that promote inflammation throughout the body. In the joints, cytokines destroy tissue by altering the function of cartilage cells. When you gain weight, your body releases more destructive proteins. Losing even a few pounds can reduce joint stress and inflammation. Controlling blood sugar is also very important.

ULTIMATELY “EXERCISE IS THE KEY” People with arthritis are less likely to be physically active. Half of adults with arthritis report no physical activity. Not being physically active is bad for arthritis, is a risk factor for other chronic diseases and interferes with management of all conditions. The University of North Carolina found that sedentary individuals with arthritis who exercised twice a week for an hour experienced significant declines in pain and fatigue and improved their ability to manage their arthritis. Physical activity is the best non-drug treatment for improving pain and function, even in Osteoarthritis patients.


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GETTING STARTED Resistance training is an absolute must for people with arthritis. We find that Resistance Band training and the Indoor Water Rowing Machine—full body, non-weight bearing exercise—packs a one two punch for getting people back on their feet. Stability ball and flexibility stretching also dramatically and quickly improve a client’s functionality and gets them back to everyday tasks quickly and easily. Additionally, aquatic exercises are extremely effective and very jointfriendly.

MOVING FORWARD WITH YOUR ARTHRITIS MANAGEMENT PLAN Talk to your doctor before beginning a new exercise program. Meet with a Certified Personal Trainer who can put together a comprehensive exercise plan to create a pain management strategy and workout program. Exercise seems like the last thing you want to do when you’re in pain. Arthritis may limit some of the things you can do, but it doesn’t have to control your life.

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THERE IS HOPE Ultimately, the best defense against any disease, including arthritis, is a healthy lifestyle. The way you eat, exercise, sleep, manage stress and interact with others, and whether you smoke or drink can have a tremendous influence on overall health and the health of your joints. Arthritis is clearly going to continue to be a major issue for the future. The individual and personal costs combined with the more than $156 billion annually in lost wages and medical expenses tells us it is an issue that must be dealt with. As the U.S. population continues to age gracefully, the massive societal and financial impacts of this disease will only continue to grow and escalate exponentially. Be proactive in your health care and personal management plan for your future living with arthritis. For additional information, please visit wellfitspokane.com or arthritis.org. Matthew Laggart graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Kinesiology and is experienced in both physical therapy and fitness coaching. He is the fitness director at WellFit Spokane’s LifeSkills Wellness Facility. He can be reached at fitness@wellfitspokane.com.

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HOW IT WORKS The brilliance of the foam roller is in how easy it is to use: you place the target body part on top of the roller and roll back and forth. This basic movement targets your myofascia—the mesh-like fibers that form around your muscles in response to damage caused by both working out too much (inflammation, injury) and not working out enough (inactivity). When myofascia get stuck on your muscles, they can cause pain and prevent normal muscle movement. The good news is that stretching the fascia using a foam roller releases the muscles so they can work the way they’re supposed to. A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that foam rolling the quads increased participants’ range of motion by as much as 10 degrees. “You’ll notice immediate changes in your ease of movement, posture, and mobility,” says Metzl. “Without stretching at all, you’ll feel looser and more flexible—as if you’ve developed a healthier body almost instantaneously.”

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Metzl recommends foam rolling three to five times per week after exercising, but you can also do it nightly before bed if you have chronic muscle tightness.

THE ONE DOWNSIDE There is a warning with foam rolling: “Like a deep massage, foam rolling can be uncomfortable,” says Metzl. As you push your muscle into the foam roller using your body weight, it can feel tender. That just means that you found a spot where the fascia is especially stiff and clumped together. The more you roll it out, the smoother the knots will become, reducing the pain, and increasing your mobility. Plus, regular rolling will lead to less pain in the long run. Studies have found that foam rolling after exercise reduced delayed onset muscle soreness. For the participants who rolled out post-workout, muscle soreness peaked 24 hours after exercising, whereas those who didn’t break out the roller saw their pain peak at 48 hours.


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In my career, I’ve found that rolling out postworkout, either immediately or within a few hours, usually has the best results in the reduction of soreness. Some may argue that you should do it before a workout as well, but I prefer sticking to dynamic warm-ups pre-exercise. It’s really up to you in the long run.

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If They Only Knew . . .

A HOUSEFUL OF KIDS.

Six to be exact. Waiting on the arrival of my husband. It had been a long week and Friday was the only day he got off work early enough to lend a helping hand and enjoy dinner with the family. His expected arrival time passed. Not wanting to upset him, I didn’t call, although I wanted to know when I could expect him. An hour passed, then two, then three. No word from him. I began to reach out, but my phone calls, texts and voicemail messages were all ignored. I went through the normal cycle of emotions as this scenario wasn’t uncommon. I always counted down the moments until he got home. I loved the anticipation of seeing him, connecting with him and the pure joy I experienced watching all the kids holler out his name as if a celebrity had visited our home. They’d tackle him for the evening wrestling match—it was always something to look forward to. Those feelings of anticipation would turn to worry, hoping all was ok. The later he was, the more time I had for the emotions to change. Worry would turn to disappointment. I’d feel sad that he wasn’t coming for us. Disappointment would turn to hurt: “Why doesn’t he want to come home to us? Why am I not enough? What am I doing wrong? What more can I do for him to adore me like he used to?” The longer it took for him to come home, the more time it gave me to stew over these questions. In time, the questions produced anger and a rage within. Despite his arguments of what a disappointment I was, I knew that I gave more than any other wife and mother I knew and in return received so much less. After months of this routine—and these arguments—his words would permeate my thinking. “Your attitude is what makes me not want to come home.” I’d try desperately to reel in my emotions because I knew if I didn’t give him the proper homecoming of gratitude, he would just turn around and walk back out. All I wanted was for him to be home and love us. I can now see that any love I had for myself came to me through his love and affection. If he took that from me, I was worthless. I don’t remember what happened that night, but I know the argument turned to yelling and something changed inside me. I couldn’t stand another moment of craziness. I made a break for the gun safe. He figured out what I was doing and chased after me. Our running must have attracted my daughter’s attention. She followed us to our room. As he forced the safe shut with his hand I commanded him to let me open

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it. I don’t remember my words, but I was committed. I wanted out of this hopeless life and this was the quickest way I could think to make it happen. My daughter’s tear-filled eyes pierced me as she cried out: “No, Mommy. Stop. I love you.” I cry every time I think of that moment. The desperation in her eyes, her pleading with me as if my life depended on it. What she didn’t know then and still doesn’t know today is that it did. Her display of love in my most hopeless moment saved my life and took away a lifetime of suicidal thoughts. Because of her clearly communicated love and dependence on me, I changed. I would never take myself away from her. After the kids were in bed, I spent the remainder of the night in the darkness of my backyard, on the phone. Too embarrassed to call anyone I knew, I spent quite awhile talking to someone from a suicide hotline. I retold my story in hopes of finding advice so that I wouldn’t return to that place. My husband kept his distance. After ridiculing me, and then refusing to talk anymore. He made a few comments about how selfish I was and how idiotic my “attention getting” tactics were. He laughed and told me that if I acted like a child that he was going to treat me like one and “pretending to off yourself is nothing more than a childlike tantrum.” I left him to his television and video games and went to my room. I cried myself to sleep alone that night. I hoped that some day he would find it in his heart to forgive me and that he would still love me. Weeks later, my daughter asked, “What is in the black box in your closet?” I knew right away what she was referring to. That sweet girl had not the faintest idea of what I was attempting to do that night. She had no idea the black box she was referring to was a gun safe. I made something up and was grateful the answer I gave satisfied her curiosity. I will always regret that I let myself sink to such a low place, and I am eternally grateful for God reaching out to me in the most powerful way possible. Through my child He saved my life and poured out on me the deepest love and the greatest purpose I had ever felt. Even though I wish that moment never happened, I cannot complain I am forever changed. If they only knew . . .


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by Kris Kilduff

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’m a complete nerd for anything in the world of food trends. Many munchies have seen some serious scaling in the last few years: avocado, donuts, bacon … but nothing is tipping the scales bigger right now than Banh Mi. For whatever reason, the simple Vietnamese classic has been taken in by American sandwich shops and gastropubs, and given a major make over. They’ve gone away with the simple and added pork belly with larger cuts of pickled carrot and radish, spicy sauces and aiolis and baguettes that will infect your dreams at night. One small step for sandwiches. One giant leap for mankind.

Garland Sandwich Shoppe

3903 N. Madison St. Lunch-goers in the Garland district don’t have to look far for an amazing sandwich. Classically trained chef Kristen Speller offers her take on just about anything between two slices of bread. This includes weekly specials such as this Banh Mi with pickled veg sliced jalapeños. 158

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1730 E. Sprague Ave. Road construction isn’t stopping business at this long-standing Vietnamese venue. For half the price of anything else on my list, you can dive into a more traditional version of this delicious sandwich and still have some room for a warm bowl of pho.

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1735 W. Kathleen Ave. With Banh Mi’s popularity, creative takes on the sandwich are starting to surface. Take this provolone and pepper jack grilled cheese sandwich and add pork belly, pickled daikon and jalapeños and top it with cucumber-cilantro-lime aioli on grilled sourdough bread. Because ‘Merica.


825 N. Monroe St. The Earl of Sandwich often gets all the credit, but Chef Tony Brown of Stella’s (now absorbed by Ruins) deserves every accolade administrable by whoever is in charge of all things sandwich. From grilled crisp bread and slow cooked pork (or tofu) to a wonderful array of pickled veggies heaped on top—it was the best in show. It was in the top three sandwiches I‘ve ever eaten.

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by Chris Patterson

What’s in a Brand?

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WHY IS IT SO hard to pick just

some plain ole’ ketchup? Brands, brands … everywhere there are brands. Why are there so many different kinds? What goes into a brand? How does it all work? There are the national, well-known brands. And nearly every grocery store chain—food distributors, too—have their own private label branded products. But are national brands superior to the private labels? A brand, ultimately, is a promise of an expectation. That promise could be anything. Quality, consistency, better yield, something socially cool or desirable. Look at any brand of sports shoes or clothing. Their brand is primarily a promise of belonging to a larger community. A brand can be almost anything. It is designed to create an emotional connection to a product. What goes into producing a successful national food brand? They spend a lot of time and money developing the flavor profile and the standards and specifications of the product. Aside from the product itself, there is tremendous investment in packaging, messaging, marketing research, and how it relates to the other products it might be associated with. All of this has an enormous cost associated with it: you’re not just paying for the stuff inside the packaging, you’re paying for the stuff outside of the box too. Radio, TV, distribution, and a great many other associated expenses that this brand supports, as well. For example, there’s a large national company that also owns a football stadium. Every time you buy that product, you are paying for a football stadium, too. It’s all part of their branding strategy.


Moving away from the national brands and going to distributor, or retail brands, you have a different story. There are several reasons a private label brand is created. Many times, to produce a more costcompetitive product and earn market share that way. They contract with a manufacturer, but remove the national packaging burden, and the vendor handles their own marketing internally. Thus, reducing the overall cost of production. Hopefully they then pass on the savings to their target customers. The other example is when a national brand changes a product. In this case, a manufacturer can change a recipe or specification, and has no obligation to inform the vendor. When the consumer notices a change, it’s the vendor who gets stuck with the problem. The solution is to build their own standards and be more in control of their specifications and quality. This is called a Request For Proposal, or RFP. When an RFP is submitted, several manufacturers receive the opportunity to bid for that business and make that product. The strength of that for an independent, is that you are solely in charge of the specifications and standards. And under contract, they cannot be changed without the vendor’s agreement. Is a national brand better than a private label brand? Sometimes yes, and sometimes no. You have to make that decision based on what you decide is better for you. You need to know what you want the product to do for you. Save you money, be more consistent, or simply feel good about the label you are buying. In food service, we do this all the time. We open cases, and boxes and do what we call “a cutting.” We analyze how much useable product you get in each can after you drain all the liquid. What are the particulates (small residual particles of the food used as filler) in the can. Sometimes, the private label is better than the national brand. But it’s something you must look for. There’s a national brand of tuna fish that loses hands down to a regional grocery store’s private label tuna fish. It’s not even close—the well-known brand has a lot of particulates, compared to the whole flakey meats in the private label. We all want good and reliable in the products we buy. The brand you choose, is your effort to meet those needs. In the end, that’s all a brand is, a promise to deliver on this expectation. Food for thought. Now, regarding that tuna fish. It’s capers in the mix. A case can be made for dill pickles. But if you say sweet pickles, we can’t be friends anymore. Chris Patterson is the director of Business Solutions at Food Services of America. He is a 30 year veteran of the hospitality and restaurant industry.

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Martino Tuscan Grill

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dininglocal The Dining Guide includes summaries of local restaurants that are featured on a rotating basis each issue. Suggestions for additions or corrections can be sent to stephanie@spokanecda.com.

ASIAN, INDIAN, HAWIIAN

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Aloha Island Grill. Hawaiian. Operating out of two former Taco John shacks on Monroe and West Francis,PatrickandLoriKeeganserveupfresh,tenderTeriyakiChicken“plates”thatwillkeepyoucoming back. Based on family recipes from the islands and plenty more than just teriyaki, both spots offer a student discount; the Francis location serves a creative breakfast concoction called the “Loco Moco.” Open daily. 1724 N. Monroe (509) 443-1632 and 1220 W. Francis (509) 413-2029. eataloha.com.

Red Lion BBQ & Pub. For about 20 years, whether it was in the old rhythm and blues, peanut-shells-on-the-floor days, or more recently as a sports bar, there’s always been butt-kickin’ BBQ at this downtown corner spot. The undisputed star here is wine broiled chicken, spicy and robust, yet falling-off-thebones moist and tender. Together with their signature fried bread and honey, and you have a BBQ experience that can’t help but please. 126 N. Division. Sun-Thu 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m. (Sunday breakfast buffet 9 a.m.-noon during football season.) (509) 835-LION (5466). redlionbarbeque.com.

Thai Bamboo. Thai. Each of the four regional Thai Bamboo locations offers a massive Southeast Asian menu in settings designed to transport you across the Pacific. Inside each restaurant you’ll find Thai stone and wood carvings, water fountains, Thai music and the namesake bamboo décor. Thai Bamboo continues to be #1 Best Thai in readers’ polls and both the newest location on North Division and the CdA restaurant feature a Tiki-Beach styled lounge and striking sky ceilings in the main dining rooms. Think Vegas with pad thai. All locations Mon-Thu 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat 12-9:30 p.m., Sun 12-9 p.m. Delivery available. thaibamboorestaurant.com. Top of India. Indian. A hidden gem serving up northern Indian dishes in a surprisingly chic space tucked into a tiny house off East Sprague. Owner and chef Manjit Kaur brings the specialties she learned to cook on the family farm in the Jalandhar district of Punjab to the Northwest. Don’t miss the garlic naan or the Chicken Tikka Masala, but order just about anything and expect it to be quite good. There is also a lunch buffet for $9.99. Open daily 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 11114 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 927-0500. thetopofindia.com. Canaan Buffet. Refuel, work, meet, celebrate, or unwind with Canaan Buffet’s fantastic selections of Pan-Asian cuisines, along with affordability and a fun atmosphere. Enjoy delicious dishes, expertly prepared with more than 200 items to choose from. They use organic vegetables on both their salad bar and in all vegetable dishes. Huge varieties of freshly made sushi and with the freshest fruits of the season. Seven days a week, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 9606 N. Newport Hwy. (509) 465-4849. canaanbuffet.com.

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BISTROS The Wandering Table. A much-anticipated American tapas-style restaurant located in Kendall Yards. Chef Adam Hegsted delights with a variety of small plates (try the Garden for a creative salad take, the Deviled Eggs, or the Popcorn), craft cocktails, a whiskey bar, and substantial dishes, such as the BaconWrapped Bacon Sliders or the Braised Shortribs. Take the chef 's advice and go with the “You Choose the Price” meal option for the


table offered at $15-$65 per head for a surprising culinary journey. Hopefully it will include the Olive Oil Gelato for dessert. Tues-Thurs, 11:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Sun-Mon, 4 p.m.-11:30 p.m. 1242 W. Summit Pkwy. in Kendall Yards. (509) 443-4410. thewanderingtable.com. Laguna Café. This South Hill restaurant calls itself a café, but in actuality it is much more. Owners Dan and Debbie Barranti have created a sophisticated combination of gourmet food, great wines, and gifts. The dinner menu features entrees such as Wild Pacific Salmon with fresh rosemary mango salsa and roasted rosemary potatoes or the Flat Iron Steak and Black Tiger Shrimp. They offer an extensive line of summer salads, along with a full bar—and delectable burgers, too. Want to fine dine at home? Don’t miss their pick-up window with meals to go. Live music weekly. 2013 E. 29th Ave. Mon-Thur 8 a.m. -9 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sun 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (509) 448-0887.

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Wild Sage. Tucked into a classic 1911 brick building on 2nd and Lincoln, Wild Sage offers an intimate dining setting and memorable food with real flair. The atmosphere combines class and warmth. Executive Chef Charlie Connor presents regionally influenced Northwest cuisine using only the finest locally sourced products. Try the Yukon Taquitos, the Crisp Bacon and Blue salad or the Cioppino. Be sure to finish with a slice of the “Soon-to-be-Famous” Coconut Cream Layer Cake with lilikoi sauce. This awardwinning bistro is known for its in-house bakery and an amazing array of glutenfree options. Also make it a point to order something from their “scratch bar,” with or without alcohol. They use only fresh juices and house-infused flavored liquors. Dinner seven nights a week, opening at 4 p.m. 916 W. Second Ave. (509) 4567575. wildsagebistro.com.

BREAKFAST & LUNCH SPECIALTIES Frank’s Diner. Frank’s has become a Spokane landmark in just over a decade. Both early 1900s vintage rail cars were originally obtained by the Knight brothers, Frank and Jack, during the Depression, and converted to diners. Frank’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, available all day, has all the classics. Among our favorites are the open-face turkey, roast beef and mushroom sandwiches, chicken pot pie, Joe’s Special (the venerable scramble of eggs, ground beef, spinach, onions and parmesan), and the don’t-miss hash browns and silver pancakes. 1516 W. 2nd. Seven days 6 a.m.-8 p.m. (509) 747-8798. 10929 N. Newport Highway, Sun-Thurs 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri-Sat 6 a.m.-9 p.m. (509) 465-2464. franksdiners.com.


Yards Bruncheon. The team at Yards Bruncheon figured out how to extend the weekend to all week by offering brunch every day, and—oh!—how that pleases us. This modern diner  is a combination of breakfast and lunch complemented with classic brunch cocktails. Their menu features comfort food from all over using local farms and producers in the season. This food is food the team loves to eat and is meant to be taken lightly. They make most of their menu items in house including their pastries, which are some of the best around. They also feature some of the best coffees and teas from around the world. 1248 W. Summit Pkwy., MonSun 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (509) 290-5952. theyardsbruncheon.com.

Best Fine Dining

CASUAL DINING Taste Cafe & Fine Art. If you love the taste of healthy and enjoy putting nutrient-dense fuel into your body— while giving your tastebuds the stuff food dreams are made of—Taste Cafe & Fine Art is a not to be missed downtown destination. Jim and Mary Ann McCurdy whip up their most popular dishes—asian chicken wrap, lentil salad, cookies and a kale salad that would make carnivores drool—among a long list of tantalizing dishes. Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Thu-Fri 5:30-8 p.m., closed Sun. 180 S. Howard St. (509) 468-2929. tastecafespokane.com. Gilded Unicorn. The Gilded Unicorn is a Modern American, Classic restaurant featuring hand crafted foods and drinks located in the historic Montvale Hotel in downtown Spokane, right in the heart the entertainment and arts district. The name reflects their blend of classic and modern without taking themselves too seriously. The Gilded Unicorn show-

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W. Mallon (in the Flour Mill). Lunch MonFri 11:15-2:30 p.m., Sat 11:30-2:30 p.m., Dinner Mon-Thurs 4:30-9 p.m., Fri 4:309:30 p.m., Sat 4-9:30 p.m., Sun lounge 2-9 p.m. and dinner 3-8 p.m. (509) 328-5965. clinkerdagger.com.

Prohibition Gastropub. A small, but cozy pub on Monroe offering modern meals with a vintage vibe and a carefully curated cocktail menu. Specialty candied bacon appears throughout the menu, from jalapeno poppers to a bevy of burgers. The kitchen is eager to please vegans and vegetarians, as well. 1914 N. Monroe. Mon, Wed-Sat 11a.m.-11 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-10 p.m., closed Tues. (509) 474-9040.

Masselow’s at Northern Quest. Named after a strong chief who was instrumental in the survival of the Kalispels, Masselow’s combines the culinary heritage of the tribe with Northwest fine dining. The restaurant features an intimate and lavishly appointed dining room just off the hotel lobby in the new wing of the Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights and serves up an Elk Sirloin and Seared Scallops worth the drive. Their chocolate mousse on the dessert menu is also a show stopper. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 100 N. Hayford Rd. in Airway Heights. (509) 242-7000. northernquest. com.

315 Martinis and Tapas. Located within the historic Greenbriar Inn in Coeur d’Alene, this restaurant specializes in small plates with a global focus and well-crafted cocktails. Come sit in the intimate martini bar for happy hour beginning at 3:15 and enjoy drink and tapas specials, or share small plates or entrees along with live music on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights in the main dining room beginning at 6 p.m. Expect good service, great atmosphere and an experience you won’t soon forget. TuesSun from 3:15 p.m. to close. 315 Wallace Ave. in Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-9660. 315martinisandtapas.com.

FINE DINING Clinkerdagger. English pub décor overlooking the Spokane River. Known for their fresh seafood, steaks, and rock salt-roasted prime rib, Clinkerdagger is a favorite eating place among locals. Their salmon filet is one of the best in the area. The Broadway Pea Salad and Blums Coffee Toffee Pie are two classics since 1974. Two cozy fireplaces make for a warm, friendly atmosphere. 621

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Stacks at Steam Plant. Named for the twin smokestacks that have been a part of the downtown Spokane skyline for nearly a century, Stacks offers a full-service dining experience in a one-of-a-kind space. Unique private dining spaces include boiler rooms where the original pipes still line the walls and ceiling. Signature dishes are created from scratch and incorporate ingredients produced only at the Steam Plant—including smoked meats, fish and vegetables, and many of the ales brewed on-site. 3 p.m.–10 p.m. Sun-Thurs, 3 p.m.–11p.m. Fri-Sat. 159 S. Lincoln, under the smokestacks downtown. (509) 777-3900. steamplantspokane. com. 1898 Public House. With a nod of respect to the year the golf club was originally established, 1898 Public House combines a storied history with modern flair. Led


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ily dining in Spokane. With the addition of Area 51 Taphouse (with, yes, 51 different beers—and some hard ciders, too), you’ll never want to leave. From gourmet burgers and sandwiches to pizza, salads and their namesake beer-battered onion rings, The Onion Taphouse & Grill pays attention to details and does more from scratch than many other restaurants aspiring to loftier appellations. 302 W. Riverside. Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m. (509) 747-3852; 7522 N. Division, Mon-Sun 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (509) 482-6100.

The Melting Pot. If rich, creamy cheeses and chocolates sound like your kind of scene, grab a few friends and meet for conversation, cocktails and some of the best food you’ve ever experienced. The Melting Pot invented the Art of Fondue just for people like you. Try the Loaded Baked Potato cheese fondue, Caprese Salad, Spicy IPA Filet Mignon entrée, and Flaming Turtle chocolate fondue. Mon-Thur/Sun, 4-9 p.m., Fri/Sat, 4-10 p.m., Brunch Sat/Sun 11 a.m.3 p.m., 707 W. Main Ave., (509) 926-8000. meltingpot.com.

Steam Plant Brewing Co. & Pub. An amazing location for a brewery–under layers of catwalks and an 80’ ceiling inside the renovated steam plant. The brewery produces eleven handcrafted microbrews on-site, from their famous Double Stack Stout to several seasonal varieties. Its microbrews are also available to go in kegs and growlers. The Pub features multiple flat-screen TVs and a game room to make a night of it. The brews are complemented by signature menu items like the Coal Bunker cheese bread, smoked steelhead and beer cheese soup. 3–10 p.m. Sun-Thurs 3–11 p.m. Fri-Sat.159 S. Lincoln, under the smokestacks, downtown. (509) 777-3900. steamplantspokane.com.

PUB AND LOUNGE FARE Manito Tap House. Manito Tap House is living up to its name as a gastropub that offers high-quality dining fare to go with their 50 beers on tap. A fun pub atmosphere and friendly service make this a great hangout. Try the yam chips, the Carne Adovada, the Murphy’s Beef Boxty, or the inventive veggie burger that comes inside out. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Sun–Thur. Open until 2 a.m. Fri–Sat. 3011 S. Grand Blvd. (509) 279-2671. manitotaphouse.com. The Onion Taphouse & Grill. Established in 1978, the Onion is the grand dean of gourmet burgers and casual fam-

Café at the Gathering House. Is a great place to meet with a friend for a latté or to work away on your laptop. The café offers a full range of espresso drinks as well as delicious baked goods and a host of delicious artisan sandwiches and a salad bar for only $5.95. The Gathering House is a church that uses their facility as a job training coffee shop, café, and meeting place that is elevating quality food and lives. Weekdays 8 a.m.—4 p.m.m 733 W. Garland, (509) 340-9113. gatheringhouse.biz. The Swinging Doors. Opened in May

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PUB AND LOUNGE FARE The Blackbird Tavern and Kitchen. Head straight to the bar where there are 34 beers (and four wines) on electronic tap, or take a seat at a squishy leather booth at a butcher block table. If it’s warm enough, you might want to sit on the patio under strings of Edison light bulbs. Located in the historic Broadview Dairy Building just north of downtown, the Blackbird offers southern-inspired gastropub fare like Bacon Fat Popcorn, Marinated Scallops and a bevy of burgers. A convenient location, kind, attentive service, the chance to try ingredients and combinations unlike any other area restaurant, bottomless mimosas at brunch and a bit of homey resemblance to its sister restaurant Manito Tap House on the South Hill make it a solid choice for friends and families alike. 905 N. Washington. Open Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-11 p.m., SatSun 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-11 p.m. (509) 392-4000. theblackbirdspokane.com. Crave. Where to go that’s lively, airy, and serves some of the best pub and lounge fare around. They do wraps, burgers, salads, and fries (yes to the fries!) right. On the super hip corner of Riverside and Washington with eats, drinks, and nightlife done right. Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. 401 W. Riverside Ave. (509) 321-7480 and on Facebook. nYne Bar & Bistro. Pub fair done right. Everything from juicy burgers, and delicious wraps to salads, nachos and a select array of appetizers. All entrees served with your choice of Kettle Salt and Pepper Chips or Tomato and Cucumber Salad. Tacos served every Tuesday with $5 margaritas. Happy hour is Tues-Sat 3 p.m.-6 p.m. $5 appetizers, $1 off well drinks, pints and wine. nYne has one of the best dance floors in town featuring DJs on the weekends and karaoke Tues-Thurs. Live music and special events as well. Private party space available with reservation. 232 W. Sprague Ave. Mon 7 p.m.-close, Tues-Sat 12 p.m.-2 a.m. nynebar.com.

SUSHI Sushi.com. Japanese. We still think the name is about as cheesy as you can get for a sushi bar and Japanese restaurant, but the food transcends the curious dot.com label over the door. Sit at the sushi bar and enjoy what’s fresh or take a table and explore the menu that also includes plenty of excellent hot options if raw fish still makes you nervous. Some of our favorites are the super white tuna and the house tempura. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat 12 noon-9 p.m., Sun 12 noon-8 p.m. 430 W. Main, Spokane. (509) 838-0630.

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Working With An Incredible Team

I grew up in Southern Idaho surrounded by corn fields and sugar beet fields. We played outside and only watched TV on Saturdays for the cartoons. I rode my bicycle to ball practice, to the store, to school and to my friends’ houses. My parents would say, “Be home by dark!” We didn’t “check-in” on social media or have cell phones, we were expected to follow the rules and be on time. While I enjoy the benefits of today’s technology, I think I was lucky to be one of the last generations growing up in a simpler time with less to distract us from being kids.

My first job out of college was with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. It was the job I had written career papers on and dreamed of doing my whole life. My assignment was to trap the returning chinook salmon for spawning. It was a solitary job that left me living along the Lochsa River 10 days at a time. It was at this job I realized I loved working with others. There is no value you can put on having a “team” of people to work with. Each person on the team brings perspective to the task at hand and often can change the original direction of the team. Incredible teams can disagree and have some heated conversations, but never get mad. Incredible teams build on each other and grow together. Multiple people make better decisions than one person alone. I am thankful to work with an incredible team.

Make Good Choices From an early age I learned that every choice I made had consequences. My father was a judge and he always use to tell me, “Don’t do the crime if you are not prepared to do the time.” I think that he stole that line from Starsky and Hutch, but that phrase helped me navigate through the years. I modified that phrase once I had children. Whenever I would drop them off someplace, I would always tell them two things: Remember that you represent your last name, and to “Make Good Choices.” I still use “Make Good Choices” to this day with my children and in business. If we make a mistake but Good Choices lead us to that decision then it is okay. We can recover from a sound decision based on Good Choices. A bad choice might make a good story but is often hard to correct.

Finish What You Start Life is full of surprises. Things change quickly and not always for the better. Once we commit to something, it is important to finish what we start. I once signed up for the orchestra to play the violin. My parents pointed out that if I signed up I was committing to the entire school year. Shortly after my first week of orchestra, I wanted to quit. My parents reminded me of our conversation. It was a long year, but I finished what I started and nobody suffered but me. We make it too easy to quit before our commitments are complete. I have learned that sticking with a commitment shows that you have pride, integrity and the tenacity it takes to be successful. Quitting ends up closing doors before they ever get opened so remember to always “Finish what you start.”

Customer Service in a Retail Business It is no secret that when you are in a retail business you have customers you are not able to satisfy. It can eat at you, disrupt the flow of the business, and affect your personal life. An unsatisfied customer can cost us more business than a satisfied customer will bring. Analyze where you can make improvements but don’t let it consume you or you will miss other opportunities to gain customers for life. You have to ask yourself, did we “Make Good Choices”? If the answer is yes, then you likely did the right thing and you have to move on. We want to exceed our customer’s expectation every time. If we do not take care of our customers then somebody else will.

Family and Friends Sometimes we just have to unplug. With the constant connection to our business it is easy to catch ourselves reading emails or reviewing spreadsheets when you should be focusing on those who love you. Taking care of the business is important but “Family and Friends” are what keep us getting up every day, they drive us to be the best we can be, and they validate our success. Put down the phone, the lap top, or the tablet for a bit and enjoy your family and friends.

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