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North & Central Whidbey Women IN BUSINESS


Marian Wall

Judith Zapanta-Borras

Marian started at Les Schwab Tire Center in May of 1990. Her main responsibility is customer service, sales, scheduling appointments, daily bookkeeping, ordering supplies, directing phone calls, accounts payable & receivable, overseeing the customer waiting area and computer training for the crew.


Sales & Administrative

Les Schwab Tire Center

Managing Broker

A Reputation for Excellence!

New Leaf Administration Staff 660 SE Fidalgo Ave. Oak Harbor 360-675-1989

31720 SR 20 Oak Harbor 360-679-1535

Bonnie Wallin, CISR

Koetje Insurance

Division of Whitfield’s United Insurance Agencies, Inc.

775 NE Midway Blvd 675-5916 • 800-873-8606

2171 W. Beach Rd. Oak Harbor 360-929-0495

Senior Mortgage Loan Originator

(360) 679-5652

derhonda porter MLo-94118 Washington exeMpt ConsuMer Loan registration #CLx-157293

This office is independently owned and operated

Harriet Berg

Kathy Fleck

• Tax Return Preparation • Military - Daycare Taxes • Business Tax - Accounting • Small Business Consulting • Retirement Planning • IRS Audit Assistance

Kathy opened Oak Harbor Knits in 2008. The business of knitting, crochet, spinning and felting took off providing quality materials for fiber enthusiasts. She moved the shop and tripled the space this year to offer more, including fabric and tools for quilting and sewing. All fiber and fabric arts are taught individually and a large number of classes are offered each month. Come in to sit’n’knit, enjoy a cup of tea, join a quilting group, or just browse the racks and shelves of yarn and fabric.


Since 1979 By Appointment

Different location - same expertise.

210 SE Pioneer Way, Ste 1 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360 675-0962

Cathy George

Kyla Garden, CISR

Cathy is the friendly face families see when they come through the doors. She has an extensive background in office work and most importantly, customer service. She is a compassionate lady who embraces the caring attitude Burley’s is known for. Cathy is very involved in the community through the Oak Harbor Education Foundation and Soroptimist Club to name a few. She heads up Burley’s project “A Little Piece of Home,” sending packages to sailors, marines and soldiers in war zones. She also is very adept at producing high quality printed products in the Key Memories Collection of folders, bookmarks and more.

Kyla has 5 years experience in the insurance industry. She holds Property & Casualty licenses. She has already obtained her CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation and looks forward to further insurance education in the industry. Kyla can offer quotes for your Auto, Home, Renters, Dwelling Fire, Mobile Home, Motorcycle or Motorhome in English or Spanish. As an Independent Agent, she can offer you a variety of quotes through multiple companies. Kyla’s a member of the Oak Harbor & Central Whidbey Chambers, Coupeville PTA & more. If you’re looking for someone to provide you with friendly service, multiple quotes, or just help you with your insurance needs, please give Kyla a call.

Office Manager

DeRhonda Porter


Other 360-675-1707


Committed to customer service and smooth home loan transactions. Call today!

(866) 752-7500

1051 NE 7th Ave • Oak Harbor

Cell 360-914-7759

Enrolled Agent

Insurance Agent

Bonnie is a long time resident of Whidbey Island and a licensed insurance agent for twelve years. She writes all lines of insurance coverage and specializes in personal lines including home, auto, motorcycle, recreational vehicle and umbrella policies. Bonnie enjoys providing peace of mind to clients for the unpredictable events that happen. She represents many companies ensuring you receive the best rate and coverage. If you would like to review your coverage and premiums, give Bonnie a call.


Marlene Pelham, Carol Stoddard, Raina Girton, Rhea Nelson, Mickey Powers, Elizabeth Wellman, and Michele McKenna

Burley Funeral Chapel, Inc. 30 SE Ely Street Oak Harbor 360-675-3192

For 33 years, Judith has helped hundreds of clients with real estate transactions. She is a consistent Top Ranking Level Producer because of her Priority Care for her Customers Needs & Satisfaction. She provides professional service with honesty, reliability and dependability. Her knowledge and expertise assure constant consistent service. She is also dedicated and committed to the satisfaction of her clients. This has ranked her as one of the leading realtors in Oak Harbor since 1989. CALL OR SEE HER TODAY.

Licensed Customer Service Agent

404 S. Main St, Coupeville 360-682-2162

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North & Central Whidbey Women IN BUSINESS


Shelli Trumbull, CIC, ACSR

Gloria Carothers

Agency Owner/Agent

404 S Main St, Coupeville 360-682-2162

Shelli has over 26 years of experience in the insurance industry. She holds her Property, Casualty, Life and Disability insurance licenses and holds her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) & ACSR (Accredited Customer Service Representative) designations. The knowledge she has gained and maintains with these designations allows her to provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your insurance needs. As an Independent Agent, Shelli can offer you a variety of quotes through multiple companies. Shelli was recently awarded the Best of Whidbey Award for Best Businesswoman and Best Insurance Agent. This is the second year in a row she has won a Best of Whidbey Award. Shelli’s community activities include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Oak Harbor & Central Whidbey Chambers of Commerce, Coupeville Booster Club and more. If you’re looking for a local, experienced agent with a variety of companies and personal, professional service, please give Shelli a call.

Linda M. Haddon

Advanced Planning Certified Life Celebrant


830 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor 360-679-3700

Gloria Carothers came to Oak Harbor 55 years ago and has owned her jewelry store for the past 20 years. The Jewelry Gallery specializes in distinctive diamond and gemstone jewelry. We are the area’s exclusive dealer of Hearts on Fire Ideal Cut branded diamonds, the world’s most perfectly cut diamonds. We also exclusively carry Northern Washington’s largest selection of Pandora Jewelry. In addition, we offer custom designs, expert repairs and appraisals, and carry fine vintage and estate jewelry. Now Accepting Quality Consignments. We Buy Gold, Silver, Diamonds & Estate Jewelry.

Burley Funeral Chapel, Inc. 30 SE Ely Street Oak Harbor 360-675-3192

Jill Johnson

Rates are great for home mortgages and refinances. Call today! Trust your title and escrow needs with these ladies! Delilah Steele, Clair Sorenson, Mandy Murdock, JoAnn Scaar, Holly Lucas, Marissa Scaar and Patty Fakkema (Manager)

1080 N.E. 7th Ave. 360-679-5055 1-800-829-5263

Let our friendly and experienced staff assist you with your escrow and title needs.

Forever Pretty 31775 SR 20 #B1 Oak Harbor 360-672-4459

Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Assistant Vice President Senior Mortgage Loan Originator Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist

(360) 969-5550 (866) 752-7500

32630 SR 20 • Oak Harbor 360.675.3755

Serving her fifth year as the Executive Director, she was raised on Whidbey Island and is a proud graduate of OHHS. The Chamber highlights the best of Oak Harbor and all of Whidbey Island, the staff takes pride in helping people discover the uniqueness of Island living. Each year the Chamber, in partnership with their member businesses, funds the 4th of July Fireworks Display, supports Military Appreciation, and organizes Holland Happening. The Chamber’s main focus is advocating for a healthy economic climate where businesses can thrive. Their goal is to connect local businesses with potential customers, raise awareness of the value of investing in the local economy, and fostering long-term relationships with local leaderships to ensure economic sustainability and jobs.

Alison Vande Castle,

Tammy Kelly, PCC

Tammy Kelly, PCC is a State Licensed Instructor & Technician with 20 years experience in the art of Permanent Cosmetics. With a degree in Psychology & a minor in Health - specializing in correction work, burn victims & cancer survivors - she offers free of charge procedures to all cancer patients on Whidbey Island. Coupeville has the training center where she trains students from all over the United States and now internationally. It has a private spa atmosphere for all Para-medical procedures. Oak Harbor Health & Beauty Medical Clinic -visit our website for a complete list of services. Consultations are Free. Tammy loves doing permanent cosmetics & has a free class every semester at Whidbey General Hospital - “Is Permanent Cosmetics Right for You?”

Executive Director

Lynette “Lyn” Bankowski

LYNETTE "LYN" BaNkowski MLo-304060 washiNgToN ExEMpT CoNsuMEr LoaN rEgisTraTioN #CLx-157293

Linda joined Burley’s in 1984, moving to Whidbey in 1988. She worked with the successful SAVE NAS Whidbey Task Force in 1991. Community involvement includes; former Island County Planning Commissioner; active member of Soroptimist; Vice President of Hospice of the Northwest Foundation Board. For 30 years, Linda has worked in various aspects of funeral service. Widowed at the age of 33, she understands the pain of loss and the benefits of pre-planning one’s arrangements. Linda is available to meet with you, answer your questions and assist you in making your arrangements. Call her today for an appointment.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

35 NW 1st street Coupeville, WA 98239 360-678-1200 Fax 360-678-1300

The newest member of our team, Alison (Wessendorf) Vande Castle, DPT, joined Coupeville Physical Therapy in June of 2011. Ali obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and is a recent graduate of the DPT program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Her specialty focus is working with amputees, pre- and postprosthetic training and gait training, and additionally is working toward a manual therapy certification. Driven to give the best care she can, she strives to treat each person as a whole. Ali grew up in Chicago, IL and moved to Anacortes in May of 2011 with her husband Bill, a Navy pilot at NAS Whidbey.

Kirk Kallander, DDS Creating Beautiful Smiles

Tara Hofkamp-Buckner, CDA

Certified Dental Assistant

Tara grew up in Oak Harbor and has been a certified dental assistant since 1998. “Our priority is to deliver high quality care and respect out patient’s time” Katherine Hargarten, OM

Office Manager

20 SW 8th Street Oak Harbor 360-240-0800

Katherine has been managing in the dental field since 1993. She says your smile is often the first impression-and when that smile is healthy and beautiful, it becomes an invaluable asset, both personally and professionally. Tracy Hargarten-Wolfe, RDH, BS


Tracy’s career in dentistry began over 20 years ago while she was still a student at Oak Harbor High School. “Being a dental hygienist allows me the opportunity to build lasting relationships with my patients while helping them achieve optimum health.”

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North & Central Whidbey Women IN BUSINESS



1199 SE DOCK STREET OAK HARBOR WA 98277 (360) 675-3030 •

THANK YOU to my friends, former and current clients (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!) for your friendship, repeat business and referrals. Because of YOU, I am blessed to be able to do what I love helping people buy and sell real estate in this beautiful place.

32895 SR 20, Oak Harbor I am honored to be your 360-914-7585 • 800-869-7129 trusted real estate advisor.

Helene Pantoleon Owner

Helene was born in Athens, Greece but raised in Vancouver, Canada. While attending school, her parents owned restaurants to provide for the family. She met & married Chris Pantoleon in 1990. They have 2 beautiful daughters. Together they have owned a number of restaurants. By far, Zorba’s has been their most successful. All due to a hands on approach and a strong work ethic.

Do you “nose” who your insurance agent is?

466 NE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Phone: (360) 675-5978 Fax: (360) 675-5986

Do you ever wonder just who your insurance agent really is? Do you want to know what you’re actually covered for, without all the insurance jargon? Let us take the guess work out of your insurance needs. We are all local residents (from left to right) Leslie Wheeler, Kristy Miller, Kim JaegerStaniford and Mimi Iverson –Johnson. We have strong ties to the community and strive to provide excellent customer service. From auto, home, and life insurance to business insurance and bonds – we are here to help unmask discounts and savings!

32955 SR 20 Oak Harbor 360-279-8322

Barb Lyter / Designer PO Box 1276 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 (360) 672-2059 Follow me on facebook

Member: Surface Design Association

Cheryl Kuss

Friendly, caring expertise for first-time homebuyers. Call today! Dawn Tennant

Senior Mortgage Loan Originator

(360) 679-9755 (866) 752-7500

Whidbey Inspiration is the creation of Lynn Copeland & our specialities include Custom Design Jewelry, Custom Embroidery, & Alterations & Tailoring. Lynn & her daughter Karen Daughtry custom design all their “ One of a Kind” jewelry pieces. Our design work includes orders for special occasions, to match a formal dress or just because a customer would like a one of a kind jewelry piece. Alterations & Tailoring offers the best price, fast service, unbeatable quality, 100% satisfaction, with over 42 years experience in Men Suits, Women & Children clothing, Military Uniforms & more. Lynn is a Bridal Consultant & is a specialist in wedding gowns and formal wear. Seamstress motto: If It Has A Seam In It, I Can Fix It!” Call Lynn today at 360-639-8409, email @ whidbeyinspiration@, or find her at www. Let Whidbey Inspiration make your world more beautiful today!

Cheryl came to Whidbey with her husband in 2005 and joined Burley’s in 2006. Cheryl began her career in funeral service in 1979 at Floral Hills in Lynnwood. She has always enjoyed working with families. In her words, “if we can make it a little easier for families at one of the worst times in their life, then we have fulfilled our mission.” Cheryl and her husband, Dick, live in Greenbank. They enjoy playing with their grandkids, and fishing/crabbing in the waters of Puget Sound in their boat. Cheryl is a breast cancer survivor of 7 years. Cheryl’s motto is “one day at a time and never look back.”

Dawn Hesselgrave

Virtual Office Services Business Owner

Funeral Director

Burley Funeral Chapel, Inc. 30 SE Ely Street Oak Harbor 360-675-3192

On the Surface was created by Barb Lyter in 2010 when she discovered that she could never find the perfect fabric to translate the ideas for her wearable art into reality. All of the fabrics used in the scarves, home textiles and clothing is dyed by hand specifically for the project. Embellishments used are hand embroidery, hand painting, beading, crochet, knitting, free motion embroidery and Sashiko embroidery, a 900 year old Japanese technique using traditional materials. All products produced by On the Surface are original designs and no kits or computer embroidery is ever used. Barb’s art is available at Garry Oak Gallery in Oak Harbor and at various shows. Call to schedule a private shopping experience at your home or office too! A full schedule of events is on her website and her facebook page.

Dawn tennant MLO-305224 washingtOn exeMpt COnsuMer LOan registratiOn #CLx-157293

Lynn Copeland

Custom Jewelry Designer

Oak Harbor 360-639-8409


Real Estate Advisor

Accountant and Tax Preparer Karen Breslauer began working for Jones Accounting Associates as an accountant and tax preparer in 1992 when she moved to Oak Harbor as a new Navy wife. She is originally from La Jolla, CA and obtained both a B.B.A. in Accounting and a B.A. in CommunicationsPublic Relations from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Her prior work experience included work at the accounting firm of Ernst and Young C.P.A. in Dallas, Texas . Karen relocated to Leonardtown, Maryland in 2005 and has been telecommuting for Jones Accounting since that time. Her favorite part of her job is the communication with the clients. As a member of the team that was voted “Best Accountant” for the Whidbey News Times - Best of Whidbey contest, she enjoys being a part of a company that strives for excellence. Karen serves on the executive board as treasurer for both St. Mary’s Youth Soccer and the Leonardtown Middle School PTA. She is also actively involved with the St Mary’s United travel soccer club and with Boy Scout Troop 420. While living in Oak Harbor she was the Whidbey Youth Soccer program registration chair and PTA volunteer at Hillcrest Elementary. When you work with Karen you are assured of confidentiality, integrity and excellent customer service.

Barb Lyter

Holly Reynolds

Branch Business Services provides busy business owners with the image amenities, support and organization of an office without the attendant costs, staff and hassles.

107 S. Main St. STE C102 Coupeville 360-678-7543

Dawn brings more than 20 years of accounting and administrative experience in both public and private sectors to her clients. This experience allows her to offer a number of services to you, including: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Phone Services and Secretarial Services, along with many other basic office services.

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Geri Morgan,

Sue Blouin CIC, ACSR


Your Real Estate Professional


Insurance Agent

Geri Morgan has been in the real estate sales profession for over 26 years, and a resident of Whidbey Island since 1969. Helping another person relocate to or on our beautiful island is always such a pleasure. What better job could there be than helping someone find paradise?

32895 SR 20, Oak Harbor 360-675-5915

Martha Wallin

The special benefit is becoming not only their “Realtor” but their “friend” as well. When asked if she liked what she did her reply was “There is no profession I would rather be in or any other place I’d rather live.”

Koetje Insurance

Division of Whitfield’s United Insurance Agencies, Inc.

Sue has been a licensed insurance agent for 37 years serving Whidbey Island. She has been with Koetje Insurance for 23 years. She is experienced in writing all lines of insurance including business, contractors, bonds, auto, home, motorcycle, boat and recreational vehicles. Sue welcomes and looks forward to handling the insurance needs of the Island County community where she has been a resident for 42 years. Please give Sue a call.

Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation llc

1811 NE 16th Ave. #A Oak Harbor 360-675-3447

775 NE Midway Blvd 675-5916 • 800-873-8606

Martha Wallin is an Oak Harbor native. She and husband Gary are the owners of Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation in Oak Harbor, the islands newest and only locally owned full service funeral home, reception center, crematory and pet cremation center. Martha serves as a Funeral Director Intern, as well as the Chief Financial Officer of the funeral home. For more than 20 years, she has worked for the Oak Harbor School District as Community Resources Coordinator. Martha serves families in all capacities of funeral service, including cremation. She and husband Gary represent nearly 50 years of personalized funeral service to the residents of Whidbey Island.



a service guide for health

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine DEBORAH R. HOUSEWORTH MAc, LAc, Dipl Ac

ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTAL MEDICINE Traditional Chinese Herbs Serving Islanders for 13 years Ease your disease Enhance your well-being Accepting most insurance Oak Harbor Office • 360-679-0221 Langley Office • 360-221-3466

Counseling and Psychotherapy Sal Barba, PhD

Neurofeedback Specialist Adult, Adolescent, Couple, Family Addressing adult & adolescent depression, anxiety, trauma, sleep disturbance, addiction, hypertension, chronic pain, migraine headaches, learning problems, TBI and stress related illnesses. Peak performance training. 27 years professional experience Insurance Provider Langley • 360-221-7525 Oak Harbor • 360-240-3114

MARGARET G. POTCHATEK, PSY.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist Adults & Couples Therapy Office in Coupeville 360-675-9545

Dentists LUKE WEZEMAN, D.D.S. TIMOTHY D. WEZEMAN, D.D.S. Whidbey Avenue Dental Care Serving the community for over 25 years We offer superior service and quality care for the entire family. New patients welcome.

Please join us for a wonderful dental experience and discover something to smile about!

Midwifery Greenbank Women’s Clinic and Birth Center

Full scope midwifery care. Annual exams/birth control services for women of all ages Serving Whidbey Island for over 20 years. All Major Insurance, Tricare Accepted

360-678-3594 or 360-222-0122

Members of WA Dental Service & Regence Blueshield

Oak Harbor 360-679-1581


Balancing Body - Mind - Soul Relaxation, aromatherapy and Reiki massage. Most insurance accepted for injury treatment. Music CD’s, gift certificates, essential oils and more are available. 161 SE Barrington Dr 360-682-5491


Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

DR. MELISSA CHINN, DO Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology 201 Birch St. Coupeville, WA 98239 678-0831

Physical Therapy

Coupeville Physical Therapy GREG FRITZ, PT

An Independent Physical Therapy Clinic 202 N. Main, Suite 102 Coupeville, WA 98239 360-678-1200

Oak Harbor/Freeland/Clinton FAMILYCARE PHYSICAL THERAPY Jim Christensen, PT Dan Markle, PTA Lesley Skarosi, PT 360-279-1445

Permanent Cosmetics FOREVER PRETTY

Where It’s All About YOU!

State Licensed Technicians and Instructors Tammy Kelly, PCC 18 yrs. exp. Oak Harbor & Coupeville 360-672-4459

and wellness on whidbey island Tai Chi & Qigong

Weight Loss

Slow, yet energizing movements, focused on breathing, building Core strength and muscles around arthritic joints. Improves stamina, balance, BP, flexibility, stiffness. Relieves Pain, Stress, Depression, relaxes mind & body, leaves one calm with a sense of strength and well being. Ongoing weekly classes - Morning & Evening Coupeville and Oak Harbor “Intro to Classical Tai Chi & Qigong 2-Hr. Workshop” taught each quarter, Coupeville.


Jill Vulcano Reed, sifu, 6th dan 40yrs exp Member of U.S. Martial Arts Association First Class Free … call 360-675-1464

Kathy Fry Independent Distributor

Prosthetics & Orthotics ISLAND PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS, INC. American Board Certified Washington State Licensed Dave Mathews, LCP

80 N Main Street • Coupeville 360-678-4700

Maximize Your Weight-Loss Success Increase your Energy, and Learn Nutrition for a Better Life 12-week ONLINE Weight Loss Challenge with a personal coach who advises proper nutrition, food choices and encourages exercise! Earn $ DOLLARS $ for losing your pounds and inches! Join from the comfort of your own home, free product sample pack, free recipes and more! Sign up TODAY:


Visit Great Shape Today:

Home Health Care Laurann Weidenbach, dba TLC HOME HEALTH CARE

Let me take care of you in the comfort of your own home.

I also run errands, doctor appts, shopping, light housekeeping, etc. Please call for Appointment or for More Info: 360-675-2527


JUST $1 PER LINE! (8 line min.)

Women in Business - North Whidbey 2011

Women in Business - North Whidbey 2011