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Women in business 2011

souTH WHiDbeY ReCoRD

Mary Donaty

Paradise Found Fiber Farm On any given day you will find Mary either tending to the animals or working on fiber. Over 30 years of spinning fiber into yarn, a studio store filled with Mary’s Yarns and hand crafted items made from Pygora Goat, Llama and Alpaca; Owner - Mary Donaty ‐ Fiber Artist seasonal produce; and fresh eggs, are what fill the days here at Paradise. We are OPEN WEEKENDS YEAR ROUND, Weekdays we ask you call ahead. EVENTS here: WIFFFS every September, Fiber Quest every Nov & May Details are on our web.

4081 Springwater Ln

Clinton WA 98236 360-579-1906

Jan Gunn

Christina Baldwin Ann Linnea Debbie Dix PeerSpirit, Inc.

Whidbey Pies It was my childhood ambition to grow up to be a trapeze artist. Life, however, had other plans and I have been a professional pie maker since 1986. Instead of thrilling audiences with flights of fancy, I have been thrilled to make people happy. Pie does that. I opened the Whidbey Pies Café in March of 2001. Before there was a kitchen I schlepped soup and pies down the hill from my cottage commercial kitchen in the back of a Toyota pickup. Whidbey Pies Café and Catering now employs approximately 20-25 people. The pie, café and catering crews are true professionals taking great pride in offering the best pie in the Northwest and deliciously prepared Greenbank Farm produce in the café and for catered events. Being a trapeze artist and a pie maker are not so different. Both require a certain degree of foolhardiness and a great back up crew holding the net.

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Marti Murphy One to One

Marti Murphy has been in the fitness industry on Whidbey Island for over 20 years. It is her goal with One to One Personal Training to promote healthy lifestyles for all age groups in the privacy of their own homes as well as now serving members of the Family Care Fitness Centers in Freeland and Clinton. She is certified to assist special populations, cancer survivors, post surgical clients and active individuals in obtaining their maximum fitness and health goals. One to One Personal Training helps you stay on top of your fitness goals by providing health education, mental and emotional support, goal setting, accountability, and tracking of results. Consistency is the key and Marti believes that “Life is an opportunity to exercise”. Her enthusiasm can be contagious!

One to One

Direct 360-221-5538 Cell 360-239-5775 Email:

Authors/teachers Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea are enjoying the second decade of their educational company, PeerSpirit, Inc. They offer facilitation and consulting (locally and globally), writing seminars, circle training, and wilderness adventures. Their office manager, Debbie Dix, has been with the company for 11 years and is an essential member of the team. Ann, Christina, and Debbie

Christina and Ann are authors of 9 books; including their co-authored book, The Circle Way, A Leader in Every Chair, and additional titles in nature studies, story and memoir. They offer local seminars at The Marsh House and communication consulting to local organizations. For information and book purchases, visit the PeerSpirit website and subscribe to their free monthly e-newsletter, The Circle Tale.

360-331-3580 • P.O. Box 550, Langley, WA

Shawn Nowlin joins Good Cheer as the new œ˜˜¦š“¤® ¦¤¢ŽŠŒ’ Coordinator. As a mother and community member, Shawn believes in the power of an actively involved community. She will help you find ways to be involved with Good Cheer as a client, volunteer, donor and shopper. Like us on Facebook for more information or e-mail

Gail Miller

Artisan Clay | Painting Crafted interiors of natural earth plaster & fine painted surfaces If you are looking for a unique ambiance for your home or office, walls finished in natural earth plaster are a wonderful solution. Whether your choice is a clay or lime plaster, the result will be a beautifully tactile, softly-textured surface that does not support mold or bacterial growth and is free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Both plasters are available in many colors. Painted surfaces of high-quality, low-odor VOC-free paints naturally complement plaster walls. With degrees in both interior design and architecture, Gail can help with your choices of all finishes. She has been plastering and painting Island homes and businesses for many years and is a trained ‘artisan applicator’ for American Clay. For a free estimate or to discuss a painting or plastering project, call or email Gail at:


Whidbey Home Watch A trusted, licensed and insured local company since 2009. We conduct through exterior/ interior home Susie Barnett & Helen Shields checks, including propane levels. We alert you to storm, water, vandalism, pest issues and send prompt email reports after each visit. We offer a variety of additional services i.e. opening homes for deliveries/contractors and monitoring remodeling projects. Our clients say it best: “I so appreciate you going by today, averting what could have been a slight disaster. We love your service!” P.B. “Thanks for handling the situation so professionally.” A.R.



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WOmEn In BUSInESS 2011

Terri Campbell Whidbey Water Services

Do you “nose� who your insurance agent is?

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 Jaeger-Staniford 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!

(360) 675-5978 (360) 675-5986 fax 466 NE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor, WA

Susie Williams, Jill Campbell, Tammy Fahey, Yu Williams, Bee Williams Island Recycling The Women at Island Recycling are always happy to guide you on the path to less garbage! We can point out the proper bins in our sleep! We also encourage you to “walk the dump� and see the sights and ravages of modern culture. We will help you sort your stuff, weigh your cans, show you where the batteries go, and sweep up the glass when you drop a tequila bottle. Come and see us!!

360-331-1727 • SR 525 north of Freeland

Terri manages Whidbey Water Services’ new office in Freeland. She specializes in all aspects of financial management of public water systems. She received an award last month from the Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts for providing exceptional leadership and support to her clients. Terri and her husband Andy have been in business together for thirty years. They moved to Whidbey Island in 1985. Terri is also a Christian Pastor, as well as a Notary Public.


Sarah Diers

ACE Hardware

Wander on Whidbey

Why do women work in your hardware store?

Visit Wander on Whidbey for clothing and gear that is perfect for your outdoor adventures and your Island lifestyle. Owner, Sarah Diers, is a passionate wanderer who can attest to the quality of the brands she sells, as she has field-tested much of the gear while traveling though the Arctic, Antarctic, and many places in between. Whether you are looking for a new tent or backpack, a great pair of shoes or a weather-resistant jacket, the staff at Wander on Whidbey can help you find the style that is best suited to your needs. We hope you WANDER in soon!

“They are the best people for the job and the roles they fulfill. Women are multitaskers, they are perceptive and ask good questions.â€? That’s what Diane Ellingson, owner of Freeland Ace Hardware for 13 years, feels. What do her women staffers think? They agree. We are skilled individuals, do-it-yourselfers, who get out of our safe zone and try things. We’re constantly learning and passing along tips. We are fixers with well rounded knowledge. Communicators, teachers who can dissect the problem and simplify the process. We have a creative perspective in relation to home dĂŠcor, color, design and trends. We remain sensitive, patient, empathetic. “We are emotionally availableâ€? says Heidi Jarvis from the Garden Center. As well as energetic and confident. To put it succinctly, “At home, I try to repair everything by myself. Working at a hardware store has been a great educationâ€? says Kari Gerow, store manager.

360-221-1127 225 Anthes Ave. #102 Langley Open Wed.-Sat. 10-6 Sun.-Mon. 12-5 | Closed Tues.


Whidbey Island Movement Center Jodi Strevel

Advanced Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer

Leslie Larch & Nicole Falso

Island Pilates Center

Leslie & Nicole are trained in the contemporary method of STOTT PILATES™, which incorporates modern principles of exercise science into the original method designed by the late Joseph Pilates. Practitioners notice improved posture, increased muscle strength, endurance, improved balance, alignment, and increased flexibility. Leslie’s teaching style emphasizes precision of movement, and a personalized curriculum helping clients achieve effective core support, strength, and stability in their daily lives. Nicole specializes in rigorous equipment workouts that leave her clients beaming and buffed. Her finely tuned eye for detail and youthful vigor inspires and nudges athletes and anti-exercisers alike to greater strength and body awareness.

It has been my pleasure to work in the community for over 20 years. I enjoy helping clients attain their goals for personal fitness or clinical rehabilitation. My scope of practice includes people at risk or have received medical treatment for a disease, pre-post surgery, pre-post natal, regain mobility, strength and range of motion. With one on one training in a private studio setting we will establish an effective program. Your program with guidance will ensure optimal results, and with careful and safe instruction we will reach your personal goals! Sojourn Studios accepts Insurance!

Amanda Murphy

Whidbey Island Yoga Amanda Murphy was originally certified in the Indra Devi branch of Hatha Yoga in 2001, and has since taken additional teacher trainings in the anatomy specific Iyengar Yoga, and the more athletic Ashtanga Yoga. Her classes are dynamic and physically challenging, with emphasis on physical adjustments, alignment, safety, and breath work. Her background as a massage therapist applies directly to the alignment and adjustment principles of yoga. WIY offers a broad range of classes and teachers, choose between a basic beginner series, an advanced Power class, or a gentle early morning flow.

Jodi also is teaching group classes at Island Movement Center.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 • The South Whidbey Record

Sheriff’s Report Tuesday, Oct. 4 10:42 a.m. — A resident on Brighton Beach Road reported a drifting 15- to 20-foot boat with an outboard and a canvas cabin. The caller could see the anchor line and said it must be dragging anchor. 1:42 p.m. — A man on Lancaster Road said five stray sheep were on his property. It’s been an ongoing problem for weeks. 2:28 p.m. — A woman evicted from her place on Wilkinson Road said her cat was still at the home. 4:38 p.m. — A package that was supposed to be delivered on Deer Lake Road went missing. 5:15 p.m. — A person with a dog bite from an incident on Wilkinson Road was in the emergency room at Whidbey General Hospital.

5:40 p.m. — A driver in a Saab convertible was driving erratically on Highway 525 near Marsh View Avenue. 8:13 p.m. — A blue Dodge truck was in the ditch on Woodard Avenue. 8:52 p.m. — A woman who lives in a geometric dome-shaped home said there was something big on her roof and she was scared. It sounded like something crawling. 9:17 p.m. — A 15-year-old said he was going to hurt himself. 11:12 p.m. — A woman at a Main Street business said her employee just came in and kicked her in the groin.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 1:24 p.m. — A woman on Smugglers Cove Road said someone damaged her Internet cable.

2:08 p.m. — Guns were reported stolen on Avonlee Lane. 4:39 p.m. — A woman on Fish Road said someone’s dog was in her yard and it was a problem.

Thursday, Oct. 6 1:01 p.m. — A caller said former renters were making death threats. 1:14 p.m. — A man was getting disorderly at a coffee spot on Highway 525. 7:06 p.m. — A driver in a newer model sedan with temporary tags was speeding and driving recklessly on Highway 525 near Aqua View Lane.

Friday, Oct. 7 9:20 a.m. — A woman said gift certificates were stolen from her purse Tuesday. 9:51 a.m. — A man said his iPhone was stolen while he was at a Main Street cafe. 10:34 a.m. — Three kids in a driveway were waving at cars near

Page A13 Smugglers Cove and Scurlock roads and a caller wanted police to check them out. 10:40 a.m. — A man was shooting crows with a shotgun on Witter Road. 11:34 a.m. — A caller on Mapleglen Road reported ongoing problems with people parking in the caller’s driveway and yard. 11:44 a.m. — Someone cut the lock on the cash box of a flower cart on Saratoga Road. 2:33 p.m. — A vehicle prowl that happened overnight was reported on Melody Lane. 3:03 p.m. — A woman on North Bluff Road wanted to talk to law enforcement about beach access near her home. 3:21 p.m. — A vehicle was keyed while parked on Humphrey Road. 6:18 p.m. — A man on Cultus Bay Road said the neighbor’s horses were in his field. 9:19 p.m. — A physical domestic assault was reported; someone was thrown down on the ground and

kicked. 10:04 p.m. — A possible DUI driver in a compact sedan was swerving on Highway 525 near Houston Road.

Friday, Oct. 8 1:22 a.m. — A barking dog was reported on Morningtown Place. 1:35 a.m. — A window was broken in a car prowl at the Clinton Park-and-Ride on Deer Lake Road. 10:21 a.m. — A boat house was broken into on Smugglers Cove Road. 12:45 p.m. — A woman on Midvale Road said her neighbors had been hostile to her contractor. 6:32 p.m. — A woman reported the possible violation of a court order. She said she found a voodoo doll in her mailbox. 9:55 p.m. — A rifle shot, or possibly fireworks, were heard on Layton Road. 11:14 p.m. — A shot was heard on Pleasant View Lane.


WOmEn In BUSInESS 2011

Moonraker Books

Nancy, Josh, Yvonne and Laurie

photo: Michael Stadler

Stephanie Coulon

We have loved being your bookstore for nearly forty years, watching our community change and grow.

Our customers have grown up with us and are now bringing their children and even grandchildren to be introduced to the joy of books.

Books to delight the mind

Cherub & Stacy Living Green

Cheryl “Cherub” Zimmermann and Stacy Wick have been growing the business and expanding into exciting and fun arenas for a year! Our new “Open Space” is alive and growing with classes of all kinds! Belief Boutique and Herb Shoppe are due to open at the end of this month with vintage, eco-friendly and recycled clothing, accessories, bulk herbs and an elixir tonic bar. Wellness programs and consultations are also available. We encourage you to come to Living Green for all your vitalizing needs. We offer supplements, natural groceries, healing bodywork, classes, a lending library, children’s play area and healthy food in our wonderful Vegetarian Cafe. Shopping locally strengthens the community, provides employment and ensures that Living Green will always be here for you! 360-221-8242 630A 2nd St., Langley

I moved to the island almost a year ago from Las Vegas Nevada with my husband and 13 year old daughter. I have been a licensed nail tech for over 15 years. The beauty industry is my passion and it is so fulfilling for me to provide such personal services. I love the interaction with the clients and the opportunity to watch them leave with a bigger smile than when they came in. I offer artificial nail services, manicures, pedicures, as well as Sunless Spray Tanning. I am meticulous about using good quality products, sanitation and disinfection, staying up to date with the trends, as well as providing consistent quality services. I believe it’s important to give back to the community. One dollar from EVERY service goes to charity all month long, all year. Each month I choose a new important cause. The more my business grows, the greater amount I will be able to donate. So far I have chosen Lymphoma Research Foundation, Good Cheer, and for this month it is Ryan’s House. I have the amounts and charities displayed in my salon for the public to see how supporting my business also helps others in need.

Your interests and tastes have informed our decisions and helped us become “your bookstore”. Moonraker Books has always been primarily staffed by women; come in and chat with Josh, Yvonne, Rosemary, Laurie and Nancy. We can help you find a title, select a gift or experience the thrill of a new discovery. We’d love to know what you’re reading! 221-6962 209 First Street Langley, WA

Live, Laugh & Lacquer Salon

360-221-7282 772 Camano Ave suite 204 B, Langley

Marcia Van Dyke Publisher

Whidbey News-Times South Whidbey Record Whidbey Crosswind Journal of the San Juans Islands Weekly Islands Sounder

Marcia Van Dyke is an outgoing and charismatic leader that has a natural talent to bring people together and spark enthusiasm everywhere she goes. In 1992, Van Dyke joined Sound Publishing as Advertising Sales Manager for the Whidbey News-Times. Van Dyke left Sound to pursue new opportunities, and returned as Publisher of the Whidbey News-Times and Northwest Navigator in 1999. In 2008, Van Dyke added the job of Publisher of the South Whidbey Record PO Box 1200 to her responsibilities. 107 S Main St, Ste E101 Van Dyke holds a degree Coupeville, WA 98239 in Sociology from the 360.675.6611 University of Redlands in southern California.

Did you miss out this year? Call us at 877-316-7276 to be a part next year’s