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Carolyn Jensen Brenda Daley

Whidbey Home Watch A trusted, licensed and insured local company since 2009. We conduct Helen Shields & Susie Barnett through exterior/ interior home 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.



Jensens Floor Coverings Since 1970

Awesome is how Carolyn Jensen describes her experience of working with people in her community. Helping bring a client’s project together from start to finish is just plain fun. When considering a remodel or a new construction project it can be overwhelming. Using her 21 years of design expertise with colors and textures, as well as her long standing relationship with her installers, she brings your vision to life. Carolyn welcomes Brenda Daley to her staff, as a job Estimator and Coordinator. She brings 17 years of experience in this industry to Jensens Floors. Brenda grew up on the Island and lives in Freeland with her family. Her relationship with builders and people in the community brings a high level of expertise. She has the ability to walk a job site and know what surface will work, how to solve installation problems and give product suggestions. Her energy and laugh warms anyone who meets her. We promise you a warm environment filled with wonderful product choices. Shop locally with us and we will make your experience a positive one!

360-221-1124 1659 Main St., Freeland


Mary Fisher

(360) 579-2329

Cultus Bay


Christina Baldwin Ann Linnea Debbie Dix PeerSpirit, Inc. Christina, Ann, and Debbie

Authors/teachers Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea 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 12 years and is an essential member of the team. 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. All titles available from their online e-store. 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

360-331-1727 • SR 525 north of Freeland

Insurance Agent Craven Insurance Inc.

Mary Fisher owner of Cultus Bay Nursery opened in 1986 in order to work out of the home while still raising 3 children. After a trip to England Mary was inspired to create an intimate & inspiring nursery where gardeners could come find great plants and learn how to use them. Various women have worked with Mary in the last 26 years of operation - starting with her oldest daughter Leah.

Visually delightful and informative email newsletter can be signed up for at

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!!

Kathy Craven

Cultus Bay Nursery

Currently Linda Apsitis works with Mary and Iggy, the greeter cat, makes folks feel welcome. The nursery has been written up in numerous national magazines and newspapers from Sunset to The New York Times, Better Homes and Gardens and Pacific Northwest Magazine to name a few.

Susie Williams, Jill Campbell, Yu Williams, Bee Williams Island Recycling

Kathy never expected to marry her boss when, in 1993, she accepted the offer to sell yacht insurance from Craven’s Seattle office. Now Kathy specializes in home, auto and boat insurance in their Clinton Office, while Bob, the commercial lines expert, manages their two offices, including Lake Stevens.

The business of Good Cheer relies on our many volunteers. The women who help us in the Food Bank, Distribution Center and Thrift Stores every day of the week embody the true spirit of Good Cheer. Like us on Facebook for more information or e-mail

Jan Gunn

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 now employs approximately 20-25 people. The pie and café 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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Owning an independent agency allows us to have personal relationships with our clients, providing them with the advocacy needed at the time of loss, and periodic reviews of their existing insurance. As an independent agency, we represent many different companies, tailoring policies to meet changing client needs as they age and retire. Over 35 years of experience, is our most valuable asset, while being able to speak directly with your agent anytime is most appreciated by our clientele. As owners of a business and home on Whidbey Island, Bob & Kathy Craven believe in our Buy-Local culture, which enriches the experience of community for all.

360-341-7200 6300 Storkson Dr., Clinton

ACE Hardware Why do women work in your hardware store? “They are the best people for the job and the roles they fulfill. Women are multi-taskers, they are perceptive and ask good questions.” That’s what Diane Ellingson, owner of Freeland

Ace Hardware for 16 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 décor, color, design and trends. We remain sensitive, patient, empathetic. “We are emotionally available” 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 education” says Kari 331-6799 Gerow, store manager.

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Moonraker Books

Terri Campbell Whidbey Water Services

We are the professional team at Whidbey Water Services who provide Financial Accounting, Administration, and Utility Billing along with many various Reports that meet the needs for Water Districts, Sewer Districts and Homeowners Associations throughout Whidbey Island. Our business motto is to provide friendly and courteous customer service to all those we serve. Front Row: Susan, Radisch, Teresa Curry, Back Row: Eloise Taylor, Terri Campbell (owner), Middle: KiKi (greeter).

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

221-6962 209 First Street Langley, WA

360-579-1956 PO Box 162, Clinton, WA

Cary Juriaans

Sharon Kerr

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

Island Accounting Solutions

Cary Loopuyt Jurriaans is the owner/director of the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio. In 2006, she started the Fall City Fine Art Studio in Washington. It was relocated to Langley, Whidbey Island in 2009. Cary was born and raised in the Netherlands and grew up among some of the most beautiful art in the world. Cary’s formal art training started at the Seattle Academy of Fine Art. She also studied at the Florence Academy of Art and attended many other workshops in Europe and the US. Cary comes from a family of painters. Whidbey Island FAS is a Studio/School where artists can study in depth with nationally renowned instructors. The School focuses on the fundamentals of art education. Education = skill = confidence = art. Whidbey Island FAS focuses on small classes with personal attention. They have exceptional Instructors and it is fun with attention to detail. The youth classes and beginning adult classes are online now at:

Accounting has always been a part of Sharon’s life. She has worked as a CPA, bookkeeper, and in personal wealth management. Sharon’s specialty is in creating financial systems for ease and simplicity: financial record keeping, accounts payable, receivables, payroll, B & O tax returns, communication liaison with your CPA and set-up for personal and retail business systems. Her passion is to help those who are in transition in their lives and need financial direction.

Rob Schouten Gallery Much of the success of the Rob Schouten Faith Victory Gallery can be attributed to the hard work, talent, warmth and friendliness of Victory Schouten and Faith Wilder. Drawing on their extensive knowledge of Whidbey arts and artists these two fabulous women ensure that your visit to the gallery is pleasant, inspiring and informative. Whether you are looking for that perfect work of local art to enhance your home or office, or visiting the gallery to see the monthly changing exhibitions, Victory and Faith’s welcoming presence make sure your visit is the highlight of your day.

(360) 222-3070 765 Wonn Rd. #C-103 Greenbank Farm

“It is an honor to serve as your county commissioner. My balanced approach and experience brings people together to solve tough problems.”

✓ 30 years small business owner ✓ two terms South Whidbey school board ✓ 3rd generation in Island County

Sharon can organize that shoe box of receipts, explain what the numbers represent to you and set up a financial schedule for money management. In addition, her strong understanding of accounting, along with her life experiences, has given her a unique foundation to empower you through an understanding of your financial position to realize your goals and dreams; caring, loving support for financial management of small businesses or personal accounts.

✓ Elected in 2008 as first woman Island County Commissioner

(206) 999-0702 Located in Boomerang at Ken’s Korner, Clinton Re-

Angie Homola




Island County Commissioner District D2 Architect, machinist, carpenter, small business owner, County Commissioner. Washingtonian for 30 years, Whidbey Islander for 16, military wife for 20, WSU graduate and Community volunteer. Angie understands the concerns of a crosssection of her constituency. Her intelligence and work ethic seal the deal. Let’s keep her in the business of caring for our County. Paid for by Citizens to Re-elect Angie Homola P.O. Box 1408 Oak Harbor 98277

Nancy, Josh, Yvonne and Laurie

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

Victory Schouten Faith Wilder

Charlene Brown Sharla Matthews Co-owners of Island Dance

Charlene Brown and Sharla Matthews, coowners of Island Dance and Gymnastics, strive to keep dance alive on south Whidbey. Together, they bring their various skills and talents to the studio, offering classes for toddlers through adult seniors, beginning level through professional. The studio, now in its new home at the historic old high school at 714 Camano Avenue, located next to Langley Middle School, provides a new look and “dance” feel. Watch for our upcoming open house or try some of our new classes!

360-341-1282 714 Camano Ave., Langley

Alison Vande Castle, dpt Alison grew up in Chicago, IL and moved to Anacortes in May of 2011 with her husband Bill, a Navy pilot at NAS Whidbey. Her interest in Physical Therapy came after a ballet injury in high school. She quickly became fascinated with the healing process and how the body accommodates for an injury. After high school, she pursued her BS in Exercise Science and the direct admit DPT program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Her specialty focus is working with amputees, pre- and post- prosthetic training, and gait training. Additionally, she is working toward a manual therapy certification. Driven to give the best care she can, she strives to treat each person as a whole. She is excited to learn about her new home through running, biking, hiking, and walking her dogs, Puck and DeeDee. Ali is busy during the fall and winter seasons following her favorite sports teams, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Blackhawks. PT COUPEVILLE 35 NW 1st St., Coupeville



PHYSICAL THERAPY An Independent Physical Therapy Clinic

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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:

Cari King, pta

With a background in physical fitness and personal training, Cari joined APT in January 2008 as an exercise technician while completing the Physical Therapist Assistant program through Whatcom Community College. Cari has always enjoyed health and fitness and was very excited to be able to pursue a career that would allow her to help people through their rehabilitation process and reach their full potential. Cari is pursuing continuing education in the areas of Musculoskeletal Unltrasound (MSKUS) Imaging, various manual therapy techniques, and Applied Functional Sciences (the application of functional movement in everyday life). She has a special interest in working with athletes of all ages, as well as those who enjoy remaining active in their every day lives. Over the next few years, she also would like to pursue continuing education in MSKUS imaging, manual therapy techniques and applied functional sciences as related to athletic performance. Cari enjoys many activities including hiking, kayaking, horse back riding, and making and flying kites.

35 NW 1st St., Coupeville 360-678-1200

Sine Hough SwissJust

I am an independent business owner with SwissJust-- a home based business, new in the Pacific Northwest, that uses Spas, Aromatherapy Demonstrations and Workshops to experience their 100% pure essential oil based products. They help you look, feel, sleep, think, move and breathe better—naturally. My personal mission is: “To share the great news of SwissJust with hundreds of families—to change their lives by helping them feel amazing in a healthy way and give them the opportunity for financial freedom. I lead a team who wants to make a difference in their family, community and world--ONE family at a time.” SwissJust is an 80 year old company, present in 35 countries with an awesome “sometime, part time or big time” business opportunity and there are currently less than 1,500 business partners here in the US.


PHYSICAL THERAPY An Independent Physical Therapy Clinic

Tonah Potter MS, CCC-SLP, has recently opened a new private practice offering speech and language therapy to the children of Whidbey Island. Tonah is a licensed and certified speech language pathologist with a Master of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She has been a resident of Whidbey Island for 14 years. Tonah has served children on the island while working for the Toddler Learning Center, the South Whidbey School District and at Whidbey General Hospital. Her new office is conveniently located in Freeland. Tonah will be accepting private insurance. Whidbey Children’s Speech Therapy offers families an opportunity to work with a speech therapist who is passionate about helping every child become the best communicator he or she can be. Tonah’s warmth and gentleness combined with excellent professional skills have made her loved by parents and children on the island. Please learn more about Tonah by visiting her website at, or email her at tonahpotterslp@gmail. com. She would love to have families stop by her office to meet her or give her a call at 425-238-0161.

Communication therapy with a heart! 425-238-0161 • 5508 South Harbor Avenue, Freeland

Dr. Jennifer SchiavoneRuthensteiner

OB/GYN Surgeon

General Surgeon

360-678-6799 205 S. Main St., Bldg A Coupeville


Whidbey Children’s Speech Therapy

Melissa Chinn, DO

Mary L. Oman, MD Mary L. Oman, MD is a General Surgeon practicing at WGH Surgical Services. Dr Oman graduated Medical School from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She completed her Internship and Residency at the University of South Carolina Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. She is Board Certified in General Surgery and has a Fellowship in Breast Diseases from the South Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Center. She holds advanced training and specialization in benign and malignant diseases of the breast and minimally invasive General Surgery procedures. Dr. Oman also specializes in surgical management of melanomas and complex burns, wounds, infections, as well as upper and lower GI Endoscopies.



Tonah Potter ms, ccc-slp

Melissa Chinn, DO practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at Island Women’s Healthcare in Coupeville. Dr. Chinn attended Medical School at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Internship and Residency at University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Chinn is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Chinn provides complete obstetric and gynecological care as well as traditional and minimally invasive Gynecologic Surgery. 360-678-0831 201 Birch Street Coupeville

Toni Marthaller

Women to Wellness ‘A Women’s Health and Lifestyle Medicine Clinic’ “Women are different than men!” With an understanding and passion for women’s unique health care needs, Toni Marthaller-Andersen, Family Nurse Practitioner and founder of Women to Wellness, opened a two-day-a-week practice at the Greenbank Women’s Clinic and Birth Center in May of this year. You have spoken with your support! In December Women to Wellness will expand to full-time hours and continue to offer holistic, integrative and gender-specific women’s health care in a relaxed and comfortable environment. For more information, find us on the web at: For appointments call: 360-222-3131

Reboot Center for Innovative Medicine Dr. Jennifer Schiavone-Ruthensteiner is a licensed naturopathic physician, and passionate about being part of people’s healing journeys. Following her vision of offering care that focuses on rebuilding and restoring health naturally, she founded Reboot Center in 2005. Her clinic has evolved since that time to offer both preventive exams as well as acute care and restorative therapies for complex health conditions, including hormonal imbalances, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and autoimmune illnesses. Her treatments include BHRT, homeopathic medicines, herbs, cranial therapy, cellular cleansing therapies, and pharmaceutical prescriptions.

360-331-2464 5548 Myrtle Ave., Ste 202, Freeland

Rachel Pennington Massage Practitioner

As a Langley born resident of Whidbey Island Rachel is in the unique position to understand the needs of our community. Whether it be the commute, long hours at a desk, the self-employed, the unexpected injury, recovering from an injury or a medical procedure, sport activities, gardening or yard work, a hard physically demanding job, stress, or whatever life throws at you—Massage can be a benefit to you. It has been found that people can live healthier, happier lives when they take the time to focus on their bodies and the time it needs for relaxation and treatment. This is her goal and YOU deserve it, so take some time and see what massage can do for you! Rachel has been practicing since 2004 in the Langley area. She is available most week days and has late afternoon to evening appointments. She is also an active member of AMTA, NCBTMB and Whidbey Island Massage Guild. Most major medical insurances accepted.

360-221-HEAL (4325) 772 Camano Ave, Ste. #201B-A, Langley

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Jodi Strevel

Amanda Murphy

“A Journey Through Mindful Movement”

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.

Sojourn Studios

Whidbey Island Yoga

Experience Sojourn Suspension, a truly amazing and fun experience. Classes vary from gentle Yoga poses and breathing technique to athletic Movement and Strength. Visit our website at for information and class schedule. Offering a variety of classes at the studio including, Jazz, Tango, Feldenkrais, Zumba, Free Style Dance and more! Jodi has been a personal trainer and clinical exercise specialist and has been teaching classes since 1989 on Whidbey. Her specialty is helping people with pain and injury to reach their personal fitness goals. Sojourn Suspension is a technique that gives you all of that and more! We also offer Massage, Gyrotonic Training, Pilates Training, and cardio and weight equipment! Please note Open House and After Hours Tour November 9th from 6:30-8:30pm, tour, demo classes & refreshments!

5603 Bayview Road, Langley • 221-6543

Serafina Strickland lmp Artemisia

Leslie Larch & Nicole Falso

# MA 17871

Artemisia offers a luxurious menu of massage treatments customized to suit your Individual needs. Serafina has practiced massage on Whidbey Island for 11 years and recently relocated her practice to her home just south of Coupeville. “My focus at Artemisia is on the long-term benefits of massage on the body as well as in deeply nurturing spirit. My energy is focused on providing the very best skilled touch possible in each moment with my clients. My Asian-inspired and trained practice is one of “metta”, meaning loving kindness - and it is always an honor to assist my clients in their healing process through understanding the innate wisdom of their bodies. Serafina also offers excellent skin-care treatments using Naturopathica® botanical, organic products, the most luxurious being her signature seaweed facial and massage treatment which includes hot lemongrass steamed towels and an invigorating Inspired Bodywork For Women scalp massage!

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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 Sunday 10:30am class for Beginners, a Wednesday 10am Active Yoga class, a Thursday 6pm Gentle Vini Yoga class, and many more!


Island Pilates Center

Island Pilates Center will soon celebrate its 9th year! Our professional collaboration with Whidbey Island Yoga has resulted in a new class this fall. “PIYO” is the ultimate union of Pilates & Yoga from strengthening core to dynamic standing. Nicole and Amanda co-teach Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Leslie has added a new class designed to “Pilatesize” your daily movement whether gardening or marathon training, Tuesdays at 9am. Leslie and Nicole are certified with STOTT PILATES. We offer preparatory and modified exercises to accommodate every body type and physical ability.

360-221-8881 222 Anthes Ave., Porter Bldg. (above Whidbey Children’s Theater)

Moon Dickson, LMP

Kathryn Mackay Kolleen Kohlrus LMPs

Massage Therapy

I have grown my vegetables here for years and this spring I transplanted my massage practice to the island. You may have seen my massage booth at the Bayview Farmer’s Market.

Hawaiian Island Massage

Aloha from Hawai`ian Island Massage! You’ll find us in our new Clinton location, up the hill from the ferry, behind Chevron and DQ. Now in our ninth year on Whidbey Island, we continue to offer nurturing, relaxing, healing Hawai`ian massage as well as injury treatment, cranial sacral, pregnancy and sports massage. Visit – for “1st Visit Special”. Whidbey Island residents receive “kama`aina” (island locals) rates, 10% cash discount. Come experience the healing arts – Hawai’ian style! We accept most insurance plans, PIP and L&I. 360-221-8552 3600 Storkson Dr., #2-B, Clinton by Appointment, Mon-Sat

My work is effective for deep relaxation, rejuvenation and healing massage. I draw from over two decades of professional massage experience. My intention is for you to feel more connected and at ease in your body. Treatments can include deep tissue, lomi lomi, hot stone: from relaxation to injury work.

“Moon’s massage is one of the best—most effective sessions I’ve had in ten years!” Jill Clark, LMP, Langley 360-320-2484


Barb Nichols, lmp Sound Massage

Island Wellness Massage

Kim Rossi, lmp, cct

A unique blend of sound & vibrational therapy and physical bodywork... an unforgettable experience that is deeply nurturing, relaxing, and rejuvenating for the body, mind, heart and soul.

Licensed Massage Practitioner, Certified Cupping Therapist MA60091649 The goal of each session is to help relax, ease tension and balance the body. Types of massage offered: Deep Tissue/ Therapeutic, Swedish/Relaxation, Pregnancy, Hot Stone and Cupping Massage. Cupping uses negative pressure/suction to lift and loosen tense muscles and can be integrated into any session. Massage cupping achieves deep tissue results in less time and feels great! Spa treatments include: detoxifying seaweed cocoon, exfoliating sugar scrub, hydrating mud wrap and aromatherapy body wrap. Add-ons include: hot oil scalp massage, chakra balancing and foot scrub.

Hours by appointment • Located at Ken’s Korner, Ste. 207B studio: 360.221.2250 • cell: 206.832.6021 Look for Island Wellness Massage on Facebook Gift certificates available

Just entering the warmth and beauty of Barb’s massage studio, looking out to the water and mountains, your massage begins. Laying on the luxurious vibro acoustic water table, musical vibrations and warmth of the water in the table rise up through your body. You feel like you’re floating on air, and your whole body says “Ahhh...”

Alicia Curfman, Natasha Abramoff, Kirsten Fifield, Dina Thompson, Shirley Huffine, Heather Steffen. Chava Hill, Michelle DePew are not pictured.

Langley Salon & Spa Offering Men, Women and Childrens Haircuts, Color, Mani, Pedi, Acrylics, Massage, Facials, Waxing, Microdermabrasion.

120A 2nd St., Langley WA 221-8090 •

With 27 years of skill and experience as a massage therapist, Barb’s healing touch can easily be recognized and felt through the nurturing essence of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi bodywork. What’s truly amazing, and sooooo relaxing, is also being massaged from the inside out by physical vibrations and harmonic tones of Tibetan Singing Bowls played directly on the body. Muscles let go, stress easily melts away, mind chatter disappears, enabling a sense of inner peace and an inner glow to re-emerge from deep within. “Come see me soon—you’ll be ever so glad you did!”


6714 Kenney Way, Clinton

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Charlene Arnold Jennifer Pearson


I am thrilled to live and work on beautiful Whidbey Island, using my extensive local knowledge to empower your real estate decisions! As a successful full time Realtor, parent & grandparent, I bring a depth of experience, and a commitment to strengthen our community by mastering new business skills and volunteering for our incredible non-profit organizations! • • • • • • • •

National Association of Realtors “Green Designee” Certified Residential Specialist, CRS Accredited Buyers Representative, ABR Coldwell Banker “Previews” Specialist for Luxury Properties Coldwell Banker International “President’s Circle” Member Coldwell Banker Tara Properties “Chairman’s Award” Whidbey Island Realtors “Volunteer of the Year” Board Member of Goosefoot, Whidbey Watershed Stewards & Whidbey Island Association of Realtors and a WIN, Whidbey Island Nourishes, Volunteer

(206) 391-0189 cell (360) 221-0159 desk



Charlene Arnold has 30 years of buying and selling expertise on Whidbey Island. She is thrilled to partner and share that knowledge with her daughter, Jennifer Pearson who licensed earlier this year. Jennifer and her husband, Michael were raised on Whidbey Island and are now raising their 3 sons on South Whidbey. Charlene has served on several local boards including, South Whidbey Schools Foundation, Whidbey Island Center for Arts, Hearts and Hammers, Whidbey Island Garden Tour and is currently serving on the newly formed, Whidbey Island Community Education Center. Jennifer graduated from Western Washington University and went on to work in Biotechnology, Medical Manufacturing in the Human Resources field. She is now applies her talents to the Real Estate Profession. We look forward to the opportunity to help you with all your buying and selling needs on Whidbey Island.


Carol Hanson Real Estate Agent

With over three decades of real estate experience, I pride myself on effectively managing the ins and outs of today’s complicated transactions. You can count on my expertise, personalized service, grasp of real estate markets, seasoned judgment, and attention to detail. One of my Sellers recently described my work this way: “Gracious, extremely astute, collaborative, continuously informative – absolutely excellent!” My goal is to provide all of my Buyers and all of my Sellers with a level of service that warrants such an enthusiastic endorsement! My Commitment to You While the State of Washington allows a real estate broker to function as a Dual Agent, representing both the Buyer and the Seller in the same transaction, I take my commitment to each and every client seriously and will not compromise your interests by serving as a Dual Agent.



Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey

Linda Casale

Premier Broker Windermere South Whidbey I am honored to be one of 16 Executive Premier Directors representing Windermere in the Pacific Northwest. My professional reputation has been earned by representing home sellers and buyers of property with the highest standards of service. Whidbey Island is my home, and where I spend my time helping to make the quality of lives better for all who live here. My passion is marketing homes, and one of my best qualities is listening carefully. office: 360-331-5372 cell: 360-770-5550 Windermere/South Whidbey

Julie Bean

Real Estate Broker

If you want a DOWN-to-EARTH broker, call me!

Diane Lantz

Real Estate Broker As an individual real estate broker I can help you with your needs as regards buying and selling real estate. I also provide you with the exceptional real estate services and resources for which Coldwell Banker Tara Properties is known.

I add value to your home buying and selling experience by: • Providing you with education and resources about South Whidbey Island residence, vacation, or new construction properties. • Helping ensure you understand the process of property transactions from beginning to the end. • Lending you my extensive real estate experience so that you can avoid some common problems and pitfalls. Certified real estate professionals like me can help you navigate the real estate marketplace as it changes and in any circumstance. If I can’t answer your questions, I have the resources and connections to local business and experts who can provide you with the information you need.

direct: 360 320-1112 office: 360 331-6300 18205 SR 525, Freeland

Deborah Jones Realtor ®

What was I thinking so many years ago when I became a Realtor®? I was thinking how good I’d be at helping people find their perfect home. I was thinking Whidbey is a great place to live. I was thinking I love Whidbey. I was thinking I know Whidbey so well.

I will apply the same work ethic and energy to your transaction that I would apply if it were my own home. I strive for your satisfaction throughout the process right up to reaching the final goal of either buying your dream home or selling the home you own. Working together, you can be assured that you will be treated professionally and with respect.

cell: 206.601.8244 office: 360.331.6006 5531 Freeland Ave. Freeland, WA 98249

I was thinking I love problem solving and helping people realize their goals. I was thinking about real estate for years before I took the plunge. I was thinking, “I’m going to LOVE IT!!” … I still do! So if you’re thinking you are ready to buy a new home, sell your house or invest in property for the future, please think of me and give me a call. I’m happy to help.

360-331-1989 Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey

Sandra Menashe Dalton Realty

Whidbey Island has been my home for 36 years, and each year I appreciate it more and more. We live in a vibrant community, and surrounded by nature and beauty. Who could ask for more. With 11 years experience selling Real Estate with Dalton Realty, I take pride knowing I have helped my clients find just the right place, and make the right choices to have their homes sell. The biggest complement is when they refer me to their friends and family, that is when I know I did something right. I have consistently been among the top sellers in my office, and I attributes this success to listening, and really hearing what you have to say, being enthusiastic, and going the extra distance. Experience and knowledge through continuing education has helped, and the willingness to work hard. You have someone you can trust to work for you. I love giving back to this special community through my involvement with Hearts and Hammer, and Whidbey Island Nourishes since their inception, and most recently Friends of Friends. Let me help you when you are ready.

Dalton Realty Inc. 360-579-4950

Sheila White & Pam Grant PNC Mortgage

As Mortgage Loan Officers and Advisors in the Greater Whidbey Pam Grant Sheila White Island area and surrounding nmls #129265 nmls #252040 communities, Sheila and Pam are committed to helping clients achieve their homeownership goals by understanding each unique financial situation and providing lending solutions tailored to each borrowers specific needs and requirements. Personal service above expectations is the key to their success. Together, Sheila and Pam have over 30 years of lending experience on Whidbey Island and over 50 years experience in the lending industry. They are available to answer all your questions as part of their commitment to outstanding customer service. PNC Mortgage is a national lender which allows Sheila and Pam to provide mortgages for clients nationwide. PNC Mortgage is a division of PNC Bank which has been recognized nationally for its accomplishments including being named Bank of the Year in the US and ranked among the “Most Admired Companies”. PNC Mortgage is a direct lender for all their mortgage products including Conventional, Jumbo, FHA, VA and USDA loans.

360-331-8011 5531 Freeland Ave., Freeland

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Christa Canell

Marcia Marks Judi Gilbert

Branch Manager and LPO

Lindsey Shannon Escrow Assistant Trust the Professional Women of Land Title & Escrow Christa Canell, Branch Manager and LPO is an Island native and has just celebrated her 20th year with Land Title & Escrow. Lindsey Shannon, Escrow Assistant, is new to Whidbey Island and enjoying the amazing scenery and great people. She is loving her new career in Escrow and looks forward to new challenges every day.

Land Title and Escrow Company (360) 331-4838 5595 Harbor Ave, Ste C. Freeland, WA 98249

Marcia Marks Judi Gilbert 69236

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Whether you’re buying your first home or refinancing an existing loan, we have what you need including FHA mortgages, VA mortgages, conventional loans, jumbo loans, or construction loans. We can refinance your current loan or help you purchase your dream home, a second home or an investment property. We’ll thoroughly explain the loan process to help you understand your options. We provide expert guidance, quality information, and always keep you, our customer in mind throughout the process. Our goal is to earn your trust and be your lender for life, not just for a single transaction. Most banks are limited to offering just their mortgage products. As mortgage broker, we choose from several different lenders and place you with the lender that best fits your particular needs. Come see or call either Judith (Judi) Gilbert or Marcia Marks for a consultation about your specific mortgage situation. There’s no cost or obligation to learn about and review your options. We look forward to working with you, and exceeding your expectations! License # MB-96001

360-331-4663 • 1694 E. Main St., Suite 1, Freeland

Rita Comfort

Karen Krug

Comfort Farm & Vineyard

photo by Richard Duval

Northwest Mortgage Consultants

Our goal at Northwest Mortgage Consultants on each and every transaction is to find you the right type of loan, at the right rate. We’ll find you the mortgage that fits YOUR needs. wa mlo

“Comforts of Whidbey” winery is situated on a high bluff overlooking Saratoga Passage and the Cascade mountains, offering a unique setting for the Islands largest vineyard. The winery offers its estate wines, harvested as a community effort; as well as its Samaritan Series wines, allowing the winery to contribute substantially to local non-profit charities and food banks.

This past summer, for the first time, the winery offered its unique setting and combination of vineyard, farm and beautiful gardens as a backdrop for weddings. Couples found the winery to be a picture perfect place to start their lives together. Whether looking for fine wines, rural tranquility or thinking about a wedding or event, the Comfort of Whidbey winery would certainly be worth a visit.

Spoiled Dog Winery Karen Krug has long had a strong passion for fine wines, especially reds. The opportunity to build a vineyard and winery came in 2003 when Karen and her husband, Jack, gave up their work internationally overseas in order to care for Jack’s father. Extensive research and exploration led the Krug’s to Whidbey Island, ideal for growing Pinot Noir grapes.

The women at Spoiled Dog Winery are shown above: Michella Mattens, Karen Krug (owner), Donna Rice and Samantha (Sami).

Soils were prepped, grapes planted, and Spoiled Dog Winery created. Within a few years Spoiled Dog 2009 Estate Pinot Noir won Double Gold at the Seattle Wine Awards – top in the state. “Extraordinary Pinot Noir from the heart of Puget Sound”!

Rita works as vineyard manager as well as any other job that needs to be done on the farm, helping make Comforts of Whidbey winery a successful family business here on Whidbey Island.

Spoiled Dog Winery offers a variety of its award-winning red and white wines in the tasting room/winery located next to the vineyard. Guests can enjoy wine “from vine to bottle” and be enthusiastically greeted by Blue and Sami, the Australian Shepherd dogs who inspired the name “Spoiled Dog.”

(360) 969-2961 4361 Witter Rd. Langley

360-661-6226 5881 Maxwelton Rd., Langley

Virginia Bloom

Gail Liston, Co-owner

Blooms Winery – Taste for Wine & Art

Vino Amore Wine Shop

Blooms Winery has grown from a hobby to a full time business over the past 14 years. It is one of several businesses we have owned since moving to Whidbey Island in 1975. None, however, have been as fun as this one! We have received many prestigious awards for the wines we produce and have met many wonderful people. To have the ability to touch so many lives - artists who show their work here, musicians who play here, and folks who come in to relax and enjoy life a little – it’s a good feeling. Find us on FACEBOOK! Visit our tasting room, Taste For Wine & Art, in the Bayview Corner Cash Store. For more information visit or call 360-321-0515.

Whidbey Island Winery

Gail is delighted to have a business that allows her to indulge her love of good wine! She is especially interested in wine and food pairing, and sees wine as an affordable, every day luxury to be a part of any dinner table. Gail looks forward to helping customers match the perfect wine with their recipes, and to introducing them to new and interesting selections from all over the world. She and co-owner/husband Brian Plebanek believe wine is a simple pleasure that makes life a little sweeter. Enjoy!

360-331-7661 5575 Harbor Ave., Suite 102, Freeland

Elizabeth Osenbach Leah Waaramaki

Elizabeth & Leah wear many hats at Whidbey Island Winery, sharing responsibilities from the ground up in the cycle of vines to wines.

You will probably see Leah in the tasting room or out on the crush pad working on wine production as assistant winemaker. Elizabeth prefers to stay out of the limelight, managing all the background tasks that keep the business running smoothly and successfully. Teamwork keeps the passion for this crazy business vibrant and great wines are the reward.

Nominated again for King 5’s Best of The Northwest! 360-221-2040 5237 Langley Rd., Langley

Rio Rayne

Live Edge Farm Useless Bay Wines

Rio Rayne moved to Whidbey in the winter of 2008 with her husband, Ayo Lobón, and with the dream of growing vegetables and making wine. The following spring, the couple, along with Rio’s father, began Live Edge Farm on Sills Road overlooking Useless Bay and were regular vendors at the farmers markets. The farm is now wrapping up its second year offering a seasonal CSA where subscribers receive a weekly bag of fresh produce. Useless Bay Wines celebrated its first harvest in 2010 producing 450 cases. The winery works with several eastern Washington vineyards and produces small lots of handcrafted wines. A passion for quality fruit and careful winemaking is the core of the winery’s philosophy. All wines can be found on First Street in Langley at Useless Bay Wines’ new tasting room and wine shop. Offering tastings, wine by the glass and bottle and accompanied by a beautiful view of Saratoga Passage and relaxed deck seating.

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Diane Kaufman

Ott & Murphy Wines Diane Kaufman founded Ott & Murphy Wines with partners David Ott and Eric Murphy. Designer/Builder of both the winery on Swede Hill and Ott & Murphy Wines Tasting Room in Langley, Diane manages the tasting room in Langley with its staff of six. In addition, as business manager she directs planning and development as well as marketing. She sustains a vibrant local winery presence in Langley, a sophisticated space that provides intimate warmth and celebrates local artists and local products. 360-221-7131 204 1st Street, Langley

Women in Business - South Whidbey 2012 Edition  


Women in Business - South Whidbey 2012 Edition