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NOVAK, Continued from page A3 Generally, she will work with a client for six visits, to begin to develop new movement patterns. At that point she and her clients decide if they can benefit from continuing the work. Sometimes they will continue working with her on a schedule of once a month for several months. She does each a few group sessions and most of her clients are private pay. The favorite part of her job is “seeing someone’s life improve.” “I like the biomechanics,” she said. “It’s like solving a puzzle. But it’s much more than that. It’s helping people with the problems that are getting in the way of them living the life they want to and improving the quality of their lives.”

BIGELOW, Continued from page A5 “I love that part of my work,” she said. “Most tree arborists don’t like cats, let along going up a tree to get one. The fire department won’t do it anymore. But I’m happy to do it.” Thus far this year, she’s rescued 30 cats in the Kitsap and King counties area. She puts one thing first. “I learned from another cat rescuer that climber safety comes first,” she said. “The owner is frustrated and emotional and the cat is emotional and I have to keep my wits about me.” Once at the level of the cat (she been from 20 feet to more than 100 feet up a tree), she tries to make friends with it. But she knows what to do when she gains control of the

ANDERSON, Continued from page A6 “There’s a lot of ins and outs of the car to this work,” she joked. The best part of her job? She never gets lonely. “I get to meet so many animals,” she said. “And they all become like family.” The worst part? When an animal passes. “The absolute worst part of my job is losing a furry friend,” she said. “Some of these pets I have known for years. Some I’ve seen every day for years and it’s very hard.” Animals are such a part of her life that



She also likes mentoring other students who are studying movement related disciplines. Currently, she is mentoring a student learning Feldenkrais, which involves 800 hours of training. In her free time, she likes to knit and enjoying time with her husband, Robert, who recently retired after 34 years as the librarian at Seattle University. They’ve lived on Bainbridge Island since 2007. “Moving my home and work to Bainbridge Island has been wonderful,” she said. “I like the quieter, slower pace of life. There’s a calmness about the island. The people are nice and it’s a really pleasant community.” To reach Novak, email her at moving@, or call 206-842-4608. More can be found on her website, www. cat. She puts it in the bag. “The cat may look sweet,” she said. “But after all its been through, the claws may come out.” She comes back down to the ground and hands the cat to his or her owner, bag and all. As for payment for her rescues, it’s by donation. “I’ve gotten everything from a dozen farmfresh eggs to a couple hundred dollars,” Bigelow said. “It all evens out in the end.” To find out more, go to www.katybigelow. com, or call 206-351-1375.

Molly McCabe Residential Designer and Licensed Contractor Molly McCabe, an award winning residential designer and licensed general contractor, is the founder and co-owner of the design-build firm, A Kitchen That Works LLC. Her diverse design portfolio is testimony to her collaborative approach, whereby each project is a true reflection of her clients and their lifestyle. Molly has published numerous articles on design and construction, presented both locally and nationally on the topics of design and construction and consults to other designers, architects and contractors on home appliance specifications. She holds the professional designation of Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer, Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Certified Green Professional. Molly’s firm has been recognized by for Best in Customer Satisfaction for 2013, 2014 and 2015, Best of the West Sound Readers Choice Awards as Best Remodeler for 2014 & 2015 along with several design awards.

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she also serves on the board of directors of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap. She helps plan fundraising events and is most proud that the organization helps animals stay in their homes by helping pet owners with needed expenses. When she has a moment to herself, she knows just exactly how she wants to spend it. “Being at home with my own animals,” she said. “That’s Heaven.” To contact her, call 206-660-6090, or email Her website is

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