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ainbridge Island’s working women do something more as they juggle the many demands of work and family. They also contribute, over and over again, to the philanthropic health and civic life of their community. They give to our auctions. They take on leadership positions and help to educate our children. They volunteer for groups working to house, clothe and feed islanders in need. So this week, take a moment to say thank you to the many women who, in one fashion or another, make this island run. Their contributions are immeasurable. The profiles featured in this section are paid advertising.


We at The Bainbridge Island Review salute them!

Marsha Novak

Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Physical Therapist Anat Baniel Method(sm) for Children

Connie Castellano

“Movement is crucial to every other brain function, including memory, emotion, language and learning. Our ‘higher’ brain functions have evolved from movement and still depend on it.” John Ratey MD- Harvard Medical School

Exclusive Designer of Original Fine Jewelry

For nearly 30 years I have been working with folks ranging from children with special needs to elite performers on movement issues so that they can optimize their physical abilities, and when appropriate increase their comfort. Inspired by the above quote I am now additionally working with movement as a tool to enhance what we typically think of as cognitive functions. I am especially interested in supporting children with learning disabilities and other school challenges.

(206) 842.4608 moving@drizzle.com movingwellbainbridge.com


Connie Castellano has been designing fine jewelry on Bainbridge Island since 1998. Her focus is on designing jewelry with distinctive elements of detail and fascination in gold and platinum. Connie enjoys listening to each customer’s specific design preference and personal style so that each treasure is constructed to withstand many years of enjoyment. Hand selected and family owned precious gemstones and diamonds are carefully graded according to the standards set by the Gemological Institute of America. Each gem is carefully and securely set to maximize fire and beauty....each finished piece of jewelry then becomes a treasured piece of timeless art. “My passion is creating fine jewelry that is exclusively original, just like her!”


For buying or selling a home, Kim is an energetic, full-time real estate agent/Realtor®. The key to her success is personalized service, which she provides for her clients with integrity and thoughtfulness. Kim listens to her clients’ concerns and gathers information, helping them make the most educated decisions possible. Kim’s expertise includes first-time buyers, waterfront, in-town living, condominiums and vacant land. Call Kim for support you can trust. 206.948.7135 • kim@kim-mclaughlin.com www.kim-mclaughlin.com

Connie Castellano, Bainbridge Island Jewelry Designer Since 1998 292 Ericksen Ave., Bainbridge Island | castellanovs1@msn.com | www.conniecastellano.com

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Patty Perez

Edward Jones-Financial Advisor / Member SIPC Patty was born and raised on Bainbridge and is very blessed to be able to raise her family here as well. She feels fortunate to be able to help her neighbors with all of their financial needs. Patty helps her clients understand their personal goals from college savings to retirement to insurance solutions, and create long-term investment solutions. She believes that meeting face to face and at convenient times with her clients builds strong relationships. Patty is active in the community as a member of the Bainbridge Island Rotary.


www.edwardjones.com 900 Winslow Way East Suite 150

Jenny Coates

Tax and Business Law Attorney Jenny, admitted to practice law in the states of Washington, New York and Massachusetts, holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School where she was a Deans Merit Scholar and served as an editor for the Journal of International Law. Jenny received a B.A., cum laude, in English from Yale University. She came to Bainbridge Island in 2006 after practicing law for 16 years in New York City at top tier law firms including Dewey Ballantine, Brown & Wood and Sidley Austin. After 4 years in the cross-border tax practice group at Dorsey & Whitney in Seattle, Jenny formed Jenny Coates Law, PLLC on Bainbridge Island. Jenny advises clients on a variety of international and domestic tax issues, business structuring, contract review and business planning. Jenny is currently a member of the Washington Bar Association, Section of Taxation, the Seattle Tax Practice Group and Washington Women in Tax. Jenny enjoys singing with the Bainbridge Chorale, and Amabile, playing ukulele, guitar and piano and she is a published poet. Jenny currently serves on the board and executive committee of Arts & Humanities Bainbridge and is on the advisory board of the Bainbridge Chorale. She also volunteers at Paws with her daughter Cymbeline.

206-780-7934 • jenny@jennycoateslaw.com • www.jennycoateslaw.com

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Mindy Anderson Aunty Min’s Specialized Pet Care, Inc Mindy Anderson started “Aunty Min’s Specialized Pet Care, Inc.” in 2002. “Aunty Min’s” provides professional pet care for your beloved pets in your home where your pets are most comfortable. Vacation care, mid-day dog walks, playtime, feeding, cleaning litter boxes, etc... Our goal is to help YOU get your pets the love, attention & proper exercise they need and deserve. AMSPC is licensed, insured, Pet First Aid & CPR certified, and a member of Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Mindy has also been involved with several local non-pro ts and currently serves on the BOD of PAWS of Bainbridge Island & North Kitsap. She particularly enjoys planning & working on fundraising events to help animals in need.


www.auntymins.com auntymin@comcast.net

Jen Pells

Broker Windermere Real Estate/Bainbridge Island, Inc. Jen is a full time real estate agent and she considers it a privilege to live and work on our beautiful island. She believes in preserving and cultivating vital aspects of our island like quality education and open spaces. Which is why she donates 3% of her closing commissions to island non-profits like Bainbridge Island Land Trust, Bainbridge Schools Foundation and Helpline House.

206.718.4337 jenniferpells.com Windermere RE | BI, Inc.

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Jan Johnson

Broker, Premier Director, Certified Negotiation Expert, Luxury Marketing Specialist, Seattle Five Star Realtor

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Rebecca Judd, Branch manager at the Bainbridge Island Library



When Rebecca Judd was a little girl growing up in Carbondale, Illinois, her parents took her to the public library once a week. She’d select a Nancy Drew mystery or another book on her list and they’d head home. So, it should come as no big surprise that Judd became a librarian. She is currently the branch manager at the Bainbridge Island Library, which is part of the Kitsap Regional Library. “I loved to read and I was always that kid with my head in a book,” Judd said. “I think those trips to the library as a child sparked my love for libraries.” In fact, she was a classics major in college, and studied architecture, geography, literature, philosophy and logic, graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Northwest University in Illinois. She later got a master’s in library science from Indiana University. “When I started to think about a career I thought about the library,” she said. “I liked that the mission of the public library is to connect readers to learning and to the community. That seemed to resonate with me.” She began her career at the Free Public Library in Bedford, Massachusetts, as head of the reference department. Four years later, she moved to Pelham, Massachusetts and became the library director. She also was coordinator for the Massachusetts Book Awards. She has now been with the

Bainbridge Library for the past nine years. “When I received the job with the Bainbridge Library, I couldn’t believe the opportunity I was going to have,” she said. “I felt like I won the lottery.” It was not only the beautiful Pacific Northwest location that thrilled her, but also the wonderful community. She felt a real sense of identity. “Bainbridge is a real reading community,” she said. “People here really support the library.” One of the great things about being a librarian are the great conversations. “People come in and you start talking and sharing and it’s really a learning experience,”she said. “And every day is different.” She also said the team of people she works with at the Bainbridge Library are excellent. “They are incredible and very dedicated,” Judd said. “They want to help people and promote reading and literacy.” Working at the Bainbridge Library is the best of both worlds because its like a small town library, she said, but it also has the resources of a larger system in the Kitsap Regional Library. “We have the benefit that we can meet our own community’s needs, while at the same time, with KRL we can work on the larger initiatives that help all of us.” Judd particularly appreciates the service and reference desk at the Bainbridge See JUDD, Page 7

Jan loves sharing the beauty of Bainbridge Island and working with people! She combines patient integrity with a sense of humor and has a reputation as an excellent, intuitive negotiator, with a strong Code of Ethics and an innate ability to sense her client’s needs while professionally assisting them toward their individual goals. Whether in search of your first home or dream estate, Jan offers 34 years of making a difference on Bainbridge Island, with a commitment to excellence and a dedication to personal service.

Cell: 206-371-8792 Email: janj@windermere.com

Ali Keys

Owner & Asethetician at Renew Day Spa Ali Keys is the Owner and one of the Aestheticians at Renew Day Spa. She graduated from Bainbridge High School in 2004, and then began her study in Aesthetics at the Euro Institute of Skin Care. After completing the program in July of 2006 she spent the next few years growing her knowledge of the industry by working in Spas on the island and in Poulsbo. At age 26 she purchased Renew in 2012, after being employed there for 2 years. She follows in her families footsteps, and is a 4th Generation Bainbridge Island business owner. Ali is the mother of two children, Mason 5 and Harper 2. When she is not at work you can usually find the three of them enjoying the outdoors by exploring our local beaches and parks.

(206) 842-6679 www.escapetorenew.com 400 Winslow Way Suite 170 Bainbridge Island, WA

“I feel truly grateful to be able to offer the exceptional women (and now one man) of Renew a place that they look forward coming into each day. We have all worked so hard and well together to create a place our guests look forward to visiting and leave feeling relaxed and enlightened after each visit.”



Dr. Lucia Vracin & Dr. Morgan Rilling Island Health & Chiropractic Dr. Lucia Vracin has been a valued and trusted chiropractor on Bainbridge Island for the last 21 years. She is proud to once again be voted “Best Chiropractor” for 2016. Dr. Lucia Vracin is very active in our community, participating with many organizations such as Arms Around Bainbridge, MS Walk, and the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Lucia Vracin is proud to announce the expansion of her practice with the addition of her new Associate, Dr. Morgan Rilling. Dr. Rilling’s commitment to integrity and patient-centered care is congruent with the guiding philosophy of Island Health & Chiropractic. With the addition of Dr. Rilling, office hours will be extended to six days a week.

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Wendy Indvik

Broker, M.Arch Windermere Real Estate/Bainbridge Island, Inc. Wendy Indvik offers clients a combination of professionalism and knowledge that is both thorough and supportive, whether introducing new buyers to Bainbridge or helping sellers prepare for an across-town move. A well-connected member of the Bainbridge community since 1996, Wendy’s familiarity with the personality of each island neighborhood helps her match people with the properties that suit them best. Wendy’s diverse résumé includes a master’s degree in architecture as well as experience in commercial development and non-profit housing. Identifying well-built structures on behalf of buyers, marketing homes effectively on behalf of sellers, and negotiating transactions strategically from either side of the table, this native New Englander has devoted her career since 2001 to helping others discover the greatness of Bainbridge Island.


Cell/Direct: 206-276-1031 • Office: 206-842-5626 Email: wendyindvik@windermere.com BainbridgeIslandResidential.com

9431 Coppertop Loop, Suite 204 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 www.islandhealthandchiropractic.com

Terry Klein

Managing Broker Windermere Real Estate/Bainbridge Island, Inc. Experience, knowledge and integrity are the guiding principles that shape Terry’s business. Terry is committed to excellence in service, people and properties, and she takes the time to listen. Terry grew up on Bainbridge Island and is a graduate of the University of Washington giving her a unique understanding of the opportunities available here. Terry works daily to maintain a keen awareness of the real estate market and the current inventory. She is a member of the Council of Residential Specialists, has earned the Graduate Realtor Institute Designation from the National Association of Realtors, and has four times been recognized as a Seattle Five Star Real Estate Agent.

206.949.3360 terryklein@windermere.com TerryKlein.com


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Integrated Wellness Center Chiropractic, Massage, Aquatic Therapy, & Laser

The wonderful women of Integrated Wellness Center are all committed to helping you become the healthiest person you can be! We are all working moms and understand the multitude of demands on your psyches and bodies. We get you and we are here for you! Weekend appointments are available!

206.842.4219 • 164 Knechtel Way NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 www.integratedwellnessbi.com

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Micky Molnaire, Director of Tourism and Marketing for the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce



If you need to know something — anything — about Bainbridge Island, Micky Molnaire is the person to ask. Molnaire is the director of marketing and tourism for the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, a position she has had for the past eight years. In that role, she “sells” Bainbridge Island to visitors, residents, business owners and anyone else who wants to know about Bainbridge. Her work includes editing the in-house brochures that tell folks about various aspects of the island, managing chamber-based websites, coordinating chamber volunteers and talking up the island to everybody. “I see my job as connecting people and information,” Molnaire said. “I connect visitors to things and places, businesses to each other, and people to whatever they’re needing. I like to empower people.” Her first professional job, after earning a bachelor’s degree in English, was to teach English to people in Germany and Iran. In 1979, when the revolution took place

in Iran, she came back to the U.S. for her safety. “I had friends who were in Seattle who wanted me to come to Seattle to teach English to Southeast Asian refugees who were settling there,” she said. “So I did.” In 1995, she moved to Bainbridge Island. When she got tired of commuting to Seattle for her teaching job with the Settle Public Schools District, she educated herself in computers and began a second career teaching computer programs to others. “It was kind of the same thing,” she said. “Computers were kind of a foreign language at the time.” It was the feeling of “ignorance” and not understanding the words that are being said that kept some people, especially business owners, from embracing computers, she said. “In the early years, men weren’t too fond of computers because they were seen as just glorified typewriters,” she said. “They saw it as women’s work. But once they saw what a spreadsheet could do for their See MOLNAIRE, Page 6



Elle Tatum

LDO and proud proprietress of Elle’s Island Spectacle

ELEVATE TO THE ART OF EYEWEAR “Enhancing vision while complimenting your innate style and creativity with spirited eyewear”

206 715-9475 Pleasant Beach Village – next to PAWS www.islandspectacle.com www.facebook.com/EllesIslandSpectacle

Heather Jaynes

MOLNAIRE, Continued from page 5 business, that all changed.” In 1999, she became the president of the first tourism and marketing group for Bainbridge Island and eventually that grew into her job at the chamber. Throughout her time at the chamber she’s taken on added responsibilities including being part of the North Kitsap Tourism Coalition, Bainbridge Business Women and Bainbridge Business Connections. The current focus of her work is to promote Bainbridge Island as a place to visit in the off season. “From May to September, there’s no problem getting tourists here,” she said. “And with the big cruise lines in Seattle, going to Alaska, many of those people take the ferry here to see what we’re all about. “But now, with our web presence, we’re working to show all the things that attract visitors to the island in the winter.” Many of the calls the chamber gets are to help organize group tours or events on the island and throughout North Kitsap. “They’ll ask about transportation around the island,” she said. “Or where they can take a large group for lunch. These are the kinds of things we are glad to help out with.” Another caller wanted to know

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where to take belly dancing lessons on Bainbridge, she told. And once in awhile, there’s that strange question that comes up that really can’t be answered. “We had a lady call and say she wanted to visit, but was very afraid to ride the ferry and cross the water,” Molnaire said. “So we told her she could travel around south and go over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. But she didn’t like bridges either. “Well, we told here ‘You know we are an island,’” Molnaire recalled. “She said ‘Can’t you fix that?’” Molnaire said because the staff in the chamber office has been around for years, they have a “pool of knowledge” and can answer most questions. As for when she’s not at work, Molnaire likes to cook, garden, read, and is writing a Regency romance novel, set in the 1800 to 1820s era. She has two master’s degrees in Western European Studies and teaching English as a foreign language and she grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. At the chamber, she feels she’s in the right place. “I like people,” she said. “I like to empower people. Pretty much everything I’ve done in my life has been to empower people.”

Owner Willowtree Market

Supplements, Healthy Food and Snacks, Natural Wines, Yoga and Meditation Props and more! The most fulfilling and meaningful parts of life are the getting to explore new things and meet new people! That is exactly what Willowtree Market (previously Willow’s Naturally) has done for Heather as new owner and she is super enthusiastic about the community connection that is happening! Heather believes that diving headfirst into a dream is sometimes the only thing to do! “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiam” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Nicole Niehaus

Founder and Owner of SWEET DEAL CLOTHING

206-842-2759 169 Winslow Way East Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 www.willowtreebainbridge.com

She is a wife and mother of three and has happily lived on Bainbridge Island for the last 14 years. As her business is approaching it’s 10 year anniversary next June, she wants to thank all her faithful, local customers for making Sweet Deal the success that it is. Sweet Deal has been voted #1 clothing store on Bainbridge Island the last few years in a row. Nicole attributes the successes to the fact the she has so much fun doing what she does. Who doesn’t love playing dress up with people all day long? She has thoroughly enjoyed outfitting and helping customers find that special something for every occasion. She loves guilt free buying for the shop so she can pass on all the “sweet deals” to her customers. Here’s to many more years and many more sweet deals to be had.

(206) 842-3233 184 Winslow Way E • Bainbridge Island www.sweetdealclothing.com


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JUDD, Continued from page 3 Library. “People come in with all kinds of questions,” she said. “Everything from ‘What businesses are in Kitsap County?’ to ‘Can you recommend a good book?’ to “Can you help me find a book on mushrooms?’ It’s wonderful to be able to connect people to the information they need.” And she’s had some humorous dealings with patrons, too. “I once had a library patron ask me for a best-selling book,” Judd said. “She couldn’t remember the title, only that the book was yellow. It took a little bit of sleuthing to figure out that she was looking for Kathryn

Stockett’s ‘The Help.’ But she was thrilled when we found it.” And then, there are those younger patrons who think her entire life is the library. “I had a child, maybe four or five, ask me where I slept,” Judd said. “At first, I wasn’t sure what he meant. But then I realized he thought I lived at the library. I explained to him that only books were lucky enough to live at the library.” And Judd enjoys gardening, yoga and, of course, reading. Judd can sum up her work in a couple of short sentences. “Libraries are a force of good in the world,” she said. “They are a great place to work.”

Barb McKenzie Managing Broker - REALTOR Barb McKenzie is a second generation REALTOR® representing buyers and sellers for over 27 years. Her clients appreciate her expertise in all aspects of Real Estate, Previews Specialist in the Luxury market, Senior Real Estate Specialist and Accredited Buyers Representative to mention just a few.

Sarah & Emma Hill Moving Services, Inc.

The Hill family takes the business of moving personally. Why? Because it’s our name on the trucks… and our reputation is on the line. We’re equipped and experienced at handling interstate moving throughout the continental U.S., in our own trucks, under our own name. So, whether we’re moving a piano, a precious object d’art, an entire business or the personal contents of your home, we consider the job a matter of Hill Family pride. And whether you’re moving across town or across the country . . . it’s handled. Call us, we can help!

206-842-6715 • 360-697-3969 800-833-9555 26394 Pioneer Way NW Poulsbo, WA 98370 www.hillmoving.com

Katy Bigelow Arborist Wondering about your trees? Talk to Katy Bigelow who works with those who live, work and design around trees. Katy is the fourth woman in the surrounding four states (and BC!) to achieve her level of accreditation as an arborist: Assessing tall trees for risk, writing reports for documentation purposes, competing in tree climbing competitions, rescuing cats stuck in trees ... hire your local woman arborist today to talk about all your tree related questions!

Katy Bigelow • 206-351-1375 www.katybigelow.com



Living on Bainbridge Island for over 20 years, Barb enjoys her time boating with family and friends and walking into town for her shopping!

“If you are lucky enough to live on an Island, you are Lucky enough!” barbmckenzie@cbbain.com ~ coldwellbankerbain.com/barbmckenzie

Sheila Phillips Educated Feet

Sheila is a certified dance instructor in Swing, Salsa, Ballroom, and Latin with 20 years of teaching experience. She finds special satisfaction in social partner dancing and has a unique capability of fine tuning individuals and couples to be their best, national award-winners included. Sheila’s professionalism along with her enthusiasm, patience & encouraging teaching style set a nice tone for easy & fun learning. On island, Sheila offers Park & Rec group classes, hosts monthly dances and teaches private & groups at her Educated Feet Studio. Gift certificates available.

(206) 842-3012 sheila@educatedfeet.net



Helena Soomer Lincoln Dentist

Helena Soomer Lincoln, D.D.S., Ph.D., a native Estonian, is a dentist, oral surgeon and mother of five. Dr. Lincoln specializes in oral surgery, implants and dentures – which she crafts in-house. She and her husband relocated to beautiful Bainbridge Island not only for its fairy tale like qualities for raising their family, but also because of her dream of opening up her own practice, Fairy Tale Dental. Dr. Lincoln’s gentle touch works magic to restore even the most damaged of smiles. Her patients range from the elderly to those affected by illness, periodontal disease or suffered an accident. She believes in being a role model for her children as well as giving back to the community. She serves on the board of Smile Partners, supports Fort Ward Youth Advisory and partners with Helpline House, ‘donating a smile’ to those in need.

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Lorraine “Lauren” Davee Managing Broker, Certified Negotiation Expert (C.N.E)

For over 25 years, Lorraine “Lauren” Davee has helped people relocate to Bainbridge Island and invest wisely in premier properties. Lauren can guide you through your real estate choices, from waterfront homes and view properties, to wooded estates, to pristine cottages, and luxury condominiums. Lauren’s business philosophy is to concentrate on long-term relationships, not short-term gains, so she is at her best in partnership with her clients. As the real estate expert on your team of professionals, she will use her in-depth local knowledge and seasoned abilities to advocate on your behalf.

206.794.3397 Lauren@LDavee.com BainbridgeIslandProperties.com

Marleen Martínez Sales and Marketing Consultant of the Bainbridge Island Review

I feel so fortunate to live on Bainbridge with its small town charm, friendly merchants and wonderful sense of community. After working in real estate for more than a decade - and continuing to work as a broker for Johansson Clark, I have expanded my career into the advertising field with the Bainbridge Review. It’s been rewarding for me to help push local businesses into the spotlight, earning “Ad of the Year” honors twice in the past three years in Washington state’s best newspapers competition.

115 Hall Brothers Loop NW • Suite 105 • Bainbridge Island 206.488.8006

206.842.6613 Sales and Marketing Consultant mmartinez@bainbridgereview.com


Providing successful marketing guidance is all about building relationships - getting to know my clients, exploring their needs and earning their trust. My goal is to exceed your expectations. Together we can craft the right message to deliver new customers and build your business.

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