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Who's Who IN BUSINESS ON WHIDBEY ISLAND 2018

A SUPPLEMENT TO THE WHIDBEY NEWS-TIMES & SOUTH WHIDBEY RECORD

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WHIDBEY ISLAND’S WARMEST & MOST WELCOMING CANNABIS STORE Island Herb is a 21+ recreational cannabis retail shop and dispensary located on the south end of beautiful Whidbey Island, in the town of Freeland. From the moment you walk in the door, you can tell there's something different about this place. Lucas Jushinski, Island Herb’s founder, envisioned a space that felt warm and inviting and he brought this to life through creativity, color, and a handpicked art. It's not just the decor that's different though. Eric, Island Herb's manager, sums up the store’s ethos nicely, "We believe in people. We treat our s own people well and love to give back to the community that’s supported our growth on the island.” Island Herb’s doors are open daily 8A-8P. You can find them at 5565 Vanbarr Pl, Freeland, WA or online at www.WhidbeyIslandHerb.com. Have a question? Give the team a call at 360-331-0140. This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with the consumption of this product. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.


Who's Who of 2018 Brandon Biehler, DMD ...............................................8

Land Title & Escrow - Oak Harbor ............................6

Chicago Title Company .............................................9

Lyn Bankowski/Alaska USA Mortgage Co. ..............9

Dawn Tennant/Alaska USA Mortgage Co. ...............9

Premier Title of Island County ...................................8

DeRhonda Porter/Alaska USA Mortgage Co. .........9

Sharon Boyle - Windermere South ..............................8

Northwest Fine Furnishing .........................................8 Wayne Locke and Sheila Davies - Remax ..................12 Harriet Berg, EA ..........................................................6 Whidbey Island Bank ..................................................5 Hearing Health Services .............................................7

Whidbey Island Bank - Anacortes .............................10

J. Johnson Insurance ..................................................8 Whidbey Island Herb .................................................2 Judith Zapanta-Borras, Keller Williams .....................4 Whidbey Memorial Funeral Home ..............................6 Land Title & Escrow - Freeland .................................7 Whidbey News Group ................................................5

Who's Who 2018 whidbeynewstimes.com | southwhidbeyrecord.com EXECUTIVE EDITOR and PUBLISHER | Keven R. Graves kgraves@whidbeynewsgroup.com ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER | Kimberlly Winjum kwinjum@whidbeynewsgroup.com EDITOR | Jessie Stensland REPORTERS | Jim Waller, Patricia Guthrie, Laura Guido ADVERTISING | Nora Durand, Jocelyn Ialacci, Anni Powell, Jacy Anderson PRODUCTION MANAGER | Jennifer Wilkins CREATIVE | Erin Goodfellow, Gretchen Bundy ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT | Kaitlyn Martinez Additional copies of this special publication can be obtained from the offices of the Whidbey News Group: SOUTH WHIDBEY RECORD | 360-221-5300 WHIDBEY NEWS-TIMES | 360-675-6611 PO Box 1200, 107 S. Main Street, Suite E101 Coupeville, WA 98239 ©2018 Whidbey News Group, Sound Publishing Inc. Who's Who in Business on Whidbey Island 2018

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Oak Harbor's downtown Pioneer Way features a historic business district.

Island businesses offer diverse experience

Whidbey Island is a diverse place to live — in

both its beauty and business community.

Judith Zapanta-Borras Managing Broker

KELLERWILLIAMS REALTY

SERVING REAL ESTATE SINCE 1978 A Reputation for Excellence!

For 40 years, Judith has helped hundreds of clients with real estate transactions. She is a consistent Top Ranking Level Producer because of her priority care for her customers needs and satisfaction.

She provides professional service with honesty, reliability and dependability. Her knowledge and expertise assure constant consistent service. She is also dedicated and committed to the satisfaction of her clients. This has ranked her as one of the leading realtors in Oak Harbor since 1989.

CALL OR SEE HER TODAY. Cell 360-914-7759 • Other 360-675-1707 32650 SR 20, Suite E101 • Oak Harbor judith@whidbey.net

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Traveling the island from one end to the other will find each community has its own unique businesses that help enrich the cultural experiences this island has to offer. With scenic Deception Pass bringing hundreds of thousands of tourists to the island each year, it's no surprise that much of the island’s economy is tourist driven. But for those roughly 60,000 people who call Whidbey home, there is a thriving community of professionals offering goods and services, educational opportunities and recreational experiences. Whether you’re looking to satisfy your banking needs, seeking a medical professional or looking for that next good investment, there are options up and down the island. Oak Harbor is the island’s “big city” and is largely supported by the presence of

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. It offers the hustle and bustle of many businesses, large and small, from the big box retailer to the independent small business owner. While Coupeville is rich in historical and agricultural landscape, it also serves as home to two of the island's largest employers, the island’s public hospital and Island County. Those two entities offer a network of services that expand throughout the island. The South Whidbey community is heavily dependent on tourism, offering many unique stores, restaurants and experiences catered toward visitors. And just in case any of those visitors are interested in making Whidbey their home, the island has a thriving community of real estate professionals ready to make that happen.

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Harriet Berg, EA

Enrolled Agent

Putting heart into quality service for over 10 years Serving Whidbey Island and beyond

Caring goes the extra mile With Whidbey Island’s most experienced funeral director we are here to serve all your funeral needs.

• Financial Advisor ¡ Investments and IRAs ¡ Retirement Planning

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

www.harrietberg.com

• Comprehensive Interview ¡ 1040s & all states ¡ Corporations/Partnerships ¡ Trusts/Estates/Nonprofits • Small Business Consulting

Paul & Heidi Kuzina, Owners

• Accounting/Payroll Services • IRS Problem Resolution • Military Tax Specialists

Securities offered through Cetera Financial Specialists, LLC, member FINRA/ SPIC. Cetera entities are under separate ownership from any other named entity.

Funeral Home

(360) 675-5777

746 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor info@whidbeymemorial.com • www.whidbeymemorial.com

Land Title And Escrow

OAK HARBOR ESCROW DEPARTMENT STAFF Left to Right: Jennie Rance, Lindsay Shannon, Kari Pittenridge, Patty Fakkema & Cathy West

ISLAND COUNTY TITLE DEPARTMENT STAFF Back row: Michele Kott, Bobbi Allen, Jim Secrest, Melissa Goldman Middle row: Tabitha Kirschenmann, Christi Rodger, Delilah Steele, Susie Thompson Front Row: Holly Mathers, Barry Tesch, Melanie Gloede Moore

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ESCROW DEPT 360-679-5055 • TITLE DEPT 360-675-2246 1080 NE 7th Avenue Ltco.com BEST Celebrating 78 years of serving Island and Skagit Counties

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Explore The Possibilities

“Service you deserve with people you trust”

Sharon Boyle Broker, Realtor®

Unparalleled Client Service Creative Comprehensive Professional Committed to Client Satisfaction

Celebrating 78 years of serving Island and Skagit Counties

Let me welcome you to Whidbey Island and facilitate your arrival as a newcomer by introducing you to our wealth of local resources. If you are moving on to a new destination and new dreams, let me collaborate, negotiate and assist with that process.

360-224-5266 sharonboyle@windermere.com 5531 Freeland Ave, Freeland Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey

“Information and knowledge of the market, process and local sources for home related services......all this with a friendly helpful attitude.... Sharon was always on top of things and willing to go the extra mile.”

Left to Right: Marissa Skaar, Christa Canell, Martine Schaeffer

FREELAND BRANCH ESCROW DEPT. 360-331-4838 5595 Harbor Ave, Ste C, Freeland

“Sharon was wonderful from start to finish with negotiations, organization and communication. She is on top of all aspects.”

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Voted Whidbey Island’s most trusted audiologist five years in a row! Dr. Jarrell has been serving the Whidbey Island community with quality hearing care since 1995 and specializes in helping individuals and families cope with hearing loss. She provides a full range of audiological services hearing solutions using state-of-the art technology.

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www.coupevillehearing.com

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360-678-1423

DR. KRISTINE JARRELL Audiologist

20 N.W. Birch St., Coupeville, WA 98239

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J. Johnson

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fine furnishings

Insurance, llc Expert Insurance Agents on Whidbey Island • Medicare Supplements, • Individual & Family Medicare Advantage Plans Plans & Prescription • Group Plans for Small Drug Plans Businesses • Life, Disability, Vision & Dental Plans We encourage you to contact our friendly staff today for a consultation to discuss your insurance needs. You can reach us by phone at 360-341-1848, or email us at jjins@whidbey.com. We're open Monday through Friday for your convenience.

Jim Johnson

jjins@whidbey.com

Independent Agent/Broker

Naomi DeMartini

jjinsure@whidbey.com Independent Agent

www.jjinshealthchoices.com 1635 Main Street, Suite A7, Freeland, WA 360-341-1848

Whidbey Smiles are the Happiest Smiles Brandon L. Biehler DMD

ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

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exams cleanings x-rays invisalign Call Katie to set up your appointment!

www.whidbeyislandsmiles.com 1659 Layton Rd, Freeland WA • 360-331-6100 8

CUSTOM SOFAS, LOTS OF BAR & COUNTER STOOLS, GARDEN ART, LONG DINING TABLES, HUNDREDS OF KITCHEN CHAIRS American Alder tops, drawer sides and frames • Plywood drawer bottoms • Mortise and tenon joinery add strength • Fluted dowels add strength and longevity • American Alder veneered side panels • English dovetail drawer construction • Whisper-quiet full extension metal ball bearing drawer slides • Adjustable glides on the bottom of legs

Hours: Mon - Sat 9:30-5:30, Sun 11-4 919 Riverside Drive  Mount Vernon, WA 98273 www.nwff.com  (360) 424-8455

Front Row: Theresa Nelms - Title Assistant, Kayla Skinner - Escrow Assistant/Office Comptroller, Amy Shockley Limited Practice Officer Back Row: Yamell Rodriguez - Receptionist/Title Assistant, Sarah Downs Title Typist, Justine Whan - Senior Title Officer, Liz Carstensen - Recorder / Title Assistant

FREELAND OFFICE: Kathy Enters Escrow/Branch Manager/LPO and Nikki Enters - Escrow Assistant

Premier Title of Island County

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499 NE Midway Blvd, Suite 2 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360-240-9610 5589 Harbor Ave., Suite C Freeland, WA 98249 360-331-3353 www.premiertitlewa.com

Premier Title of Island County brings a blend of experience and friendliness to make you and your clients feel at ease during the closing process. It is our goal to keep you coming back with that next transaction be it Refinancing, Sale, or Purchase. We appreciate and thank you for your business, and for those that have not had the opportunity to give us a try, we welcome your business. Please let us help you with one of the biggest decisions you will make, but truly rewarding. “The pride of home ownership.” In our Freeland Office, Kathy has been closing escrows on South Whidbey for over 23 years. Her daughter, Nikki joined her in her endeavor to continue to provide the best customer service available anywhere. With Kathy’s knowledge and experience you know that your closing will run smoothly and on time. 100% Locally Owned and Operated

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Lyn is a certified mortgage planning specialist with more than 20 years of experience. She takes pride in offering competitive rates, a variety of home loan products, low fees, and a friendly common-sense approach to lending. The best part of her job is the opportunity to consult with borrowers to find just the right home loan product for their life style. We’re Chicago Title Company! An Employee-Owned company serving Island County. With 108 years of combined Real Estate, Escrow and Title experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to handle any transaction. Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, you have a choice. Choose Chicago Title Company! We’re here to serve you!

“I strive to add value for each of my clients with expert advice and on-time closing.” - Lyn

Lyn Bankowksi NMLS #304060 | Assistant Vice President Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator Certified Military Housing Specialist

360-679-5633

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650 NE Midway Blvd, Suite 101 | Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Sue Patton, Lisa Hill, Sandy Engen, Chance Terrill, Tina McLaughlin, Heather Anderson, Angela Rezentes

770 NE Midway Blvd • Oak Harbor • (360) 675-0733

People you know. A name you trust.®

Washington Consumer Loan Company License #CL-157293

Dawn’s experience in the Human Services field gives her invaluable insight into the needs and expectations of homebuyers. A long-time Whidbey Island resident, her knowledge of the area and special loan programs benefit her clients. She provides friendly, confident, and timely communications ensuring her clients understand the entire home loan process.

DeRhonda has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. Her understanding of the home financing process provides her clients with the confidence to move forward, and their real estate agents the assurance of a smooth transaction. Add this to a large variety of low-fee home loan products, and you have a winning combination.

“I love it when a client calls me on the first day in their new home and shares their excitement.” - Dawn

“I do my best to set realistic expectations in the beginning of every loan to prevent surprises.” - DeRhonda

Dawn Tennant

De’Rhonda’ Porter

NMLS #305224 Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator Certified Military Housing Specialist

NMLS #94118 Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator Certified Military Housing Specialist

360-679-5632

direct d.tennant@alaskausamortgage.com www.dawntennant.com

360-679-5652

direct d.porter@alaskausamortgage.com www.rhondaporter.net

650 NE Midway Blvd, Suite 101 | Oak Harbor, WA 98277

650 NE Midway Blvd, Suite 101 | Oak Harbor, WA 98277

People you know. A name you trust.®

People you know. A name you trust.®

Washington Consumer Loan Company License #CL-157293

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Anacortes businesses offer little of everything Located on Fidalgo Island, Anacortes is located halfway between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. and is the destination point for the San Juan Island and international ferry runs for Washington state. The city offers an island getaway you can drive to, where visitors can stroll through the vibrant coastal community. All within walking distance you'll find the “Who’s Who” of Anacortes businesses offering a wide spectrum of professional and retail services as well as businesses offering experiences and entertainment. From the casual cafe to elegant dining, or the quirky to sophisticated shopping, art galleries to antique shops and unique accommodations, Anacortes offers a diverse business district. And with

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its own hospital and a variety of medical services and providers, Anacortes offers a thriving medical community. So whether you're just passing

through or here to stay, this coastal city offers the uniqueness of a tourist destination but the convenient services most bigger cities have to offer.

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WORKING WITH THOSE ACTIVELY SERVING OUR COUNTRY.

You are serving bravely for our country… now you’re ready for a new home. We understand your situation and have the knowledge to make the most of every selling and buying transaction. • • • • • •

We FOCUS solely on active military and veterans We are dedicated to 100% VA financing We understand equal housing and will help RESOLVE any issues We provide more than 70 years of combined EXPERIENCE We'll work with you through EVERY phase of the process - before, during, and after your purchase We offer unique PERKS unlike any other broker (ask us)

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Wayne Locke

call or text 360.929.0226 wayne@wayneonwhidbey.com

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call or text 360.929.7226 sheila@sheilaonwhidbey.com

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