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Profiles of Kitsap’s extraordinary women




I grew up in Kitsap County and enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest with my husband and two daughters. I love this community and am an active volunteer as well as serve in an advisory capacity, or on the board of several non-profit organizations. I joined First Federal with two decades of banking experience, as they support my passion for building relationships with local businesses and non-profit organizations. As a Commercial Relationship Manager, I am able to provide lending solutions and help businesses finance their dreams.

I was born and raised in Bremerton, and in 2014 I joined First Federal to open the first branch in Silverdale. As Customer Sales and Service Manager, I am dedicated to ensuring the best possible service for our customers. I support multiple non-profit organizations within Central Kitsap area and, in my spare time, I love to go camping and enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with my son and husband.

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I’ve lived in Kitsap County for 27 years, and I love spending time in this beautiful county with my husband and son. I chose a career in banking because I enjoy helping our clients achieve their goals. I am thrilled to be a part of the First Federal Bainbridge Island team because, through the bank and our First Federal Community Foundation, we make a positive and tangible impact on our communities.

Visit us at our two convenient Kitsap locations:


Bainbridge Island

3035 NW Bucklin Hill Road

323 NE High School Road Suite 7 > 800.800.1577

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itsap County’s working women do something more that just 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 take on mentoring and leadership positions. They volunteer for groups working to house, clothe and feed those in need. They help to educate our children. Most often, they are also are the center of family life and contribute in innumerable ways; financially

and emotionally to our overall well being. In the special section ahead you will find many profiles of Kitsap County’s extraordinary women in business, as well as articles on strategies for creating a work life balance, tips on how to improve time management skills, ways to empower women in your community, stress relief tips, when to ask for a raise, pregnancy in the workplace and even finding the creativity in your life. So take a moment the days and weeks ahead

Brenda Jorgens

Multimedia Advertising Executive

Misty-Lynn Hiykel

to say thank you to the women, who in one fashion or another have made our lives and our community a better place. From all of the women at the Kitsap Daily News Group, we thank you and hope you find this special section insightful.

ON THE COVER: Kristal Baker - Express Employment Professionals, Bremerton and Abigail Lopez - Abigail’s Artful Abode, Poulsbo, Members of Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB)

Holly Lawrence Office Administrator

Human Resources Manager

Brittany Tatro

Multimedia Advertising Executive

Lara Stanton

Multimedia Advertising Executive

Eran Kennedy Advertising Director

Lesley Rich-Smith Inside Sales, Employment Specialist

Lisa Holland Legals/Sales



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At Evergreen, we promote diversity and equality. We’re proud that Fortune and Great Place to Work® recognized us as one of the Best Workplaces for Women™ in 2019. And our commitment to promoting a diverse and equal workplace carries over to the work we do. We understand the true impact of homeownership and strive to put every client in the strongest position possible to purchase a home. Contact us today to learn more.

Elizabeth “Kansas” Carter SALES (866) 625-9811

Meeting customers and getting to know them while we figure out what vehicle will meet all their needs is my favorite thing. In the short time that I’ve been here, I’ve already had repeat customers and have also been sent friends and family members of my customers because I was able to make buying their car a fun and enjoyable process! I understand that car buying can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be that way! My number one goal is to create a remarkable experience for every one of my customers. Automotive Group

I look forward to working with you to help you find your next great vehicle. Just ask for Kansas!

Poulsbo NMLS 1138139 19089 Jensen Way NE Poulsbo, WA 98370 (360) 697-3444

Great Place to Work® is a registered trademark of Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. Best Workplaces for Women™ is a trademark of Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. © 2019 Evergreen Home Loans is a registered trade name of Evergreen Moneysource Mortgage Company® NMLS ID 3182. Trade/service marks are the property of Evergreen Home Loans. All rights reserved. Licensed under: Washington Consumer Loan Company CL-3182.

When I was young, I had no idea what I wanted to do when I started my career, and that remained true until I was introduced to the car business at Haselwood ChevroletBuick-GMC (HCBG). My prior work experience consisted of waitressing at several restaurants, until a serendipitous situation put me on HCBG’s doorstep about ten months ago. Since I began working here, the support and encouragement I’ve received from virtually every person in the company has been overwhelming in the best way. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to learn and grow while helping great people enjoy their car buying experience.

Silverdale NMLS 1147547 2021 NW Myhre Rd. Suite 112 Silverdale, WA 98383 (360) 698-6440

Hello to all! I’m Robbie Henwood with West Hills Honda. I have been in the automotive industry for over forty years, and have worked with multiple brands and auto dealers. I have been a car person ever since I can remember. From being the girl that went to all of the local Friday night quarter mile racing to wanting to learn more about cars. In 1998 I came to the Haselwood Chevrolet store as a parts counter person and two months later became the parts manager. I now currently work at the West Hills Honda store as the Outside Wholesale Manager for the last four years. The opportunities have been endless! Being able to assist all our customers with their wants and needs is Outside Wholesale always something new. I am always eager to Manager - Parts take on any ofchallenge or situation and look Great Place to Work® is a registered trademark Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. Best Workplaces for Women™ is a trademark Work® Institute, Inc. © 2019 Evergreen Home Loans is a atof Great it asPlace antoopportunity. ® registered trade name of Evergreen Moneysource Mortgage Company NMLS ID 3182. Trade/service marks (360) 473-1479 are the property of Evergreen Home Loans. All rights reserved. Licensed under: Washington Consumer Loan Company CL-3182. I focus on customer satisfaction! I know that my customer may not always remember what I did but they will remember how I made them feel! No matter what the sale may be, large or small, I want each customer to know that they MATTER! I always strive to ensure a remarkable experience!

Robbie Henwood

Automotive Group

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Silverdale Pediatrics


9910 Levin Rd Ste #200, Silverdale 360-692-8588

I am lucky to be mentored by a successful, educated, and experienced woman, who owns and runs her own business. Working with another female small business owner in the healthcare field has given me the opportunity to be successful in ways I never thought possible. I would not have realized this success had I tried to go it alone. Creating this partnership has allowed me to see that the sum of the parts really is greater than the whole. When people in small business support each other we can achieve so much more.

Niran Al-Agba, MD

- Nikki Banks on small business collaboration with Dr. Al-Agba

My name is Susan Sanchez, I’m a Kitsap County native who grew up in Bremerton.

With indelible enthusiasm, Kyrsten has been creating remarkable experiences for her customers at the West Hills Autoplex for 3.5 years. She delights in surprising people with a joyful car buying experience that is easy and transparent. She specializes in Volkswagen, Hyundai, Genesis and pre-owned vehicles. With an entire Autoplex of available manufacturers, Kyrsten always takes the time to listen to her customer’s needs while assisting them in finding the perfect vehicle.

Most of my family is still living here in Bremerton and I now have a family of my own living in the beautiful Manette area.

Susan Sanchez SALES MANAGER (360) 616-3271 Automotive Group

I was hired at Heartland Toyota in 2002, when I was just 21 years old. Starting so young in a company with so much to offer I didn’t even realize what I was looking for but I feel blessed that I ended up working for a company that has the same principles and loyalties to people and the community that I do. I’ve had a great opportunity with Haselwood Auto Group being able to work in many different facets of the auto industry from customer service, Internet sales, service advisor and currently I am the first female Sales Manager for Heartland Toyota. Purchasing a New or Pre-owned vehicle can be a very intimidating and exciting experience. I just want to be that friendly and familiar face that customers can rely on when they visit us. I’m very passionate about helping people. I want to make sure all our customers have someone they can come to if they need any information or help, before, during and after their vehicle purchase.

Nikki Banks DNP, CPNP

Kyrsten Blair SALES (360) 377-3855

When she is away from the dealership, you may see her with her three children in Port Orchard, at Dungeon Fitness training for the next Strongman competition, or perhaps even square dancing because she is always trying something new and outside of her comfort zone.

Whether you are looking for a vehicle for you, someone else or even services on your current vehicle (any make or model), she is a knowledgeable, warm and approachable point of contact.

Kyrsten is always ready to work with you! Pick a time to come in which fits your schedule, and then give her a call.

Automotive Group



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Four ways female founders turbocharge their businesses: BRANDPOINT


omen are starting businesses at a record pace, motivated to pursue passions, find financial independence and obtain the flexibility that eludes most traditional jobs. In the U.S. alone, women entrepreneurs generate $1.1 million in revenue on average across retail, professional and personal service businesses that have operated for 11 years. This stat comes from Visa’s new State of Female Entrepreneurship report, which informed their recently announced program, “She’s Next, Empowered by Visa,” a global initiative to support and champion women in their efforts to grow their small businesses. That’s powerful stuff, highlighting the important role women entrepreneurs play in

Jenny Coates PLLC

Lawyer Business and Tax Attorney 6100 Lynwood Center Road, NE 206-780-7934

the prosperity and economic development of local communities. The typical entrepreneur is 42 years old and earns nearly $110,000 in household income a year, making a profound difference in building and supporting families in the community. Clearly, female founders are coming into their own. In fact, the Visa study found that 79 percent of American women entrepreneurs feel more empowered now than they did five years ago. Still, key challenges exist: 73 percent say funding does not come easily, and nearly twothirds use their own funds to get started. Assembling a good team, finding the right tools and dealing with competitors are among the biggest challenges keeping women entrepreneurs up at night.

Jenny is a tax and business lawyer, providing a rare combination of tax expertise and business planning skills for clients on Bainbridge Island and elsewhere. In addition to her J.D., she has an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law and a B.A. in English Literature from Yale University. She came to Bainbridge Island in 2006 with her family after practicing law for 16 years in New York City at several large law firms, including Dewey Ballantine, Brown & Wood and Sidley Austin. Jenny was a member of the cross-border tax practice group of Dorsey & Whitney in Seattle for four years before forming Jenny Coates Law, PLLC with offices on Bainbridge. Jenny occasionally writes on M&A related tax issues for Bloomberg Law. Jenny frequently speaks on tax and other topics. When not practicing law, Jenny sings with the Bainbridge Chorale, the Amabile Choir, and the Bethany Lutheran Church Choir. She loves to write poetry and has poems included in published volumes of writing for the Grief Dialogues Project run by Elizabeth Coplan and several other anthologies. Jenny is a former Board member and current Advisory member for the Bainbridge Chorale and Arts & Humanities Bainbridge and has volunteered as an adoption counselor at PAWS in Lynwood Center. She lives on Bainbridge with her husband Samuel Brodsky, a pianist and piano teacher on the island, a large mastiff named Graham Cracker, a Kitsap humane rescue named Demeter and the family’s three cats. Her child Cymbeline Brody is happily as a freshmen at Carleton Collage in Northfield, Minnesota.

For any entrepreneur, it can feel like there’s never enough time or resources to grow a business. To help other entrepreneurs, and based on insights from the State of Female Entrepreneurship report, Visa polled four areas women entrepreneurs focus on to turbocharge success: Find mentors More than two-thirds said they wanted advice from fellow entrepreneurs. Relatable role models and mentors are invaluable when you’re making the leap to starting or building your own business. Find your feet Strategy development is critical for women Continued on page 7

Lauren Davee

Managing Broker, Certified Negotiation Expert (C.N.E) Windermere Real Estate For 29 years, Lauren Davee has helped people relocate to Bainbridge Island and invest wisely in premier properties. Lauren will 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.


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starting up their own company. Assembling a good team was a challenge encountered by 37 percent of women founders. Other challenges include finding the tools to grow and manage their business (36 percent); competition (36 percent); and growing as quickly as they need to (33 percent). Have a plan, and pursue your vision with passion. Gather capital to invest in your business Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business. Respondents cited profits and revenue growth as the top two priorities for improvement. Thirty-two percent of women would

Kim McCall

direct additional funding toward newer technology. Put in overtime When building a business, time is precious. Given the investment and high stakes that come with the territory, it comes as little surprise that a majority of women entrepreneurs (56 percent) are putting in more work hours than before they started their business. If you’ve joined the ranks of female entrepreneurs or are looking to do so, you can find support and other resources by signing up for the Female Founder Collective at, and visit “She’s Next, Empowered by Visa” at, where you can download and print a toolkit with tips and advice to help build and sustain your company.

Voted Best of Bainbridge 2018 & 2019 Since 2005, Kim has completed many noteable design projects and provided real estate staging to the island’s top realtors. But according to Kim, the foundation of her practice is you. “I consider a project successful when you get the look and function you want. I give you my honest input on what works best to achieve your goals, but I never forget that we’re working on your home; not mine or something from a magazine.”

Kim McCall Design & Staging

“My entire body of experience – design, project management, and customer service – helps me deliver great ideas then execute them to perfection. And hopefully, in a manner that’s as much fun for you as it is for me.”

Cheryl Mauer

Third Generation Islander…Next Generation Realtor Windermere Real Estate As a third generation islander, I enjoy sharing my understanding of the community, the schools, and the Real Estate market from first-hand experience. I got my first taste of entrepreneurship while picking and selling strawberries at my family’s farm on the island and working on my father’s commercial fishing boat in Alaska. After graduating from the University of Washington and working in the software industry for over a decade, I found my true passion in Real Estate. Since 2001, I have had the privilege of representing buyers and sellers as their trusted Real Estate advisor and am dedicated to building relationships with clients that last a lifetime. A referral to friends or family is the highest compliment I receive. It is important to me that I offer every client my experience and knowledge as well as strong marketing and negotiation skills, currently so critical for a successful outcome in this dynamic market.




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Rachele Turnbull Founder/ CEO P.O. Box 278, Poulsbo, WA 98370 19351 8th Avenue NE, Ste 106, Poulsbo, WA 98370 Office (360) 779-4464 Copyright 2019 Sound Publishing

Vice president: Terry R. Ward General manager: Steve Perry Advertising Director: Eran Kennedy

Molly McCabe

Editor: Nick Twietmeyer Creative artists: Bryon Kempf, Raquee Rivera

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’s firm has been recognized by Houzz. com for Best in Customer Service/Design for the years 2013-2019, voted Best Remodeler 20142019 in the Best of West Sound Readers Choice Awards and voted one of Bainbridge Island’s Best Contractors 2016-2019 by the readers of the Bainbridge Island Review. Molly is a published author and speaker on the topics of design and construction and holds the professional designation of Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer, Certified Living in Place Professional, Certified Green Professional and Certified Aging in Place Professional.

Residential Designer and Licensed Contractor

Molly has lived on Bainbridge Island with her husband Clive Pardy for nearly thirty years where they raised their children Kendra and Logan, volunteered with a variety of community groups and support the local economy by buying local and hiring local.

A Kitchen That Works LLC Specializing in Residential Design & Construction

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355 Ericksen Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.842.5450

Rachele Turnbull founded Clark Construction on Bainbridge Island in 2006, growing the company into the greater Puget Sound region’s premier construction firm. As the hands-on leader of a fast-growing construction company, Rachele wears many hats and plays a key role in every Clark project. From project management to accurate cost estimating, she uses skills honed during her many years in the construction industry. After earning a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University in 1996, She spent eight years as a project manager for an internationally recognized contractor before coming to Bainbridge Island to found her own construction company. Under Rachele’s leadership, Clark Construction’s team of highly skilled professionals brings experience in an impressive range of projects, of every scale, from home remodels to multimillion-dollar commercial projects. Clark is committed to building exceptional structures that reflect fine craftsmanship, superior attention to detail, outstanding value, and customer service that exceeds the expectations of every valued client.

Rachele is proud that as an employee-owned company, Clark provides ongoing professional development to its construction teams, staying in the industry forefront in efficiencies, materials, systems and sustainable practices. Her goal is to encourage positive growth and long-lasting relationships with the people (and employees) in her life. She is building Clark into a construction company unlike any other, one that’s passionate about its community and proud to support local causes and nonprofits. “The Bainbridge Island community has been vital in helping Clark grow, and we’re proud to give back in gratitude,” Rachele says. “We nurture a culture of volunteerism with our employees and donate substantial company resources, time and energy to help good people doing good work.”

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“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” — J. K. Rowling Representing

Broker | Real Estate Specialist

Bainbridge Island Real Estate

Helena Soomer Lincoln, Dentist

Fairy Tale Dental is a boutique dental office specializing in transformative dentistry. Fairy Tale Dental employs the latest technology and a unique, personal touch to deliver complete smile makeovers, often in the same day. Dr. Helena Soomer Lincoln uses the power of stories and songs to relax and transform patients. As Dr Lincoln finishes the story, the procedure is also completed, delivering a truly happy ending for each patient.


These patients helped Fairy Tale Dental to get awarded Best Small Business and Best of Bainbridge in the dentist category.

115 Hall Brothers Loop NW Suite 105, Bainbridge Island 206.488.8006 |

Whether celebrating a sentimental occasion or bringing New Life to a outdated piece I’m your gal! Winner “Best Jeweler” in the Best of Bainbridge the past three years in a row. Check out my reviews and designs on FB and Instagram

Robin Callahan Designs Custom Jewelry Designer, Metalsmith, Lapidary Artist 206.240.1681 RobinCallahanDesigns robincallahandesigns

Laurel Powell

Broker, Broker (206) 696-6930 (206) 696-6930 “Honesty and andintegrity. integrity. An An extreme extreme depth depth “Honestly local knowledge.... ofof local knowledge... Comprehensiveness and unparalleled Comprehensiveness and unparalleled follow-throughand andattention attentiontotodetail. detail.I I follow-through have worked withmany many realtorsthrough through have worked with realtors many transactions past and Laurel many transactions in in thethe past and Laurel Powell,hand hands down, is the benchmark Powell, down, is the benchmark by by which willbe bejudged.” judged.”~Jon Jon which allall will “Overthe thepst past four and a half years, husband I have completed “Over four and a half years, mymy husband andand I have completed threethree real real estate transactions with Laurel: First,purchase the purchase of a condo, small condo, then estate transactions with Laurel: First, the of a small then the the purchase of a house followed the the condo. Her advice purchase of a house followed by theby sale ofsale the of condo. Her advice throughthrough every every of the was spot on.”& Carolyn stetp of step the way wasway spon on.” ~Gil Gil & Carolyn

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“People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me.” — Princess Diana

Rebecca Robideau

Realor, Broker Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Real Estate was always a career I had hoped to pursue and in early 2018 I made that dream come true. I was raised in Senegal, W Africa, daughter of immigrants who came here to the USA in 1970, and then decided to make Africa home. Growing up in a third world country allowed me to be exposed to many diverse cultures. I also grew up speaking 5 languages. In 1997, I decided to pack 1 suit case and gave the “American Dream” a try. I landed in WA state and spent 15 years marketing live seafood into Asia. That business taught me a great deal about international business relationships, superior marketing and sales. I also developed grit. When I heard about Sothebys Inter Realty and the global reach they had for us brokers at our fingertips, I was sold. I have now been with Realogics Sothebys Inter Realty for almost 3 months and absolutely love it. I and my husband have 3 children. Our two oldest are pursuing their careers and our youngest is a Freshmen at NKHS. We love this area of the Peninsula and also have a home out west. I have traveled all over the world, but each time I come back to WA I feel so deeply blessed.

360.477.9785 |

“The aim is a person that is organized to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency, not through muscular strength, but through increased consciousness of how movement works.” – Moshe Feldenkrais It is our brains, not our muscles that result in coordinated, efficient, effective and comfortable movement. I use my skills as a Feldenkrais® practitioner to help folks of many ages and abilities access this.

Marsha Novak

The concept of mind-body connection suggests the second aspect of my work- creating embodied movement content to help work with life’s questions and challenges.

Feldenkrais® Practitioner, What might you do if you expanded your comfort zone? Physical Therapist, Anat Baniel Method(sm) for Children (206)-842-4608 | 381 Wallace Way NE Moving Well

Meg Burkett

Managing Broker


Meg is an award-winning broker with years of experience all over the island and the Kitsap Peninsula. Her clients appreciate her genuine caring approach to their investments and her guidance throughout the entire buying and selling process. Integrity, local knowledge, and professionalism are the secrets to her success. Waterfront or equestrian properties are her prime areas of expertise. Meg’s engagement in worldwide, hands-on aid and business training is the motivation behind her excellent service. Meg brings with her the perspective of growing up on the bay in Newport Beach, California and extensive studies and travel around the globe. She excels at helping clients relocate to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where she has lived and raised a family for over 30 years.

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Three ways to empower women in your community: BRANDPOINT


emale entrepreneurs make up approximately one-third of all entrepreneurs worldwide. It’s always a great time to highlight, support and applaud women in business, in your community and across the globe. Here are a few easy ways you can celebrate and support businesswomen and female entrepreneurs. Shop women-owned businesses Know about a restaurant, shop or serviceoriented business in your area that’s owned and operated by women entrepreneurs? (If you don’t, look through the rest of this publications to find some!). Go out of your way to shop at their location, refer friends and family members to their busi-

nesses, and be sure to let them know that you support their efforts in your community. Give them a boost by posting a positive review of their business on social media. Helping female-owned businesses thrive is a great way to empower women in your own backyard. Mentor women and girls in your industry Find ways to offer female students and younger employees a chance to learn more about educational and employment opportunities in your own field. Contact career counselors at high schools or local colleges and offer to let students shadow you at work, or give them a chance to do an informational interview with you to learn more about your business. Help them get connected within your busi-

ness network and share your experiences. If your employer is willing, develop an internship or on-the-job training program to encourage and empower up-and-coming women in your industry. Support companies actively involved in projects that empower women Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. and Dove Chocolate have pledged $1 million to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, specifically to empower women in West Africa. Dove Chocolate and CARE have partnered to empower women in the cocoa growing communities of Cote d’Ivoire after an assessment of women’s involvement in West African cocoa farms found that women were not benefiting

Lisa Sullivan & Julia Sullivan

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Island Health Massage Therapy is owned by Lisa Sullivan and Julia Sullivan, National Board Certified Massage Therapists, who specialize in Orthopedic Massage Therapy, Injury Treatment and Pain Management. Lisa and her family, are long time Bainbridge Island residents. She did her post graduate clinic work at Cortiva, Bastyr and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

SMILES COME EASY. When you’re treated like family. Marilyn Goldstein shares a moment with the granddaughter of our very first resident—Morgan Rohrbach, CEO and President.

Island Health Massage Therapy 206-842-3322

CALL FOR A TOUR! | 206-842-2500 |

Julia, a graduate of BHS and Pacific Lutheran University, is an accomplished swimmer, climber, cyclist, and runner who brings deep tissue and sports massage to IHMT. Mother and daughter team are very excited and happy to welcome you to their practice.

Veterans Victory Care | 9431 Coppertop Loop #102



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“The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of a mistake,” — Meg Whitman, CEO – Quibi Anissa Gouveia, owner and licensed massage therapist at Sun Mesa Massage in Port Orchard, wants to help people have a better quality of life by removing pain. She learned the benefits of helping others feel better when she would rub her father’s feet after a physically exhausting workday. As a teenager, she used her talent to relive her grandfather’s old Army injury in his shoulder. “Watching the pain and discomfort leave their eyes and knowing that I could help them made me feel fulfilled and happy.”

Anissa Gouveia

Massage Therapist Sun Mesa Massage

Danielle Sigrist

Owner and Founder, Namaskar Yoga Studios on Bainbridge Island

In addition to her local practice, she provides on-site therapy to athletes with Pickleball Central and the semipro football team The Kitsap Storm. She feels blessed that her clients of all ages and walks of life trust her touch to remove pain. She is celebrating her 10th anniversary this year at Sun Mesa Massage, and is proud to have been a finalist for best massage therapist in South Kitsap multiple years now.

Sun Mesa Massage 871 Bethel Ave Port Orchard, WA 360.271.1206



Our yoga studio is a place where every life and every story is valuable. We strive to listen to understand, not to react. Our goal is to be inclusive, to be accessible, and to be authentic to the moment. Namaskar Studios is your yoga home. The studio’s mission is to support and give back to the community, and truly exists for the benefit of community. For the love of the magnificent environment we live in, the studio contributes to both the Bainbridge Island Land Trust and Parks Foundation on a regular basis. Our yoga practices include meditation with spiritual insights, sustainable movement and personal awareness. We accommodate all levels, and have luxurious props and accessories to build your practice.

First Class Free • Classes daily for all levels Drop In $15/$13 seniors/$10 teachers and students See schedule and sign up online at

Barb McKenzie

Managing Broker REALTOR

There is so much to Love about our beautiful and quiet community of Bainbridge Island. From the familiar faces that greet me in a caring manner to the decadent restaurants that boast tastes from every corner of the world, Bainbridge Island is the place to be. Whether I am sitting having coffee with friends or just enjoying a quiet moment from my busy Real Estate day, I look around and smile! I feel so blessed to have called Bainbridge Island my home for over 24 years with many more to come. It’s hard to believe that 30 years have gone by since I began my Real Estate career, simply put…I Love my job! Someone once said, “If you are lucky enough to live on an Island, you are lucky enough.” I’m very lucky! 206-799-6851

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Run Amok Racing, Inc. began in 2018 under the direction of Ginger Johnson, a longtime South Kitsap native. Throughout her years in running, she has been a Brooks sponsored athlete and has won a number of races from the 5K up to marathons and 12 hour races. Today, Ginger is still running, but chasing after fun on the run! Her race experience over the last 20+ years gives her a unique perspective on what runners want on race day. She estimates that 1,000 runners participate each year in her 4 premiere races: Blake Island Trail Run, the Hippie Half Trail Marathon on Blake Island, and the summer and winter editions of the Yukon Do It! Race. The Blake Island races are unique in that the only way to get to the race is by boat. Run Amok charters Argosy Cruises to provide transportation, and serves a catered lunch with live music at the finish line. “I like to think of our races like a party, with a fun finish line.”

Ginger Johnson Founder

Next up for Run Amok Racing is the 10th anniversary of the Yukon Do It! Race on December 29th, where they expect about 500 racers and their family and friends to flock to the downtown area. This year, new Port Orchard Police Chief Matthew Brown is on deck to be the charity chaser. He’ll start the race last, and for every runner he passes Run Amok will donate $2 to the South Kitsap Helpline. They’re looking for business and individuals to match the donations. Ginger’s goal for Run Amok Racing is to continue to grow her premiere running events with more racers. She wants to to continue having a positive impact on her community and the local economy.

Run Amok Racing, Inc

Dr. Jennifer Sansen and her parents, Larry and Paula Wissinger.

Jennifer Sansen Owner

Kitsap Chiropractic and Natural Health

360-621-7303 |

Dr. Jennifer Sansen is celebrating her 25th year of family practice at Kitsap Chiropractic and Natural Health!

A chronic health condition that was not helped by medication was able to improve and then heal under Chiropractic care.

When not taking care of her patients she is often answering the phones, purchasing supplies and doing any task needed for the smooth running of the office. Even though running a business can be very challenging at times, her love for helping families heal naturally keeps her going.

Dr. Sansen’s passion is to empower other humans who either work for her or come in as patients. Helping others see that that ‘whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve’; Not only for a career and life but great health as well.

Early in life her mother instilled a drive to be able to support herself and enjoy what she does for a living. Her Dad always told her to look at challenges from the perspective of what is the worst thing that can happen, then when you look at it that way it’s not so scary anymore. Perseverance and action is the advice she gives to others in her sphere of influence. Dr. Sansen is local and graduated from South Kitsap in 1983. Originally in the Veterinary Medical field, her passion for Chiropractic care came after getting adjusted by Dr. Greg Fox in Gig Harbor.

Better health or even great health can be easier to achieve than you think. Dr. Sansen sees people who often come in thinking that is is “normal” to have pain and sickness as we get older, but the reality is that we were created to replace old sick cells with new healthy cells as long as there is no interference. Chiropractic removes inference from the nervous system so the body is better able to heal itself. For more information about services and techniques, please visit us at or call the office to speak to one of our team members.

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Pregnancy in the workplace: be safe, healthy and happy METROCREATIVE


ongratulations if you are pregnant! The next several months are certain to include many changes as you prepare for the arrival of your child. Whether you have been pregnant before or are about to become a mom for the first time, each experience is unique. And while dealing with the unexpected is part of being pregnant, pregnant women should expect their employers to treat them fairly as they continue to work. The first thing pregnant working women should know is that they have the right to work while pregnant. In the United States, it has been illegal to discriminate against pregnant women in the workplace since 1978, when the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed. In spite of the law, some employers may be less receptive to their female employees’ pregnancies, with some insisting they harbor good intentions, such as the woman’s safety. Businesses cannot fire employees for being pregnant, and many courts have ruled that decisions about the safety of the woman and fetus are up to the employee and her doctor, not her boss. On that same note, a company cannot refuse to hire a person simply because she’s pregnant. While pregnancy is a natural occurrence and one female bodies can accommodate, in some instances, work requirements may threaten the safety or the health of the fetus. Therefore, employers are under a duty to accommodate female workers who may need to modify their responsibilities due to their pregnancies. This can be a collaborative discussion, with both the employer and employee coming to a solution that works best for them. It is the employer’s responsibility to accommodate pregnant employees by removing barriers that may limit those employees’ ability to do their jobs. Each instance should be looked at individually. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, women in the United States are entitled to 12 weeks maternity leave.

Women can choose to use a portion of that maternity leave even before their children are born if physical limitations are making it challenging for them to continue working. Women should put their health and the safety of their unborn children ahead of their responsibilities at work. In addition, women should not hesitate to speak with their employers about their comfort levels while pregnant. If an issue arises, speak with your boss, who deserves the benefit of the doubt. In some instances, breastfeeding also is protected by law at job sites or at the office. It is best for women to familiarize them-

selves with breastfeeding policies ahead of time so they can make the proper accommodations. Pregnant women should discuss with their doctors which work activities are permissible and which should be avoided at particular times in the pregnancy. Every effort should be made to avoid toxic substances, and pregnant women should not lift heavy items or engage in any potentially risky physical activity. For more info about workplace rights, visit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at and the Office on Women’s Health at

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from cocoa production, even though they participate in more than half of cocoa-farming activities. The first stone was recently laid on a new marketplace for women-led businesses in the village of Gueyo, a centrally located commerce area nestled among the cocoa fields of Cote d’Ivoire (see photo). Consumers can help support these efforts, as $5 will be donated to CARE with every online purchase of qualifying Dove Chocolate Promises.

Melissa Mercogliano PT, DPT, OCS

Center for Orthopedic and Lymphatic Physical Therapy Owner/ Clinic Manager Melissa opened Center for Orthopedic and Lymphatic Physical Therapy (COLPT) in Port Orchard in 2000 as a clinic focused on treating patients recovering from cancer treatments, swelling issues and joint and muscle pain. Since then she has added 5 other providers and additional specialties in dizziness, vertigo, pelvic pain, incontinence, chronic pain, sports injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. The clinic continues to provide treatment which focuses on patient care and not dollars. COLPT sees each patient for 45-60 minute one to one treatments which include patient education to help patient’s succeed while emphasizing listening, care and compassion. Come be a part of the COLPT community.

463 Tremont St. W #100 Port Orchard, WA 98366 tel: (360) 874-0745 email:

Mary Burson Realtor

Keller Williams Real Estate 360-271-1977

I am dedicated to giving the best, friendliest customer service in the business, because selling real estate is not just my job, it’s been my passion for nearly two decades. I want to help buyers and sellers reach their real estate goals. I promise to LISTEN to my clients. Every family has a different vision of their dream home, so I will listen to your wishes and challenges, and give you sound, professional advice. My many years of experience and my commitment to providing exemplary full-time service will ensure you are extremely happy with your buying or selling experience. I enjoy meeting new clients throughout Kitsap County, and I would love to have you reach out to me to start your journey toward home ownership.



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“I have the hardest working group in the business.” Heather Larrin, CEO, Paramount Property Management Group


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Heather Larrin is the CEO of Paramount Property Management Group, Paramount Property Maintenance Group, Paramount Real Estate Investments, and Paramount Professional Services, in Port Orchard. Heather’s professional goal is to make life easier for those she serves. “Turning your home over to someone else to care for can be terrifying. We try to make it as easy as possible.” She does that by making homeowners and renters feel more comfortable and confident. With a growing list of properties, Paramount had a need for consistent, reliable maintenance and handyman service, so they developed an in-house licensed and bonded maintenance division, providing easy, timely repairs. On a bigger level, they developed their own construction division, followed by Paramount Property Investments, and Paramount Professional Services. They also started U.S. Landscaping to provide professional landscaping to beautify the properties around Kitsap, Pierce and Mason Counties. Heather began her real estate career in 2004 at Windermere Real Estate, as an assistant for Dana Soyat. Dana taught her the ins and outs of real estate, and continues to be an important mentor to this day. She then went on to assist other top realtors, including Barry Jones and James Bergstrom. James kept her on as an employee through the worst real estate recession of his career. In the late 2000’s, the real estate market experienced a drastic slow down. Many homeowners felt trapped, unable to sell their homes. James had a vision of starting a property management company and wanted Heather to play a major role. In 2011, Paramount Property Management Group was started to help those desperate families facing foreclosure by offering a solution to rent their homes, turning a negative liability back into a performing asset. Today they manage more than 300 properties in Kitsap County, Mason County, Pierce County, and a few in the greater Seattle area.

at 3210 Mile Hill Dr, Suite 201, in Port Orchard. They are often heard referring to each other as family members instead of coworkers. Their close bond drives them to not only do better for their community, but for each other. A quality not found anywhere else. Heather believes that community is vital. Our friends, parents, siblings, and kids all live here. We have a duty to do what we can for our community. Paramount really pulled together after the tornado tore through Port Orchard last December. Heather and her team were out picking up debris and helping the neighbors that were affected. Even though it was windy, pouring down rain, and just days before Christmas, the team felt blessed and honored to be out making a difference in their community. Individually and as a team, they’re working together to support multiple charitable causes, including Rescue Freedom, World Vision, Soldiers Angels, Team R.W.B., youth summer camps, Christmas for Kids programs and various cancer fundraisers. Additionally, Paramount offers a yearly scholarship to a student from South Kitsap High School. On a daily basis Heather marches on, putting her energy and passion toward making life easier for others, beginning with her family and staff, encompassing all of her valued homeowners, renters and vendors. She does her best to make things better than how she found them and she encourages everyone to embrace their neighbors and community.

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Their team takes the trust of homeowners to heart. “I have the hardest working group in the business. Any one of them may be up at the crack of dawn, or responding to an emergency in the middle of the night. We make sure we’re taking care of our owners and tenants. It’s not a simple job. It takes loyalty and dedication from everyone on our team.” There are 10 staff members working out of their office


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“Hopefully in the future, generational challenges will be measured by achievement, not gender.” - Safra A. Catz, Co-CEO – Oracle Corporation Schelley Dyess Financial Advisors, Edward Jones I began my Edward Jones career in 1999 and as a Financial Advisor in 2007 here in Port Orchard, Washington. It is significant to me to be in the community that I was raised in. When it comes to your financial future, it’s important to work with someone who takes time to understand you and your situation. We take a step-by-step approach to identify your goals and develop specific strategies to help you achieve them. Contact me today and see how personal service can make a difference.

(360) 876-3835 | 2299 Bethel Ste 102, Port Orchard

Located at 821 Bay Street in beautiful Port Orchard, Mallory Jackson opened Custom Picture Framing in 1994. She has an extensive art background and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Kitsap County Art Commission and the Sidney Art Gallery. She was honored as the very first Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce “Small Business of the Year” and has won numerous awards for her custom framing.

Mallory Jackson Owner at Custom Picture Framing

Custom Picture Framing offers museum quality framing completed in house and by hand. In addition to traditional framing, they specialize in 3-D memory boxes and will provide you with a full consultation to explain all your available options. Open every Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat 11am to 4pm or by appointment. (360) 876-1031

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE Words that Kim Ingham, VP of Member Engagement, lives by. Kim has been a credit union professional for over 25 years and is in charge of our branch structure and overall operations of Peninsula Credit Union. PCU is a credit union that means we are dedicated to helping meet the financial needs of our community…our entire community! Kim has been instrumental in initiating grants and designing programs to make this a reality. With efforts in financial education, the Asset Building Coalition in Kitsap County, partnering with Kitsap Community Resources, Tribal program supporter, Super Saturday leadership, a strong advocate for the Seattle Children’s Hospital and our Credit Union for Kids fund raising. Thank you Kim for all you do.

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Friends! Fun! Fitness! Family! These words describe the culture at iGi Fitness. Rachel Straight has always enjoyed fitness but wasn’t always fit. At the age of 41, four years after being diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, her journey to get truly healthy led to her dream job…mentoring others into healthy living. She became a personal trainer and started acquiring numerous group fitness certifications. What mattered to her most was to offer a place where people felt welcomed, accepted, noticed and safe to be themselves during their journey. Now iGi Fitness is just that place! With joy she mentors students from age 0 - 90 and continues her education to keep them thriving. Come find your tribe at the studio or inquire about her online live and on-demand fitness options.

1341 Bay St., Unit B, Port Orchard 970.618.7621

OCTOBER 25 2019



Tips on how to improve time management skills: METROCREATIVE


urs is a busy society where everyone is moving from place to place quite rapidly, whether at school, home or work. As a result, many people may feel that there simply are not enough hours in the day to get it all done. Quite often people delay certain tasks until the late hours of the night as a way to catch up. But that can be detrimental to health. The National Institute of Health warns that lack of adequate sleep can affect mood, adversely affect relationships, increase anxiety and possibly contribute to depression. Inadequate sleep is also associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, obesity and heart disease.

Jennifer Bridgeford

Financial Representative COUNTRY Financial

Rather than tapping into precious hours of shut-eye, men and women can learn how to manage their time better so they complete more tasks during the day, leaving more time to relax and sleep at night. Effective time management begins with these strategies. Determine priorities Begin by setting priorities. This involves making a list of all the tasks that need to be completed, and then putting them in order of most essential to least essential. Once you understand where to first devote your attention, address items on the list in order of their priority. Develop goals Goals do not have to be far-off ideas for the

My goal as a financial representative is to protect families by making sure they have the proper coverages that meet their lifestyles. I have worked in the insurance industry for 15 years, and I am more relationship driven than transactional. I love my job because of the relationships that develop with my clients, who quickly become personal friends. I enjoy taking my time to get to know each client because every family is unique. I want to help you own your future, and the best way to do that is to get to know you – your needs and your goals. I’m not a believer in cookie cutter coverages. My team provides a broad range of services, and I can help you plan for retirement, save for higher education, and set up the proper insurance for your home and vehicles. In addition, we can match you with the best health insurance for your individual needs. I’m a lifelong resident of Kitsap County, and I’m happy to be raising my family here with my husband, Martin, who works at the shipyard. When I’m not busy at work you can find me shuttling my kids to karate practice and competitions.

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future; they can be easily reached today. Simple goals such as, “I want to remove all nonessential paperwork from my desk” can be tackled quickly and without much effort. Goals give a person something to work toward and are important ways to steer you in the right direction. Without goals, you may wander aimlessly. Accomplishing goals of all shapes and sizes gives a feeling of accomplishment. Avoid distractions Distractions can pull attention away from important tasks at hand. They can be phone calls, text alerts, personal issues, people in the room and many other things. Figure out how you work best and minimize distractions so that you can fully focus on your Continued on page 20

National Strength, Hometown Service. Kerri Selby, a proud resident of Bremerton andNational Loan Officer withStrength, Fairway Hometown Service. Independent Mortgage Corporation, is here to assist with all of your home financing needs! Kerri is dedicated to helping her clients meet their Kerri Selby, a proud resident of Bremerton and Loan Officer with Fairway goals of purchasing, refinancing, investing, remodeling evenwith building. Independent Mortgage Corporation, is here to or assist all of your home financing needs! Kerri is dedicated to helping her clients meet their goals of purchasing, refinancing, investing, remodeling or even building.

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priorities. Stop multitasking Unfortunately, multitasking is not the key to getting more things done. In fact, it could actually be hurting performance. Research conducted at Stanford University discovered that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. You simply cannot put full effort into multiple things at once — and something will be short-changed if you try. Write things down Keeping information floating around your mind is ineffective and can lead to stress. Put things down on paper or make digital notes to keep track of what needs to get done. Set your targets and break each task down to manageable pieces. Physically cross items off your list as they are completed. Time management is a skill that can be learned with practice and focusing on elements of success.

Rebecca Raney

Rebecca Raney graduated Cum Laude from the University of Washington with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and Minor in Architecture. After purchasing commercial land she designed and built the location where she now operates her business. YES Please! Coffee was born after a life altering circumstance presented Rebecca with a new reality. Her husband lost 85% of his eyesight to a genetic disorder and Rebecca was forced to become the primary provider. The only choice she had was to say YES. YES PLEASE became her approach to everything in her world, when no THANK YOU was the acceptable stance. It has become her strength. Rebecca has always lead by example. Saying YES, to her staff from the beginning, a hands off management style never fit our program. Saying YES is a trickle down leadership approach. In 15 years her turn over rate has been remarkably low with most baristas staying 5 years or more and some well over a decade. Rebecca is proud to see staff say YES to work, YES to the environment she has created and most importantly YES to the Port Orchard community. “I believe loyalty is our greatest currency. For 15 years we have remained loyal to our local community, our local vendors and every customer who walks through our door.” Rebecca says. “I am very grateful to Port Orchard for being loyal to YES Please! Coffee for all these years.”

4720 Bethel Rd SE, Port Orchard (360) 976-2222

Marcy Johnson

Insurance Agency Owner Allstate Insurance

The soul of my business with Johnson Financial Services is family and community. It is my goal to protect both. We don’t sell insurance to be cheaper or faster. We sell insurance to protect our families and the families of our community. It is our goal to protect each and every person. We don’t sell based solely on price, because often that results in customers being under-insured. We insure based on need. I truly care about each and every person that I insure. I have been in the insurance industry for 33 years, and today I’m honored to own my own Allstate Insurance agency. I’m honored to have a staff that shares my ideals of putting customer’s needs first. Our staff is a FAMILY; we often spend time together outside of the office, forming a tight bond that makes working together for you a joy.

1382 SE Lund Ave. #140 Port Orchard WA 98366 (360) 876-1687 |

OCTOBER 25 2019



How young women can land the right internship METROCREATIVE


nternships provide great opportunities for young women to get their professional feet wet. While classroom lessons provide theoretical senses of what a profession might be like, an internship gives an actual sense, shedding light on how a particular business or industry operates. In its Class of 2015 Student Survey, the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that women (65.8 percent) were slightly more likely to have had an internship than men (64.6 percent). Competition for internships can be steep, and young women who want to set themselves apart from the field can employ various strategies as they search for internships. Learn the recruiting schedule.

Some professions may recruit interns yearround, while others may only look for interns during particular times of the year. Speak with your academic advisor or someone in your college or university’s career placement department to determine when opportunities in your field are most likely to be available, and make sure your materials (i.e., résumé and portfolio) are ready when that recruiting season begins. Don’t limit yourself. Cast a wide net when searching for an internship. If you want to be an investment banker, landing an internship that allows you to work alongside investment bankers may be ideal. However, limiting yourself to only those opportunities may be prohibitive, and you may end up with nothing. Maintain an open mind when pursuing internships. Even if you don’t land your dream internship, another opportunity

Marilyn Oswald Visiting Angels

Marilyn, and her husband, Rob, have been running Visiting Angels Home Care since 2010. We’ve grown a lot since our humble beginnings, but we continue to focus on the mission of compassionate care for each client or family that we serve. We help seniors maintain their independence with a little (or a lot of) help from our excellent team of caregivers. Most seniors want to age in their own home and we help many families with a safe transition home from the hospital or skilled nursing facility. We know that many of us will need an “Angel” to come alongside them at some point in their journey. Feel free to reach out to Marilyn to learn more about what a Visiting Angel can do for your loved one.

may provide lots of hands-on experience while also allowing you to get your foot in the door. Tell the truth. Embellishing your résumé might help you get an interview, but chances are the interviewer will learn pretty quickly if your purported skills are authentic. Internship programs are designed for students with little or no experience who might one day turn into valued employees. If a company suspects an internship candidate of embellishing her skills and experience now, that candidate might never get her foot back in the door. Tell the truth and express your excitement at any opportunity that allows you to apply classroom lessons in real world settings. Don’t accept just any internship.

Deeann HaberlyBovan


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Deeann Haberly-Bovan and her husband Greg recently opened the new Grocery Outlet store in Port Orchard. Transplants from Hawaii, they keep the ALOHA spirit as the soul of their business, and it’s the foundation of their customer service philosophy. Port Orchard Grocery Outlet is all about saving you money. Big name brands at Bargain Prices. That coupled with fresh produce and a very large selection of NOSH (Natural, Organic, Specialty, Healthy) options in every department. Deeann prides herself on their store being a great option for all your needs, and that’s why they say, “Shop us First!” Additionally Deeann says, “We might not have everything you need, but the savings on what we do have is worth any possible additional trip to finish off the list elsewhere. Give us a try and we will do our best to win your business. We are locally owned and operated, and we partner with organizations like the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank to get resources into Kitsap County. Supporting us supports the communities we all live and work in, and it saves you money while doing it.”

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Not every internship is worth the effort. While interns may be asked to perform some menial tasks during their internships, the right opportunities afford interns the chance to get professional experience and interact with working professionals. If an opportunity is largely or exclusively clerical, you might be better off continuing your search or volunteering with a firm. Young women looking for internships can take various steps to ensure they land the most beneficial opportunities available to them.

I am passionate about Design and I have over 30 years of experience making peoples Interior Design dreams come true! I would love to help you realize your dreams.

Jill Gravunder Jill Gravunder has been the owner of Olympic Pilates for 10+ years. With Now offering trio reformer lessons. a B.S. degree in Recreation, several fitness certifications and 20+ years of fitness experience, Jill is a true professional. She offers group or private mat classes and single, duo and trio reformer lessons. Jill helps improve client’s fitness levels and well being through her unique style of Pilates instruction. Pilates is recognized by the medical and physical therapy professions as an effective exercise discipline to develop core strength, improve balance and posture and rehab from physical injury. Pilates is a great way to augment your other workouts by training the stabilizing muscles and improving muscular imbalances. Plus it makes you feel really good! • 360-434-7847 Olympic Pilates 19834 Viking Way, Studio G, Poulsbo WA 98370

Janet Weber Interior Design

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Strategies to create a better work-life balance METROCREATIVE


arents with responsibilities at work and at home commonly struggle to find balance between these two often conflicting sets of obligations. Surveys have indicated that working professionals who work less are more likely to be happy with their work-life balance than those who burn the midnight oil at work, but for many adults, working less is not always an option. A 2012 report from New Zealand’s Ministry of Social Development found that the percentage of working professionals who were very satisfied or satisfied with their work-life balance declined as their hours worked increased. Canada’s General Social Survey discovered similar results, noting that, while the majority of working parents were satisfied with their



work-life balance, those who were not most frequently cited their dissatisfaction at not having enough time for family life as the main culprit behind their discontent. Creating a better work-life balance is an ongoing commitment, and even working parents who employ the following strategies may find they need to periodically tweak their routines so they can fulfill their obligations at home and at the office. Schedule family time. Since working professionals unhappy with their work-life balance often cite lack of family time as the reason for that dissatisfaction, finding time for family may be the key to changing that outlook. Schedule time for family just as you schedule the rest of your daily commitments. Listing family dinners or activities in


your daily schedule will ensure you don’t mistakenly schedule other activities during family time. Employ technology where possible. Some working parents may feel as though technology has made it harder than ever to leave work at the office. But while smartphones, tablets and other devices may mean you’re never too far away from work, technology also can be used to create more time with loved ones. Employ an app such as FaceTime to eat lunch with your spouse or chat with your children each day. Such interactions may not be as enjoyable as face-to-face interactions, but building them into your day can help you stay in touch with family and provide a welcome respite from busy workdays. Continued on page 27

As your local real estate brokers, nobody knows the area like these women do. They know all about the neighborhoods & the land. And because they live, play and work in this area, nobody can help you like they can.

“The Kingston Area Real Estate Specialists”

Jan Zufelt 360-620-2383

Lisa Zufelt 360-471-3980

There is no place they would rather call home than Kingston! Ask them why.



Tara Scouten

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As a John L. Scott broker, my mission is transactional excellence and client satisfaction. That means I work tirelessly to make your home buying or selling process as efficient, stress-free and lucrative for you as possible. I am dedicated to transactional excellence for every listing and sale. What this means for you is that I oversee every detail of the real estate transaction. The transaction is far from over once an offer has been accepted. I monitor inspections, appraisals, title, escrow and loan processes. Communication and collaboration with all the partners and parties involved with the transaction ensures a smooth and timely closing. I am committed to my clients before, during and after a sale.

Broker/Realtor 360.620.0577

Jennifer Picart-Branner


Northwest School of Dance



Jennifer Picart-Branner and Stephanie Clarke are the founders and owners of Northwest School of Dance in Bremerton. Together they form a dynamic teaching team with more than 30 years combined teaching experience. Their studio, now entering its 9th year, continues to grow and flourish, with nine other highly qualified dance instructors on staff as well. Northwest School of Dance strives to create a positive, motivational environment that nurtures dancers of all ages and levels to be strong athletes, expressive artists, and inspired individuals in the studio and in their community. Classes are offered in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, acrobatic arts, contemporary, lyrical, tap, musical theater, hip hop and conditioning for students to explore recreationally or train at a pre-professional level for a future in dance. The studio is also home to the Performing Arts Preschool - a one of kind learning environment that fosters academic readiness while building creative minds through music, dance and personal expression.

NORTHWEST SCHOOL OF DANCE 5889 NW State Hwy 303 #111, Bremerton 360-509-7468

Stephanie Clarke


Northwest School of Dance

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“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” — Oprah Winfrey

Allison Gilman

Business Development Representative

Susan Larsen

Business Development Representative

Amy Zinkhon

Allison Gilman, a lifelong Kingston resident, learned the importance of being involved with her community early on. She has kept her career close to home by joining locally owned and operated Land Title Company as a Business Development representative. For the last 18 years she has stood by her motto of, “We complete the circle of service in your real estate transaction.” Allison is a champion fundraiser and serves on the Board of the Kathleen Sutton Fund which provides transportation reimbursement for women with cancer.

Susan Larsen, grew up overseas on several military bases and learned to adapt quickly in constantly changing environments. She joined the real estate industry 31 years ago and made Land Title her business home in 2003. As one of Land Title’s Business Development representatives she exercises her motto, “Focused on local business – YOUR business!” every day. Susan uses her love of connecting members in the community as a Board Member of the Kitsap County Sheriff ’s Benevolent Foundation whose mission is to strengthen public safety in Kitsap County by building positive community partnerships.

9657 Levin Road NW Silverdale 360-692-2233 •

Amy Zinkhon knows that vacations are not one size fits all. As a travel agent, it is her job to find the trip that is perfect for you. When you book your travel with her, you have a trusted point of contact from the beginning of your trip planning until you arrive safely back home. Actively involved in the local community, Amy, her two daughters, and her husband are enjoying retired Navy life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Storytellers Travel

Life is busy. Now is the time to create memories to last a lifetime. Let Storytellers Travel help you add a new chapter to your family’s storybook. 360-621-3058

5 Great Ways to Relieve Stress STATEPOINT


tress is a daily part of life but, left unchecked, can be bad for the body, mind and soul. Here are five great ways to reduce tension, relieve stress and feel better. Practice Yoga Yoga is a powerful stress reliever as it combines the benefits of stretching, meditation, controlled breathing and exercise all in one package. It’s as simple as unfurling your yoga mat when stress runs high. While studios are easy to find these days, there are plenty of free videos you can find on YouTube when you need to destress on your own schedule and at home. Play music Music can reduce stress, particularly when you are the one playing it. But first you need the right gear. Consider this: these days, you don’t need a grand-sized home to get the grand piano experience. The slim design of digital pianos, such as the PX-S1000, makes it possible to get the feel and sound of a grand piano in a compact design. And integrated Bluetooth audio lets you connect your device wirelessly to this particular model, so you can also kick back and relax and listen to your favorite music through its powerful stereo amplification system. Laugh Laughter reduces physical and mental tension. So when you’re feeling stressed, spend time with friends who make you laugh, turn

on your favorite tv show or see some stand-up comedy. Even just smiling can trick you into feeling happier, so if the real laughter isn’t forthcoming, consider the old adage — fake it ‘til you make it. Take a hike Spending time in nature can reduce stress, ease anxiety and boost feelings of happiness according to the American Heart Association. What’s more, the exercise you get on a hike or other outdoor adventure will boost endorphins, working to trigger positive feelings. Just be sure you take along tools to help you navigate the trail and avoid bad weather. High-tech wearables, such as the Casio Pro Trek PRG650Y-1 watch, will keep both hands free for ease on the trail. Designed for comfort and durability, this watch features Triple Senor technology that tracks bearing, altitude/barometric pressure and temperature. Tackle your to-do list Is the source of your stress a growing to-do list? Pick an item, any item and tackle it today. You’ll feel so much better afterward. There is nothing more satisfying than crossing an item off your to-do list. If it helps, start with the easiest item first. The sense of accomplishment will motivate you to keep going. Whether it’s playing music or going on a nature walk, reducing stress will help you feel happier and boost your sense of wellbeing.



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Crystal J. McDonald

grew up in Bremerton and is a 2001 Olympic High School graduate. After graduating from Seattle University’s School of Law and working in Pierce County, she returned to Silverdale in 2010 and has represented injured people against insurance companies, corporations, and negligent drivers. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, including Top 4 Under 40 from Central Washington University, New Lawyer/Ready to Soar Award from the Washington State Association for Justice, and the Super Lawyer Rising Star Award for multiple years.

has Ashley H. was born and raised Anne M. been a Bremerton. After Armstrong inattending Montgomery partner college and law school in Seattle, she and her husband moved back to Bremerton, where they’re raising their three young children. She is a partner at Ryan, Montgomery & Armstrong, where she specializes in helping people who have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence. She has 17 years of experience litigating motor vehicle collisions, wrongful death, and insurance claims. Outside of work, Ms. Armstrong spends her time volunteering at her childrens’ school, coaching soccer, and enjoying the beauty of the PNW. She received the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal’s 20 Under 40 award in 2016 and has been a finalist and winner of Best of Central Kitsap Lawyers for the past three years.

at Ryan Montgomery & Armstrong since 1997, and practices in the areas of family law, and municipal corporations. She represents the Port of Bremerton, and North Perry Avenue Water District, as well as assisting families through the difficult process of divorce and custody matters. An alumni of the University of Washington, Anne spends her free time with her horses preparing for dressage competitions. She holds a United State Dressage Federation bronze and silver medal and is hoping to become a licensed official with US Equestrian. 2017 choice for best lawyer in Central Kitsap, Best of Kitsap

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Use your vacation days. A recent study from Project: Time Off, a national movement aimed at highlighting the important role that time off from work can play in the lives of professionals, 55 percent of Americans did not use their full allotment of vacation days in 2015. That translated to 658 million unused vacation days, 222 million of which could not be carried over into 2016. Professionals who want to create a better work-life balance can examine their vacation day usage and resolve to use them all if they are not already. Parents can use vacation days on national holidays when schools are closed so they can squeeze in family time even when they are not going on trips. Parents who put their minds to it can create a more fulfilling work-life balance.

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5 Signs it’s Time to Ask for a Raise STATEPOINT


or U.S. workers, living expenses continue to generally outpace pay increases, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, a recent study by Randstad US and Apartment Guide found that 44 percent of employed Americans say their annual residential expenses (rent, mortgage, utilities, household maintenance, etc.) increase more than their salary does each year — and 37 percent of house, room and apartment renters claim the cost of their home is too high when compared to their income. This has resulted in long commutes, as well as a need to supplement expenses by taking on side gigs and seeking out roommates. “The general rule of thumb is to spend less than 30 percent of your gross income on rent.

Depending on your income level, this might not be possible in some desirable urban neighborhoods without making other lifestyle sacrifices. Be realistic in your housing selection and your salary will go much further,” said Emily Williams, senior data analyst for Apartment Guide. On the other hand, if all this sounds familiar, it may be time to ask for a raise. Based on the research, here are five clear signs that it could be time to ask for a raise: 1. You can’t afford a home with your current income. Twenty-six percent of workers currently rent, but plan to purchase a home when they get a raise at work. 2. You have a long commute to save on living costs. Twenty-four percent say they live far from their jobs because they can’t afford to live

nearby. 3. You have more than one job. Twenty-eight percent say they have more than one job to supplement their living expenses. 4. You have multiple roommates. Twenty-one percent say they need more than one roommate to afford their current rent or mortgage. 5. You’re willing to relocate for a better opportunity. Fifty-six percent say they would move out of state for a better job opportunity. Of course, needing a raise and deserving a raise are two very different things. In fact, the experts at Randstad US don’t actually recommend that you use any of these points to make the case for a raise with your boss. Instead, focus on your achievements and the value you bring to your company. Continued on page 29

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Here are a few tips to help you get a fair rate based on your level of experience: Quantify your value. Think of “value” not only in terms of tasks completed or sales made but also things like effective management, team building and timeliness. Know your worth. To learn more about your earning power, check out Randstad’s online salary center, available at salary. Build (and present) your case. Don’t forget to share your vision on how you’ll continue contributing to the company’s future success. “When it comes to salary negotiation, you need a strategy. Prepare ahead, think through tough questions your boss may have for you, and, most importantly, come with a number that you’re happy to walk away with,” said Jodi Chavez, group president of Randstad Professionals, Life Sciences and Tatum.

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After taking over Play Kitsap in October 2015, Rhonda completed a massive remodel in 2016 and rebranded as Ahoy Kitsap Playland to the delight of families everywhere in Kitsap. Rhonda loves running a business that makes so many families happy and strongly believes in her business’s mission which is “Ahoy Kitsap Playland believes that we make Kitsap a better place by providing a family-friendly center where kids and parents can make happy memories in a safe and clean environment.” She loves mermaids and all things pirate~y :)

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Is There Enough Creativity in Your Life? STATEPOINT


ew research suggests that Americans may be picking up paint brushes over remote controls. Two-thirds of adults in a recent survey say they seek to use their creativity more in life, and 77 percent would rather give up their Netflix subscription for a year than their favorite creative hobby. The study, conducted by Bluprint, NBCUniversal’s state-of-the-art digital lifestyle learning platform and streaming service, in partnership with IPSOS, explores the growth of creativity, and what brings people joy in 2019. “What’s clear is that Americans crave a greater sense of personal fulfillment,” says Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, GM of Bluprint. “This may be the first time in American histo-

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ry that mothers are wishing for their children to be starving artists rather than wealthy and unhappy.” This is good news, as experts say that creativity has the potential to make people happier and improve their overall well-being. “The scientific community knows that creativity offers huge benefits to individuals, both directly and via benefits to health and happiness,” says Mark Runco, director of Creativity Research and Programming at Southern Oregon University. The survey also revealed the following insights:

part of medical prescription regimens. If given the choice, 57 percent of U.S. adults would rather take up a new creative hobby than start a new medication, if assured by their doctor it would have the same health benefits.

Doctor prescribed creativity Science has legitimized creativity as a critical component of well-being, and doctors are increasingly prescribing creative pursuits as

Happy accidents Success as an end-goal is increasingly being put on the back-burner, as more people real-

Kristal Baker, owner, and CEO of the Bremerton Express office has been a part of this community for 13 years. In addition to being a local small business owner, Kristal is also very active in the community. She is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce. A 5-year member of the Poulsbo & Bremerton Chamber of Commerce, West Sound Human Resource Association, Kitsap Home Builders Association, American Staffing Association and is the Treasurer for the Alliance of Women-Owned Business. Kristal took ownership of Express 5 years ago. Their mission is to professionally market and provide quality human resource solutions that profits their employees, associates, customers, and communities in which they conduct business. They are always ready to meet with business owners and managers to offer solutions to their staffing challenges. You can expect honesty and integrity from them. Because they are locally owned, they live in and work in this community and have a vested interest in its success. They want to help the people and businesses of Kitsap County thrive and grow together.

Handmade happiness The majority of those surveyed love both the process of making something from scratch, as well as the joy they received from the finished project. Three in four U.S. adults currently participate in at least one creative activity, with baking, gardening, cooking (beyond everyday meals), home décor and DIY crafting being the most popular.

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Teresa (Bremerton, 20 years with Edward Jones) and Jessie (Poulsbo, 8 years with Edward Jones) create relationships with their clients that go deeper than their portfolios. With their administrative partners in their branches, they start with understanding what is important to their clients. They each have an established 5 step process to assess where you are today and where you would like to go in pursuit of your financial goals. They enjoy working on complex financial solutions with a holistic approach. Though their practices are independent of each other, Teresa and Jessie have learned to depend on each other for support both professionally and personally, in the spirit of the partnership of Edward Jones. Teresa Bryant 555 Pacific Ave Suite 101 Bremerton, WA 98337 360.373.1263

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ize that mistakes are just a natural part of the creative journey. Indeed, 75 percent of those surveyed say making a mistake doesn’t take away from their enjoyment in what they’re creating. Parents on board Seventy-seven percent of parents want their children to have more opportunities to be creative than they did when they were young. In thinking about their future, 79 percent would rather their children make just enough to get by in a creative job that they love, over making lots of money in a job they aren’t passionate about. Unfortunately, in parents’ eyes, today’s education system doesn’t place enough emphasis on creativity, with 61 percent agreeing that public education lacks creative arts focus and 72 percent saying that standardized test scores are

Ego Booster Participation in creative activities also appears to have a positive influence on adults’ perceptions of themselves. Those who participate in creative activities are more likely than those who don’t to describe themselves as optimistic, happy, passionate and joyful. To learn more about Bluprint, offering thousands of hours of content in categories such as crafting, knitting, wellness, cooking, baking, fitness and more, as well as access to curated supplies and a supportive community, visit When focusing on your health, happiness and well-being, don’t forget the importance of finding outlets that allow you to explore your everyday creativity.

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prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.”



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