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back her up. She’s also one of the employees who enjoys hiding the office doll, which is about four-feet tall and named Claire, in various locations for him to find. Once the property managers hid Claire in an attic at a vacant unit and sent McFadyen there to deal with an issue. They never saw his reaction, but Allen said it was enough to hear about it later. His employees are what makes the job fun for McFadyen, he said. He was born at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, grew up on Whidbey and graduated from Coupeville High School. He moved away for a time and returned in 2006. He has two children and thought Whidbey would be the best place to raise them. He was also drawn back to the island because his family owns the real estate office. “If I screw this up, holidays at my mom’s are going to be a little awkward,” McFadyen said with a laugh. So far, his employees think he’s doing a good job — or, more precisely, the “best” job. Of fice Manager Stephania Schleipman said McFadyen is always fair and supportive. “He’s always looking out for us,” Schleipman.

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Not all employees would feel comfortable hiding creepy mannequins and doll heads in their boss’s bathroom or backyard. But when that boss is Jason McFadyen, it’s a regular occurrence. His ability to take (and a dish) a joke is part of the reason he’s been voted best boss in the 2019 Best of Whidbey competition. “We laugh a lot,” McFadyen said, sitting in his office at Windemere Real Estate in Oak Harbor, where he’s been managing broker for seven years. Above him looms a giant portrait of Kramer from Seinfeld. As long as his employees get the job done on time and do it well, he’s perfectly fine with some hijinks along the way. As a leader, he aims to avoid micromanaging but will help someone if he or she needs it. “Anytime we have an issue, he’s always there to listen and help deal with it,” Property Manager Jacklyn Allen said. In the three and a half years she’s been there, she’s had a number of angry property owners or renters, and McFadyen is always there to

Assistant Property Manager Kat Kelly said she admires him for valuing each person’s opinion, as well as his contributions to the community through fundraisers. He oversees eight people on his staff and is charged with bringing in new properties to be managed. “I get the business, they manage it,” he said, pointing to the next room, where several of his employees were. Every day is different and he appreciates the variable schedule.

But he said he mostly enjoys the job because he has employees who understand him. He has clear expectations about work being completed, but he maintains a very casual attitude around the office. “As long as everything gets done, it’s pretty laid back,” he said. Among all the adjectives his employees used to describe McFadyen, one stood out: best. “I worked for myself before,” Allen and, “and I like him better as a boss.”

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Small-town divorce attorney is Whidbey’s favorite — again By JESSIE STENSLAND

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In society at large — and especially in movies — divorce attorneys often suffer from a bad reputation. Yet longtime Coupeville attorney Molly McPherson is lionized by her clients and the community at large. She has been voted as top attorney in the Best of Whidbey contest year after year, always one step ahead of Oak Harbor attorney Chris Skinner. McPherson said helping people through divorce and child custody struggles is something she takes very seriously, but it can be gratifying work as well. “It might sound like a cliche, but it’s nice to be able to help people when they are in a really bad position,” she said. McPherson practices law in the historic building on Front Street where she was raised. Her parents ran a candy store, McPherson’s Confectionery, for years in the building. McPherson said it felt like she was destined to go to law school. After graduating Valedictorian from Coupeville High School she went to the University of Washington and

then law school at Seattle University. She returned to Coupeville and opened a law firm that quickly became successful. Her mother, Joan McPherson, went to law school when she was 49 years old and became a superior court judge. Molly McPherson’s mother joined her in 1997, and they opened a general law practice called McPherson & McPherson. Their ran their law firm based on the principles of “mutual respect, regard for the law, straightforward legal advice, and ethical, vigorous legal representation.” Her mother is no longer practicing, but Molly McPherson is still going strong, even with three kids in school. McPherson obtained a masters in law degree in taxation. In the past she represented clients in a wide range of cases, including criminal cases, but nowadays focuses mainly on divorce law — though she also does some wills and probate. As a divorce attorney, she is in the unique position to be able to help people who are going through the most difficult period of their lives. The cases can be very emotional, especially when children are involved.

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BEST Brewery/Brew Pub

BEST Asian

FIRST Place: Teriyaki Time Second Place: Sweet Rice Honorable Mention: Tokyo Stop Honorable Mention: China City

BEST Baked Goods/Bagels/Donuts FIRST Place: Whidbey Bagel Factory Second Place: Chris’ Bakery Honorable Mention: Chances for Dessert Honorable Mention: Whidbey Donuts

BEST BBQ

FIRST Place: Orlando’s Fish & Grill Second Place: BBQ Joint Honorable Mention: ShoNuff Foods Honorable Mention: Flyers

BEST Breakfast

FIRST Place: Noe Jose Cafe Second Place: Island Cafe Honorable Mention: Knead & Feed Honorable Mention: The Braeburn

FIRST PLACE: Flyer’s Second Place: Penn Cove Brewing Co. Honorable Mention: Wicked Teuton Brewing Co. Honorable Mention: Double Bluff Brewery

BEST Burger

FIRST Place: Flyer’s Second Place: Bubba Burgers Honorable Mention: Island Cafe Honorable Mention: Front Street Grill Honorable Mention: Toby’s Tavern

BEST Chowder

FIRST Place: Seabolts Smokehouse Second Place: Christopher’s on Whidbey Honorable Mention: Island Cafe Honorable Mention: Toby’s Tavern

BEST Coffee/Espresso

FIRST Place: Whidbey Coffee Second Place: Cafe de Lisio Honorable Mention: Starbucks Honorable Mention: Honeymoon Bay Coffee

BEST Deli Sandwich

FIRST Place: Pickles Deli Second Place: Jersey Mike’s Honorable Mention: Knead & Feed Honorable Mention: Lotus Tea Bar & Yoga

BEST BEST Family Restaurant FIRST Place: Noe Jose Second Place: El Cazador Honorable Mention: Esteban’s Honorable Mention: Island Cafe

BEST Fine Dining

FIRST Place: Frasers Gourmet Hideaway Second Place: Christopher’s on Whidbey Honorable Mention: Rustica Honorable Mention: Gordon’s on Blueberry Hill

BEST Fish & Chips

FIRST Place: Seabolt’s Smokehouse Second Place: Toby’s Tavern Honorable Mention: Tyee Restaurant Honorable Mention: Island Cafe

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BEST Happy Hour

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FIRST Place: China City Second Place: El Cazador Cantina Honorable Mention: The Terrace Wine Bar Honorable Mention: Applebee’s

FIRST Place: Papa Murphy’s Second Place: Ciao Honorable Mention: Alfy’s Honorable Mention: Village Pizzeria

BEST Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

Seafood

FIRST Place: Toppins Frozen Yogurt Second Place: Kapaws Iskreme Honorable Mention: Sprinkles Honorable Mention: Baskin-Robbins

FIRST Place: Seabolt’s Smokehouse Second Place: Toby’s Tavern Honorable Mention: Saltwater Fish & Oyster Bar Honorable Mention: Christopher’s on Whidbey

BEST Margarita

FIRST PLACE: El Cazador Second Place: Esteban’s Honorable Mention: Rocket Taco Honorable Mention: Patron

BEST Wine/Winery

FIRST Place: The Terrace Wine Bar Second Place: Whidbey Island Winery Honorable Mention: Rustica Cafe Honorable Mention: Spoiled Dog Winery

BEST Mexican

FIRST Place: El Cazador Second Place: Esteban’s Honorable Mention: Noe Jose Cafe Honorable Mention: Jumbo Burrito

SERVICES BEST Accommodations

FIRST PLACE: The Coachman Inn Second Place: Captain Whidbey Inn Honorable Mention: Candlewood Suites Honorable Mention: The Best Western Plus

BEST Auto Dealership

FIRST Place: Oak Harbor Motors Second Place: Frontier Ford Honorable Mention: Jerry Smith Chevrolet Honorable Mention: Foothills Toyota

BEST Auto Repair & Care

FIRST Place: Mark’s Auto Repair Second Place: Main Street Collision Center Honorable Mention: Pioneer Auto Honorable Mention: Better Off Road Truck & Trail

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BEST Bank/Financial Institution

FIRST Place: Navy Federal Credit Union Second Place: Whidbey Island Bank Honorable Mention: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Honorable Mention: People’s Bank

BEST Bed & Breakfast/Air BnB

FIRST PLACE: Camp Casey Inn Second Place: Anchorage Inn B&B Honorable Mention: Blue Goose Inn B&B Honorable Mention: Compass Rose B&B

BEST Equipment Rental

FIRST Place: Diamond Rentals Second Place: Home Depot Honorable Mention: Double R Rentals Honorable Mention: Jet City

BEST Floral Shop

FIRST Place: The Greenhouse Second Place: Flowers by the Bay Honorable Mention: Safeway Honorable Mention: Coupeville Florist

BEST Funeral Home

FIRST Place: Wallin Funeral Home Second Place: Whidbey Memorial Honorable Mention: Evans Funeral Home

BEST Insurance Agency

FIRST Place: State Farm Karmin Landry Insurance Agency Second Place: Allstate Insurance Matt Iverson Honorable Mention: Tradewinds Insurance Honorable Mention: Leavitt Group Northwest

BEST Property Management

FIRST Place: Windermere Property Management Second Place: Re/Max Acorn Property Management Honorable Mention: Tara Property Management Honorable Mention: Koetje Property Management

BEST Real Estate Agency

FIRST Place: Windermere Real Estate Oak Harbor/Coupeville Second Place: ReMax/Acorn Real Estate Honorable Mention: Windermere Real Estate - South Whidbey Honorable Mention: Coldwell Banker Koetje Real Estate

BEST Title Company

FIRST Place: Land Title & Escrow Second Place: Chicago Title Honorable Mention: First American Title Honorable Mention: Premier/Stewart Title

BEST Tourism-Oriented Business FIRST Place: Deception Pass Tours Second Place: Whidbey Island Vintners/Distillers Honorable Mention: SUVA Honorable Mention: Skagit Cycle Honorable Mention: Kraken Tours

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BEST Transportation

BEST Appliance Store

FIRST Place: Whidbey Sea-Tac Shuttle Second Place: Island Transit Honorable Mention: Ault Field Taxi Honorable Mention: LynkAir

BEST Waste Management

FIRST PLACE: Broadview Appliance Second Place: Home Depot Honorable Mention: Sears Hometown Store Honorable Mention: Habitat for Humanity Store

FIRST Place: Island Disposal Second Place: Metcalfe Septic Services Honorable Mention: Seekamp Septic Services Honorable Mention: Bruce’s Septic Services

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BEST Cannabis

FIRST Place: Island Herb Second Place: Kaleafa Honorable Mention: The Green Room Honorable Mention: Whidbey Cannabis Co.

BEST Clothing

FIRST Place: Maurices Second Place: Island Thrift Honorable Mention: Casual House Honorable Mention: My Sister’s Closet

BEST Antique Store

FIRST Place: Oldish Stuff Honorable Mention: Red Rooster Honorable Mention: Salmagundi Farm & Elk BEST Craft/Hobby Store FIRST Place: Frida’s, A Beautiful Mess Horn Trading Co. Honorable Mention: Purple Bench Antiques Second Place: Gene’s Art Supplies Honorable Mention: Casey’s Crafts Honorable Mention: Island Fabrics

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FIRST Place: Purple Moon Second Place: Pioneer Sticker Shop Honorable Mention: Aqua Gifts Honorable Mention: 3 Sisters Market Honorable Mention: Ace Hardware, Oak Harbor

BEST Jewelry Store

FIRST Place: Gerald’s Jewelry Second Place: Whidbey Jeweler Honorable Mention: Jewelry Gallery Honorable Mention: Lind’s Jewelry

BEST Most Sustainable Business

FIRST PLACE: 3 Sisters Market Second Place: Thavin & Marcob Honorable Mention: Madrona Supply Co. Honorable Mention: Haggen Foods

BEST Party Supplies

FIRST Place: Whidbey Party Store Second Place: Dollar Tree Honorable Mention: Walmart Honorable Mention: Casey’s Crafts

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BEST Thrift Store

FIRST Place: Island Thrift Second Place: WAIF Thrift Store Honorable Mention: Habitat for Humanity, Oak Harbor Honorable Mention: Garage of Blessings

TOP AWARDS FOR 2019

Nonprofit of the Year

BEST Boss

FIRST PLACE: WAIF Second Place: Garage of Blessings Honorable Mention: Ryan’s House Honorable Mention: Island Thrift

FIRST PLACE: Jason Mcfadyen Second Place: Ronnie Wright Honorable Mention: Yvette Fletcher Honorable Mention: Marissa Smith, Cafe De Lisio

Volunteer of the Year

Business Person of the Year

FIRST PLACE: Scott Fraser Second Place: Cynthia Mason Honorable Mention: Yvette Fletcher Honorable Mention: Renee Giugliano

Community Leader of the Year

FIRST PLACE: Oak Harbor Music Festival Second Place: Oak Harbor Pigfest Honorable Mention: Musselfest Honorable Mention: Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival

BEST Customer Service

FIRST PLACE: Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle Second Place: Regency on Whidbey Honorable Mention: Les Schwab Tire Center Honorable Mention: Leavitt Group Northwest

FIRST PLACE: Christine Cribb, Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Second Place: Helen Price Johnson, Island County Commissioner Honorable Mention: Jill Johnson, Island County Commissioner Honorable Mention: Ron Wallin, Whidbey Hospital District Board

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