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Episodes & Notes

#58: Alex Thieman - Owner of Lopez Island Creamery

Episode Summary: Owner of Lopez Island Creamery, who supplies us with our ice cream!  Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://lopezislandcreamery.com/ https://www.dukesseafood.com/ Washington Park (https://www.anacorteswa.gov/560/Washington-Park) Key Points of Interest: Where did Alex grow up? Where did he go to college, and what did he graduate with? What was he planning on doing with his […]

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#70: Emily Harmon-Watilo - Organizer of Christmas Tree Celebration for 2020

Episode Summary: Emily has recently joined the team at Camano Commons Marketplace, and she has been working on making the plan for safely having the Camano Commons Tree Celebration this year! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Orcas Island (https://www.visitsanjuans.com/orcas-island) TAG Theater Group (https://theaterartsguild.org/) META Theater Group (https://www.metaperformingarts.org/) Wil Slickers Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep67/) Lydia Crouch […]

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#69: Kevin Gilbert - Owner of Papa's Apothecary

Episode Summary: Kevin Gilbert is the owner of Papa’s Apothecary. He started this company because he wanted to bring natural medicines and and remedies to his community. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Bastyr University (https://bastyr.edu/) Key Points of Interest: Where did Kevin grow up? Where did he go after high school? How long […]

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#68: Brynn Guadamuz - Owner of Vida Verde Home

Episode Summary: Brynn is the owner of Vida Verde Home, and she just recently opened her physical store location in Stanwood! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Alexander’s Printing (https://alexanders.com/) Adam Kopps Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep22/, https://madak.com/) Key Points of Interest: Where did Brynn grow up? What was her educational background? What was her first business she […]

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#67: Wil Slickers - Owner of Slick Talk Creative

Episode Summary: Will is the owner of Slick Talk Creative, and a partner in Stay Lux. After learning from some great mentors along the way, he has built a successful podcast and has become a leader in the hospitality industry. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Business Mastery Series (http://core.tonyrobbins.com/business-mastery-7) Wil’s Socials (https://linktr.ee/Slicktalk) Key […]

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#66: Cat Olson - Owner of Cohost

Episode Summary: Owner of Cohost in Downtown Stanwood! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Villas & Apartments Abroad (https://www.vaanyc.com/) WWOOF (https://wwoof.net/) Mountain Lodge Farm  (https://www.mountainlodgefarm.com/) Cohost (https://www.cohostspace.com/) Stanwood Cupcakes (https://www.stanwoodcupcakes.com/) Ladders Clothing (https://www.laddersclothing.com/) Vida Verde Home (https://www.vidaverdehome.com/) Key Points of Interest: Where did Cat grow up? What did she study in School? How has […]

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#65: Brenna Estrada - Owner of Three Brothers Blooms

Episode Summary: Brenna is the owner of Three Brothers Blooms, and this is her first year as part of the Camano Commons Farmers Market! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Floret Flowers (https://www.floretflowers.com/) Key Points of Interest:  Where did Brenna grow up? What caused her to join the marine corp? What did she do […]

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#64: Andy & Bonnie Swanson - Owners of Cat's Paws Bees Pt 2

Episode Summary: Andy & Bonnie are the owners of Cat’s Paws Bees Honey! This is part 2 of their interview! If you didn’t hear it already, go back and listen to part 1! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Deception Pass (https://parks.state.wa.us/497/Deception-Pass) Key Points of Interest: How does Andy deal with the mites? Hear […]

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#63: Andy & Bonnie Swanson - Owners of Cat's Paws Bees Pt 1

Episode Summary: Andy & Bonnie are the owners of Cat’s Paws Bees Honey! We get into farming, bees, and so much more! This is part 1 of their interview! Come back next week for Part 2! Key Points of Interest: How did they get started in bee’s? Where did Andy and Bonnie grow up? What […]

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#62: Colonel Tracey Meck - Retired Air Force Colonel & Author

Episode Summary: Colonel Tracey Meck is a retired Colonel from the Air Force, but she is also an author of “See You Along the Way”. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: The Way  (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441912/) Camano de Santiago Guide (https://bit.ly/3m3sVCu) See you Along the Way (https://amzn.to/3ho1X53) Key Points of Interest: Where was Tracey born? And […]

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#61: Karla Matzke - Camano Artist

Episode Summary: Karla Matzke is a Camano Artist and recently won Business Woman of the year for Stanwood Camano. She also owns the Matzke Sculpture garden on the south end of Camano Island.  Key Points of Interest: Where did she grow up? What did Karla Study in College? Why did she change? After College, where […]

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#60: US Representative - Rick Larsen

Episode Summary: US Representative Rick Larsen is a WA state representative in the House in Washington DC.  Key Points of Interest: Where did Rick grow up? How many siblings did he grow up with? Why did he decide to get involved in politics? How does he feel politics has changed since being a US representative? […]

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#59: Marla Williams - Intuitive Life Coach

Episode Summary: Marla Williams spent many years working with Genie Industries, and helped setup their HR department. She is now an intuitive life coach, and also has a new Book coming soon! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.genielift.com/region-selector Marla’s New Book (https://marlawilliams.net/my-book/) Bruce Lipton’s Book (https://amzn.to/2DS12fF) Key Points of Interest: Where did Marla […]

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#57: Donna King - Owner of Cama Beach Cafe

Episode Summary: Donna is the owner of the Camano Beach Cafe, which overlooks the ocean and is located, surprise, in Camano Beach on Camano Island. She has owned multiple businesses, including another one in this area. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Podcast withOutreach Director for NOAH (https://camanocommons.com/ep17/) Utopia Store (https://bit.ly/3jHuyV9) Podcast with Mary […]

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#56: Rich Crouch - Director of Fusion

Episode Summary: Director of Fusion, and has worked at many of our elementary schools in both Stanwood and Camano. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Taproot Theatre (http://taproottheatre.org/) Lydia’s Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep18/) Ringmaster (https://www.amazon.com/Ringmaster-Year-Road-Greatest-Earth/dp/0525247572) Key Points of Interest: Where did Rich grow up? How old was Rich when his dad passed away? How did Rich […]

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#55: Mary Margaret - Former WA Senator Part 2

Episode Summary: Mary Margaret is a Former Washington Sate Senator, who’s family has a long history with Camano Island. She has done so much for this island, and Camano Island would not be what it is today without her. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Stanwood Historical Society (http://www.sahs-fncc.org/) Camano Island Book by Karen […]

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#54: Mary Margaret - Former WA Senator Part 1

Episode Summary: Mary Margaret is a Former Washington Sate Senator, who’s family has a long history with Camano Island. She has done so much for this island, and Camano Island would not be what it is today without her. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Growth Management Act (https://bit.ly/3eiHZa9) Camano Fire (https://www.camanofire.com/) Key Points […]

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#53: Mark Phibbs - Previous Owner of Mark's Camano Pharmacy

Episode Summary: Mark is the previous owner of Mark’s Camano Pharmacy, and he shares his story of his career as well as how the pharmacy ended. Also, what is he up to now! Key Points of Interest: Where did Mark grow up? What got Mark interested in Pharmacy? Where did he go to school? What […]

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#52: Chantel Keller - Owner of Jasmin Thai, Rockaway, and Mammoth Burger

Episode Summary: Chantel Keller is the owner of three restaurants in the Stanwood Camano Area. She went from a waitress to restaurant owner, and continued to open more! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Thai House (http://www.thaihousemv.com/) Key Points of Interest: How many siblings does Chantel have? Where did she grow up? What did […]

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#51: Board of Directors - Hope Unlimited

Episode Summary: Unlimited works on abolishing modern day slavery and human trafficking. The board of directors reached out to me. To help get their message out, and they had some great information concerning slavery, even in our area. Plus, how to keep our kids safe and things to be aware of. Links to Things Mentioned […]

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#50: Cristy Santeford - Gift Buyer for Camano Commons Marketplace

Episode Summary: Cristy Santeford has been our gift buyer since the beginning of Camano Commons Marketplace, but she has also worked at Camano Island Coffee Roasters for many years before that. She has been a fantastic team member and integral to our success. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Alfy’s Pizza (http://www.alfyspizza.com/) Key Points […]

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#49: Dr. Zach Pope - Operator of Pope Chiropractic

Episode Summary: Dr. Zach Pope is the Operator of Pope Chiropractic and son of previous guest, Dr. Ray Pope.. He has been working with his dad for over 8 years and now runs many of the operations of the practice. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Dr. Ray Pope Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep46/) Key Points of Interest: […]

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#48: Michael Lienau - Camano Film Maker, Director, and Producer

Episode Summary: Michael Lienau got his big break with a news story covering the USA's attempt to abolish Tribal lands. His Mt. St. Helens documentary, "The Fire Below Us" was nationally acclaimed and won 7 awards. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.globalnetproductions.com/ Keeper of the Fire (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwO-BuOMIos) The Fire Below Us (https://www.globalnetproductions.com/new-page-1) Personal […]

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#47: Mary Pilkington - Renaissance Woman

Episode Summary: Mary Pilkington has done talks at local events as well as at schools, where she shares the story of her late husband, Fred Pilkington, her late husband, who was a EX-POW at Battle of the Bulge in WWII. But Mary has also had a fascinating life story, and has lived on the island […]

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#46: Dr. Ray Pope - Founder of Pope Chiropractic

Episode Summary: Dr. Ray Pope is the founder of Pope Chiropractic. He has been practicing on the island for many years, and is now located at Camano Commons. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Life-Nearings-Self-Sufficient-Living/dp/0805209700 Key Points of Interest: Where did Dr. Pope grow up? What was his original career of choice? What was his […]

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#45: Elaine Traversi - Executive Director of Stanwood Chamber of Commerce

Episode Summary: Elaine Traversi is the Executive Director of the Stanwood Chamber of Commerce. She attended and then worked at Everett Community College before joining the Stanwood Chamber of Commerce as their executive Director. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://stanwoodchamber.org/ Key Points of Interest: Where did Elaine grow up? How did she end […]

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#44: Lynne Ayers - Director of Stanwood Camano Food Bank - Pt. 2

Episode Summary: Lynne Ayers started in nonprofits, then moved on to a wide ranging career including Nordstrom, Wine, and more, and after all of that, she has returned to the nonprofit sector. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Part 1 (https://camanocommons.com/ep43) https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.html Jim Ayers Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep16/) Navarro Wine Club (https://www.navarrowine.com/main.php) Camano Island Coffee Roasters […]

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#43: Lynne Ayers - Director of Stanwood Camano Food Bank - Pt. 1

Episode Summary: Lynne Ayers started in nonprofits, then moved on to a wide ranging career including Nordstrom, Wine, and more, and after all of that, she has returned to the nonprofit sector. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.html Jim Ayers Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep16/) Navarro Wine Club (https://www.navarrowine.com/main.php) Camano Island Coffee Roasters (https://camanoislandcoffee.com/) Key Points […]

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#42: Jennifer Short - Owner of Camano Island Honey

Episode Summary: Jennifer Short is the owner of Camano Island Honey. She was a veterinarian for 20 years with large herd animals. She discovered bees and her “retirement” career has kept her a busy bee. Key Points of Interest: Where did Jennifer Short start? When did she get started with animals? What was her original […]

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#41: Evan Caldwell - COVID-19's Effect on the Stanwood Camano Area

Episode Summary: Evan and I have a conversation on how COVID-19 is affecting the Stanwood Camano Community. We also talk about the good we have seen happening around this community! Key Points of Interest: The main points of conversation are: Schools Business The human connection aspect Some of the positive aspects we’ve seen in this […]

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#40: Chris Tuohy - Founder of ForteMDA

Episode Summary: Chris Tuohy is the founder of ForteMDA, studied at The Juilliard School, and has had encounters with different Jazz Legends. He teaches music, dance, and the arts in his studio here on Camano Island. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode https://www.juilliard.edu/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Mangione https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Parker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chet_Baker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Smith_(musician) https://www.unlv.edu/ Key Points of Interest: Where did […]

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#39: Bob Schroepfer - Founder of Three Roosters Nursery

Bob Schroepfer is the founder of Three Roosters Nursery, and the dad to one of my best friends. I’ve known Bob for a long time, but I never knew his backstory. Enjoy! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.chickendelight.com/about-us/our-history/ https://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/ https://camanocommons.com/ep9/ https://www.sixflags.com/darienlake Skagit Flats Key Points of Interest: Bob grew up working in the […]

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#38: Mona Campbell - Director of Marketing at Canopy Tours NW

Mona Campbell is one of five siblings, who are the 4th generation owners of Kristoferson Farms. She is the Director of Marketing at Canopy Tours NW. Key Points of Interest: When did she start coming up to Camano Island? What is the long term plan for Kristoferson Farm? What is Mona’s educational background? What was […]

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#37: Lyndsay Crawford - Management Coordinator at Story House Collective

Lyndsay is the Management Coordinator at Story House Collective. She has loves her job over in Nashville, and gets to travel around with different musical artists. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Lauren Breum Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep8/) Leanna Crawford Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep31/) Mark Crawford Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep36/) Thunder Bird Park (https://tbird.ca/) Northwest University (https://www.northwestu.edu/) Compassion International (https://www.compassion.com/) […]

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#36: Mark Crawford - Vice President & GM of Smokey Point Concrete

Mark took over Smokey Point Concrete as it was failing, and turned it around, and eventually sold it. He now is the Vice President and General Manager at the company. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: http://www.smokeypointconcrete.com/ Lauren Breum Episode (https://camanocommons.com/ep8/)  Leanna Crawford Episode (https://camanocommons.com/ep31/)  Key Points of Interest: Find out where Mark grew […]

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#35: Ed Bednarczyk - Founder, Producer, and Director of the Camano Island Radio Theater

Ed Bednarczyk is a voice actor, and started the Camano Island Radio Theater! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.goodspeed.org/ https://www.united.com/en/us https://www.nintendo.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_Emblem:_Radiant_Dawn https://www.coastalbank.com/ https://www.holidaylightingnw.com/ https://www.daprdan.com/ Myra and Laura Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep15/)  Randy and Marla Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep20/)  Chuck Durland Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep26/)  http://camanoislandradiotheatre.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ATownJazzBand/ https://camanocommons.com/ http://www.thecrabcracker.com/ https://www.goskagit.com/scnews/ To contact Ed - ed@voiceover.studio George Colby Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep13/)  Key […]

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#34: Sally Pray - Owner of Soul Reflections

Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Shaina Holbeck (https://camanocommons.com/ep19/) Mark Ellinger (https://camanocommons.com/ep32/) Lydia Crouch (https://camanocommons.com/ep18/) Art Festivals (https://www.artsfestivals.org/) Key Points of Interest: Sally has lived on Camano Island for 21 years What building did her parents buy as their house growing up? Hear about the Sally’s Childhood How did Sally eventually move to Camano? […]

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#33: Marcus Ellinger - Glass Blower at Glass Quest

Marcus Ellinger is a glass blower at Glass Quest, and the son of Mark Ellinger. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Glass Quest (http://www.glassquest.com/) Great Northwest Glass Quest (https://thegreatnwglassquest.com/) Nerd Buzzed Podcast (https://bit.ly/2SrhOW1) Everett Community College (http://www.everettcc.edu/) Key Points of Interest: Find out a little bit about Marcus When did Marcus move to this […]

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#32: Mark Ellinger - Founder of Glass Quest

Mark Ellinger is the Founder of Glass Quest, and has been blowing glass for 37 years! He and his son are the artists behind the Glass Floats everyone is looking for! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Glass Quest (http://www.glassquest.com/) Great Northwest Glass Quest (https://thegreatnwglassquest.com/) Dave Chihuly (https://www.chihuly.com/) Making of the Glass Floats (https://bit.ly/2H0zkv1) […]

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#31: Leanna Crawford - Singer and Songwriter

Leanna Crawford grew up on Camano Island and in Stanwood. She now decides in Nashville and is a singer and song writer. She has her first radio single launching in February of 2020! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Northwest University (https://www.northwestu.edu/) NAMM (https://www.namm.org/) Matthew West (Song Writer and Singer) (https://matthewwest.com/) https://www.providentlabelgroup.com/ Key Points […]

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#30: Vince Muscolo and Jim Joyce - Old Time Camano Folk

Jim Joyce and Vince Muscolo both lived here on Camano back in the 1950’s. They share some fun stories about the history of Camano Island! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: The Ranch Drive-in (https://bit.ly/36m3YJx) Key Points of Interest: When did Jim move to Camano Island? How did Jim and Vince meet? When did […]

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#29: Kris Kristoferson - 4th Generation Owner of Kristoferson Farm

Episode Summary: Kris Kristoferson is one of five siblings, who are the 4th generation owners of Kristoferson Farms. This generation is also the creators of the fantastic Canopy Tours NW. Camano Island’s very own Zip-line Tour. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.cornell.edu/ https://www.boeing.com/ Camano Pumpkin Project (https://www.camanopumpkinproject.com/) Key Points of Interest: How did […]

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#28: Brandon Ericson - Owner of Camano Commons Marketplace

Brandon Ericson is the Owner of Camano Commons Marketplace and is Property Manager over at Camano Commons. Son of Jeff Ericson, founder of Camano Island Coffee Roasters. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Kraus Manufacturing (http://www.krausemanufacturing.com/) Janicki Industries (https://www.janicki.com/) Jessica McCready Podcast (https://camanocommons.com/ep2/) Key Points of Interest: I was adopted, but from where? Where […]

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#27: Kara Keating and Carol Mason - Movement Arts Studo

Kara is the founder of Movement Arts Yoga Studio and is selling the business to Carol Mason, who has been a practicing yoga instructor at the studio for quite a while. Find out how Movement Arts started and what’s next! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: The Four Winds Society (https://thefourwinds.com/)  Key Points of […]

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#26: Chuck Durland - President of Camano Schoolhouse Foundation

Episode Summary: Chuck Durland is the President of the Camano Schoolhouse Foundation. He has had a long history in working with Senior Centers throughout his career. He shares the lessons he learned working with the elderly as a young man. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.islandtransit.org/ Kim Hargove (http://happyvalleydance.net/) http://happyvalleydance.net/partner-dancing/thursday-nights/ Holiday Lighting NW […]

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#25: Levon Yongoyan - Chief of Camano Island Fire & Rescue

Levon Yongoyan is the Chief of Camano Island Fire and Rescue, but also  has experience as a small business owner. He combines all of his experience to lead the local fire stations here on Camano Island. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.camanofire.com/ https://www.burlingtonwa.gov/100/Fire https://www.northcountyfireems.com/ Peter Drucker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Drucker) The 4-Hour Work Week - Tim […]

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Bonus Episode # 3: Merry Christmas!

Have a Merry Christmas!

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#23: Luke Plambeck - Sheriff's Deputy of Island County

Luke Plambeck is a local Sheriff’s Deputy in Island County. He has been with the Island County Sheriff’s Office for almost 15 years. He is involved in the Opioid Addiction Outreach, to help people get out of the cycle of addiction. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.islandcountywa.gov/Sheriff/Pages/Home.aspx Key Points of Interest: Where did […]

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#22: Adam Kopp - Owner of Madak

Adam is the owner of Madak, a boutique marketing agency in Stanwood, Washington. He has worked with local businesses such as Windermere, Arrowhead Ranch, and Discover Stanwood Camano, as well as local events like Glass Quest. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://madak.com/ Netflix Company Culture Deck (https://www.slideshare.net/reed2001/culture-1798664) Key Points of Interest: How did […]

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#21: Rachel Pigott - Owner of Island Harvest Farms

Rachel is the owner of Island Harvest Farms right here on Camano Island. She loves growing food and selling it to the local community that she lives in! She also has an awesome Fresh Produce Stand right off of Arrowhead Road! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps http://ofco.wa.gov/ https://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org/ Key Points of Interest: […]

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#20: Randy and Marla Heagle - Owners of Stanwood Camano Windermere

Randy and Marla and their team have been super involved in the Stanwood Camano Community for many years. If there is an event going on, you would be hard-pressed to not find Windermere agents volunteering. Apart from Windermere, they have started up Arrowhead Ranch, which is hosts the All-American Box Car Derby. Links to Things […]

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#19: Shaina Holbeck - Realtor at RE/MAX and President of Stanwood Chamber

Shaina moved to Camano in middle school, and then moved away, and then returned to stay. She works as a realtor with RE/MAX, her and her husband started a businesses building custom homes, and is also the president of the Stanwood Chamber of Commerce. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.holbeckrealestate.com/ https://www.facebook.com/CamanoCoffeeStands/ George Colby […]

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Bonus Episode #2: Exciting Announcement

This is a short bonus episode where I talk about an exciting announcement!

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#18: Lydia Crouch - Artist and Owner of Lydia C Creative Life

Lydia spent time as a marketing director, but ultimately fell in love with the arts and has continued to learn more about herself through painting. Our conversation touches on the arts, education, and life. She has built such a great perspective over her time as an artist! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Lydia […]

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#17:Paige Schmelzer - Volunteer and Outreach Director at N.O.A.H.

Paige is the Volunteer and Outreach Director for N.O.A.H. and has a long history of animal welfare. She got started with animals at the Woodland Park Zoo, and it has continued to be a passion of hers through the years. She has 10 cats and her family shares her love of animals.   Links to […]

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#16: Jim Ayers - Realtor at Windemere Realty and President of Camano Chamber of Commerce

Jim is a realtor at Windemere Reality, but he is also the president of the Camano Chamber of Commerce. His wide-ranging history includes teaching, banking, telecom, and of course, Real Estate. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Camano Island Chamber of Commerce (https://camanoisland.org/) Windemere (http://jimayers.withwre.com/) AT&T (https://www.att.com/) GTE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GTE) NTT (https://www.ntt.com/en/index.html) British Telecom (https://www.bt.com/) […]

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#15: Myra Reinhardt and Laura Byers – Branch Manager of Stanwood/Camano Coastal Community Bank and the Executive Vice President and Chief Retail and Marketing Officer

Myra and Laura have been in the banking world for a very long time! Myra got her start in banking by talking to Laura, and then this dynamic duo got Coastal started on Camano Island. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.coastalbank.com/ Key Points of Interest: How did Myra and Laura meet each other? […]

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#14: Julie Campbell – Local Fiddler and Member of South End String Band

Julie Campbell is a local fiddler who is part of a few local bluegrass bands, and also was the first performer to join First Friday! She brings great energy to every performance! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: One more Cup of Coffee – Bob Dylan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95cufW4h-gA) https://theottawatavern.com/ Victory Music (http://www.victorymusic.org/) Baba O’Riley (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY5rztWa1TM) […]

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#13: George Colby - Advisor of FBLA and Teacher at Stanwood High

George is a teacher at Stanwood High, and he is also the advisor for the Future Business Leaders of America or FBLA. This organization teaches high schooler valuable skills for the work place. George does so much for these kids and is loved far and wide by all of his students. Links to Things Mentioned […]

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#12: Jed Dorsey - Owner of Fine Art Studio

Jed Dorsey has created an art studio upstairs in Camano Commons Marketplace, and also created an entire online course called Acrylic University. He is a great teacher and artist! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Dorsey Fine Art Studio (https://www.jeddorseyart.com/) Jack Dorsey (http://www.jackdorseyart.com/) Adele Campbell Gallery (http://www.adelecampbell.com/) Acrylic University (https://www.acrylicuniversity.com/) Tyee Grocery (https://www.tyeefarms.com/tyee-grocery/) Elger […]

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#11: Jesse Childress - Owner of The Baked Cafe

Jesse Childress is the owner of The Baked Cafe, and spends his time creating masterpiece burgers and breakfast sandwiches. He is truly a master at his craft, so please enjoy! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: The Baked Cafe (https://www.thebakedcafe.com/) Linfield College (https://www.linfield.edu/) Camano Commons Marketplace (https://camanocommons.com/) George Motz Hamburger America (https://www.amazon.com/Hamburger-America-State-State-Burger/dp/076246206X/ref=sr_1_1?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIko3vxr-o5AIVWh-tBh0SuwOMEAAYASAAEgLEMfD_BwE&hvadid=282687320314&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9033400&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=10789988625221066990&hvtargid=kwd-475439566481&hydadcr=16189_10354003&keywords=george+motz+hamburger+america&qid=1567096068&s=gateway&sr=8-1) Luis Lunch […]

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#10: Brian Hanson - Creator of @HighonTacos Clothing Brand

Brian Hanson is the brains behind High on Tacos, a clothing brand. But that is just the tip of the iceberg, as we get into this conversation, we cover so many topics, and you hear just what this brand really represents! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: High on Tacos (https://www.highontacos.com/) High on Tacos […]

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#9: Mike Nestor - 3rd Generation Islander and Realtor at Windemere Realty

Mike Nestor is a third generation Islander and is also a realtor at Windemere Realty. But this guy has some stories to tell and you will not want to miss out on his crazy history of Camano Island, and how his family moved to the island! Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Jack Gunter […]

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#8: Lauren Breum - Founder of @Avabythebay

Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Ava by the Bay Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/avabythebay) Urban Trends (https://www.utgallery.com/Default.asp) Cedar and Pine (https://www.shopcedarandpine.com/) Ladders and Lace (https://www.facebook.com/LaddersClothingAndCompany/) Purple Sunset (http://www.purplesunsetboutique.com/) Key Points of Interest: Lauren went to Washington State University (WSU) After WSU, she got involved with... Where did Lauren get her inspiration for the name of the […]

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#7: Mike Dame - Owner of Terry Greer Inc

Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: Terry Greer Inc (http://www.tgreercpa.com/) Boeing (https://www.boeing.com/) Key Points of Interest: Find out where Mike Dame got his start in accounting Why did he move away from the Aerospace industry? See how he transitioned into a small accounting firm How did Mike connect with Terry Greer, the previous owner […]

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Bonus Episode # 1: Brian Radford - General Manager and one of the owners of Tapped Public House

Brian is one the owners of Tapped Public House at Camano Commons, and he will be managing the day to day operations. He recently became an Islander after living in Seattle for more of his life. He has had extensive experience in scratch food restaurants and is ecstatic to bring his craft to Camano Commons […]

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#6: TJ Fittis - Owner of Camano Island Coffee Roasters

TJ Fittis owns Camano Island Coffee Roasters, which he purchased from my father, and the founder Jeff Ericson. He started as a copywriter for Camano Island Coffee Roasters, but slowly worked his way up in the company, until he purchased the company from Jeff in April of 2019. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: […]

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#5:Leslie Moore - Manager of Sno-Isle Regional Library on Camano Island

Leslie Moore has spent her entire career, minus a short stint as a chemist, in the Library field. And she is a wealth of knowledge of the entire Library system. She is passionate about helping youth get their hands on books, and community building. Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.sno-isle.org/ https://www.spl.org/ https://kcls.org/ https://www.sethgodin.com/ […]

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#4: Evan Caldwell - Reporter and Photographer for Stanwood Camano News

Evan Caldwell is a photographer and reporter for Stanwood Camano News. Being a reporter, he gets the inside scoop on the happenings around the Stanwood Camano area. Our conversation starts with how Evan got involved in news, and why he stayed with it. We also dive into some of the trends he has noticed in […]

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#3: Dan Ericson - Owner of Brand Shouter

Dan Ericson is the Owner of Brand Shouter, a local marketing company. He moved to Camano Island to help Jeff Ericson with the starting Camano Island Coffee Roasters. Here the beginnings of Camano Island Coffee Roasters, and how that experience helped him create a successful marketing company in the Stanwood/Camano Area. Links to Things Mentioned […]

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#2: Jessica McCready - Community Organizer and Owner of Jessica McCready LLC

Jessica McCready is the Executive Director of the Camano Chamber of Commerce, owner of Jessica McCready LLC, and organizer of countless events in the Stanwood and Camano area. Whether it's organizing the Great PNW Glass Quest, Beer, Bratz, and Biz, or any of the other large scale community events, Jessica is a Rockstar in the […]

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#1: Jeff Ericson - Founder of Camano Island Coffee Roasters

Jeff Ericson is the founder of the hugely successful Camano Island Coffee Roasters. He also is the creator of Camano Commons as well as Camano Commons Marketplace, Frozen Xplosion, and many other businesses. But he started out in the printing industry in Tucson, Arizona. Hear his journey from printing to changing the world through coffee! […]

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Camano Voice Trailer

If you want to know what the Camano Voice is about, here is the best way to find out! Time to learn about businesses, events, and history of Camano Island! What to Expect from Camano Voice! I, Brandon Ericson, am the manager of Camano Commons Marketplace and will be your host interviewing locals, business owners, […]

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