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Ep 059 – Kristine Atri, Owner of The Escape Artist

Ep 059 – Kristine Atri, Owner of The Escape Artist

This week’s guest is Kristine Atri, owner of the Escape Artist in West Seattle. The Escape Artist is in the heart of West Seattle in the Alaska Junction and is West Seattle’s first and only escape room. An escape room is an interactive puzzle business where you solve puzzles, search for clues and escape and it’s super immersive. The Escape Artist is America’s first full motion escape room. At the Escape Artist you get 60 minutes to try to escape….

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Ep. 057 – Christian Harris, Founder of Sea-Town Real Estate

Ep. 057 – Christian Harris, Founder of Sea-Town Real Estate

This week Christian Harris is stepping into the hot seat and was interviewed by Laura Swift. He is the normal host of this podcast, as well as the founder and owner of Sea-Town Real Estate, which he started in January of 2017. He calls West Seattle home, has been married for 12 years and has a seven-year-old son.  Priory to getting into the real estate business, he was a finish carpenter & high-end remodeler for 15 years. Now Christian is…

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Ep. 056 – Lora Swift, ED of West Seattle Junction Association

Ep. 056 – Lora Swift, ED of West Seattle Junction Association

This week’s guest is Lora Swift, executive director of the West Seattle Junction Association. Lora is also the 2018 winner of the Westsider of The Year Award for her outstanding contribution to the West Seattle community. In 2002, Lora started Hotwire Coffee in the West Seattle Junction, firmly establishing herself as a valuable member and collaborator in the community. After running the business for many years, she made the bitter sweet decision to sell Hotwire Coffee and continued to follow…

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Ep 055 – Linnea Westerlind, author of Discovering Seattle Parks

Ep 055 – Linnea Westerlind, author of Discovering Seattle Parks

This week’s guest is Linnea Westerlind, author of “Discovering Seattle Parks: A Local’s Guide”. Linnea graduated from college with a degree in journalism and mass communications and public relations with a passion for the nonprofit sector. Today, Linnea is a mom of three who lives in West Seattle. After having her first kid in 2009, she came up with the goal of visiting every park in Seattle in a year, as a way to get out of the house. As…

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Ep. 051 – Joslin Roth & Darci Bressler, Owners of Resting Waters Aquamation

Ep. 051 – Joslin Roth & Darci Bressler, Owners of Resting Waters Aquamation

This week’s guest is Joslin Roth & Darci Bressler, Owners of Resting Waters. Resting Waters is a West Seattle pet funeral home and Washington State’s first pet aquamation business, providing a more personal death-care option and alternative to pet-burial, fire cremation or leaving them with your veterinarian. Episode Links & Resources: Guest’s Website: http://www.restingwaters.com Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/restingwaters/ Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/restingwaters Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/restingwaters/ Seattle Times Article: https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/a-respectful-eco-friendly-way-to-say-goodbye/ Write or call your representative on WA State House Bill 1700 Concerning Cremation by biochemical hydrolysis – http://apps2.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1700&Year=2017&BillNumber=1700&Year=2017 Guest’s…

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Ep. 050 – Meghan Reese & Malika Siddiq, Creators of West Seattle Vibes

Ep. 050 – Meghan Reese & Malika Siddiq, Creators of West Seattle Vibes

This week’s guest is Meghan Reese & Malika Siddiq, the creators of West Seattle Vibes (Instagram Page). West Seattle Vibes is a neighborhood Instagram page created to support the West Seattle Neighborhood: To checkout new and favorite restaurants, bars and shops. Episode Links & Resources: Guest’s Instagram – Follow them at: https://www.instagram.com/westseattlevibes/ Email at: WestSeattleVibes@gmail.com Lika-Love FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Likalovefashion/ Business & Non-profit shoutouts: Lika Love (Malika Siddiq’s business): https://likalove.com The Nook: https://www.thenookseattle.com West Side Baby: http://westsidebaby.org Past episode interview with Nancy Woodland of West Side…

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Ep. 048 – Jill Bruyere, Owner of Fitness Revolution

Ep. 048 – Jill Bruyere, Owner of Fitness Revolution

This week’s guest is Jill Bruyere, Owner of Fitness Revolution in the West Seattle Alaska Junction. Fitness Revolution was born out of Jill’s love for playing soccer, fitness & helping people through being a fitness personal trainer. Get fit and have fun. Episode Links & Resources: Guest’s Website: FitnessRevolutionWithJill.com Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/runwithjillbootcamp Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/runwithjill Guest’s word of wisdom: Don’t wait… just get started with something today. Get out and do something and don’t wait for life or your schedule to be perfect….

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Ep. 047 – Shandon Graybeal, Owner of Alair

Ep. 047 – Shandon Graybeal, Owner of Alair

This week’s guest is Shandon Graybeal, owner of Alair in West Seattle. Alair is a boutique gift shop with some unique flair, focusing on products made locally by small businesses and individuals. Episode Links & Resources: Guest’s Website: AlairSeattle.com Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alairseattle Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alairseattle/ Guest’s recommended book: The Great Gatsby & any of the Harry Potter books Guest’s favorite podcast(s): True Crime & Stuff you didn’t learn in history class Guest’s word of wisdom: When you fail or mess something…

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Ep. 044 – Ian Weinberg, Owner of Ian Fitness

Ep. 044 – Ian Weinberg, Owner of Ian Fitness

This week’s guest is Ian Weinberg, the owner of Ian Fitness. Originally starting with 1 location on Queen Anne but now has 9 locations around Seattle. Ian’s philosophy is to get people moving in a fun, safe, non-intimidating way through group “boot camp” workouts and one-on-one training, focusing on results. Highlights From This Episode: Ian used to play professional soccer and at one point, worked in a gym part time to make a little extra money and he discovered that there…

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Ep. 042 – Cory Cote & Brandon Ramirez, Owners of Mystery Made

Ep. 042 – Cory Cote & Brandon Ramirez, Owners of Mystery Made

This week’s guest is Cory Cote and Brandon Ramirez, owners of Mystery Made mens apparel and action sport oriented graphic design firm in The Admiral District of West Seattle. Highlights From This Episode: After 10 years at K2 and Ride Snowboards, Brandon and shortly after, Cory decided to take the leap into self-employment to start their own design firm and then more recently, opened the front of their space into a men’s apparel shop. As artists and designers, they wanted to…

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