Posts by Shawna

Heavy Metal

Bellevue resident Joseph Dent’s passion for his art began with a college assignment Bellevue resident Joseph Dent’s metal art hobby fuses his mastery of all things mechanical with his artistic…

Primp Your Ride

Driving around these traffic-jammed parts can feel like a chore, so we found some interesting options to help you take better care of the thing that you likely spend far…

Pickleball Promoter

Jim Price acquired his love for pickleball late in life, but he’s since become one of the area’s biggest advocates for the up-and-coming sport In 1995, a couple of pickleball…

Natural Talent

Tara Walmsley wanted to take a fencing class but ended up finding her passion in dancing instead Tara Walmsley accidentally two-stepped her way into a passion 17 years ago, when…

Get out and Game

Boeing worker finds release and social connections through video gaming The fights, explosions, shootouts, and high-speed car crashes of thriller movies get viewers’ blood pumping, and the successes and failures…

A Few Steps Away From Startup Stress

Kaydee Johnston of Woodinville runs Pony Tail Sportswear out of her home — and retreats to the art studio on her property when she wants a break from it all…

Turning it Loose on the Trombone

The trombone is Keith James’ creative and social outlet Keith James’ project-management skills are in high demand in the tech industry. Since graduating from Arizona State University in 1991, the…

Work in the Sky, Play on the Water

Atmospheric scientist Dave Ortland takes up sea kayaking when he clocks out Dave Ortland earns a living studying atmospheric waves and tides. Ortland also studies waves and tides of the…

The Eastside’s Best Happy Hours

We can all drink to that Has the boss been breathing down your neck all week? Does managing your employees feel like herding cats? It’s 5 o’clock on Friday —…

Brad Berger Takes to the Skies to Relieve Stress

The aviation bug bit Bellevue resident Brad Berger when he was 9 years old. After a trans-Atlantic flight to Belgium, the youngster declared that he was going to be a…

Cooking for a Crowd

Patricia Santiváñez used cooking to make friends in a new country. Now it’s her favorite pastime. Fusing flavors from many Latin American countries comes naturally to the globe-trotting Patricia Santiváñez. ​A native of…

Slowing Down with Yoga

Lisa Carlson slows a busy life with an hour of yoga a day It used to be somewhat of a stretch to get Lisa Carlson to participate in yoga. She…

Vintage Cars Mean Elite Speed for Nick De Vitis

Nick De Vitis immerses himself in racing high-end vintage cars Nick De Vitis, of Sammamish, once was a 10-year-old boy driven by a race car dream. He wanted to be…

Surviving Shark-Invested Waters

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of 425 Business. How Washington companies have fared since their Shark Tank appearances The TV show Shark Tank can give new…

The Business of Bothell

This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of 425 Business. With a new vision and a key downtown anchor in McMenamins, Bothell has revitalization on the brain. Nine years…

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