Posts by Shawna

Bringing a Bit of Summer into Winter

feature for decompress

Plenty of opportunities exist on the Eastside to recreate — even in the winter

Flying High

Seattle Paragliding

When Marc Chirico was 5 years old, he started dreaming he could fly.

Hot Brews

Beer lovers in our area just can’t seem to get enough of the craft drafts. The more microbrews produced, the more microbrews consumed. As supply increases, consumers remain thirsty for…

Racing Sail

Joe Burcar has been sailing almost since the day he was born. Today, the Bellevue resident still participates in the sport — both competitively and recreationally. Joe Burcar was baptized…

Bothell Bicyclist

Business analyst Susan Clementson traded in her soccer cleats for a bicycle 15 years ago and has since found a happy balance of camaraderie and exercise on the trails. Susan…

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…

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