A passion for food and farming

Filed on 04. Oct, 2018 in Contents, Features

A passion for food and farming

Sara Southerland grew up in Fort Worth, Texas — a place that’s quite different from the Pacific Northwest. “Most of my friends and people I knew in Texas had never seen a mountain, or really been in the woods,” she said. But as a kid, Southerland, now 33, would go with her family on backpacking [...]

Meet the next generation of business leaders

Filed on 04. Oct, 2018 in Contents, Features

Meet the next generation of business leaders

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal They represent the future of business in Whatcom County — bright, ambitious and dedicated to building something greater, not just for themselves, but for everyone around them. The 2018 winners of the Top 7 Under 40 Awards come from different industries and different walks of life. Some have [...]

Always moving forward

Filed on 04. Oct, 2018 in Contents, Features

Always moving forward

Eleanor Margulies has always been on the move. “I’ve alway been a semi-athlete,” the 32-year-old said. Whether it’s hiking, running, golfing, snowboarding or surfing, Margulies has tried it and loved it. Now she’s helping others be more active, as well. This summer she opened Flex Movement Lab in Ferndale. “I think it provides the platform [...]

An eye toward the future

Filed on 04. Oct, 2018 in Contents, Features

An eye toward the future

Six years ago, you might not have thought that Ryan Greigg would soon become one of the top real estate brokers in the county. “I was a traveling and performing DJ and musician,” he said. Starting in his hometown of Sonoma, California, he and some friends founded a crew of DJs, and they booked and [...]

A lifelong love of Bellingham

Filed on 04. Oct, 2018 in Contents, Features

A lifelong love of Bellingham

Althea Harris grew up going to the Whatcom Museum. But she never planned on working there. Harris, 30, was born and raised in Bellingham, only leaving to attend college. She went to the University of Washington for a degree in business and marketing. After graduating, she did do some marketing work, but was ultimately unsatisfied [...]

Finding her place

Filed on 04. Oct, 2018 in Contents, Features

Finding her place

Last year marked a big change for Alivia Jelinski. After spending most of her adult life working in hotels, a year ago she switched paths and began working as director of facility rentals at the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center in Lynden. Jelinski, 28, also went back to school, and began working towards a [...]

A pastime of service

Filed on 04. Oct, 2018 in Contents, Features

A pastime of service

When they’re not at work, many people like to go out, entertain themselves, or just relax. Not Alycia Hawkins. “Volunteering is my hobby,” Hawkins, 33, said. “That’s what I do for fun.” She serves on the Lydia Place board, as the philanthropy chair for WYPS, and at her job, is a committee member at Team [...]

Working toward justice

Filed on 04. Oct, 2018 in Contents, Features

Working toward justice

It was a chance encounter that led Tim Schermetzler to end up in Bellingham. Schermetzler, 33, is originally from Wisconsin. He was working in the nonprofit world when he decided to go to law school. He was managing a community organizing nonprofit at the time, which focused on creating safe communities through restorative justice, as [...]

Shultzie Willows takes top prize at event honoring young professionals

Filed on 10. Nov, 2017 in Contents, News

Shultzie Willows takes top prize at event honoring young professionals

By BBJ Staff They are the future of business in Bellingham. Winners of the Top 7 Under 40 Award were celebrated Thursday at an event held at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building. Of the seven winners, Shultzie Willows, community engagement director of Lydia Place, walked away with the top prize. The win means she’ll also [...]

He helped pioneer beer in Bellingham

Filed on 06. Nov, 2017 in Contents, Features

He helped pioneer beer in Bellingham

When David Vitt started Kulshan Brewing Company in 2012, Bellingham was not the craft beer destination it is today. “Beer in Bellingham, it wasn’t mature at all,” He said. “There was lots of potential there.” At the time, there were just two other breweries: Boundary Bay and Chuckanut. Vitt remembers talking to a friend about [...]

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