Meet the Team 2018-02-09T14:27:15+00:00

Arthur

Arthur
– CEO / Owner

Where were you born?

Seattle, WA. Go Seahawks!

What’s the first paying job you ever had?

I was a paper carrier for the Federal Way News.

What’s your dream vacation destination?

I’d love to visit the Louvre and see the Winged Victory. Closer to home, though: anything related to the Civil War.

What’s your favorite hobby?

I love to write poetry. But I also love playing sports, going fishing, and camping.

What was your favorite band in high school?

The Seattle grunge scene influenced us all in the 90s. But folk rock has always spoken to my soul (Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Donovan, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens…)

What’s your favorite movie quote?

“You see, George, you’ve really had a wonderful life.” (It’s a Wonderful Life)

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I was the North Kitsap High School pickleball champion in 1997. And when I was in the 4th grade, I won the checkers championship during second recess.

If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

If I could manage to pay the bills, I’d love to teach English and creative writing.

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

He-man and Thundercats

Celebrity you look most like?

Jim Caviezel

Jim

Myron

Myron
– CFO/Owner

Where were you born?

Sandpoint, Idaho

What’s the first paying job you ever had?

Thinning Beets on my father’s farm…about age 7

What’s your dream vacation destination?

Anywhere with my wife but preferably the Yukon Territory for a month.

What’s your favorite hobby?

Making wooden games for my grandchildren

What’s your favorite movie quote?

“The End”

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

That I was shot at and arrested in 1967 for Hooky-Bobbing in Rexburg, Idaho

If you could have any job in the world what would it be?           

I would love to be a pyrotech, make fireworks and blow up buildings.       

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

Foghorn Leghorn

What’s your favorite smell?

Sweat, after a successful game of Racquetball

What’s your favorite movie?

Arturo War Hero, a ten-minute movie my son made with a home movie camera. 8 minutes of it were credits.

If you had to do it all over again you would…..?

Do it right

Celebrity you look most like?

Andy Griffith

Obit Andy Griffith

Karl

Karl
– Safety Trainer

Where were you born?

Rexburg, ID

What’s the first paying job you ever had?

Raising sheep and cows

What’s your dream vacation destination?

Southern Brazil

What was your favorite band in high school?

U2 all the way.

If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

I’d love to be a sports broadcaster

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

Tom and Jerry

What’s your favorite smell?

My wife

What’s your favorite movie?

The Hunt for Red October

Celebrity you look most like?

Someone once told me I looked like Colin Farrell.

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Kerry

Kerry
– Safety Trainer/Master Rigger

Where were you born?

Moses Lake, WA.

What’s the first paying job you ever had?

We never got paid for it, but my first job was working the family farm.

What’s your dream vacation destination?

Camping and hunting with my family.

What’s your favorite food?

I love a good sandwich!

What is your favorite sport?

I love watching football, but I really enjoy playing tennis and racquetball with my brothers.

What was your favorite television show?

I loved Star Trek: the Next Generation…and still do.

What’s your favorite smell?

Breakfast in the morning

What’s your favorite movie?

Any of the Star Trek movies

Celebrity you look most like?

Brad Pitt, of course.

Brad Pitt

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Jamie
– Spanish Support & Content Translator

Where were you born?

San Jose, CA.

What’s the first paying job you ever had?

Powel’s Sweet Shoppe, a sweet place to work.

What’s your dream vacation destination?

I’d love to go to Cancun!

What’s your favorite hobby?

I love cooking (Jamie Oliver recipes, especially).

What’s your favorite smell?

Freshly placed asphalt.

What was your favorite movie?

Hook with Robin Williams.

What’s your favorite restaurant?

Cheesecake Factory

If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

I’d love to be a professional chef. Or a shredded cheese specialist!

What’s your favorite place to shop?

Amazon

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

Goofy

Celebrity you look most like?

My friends say I look like Paul Walker.

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Tess
– Content Development Specialist

Where were you born?

Idaho Falls

What’s the first paying job you ever had?

I worked as a cashier my freshman year of college on campus.

What’s your dream vacation destination?

Seoul, South Korea

What’s your favorite hobby?

I do a lot of reading, and I have also played the violin for about 12 years.

What was your favorite band in high school?

Incubus

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I had three TVs fall on my head as a child.

 

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

Hey! Arnold or Spongebob

What’s your favorite smell?

Anything that reminds me of fall!

 

What’s your favorite movie?

“Lost in Translation” or “Kramer vs. Kramer”

Celebrity you look most like?

Kristen Stewart


JT Emerson Web Developer

JT
– Web Developer

Where were you born?

Spokane, Wa

What’s the first paying job you ever had?

Food vender at the fair

What’s your favorite hobby?

Fishing and Hunting

What’s your favorite movie quote?

“When we crack this mountain open, all hell is going to break loose… IN MY UNDIES! Good thing I brought extras!”

– How to train your dragon

What’s your favorite smell?

Garlic

What’s your favorite restaurant?

Texas Roadhouse

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

Scooby-Doo

What was your favorite band in high school?

AC/DC

What’s your favorite movie?

The School of Rock

Celebrity you look most like?

Chris Farley

Chris Farley as JT

Susan

Sue
– Health & Safety Specialist/Board Member

Where were you born?

Los Angeles, CA.

What’s the first paying job you ever had?

Babysitting. But when old enough, I was a cashier at Bullocks Department store in L.A.

What’s your dream vacation destination?

Greece, Scotland, Wales…

What’s your favorite hobby?

This probably sounds boring, but I love reading books and collecting dolls.

What was your favorite band in high school?

Peter, Paul and Mary are long-time favorites. Simon & Garfunkel, Don McLean, Carly Simon, the Beatles, my list can go on and on.

What’s your favorite movie quote?

“More isn’t always better, Linus. Sometimes it’s just more.” (Sabrina)

What’s your favorite smell?

Homemade bread and heliotrope.

If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

Owning a children’s bookstore; that would be awesome!

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

I was quite infatuated with Mighty Mouse. He was my hero!

Celebrity you look most like?

Well, I don’t think I look like Helen Mirren, but Arthur thinks I do.

Helen Mirren

Calista

Calista
– Health & Safety Specialist/Board Member

Where were you born?

Vancouver, WA

What’s the first paying job you ever had?

I used to care for a handicapped young woman. It was extremely hard, but very rewarding.

What’s your dream vacation destination?

Italy

What’s your favorite hobby?

I love, love, love arranging flowers. I was a floral design major in college.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I was the captain of the science team

What’s your favorite smell?

Citrus

What’s your favorite restaurant?

I have several food allergies: so any restaurant that can make something amazing out of gluten- and corn-free products.

What’s your favorite movie?

Emma

Celebrity you look most like?

I’ve had some people say I look like Kirsten Dunst. I don’t know.

Kirsten-Dunst

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Brooke
– Writer / Editor

Where were you born?

Pasco, Washington

What’s your dream vacation destination?

Switzerland

What’s your favorite hobby?

Honing in on my landscape photography skills.

What was your favorite band in high school?

Three Doors Down and Journey

What’s your favorite movie quote?

“Did you not tell them that they were the Lord’s chips?” -Senor Ramon

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

Wildfire

What’s your favorite smell?

Rain falling on the pavement, pine, and campfire smoke.

What’s your favorite movie?

Pride and Prejudice

Celebrity you look most like?

Saoirse Ronan


blake

Blake
– Content Development Specialist

Where were you born?

Roosevelt, UT

What’s your dream vacation destination?

Alaska hunting/fishing trip

What’s your favorite hobby?

Rifle shooting

 

If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

Retired

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

Looney Toons

What’s your favorite smell?

Grandma’s freshly baked pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

What’s your favorite restaurant?

Texas Roadhouse

Celebrity you look most like?

Kevin James

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tania

Tania
– Spanish Support & Content Translator

Where were you born?

Mexico City

What’s your dream vacation destination?

Monte Carlo, Italy

What’s your favorite hobby?

I love to dance world music

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I love independent films and Hollywood movies

If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

A Zumba certifying Instructor

What’s your favorite smell?

Eucalyptus

What’s your favorite movie?  

Great Gatsby

Celebrity you look most like?

Gina Rodriguez

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mary

Mary
– Lead Writer/Content Editor

Where were you born?

Rexburg, ID

What’s the first paying job you ever had?

I started cleaning houses for elderly ladies when I was 12 years old

What’s your dream vacation?

Everywhere! I want to see every little bit of this planet that I can

What was your favorite band in high school?

Oasis, Green Day, the Cranberries

If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

A novelist

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

Bugs Bunny and Friends

What’s your favorite smell?

My mom’s homemade bread

What’s your favorite movie?

Casablanca, The Sound of Music, Return of the King

What’s your favorite sport?

Basketball

What’s your favorite food?

Seafood

What’s your favorite hobby?

Writing, binging on Netflix

What’s your favorite movie quote?

“Round up the usual suspects”

Celebrity you look most like?

Lucille Ball

mary

Bo
– Safety Trainer

Where were you born?

Englewood, CA.

What’s your dream vacation destination?

Ireland… Or the backwoods of Alaska

What’s your favorite hobby?

Wood working, leather working, archery, hunting, fishing, bushcraft, anything outside

What’s your favorite smell?

Pine Trees

What’s the first paying job you ever had?

Cook at Hungry Rancher steak house

What was your favorite band in high school?

No favorite. Listened to anything from heavy metal to smooth jazz

If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

Bowyer/Primitive skills instructor/sponsored hunter and fisherman/pyrotechnics expert/medival historian/gunsmith/ this job

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

Ed, Ed, and Eddy

What’s your favorite movie?

The Patriot

What is your favorite TV show?

Alone, live free or die, the office, parks and rec, community, vikings, the black list, most documentaries.

What is your favorite sport?

Football

What is your favorite food?

Creole and Cajun, Mexican

Celebrity you look most like?

Joaquin Phoenix