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Category: Meet the Pros

Meet the Pros: Celebrating Women in the Trades in Seattle

Tuesday March 10th • by Christina Nelson

Meet four women who are changing the face of traditionally male-dominated industries in Seattle. They tell us about their journeys and contributions to their communities.

Meet the Pro: Kristen Cole of Madres Kitchen

Tuesday January 28th • by Liz Pearce

Meet Kristen Cole of Madres Kitchen. Madres Kitchen is a women-owned, full-service caterer who specializes in creating local and seasonal event menus with the bounty of the Pacific Northwest.

Meet the Pro: Erika Ramberg of Substantial

Tuesday November 12th • by Meredith Fife

Fresh Chalk talks to Erika Ramberg about her journey to becoming a yoga teacher and how she came to make a career leap into the tech world.

Meet the Pros: Doulas Making a Difference

Thursday October 17th • by Tom Laramee

Fresh Chalk chats with a group of doulas who are committed to helping expecting mothers in local underserved communities navigate our complicated healthcare system and have a great birth experience.

Meet the Pro: Kristy Royce of Sun Path Electric

Tuesday October 1st • by Meredith Fife

Recently Fresh Chalk connected with Kristy Royce, Cofounder and President of Sun Path Electric. Kristy chatted with us about her journey from leading a travel company to starting a business that fights climate change.

Meet the Pro: Vanessa Laughlin of Banister Advisors

Wednesday July 17th • by Liz Pearce

Vanessa Laughlin was living a peaceful life in Seattle when tragedy struck a beloved family member. Seeking a better way to handle end-of-life challenges during times of grief surrounding the care and loss of a loved one, she created Banister Advisors to help others.

Meet the Pros: Deana Thayer and Kira Dorrian of Future Focused Parenting

Wednesday July 3rd • by Yaprak DeCarmine

Tantrums. Sleepless nights. Defiant attitudes. Bad grades. Bad manners. If you're a parent, you're likely to experience some (or all!) of these challenges with your kids over the years. Through Future Focused Parenting, Deana and Kira offer practical, down-to-earth parenting advice.

Meet the Pros: Brandon & Brian Madsen, Owners of Madsen Modern

Wednesday June 12th • by Yaprak DeCarmine

Madsen Modern owners Brandon and Brian Madsen breathe new life into vintage furniture through thoughtful restoration, whether it's the pieces they sell or pieces clients bring to them to be renewed. The brothers shared with us the importance of restoring quality design for the next generation.

Meet the Pro: Howard Nevitt, Owner of Ravenna Locksmith

Tuesday May 28th • by Liz Pearce

Raised in Seattle, Ravenna Locksmith owner and operator, Howard Nevitt, still lives in the Maple Leaf house he grew up in. In his youth, Howard was keen on taking things apart, and developed an interest in becoming a locksmith.

Meet the Pro: Ryan Metzger, CEO of Ridwell

Thursday March 21st • by Liz Pearce

We love meeting pros who are in business to make a difference, not just a profit. That's Ryan Metzger in a nutshell. Ridwell was recommended by Fresh Chalk members, and we were intrigued to learn more.

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