What IS Vibe Coworks?
Vibe is Kitsap's premier shared workspace and coworking community. We're a desk when you need one, a lounge when you
don’t, and the perfect place to hold your next meeting or off-site. Here, you’ll find consultants, designers and creatives, just as readily as you’ll find tech companies, nonprofits, engineers, health and wellness professionals and employees from large and high-growth companies. Vibe offers Kitsap's modern professionals a cutting-edge alternative to exhausting commutes, lonely home offices and binding long-term leases by providing on-demand desk space, private offices, meeting space and vibrant community.
Vibe Coworks was founded in 2016 as a shared workspace and coworking community to support Kitsap's modern professionals in their quest to commute less, connect more and have an escape from their lonely home offices. Vibe is the brainchild of Poulsbo-native Alanna Imbach and her husband Marcel, who first hatched the plan in the company of their twin toddlers from the confines of their 800 square foot Manhattan apartment. The company's temporary location, the Vibe Lab, opened in September 2017 as a place for freelancers, commuters, remote workers and entrepreneurs a place to convene until construction on the flagship Vibe Coworks Poulsbo location has been completed in early 2018.
Our take on the world
At Vibe, we share a believe that relationships with real people matter. We believe space matters. And we believe in a life where you can be the master of your own worldwide destiny, from right here in Kitsap. Above all else, we value diversity of thought, industry and expertise. We believe real
innovation happens best when seemingly unlikely people, businesses, nonprofits and partners find themselves working side by side. We don’t care how you dress or what
your title is—we only care that you’re passionate about what you do and are eager to be part of a powerhouse creative and professional community.
The VIbe Founding team
After 15 years living and working around the globe, from Bellingham to Madrid, Barcelona to Geneva, Luzern to New York City, husband and wife power team Marcel and Alanna blame the move back to Poulsbo on their punk toddlers. For some weird reason, the littles wanted to leave the concrete jungle of NYC behind, in exchange for salty-sweet PNW beaches, fresh air, skiing, kayaking, grandparents, brewery hopping and endless stories from mom about what color she painted the NKHS rock when she was a kid. The gall. You'd think Kitsap were an awesome place to live or something.
Alanna had just finished off a pretty spectacular hot toddy in downtown Poulsbo in December 2015 when it hit her: why weren't there any coworking spaces in Poulsbo? If she was moving back to Kitsap, she was bringing her beloved job at NYC-based WaterAid with her. And that work from home thing? Been there. Done that. Not doing it again. She wanted a powerhouse professional community, an inspiring workspace and true work-life integration. Having spent over a decade doing media relations, communications and advocacy work for high-profile organizations including the International Catholic Migration Commission, the United Nations and WaterAid, she's a diehard believer in the power of bringing people together from all walks of life to tackle the world's biggest challenges. Her experience as a member of one of NYC's most esteemed coworking spaces convinced her that coworking truly is the future of work.
Marcel never thought he'd live anywhere other than his hometown of Au, Switzerland. Until he became a master carpenter and—much to his mother's dismay—went to work at Hertco Kitchens someplace up north called Ferndale. He had no idea where that was. And he hardly spoke English. But learn English he did, just in time to meet some smart chic from Poulsbo, and spend the next 10+ years working with the world's top architects to deliver never-been-done-before interior and millwork solutions to clients around the globe. Marcel first drank the coworking KoolAid as a member one of the world's largest coworking communities while working as a one-man office for Rothlisberger in NYC. Being a remote worker, he mostly missed those celebratory high-fives with someone... anyone... each time he scored those big business wins. Those high-fives flourished with coworking.