To say that the Kitsap Bank edg3 FUND competition is inspiring is an understatement. Lucky for us, the Kitsap Bank edg3 Center calls Vibe Coworks home, making it uber easy to pop in and chat with Janet Silcott to learn more about her, the edg3 FUND competition and Kitsap Bank’s larger vision for what our region’s entrepreneurial future holds.
With understated elegance, eyes as bright as crystal blue persuasion and an engaging warm-heartedness, Marnie Clark claims the elephant as her spirit animal. As the founder of National Mocktail Week, Marnie’s vision is all about inclusivity. “For those who don’t drink alcohol, whatever their reasons, I want them to be able to walk in anywhere and feel that they have choices that are fun and taste great. Everyone should be able to join in festivities, whether they’re out and about or at home. That’s why I started creating my own recipes. This is a whole new movement for celebrating the good life.”
In another life, Mary Mason may well have been one of those favorite, super-cozy sweaters you inherited from a loved one. Hip and a bit hippy-like; softened with comfort; quirkily colorful yet somewhat low-key. She’s also a statement for metamorphosis, which her new budding consultancy, The Mpath, embraces.
Ed Hallda is a study in contrasts: animated and reserved; quick on his feet and a quietly deep thinker; enigmatic and open; a would-be comedian/actor but a tech innovator by trade. He delivers witty one-liners along with stories that wrap you up, full of color, character and complexity.
Committed to the people and causes she cares about most, Kathryn Owen captures what makes human beings tick—and wildlife, too. As a professional evaluator, her job is to uncover the truth, and it’s one she takes seriously, helping people think clearly about what they’re hoping to accomplish and then figuring out how to make that happen.
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie Moore. Her name has a certain ring to it and, in person, she comes alive with all the bells and whistles of a committed professional. That’s because Maggie’s on the move to help make Olympic Community Health (OCH) a sustaining force—one to be reckoned with, providing strategic care and support services for the locals she and her team look out for across Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties.
Whether you’re changing jobs or launching a company, Brett Eddy is your go-to guy. With a spark of mischief in his eyes and a quick smile, he’s recognized for being an innovative business leader in the Kitsap County boom. Brett’s presence is intensely focused; he’s no nonsense. But he is also motivated by compassion for up-and-comers who are testing the waters of entrepreneurship.
Susan O’Meara is obsessed with wrangling language in ways that help brands, businesses and individuals grow and shine. She’s also mastered the art of ‘living dangerously and thinking magically’, with an international freelance writing and journalism career that might just make you drool.
If you’re having a long day, a hard day’s journey into night, or a bad hair day, no one can brighten your POV like Anna Choi. This conscious coach is helping to bolster social entrepreneurs and social enterprise (or “socent”) in Kitsap County and beyond—inciting businesses and persons to raise their consciousness.
Vibist Seth Morabito is a renaissance man. He makes technical magic happen, dabbles in linguistics, strikes a chord with musical musings, applauds Steve Martin, embraces the nomad within and crafts emulators for the fun of it. Want to meet an explorer of the software landscape—yesterday’s and today’s? Meet Seth.
Sunny spring days are here, which means many of us are getting inspired to get outside, get in shape and PLAY in this spectacular PNW wonderland we love and call home. Of course, for Vibist Jill Sinkula of Belly Up Fitness, everyday is a great day to get moving, especially if you're a mama.
Jennie Hoffman can make even the most complex of problems seem solvable. She began graduate school with the intention of pursuing an academic career, but eventually decided she'd rather save the world. And so she is.