Dan Weedin / Toro Consulting

Dan Weedin founded Toro Consulting, Inc. in 2005.

He is an experienced entrepreneur, leader, and award-winning speaker who has a passion for consulting, coaching and mentoring business leaders. Continue reading

Brad Berger / Cornerstone Financial Strategies

Brad is a CERTIFIED  FINANCIAL  PLANNER™  Professional  and brings a quarter of a century of comprehensive financial planning  experience to Cornerstone  Financial Strategies. Continue reading

Rachel Young / Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes

Rachel Young, owner of Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes, is a public speaker, writer and spokesperson. Her appearance on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars helped bring about her three local retail cupcake shops. She’s a Puget Sound Business Examiner’s 40 Under Forty award recipient, Women United of Thurston County incoming chair, and the recipient of the Thurston County Economic Development Council’s Best New Business of 2014. Continue reading

Pam Leno / Ideal Wellness Northwest

Pamela’s interest in wellness began in her 20’s with a position in a random fitness club.  It evolved over the next 30 years to include many certifications including Fitness Class Instruction IDEA, Triathlon Coaching ITCA, and more. This included an 18 year career with the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle teaching, training, creating programs and triathlon coaching. Continue reading

Michael Megalli / indie.biz

Michael has  spent most of his career helping large and small companies build great brands. As the founder of indie.biz, he’s now focused on helping anyone successfully start and run their own business.  Continue reading

Alanna Imbach / Vibe Coworks

Alanna Imbach is the CEO and Cofounder of Vibe Coworks, Kitsap’s largest, most cutting-edge shared workspace and coworking community. She uses her expertise as a storyteller, partnership builder and scrappy innovator to revolutionize the world of work+life, build communities and help businesses and nonprofits drive people to action.   Continue reading

Amy Sanford Schmidt / Lilypad Business Services & Consulting

As a child, I enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together and could concentrate for hours on end.  I always started with the outside pieces then worked my way in by color groupings.  This activity prepared me for business well.  I knew I would be in business at a young age but just not sure the role I would play. Continue reading

Aaron Schmookler/ The YES Works

Aaron Schmookler had his first article on creativity and innovation published at the age of eleven, when the editor of a parenting magazine noticed his innovative mindset and asked him to write about taking inspiration for play wherever you can find it. Continue reading

Dave Frederick / The Coffee Oasis

Dave Frederick is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Coffee Oasis.

The Coffee Oasis’ vision is to change the world for homeless youth in one community after another through evidence-based programs supported by sustainable coffee businesses. Continue reading

Jason Erickson / Vehicle Films

Jason Erickson is an award winning filmmaker who just finished editing Alan Rudolph’s latest feature film, Ray Meets Helen, earlier this year.  The film stars Keith Carradine, Sonda Locke and Jennifer Tilly. Continue reading