Jackie Wood / SparkWood Events

Jackie Wood is the founder and Chief Experience Officer of SparkWood Events. She brings over 25 years of corporate marketing, strategy and event planning experience. With positions at both large corporations such Starbucks and Washington Mutualin additional to start-ups such as Qpass and Kozmo.com, she provides the leadership and overall big picture thinking for the team in addition to event execution. Continue reading

Stacey Ogle / Cole Graphic Solutions, Inc.

Stacey Ogle is the President of Cole Graphic Solutions, Inc., a commercial screen print and digital print manufacturer of durable decals, signage, overlays, banners, point-of-purchase displays, fleet graphics, retail graphics, and more.  Stacey and her husband/partner, Ed Ogle, worked their way up from ‘deeper than the bottom’ Continue reading

Arti O’Brien / Advanced Government Services

Arti is a self-driven and results oriented, strategic entrepreneur with 30 plus years of documented successes in business development, brand development and leading to increased sales.  She is a savvy negotiator leading to win/win results while effectively managing all facets of highly successful strategic initiatives. Continue reading

Hugh Blane / Claris Consulting

Hugh Blane is the president of Claris Consulting and is an advisor to executives and entrepreneurs for creating dramatic, positive and measurable change in the leadership of individuals and teams: guaranteed!

His work centers on helping executives and entrepreneurs challenge assumptions Continue reading

Monica Blackwood / West Sound Workforce

Monica is a lifelong resident of Kitsap County, growing up in Indianola and now currently living in Silverdale.  She has held positions with the Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Club and Paladin Data Systems, and then joined Rice Fergus Miller in 2001 as their Marketing Director.  In 2005 Monica was promoted to Associate within the firm and began directing the firm’s operations. Continue reading

Seattle Two-Year Look Back Special

Celebrating two years of Seattle Shrimp Tank and looking back at the common entrepreneurial elements of 48 past guests that have been on the show! Continue reading

Kathy Thaut / At Your Service Plumbing

At Your Service Plumbing, Inc. was founded in 1984 under the name of K & M Plumbing Service, Inc. The primary focus was new residential construction. In 1999, this family operated business, started by Mr. Rod Thaut who was our “wizard of plumbing”, quickly built a solid reputation for outstanding service and professional workmanship where the client’s family always comes first in the residential service and repair market. Continue reading

Bill Peregrine / Earthdance Organics

Bill Peregrine, EPC and President of Earthdance Organics, is a designer, builder and care professional of organic and sustainable landscapes. He has a passion for understanding Nature’s natural systems and replicating those systems in the built landscape. With more than 30 years of horticultural experience, Bill has learned to listen to the growing desire for people to reconnect with Nature Continue reading

Gina Marken / Sound Benefit Administration

Meeting the needs of customers is the driving force behind Gina Marken, owner of Sound Benefit Administration (SBA). Having worked for an insurance broker and as a former bookkeeper, in 2003, Gina saw a need for consumer directed healthcare plan administration to assist companies in managing federally regulated plans and founded SBA. Continue reading

Brenda Wall / LegalShield

Brenda is a successful business woman who enjoys helping others.  She is an independent associate with LegalShield.  LegalShield offers a portfolio of legal and identity theft services – protecting and empowering the legal rights and identities of familes, small businesses, and commercial drivers. Continue reading