Focus On! ~ Hilary Emmer

November 24th, 2020 - Posted in

  I am the chair of the Vashon Social Service Network, which is made up of eleven on island social service non-profits. While I am not formally attached to any of these agencies, I do loosely work with a few. Years ago I coordinated the Dental Van. Today with grant money from Granny’s I run […]

Focus On! ~ Bruno Kaufman

November 16th, 2020 - Posted in

Bruno Kaufmann is a trained political scientist, conflict researcher and journalist. He is member of the city government of Falun/Sweden, where he  chairs the Democracy Council and Election Commission in Sweden []. In 2001 Bruno Kaufmann became the first director of the Initiative & Referendum Institute Europe [] ­­­, a nonpartisan research and educational institute […]

Focus On! ~ Christian Albrekt Larsen

November 10th, 2020 - Posted in

Christian Albrekt Latsen is a Danish professor employed at Aalborg University, where he is involved in comparative welfare studies. He works on a daily basis at the CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE WELFARE STUDIES.    

Focus On! ~ Katrin Oddsdottir

November 6th, 2020 - Posted in

    Katrin Oddsdóttir was one of the twenty-five elected members of the Constitution Council of Iceland, which drafted a new constitution for the country in 2011. The process of the Council has been recognized worldwide for its emphasis on democratic methods and the use of social media as a tool for public participation in […]

Focus On! ~ Vashon Time Bank

September 15th, 2020 - Posted in

Join us! March Twisdale, Bill Moyer, Amy Morrison, and Deborah Perpetua chat about the upcoming “Teach In” of the New Vashon Island Time Exchange on Saturday, September 19th. 

Focus On! ~ Jim Garrison and Jim McRae

July 22nd, 2020 - Posted in

Join March Twisdale, Jim Garrison, and Jim McRae for an intriguing, enlightening and inspiring pair of conversations about living with (and because of) our precious water resources. Awareness gives us power, over self and for the benefit of others. 

Focus On! ~ Jim Gross

June 23rd, 2020 - Posted in

Jim Gross is the manager of Vashon Sewer District and a civil engineer at BHC Consultants in Seattle.  Jim’s engineering focus is on delivering clean, safe drinking water to people and helping to reduce pollution in our waterways.  Jim and his wife Shanti have been Vashon residents since 2002, and have two daughters who attend […]

Focus On! ~ Siobhan McComb

February 18th, 2020 - Posted in

Siobhan McComb has been practicing zero-waste principles for the past decade and strives for a plastic-free lifestyle.  Siobhan is inspired by the way things used to be before the disposable, single-use culture of today. She believes that sustainability begins at home and our purchasing decisions have far-reaching impacts on the health of our planet. She […]

Focus On! ~ Peter Madsen

December 11th, 2017 - Posted in

Peter Madsen is a drawing artist and illustrator, an author, a filmmaker and a lecturer. He was born on 12 May, 1958 in the city of Århus, Denmark. As a boy he moved around Denmark with his family until they settled down in the city of Roskilde. Peter Madsen had his first strips published at the […]

Focus On! ~ Vivian Toft

October 30th, 2017 - Posted in

 Vivian Toft My husband and I are Brits living in southern Sweden. We have two grown children. I was a civil servant and then a teacher, teaching age groups from pre-school through to 18 years. After we retired, my husband and I moved to Sweden in 2012. We wanted a retirement involving gardening and an outdoor […]