Inspired Island ~ Ann McLaughlin

October 27th, 2022 - Posted in

  In this episode, we chat with Ann McLaughlin. Ann recently published the book “World Change-Maker: Build Skills in International Development and Social Work”, which is designed as a guidebook to help people looking to volunteer or work internationally. But, as we discuss in the interview, the book offers value for anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the […]

Inspired Island ~ Tara Morgan

September 11th, 2022 - Posted in

We chat with Tara Morgan of  C’Mon Barber!  If you’re a longtime VoV listener, you may recognize Tara from “New Kids on the Rock”, which she co-hosted with Adam Day, or from the popular “Dear Vashon” special episodes of the Morning Scramble. But during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a simple request from a […]

Inspired Island ~ Dr. Jim Bristow

September 11th, 2022 - Posted in

Join us as we get to know Dr. Jim Bristow! Many of us know Dr. Bristow from his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic; he is part of a core team of volunteer medical professionals who have worked tirelessly to keep Vashon safe and informed. But what you might not know is that Dr. Bristow is […]

Inspired Island ~ Pam Ingalls

September 11th, 2022 - Posted in

In this episode, we get to know Pam Ingalls! As one of the best-known artists on Vashon, Pam’s paintings hang on the walls of many island businesses and homes, and her art shows always draw crowds. Her paintings focus on highlighting the beauty of everyday people and sights. In this episode, you’ll hear how Pam […]

Inspired Island ~ Amy Carey

December 3rd, 2021 - Posted in

In this episode, we get to know Amy Carey! As the Executive Director of Sound Action, Amy helps to protect vital nearshore habitat and species — including wild salmon and orca — across the Puget Sound region. Amy is well known for her local expertise in animals and wildlife, and she is also behind the […]

Inspired Island ~ Captain Marsha Morse

September 22nd, 2021 - Posted in

    In this episode, Grace sits down with Captain Marsha Morse, one of the most experienced ferry captains in Washington State. Captain Morse was one of the very first women to be hired by Washington State Ferries, working her way up from an entry-level position in the 70s. Join us to hear how it […]

Inspired Island ~ Kate Dowling

August 24th, 2021 - Posted in

This week, we’re sitting down with none other than Kate Dowling. As Executive Director of Voice of Vashon, Kate manages the day-to-day operations of the entire organization. And while many islanders know Kate, we get to know her on a deeper level in this episode. Kate’s story takes us across the world, from her childhood […]

Inspired Island ~ Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma

November 14th, 2019 - Posted in

Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma In this episode, we meet Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma! Tom is married to last week’s guest, David Mielke, and together they are preparing to premiere their show, “Gaybaret: An Offering of Story and Song” on November 22 at Vashon Center for the Arts. Tom is an author, poet, translator, teacher, magician, and musician. […]

Inspired Island ~ David Mielke

November 7th, 2019 - Posted in

In this episode, we meet David Mielke! David and his husband Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma are performing their original show “Gaybaret” at Vashon Center for the Arts from November 22nd to 24th, 2019. David is a professional actor, having appeared in both film and television and creating and performing one-person shows. Join us to hear how […]

Inspired Island ~ Sue and Israel Shotridge

November 3rd, 2019 - Posted in

In this episode, we meet Israel and Sue Shotridge! You may know Sue and Israel as owners of the Raven’s Nest gallery here on Vashon Island. Israel is a celebrated Tlingit artist and master carver, and Sue manages their businesses. Join us to hear how Sue and Israel fell in love, and how Israel’s mother’s passion […]