Inspired Island – Odin Lonning

November 25th, 2023 - Posted in

In this episode, we sit down with Odin Lonning! Odin is a prolific and award-winning Tlingit artist based here on Vashon Island. Born and raised in Alaska, Odin has a deep knowledge of and relationship with the natural world that is reflected and celebrated in his art. With his wife Ann Stateler, who many of us know […]

Inspired Island – Don & Charlotte Stuart

June 30th, 2023 - Posted in

Inspired Island ~ Manny Chao

June 23rd, 2023 - Posted in

  In this episode, we get to know Manny Chao of Georgetown Brewing Company! Yes, our fellow islander Manny is the man behind Manny’s Pale Ale, the iconic Seattle beer found at restaurants and bars across the region. Join us to learn about Manny’s childhood in Spain and beyond, how he fell in love with beer while […]

Inspired Island ~ Emily Wigley

June 23rd, 2023 - Posted in

    In this episode, we get to know Emily Wigley. Emily is the woman behind the beloved Orca Eats food truck. As Emily enters retirement, she sits down to reflect on what it was like to run this popular business for the last six years. Join us to hear how Emily’s teenage job taught […]

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 […]