Kitsap’s ‘40 Under 40’ Announced
The annual “40 Under 40” list was announced by the Kitsap Peninsula
Business Journal earlier this month.
The nominees, honored for the career success and involvement in the
community before the age of 40, were recognized at an event Sept.
Judges for the awards were David LaRose, South Kitsap School
District superintendent; Kathryn Quade, mayor of Poulsbo; and Scott
Alexander, director of golf at Gold Mountain Golf Club.
Those receiving the distinction were:
Zahra Akhgar, C.O.O., Ultra Custom Cleaners; Terry Arndt,
president/customer account manager, Life After Graduation,
LLC/Avalara: Cynthia Bellas, chief grants officer, Anthem Grant and
Advocacy; Tanya Bleil-Geiselman, owner, Just For Kicks School of
Dance; Shawnee Brown, service manager, HugesTech NW; Mindy Byers,
marketing/community relations director, The Willows Retirement
Living; Dr. Kimberly Chan, Kitsap General Surgery; David Connolly,
owner, David Connolly Insurance Agency; Eric Fong,
attorney/partner, Rovang, Fong & Associates; Dr. Michelle Cho
Gip, Well Being Health Center; Heidi Hartman, director of property
management, Details Property Management/Karin Kay Properties; David
Hawley, financial adviser, Edward Jones; Cassandra Hoffman,
owner/agent, C.L. Hoffman Insurance Agency; Dr. Paul Hutchinson,
owner, South Kitsap Family Dentistry; Christina Jara,
owner/aesthetician, Isella Day Spa; Katerina Kailey, marketing
representative, Sound Publishing, Inc.; Kassie Korich,
editor/reporter, Sound Publishing, Inc.; Lanette Kuklinski, brand
specialist/designer, Lanski Marketing; Matt LaMagna, sous chef,
Port Madison Enterprises; Melissa McDonald, executive assistant,
Drury Construction; Robert McNamara, architectural designer, Rice
Fergus Miller Architects; Lori Midthun, executive director,
Bainbridge Youth Services; Johnathan Miller, owner, Boomtown
Productions; Chrysztyna Montanez, owner, Lighthouse Cove Property
Management; Amy Munns, president, Leash4Lease, Inc./Amy Munns
Consulting; Aaron Murphy, owner/architect, ADM Architecture, LLC;
Patrick Murray, executive director, Boys & Girls Club of
Bainbridge Island; David Nelson, editor, Kitsap Sun; Jennifer
Paige, interior designer, Rice Fergus Miller Architects; Jason
Parker, president, Parker Financial LLC; Kristin Pearson,
development assistant, Kitsap Humane Society; Julie Poston, owner,
Rejuv Massage & Spa; Dr. Satyavardhan Pulukurthy, cardiologist,
Kitsap Cardiology Consultants PLLC; Jenn Putnam, president/art
director, Jennergy, Inc.; Patrick Rieder, real estate salesman,
Karin Kay Properties; Jamal Stoudemire, store manager, Verizon
Wireless; Aimee Warthen, director of community relations, South
Kitsap School District; Leah Wattree, business development manager,
Kitsap Hospitality Executive Apartments; DeAndrea Williams,
logistics specialist/beauty consultant, Bremerton Housing
Authority/Mary Kay; Kathleen Wilson, branch manager, Port Orchard,
Kitsap Regional Library.
of Well Being
Yoga Studio Set
A new yoga and health studio is planning an open house Thursday at
which patrons will have a chance to meet instructors, tour the
studio, enjoy refreshments and win a door prize.
Well Being Yoga & Health Studio is opening at 19347 Jensen Way
NE in Poulsbo.
The open house will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The studio offers classes for all ages and fitness levels.
Instructors include a doctor of chiropractic, a licensed massage
therapist, certified yoga instructor, a doula/prenatal/childbirth
educator and a certified Itsy Bitsy yoga instructor.
Classes in Pilates and T’ai Chi will be added soon.
Reach them at (360) 697-6100 or visit www.wellbeing-center.com or
The Bainbridge Island Downtown Association has chosen Sweet Deal as
the winner of this month’s best downtown window display.
Sweet Deal grabbed the blue ribbon for their creative collection of
vintage Barbie and Friends.
Owners Jen O’Neill and Nicole Niehaus decked out a collection of
childhood favorites in some fabulous outfits, complete with stacked
heels and matching accessories.
Included is Barbie, Skipper and the rest of the girls as they get
set for a day at the beach in an original pink Barbie Jeep.
The winner is chosen each month for their creativity, color,
originality and display.
Each January the committee will choose a Best of the Year from the
Sweet Deal is located at 184 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island.
Reach them at (206) 842-3233 or visit
a Finalist for
Kitsap Bank recently was recognized by the Puget Sound Business
Journal as one of 65 finalists for the title of Washington’s Best
Workplaces at a ceremony held in Seattle at Safeco Field.
The bank was commended for their hiring and retention of employees,
as well as various employee benefit offerings, leadership culture,
and work/life balance philosophy.
On the Job
Joyce Smith, a caregiver with Abiding Homecare, recently was
presented with the 2009 “Lion of the Year Award” for 2009 at a
recent meeting of the Poulsbo Noon Lions Club. She is past King
Lion of the Poulsbo Noon Club and was lauded for her service to the
community through her work with the Lion’s LEO Clubs, as well as
preparing an annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner.
She is the Lions club adviser for the LEO Clubs that meet at
Poulsbo Middle School, and Kingston and North Kitsap High
She also is the District Chair for 53 LEO Clubs throughout the
Puget Sound, and is responsible for establishing 13 new clubs in
the past two years.
LEO stands for Leadership, Equality, Opportunity, and is a teen
service organization of Lions Clubs International, which tries to
serve people in need with special emphasis and focus on
Following the death of her husband, John, in 2002, the family
established an annual JC Smith Scholarship for a North Kitsap
School District graduate, and Smith serves on the Lion Club’s
What: Schelleyh Dyess, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Port
Orchard, is hosting a free 50-minute educational seminar titled,
“Foundations of Investing.” She says fear of the unknown often
prevents people from investing in their future and will explain
some basic principles of investing and creating goals. Space is
Where: 2299 Bethel Ave., Suite 102, in Port Orchard.
Reservations: Call Trina Sanquist at (360) 876-3835.
Kitsap Sun staff