Can you take me to Mt. Rainier today?
That’s not the kind of question most people get asked on a daily basis, but it is for Kim Torres, who often spends her days taking people to mountains!
Kim is a pilot for PAVCO Flight Center in Gig Harbor, WA, and spends about 30 percent of her time on charter flights, which means people need to go to a specific place, and they hire her to fly them there. Read more
In the time it will take most of us to read this sentence, Jessica Ivey has probably already been knocked down to the ground, gotten herself up quickly, and is careening, at top speed, toward the finish line. She isn’t a runner, but her sport requires just as much speed and agility. She isn’t an ice skater, though the skill and grace it takes to wipe the blood from your knees and smile as you keep going is basically the same. Read more
How many times have you had a dream about doing something cool, gotten super excited about making it happen, then quickly talked yourself out of it?
Maybe you didn’t think you had enough experience or money, maybe you lost your confidence or maybe you thought someone else could do it better.
Perhaps you didn’t follow that dream, and were left wondering what could have happened.
Jennifer Shea, the founder, baker and party-maker of Trophy Cupcakes, was almost one of those people. Read more
Rachel is in the back row, in pigtails!
August’s Awesome Woman of the Month: Rachel Belle
She stood at the fountain with her eyes closed, tossed in a penny, and made a wish.
Her wish? Pizza.
As a young girl, when Rachel Belle made that wish at the fountain, she was wishing for dinner, but she was really wishing for something bigger. She was asking to be surrounded by something she loves. Food just happens to be one of the many things Rachel loves, and, today, as a well-known reporter and personality on KIRO FM’s The Ron & Don Show, it’s something she gets to talk about a lot. On her weekend show, Ring My Belle Weekends, she often interviews cookbook authors and chefs, and even talks about Girl Scout Cookies! It’s not all about food, though. For this radio journalist, it’s about people. It’s about the sharing of stories, and the making of connections. It’s about heart, truth and emotion. Mostly, it’s about a dream come true. Read more