Jen Bell, Premier Mortgage: As a loan officer, ex-naval instructor, CrossFitter, and horseman, Jen knows that all of these things take hard work, knowledge, problem solving, perseverance, passion, care, attention to detail and integrity. She cares about people and sees herself as a teacher rather than a salesperson. It’s important to Jen that how she makes her living makes a difference. This idea motivates her to be a great loan officer for her clients and a valued professional partner for over 10 years.
Lauren Chandler, Lauren Chandler Cooks: Lauren works one-on-one with clients, bridging the gap between the health care provider and the healthful plate. Amidst the conflicting definitions of what constitutes a nutritious diet, she stays out of the food fight and focuses on the individual's unique cooking and dietary goals. She develops and teaches culinary classes in the Master of Science in Nutrition program at the National University of Natural Medicine and has been teaching cooking for 20 years.
Mickey Deagle, Founder and Lead Designer of Isolary Design: Isolary is a small group of artists and geeks from Portland, Oregon who work together to build beautiful, functional websites every day. They are real people–professionals with decades of experience in web design, application development, and marketing strategy.
Geoff Dorn is an Insurance Representative for Country Financial. “When it comes to decisions that impact your financial security, you want to know and trust who you’re working with. Call or email to begin the discussion and get to know me better.” Geoff’s office is also home to The Best Art Gallery in Portland. Follow Geoff on Instagram at geoffdorn.
Ashton Ford, founder, Ashton for Design: Design is to improve. Ashton creates an environment that caters to the needs of the client. Your style, balanced with the design, knowledge, and originality of Ashton’s work produces beautiful custom interiors. Whether you prefer minimalism, victorian, modern, or vintage, Ashton understands the period vocabulary and will bring the vision and skill to enhance your space and your quality of life.
Jess Graff is an artist and educator who has been working professionally in the arts for over a decade. Currently the Residency Manager at Portland Children’s Museum, Jess enjoys supporting creative inquiry and play through open-ended art projects. For more information about Jess’s artistic adventures or to inquire about contracting the artist please visit http://www.jessgraff.com/ . To learn more about the Artist in Residence Program at Portland Children’s Museum please visit http://www.portlandcm.org/visit/artist-residencies.
Poet Kate Gray is the author of Oregon Book Award finalist Another Sunset We Survive, as well as chapbooks Bone-Knowing and Where She Goes. She’s been awarded a fellowship from the Oregon Literary Arts, and her poetry and essays have been nominated for Pushcart prizes. She’s currently at work on Any More, Black Shoe, a novel that imagines the intersecting lives of Sylvia Plath and Maryanne Buckley, a fictitious younger sister of William F. Buckley, Jr., in 1953.
Corinne Kalasky, associate editor, is a Portlander by way of Seattle, Brooklyn, Nashville, and Oakland. Her background is in marketing & PR in book publishing, but these days, she’s a content writer and rescue cat enthusiast.
Davia Larson: Editor, podcast producer, and realtor. Davia is a Portland native who looks at her home town with wonder, skepticism, and familiarity. She’s the girl next door who is always up to something new. Contact at email@example.com.
Johanna Palmieri, Photographer & Artist: Johanna is an independent artist located in Portland, OR. She graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with a B.A. in Art History. Her photography has been published in Canvas Creative Arts Magazine in five volumes between 2009-2013. She finds inspiration in her travels and the allure of an earlier time.
Modernist Financial helps creative visionaries structure their wealth around their values while advancing a feminist business model for the wealth management industry.
Jamison Utter, VP of Field Operations at Senrio, is a lifetime technologist and enthusiast. He is a vibrant public speaker with a passion for what he does and the subjects to which he’s devoted his career. He serves as a mentor, coach, and leader without boundaries or titles. Jamison has 20 years experience in the technology sector as a user, engineer, and thinker.
J. Scott Wilson is a full-time painter, graphic designer and part-time writer, who has shown his art in more than three dozen successful exhibitions since 1998. In 2011, he established his studio, J. Scott Wilson Fine Art and gallery in Manzanita. The following year he renamed it Seagrass Gallery, and began showcasing other artists alongside his own works. In 2014, he relocated the gallery to a larger space, Polaris Gallery, to accommodate larger works, sculpture and installations.
We gratefully acknowledge the many neighbors, makers, artists, business professionals, and community members that give generously of their time and energy to make this magazine possible. We especially wish to thank Living Room Realty staff and agents who go above and beyond: Brad Twiss, Carson Mead, Kate Austin, Alyssa Hacmac, Gina Reed and Sarah McBee.