Thirty young leaders who hold NCW’s destiny
This year’s response nearly blew us away
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Welcome to the 2012 edition of “30 Under 35,” a recognition of the best and brightest young people of our region.
Begun last year by Wenatchee Valley Business World, this section is designed to bring forward many of the young minds at work making our communities better places for now and for the future.
Last year, we were impressed with the large number of nominations we received for this honor. This year, we were somewhat blown away.
By the deadline, more than 100 nomination forms had been submitted, with some of those representing duplicate nominations for a candidate.
It made for some very tough decisions, narrowing that field down to 30 honorees. It also was reassuring to see the names of so many talented, hard-working, community-minded people.
Once again, the 30 come from diverse backgrounds. Some represent the latest generation of a family business; some are entrepreneurs; and others are highly educated professionals now working for some of the most prestigious firms in the region.
For the second year, we have a recent high school graduate who already has shown the drive and determination to succeed at whatever she sets out to do.
In the weeks and months ahead, we plan to enlist this year’s winners in a dialogue on the issues we face as a community. We expect their fresh perspectives to raise these discussions to a higher, more positive and productive level.Congratulations to all 30. Your skills, potential and ambition assure us our area is in good hands for many years to come.
Brandon Wright, 25
Manager, Stan’s Merry Mart
Working for this landmark Wenatchee store, Brandon has been tirelessly dedicated to taking what his family has established and building toward an even more successful future.
Brandon began working at the store at a young age, doing odd jobs for the late Bob Stanley. He began working on a more regular basis at about age 14.
He attended Wenatchee Valley College, then Gonzaga University, where he earned a B.A. in business administration, all the while continuing work at Stan’s in some capacity.
As manager, he is involved in just about every aspect of the business and is always willing to listen to employees who have ideas for trying new products and ideas.
“Brandon has the drive and determination to do anything he wants and he chooses to help run his family’s business,” his nominating letter stated.
He also has coached Eastmont High School’s varsity boys basketball spring league the past two years.
Tina Duffey, 27
Stewardship and trails assistant, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust
What started in September 2010 as an AmeriCorps internship with the Land Trust grew into a permanent job in July 2011 as Tina quickly showed her talents, ambition and commitment to the Land Trust’s mission.
In her time on the job she has rapidly expanded the depth and breadth of the Land Trust’s Stewardship and Trails Program.
She graduated from Western Washington University with a B.S. in biology.
“She has done a wonderful job of engaging our community in a way that makes volunteering fun and rewarding,” her nominating letter stated.
Outside work, Tina is an engaged leader in Wenatchee’s Young Life Program, and has been a dedicated mentor through that program since high school.
Anne Hessburg, 32
Environmental planner, Grette Associates LLC
Anne is well known for her ability to take extremely complex environmental planning issues and simplify them in terms that are easily understandable to groups and the community as a whole.
She spent nearly five years working as a Chelan County planner, handling every situation — no matter how controversial — with poise and professionalism.
She constantly strived to help the public through the land use process.
“Her dedication to this valley and all it has to offer is inspiring,” her nominating letter stated.
Anne is a 2003 graduate of the University of Washington.
In addition to now working for Grette Associates, she is a planning commissioner for the city of Leavenworth and sits on the board of directors for the Chelan-Dougals Land Trust.
Having recently lost the love of her life in the tragic Stevens Pass avalanche, Anne has thrown herself into her passion for her work.
Anni Hisey, 32
Owner, Academic Associated Learning Center
Anni is one of only four teachers in the world authorized to train other teachers in the Academic Associates reading instruction methodology, developed by her grandfather, long-time educator Cliff Ponder.
She began her tutoring career while still in college at Walla Walla University. She earned her degree in English and religion and later was a seventh- through 12th-grade Spanish, English and religion teacher at Cascade Christian Academy.
Three years ago, she hired her first employee and had a total of about eight students. Today, there are nine certified teachers tutoring more than 140 students in nine locations.
For the most part, her students receive free tutoring services through the federal “No Child Left Behind Act.”
She spent a year in Spain and is fluent in classical Spanish. She is also active in her church and is an accomplished musician.
“I have seen her dream to help and tutor young people blossom into something very beautiful and amazing,” her nominating letter stated.
Charley Voorhis, 28
Videographer/instructor of videography, Voortex Productions, Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center
Charley Voorhis is described as an artist with a modern paintbrush, using video to tell the stories of our community, our lives and our world here in North Central Washington and beyond.
He began his career by taking the same class he now teaches at Wenatchee Valley Tech. He then studied filmmaking at Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, Calif.
He started Voortex Productions in 2005 and started teaching in 2008.
Charley has brought his considerable talent, good will and creative energy not only to his own award-winning art but to dozens of local projects for commercial businesses, nonprofits and community causes such as Wenatchee Learns and the Town Toyota Center sales tax initiative.
“Charley understands the extraordinary power of video to communicate ideas and feelings and applies his skills in ways that have benefitted countless people near and far,” his nominating letter stated.
Lindsay Blade, 30
Owner, Coffee Cabin
At age 20, Lindsay opened the Coffee Cabin and currently owns and operates Coffee Cabin at Fifth and Miller streets and the Espresso Stand at the Town Toyota Center.
Coffee Cabin offers a place for young moms to enjoy socializing at a place that is child-friendly, with play areas inside and out.
She also hosts various groups, such as youth organizations and Bible studies as well as local business groups.
It is a popular hangout for teachers and students from the college because of the free wifi she provides and the comfortable environment.
Lindsay’s business often is involved in youth-oriented activities such as Little League and providing mascots for various sporting events.
“She is a small business owner providing employment to many young people during these tough economic times,” her nominating letter stated.
Erin Davidson, 33
Realtor, WenatcheeHouses.com/Premier One Properties
Erin was named the 2007 Rookie of the Year by the North Central Washington Realtor Association as a result of bringing a model to the valley not seen before.
Her education includes a B.A. in elementary education and early childhood education.
Her remarkable success in the real estate industry has continued, as her innovative blend of utilizing technology and capturing the Internet consumer, and infusing a highly hands-on, consultative approach to serving clients has made her one of the top-producing agents in North Central Washington for her age range.
“Erin is known as a professional’s professional, combining unswerving values and excellence,” her nominating letter stated.
Emily Lamb, 33
Banker/risk officer, North Cascades National Bank
Emily is the senior vice president, risk manager and compliance officer for North Cascades National Bank, based in Wenatchee.
She is an Eastmont High School graduate. She is very active in the community with Young Life, and helped establish the YoungLives mentorship program for teen mothers. She has two young children at home.
She graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington Graduate School of Business in Seattle. Lamb was honored with the Kermit O. Hanson Award of Excellence in recognition of being one of three students to achieve the highest grade point average in a class of 215.
Her management thesis was added to the school’s permanent lending library. This is an honor given only to a very limited number of students.
“Emily is clearly a future star who will serve the Wenatchee community for many years to come. You won’t find a smarter, more committed person!” her nominating letter stated.
Hillary Conner, 31
Director of health enhancement, Wenatchee Valley YMCA
Hillary is responsible for health and wellness programs for children and adults and directly supervises 16 employees and volunteers. She also collaborates with several organizations to develop and instruct specialized programs like the Cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Program, the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, and Healthy Kids Day, all available to the community.
With a degree in exercise sciences and a minor in nutrition from Central Washington University, she also holds a number of health and fitness certifications and volunteers her time as a YMCA group exercise and group cycling trainer.
She is active in her church and has recently led a Financial Peace University Class and is in charge of fundraising for a mission trip to Haiti.
“Whether teaching group exercise classes, counseling health seekers, establishing community collaborations or planning a special event, Hillary has a special ability to bring people together to support each other,” her nominating letter stated.
Daniel Yanez, 29
Owner, Godfather’s Pizza
Daniel started working at Godfather’s Pizza as a dishwasher when he was 16 years old. He continued to work hard through high school and while attending college at Central Washington University’s Wenatchee campus, majoring in elementary education. Meanwhile, he moved up the ranks to manager.
At age 24 he purchased Godfather’s. During this period he was also teaching part time at Lincoln Elementary but gave up that position to focus full time on his business.
Since taking over as owner he has completely remodeled Godfather’s pizza, inside and out.
Daniel’s father died in a tragic car accident when he was just 16 months old. Raised by a single mother with limited resources, he endured many hardships as a child, such as hunger and even being homeless.
“Daniel has never forgotten the hardships and struggles as a youth and that is why he makes a great effort to support youth in the community. He sponsors youth sports teams and strives to support school events,” his nominating letter said.
Daniel hopes to eventually return to teaching to work with the students who will be the future of our communities.
Kelsey Schuttie, 29
Former manager, East Wenatchee Starbuck’s, newly hired membership coordinator at Chelan-Douglas Land Trust/co-owner CrossFit Wenatchee
Born and raised in the Wenatchee Valley, Kelsey was the Starbuck’s community lead for District 101, which covers Ellensburg, Moses Lake, Leavenworth, Chelan, and Wenatchee. She helped managers in those areas coordinate local community service events with the goal of making a positive impact in their communities with the focus on the environment and youth.
She has been the Starbuck’s area project lead for the Susan G. Komen 5K (Baristas for Boobs) for the last two years and the National MS Walk project lead for five years.
She recently was hired to her position with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust.
She also is a co-owner and assistant head coach of CrossFit Wenatchee, a community-based strength and conditioning program that opened in February. For CrossFit, she coordinates community service events, including the Live for Adventure Race and Workout for Hope (Crossfit fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital).
“She is an inspiration to all who meet her. She is most happy when she can help those around her achieve their goals and is proud if she can be a part of their success,” her nominating letter stated.
Adam Campbell, 30
Adam took over the store during the deepest part of the recession and has made it thrive with an out-of-the-box approach that gets results.
His experience with the WSU Horticulture Program has paid off in his work, since part of the business is the shipping of fresh fruit as gifts. He has the knowledge of how best to ensure a quality product that is attractively packaged.
“Adam is a young dynamic business owner; the kind of entrepeneur who is an innovator; always trying to come up with better ways to do something, or a better way to serve his customers and community,” his nominating letter stated.
Additionally, he and his wife, Megan are foster parents and are active in their church.
He has also used his business to help outside organizations raise money for good causes.
“He is a people-oriented person and has a pleasant, easy-going disposition, and goes the extra mile to make any project he undertakes perfect,” his letter stated.
Eric Campbell, 29
Vice president of operations, Campbell’s Lodge Inc.
Eric joined his family’s 111-year-old Chelan business two years ago, becoming the first of the fifth generation to join the business.
Since then, he has been completely immersed in resort and family business operations.
Previously, he spent five years in Seattle working in commercial real estate and hospitality following his graduation from the University of Puget Sound.
He is also actively involved in community and statewide organizations serving on the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as board officer (treasurer) of the Historic Downtown Chelan Association, chairing the hospitality and tourism program at Chelan High School and serving on the board of the Washington State Lodging Association.
“We love having his energy and dedication in our business and community,” his nominating letter stated.
Drew Smeback, 28
Pilot, Executive Flight
It didn’t take long for Drew to show his great potential at Executive Flight, advancing in a little over a year to one of the company’s top pilot positions.
He graduated from Central Washington University with a B.S. in flight technology. He received his private pilot certificate from McCormick Air Center in Yakima, then continued his flight training at CWU earning his instrument rating, commercial pilot certificate and multiengine rating prior to going to work for Executive Flight in June 2010.
His initial responsibilities were in the line service area but by July of 2011, due to Drew’s professionalism and excellent work ethic, a decision was made to offer Drew training and a position as second in command in the company’s Commander, turboprop aircraft.
“Drew is recognized in our organization for his excellent customer service, team spirit, and advancement potential,” his nominating letter stated.
Jamie Arroyo-Garcia, 31
Owner, Grandview Window Cleaning
Jaime became his own boss a year ago, and he has built his successful business on integrity, professionalism, hard work, and a friendly smile. He has quickly become well known for his great customer service.
“Jaime is an extremely good example of what a small business owner should be. He is involved in the day-to-day operations and takes great pride in the small and large details of his business which makes him successful. He is diligent and consistent in how he conducts himself with clients as well as prospective clients. Jaime is hard-working and very approachable,” his nominating letter stated.
He started the business to give his family a solid foundation for the future and to ensure the ability to give his children a quality education.
He is an active volunteer in his kids’ schools and helps guide local youth in a positive direction through a local football league.
Maren Cagle, 32
Resident lighting designer and a director for Leavenworth Summer Theater/Administrative assistant Cascade School District special education
As the summer theater lighting designer, Maren is responsible for a full spectrum of design aspects and works with theater directors and staff to interpret scripts, helping them to tell their stories in visually exciting ways.
Stage lighting needs to help the audience follow the storyline, tell day from night, inside from out, and to emphasize and reflect a full range of emotions.
A longtime Leavenworth resident, Maren received a B.A. in technical theater from Pacific Lutheran University, where she also studied on a vocal scholarship.
Many area residents have known Maren for years as a highly respected actor, dancer and singer in both musical theater and opera. She has appeared in many lead and featured roles, including Maria in “The Sound of Music,” the narrator in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and Mabel in “Pirates of Penzance.”
This winter Maren, will direct Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” for Leavenworth Summer Theater.
Nick McLean, 30
Designated Broker/Owner, Nick McLean Real Estate Group
Nick, described as one of the hardest working people in the valley, is growing his business and his brand through his passion for the area and its future.
A graduate of the Central Washington University in the business management program with an emphasis on avaition, he went on to fly a B747s as a flight crew member with an international air freight company.
That company was a victim of the economic downturn. A grim outlook for the real estate industry didn’t stop him from launching his own real estate group. Nick and his seven other team members work as a cohesive unit incorporating cutting edge Internet marketing, systems and expert advisory service.
“I am confident that his ability to learn, incorporate that new knowledge and willingness to lead will keep Nick in the forefront of this business or any business that he becomes interested in,” his nominating letter stated.
Natalie Merrill, 18
Natalie made quite a name for herself in the Wenatchee Valley while still a student at Eastmont High School.
Before graduating this spring, she already had compiled a long history of community service, including volunteering at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, Aletheia Writing Center and Lee Elementary School.
She was the 2012 Eastmont High School valedictorian and was one of the lead organizers in the very successful Eastmont High School Self Worth Project, featured both by The Wenatchee World and King 5 News.
She also served as the treasurer for the successful recent campaign of Mayor Steve Lacy and is the grassroots coordinator for the Brad Hawkins for State Representative Campaign.
Natalie, who participated in a humanitarian project this summer in Ecuador, will attend Brigham Young University in the fall and will major in elementary education with a minor in Spanish.
“She is a shining example of our local school system and an admirable young women who has and will continue to serve the public good for years to come,” her nominating letter stated.
Travis Richardson, 29
Owner/Irrigation specialist, Allthrive Landscape & Irrigation
Seven years ago, Travis had a dream of owning his own successful business. He started by blowing out clients’ irrigation lines in the fall. He balanced working 40 hours per week in construction and having his business on the side.
He started with about 50 clients and by the next fall his customer base had grown to 200.
Three years into it, Travis decided to start installing sprinkler systems, repairing systems and maintaining yards, as well. He was soon able to devote his full time to his business. Travis now has a customer base of about 1,000 clients and it keeps growing.
“Travis is a go-getter who has built a thriving service business single-handedly. His enthusiasm, expertise, and professionalism are amazing — especially in one so young,” his nomination letter stated.
He has added water features to his offerings and recently expanded to include snow removal.
Susan Kane, 30
Wenatchee Valley College teacher
An adjunct biology teacher at WVC, Sue graduated from the University of Colorado in 2003 and then attended and taught at South Dakota State University. This spring she received her doctoral degree in biological sciences from South Dakota State University.
She has presented her research at the Infectious Disease Conference in San Diego and will present again to the American Society of Virology in Madison, Wis., later this month.
“It’s quite impressive when anyone goes through all the trials of getting their doctoral degree. But going through this process while surviving not one, but two bouts of breast cancer and treatments is mind boggling!” her nomination letter stated.
She is active in several projects in Wenatchee’s Junior Service League and supports breast cancer research through a collaborative project with Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Heather Hill, 30
Washington/Oregon state director, Addus HealthCare
Heather was recently promoted to Washington and Oregon state director for Addus HealthCare after only a year and a half of employment. Previously as an agency director, she fostered growth and built her branch in rural Central Washington (Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, Lincoln, and Adams counties) despite state budgetary challenges.
“Despite her increasing responsibilities, she never fails to remember the core of her business: enabling seniors to remain independent in their homes,” her nomination letter stated.
Heather is a Wenatchee native who returned home in 2010 after spending 10 years as the wife of an Army soldier. During those 10 years she moved from duty station to duty station and experienced multiple deployments of her husband, all while completing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
When Heather is not traveling for work, you can catch her on the softball field playing with Eastmont Baptist Church’s Betel softball team which promotes ministry and a sense of community through athletics.
Marshall Talbot, 32
Orchardist, Jim Talbot Orchards
Marshall grew up on the family apple and cherry orchard in Quincy. He had little interest in farming after high school and earned a business degree from Pacific Lutheran University.
He worked for various companies before returning to help with the family orchard. He had a great opportunity to work with one of the larger orchards in the Wentachee Valley.
Then when his dad decided he was going to get out of farming and sell the farm, Marshall decided it was time to return home once again. So, five years ago, he went to work for his dad, Jim, and helped implement a number of changes. He initiated organic certification, and they are now an organic apple orchard. He’s received grants to make and install hawk boxes. They are planting rosebushes, cover crops, and other flowers around and in the orchard to create habitats for beneficial insects.
Marshall and Jim hired a worker part-time to grow a vegetable garden on some bare ground, and on a weekly basis during the harvest, each agricultural worker receives a bag of fresh vegetables.
Marshall has been working as assistant manager in the orchard. Last year Jim decided he wanted to retire and Marshall is preparing to move onto the farm, taking over orchard operations.
Marshall is a leader, trying to be a proper steward of the land while supporting his workers.
David Bentsen, 28
Attorney, Speidel Law Firm
David has quickly made a name for himself in the community, thanks to his exceptional legal skills and community leadership.
A Speidel Law Firm attorney since 2009, his 2011 brief against the recall of the Coulee City mayor resulted in the Washington Supreme Court ruling in his client’s favor without requiring oral argument.
He has earned the respect and gratitude of the law firm’s estate planning and real estate clients.
David is the current president of the Wenatchee Rotaract group. This group was revitalized a few years ago.
“Since then, David’s participation and insights through our monthly meetings have become invaluable. His ability to articulate his thoughts both verbally and written is exceptional and in my mind tells a great deal of his professional capabilities,” his nominating letter stated.
In addition, he has served on the Chelan-Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services Board since 2011 and volunteers for the VAS Seniors Clinic, providing free legal services to low-income seniors.
LeeAnna Dugger, 23
Owner, The Sweet Kitchen & Mama D’s Candy
A graduate of Eastmont High School and Eastern Washington University, LeeAnna has started two thriving food businesses in the past two years.
She is involved in every aspect of the business from marketing to baking.
You can find her delicious baked goods at her booth located at the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market and she also does catering work.
Mama D’s Candy is a wholesale company that manufactures and distributes candies and pickled products to farm stands throughout the greater valley.
She is also the newest and youngest member of the Farmers Market board of directors.
She has always called this valley her home and appreciates all the opportunities that Wenatchee has provided.
Jordan Miller, 31
Attorney, Johnson, Gaukroger, Smith & Marchant, P.S.
Jordan grew up in the Chelan area, leaving to go to college at Whitworth University and law school at the University of San Diego School of Law, but wanted to come back home to practice law and integrate into the community that he loves.
He joined Johnson, Gaukroger, Smith & Marchant, P.S. in July 2007, working primarily as an assistant city attorney for Wenatchee, handling criminal prosecutions during his first three years of practice.
He then switched to private practice, with an emphasis in family law and landlord-tenant issues, where he contributes his legal skills to community members who might not have the financial resources to hire an attorney on matters such as domestic violence and child custody.
He has received the Volunteer Attorney Services Lawyer of the Month recognition twice. In addition to contributing his legal services to the community, he volunteers as a board member on the Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Washignton State Young Lawyers Division.
Ray Ruiz, 27
Technical designer/drafter, BCRA Inc.
Ray is a described devoted team member and a friend to everyone he meets.
Born and raised in Brewster, he earned his associate’s degree in computer-aided drafting and design from ITT Technical institute in 2005.
For BCRA, a local design and engineering firm, he generates architectural plans and details and 3D computer models for buildings. He also is heavily involved with the business development, marketing, and community outreach efforts for BCRA’s Wenatchee office, and its services in Wenatchee and the surrounding area.
He brings great enthusiasm to his work and in his nominating letter is described as “a rare personality, full of life, who will greet any person and any situation with a positive attitude and smile.”
He currently participates in organizations such as the North Central Home Builders Association, Wenatchee Downtown Association, and Wenatchee Exchange Club.
He also is involved in mentoring students in local schools, as well as participating in job shadowing for high school students.
Colleen Frei, 32
Attorney, Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward
Colleen is described as extremely bright, hard-working, and deeply passionate about serving our community.
She is a graduate of the University of Idaho, with a B.S. in natural resources ecology & conservation and a JD degree in law.
She began as as associate with Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward in 2005 and joined as a partner in 2010.
She was recognized as a Rising Star attorney and accepted into the Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute in 2010.
She is active in several local community organizations including the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee (board member), Icicle Arts (member/donor) and Miss East Cascades Scholarship Program (board member/legal counsel).
In addition to her busy work life as one of Wenatchee’s top attorneys, Colleen manages to attend and support numerous arts and cultural events and has been involved as a performer in the Wenatchee Valley Follies.
Anthony McCarty, 28
Director of sales, Town Toyota Center
Anthony is a tireless advocate for the Town Toyota Center, dedicated to making it a successful entertainment facility for all of North Central Washington.
As director of sales, he is chiefly responsible for all the corporate-based sales and sponsorships, premium seating and suite sales, but is always willing to step in and help with any task. In fact, he has driven the shuttle bus on several occasions when that was needed.
He earned his bachelor of arts degree in business administration and marketing at Eastern Washington University, while also playing tight end for the Eagles’ 2004 and 2005 Big Sky championship football teams.
He serves on the Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation board and is active in the EWU Alumni & Athletic Associations. Recently, he enjoyed volunteering as a guest judge for Mission Ridge’s 12th annual Dummy Downhill.
Blaine Davidson, 34
Director and founder at BeVictorious Ministries/performance enhancement coach at The Inner Circle Gym
Blaine is a catalyst for positive transformation and growth in the lives of others as both the director of BeVictorious.org — a nonprofit ministry to men — and as a performance enhancement coach at The Inner Circle Gym.
Since graduating from the University of Washington in 2000 with a B.A. in English teaching, Blaine has worked with thousands of men and women in the performance enhancement, coaching and mentoring realms.
“BeVictorious’ purpose is to share the scandalously good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ by inviting all of God’s children to claim the truth of their supernatural identity,” he said.
His vocational experience includes corporate management and consulting, and small business ownership with his wife Erin.
“Through his work, people are being transformed — physically, mentally and spiritually — and being empowered to live victorious lives rooted in their authentic identity and calling, and encouraged to share their unique glory with those in their influence,” his nomination letter stated.
Anna Miller, 28
Associate executive director, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra/Former managing director, Icicle Arts
Anna recently started her new job as associate executive director with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, leaving her position of over three years with Icicle Arts.
She will, however, continue to live in Wenatchee and commute to Seattle.
Anna joined Icicle Arts as managing director in 2009 and launched the organization into several new areas by building programs and developing partnerships to bring art and arts education to all ages in North Central Washington.
That included creating an art gallery at Barn Beach Reserve with rotating exhibits throughout the year, free and reduced tuition-based art education programs, both in-school and after-school in Leavenworth and Cashmere and the annual Icicle Arts festival, a multi-disciplinary festival that brings together artists from four counties of NCW with juried exhibits.
“Under Anna’s leadership, Icicle Arts has grown into a organization that positively impacts our community,” her nominating letter stated. Anna also teaches dance in Wenatchee at the Academy of Dance and Performing Arts and is a former professional dancer.
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