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Mike Conner

Mike Conner, Living in Olympia EditorMike Conner is the creator, designer, and editor of the Living in Olympia website and Facebook Page. He is a real estate broker and owner of City Realty, Inc in Olympia WA. Born and raised in Olympia, Mike has a passion for promoting his community. Mike's writing focuses on community events, local people, real estate, and technology. View Page


Robert Humes

Robert Humes is the owner of RHHR Consulting, an Olympia based consulting firm with a focus on small business development and marketing. Robert holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland, University College, and Masters of Science in Human Resources from Brandman University in Lacey, Washington. After completing ten years of honorable military service, Robert moved to Venice, Italy where he honed his creative process and SEO marketing talents. He now lives in East Olympia with his wife Candice and two sons, Carter and Maddox. Follow Robert on Twitter: @RHHRConsulting.  View Page


Madison Bailey

After giving birth to her son, Wyatt, Madison was looking to get back into shape in a “mommy and me” fitness focused group, but was unable to find one in the Pacific Northwest area. When Madison found out about Baby Boot Camp and realized there was not one operating in the Pacific Northwest she decided to start her own franchise. Madison is a Nationally ACE Certified Personal Trainer and is excited to continue on this fitness journey with other mom’s, celebrate motherhood, and enjoy the amazing outdoor beauty of the Pacific Northwest.  View Page


Thurston County Solid Waste

Waste reduction is a key component of sustainability. The Solid Waste education staff works to conserve environmental resources through education and outreach, technical assistance, diversion programs, and advocacy. View Page



Kari Kells

Kari Kells is a professional pet sitter, a partner in Fauna Collective, and the former Research & Knowledge Manager for a local healthy pet store. She is Red Cross certified in pet first aid and CPR, a member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), fully licensed and insured, and recommended by the founder of Feline Friends. Kari's expertise is working with shy cats. Through years of working with a local cat rescue, she understands and is sensitive to the unique needs of animals who have survived traumatic experiences that cause them to be very cautious when meeting new people. Kari writes about animal health and welfare, from her Olympia home, which she shares with her three cats - all of whom have special needs. View Page


Karin Wagner

Karin Wagner graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Home Economics Education. Her passion for helping people find and finance their homes stems from a belief that everyone deserves the chance at homeownership. She approaches lending as a teacher, coach and friend. Karin works at Guild Mortgage Company in Lacey and would love the opportunity to assist you in financing a Native American HUD 184, FHA, VA or conventional loan. She can also originate Washington State Bond loans. View Page