Ten Minutes With

A short and sweet Q&A designed to dish on Bainbridge Island’s most intriguing personalities.

Ten Minutes With Dominique Cantwell // Steward of the Stage & Community Servant

By Nanda Olney Dominique Cantwell is no stranger to the spotlight. Recently named an…

Ten Minutes With Rachel Turnbull

By Wendy Wallace Rachele Turnbull was one of a handful of women in her Oregon State…

Ten Minutes With Pino Sordello // Convival Cook and Pasta Proprietor

By Connie Bye Pino Sordello wants Via Rosa 11 to be a sensual feast: the aroma of…

Ten Minutes with Thuy Nguyen // Chef Celeb and Island Icon

By Valerie Reinke Thuy Nguyen has been part of the Bainbridge restaurant scene since…

Ten Minutes With Senji Kanaeda // Perambulator for Peace

By George Soltes Senji Kanaeda walks the walk. The Buddhist monk can often be seen…

Ten Minutes With Cynthia Sears // Art Aficionada and Book Curator

By Connie Bye Cynthia Sears, founder of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, has…

Ten Minutes With Carolyn Leech // Maven of Mail and Part-Time Cinephile

By George Soltes Carolyn Leech recently marked her 20th anniversary as postmaster at…

Ten Minutes With Sally Noedel // Papier Rofessional and Merriment Maker

By Wendy Wallace Sally Noedel isn’t offended when her work is beaten, broken and…

Ten Minutes With Susie Burdick // Serial Philanthropist

By Jaince Huang Susie Burdick has been fondly called “a child with experience.” With…

Ten Minutes With Jas Linford // Bandleader and Musical Medic

By Gearge Soltes Jas Linford is referred to by his wife, MJ, as “Mr. Music” and the…

Ten Minutes With Carol Mezen // Trailblazing Firefighter and Paramedic

By Susan Brandzel Carol Mezen had no plans in 2003 to become a Bainbridge Island…

Ten Minutes With // Scout Leader and Compassionate Cop

By Susan Brandzel Matt Hamner didn’t grow up in a place that much resembles…

Ten Minutes With Jacob Angel // Grab-And-Go Game Changer

By Connie Bye Jacob Angel loves food and wants you to do the same. Find him at Jake’s…

Ten Minutes With Ian McCallum // Fierce Footballer, Father and Fighter

By Connie Bye Ian McCallum gets a kick out of soccer. The sport he loved growing up in…

Ten Minutes With Jeremy Rothbaum // Melody Maker and Tuneful Teacher

By Valerie Reinke Jeremy Rothbaum is known by his students as Mr. Fussy Pants, which…

Ten Minutes With Leatrice “Lee” Eiseman // Colorful Personality & Pantone Pro

By Valerie Reinke Leatrice “Lee” Eiseman recalls, from childhood, her mother’s…

Ten Minutes With Ryan Landworth // Artisan Blacksmith and Molecule Mover

By Vicki Wilson Ryan Landworth doesn’t do horseshoes—you’ve got to find a farrier for…

Ten Minutes With Tommy Dillon // Grace Church Reactor and Karoke Fan

Bt Valerie Reinke Tommy Dillon arrived on Bainbridge Island scarcely six months ago.…

Ten Minutes With Jeremy Brown // Wine Lover and Cardiac Superhero

By Vicki Wilson Jeremy Brown likes to say he was born in a pub. While that’s not quite…

Ten Minutes With Carmine Rau // Literary Matchmaker and Puppeteer

By Denise Briggs-Potter Carmine Rau loves a good story. If you ask her to tell you her…

Ten Minutes With TJ Faddis // Movie Lover and Mah Jongg Enthusiast

By Vicki Wilson TJ Faddis wasn’t always an aficionado of film. But for most of the…

Ten Minutes With Rabbi Paul Strasko // Rabbi, Musician, Linguist, Cat Lover

By Susan Brandzel Rabbi Paul Strasko may have only landed on Bainbridge within the…

Ten Minutes With Bruce Barcott // Journalist and Budding Weed Expert

By Vicki Wilson Bruce Barcott has had a career in journalism that would give any…

Ten Minutes With Katy Bigelow // Certified Arborist and Cat Rescuer

By Leigh Calvez Katy Bigelow has built her life among the trees. As a certified…

Ten Minutes With Chuck Beek // Geezer of Fury and Fun

By Karen West Chuck Beek is doing pretty well—for an old geezer. At age 67, he takes…

Ten Minutes With George Shannon // Beloved Children’s Book Author

By Vicki Wilson George Shannon didn’t receive the Island Treasure award until 2012,…

Ten Minutes With Murat Tasdemir // Rugs Salesman and Bon Vivant

By Susan Brandzel Murat Tasdemir arrived in Tucson, Arizona, from Istanbul, Turkey, in…

Ten Minutes With Cynthia Sears // Art Collector and BIMA Founder

By Susan Brandzel Cynthia Sears gets a sparkle in her eyes when she talks about art.…

Ten Minutes With Jeff Phillips // Adventure Runner and Dentist

By Jim Whiting Jeff Phillips is, in fact, a dentist. But simply calling the…

Ten Minutes With Mary Terry // Gift-Giving Guru

By Erin Jennings Mary Terry co-owns gift and home furnishing shops up, down and across…

Ten Minutes With Nicole Niehaus // Stylemaker and Sweet Dealer

By Kerrie Houston Reightley Nicole Niehaus co-owns Sweet Deal with her partner Jen…

Ten Minutes With Chris Soldevilla // Actor and Funny Man Chris Soldevilla

By Trish Bittman Chris Soldevilla is an actor, acting coach and a hilarious member of…

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