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

Dominique Cantwell is no stranger to the spotlight. Recently named an Island Treasure,…

Ten Minutes With Rachel Turnbull

Rachele Turnbull was one of a handful of women in her Oregon State classes while…

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

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

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

Thuy Nguyen has been part of the Bainbridge restaurant scene since 2008. As she’s…

Ten Minutes With Senji Kanaeda // Perambulator for Peace

Senji Kanaeda walks the walk. The Buddhist monk can often be seen striding the island…

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

Cynthia Sears, founder of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, has painstakingly assembled…

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

Carolyn Leech recently marked her 20th anniversary as postmaster at the Rollingbay…

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

Sally Noedel isn’t offended when her work is beaten, broken and busted. In fact,…

Ten Minutes With Susie Burdick // Serial Philanthropist

Susie Burdick has been fondly called “a child with experience.” With her deep love of…

Ten Minutes With Jas Linford // Bandleader and Musical Medic

Jas Linford is referred to by his wife, MJ, as “Mr. Music” and the nickname is well…

Ten Minutes With Carol Mezen // Trailblazing Firefighter and Paramedic

Carol Mezen had no plans in 2003 to become a Bainbridge Island firefighter and the…

Ten Minutes With // Scout Leader and Compassionate Cop

Matt Hamner didn’t grow up in a place that much resembles Bainbridge. One of 15…

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

Jacob Angel loves food and wants you to do the same. Find him at Jake’s Pickup, his…

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

Ian McCallum gets a kick out of soccer. The sport he loved growing up in Scotland on…

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

Jeremy Rothbaum is known by his students as Mr. Fussy Pants, which gives you an idea…

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

Leatrice “Lee” Eiseman recalls, from childhood, her mother’s springtime ritual of…

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

Ryan Landworth doesn’t do horseshoes—you’ve got to find a farrier for those. As an…

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

Jeremy Brown likes to say he was born in a pub. While that’s not quite the case, he…

Ten Minutes With Carmine Rau // Literary Matchmaker and Puppeteer

Carmine Rau loves a good story. If you ask her to tell you her favorite book, she’ll…

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

TJ Faddis wasn’t always an aficionado of film. But for most of the last 25 years, she…

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

Rabbi Paul Strasko may have only landed on Bainbridge within the past year, but he is…

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

Bruce Barcott has had a career in journalism that would give any adventure lover a…

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

Katy Bigelow has built her life among the trees. As a certified arborist, she devotes…

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

Chuck Beek is doing pretty well—for an old geezer. At age 67, he takes weekly 30-mile…

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

George Shannon didn’t receive the Island Treasure award until 2012, but he has been a…

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

Murat Tasdemir arrived in Tucson, Arizona, from Istanbul, Turkey, in 1995 with $130…

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

Cynthia Sears gets a sparkle in her eyes when she talks about art. An avid collector…

Ten Minutes With Jeff Phillips // Adventure Runner and Dentist

Jeff Phillips is, in fact, a dentist. But simply calling the 66-year-old islander a…

Ten Minutes With Mary Terry // Gift-Giving Guru

Mary Terry co-owns gift and home furnishing shops up, down and across Winslow Way.…

Ten Minutes With Nicole Niehaus // Stylemaker and Sweet Dealer

Nicole Niehaus co-owns Sweet Deal with her partner Jen O’Neill. We talked with her…

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

Chris Soldevilla is an actor, acting coach and a hilarious member of The EDGE Improv.…

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