Meet the People of Sequim

The People of Sequim project profiles individuals who live in Sequim and work in businesses that support the local tourist industry. These profiles are intended to showcase some of the unique experiences Sequim has to offer.  
The project is planned to run June through September 2021 but may be extended based on interest. Regrettably, we will not be able to use everyone’s profile.
Participants must be willing to submit to a short interview, have their photos taken, and sign a release form. Photos may be used in the City of Sequim’s electronic publications and on social media channels.  We reserve the right to refrain from posting any content that we find non-supportive or non-family friendly for our Sequim community.

If you are interested in participating in the People of Sequim project, contact Patsene Dashiell, Marketing Coordinator, at or (360)681-3421.

People of Sequim
Dominique Hall at Rainshadow Cafe

Meet Dominique Hall

Rainshadow Cafe
A friendly cafe in downtown Sequim where everyone knows your name.

Debbi Soderstrom Sequim City Band

Meet Debbi Soderstrom

Board President, Sequim City Band
"Sequim attracts a great variety of truly talented individuals --- be they musicians, visual artists, photographers, and more."


Fleurish Lavender of Lost Mountain Susan and Doug Fuhlgren

Meet Susan and Doug Fahlgren

Owners, Fleurish Lavender of Lost Mountain
"Anyone who seeks serenity surrounded by the calming scent of fragrant lavender, the tranquil hum of happy honeybees, the joy of seeing content alpacas graze, and the genuine welcome from our family will enjoy their visit to our farm."


Derek Brown Blues Ox on KSQM

Meet Derek Brown

The Blues Ox Persona on KSQM Radio
“I am the producer/host of Blues-ish, a weekly broadcast music experience featuring blues and blues-influenced music, heard Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. on KSQM 91.5 FM.

Greg MacDonald at the New Dungeness Lighthouse Tower
Jon and Donna Harrison and Amie
Judy Stipe and Mastodon exhibit at Sequim Museum and Arts
Powell Jones Dungeness River Nature Center
Emma Jane Garcia at Farmers Mkt

Meet Greg MacDonald

New Dungeness Light Station Association President
“The New Dungeness Lighthouse is, perhaps, Sequim’s most iconic landmark, and, at 164 years of age, certainly one of the oldest. Authorized by Abraham Lincoln three years before he became president, it attracts visitors from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries."  

Meet Donna and Jon Harrison

Owners of Harrison's Comfort Footwear
"We provide comfortable footwear suitable for walking, hiking, running, and casual working for men and women.  Ours is a sit-and-fit, customer service-oriented shoe store."

Meet Judy Reandeau Stipe

 Sequim Museum and Arts Executive Director
"We inherited this history, and we need to respect it by sharing it.  You learn a lot for your future by learning about your past.  We learn about the good things we did and the mistakes we made."

Meet Powell Jones

 Director of Dungeness River Nature Center and Park Manager of Railroad Bridge Park

“I think that our impact on kids is that we change the way they look at the world, and by changing the way they look at the world, we change the way they interact with the world. So, making better citizens for the future, is the impact that we have on kids, which really excites me. For the longevity of our resources, we must try to reach as many people as possible.”

Meet Emma Jane Garcia

 Manager of Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market

“It is inspiring to watch the community prioritize the market as a solid component of their weekly schedule. They make it a habit now to turn up to support their friends, neighbors, and fellow community members in actualizing their entrepreneurial dreams. All of this while stocking up on the most nutritious, delicious food and quality product.”