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 began in June 2021 and has been extended through September 2023. Regrettably, we are not 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.  Thank you!

Meet Susan Baritelle

Owner, Dungeness Kids Company
“We want to educate everyone we meet about
"Ours is a unique children's boutique selling quality
 clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, games puzzles, and books."

Sequim Bee Farm Meg Depew

Meet Meg Depew

Beekeeper and Owner of Sequim Bee Farm
“We want to educate everyone we meet about the amazing honeybee, and foremost, we want to protect and care for these necessary pollinators as this ultimately provides protection and care to us all.”

David VolmetMeet David Volmut

Winemaker, Owner of Wind Rose Cellars
"We are the only wine bar and tasting room in Sequim, and we offer wine tasting, wine by the glass, and a limited menu of appetizers."

flower basket project SHS students Susannah Sharp and Lacey Loewen

Meet the Flower Basket Project People

A partnership between Sequim High School and the City of Sequim results in downtown flower-lined streets each year.

Dominique Hall at Rainshadow CafeMeet Dominique Hall

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

Fleurish Lavender of Lost Mountain Susan and Doug Fuhlgren Opens in new windowMeet Susan & 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."


Greg MacDonald at the New Dungeness Lighthouse Tower Opens in new windowMeet 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."  

Judy Stipe and Mastodon exhibit at Sequim Museum and Arts Opens in new windowMeet 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."

Emma Jane Garcia at Farmers Mkt

Meet Emma Jane Garcia

 Former 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.”

Dave Herbelin OTAMeet Dave Herbelin

Executive Director, Olympic Theatre Arts
"Olympic Theatre Arts allows Sequim residents to make their theatrical dreams a reality.  We have something for everyone."

Mikie Smith Full Moon Candle Company

Meet Mikie Smith

Owner, Full Moon Candle Company
"Ours are the finest quality, longest burning, 
scented candles available, and we make
them on site."

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."


Derek Brown Blues Ox on KSQMMeet 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.

Jon and Donna Harrison and Amie  Opens in new windowMeet Donna & Jon Harrison

Owners of Harrison's Comfort Footwear (now retired)
"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."

Powell Jones Dungeness River Nature Center Opens in new windowMeet 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.”