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Saltchuk analyst weighs risks versus rewards

Former collegiate baseball player Jonny Locher found home at Saltchuk. By Hilary Reeves Saltchuk Senior Financial Analyst Jonny Locher’s first love wasn’t business – it was baseball. “My dream since elementary school was to play baseball for Stanford and then

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HR Director joins Saltchuk ranks

Erin Kittleman spent 22 years working at Esterline before changing course last spring. By Hilary Reeves Senior Director of Human Resources Erin Kittleman joined the tight-knit ranks of Saltchuk’s Seattle headquarters in May. Formerly Vice President of the Control &

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Iver Foss Captain celebrates 28 seasons at Red Dog Mine

Gary May’s three-months-on, one-month-off schedule has led to many “wonderful” professional friendships. By Hilary Reeves Foss Maritime Tug Captain Gary May didn’t come into his profession by accident – he knew all along who and what he wanted to become.

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Three years later, Foss’s FMC stays steady course

Career mariner Art Dahlin was named General Manager of Foss’s Columbia Snake River region – and the Fleet Monitoring Center – in 2018. By Hilary Reeves Foss Martime’s Fleet Monitoring Center (FMC) debuted to much fanfare on June 1, 2016

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Safety Award nominee confronts on ladder safety

TMAK Rate Specialist Nicole Weite successfully intervened on not one, but two Near Miss falls. By Hilary Reeves Nicole Weite is developing quite a reputation as a stickler for safety. In September of 2018, the TOTE Maritime Alaska rate specialist

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Safety is the name of the game for TOTE invoicing specialist

Carmen Bird: ‘I wanted to create a game with a creative spin on safety awareness.’ By Hilary Reeves Almost a year after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake sent Anchorage rocking, TOTE Maritime Alaska Invoicing Specialist Carmen Bird’s unique approach to earthquake safety

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‘He got goosebumps and instantly teared up.’

NAC’s Trisha Reyes’s familial discovery led her on a hunt for Agnes Foss treasure. By Hilary Reeves Trisha Reyes’s father Richard “Dick” Banks peppered her childhood with stories of the months he spent aboard a tugboat bound for Vietnam in

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TOTE invoicing specialist’s poetry inspires Safety Award nomination

Joy Mizushima’s monthly poems add whimsy to reminders of common workplace hazards. By Hilary Reeves TOTE Maritime Alaska’s Joy Mizushima is a born artist. “I grew up in Okinawa, in a military environment,” she said, of the Japanese island first

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Michele Seaver: ‘100-percent committed’ to dreams, family

By Hilary Reeves The day before Michele Seaver’s sudden passing on April 26, she joyfully assisted in the birth of a healthy Palomino filly on her farm in Mount Vernon, Washington. “More often than not, in the spring, whenever we

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Chef turned Foss deckhand set on future in wheelhouse

David Castner crews up in Bellingham on the five-man Lindsay Foss. By Hilary Reeves David Castner was an up-and-coming sous chef at a popular restaurant in the historic waterfront city of Gig Harbor, Washington when he decided to change course.

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An energetic homecoming

Ryan Macnamara, four years after embarking on an experiential quest, is armed with the knowledge and know-how to help propel NorthStar into its (sustainable) future By Hilary Reeves Ryan Macnamara was still studying marketing at Western Washington University in Bellingham

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