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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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Northern Air Cargo a family affair for the Smiths

Mark, Laura, and the couple’s daughter, Sara, each found their way to the Alaska freight logistics company. By Hilary Reeves Like many who call Alaska home, Mark and Laura Smith moved north from other states and never looked back. “I

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Safety director celebrates 30 years at Carlile

Lisa Marquiss: ‘You quickly get a strong idea of what these men and women are made of.’ By Hilary Reeves Lisa Marquiss, Carlile Transportation‘s Corporate Director of Safety and Compliance, started with the company in June of 1988. She was

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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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TOTE President Jeff Dixon sails through first two months

Dixon: ‘It’s been supremely rewarding to me already.’ By Hilary Reeves Captain Jeff Dixon spent 27 years on active duty in the United States Coast Guard before joining TOTE Services almost two years ago. He assumed the role of President

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Delta Western Payroll Specialist works to connect communities

Michaela Naidoo on family, photography and bringing people together. By Hilary Reeves When Michaela Naidoo is out on the streets of Seattle and sees people taking pictures of each other in front of city landmarks and scenic vistas, she stops.

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YB Machine Operator counts coworkers as ‘ohana’

Noe Hewlen: ‘I am very proud of my 29 years of service.’ By Hilary Reeves Noe Hewlen is Young Brother’s only female Machine Operator, a title proudly bestowed more than 20 years ago. “I used to deliver 20 cases of

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Family Ties: Andrea Mack follows father, brother into Maritime industry

Mack grew up in a ‘Foss family.’ By Hilary Reeves When Andrea Mack was a kid, Foss Maritime was a much smaller company. “I remember going to the Ewing Street office to drop off or pick up my dad and

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Remembering Saltchuk original shareholder Ev Trout

Trout died Nov. 20; remaining original shareholders remember his ‘grateful heart.’ By Hilary Reeves Whenever Everett “Ev” Trout told the well-worn story of his initial April 1, 1976 meeting with the group of men responsible for the burgeoning startup Totem

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Cal Maritime grad promoted to SoCal Port Captain

Nevin Garcia is a second-generation Foss employee who attended Ballard High School’s Maritime Academy By Hilary Reeves Nevin Garcia is a second-generation Foss employee, born and raised in Seattle, and recently promoted to Port Captain of the El Sagundo/PAL in

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Christmas on the Craig Foss

For Chris Mack, Foss Maritime is a family affair By Hilary Reeves The first time Chris Mack saw the painting of the Craig Foss propped up in Foss Maritime headquarters last spring, there was a jolt of recognition. “I can’t

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Alaska couple forges separate careers under Saltchuk umbrella

Delta Western Safety Director Leon Dwiggins and Carlile Senior Project Manager Christen Van Treeck are always ready for the next adventure. By Hilary Reeves Leon Dwiggins and Christen Van Treeck could have been high school sweethearts. “We actually met right

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