Author Archives: Mikaela Cowles

Kenmore Air Pilot, Anna Gullickson

A lifelong passion for de Havilland Beavers lead a landlocked raised girl on a journey to become commercial seaplane pilot.   When “Top Gun” characters Maverick and Goose first uttered the words, “I feel the need. The need for speed,” few could have predicted how the line would change lives throughout the world. But the [...]

Beer. Breweries. Bites.

Seattle’s long beer history has blossomed into a restaurant scene where pairing beer and food isn’t just acceptable – it’s celebrated.   In most areas of the world, the wine-soaked dining experience often leaves little room for brew-bite pairings. Luckily, Seattle’s not most areas of the world. Beer has long been part of our city’s [...]

Building for the Future

Kenmore Air’s headquarters sits at the northernmost tip of Lake Washington, on a small industrial road that parallels the Burke Gilman Trail. Most people drive past the entrance with hardly a glance – let alone a clue of the mechanic wonderland that’s lived there since 1946. Though seaplanes have become an iconic fixture of Seattle’s [...]

#WeAre12atEMP

Loading January 16, 2014, more than 600 Kenmore Junior High students, staff and parents formed the largest 12th Man flag in history. We were lucky enough to get a bird’s-eye view. When Kimberlee Armstrong, Kenmore Junior High principal, asked if we would fly over and take a picture, we were ecstatic. Company wide, blue runs [...]

1st Annual Bite of the San Juan Islands

 With so many talented chefs, farmers, fishers, winemakers, distillers and brewers throughout the San Juans, it can be difficult to sample all this gourmet archipelago has to offer. That’s about to change. Sunday, October 26, the Bite of the San Juan Islands will gather the best throughout the region under one roof.   San Juan [...]