Elodie Li is the executive chef at The Kitchen at Abeja, a new Walla Walla-based restaurant that celebrates European cooking techniques with produce only found in Washington. Even though Chef Li decided to pursue the culinary arts only four years ago, she has already cooked throughout France and is now showcasing her talents at The Kitchen at Abeja.
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Rana San is the artistic director of the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, an independent film and arts hub offering year-round programs and artist services. San and the team at the Northwest Film Forum are the producers of the Local Sightings Film Festival, which takes place Sept. 16 to Sept. 26, both virtually and in person.
Gregory T. Walker Jr., MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who recently finished an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Washington/Harborview and is also doing a fellowship at UC Davis and the Reno Orthopedic Center. Dr. Walker is a former student-athlete, well known for his time as a football player at University of Washington.
Amy Alvarez-Wampfler is the winemaker and general manager of Walla Walla-based Abeja, a century-old farmstead set in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Abeja is home to a winery and tasting room, which is open by appointment.
Daniel Wampfler is the winemaker and general manager at the award-winning Abeja winery and tasting room in Walla Walla. Abeja also offers upscale lodging, fine dining and space for private events.
Leah Okamoto Mann is the co-director of Seattle-based Lelavision, a performance and production company that combines kinetic sculpture, dance and music with a mission to present accessible art that delights people. She is also the curator of Created Commons, an arts festival taking place at Westcrest Park, August 27 to Sept. 5.
George-Anne Robertson is the sparkling winemaker at Yellowhawk Resort, a 84-acre retreat in Walla Walla. The resort features a sparkling winery and tasting room with farm-to-table dining, event space and lodging on an elevated hilltop setting.
In his work as the executive chef of Aerlume in Seattle, Douglas Jones aims to help guests experience the versatility of farm-to-table products with seasonality as the focus. Learn about Douglas Jones…
Larry Ahrens is the sales manager of Polaris Pacific, representing the 41-story luxury high-rise condominium tower of Spire Seattle. “Sales in 2021 have been incredible; it’s amazing to see so many people get excited about downtown living again!”
Walla Walla native Rock Silva is the executive chef of the award-winning Walla Walla Steak Co. “We are a hometown steakhouse [with] blue jean comfort,” he says.