Strolling with Laura

I was born in Chicago and raised in Seattle but I have called Kirkland my home for the past 30+ years.  I am deeply committed to keeping Greater Kirkland family friendly and making sure visitors always feel welcome.  Walking around the downtown area 3 to 4 times a week this is what I see.  I love the area.  Kirkland is such a neat place to work and to live.  I am also an avid Kirkland volunteer.

In the Fall I work the annual Octoberfest and there are always 5k and 10k races to help with.  In the Winter I help decorate the town for Christmas; lights, wreaths and garlands, and there are always the races to help with.  In the spring there is the Easter egg hunt. In the Summer I help out with Summerfest one of the biggest festivals of the year and the "Taste of Kirkland", a wine tasting event.  When I am not working, or volunteering I am out walking or running around Kirkland.

For years I have been a competitive runner; 5 and 10k distances with a few half marathons thrown in.  While I still enjoy these runs I find the walking speed just as satisfying, and the slower pace is of course much easier on my legs.

I have another passion as well.  I have had a long standing commitment to a mental health organization that trains professionals who address early childhood issues such as preventing child abuse.  While not on the board, I have designated both time and money to help them achieve their goals.  Over the years I have been more than pleased to see them succeed.

View: | All At Once | Spring in front of the office | Winter from my office window | March Neighborhood snow | Statue in Peter Kirk Park | February 2017 Snow | February 2017 Snow | Polar Plunge Jan 1st 2017 | NO way are we going in the water ! | Gingerbread Christmas Office | Decorating Kirkland for Christmas | Laura Testing the lights | Decorating the town | Putting the snowflakes together | Santa's helpers making snowflakes | Cleaning the Christmas wreaths for Kirkland | What I see when I walk East of Market ! | What I see when I walk West of Market St. ! | Strolling down the main street of town | Strolling down Park Lane | Another "angle" of Park Lane | volunteering at Octoberfest ! |

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