Ken Young has joined the TwispWorks Foundation’s board of directors.

Young and his wife, Loy, recently moved to the valley full-time and have been volunteering at TwispWorks for the past year. His background is in education, leadership and training. Young grew up in the Gold Country of California where he was a special education teacher, principal and assistant superintendent in South Lake Tahoe. While there, he led a citywide coalition to build a healthy community. He was previously director of professional development for an international seminar company headquartered in Bellevue.


Kelleigh McMillan now makes silver jewelry in the Glitter and Grit Studio on the TwispWorks campus (Building 11 — South Shed), having learned the craft from TwispWorks partner Sarah Jo Lightner. She can be reached at (509) 341-4173 or


Mountain Paws Pet Education Center & Fharnham Bronze, owned by Shannon Fharnham, has relocated to TwispWorks (Building 1 — basement studio) from its former site in Winthrop. Fharnham is an Animal Behavior College certified dog trainer. Mountain Paws focuses on canine training and education and offers a select retail line of pet accessories. Fharnham is also a self-taught bronze artist with a focus on realistic wildlife art. She can be reached at 997-2220 or