Today is Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

INTERVIEWS BY MARCY STAMPER
Peter Morrison

Peter Morrison

Seeing the forest and the trees Interview by Marcy Stamper  Sept. 2009   Peter Morrison founded the nonprofit Pacific Biodiversity Institute, a branch of the Sierra Biodiversity Institute. The Institute conducts scientific research in the fields of ecology, conservation biology and natural resource management.    PBI is involved in so many aspects of analyzing the...
Jim Kistner

Jim Kistner

A passion for education Interview by Marcy Stamper 2009 Jim Kistner has spent a lifetime in education – in Germany, in the Methow and in other Washington school districts. Today he is devoting his considerable expertise and contemplative, inquiring perspective to improving education by putting students at the center and by integrating the experiences of...
Cecelia Campbell

Cecelia Campbell

Remembering a completely different world Interview by Marcy Stamper Aug. 2009   Cecelia Campbell grew up on a homestead near Beaver Creek and has spent most of her 88 years farming and ranching. She was inducted into the Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame in 2007, and has accrued other honors including Mother of the...
Bob Gorski

Bob Gorski

Every day’s an adventure Interview by Marcy Stamper July 2009   Bob Gorski retired June 1 as building official for Okanogan County, where he estimates he inspected more than 10,000 structures in the two decades he was with the department. Despite some run-ins with people who resisted the permit requirements, he loved the job and...
Helen Krinke

Helen Krinke

Living simply, as always Interview by Marcy Stamper June 2009   Helen Krinke has spent almost all of her 96 years in the Methow, 61 of them at her place near Alder Creek. She still preserves many of the old ways of doing things, content to do without modern conveniences that many have come to...
George Wooten

George Wooten

Balancing the natural and the cyber worlds Interview by Marcy Stamper  April 2009   George Wooten is a botanist and web designer and teacher. His encyclopedic lists of plants and other writings can be found on his website at www.okanogan1.com.   It’s interesting to me that you work both with computers and with plants. I...
Chris Matson

Chris Matson

Carving time for self and community Interview by Marcy Stamper March 2009  Chris Matson, the Winthrop marshal for the past eight years, calls the job “perfect” – the best job in the world. Still, he is planning his retirement, to move closer to his family and travel (he’d like to see the biggest ball of...