(7 posts)

Locals to Know: La Fonda

Veronica and Valerie Topacio are the founders and producers of Belltown Bloom and the frontwomen for indie rock band La Fonda. In the below interview, they talk about where they grew up (Edmonds/Lynnwood), how the band came to be, and shared what’s got them so excited these days. With the help of their families and […]

Uncategorized / April 25, 2022

Locals to Know: Era Schrepfer

Today, we’re talking to Era Schrepfer, Executive Director of FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students), about her work advancing international understanding and building community. FIUTS connects international students and scholars with local host families, giving both guests and hosts an opportunity to build new relationships, celebrate their differences and learn from one another. Tell […]

Community / April 25, 2022

Locals to Know: Terrence Santos

Today, we’re talking to Terrence Santos, the local filmmaker and restaurant owner documenting Seattle’s Filipinx food scene. Santos is in the process of making a documentary about the community behind our city’s Filipinx restaurants, and he started an Instagram account to document all the people and places he’s discovered along the way. Terrence is also an […]

Changemakers / April 25, 2022

Locals to Know: The Pastry Project

Today, we’re talking to the women behind The Pastry Project, a local org that provides free baking and pastry training to individuals with barriers to education and jobs in the industry. Co-founders Emily Kim and Heather Hodge partner with local nonprofits to find applicants to the program and place students in over twenty Seattle bakeries, dessert shops […]

Food / April 25, 2022

Locals to Know: Meet Andrea Porter

We’re sharing another installment of The Evergrey’s Locals to Know series, where we cede the spotlight to a local person or organization who’s made their mark on the larger Seattle community. Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for more of these interviews, and if you know of a person or organization that we […]

Art & Culture / March 22, 2022

Locals to Know: Tonita Webb

Today, we’re introducing you to a local woman working to give all community members access to the resources they need to succeed.  Tonita Webb is the CEO of Verity Credit Union, Washington’s second oldest credit union, who last year became the first woman and the first Black American to be named CEO in the organization’s […]

Changemakers / March 14, 2022


Meet Hannah, The Evergrey’s new director

👋  Hi! I’m Hannah, The Evergrey’s new local director. I’ve been helping to write the newsletter since Grace left in November, and I wanted to introduce myself! I love Seattle for the reasons you probably do too — the music, the great outdoors, the food and coffee and more food, etc. But now I’m excited […]

From The Evergrey / December 6, 2021