Dean Janikowski is the kicker for Washington State University’s football team, a 2022 graduate and currently an MBA student at WSU. He also has a great time on Instagram and other social media with photos and videos playing football for the Cougs, riding dirt bikes, and kicking spicy Chicken McNuggets.
In this episode, Dean talks with Washington State Magazine writer Becky Kramer about raising money for the Heather Janikowski Foundation, a charity named for his mom, who died of cancer.
Dean also talks about how he started his sports career in soccer, NIL (name, image, and likeness), and his … » More …
Kellie Zimmerman (’01 Busi.) is no stranger to the Seattle tech scene. And she’s on a new adventure in the industry.
She spent over 15 years building and leading teams in companies such as Concur and Avalara.
Zimmerman is now CEO of Bellevue-based startup Brightloom, which leverages AI and data to help restaurants such as El Pollo Loco, Ruby Tuesday, and Jamba Juice accelerate their marketing and customer engagement.
In this episode of Viewscapes, she talks about the twists and … » More …
Don’t ask LJ Klinkenberg to name a favorite preparation for Chinook salmon.
“For me, there are so many,” says the new director and executive chef of the Marriott Foundation Hospitality and Culinary Innovation Center at Washington State University’s Carson College of Business. “I love to pair the umami richness of seared or grilled Chinook with something that has a little sweet-and-sour flavor with it, like a fruit salsa or a chutney, depending on the time of year.”
Courtesy LJ Klinenberg/LinkedIn
The new boss: LJ Klinkenberg
When LJ Klinkenberg first applied for the job some 17 years ago, “I was nowhere near ready.” He was still “working up the ranks” and ended up befriending the man who landed the role. He and Jamie Callison worked on culinary projects together, judging competitions and cooking together on occasion.
When Callison left for a culinary deanship in Florida, not only did Klinkenberg still want the job, this time he … » More …
The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle hosted rock and roll royalty from the Beatle to Led Zeppelin and Nirvana. Students from Washington State University Everett pulled together photos and stories to share that incredible musical history.
Read more in “Encoring Seattle’s Edge.”
Produced by the Edgewater Hotel, with material gathered by WSU students
Stories from the Edgewater
History and legends at the Edgewater. Here’s a sample:
In 1964, at the height of Beatlemania, few hotels would host the Fab 4. During their world tour, however, The Edgewater welcomed them. An ambulance was used to … » More …