Brian Forth

President, SiteCrafting

Do you have any tips for how to get through this time?

Establish a routine. Be the leader your team needs; support them and build their confidence with your consistency.

How are you staying active?

Running and rock climbing

What book are you reading?

The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Pierre Hadot and Michael Chase

What TV show are you watching?

The Mandalorian (Disney+)

What song or album is keeping you going?

Anything by Jason Isbell


Chris Staudinger

Owner & Lead Guide, Pretty Gritty Tours

Do you have any tips for how to get through this time?

Pretend like a tertiary friend invited you to their cousin’s electric dance music party and you are staying in to avoid them.

How are you staying active? 

I’m trying amateur blacksmithing.

What book are you reading?

Do people have time to read right now?

What TV show are you watching?

Beforeigners (HBO)

What song or album is keeping you going right now?

“Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

Anything else you’d like us to know?

God bless the heroes out there who are doing this with kids at home.


Sue Potter

CEO, Nourish Pierce County

Do you have any tips for how to get through this time?

Ask all your friends and neighbors if they have gym equipment that they are currently using as coat hangers that they would like removed from their house. I now have a treadmill and Universal Gym as a result of my inquiries — all free.

How are you staying active? 

Working out a lot to reduce stress.

What book are you reading?

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

What TV show are you watching?

Dead to Me (Netflix)

What song or album is keeping you going?

I can’t believe I am admitting this, but “Only Human” by Jonas Brothers


Caitlyn Lunsford

Owner, Caitlyn Lunsford Photography

Do you have any tips for how to get through this time?

Check in with your family and friends to make sure they are doing OK.

How are you staying active? 

Walking at Point Defiance and living room workouts

What book are you reading?

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

What TV show are you watching?

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)

What song or album is keeping you going?

“Sunday Best” by Surfaces


Bill Robertson

President & CEO, MultiCare Health System

Do you have any tips for how to get through this time?

Have a resilient spouse. And know that nothing worth doing is easy.

How are you staying active? 

Playing tennis and long walks

What book are you reading?

The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry

What TV show are you watching?

The Escape Artist (BBC America)

What song or album is keeping you going?

Brahms’ Requiem


Ben Ferguson

President & Principal, Ferguson Architecture

Do you have any tips for how to get through this time?

Marry an incredible partner.

How are you staying active? 

Walks with my dogs

What book are you reading?

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

What TV show are you watching?

After Life (Netflix)

What song or album is keeping you going?

“The Distance” by Cake 


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