The services, products, and other offerings listed below deliver outstanding quality or performance, in my opinion:

Page updated January 19, 2021


  • Mequiars — Polish, wax and cleaners.
  • Griot's Garage — The In-Line Water Softener & Deionizer eliminates and reduces water spots left on your vehicle due to water that's "hard" and full of minerals.


  • Wigens Hats — Fine wool hats made in Sweden.
  • Orvis — Fine men's clothing for the outdoors.
  • Goorin Brothers — Fine guys and gals caps and hats crafted in the U.S.
  • JGilbert — Mens and womens boots shoes; $$$ but comfortable.

Bed & Breakfast


  • Traeger Grills — Wood-pellet-based smoker grills; built in U.S.; smoke/grill fowl, beef, pork, and a lot more.


  • Uncle Si's Pizza — Tasty thin-crust pizaa with fresh ingredients; friendly service, and delivery service.
  • Boarding House Restuarant (Issaquah, WA) — Salads, soups, and sandwiches. In Suite 7 in Gilman Village. 425.392.1100
  • Shawn's Quality Meats and Smokehouse (Maple Valley, WA) — Beef from Painted Hills in OR. Great customer service.
  • Golden Steer Meats (Bellevue, WA) — Quality meats and friendly service.
  • Northwest Cellars — Your custom wine label on quality red and white wine.
  • Icicle Ridge Winery — Family owned and operated in Peshastin, WA; featured on NBC's Today Show.



  • Seattle Photography — Full scope photography plus quality images and exceptional customer service.



  • Boeing Classic — Volunteers are needed to help run this award-winning tournament, which has raised over $7M for Virginia Mason Medical Center and other Seattle area charities. If you have a passion for golf or are interested in helping in any way, your time and energy will be valued and appreciated by all. I have volunteered for the tournament from 2005 through 2018 (and will be volunteering for 2019) and found the experience to be one of my most-rewarding ever. For details contact the Boeing Classic at:

Phone: 206.544.0947