Meet the Curators

Experience Seattle through the eyes of the experts, and discover the best in food, wine, arts & culture, from must-see hot spots to hidden treasures. Browse by category of expertise, then click on a curator to read their Tweets and see their photos.

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Wine & Drinks

Ben Flajnik


Winemaker @envolvewinery, SF Giants Fan, @vektorvodka owner, and @Fernetbranca lover. Former ABC Bachelor (16), and more to come... San Francisco/Sonoma, CA

Kendall Jones


writer. Beer, travel, wine, food for @SeattleMag @SipNorthwest @OutdoorsNWmag & others. Author of , Seattle, WA

Kim Sharpe Jones


Eater, hiker, traveler, beer lover. Marketing at @matrixrealest. Producing events at @CraftBeerFood & @Beer_Church. Co-founder of Washington Beer Blog. Seattle, WA

Jeff Moriarty


Works on indie publishing and social media. Plays with improv, Ignite Phoenix, flash mobs, and writing. Lives on coffee, beer, creativity, and shenanigans. Phoenix, AZ

Katherine Maund


#pdx dweller, social media junkie, musician, photographer, wanderlust traveler, wine lover, #crossfit crusher. views are mine and do not represent my employer. Portland, OR

Kevin Palmer


I am a co-founder of Convertiv, hockey player, wine lover, and pop culture savant. Interested in technology, social media, and other geekery.

Garth Knutson


Wunderman Seattle account guy - Tweeting about marketing and technology Monday through Friday and sports on the weekend. Co-author of:

Rick Bakas


Husband » Founder of @BakasMedia » Keynote speaker » Former NIKE brand guy » Sommelier » Loves Social Media » Bacon Lover » Beer Home Brewer » Wine Guy

Kelly Clay


Editor-in-Chief of @WearableWorld, tech columnist at @Forbes. Seattle native with wanderlust. This is the life I live...and that's just the half of it.
Seattle, WA

Paul Clarke


Journalist of the booze. Executive editor @imbibe, writer on spirits, cocktails & culture of drink, founder/proprietor of The Cocktail Chronicles. Seattle, WA

Caroline Pardilla


For your fix on LA. Food/drink blogger (also @CocktailTease), pitbull advocate, Vespa rider, craft beer lover, @lamagfood booze blogger. Los Angeles, CA

Ryan Reichert


I ♥ digital marketing, analytics, and branding. @Portland_State MIM grad. Avid traveler, vegan, wine buff, managing editor @PalatePress. Portland, OR

Allison Jones


Contributing food & wine editor and photographer at @PoMoMagazine, Farmers' Market junkie, and general connoisseur of things worth doing. Out and proud. Portland, OR

Justin Scott


Howdy! I'm Justin. I live in San Francisco and do marketing & public relations. I love tech, baking, wine, working out, photography and socializing. San Francisco, CA


Mud Baron


#food & #green shortyawards winner. All things #schoolgarden. @LexiconProject ranter. @MuirRanch teacher. #Dahlia rustler. Asphalt h8r. World's worst sous chef. Los Angeles, CA

Heidi Larsen


Recipe maker, picture taker + lover of food bloggers, their recipes and photos. tweet me baby one more time. instagram @foodiecrush Salt Lake City, UT

Jo Maxwell Stougaard


Okinawan/Scottish but mostly Californian. I tweet #food @MyLastBite, scout #eats for @LAtimesFood & #FightHunger @LAbitesHunger. It all comes back to #FOOD. Los Angeles, CA

Joshua Lurie


Food. Drinks. People. Los Angeles, CA

Ty Largo


Owner/Creative Director of @UseSalt. Top source for food + lifestyle. I eat, drink, tweet & repeat. Ex Phoenix food blogger who plots paths for foodniks.
Phoenix, AZ

Richard Wolak


Vancouver Foodster featuring restaurant reviews, Interviews with chefs & celebrities, Events, Stories & more. Founder of #FoodTalks #TastingPlates #NoodleMania Vancouver, BC

Jennifer Brandt


Writer. On-camera host. Author of Perfectly Disheveled. NYU grad. Mom to a 5 yr old. Renowned Guacamole maker. Los Angeles, CA

Shirley Karasawa


ハーフ born in Paris, raised in Tokyo, homes in Seattle & Tokyo, Social Media Mgr & Japanese Cooking Instr, loves Hermes & Lanvin❤recipes on my blog 日本語もOK A lovely life~Seattle & Tokyo

Scott Heimendinger


Director of Applied Research @ Modernist Cuisine. Food geek, DIY enthusiast, sous vide evangelist, centrifuge owner. Seattle, WA

Libby Liming


You're not ready for this jelly. Mom. Roller derby girl. Canning-obsessed. PR-Friendly. @lethalfrag's non-bearded half. AWESOMESAUCE. Bellingham, WA

Andy Hayes


Travel enthusiast & founder of @SharingTravel. Entrepreneur. Foodie. Come see me for website advice that works. Portland, OR

Hanan Webster


Social Media Mom; Brand Ambassador; Professional blogger - I'd like to be the ideal mother, but I'm too busy raising my kids! WA

Louise Bishop


Mom of two tweeting out giveaways, savings, and tips, Nielsen Power Mom 2009, Top 50 Mom Bloggers 2010 Access PR.

Joyce Kim


Wanderlust is not a sin. Working on @simplehoney.

Tuyen Lien


Makeup artist. Foodie. Music nerd. Nymphette is the name of a lipgloss you perv....

Deborah Harroun


Food blogger sharing my adventures in the kitchen. Recipe tester and developer, food writer, and collector of cookbooks! Salt Lake City, UT

Heather King


Writer and lover of delicious food & drink. Food critic for @sltrib & @ExamineFood. Runs #LadiesWhoLunchSLC. Great Dane owner. Salt Lake City, UT

Laura Klein


Devoted to delicious foodie culture & healthy living. Laura & OA were named by @HuffingtonPost as one of top 35 Diet & Nutrition Experts To Follow On Twitter! Los Angeles, CA

Mijune Pak


Honest food & travel writer. Named Must Follow 2013 by Social Media Awards | Food columnist @WEVancouver | Dough-eyed foodie in the city w/infectious excitement Vancouver, BC

Cathy Chaplin


Small girl. Big camera. Huge appetite. High standards. Los Angeles, CA

Brett Burmeister


writing/cooking/drinking/sleeping/ gardening/biking/loving/smiling
Portland, OR

Amy Chan


Marketing Maven. Huffington Post & Vancouver Sun Blogger. 24 Hours Newspaper Columnist. Connector. Food Fanatic. Doodle Addict. Idea Weaver. Story teller. Vancouver, BC

Mark Busse


Design Industry Professional, Creative Community Activist and Lifelong Food Fanatic. Vancouver, BC

Marlynn Schotland


Reg Mgr @PlumDistrictPDX. CEO @UrbanBlissMedia. Blogger Hyper mom, foodie, designer. Runs on bacon, coffee, wine, Beastie Boys.

Dennis Pang


Founder/CEO of @GoPopcorn & @Motive8Media. Social Media, Web Dev, & Internet Marketing nerd. Loves Canucks, gadgets, snowboarding, food & wine. Jenga master.

Jo Boston-KwanHull


Food writer. Event planner. Filipino Food Enthusiast. Cofounder of @kapamealya *Make your happiness happen*

Kathy Ko


Social Media Team Member for @bcama. Writer. Copywriter. ESL Teacher. Social Media Manager. I ♥ MMA. †

Amy Higgins


Community & Social media manager @textplus - Huge opera & bacon luvr! @sfobravoclub @fibroflr

Candice Roach


keeping it opinionated since 1982...well probably more like '83 because babies don't talk. Unless they are geniuses...whoa. #welcome

Music, Arts & Culture

Anne Taylor Hartzell


aka hip travel mama: tv travel expert. video host. storyteller. mantra: live the life you love. love the life you live. #expediaviewfinder #welltraveledfamily
Seattle, WA

Sheri Doyle


Food lover and travel planner specializing in the Pacific Northwest. Conde Nast Traveler top travel specialist.
Seattle, WA

Jess Hunter


Colorado Law student, DU MBA grad, food lover, beer/wine/cocktail venturer, skier, Colorado junkie. Contributor for @EaterDenver & @denverwagon. Denver, CO

Aimee Giese


Formerly Greeblemonkey. New name is shorter, more German, still hard for people to pronounce. Site will change over soon too! Denver, CO

Courtenay Hameister


I'm an essayist, filmmaker and head writer for Live Wire. I don't have any hobbies. Unless you count my whole life as a hobby. In which case, I do have one. Portland, OR

Clint Comer


Daily vlogger loving life as a dad and sharing it with the world. I also get my game on at . Proud partner with @Fullscreen and @VlogUnion Phoenix, AZ

Robyn Hanson


Vancouver flâneuse and lover of music, nature & culinary adventures. Community manager @ThinkSM. Vancouver, BC

Celeste Brash


Lonely Planet author of over 40 books, writer & misplaced Tahitian dancer covering the South Pacific, Asia, Canada, South America & travel with children. Portland OR, Tahiti & beyond

Betina Finley


Co-Founder/CEO of SocTok. Customized social media consulting and training. Mom of 3, community volunteer, Bellevueite, travel & adventure lover. Bellevue, WA

Shauna Causey


Nonprofit + startup advisor. VP of Marketing @Decide. Previous: lead social/digital @Nordstrom & Comcast. President @SMCSeattle. Speaker. @StartupWeekend mentor. Seattle, WA

Jeremy Lim


Musician, marketer, and photographer. Big dreamer. Ex-panda. Vancouver, BC

David Duran


Journalist-Bay Area Reporter, OUT, Advocate, HuffPost. LGBT/HIV & Political Activist. Social Media Junkie. Pop Culture Fanatic.  † Gleek. All views are my own. San Francisco, CA

Mike Truong


Entertainment & Lifestyle Marketing | Globetrotter | Music Fiend | Innovator

Rebecca Bollwitt


Vancouver blogger, WordPress dev, owner of @sixty4media with @JohnBollwitt & published author. Columnist, world traveler, Canucks fan.

Victoria Wright


photo. wine. repeat.
Seattle, WA

Melanie Wynne


Source of travel inspiration. Art, food, wine, garden and literary enthusiast. Writer of copy and prose. Purveyor of snark. Salt Lake City, UT

Kathy Cano-Murillo


Former newspaper columnist-turned-novelist/creativepreneur. My new novel: MISS SCARLET'S SCHOOL OF PATTERNLESS SEWING!
Phoenix, AZ

James Rohl


Trophy husband and stay at home dad of two boys in the Rose City. #RCTID Portland, OR

Annemarie Templeman-Kluit


yoyomama is an email, website, social media network and mobile app – OnTheGoKids – for Canadian families. We’re all about what’s great where you live! Vancouver, Toronto & Online

Beth McShane


Busy work-from-home mom. Juggling perpetually, and loving it!!

Nick Church


I swing for the fences with all my might. I tweet constantly, I over share without expectation. 100% me; my thoughts, no automation. Subscriber Svcs - @RMLSweb

Gus Fosarolli


Senior Client Relations Manager for Marketwire + Sysomos. These are my views & don't necessarily reflect Marketwire's.

Monica Hamburg


Writer + Funny Gal + Social Media Evangelist. Co-host of @rantmehard. Promise: no tweets re: what I've eaten unless hospitalized for food poisoning

Seana Mickols


Rough breakdown of my tweets: 50% food related // 15% design rants // 15% sparkly pretty things // 10% videogame related // 10% funny pics of my cat

Jeffrey Kingman


Sales Director at Digital Coco. Pacific NW & Northern New England life. PastChapPresident Social Media Club PDX. These tweets my own.

Tshombe Brown


Spiritual Sales Success Coach with a very memorable, contagious laugh.

Tim Williams


Executive Producer at FOX 12 Oregon! Former KCAL/KCBS SR Producer, KNSD Producer, and KHQ Producer.

Maurice Li


Pop Culturalist | Creativity Curator | Pro Photographer | Music Explorer | Venture Capitalist | Food Enthusiast | Traveler | Grocery Store Tourist



Affiliated with: 4Culture. City Arts Fest. Canoe Club. The French Project. Honey Castro. Wa Hall. Vito's. Hiking. Cooking. Walt Whitman.

Sports & Outdoors

Kent & Canaan


Fulfillment fanatics. Rejiggered life & started a virtual biz in order to live deliberately, travel (a lot!) & make a living from anywhere.
Seattle, WA

Pam Mandel


a camera, a passport, a ukulele
Seattle, WA

Chris Schneider


Life long, diehard #Canucks fan! Music/Concert junkie! Centre Ice News Writer, Proud to be @Alexlovesburrs's man. Vancouver, BC

Jason Baker


Digital Strategist, Community Manager, & photographer. Socially imperfect traveler. Launching soon: The Imperfect Traveller. Sports tweets at @JBonCanucks
Vancouver, BC

Michael Restivo


Climber | Adventurer | Alpinist | Ski Shop Employee | Freelance Writer with @PocketRanger | @YonderApp + @TNFLocals + ECCO Ambassador | @ACF_Fiorentina fan
Seattle, WA

Barb Chamberlain


Executive director @WAbikes, woman on a bike, public policy type. Creator of @WomenBikeBlogs @BikeStyleLife. Opinions mine, all mine.
Seattle and all of WA

Amber Turnau


Social media nerdery enthusiast, West Coast girl, snowboarder, yogi, traveler, pathfinder. Social Media Project Manager @6S_Marketing. Blogger for @VIAwesome
Vancouver, BC

Jay Minter


Airline Marketing Director; Indecisive Gemini: I try to see it all On The List checking out Sounds, Sights, Sports, Socializing Tweets are my own opinions. Vancouver, BC