Meet Blake Sakamoto

Blake Sakamoto of ‘Nu Wavers’ and ‘The Dan Reed Network’ has been playing music in Portland forever. His love of music was clear from as early as age 6 and, beginning with piano, over the years he mastered the guitar, drums, and vocals. Involved in the music program while attending Cleveland High School, Blake formed a band with a few kids, and the rest is history.

Meet Kat Barrett

Kat Barrett’s love affair with horses began with riding lessons at age 9. “I loved it and I was good at it, so I kept riding,” she says. “My favorite movie as a kid was The Black Stallion, of course,” she laughs. “I wanted to be a veterinarian, but then once I realized I was not good at chemistry I decided to get my degree in education.”

Meet Mark Watson

Warm and funny, Mark Watson is a champion volunteer for dog parks in Vancouver, Washington. Three years ago while attending a work party at a local dog park he asked, “Where are all your volunteers?” Now, three years later, he is Maintenance Development Coordinator and Advertising Manager for DOGPAW (Dog Owners Group for Park Access Washington)