2017 Incubator Participants

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 Fall 2017 Cohort

Jackie Casella brought the published works of Creative Colloquy including a proof for the forthcoming Creative Colloquy Volume 4

Creative Colloquy / Jackie Casella and Christina Butcher


Creative Colloquy fosters the writing community in the South Sound through unique literary events and publications. Monthly reading events feature authors published on the website followed by an open mic and occasional live music intermissions. Creative Colloquy gatherings aim to lure writers out from the solitary activity of writing itself to connect with like minds and fuel inspiration and love of their craft.

Frankly Cinematics / Jason Farris and Cooper Farris

1120 Pacific Ave ste 212, franklycinematics.com

Frankly Cinematics is a full service creative studio specializing in end to end delivery of film, television and brand media.

They work with artists and business alike: from developing full, end-to-end projects to partnering with existing productions to deliver cinematography services including planning, principle photography, visual effects and all elements of post-production including color correction and sound design.

Healing Renaissance / Paulette Brown and Dominick Weems


Healing Renaissance focuses on internal and external health of individuals to through natural healing remedies, fashion, music, art and literature. Their vintage classic line, King Alexander Fashion, creates fashionable bracelets, Ageless Stones as well as other classic accessories. Other products include the innovative Classic Beauty Bar, Beauty Uncorked, beard cleansers, hair growth tonic, skin sugar scrubs, and body butter.

Iconic Arts Complex / Tiffany Sanders and Jimmy Shields


Starlight Media / Konika Clemons

Lovers of style saw made-to-measure lingerie designs by Love Letters intimates, launched downtown Tacoma by Catrina MacCalla

Love Letters Intimates / Catrina MacCalla

Pod Works / Kayla Schroader and Diana Murray

The Pod Works is a mom-minded (kid-friendly) co-working and lifestyle space. A membership model supports our budding mompreneurs who want to be hands-on parents while still chasing their own dreams, be them professional or creative. Join owner Kayla Schroader and other local women and children at this all-hours home away from home, or rent the space on a case by case basis for workshops and birthday parties. For more info, visit online at ThePodWorksTacoma.com, Facebook and Instagram, or on site at 7024 27th Street W. in University Place. Just look for the pink door. Let’s work and play together!

This violin was created using 3D printer. Entrepreneur AJ Lindner-Michaelson will open his business Whirr and Thrum to teach and explore new technology

Whirr and Thrum / AJ Lindner-Michaelson

Spring 2017 Cohort

Renaissance 21 / LeShawn Gamble


LeShawn is a Seattle – Tacoma based multimedia artist. Body painting, portraits, murals, and other art needs. Follow Renaissance 21 to hear more about our youth art programs.



Burns Violins / Michael Burns


Burns Violins specializes in repair, restoration, new instrument making, rentals and sales of violins, violas, bows, and accessories. Whether it’s your family heirloom violin or your trusty instrument since graduating conservatory, we will see that your prized instrument will be fit to serve generations to come.

Shanti Sound Healing + Yoga / Christina Felty


Shanti provides mind-body services that help to improve health & wellness and decrease stress through sound healing, meditation, yoga and more. We strive to raise the positive vibration of our community through natural healing and promote the importance of self-care. Shanti Sound Baths every 3rd Monday of the month 7:30-8:30pm at Good Karma Center for Joy and Yoga + Sound Bath in the Park every weekend on Tacoma’s waterfront (Jack Hyde Park) this summer 10-11am. Shanti also provides privates sound healing by appointment.

Uplift Yoga / Anna Noel


Uplift is a full-service yoga studio and healing arts center, specializing in AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga, as well as Sound Healing & Thai Yoga Therapy services. They offer a variety of other new & unique forms of yoga in addition to apparel, jewelry and holistic products.


Canned / Erica Johnson

Canned hopes to be a regional household name in pickled goods, making every barbecue, family get together and late night snack just a little more delicious. At Canned, we pride ourselves in being the best locally sourced, small batch pickled goods in the Pacific Northwest.

Tacoma Aikikai / Ea Murphy


Tacoma Aikikai embraces a traditional aikido training environment, rooted in the lineage and discipline of Japanese martial traditions. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive training environment, mutually respecting all gender identities, sexual orientations, races, faiths, ages, and abilities.


Jade & Co. Succulent Boutique / Jeanne Serrano


Jade & Co Succulent Boutique seeks to be Washington’s succulent grower, supplier, and retailer of hardy and tender succulents. Growing, creating, teaching and collaborating in succulent appreciation. Because flowers die.

Jennie currently vends at various locations including Tacoma Flea Market, South Lake Union Market, and Fremont Sunday Market. Upcoming events and workshops posted on company website.


Baird Textile & Sundry / Ericka Baird & Noah Baird

Sewing haven, focused on clothing

Sabot Woodworks / Zach Bernard

Heirloom quality wood furniture

The Green Wardrobe / Kirsten Reynolds

Consignment store business model focused on up-cycling, renewing, reusing, and giving fashionable clothes a new home

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