Thursday, September 27, 2012

Marc Franklin

Marc Franklin is the new General Manager of Aeronautical Services, Inc. (well, "new" since November of 2009). So if you have a problem with your local UPS package freight, he's the guy... well nevermind. Actually, don't call him with problems, in fact - don't call him at all. He has more important things to worry about. Like Payroll! "Hey Marc, it's Thursday already... how are those checks coming along?" I'm just kidding. Marc is my boss when I'm not doing photography, but rather driving and delivering instead. A really great guy to work for too (and he's single, ladies). He came here from Southern California, leaving Golden West College early to take the helm of ASI. He is a grandson of Roy Franklin, the man so instrumental in bringing aviation to Friday Harbor.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Printonyx is Friday Harbor's full service Printing, Copying, Faxing, Designing, Stapling and general Officing place. Originally launched back around 1987 by Homer Smith, it was purchased in 1994 by Kristine Brown (at left in the photo above). 18 years she's been running the business now. And for 16 of those years, Jeff Fitts (at right) has been along as well, sometimes part-time, sometimes full-time, sometimes on leave, but lately it's been pretty much full time. Not pictured here is Jonathan Reedy who was out for the day when we shot this photo. Kris calls him "the voice of Printonyx" and I'm sorry I missed him. Maybe once they're in their new building we'll revisit this and get him in the photo as well. Check out and "Like" them on Facebook for up-to-date info and specials.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Alisa Schoultz

Alisa Schoultz is the smiling person that greets you (most of the time) when you pop into the marine store at Jensen Shipyard, or call on the phone. She is the daughter of owners Mike and Jeri Ahrenius and graduated from Friday Harbor High School. After college at the University of Washington where she majored in Business Administration, she began a career in Corporate Event Planning which took her to Denver Colorado.  There she met her husband Scott; they returned to the island in 2006 and she began working at the shipyard. Alisa has now become the Vice President working closely with her folks, her brother David and also Duane Davis, Nate Hertel, and David Capron-Johnston. Jensen Shipyard was originally established in 1910 by Alisa's Great Grandfather, Albert Jensen. They are the only full service marine maintenance operation on the island, complete with haul out, bottom painting, moorage, storage and marine engine repair services. You can learn more about them at their website, or just give Alisa a call at 378-4343.