NAME: Melanie Burgess
OCCUPATION: Costume designer
ON CAREER PATHS: “Sometimes I think I was trying to find acting and costume design found me.”
FAVORITE GIG SO FAR: Jesus Christ Superstar at the Village Theatre

NAME: Kim Beckett
OCCUPATION: Seattle Gaels camogie team manager
DAY JOBS: Works with retirees, both human and greyhound

NAME: Becky Selengut

OCCUPATION: Private chef, cooking teacher, author

ON BEING ALLERGIC TO GARLIC: “I love garlic…it just hates me!”

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NAME: Pete Smith

OCCUPATION: Footwear sales specialist at REI

Occupation: Children’s lit specialist and Newbery Medal committee member

Book reviewing process:
“It’s a physical system; I make piles.”

NAME: Nancy Pearl
OCCUPATION: Author; National Public Radio commentator
TV PRESENCE: Book Lust with Nancy Pearl, a monthly show on the Seattle Channel