Saturday, February 23, 2019

About Us


Launched in January 2011, Seattleite is the lifestyle news site for Seattle’s young professionals who are in-the-know and on-the-go. With a pulse on the latest in dining, travel, fashion, entertainment, events and more, Seattleite is the premiere lifestyle resource to deliver the latest news and happenings around the city, showcasing the best that the Puget Sound region and the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Seattleite helps savvy Seattleites get the most from where they live.

Meet the Seattleite Team!

Catherine Giudici, Vegan Eater | Meatless Mondays | A proud Coug, she graduated from WSU with a B.A. in Advertising going on to the likes of Wexley School for Girls, Seattle Weekly and Taco Del Mar “Corporate”. After eating copious amounts of exotic—and not so exotic—meat on a trip to Kenya, Catherine returned to the States craving anything and everything without a face. The vegan affair began and after four years, she’s a self-proclaimed “opportunistic vegan”, cheating on her lover for very special occasions. Catherine reps 206 on the daily and has been for 20 years. Like a true Seattleite, she owns Birkenstocks, rides the Metro and loves the smell of rain.

Jennifer Liu, Travel + Wellness |  Food Porn  | Weekend Wanderings  | Despite the rain, Jennifer loves Seattle and is a rare native. From the gorgeous summer weather to the grey and drizzle the other nine months, this may be her forever home. She graduated from the University of Washington and has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She loves to travel, especially weekend trips and visiting national parks. You can find her eating, planning her next dinner party, hiking, listening to podcasts, or hanging out with her pup. Ice cream, burgers, and sushi are some of her favorite things. She recently discovered Spotify, so she’s been listening to a ton of music lately. 

Nicole Logan, Events+Buzz Master | Nicole graduated from WSU and pursued a career in events and media where she traveled all around the U.S. and Canada.  When she landed back home, Nicole continued her drive in events and creating social media buzz and founded her own marketing consulting company and built a social media powerhouse, guiding people on the hottest events, trendiest restaurants, hotels and lounges. With Nicole’s influential social media voice and creative writing talent, she has contributed to Citysearch, The Puget Hound and  Her love for lifestyle, social culture, and the NW has led her to join the innovative and like-minded team at Seattleite.

Joseph Manuel, Sports Scribe | Joseph bounced around before settling in the Pacific Northwest, where he attended the University of Oregon and graduated with a BA in English. He has worked as a writer and editor for magazines, blogs, and greedy corporations, and currently works for an ad agency as a copy editor. Joseph basically owes his entire career to a football story he wrote once while waiting to digitally buy tickets to a game and which got featured by a large newspaper. He is a former sneaker enthusiast, a connoisseur of fruit gummy candy, and will watch any film from the 1970s, so please recommend some. Find him on Twitter @manjoseph, where he has absolutely no filter.

Angela McWethy, Dog Enthusiast |  Dog Days  | Angela was born and raised south of Seattle in the city of Des Moines (Washington, not Iowa). She graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Social Work. She currently works as a mental health practitioner in the medical field. When she’s not working with patients, you can find her attending a hot yoga class, walking Greenlake with her mini-dachshund and husband, going to live shows and concerts or traveling the world. If she could, she would take her dog everywhere with her! Find Angela on Twitter at @AngelaGarza21

Linda Miller Nicholson, Foodie Fashionista | Sexy Food | Linda is a Stiletto Ninja and Foodie Fashionista. She’s the kitschy madwoman behind popular food blog, Salty Seattle ( Her interests include cooking in Louboutins and wearing dresses made of sashimi. She digs sustainability, making pasta from scratch, and cooking sous vide. She’s been called everything from the Timothy Leary to the Lady Gaga of food on national television, but at the end of the day, she’s just a pen-wielding girl wearing heels in the kitchen. Find Linda on Twitter @SaltySeattle.

profile pic (1)Jered Perez, Potent Potables Persuant |  Brew Barons  | With limited sobriety and liver function to budget, Jered searches for the most rapturous experiences per ABV. Preferences for spirits lean towards bold flavors of aged rums, mescals, gins, and whiskeys from the world over! When it comes to the legacy of the Sumarians, his pallet favors the richer flavors of stouts, porters, dark ales, and ciders. Sometimes the bright saisons, sours, pilsners, lagers, wit, and berliner weisse will suit better. When pressed for a simple answer, he echoes a quote from the Captain Hammer groupies… “I do the weird stuff!” Find him on Twitter @SeattleiteBrewBarons 

Andrea Pesola | Always one to have her hand in a bit of everything, Andrea graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Individualized Studies in Social Justice, Global Studies and Communication Studies. Having lived in the great state of Minnesota her whole life, she made the jump to Seattle in 2016 and quickly settled into the rain-soaked forests. When she’s not at the University of Washington running events for the Foster School of Business, you can most likely find her with a beer in her hand enjoying local PNW fare at one of the many top-notch restaurants in the area.


Michelle StrubMichelle Strub, Cool Curator | The Radar | As a Seattleite since one month after birth Michelle is, naturally, a graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in Communications. She also has her M.B.A. from somewhere that doesn’t matter since it’s not in Seattle. If inquiring minds really want to know, Texas A&M. Michelle previously worked in the fashion industry but now finds her day job is getting paid to watch TV. When she’s not otherwise out for a run she’s exploring the city and all its rain-drenched nooks and crannies while wearing her North Face fleece. Just joking about that last part. Michelle doesn’t own any fleece. Strike up a conversation with her on Twitter @michellestrub.

Erin Thomas, Wine Aficionado | Corks+Forks | Exported from the once rural areas north of the  city, Erin has always been a Seattleite at heart. Since receiving her degree in Journalism  from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at WSU, she has been  moonlighting as a freelance writer. Familiar stints include CitySearch Seattle,  Washington State Magazine, Seattle Woman Magazine and her long-time contributing  to WINO Magazine, as well as copy-writing and on-air contributions to local radio. When Erin’s not consuming large amounts of wine or writing in her blog,abottle/aweek, she can be found eating most food put in front of her face, screaming for the Cougs or drooling over the brothers on Vampire Diaries. For more of Erin’s daily, irrelevant ramblings, find her on Twitter.

Kara Tiernan, Music Maven | Music Madness | Kara was born and raised in West Seattle, is a diehard Washington State Alum and proud lefty. Kara has lived in Florence, Philadelphia and Portland but was magnetized back to home plate. Kara loves the outdoors, has participated in two Seattle Rock and Roll half marathon and is THRILLED spandex made a comeback. She is a passionate reader and blogger,our Music Madness guru, and writes the scoop on Seattle Real Estate for But mainly, she believes there is nothing better than a bottle of house red, acoustic music and loud laughter shared between friends and neighbors.

kelseyKelsey Uy,
 Libation Enthusiast | Brew Barons | Kelsey graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Comparative History of Ideas. She grew up in the Seattle area and embraces the quirkiness of the city and reflects it in herself. She dislikes running, but is a hot yoga and circus arts devotee. Despite terrible allergies, Kelsey can be found fawning over cute animals because they’re worth it. She wishes there were more episodes of Doctor Who and is waiting for the TARDIS to appear. Kelsey is a nostalgic and still reads the paper every day. She believes fall doesn’t start with the appearance of the pumpkin spice lattés, but rather the onslaught of craft pumpkin beers. Find her on Twitter @SeattleiteBrewBarons

Corinne Whiting, Experience Seeker | Culture Dose | A Seattle transplant from the other Washington, Corinne was bit by the travel bug early on. From Strasbourg, France (during her junior year at Georgetown University), Edinburgh, Scotland, where she got a masters degree in Cultural Studies—she feels grateful to have explored the globe ranging from Bolivia and Egypt to Turkey and China. After serving as associate editor at Where magazine in D.C., Corinne now embarks on a new adventure as a freelance writer and photographer, contributing to publications like National Geographic Traveler, Alaska Airlines magazine and Amtrak’s Arrive, and looks forward to exploring Seattle and debunking the rain myths, upping her coffee quotient, hearing heaps of live music and finding her Zen near the water as often as possible.


Annie Brady, Style Maven | Growing up in neighborhoods like Belltown and Magnolia, going to high school on Capitol Hill and getting her very first job as a concierge at the Downtown Sheraton, Annie is a Seattle girl through and through. When she’s not out shooting photos for Seattleite or for her photography business annie b./stills, she’s cheering on her Washington State Cougs, searching out new restaurants, tasting Washington wines, shopping neighborhood boutiques or lounging around her Fremont home with her bulldog Moose. You can see more of her work online or follow her blog.

Ashley Genevieve, Photo Ace | Hawaiian raised, Brooks graduate, world wide experienced photographer, now taking a bite out of Seattle’s creative scene. Her commercial advertising and fashion photography background molded from Brooks Institute of Photography has encouraged Ashley to explore the world as a shooter, art director, producer and networking extraordinaire. Explore her skillz.


Michael Lee, Food Photo Extraordinaire | Michael learned how to develop film in a dark room before getting into digital photography in 2009. He loves the whimsical idea of taking pictures as freezing moments in time. He currently works at an aviation consulting firm and is going to school for physical therapy. He loves to travel and enjoys shooting food so he can document what he’s eaten. Michael is currently Seattleite’s head food photographer. 

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