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About Us

Live in Everett is a different kind of media outlet.

In a day where “local” is everyone’s favorite buzzword, we’re truly embedded in and dedicated to our community. We live here. We’re invested in this city.

We believe that good things happen in Everett, Washington. Maybe you do, too.

Our positive content favors restaurants, culture, events, and opportunities for civic engagement. We share our favorite things with our audience via articles, video, podcasts, a newsletter, monthly awards, an events calendar, and more.

We have a point of view and treat our surroundings with curiosity and a salty sense of humor. We also value collaboration by accepting blog post submissions.

Join us as we proudly wave the Everett flag.



Live in Everett Team


Garret Hunt

Live in Everett Co-Founder + CEO

 Garret runs the day to day at LIEv. When he’s not filming himself eating lunch you can catch him skateboarding, drinking coffee and writing Dad jokes; all at the same time.

He lives near Downtown Everett in a historic craftsman with his family.


Tyler Chism

Live in Everett Co-Founder

Tyler is the co-founder of Live in Everett and sister company Milltown Creative Co. He moved to Everett 12 years ago as a pitstop on his way to move to Seattle but he fell in love with Everett’s charm and never left.

When he’s not at work, he’s playing guitar for the local band TELLERS or working on his 1950’s home near Everett Community College.


Richard Porter


Richard Porter is a writer for Live in Everett. He lives with his family in the northeast part of the city. When he’s not writing he’s biking, running, or growing vegetables.

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Design + Illustration

Doodler extraordinaire, Sierra Rozario does Live in Everett’s graphic design and illustration. An artist through and through, she also plays in local band Sleepover Club and illustrates loads of band posters.


Henry Yarsinske Jr.

Writer, Editor, Video and Podcast Guru

Henry Yarsinske Jr. is better known as Henry J. When Henry isn’t busy recording you can see him playing bass in both Oliver Elf Army and Bad Optics.

A Washington State University Everett graduate, Henry J. is committed to staying local and finding the best things to do in town.


Linda War Bonnet

Administrative Ninja + Community Advisor

Linda helps keep Live in Everett organized and running smooth. She’s vice chair of the Everett Parks Board, chair of the Holly/Westmont Neighborhood Association, on the Council of Neighborhoods, a Leadership Launch mentor and elementary school art docent.

As a long-time resident of SW Everett, Linda brings loads of valuable insight to the team.


Riley poor

Sales Representative

Riley is passionate about community development. He combines a history as business owner, sales representative, and media/marketing major to bring a customer-service experience that is intelligent and personal. 

Riley's favorite places to be are paddleboarding around Jetty Island, roaming the non-fiction section of the Everett Public Library, or eating cornbread at New Mexicans. 



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Elizabeth is an Everett, Washington-based artist and graphic designer. Using pen and watercolor, she sketches from life and creates 'illustrative infographics,' often featuring Northwest themes. She has served as a Cultural Arts Commissioner for the City of Everett since 2011. Visit to view her work. She is committed to exploring Everett's 'sketchiness' from sunup to sundown. 

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Christopher Bragg works from home in Everett and loves walking, swimming, and cats. You can find him all over town, but only if you keep weird hours and avoid crowds like he does.

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Britney Barber | Pro Improv Comic


Britney Barber is a writer and professional improv comedian, who lives in downtown Everett with her wife and four dogs. She grew up in the Philadelphia area and has a degree in Mass Communication and Media Writing from La Salle University. She currently teaches and performs for Jet City Improv in Seattle, writes screenplays, and produces monthly improv comedy shows at Cafe Zippy and the Historic Everett Theatre.  

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Angie is a wanderer at heart who calls Everett home. She is a mom of five ever-growing adolescents who values family and friends above everything else. She prefers rain to sun cause everything looks better wet.

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You! | the Local Expert


Interested in contributing to the blog on Live in Everett? Check out our contributor guidelines below.


Contributor Guidelines


Want to submit a guest post for the blog? If it's related to the good things happening in Everett- send it over!* We're happy to cover a wide array of subjects. Here's just a few possible topics:

  • Everett history

  • Food and drink

  • Kids stuff

  • Non-profits. About, volunteer opportunities, updates, etc.

  • Artists

  • The Everett outdoors: hiking, biking, & parks

  • Small businesses. Who you are and the value you provide, just don't be too sales-y

  • Awesome people. Know someone in the community who is amazing? Lets celebrate them!

  • Love Everett? Share your some of your favorite things you love about our city.

  • Neighborhoods. Do you love your neighborhood? Share with us what you love about it.

  • Houses/rehabs. Have a beautiful home or doing a renovation? Share about it.

Desired Criteria:

  • 300 to 500 words. If your post needs to be longer, consider breaking it into parts.

  • Everett-centric – the focus of the blog is the good things happening in Everett.

  • Provide information that’s valuable & interesting to the people of Everett written from the perspective of a local (if you don’t live in the Everett area, you’re probably not a good fit).

  • At least 1 good, high-resolution photo is ideal. It should be landscape orientation for the header, but the more photos the better. Even a photo taken with a decent cell phone will work.

  • Written with a fun and authentic tone of voice. Experiential and inclusive. It's about creating delight and value for our readers. Not about you, sorry!

Submitting Your Guest Post:

  • If you want the post to be published a specific date, please submit it at least 2 weeks ahead of time.

  • When you submit the post, please include a brief bio (3 sentences or less).

  • Email us your article in a google doc (or just paste the text in the body of the email), attach any photos to that same email, and email it to:

That’s it! Have fun. Be authentic. Bring value to the people of Everett. Plug your own stuff if it’s relevant. We’ll proof it and edit as needed. 

Writing Tip - Consider making your post a listicle (Example)

Sometimes it can be helpful to have the post include a specific number of points (if it's relevant). Such as a "Top 5", or the "Best 3", or "7 Reasons To Go To Such and Such." This helps the reader know what to expect and makes it easier for them to scan. It can also sometimes help with the writing process.

Email us if you have questions. If your guest post rocks and we'd both like to collaborate more, we will be hiring more on-going contributors in the future. In the meantime, feel free to just send over that first guest post!


*Please note, any submitted information gives Live In Everett the right to publish, edit, market, re-publish, and use the content as they wish. It's up to the author to ensure facts and copyrights. Any posts that do not follow the desired criteria, that are too sales-y, boring, poorly written, or just don't seem interesting to our audience, may be rejected.