Melissa Turkington, 2008
Plume. A Bakery
Type of Business
Hospitality (lodging food and beverage)
Date of Operation
Description of Business or Organization
Start-up online bakery, expanding to a permanent location in Olympia soon! We work with local non-profits such as: Stonewall Youth, Gateways for Incarcerated Youth, GRuB, and Community Youth Services by creating scholarship funds, fundraising days, apprenticeships, and secret cafe's.
How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?
Evergreen prepared me to think independently and to go after what I want. It taught me to value community and collaboration, which I have incorporated into my business model. Above all, Evergreen redefined the learning environment, which inspired me to become an educator no matter where I work. I worked in student affairs at Evergreen for three years before earning my Master's Degree in Education and starting my own business.