Alumni Entrepreneurs

Melissa Turkington, 2008


Plume Bake Shop

Type of Business

Hospitality (lodging food and beverage)

Description of Business or Organization

Plume Bake Shop is a production bakery specializing in hyper-local, seasonal, and organic goods. We are also starting a community kitchen project, wherein we help to incubate start-up food businesses if they agree to: a) hire locally, b) source at least 50% locally, and c) volunteer staff hours at local non-profits. In addition, we focus on hiring veterans, and plan to start a VSAT program in the next three years.

Contact Information

Camano Island, WA

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?

Evergreen taught me to think creatively and collaboratively, and that community stewardship is the backbone of a successful business.