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Joel Carsley

Posted August 25, 2017

There is an inexplicable feeling I get when I think about Pike Place Market.  It makes me think about summer vacation with my parents, falling in love with my wife, buying my first comic book, my 13th birthday party . . . and none of these things have anything to do with the Market.  I was born and raised in Vermont and met and married Nikki in Colorado.  It’s just that indescribable feeling you get when something so important and magnificent blesses your life.  Add to this mystery sensation the fact that growing up in a town of 3,000 people, I like to think local, and the fact that the Market is my neighborhood, it seems the Foundation and I are serendipitously meant to be together.  The Foundation’s support of local artisans, farmers, seniors, children, and neighbors in need is just the right combination of awesome that I’m super excited to get behind.

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