Out of Office: A Roundup of Employee Adventures

Our staff bring so many unique talents and interests to the table, and we sincerely believe that it’s this diversity that makes us great! How we spend our time outside of the office affects the work we do inside. Our activities outside the office keep up inspired, make us better teammates, encourage us to keep learning, challenge us to think differently, and afford us new perspectives. The Out of Office series showcases our team members’ adventures and pursuits, both big and small.

This latest round covers everything from our favorite local hangout to the peaks of Chile, take a look!

Yuting Ci takes adventures to new heights (literally). Here she is scaling Laguna del Maule in the Andes mountain range of Chile. This epic shot was from the 7th consecutive day she spent backcountry skiing! She and her group ice picked their way up a new slope each day beginning their daily climb by 3 a.m. most mornings.

Dogtoberfest, the last day of Fremont Oktoberfest, brings together two of Seattleites’ favorite things: craft beer and dogs. Bailey Cook attended the festivities with Benson, her Insta-famous old english sheep dog (@benson_the_oes). The event is fun for both dogs and their owners with over 40 breweries to try, many dog treats to be eaten, and lots of pups to meet.

Camie Mamer just returned from an epic European road trip. She hit the pavement in Budapest, Hungary, headed to Slovenia and eventually landed in Croatia. A trip standout was Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Known for its turquoise blue waters, cascading waterfalls and boardwalk trails – she recommends arriving early to beat the crowds so you can have the whole place to yourself!

Albert Alix is a man of a million hidden talents who seems to pick up a new hobby each week! His motto is “never stop learning” and whether it be sketching, building a long board from scratch or whipping up a batch of home-made gelato. Here he is with local urban sketch artist and Ankrom Moisan architect, Andika Murandi, enjoying an early Friday morning sketch ‘n chill session at Cherry Street Coffee.