May 2019 Member Spotlights
May 2019 Member Spotlights
April 26, 2019BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ADRIAN SANTANGELO OF INTERPRETING TECHNOLOGY
Adrian Santangelo, owner of Interpreting Technology, has over two decades of computer forensic and IT experience. His career began with deep roots in information and network security. He has been a self-employed IT professional all his adult life, ranging from security and forensics to networking and repair. Adrian, and his fellow team of experts at Interpreting Technology, work with a wide variety of clients ranging from public to private sector, including small family operations to municipalities, financial institutions, manufacturing facilities, and international corporations.
Adrian serves on the board of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, City of Burlington Parks & Recreation Department, and the Friendship House. Additionally, he is a member of the Sedro-Woolley Rotary, Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce, Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, SICBA, Economic Alliance of Skagit County, and is a strong supporter of Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services as well as several other local non-profits. Adrian is a co-organizer of Skagit’s NextTech meetup, an extension of the Technology Alliance Group (TAG) NW.
Both Adrian and the team at Interpreting Technology are equally invested in the well-being of the community that their families call home. For Adrian, being in business means more than profit and loss statements. It’s about being engaged in the local community for the greater good of friends, neighbors, and family. As a team, they firmly believe in using their talents and sharing the very best they have to offer to improve the lives of others while being “your geeks of choice.”
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MARJORIE PLEWINSKI OF COPIA ...ON THE BOULEVARD
COPIA…on the Boulevard is a Private Venue in the heart of Burlington. COPIA is an excellent venue for intimate events of 50 or less guests. Enjoy the ambiance that this unique private setting provides. Relax by the fireplace or enjoy the outside patio. We offer lunch packages for group events such as monthly Service Club meetings, Association meetings, Team Building. Our Half day and Whole day Retreats are designed for Leadership retreats, Board meetings, Trainings, Product Launches. Retreats include room rental, catering, WI FI , 50-inch monitor and handicap access. COPIA is also available for rental by the hour with catering and Espresso service optional for those off-site staff meetings. You can choose from our published menu or consult with us and we will create a menu based on your flavor preferences and budget. Looking for a place to host a Private dinner, Holiday or Christmas party for your staff, Rehearsal dinners, COPIA can offer a selection of savory options and delicious desserts. For those wanting to enjoy the flavors of COPIA at an off-site event, we create platters, boxed lunches. All our soups and dressings are Just Made in house and can be ordered for pick up with 48 hours’ notice. V.I.P. Espresso Catering is our upscale Espresso Bar service created for our clients at their location. This quintessential Pacific North West experience delights guests and clients alike with personal service. Perfect for Employee rewards, Open Houses, Client Appreciation gift, Weddings and private social events.
COPIA is the Goddess of Plenty in Ancient Greek mythology. With abundance and joy we offer hospitality in an inviting setting. Our goal is to provide delicious food and to enhance your Very Important Party! Make an appointment to visit COPIA and discuss your next event. The Best is Yet to Come!
AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: AMBER SORIA OF SORIA REAL ESTATE
Amber Soria is a positive, high energy, results driven professional. Her work ethics, integrity, thoroughness and total commitment to the Real Estate Industry ensure her Clients achieve their Ultimate Real Estate Goals. In 2017 Amber served as the President of the North Puget Sound Association of Realtors. This was also the year she won “Realtor of the Year”. Since 2016 Amber has co-chaired the Local RPAC Committee and serves as a Current and Past Director, Past Chair of Association Operations, Treasurer and a Chair Member of multiple committees at the Local Realtor Board. She has won the Realtor Gold Award of Excellence every year since her Real Estate Firm opened in 2012.
On a State level, Amber had the honor of being selected to participate in the 2017 Washington Realtors Leadership Academy. She is also a current RPAC Trustee for WA Realtors. In 2018, Amber was named “Rock Star Agent” on a Success Panel by The Lones Group, a leading Real Estate Marketing & Consulting Company. She continues to coach with this incredible company along with other dedicated and successful Real Estate Brokers from all over Washington State.
Amber holds many professional designations: Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR);
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) and; Resort & Second Home Specialist (RSPS). Her strong negotiation skills, ability to communicate effectively, extensive Real Estate Market knowledge and enthusiasm provide her the ability to overcome obstacles. Her record of excellence is based on meticulous detail, follow-through and a creative approach to problem solving. In addition to her professional accomplishments, it is a priority for Amber to give back to the community. She is an Ambassador for the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, President of Skagit Women’s Investment Group, and 2016-17 President of the Jean Thompson Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital. During that tenure, she assisted in breaking records by raising over $100K for uncompensated care at their Annual Auction.
In her time away from the office, Amber can be found traveling to exotic locales, walking her beloved chocolate lab Otis and going on adventures with her husband and business partner, Dan Soria.
Following her dreams, she owns and manages a culture-rich boutique Real Estate Firm that harbors success, support and superior customer service. Amber and ‘Crew’ at Soria Real Estate are
committed to being Your Anchor in the Community.