Southwest Washington Women in Business

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Melissa Olson: In Tune Nutrition

In the summer of 2022, I opened In Tune Nutrition with the goal of helping people recover their health using targeted nutrition. I am a nutritionist with advanced clinical training in Nutrition Response Testing, a non-invasive method of analyzing a person’s body to determine stressed areas, the cause of the stress and what can be done nutritionally to start feeling better. I successfully help people with digestive issues, food sensitivities, fatigue, brain fog, hormone imbalances, menopause, stress, anxiety, poor sleep, seasonal allergies, skin conditions, high blood pressure, arthritis, autoimmune conditions and much more. If you’re curious how Nutrition Response Testing could help you, I’d love to chat! Mention Community Advantage Magazine to receive 50% off your initial consultation and report of findings!
In Tune Nutrition 10000 N.E. Seventh Ave., Ste. 330F, Vancouver 360.836.0678

Laurie Hansen: Mortgage Express

With 30-plus years of experience as a loan officer, I specialize in various mortgage financing options, particularly reverse mortgages. Through community involvement, I provide financial guidance to seniors through events, such as the Senior Center Lunch & Learns, fundraisers for Alzheimer’s Research and the Senior Heroes Award ceremony. I also sponsor monthly dances at Vancouver-area senior centers. These activities have enriched my understanding of seniors’ financial needs, allowing me to better serve my clients and positively impact the community. I take pride in helping seniors find the right financing options for home buying or refinancing, often increasing their income from their home. My commitment extends to assisting all community members with their home-financing needs. Mortgage Express 203 S.E. Park Plaza Dr. #205, Vancouver 503.849.0403

Linda Reid: Heritage Bank

I have been in banking for more than 45 years, mostly specializing in nonprofit and small-business banking, I am responsible for sales, management and the retention of clients, and I am dedicated to creating new ways to enhance existing relationships. I am actively involved in my local community, serving as a board member for Vancouver’s Downtown Association, the Clark County Mural Society, Family Promise, Metropolitan Performing Arts and Washington State University Business MAP Growth Program. I also serve on the Culture, Arts and Heritage Commission for the City of Vancouver, and I am an active committee member for the Parks Foundation of Clark County, the Children’s Home Society, Fosterful, Pink Lemonade Project and Humanities Washington. Heritage Bank 700 Washington St., Suite 300, Vancouver 360.597.0517

Dr. Judy Fu: Daybreak Dental

My parents instilled in me to do the best in everything I pursue. This concept of idealism has been the backbone of my career. After practicing the first 10 years in various dental clinics, I purchased Daybreak Dental. This pivotal point in my career allowed me to fulfill my goal of helping people by focusing on what was truly important to me. With an emphasis on exceptional preventative care, we aim to keep our patients from having a dental emergency and living their lives with a worry-free smile. I’m dedicated to providing the best treatment recommendations based on my patient’s specific needs, even if it requires a service not offered at my clinic. We recently moved to our new location behind the People’s Credit Union in Battle Ground, and have grown to include three female dentists who share this same vision for patient care. Daybreak Dental 1908 N.W. First Way, Ste. 105, Battle Ground 360.666.8366

Susan Peake: Columbia Collectors, Inc.

I have been working at Columbia Collectors for 33 years, helping small businesses collect their challenging accounts receivables, so they can thrive sustainably. We aim to change the stigma of this industry, often depicted as mean-spirited, but not here. My longevity at the same company speaks volumes for our trustworthy approach. I am a loyal friend, wife, daughter and employee who loves to live life to the fullest and give back to the community. I was blessed to be able to travel the world because my dad was in the Navy for 30 years. I am a member of the Blue Crew, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce and Game Changers Networking — the mission of the latter is “to network to give and serve; the referrals are just a byproduct.” I am surrounded by an amazing community that thrives on connection, growing and giving back. Columbia Collectors, Inc. 1104 Main St., Suite 311, Vancouver 360.694.6568

Tamara Leibfarth: Simply Thyme Catering

I created Simply Thyme Catering in December of 2005. I am a proud award-winning executive chef. I began my four-decade experience within the hospitality industry with the premise of adding Northwest-inspired savory ingredients to any event with fresh, creative, innovative menu options. Starting with social and corporate catering, I soon added aviation catering, providing menus for private jets and charters for national sports teams flying from PDX and four other airports. Simply Thyme Catering is a growing company with clients from Vancouver, Portland and surrounding areas. We are recognized for our commitment to quality and service while giving back to the community. “Our food is the voice of our company!” Simply Thyme Catering 14020 N.E. 4th Plain Blvd., Ste. E., Vancouver 360.891.0584