PCC Profile: West Seattle PCC employee and author Val Mallinson
Most of us lead double, even triple lives. Lawyer/Mom/PTA president. Brother/weekend fisherman/Boeing engineer. PCC employee/dog owner/published author.
You may recognize Val Mallinson from her bubbly personality behind the registers at West Seattle PCC. If you're a local dog lover, you may recognize her byline from pieces she's written for Seattle Metropolitan magazine, BARk magazine and the two latest editions of her guidebooks for traveling with (wo)man's best friend (for Val, it's her team of daucshunds, Cooper and Isis). Here she is with her latest tomes, "The Dog Lover's Companion to the Pacific Northwest" and "The Dog Lover's Companion to Seattle."
I bought my Mom (and Sony, her yellow lab) "The Dog Lover's Companion to the Pacific Northwest" for Mother's Day. She's already excited to get in the car and try out dog parks with high "paw" rankings.
I admire people like Val for finding ways to carve out time in their busy days to create, whether its art, music, gardening, design, cooking, writing, you name it.
Stay tuned for profiles of PCC employee/band leader, PCC employee/father/chicken owner and PCC employee/capoeira maestro.