Channing Jade Channing Jade Waage Musician Artist Photographer Skagit Art Music The SAM ProjectWaage

Photographer + Musician + Artist + Teacher

Channing is native to the Skagit Valley and grew up within the art and music scene. She sings and plays different instruments in local bands, is a realist artist, and teaches children music. Nature, story telling and freedom inspire her art.


Joel Askey Photographer Contributing Writer Skagit Art Music The SAM ProjectJoel Askey

Photographer + Artist + Entertainment Writer

Techy guy by day, photographer, feature writer, and arts enthusiast by night, Joel is a well regarded as a contributor to the regional arts and music community. In addition to writing for The SAM Project, Joel can be found aiming a lens at unsuspecting birds and musicians on any given weekend.

Skagit Art Music Contributing Writer Jade Carter

Jade Carter

Youth Arts Correspondent + Actor + Artist + Student

A Junior at Anacortes High, Jade possess an innate affinity for the arts. With a background in poetry and prose, Jade is just now beginning her journey into the world of journalism. Interested in the connection between social justice and the arts, Jade will be covering the younger side of the arts community, music, and spoken word.


Skagit Art Music Mark Perschbacher

 Mark Perschbacher

Editorial Lead + Entertainment Writer + Artist + Musician

Mark is a man who will cross great barriers to find exceptional music, art, food, and beer.  During the warmer Summer months you will find Mark deep in translation through his keyboarding and drumming as a frequent drop-in with Moonraw in Anacortes. Mark is a long time Skagit County resident, contributor to, and supporter of local arts.



Sandra Benton Skagit Art Music Anacortes WA

Sandra Benton

Founder + Publisher + Artist + Woman With A Dream

As an inspired artist, writer, and fledgling ukulele player, Sandra combines her background in business development and marketing with her life-long appreciation for the arts to shine a light on the amazing portal of creativity flowing throughout the Skagit region.

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