As part of a small newsroom staff, Olympic Peninsula native Alana Linderoth wrote for the Sequim Gazette for a little more than two years (April 2014-June 2016).
Born in Port Townsend, Linderoth grew up on the Olympic Peninsula. Her family moved to Sequim in 1997. She became involved with soccer, local horseback riding clubs and attended Olympic Peninsula Academy until high school, then transferred to Sequim High School, graduating in 2008. Having attended Peninsula Community College with the Running Start program, she also earned her associate degree in 2008 as well. In 2011, Linderoth graduated from Western Washington University with her degree in environmental journalism.
Recently, Linderoth took a position with the North Olympic Land Trust (see northolympiclandtrust.org.)
“It is hard to think my time reporting on behalf of the Sequim Gazette has ended. Writing for my community newspaper was a true honor and brought me closer to many of the people at the heart of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley,” Linderoth said.
“Although this opportunity is both exciting professionally and personally, it was difficult to leave my team at the Gazette. My colleagues and editor enriched my life in more ways than I’ll ever know and I can only hope I left them with something, too.
“Journalism is my passion — it will remain at the core of my career moving forward and through it I’ll always aspire to contribute to the place in that I live and love.”
Question 8: What is your favorite food?
Linderoth: Asian (generally). Fresh spring rolls (specifically).
Bonus Question 1: What is your favorite place to eat in town?
Linderoth: Alder Wood Bistro.
Question 18: What is the first song that comes to mind when I finish this sentence?
Linderoth: “Waterfalls” by TLC. I don’t know why. I’m not really a fan.
Question 20: What is your dream job?
Linderoth: Training horses.
Question 26: Have you ever broken a bone?
Question 28: If you were a professional, what would it be in?
Linderoth: I’d study animal behavior.
Question 44: Would you rather live to 100 or go out in a blaze of glory?
Linderoth: Blaze of glory climbing a mountain and be hit by lightning.
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