The staff from Trayvax came out to sponsor a work party for our Stewardship of Fairhaven Park project. Our thanks to Susan Marshall and Miranda Ball (far left) at Trayvax for putting this all together to support our project. Some of our regular volunteers joined us as well for a fun day of work in the woods.
Trayvax was founded by Mark King (pictured in red jacket above). He is an inventor and innovator. Here’s how he approached mulch delivery in his own version of a bucket brigade:
Our friend Gerald Craft is now Trayvax’s Marketing Manager. He and his wife, Kristle, brought the whole family out to get some work done on our community stewardship project!
The boys, Kyren and Jayden, came dressed to kill. With Ninja warrior attitudes, they tackled the blackberries (and each other).
Gerald is not just a pretty face, he actually does some work! Thanks bud for your sweat equity and bringing the family out for your company work party.
Mark’s girlfriend, Melissa Doosing, joined us with our bucket brigade. We were delivering mulch up to one of our planting sites to keep the competition down for our native plants.
It wasn’t all just Trayvax employees. Our regulars, Dale and Sharon Evans, joined us once again! Sharon tackles the blackberries with a smile on her face.
With clippers and shovel in hand, Dale is all smiles, knowing that he is doing his part to eradicate these invasives from our special place. This couple is consistent in coming out and helping with this project. It’s great to have such involved neighbors.
A newcomer to town and another return volunteer, Bill Converse, joins us with his enthusiasm and kind words. Welcome to the regular crew!
Back to business. Raymond Wilbur is on the production line at Trayvax. He helps build their unique wallets that their brand is being built on by founder Mark King.
All smiles and ready to talk bikes, Kevin Kohn, was eager to get in and get rid of the blackberries too. His enthusiasm is contagious and his smile genuine. You can see this throughout the company!
Yes, it even seems that they brought their mascot, Zedd.
We thank Trayvax, their staff, and our community volunteers for coming out and helping with our stewardship of Fairhaven Park and our trail/wetland boardwalk project. We also appreciate their mission: To design for longevity, inspire to action, and give from passion; to drive a greater love of the outdoors to humankind. Read more about their roots: Learn More About Trayvax.
Bonus: Get some insight from Mark from his 2013 TedxBellingham Talk- Three reasons to take on a big project.
As Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, Todd Elsworth promotes outdoor recreation and brings community together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. His decades of extensive event production, marketing and writing experience propel this passion. You might bump into him and his daughter Violet while they’re biking, hiking, paddling or skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.