Archives: People

  • 3-Minute Interview: AFI Docs Festival Director Sky Sitney

    Brian Hughes

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Sitney is festival director of AFI Docs, the Washington-area documentary film festival running Wednesday through June 23. Can you tell us about the festival? The festival has been around for 11 years; it's a film festival dedicated exclusively to documentary films. We show a wonderful range...

  • THE 3-MINUTE INTERVIEW: Marjorie Meek-Bradley, executive chef of Ripple

    Naomi Jagoda

    Published: Wed, Jun 12, 2013

    Meek-Bradley is the executive chef of Ripple, located in Cleveland Park. She recently won Best in Show and Best Shank Dish at the 2013 DC Lamb Jam and will go on to compete in the Lamb Jam Finale in New York this fall. What kind of food do you cook at Ripple? It's very local and seasonal, so...

  • 3-Minute Interview: Felicia Reed, founder of Put It In Perspective

    Kate Jacobson

    Published: Tue, Jun 11, 2013

    Reed is a life coach and the founder of Put It In Perspective, an organization dedicated to helping high schoolers and young adults in the Washington area use better decision-making and achieve their goals. Put It In Perspective was created in late 2012, and Reed said she plans to host seminars...

  • THE 3-MINUTE INTERVIEW: Quency Valencia

    Eric P. Newcomer

    Published: Sun, Jun 9, 2013

    Valencia guides beauty queens through pageants and works as hair stylist and beautician at Bang Salon on U Street. He has provided styling advice to the current Miss D.C., Allyn Rose. How did you get into the pageant business? I'm from South America, in Venezuela. Everything is about...

  • 3-Minute Interview: Max Lipnick, planner for Israel@65

    Liz Essley

    Published: Thu, Jun 6, 2013

    Last year, the 26-year-old Lipnick went on a "birthright" trip -- a journey to Israel meant to get young Jews in touch with their heritage -- and rediscovered his roots. He's now heavily involved with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and is helping plan Israel@65, a street festival at...

  • The 3-Minute Interview: Lee Hirsch, anti-bullying activist

    Susan Ferrechio

    Updated: Tue, Jun 4, 2013

    Hirsch created of the film "Bully" and The Bully Project, a social action campaign aimed at ending bullying in schools across America. He will speak Wednesday at the National Press Club in downtown D.C. Why did you create this project? I was bullied as a kid. And I became a filmmaker. Making...

  • 3-Minute Interview: Steve Young of the Remove Invasive Plants program

    Scott McCabe

    Published: Mon, Jun 3, 2013

    Young is a site leader for the Remove Invasive Plants program at Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington. He has been managing invasives there for more than 20 years. How did you become a volunteer at Long Branch? I live very close to Long Branch Nature Center, and it is kind of my larger...

  • The 3-Minute Interview: Brewing bigwig Dave Coleman

    Andy Brownfield

    Published: Thu, May 30, 2013

    Coleman is president and co-founder of 3 Stars Brewing Company in the District. How did you get started? I was running the Big Hunt in Dupont Circle. I was general manager and beer director there for a little over a decade, but about five years ago my business partner Mike bought a home...

  • The 3-Minute Interview: Will Doscher caters to D.C.'s homeless, jobless

    Alan Blinder

    Published: Wed, May 29, 2013

    Doscher is catering director of New Course Restaurant and Catering, which hires the homeless and unemployed and trains them for food services jobs. Its restaurant is located at 500 Third St. NW, near Judiciary Square. What kind of success has the program had since it started in 1991? Our...

  • 3-Minute Interview: Foster parent Amy Zydel

    Rachel Baye

    Published: Tue, May 28, 2013

    The 42-year-old Fairfax resident was recently named the Fairfax County Foster Parent of the Year by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Tell me about your foster children. I have a little girl [Jailene]. She came to me brand-new out of the [neonatal intensive care unit]. She...