About Us: The vision, mission, and core values of the Beautiful Pacific Northwest website, plus the Team that brings it to you.
The Pacific Northwest region of the United States is located in the extreme northwest of the continental United States.
I know I'm not the only one who thinks the Pacific Northwest is exceptionally beautiful, and well worth taking the time for a generous vacation to this area.
I live here and spend many days every year traveling and photographing the area. The proximity of so much diverse beauty in a single geographic area is captivating.
This is why I decided to create this website - so you too can get a photographic glimpse into the reaches of the Pacific Northwest, and then thoroughly enjoy a visit to this beautiful, mostly pristine area.
I began building the website in July, 2012, but could not dedicate time to the website until mid-2014. I did all the work myself for several years, traveling around the Olympic Peninsula, capturing the photos, researching and then writing each page.
A lot of this still ends up on my plate today, but now I have a bit of help. See our Team, below.
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To bring tourists to the beautiful Pacific Northwest by bringing the region to them in pictures.
First, to encourage people to come see the beauty of the Pacific Northwest
Second, to make the trip to, and through, the region as easy as possible.
Our core values are driven by the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matt. 7:12):
Karen manages the website. She did all the research, writing, and maintenance for the first three years in the life of the website. She took many of the photos on most of the web pages.
Karen lives in Port Angeles, Washington, with her husband, Francois Patry. They have 4 grown children.
Mr. Patry has collaborated on the vision and direction of this website.
He is also the marketing liaison with the community and Tourism Info Centers of the Pacific Northwest, publicizing the website, services, and offerings to both businesses and the general public.
Tim is Karen and Francois's son. He lives in Port Angeles, WA, with his wife and 4 children.
Ms. Miller brings excellent language skills as she learns the writing and researching ropes commencing Fall, 2017. She is married with two gifted daughters.
Francois, Karen's husband, drives for a living, and also does the driving as we explore the reaches of the Pacific Northwest.
A Swiss national and naturalized Canadian, he is fluent in English, German, Swiss German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Sometimes timing is everything, especially when it comes to capturing the essence of a landscape or wildlife. And perhaps it all came together for you.
If you have caught a remarkable event, location, landscape, or flora or fauna that you realize will well-represent the beauty or character of the Pacific Northwest, then please do share!
You'll find many invitations at the bottom of our various photo gallery pages. We and the visitors to this website will thank you!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you!