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2023 Hackfest

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Thank you everyone who came out for Sierra's 2023 Hackfest!

In contrast to the mist and rain of last years event, many left Saturday evening with rosy cheeks, sun-fried noggins and a fair share of mosquito bites - but it was a great day in the sunshine and good company!

We kicked the day off with a Putter Shootout, where everyone lined up around the putting green and took a shot for the selected hole. While no one sunk it, Mitch Kranson's ball #17 was the closest and won the Taylormade Putter! 

Thank you Lisa Diebler and Jessica Dowrey for keeping folks entertained with a mini game at hole 13, and Carrie Bodnar for running around the course all afternoon with me ensuring everyone stayed hydrated, sunscreened, bug-sprayed, and well stocked on balls and Ts.

Earning bragging rights in regards to golf play, the Top Three teams below:

  1. Scoring 58, Evan Heeringa, John Dahlman, Jon Sharpe & Josh Boettner
  2. Scoring 61, Rob Overton, Jennie Overton, John Barnes & Kelly Barnes
  3. Scoring 64, Billy Hohenstein, Brandon Henderson, Jeremiah Walker & Josh Walker
Josh Boettner, Evan Heeringa, John Dahlman & Jon Sharpe


In light of the fact we are all in this just for fun - I also added a 'Best of the Worst' title complete with their own medals, which were proudly donned this year by Jacob Bodnar, Ryan Hogan, Alex Stephens & Ed Equihua (though I will note, 5 teams didn't supply their scores...).

Alex Stephens, Jacob Bodnar, Ryan Hogan & Ed Equihua


After dinner and golf awards, we wrapped up the evening with some raffle prizes that were generously donated by our subcontractors. Please also be sure to thank the below when you see them next!

  • HOS Brothers: 2x Guided Fishing Trips with Tall Tails
  • Evergreen Concrete: 2x Mariners Game-Day Baskets
  • McKee Enterprises: Scotty Cameron Select Putter
  • Evergreen HVAC: Taylormade Spider Putter
  • Weatherguard: BREEO 24" Firepit Set
  • Geopiers NW: 2x Woodinville Whiskey Gift Sets & RTIC Cooler
  • CanAm Coatings: Makers Mark Whiskey
  • Boone Electric: Sonos Move Speaker
  • Brundage Bone: 50" TV
  • Maxim Crane: Taylormade Spider Putter
  • Skytech Aerial Photo: $200 El Goucho Gift Card
  • Kirby Electric: Camp Backpack Set & Loaded Duffle Bag
  • Miles: Rainiers Baseball Club Seats
  • Unknown: Another BREEO Firepit - anyone know who donated it?!


Thank you again for everyone who came out and joined the party! If you would like any of the below photos in digital copy, feel free to email me at danyellek@sierraind.com

Junior donned his $2 garage sale putter from the 1800s

The Supply Wagon

Josh Boettner, Evan Heeringa, Jon Sharpe & John Dahlman

Taylor Galbraith, Sam McVey, Junior Lowe & Jason Nix

Ryan Hogan, Jacob Bodnar, Ed Equihua & Alex Stephens

Jordan Carey, Taylor Carey, Sean Fowler & Adam Hinthorn

Sabrina & Ricardo Gutierrez

Justin Fay-French, Harrison Weise, Riley Fay-French & Kyle Draszt

Josh & Jeremiah Walker, Brandon Henderson & Billy Hohenstein

Denby Prokosh, Casey Krebs, Ciana Gitre & Dylan Logan

Matt & Melissa Frause with May & David Jensen

Stephen Carey, Ryan Brown, Levi Noel & Brett Frye

Baldemar Calderon Pardo, Alex Higdon, Josh Goodrich & Kenn Green

Rob & Jennie Overton, Kelly & John Barnes

Chris Kevil, Meghan & Andrew McIntyre, Sara & Corey Etheredge

Damian Alsman, Mary Stringham, Gail & Bob Carrasco

Lisa Diebler & Jessica Dowrey

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Employee Spotlight: Philip LaRouche
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Employee Spotlight: Philip LaRouche

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