About

The Tukwila Blog has been “100 years in the making,” and is your only regularly-updated online source for all things Tukwila-related, including:

  • News
  • Events
  • History
  • People
  • Mysteries
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Humor
  • and much more

It is a sister site to its westerly neighbor, The B-Town (Burien) Blog, and is part of a network of local blogs that cover the Southwest King County area, including:

The main Contributors to this website include:

  • Scott Schaefer, Founder/Publisher/Editor: With three National Emmy Awards for Writing on “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and over 21 years’ experience in TV/video, multimedia, marketing/advertising, technology and the internet, Scott started the B-Town Blog as a hobby and has since turned it into a full-time business. His other credits include as a Director on “Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t!” (Showtime), “The Arsenio Hall Show” (Paramount), “Sightings” (Paramount), “Totally Hidden Video” (Fox), “America’s Funniest People” (ABC), Fox On-Air Promotions and KING-TV’s “Almost Live!” where he got his start in 1985. Prior to a successful TV career, Scott was a Reporter/Photographer for a weekly local newspaper in West Seattle.
  • Janet Grella, Sales Director/Diva joined the LOL Dudez team last July. Seems like her retirement as Sales Manager from a local newspaper gave her too much time on her hands. So now she’s busy selling Ads and contributing stories, photos and video to our community blog sites. She came to us with not only 30+ years of advertising and marketing experience, but a keen understanding of the communities we serve – their people and businesses. With Janet on board, these local blogs have enjoyed incredible growth in both readers and advertisers. Janet knows the future of advertising is online, not in newspapers.
  • Mark Neuman, Writer/Marketing: former real-world Journalist, TV Host, Producer and Marketer, Mark is an old friend of Scott’s going back to when they worked on their high school newspaper together (West Seattle High’s “Chinook”). Mark has interviewed two US Presidents, cops, cooks and cartoonists, authors and artists, senators, singers, scholars and senior citizens, along with the first Mayor of Burien and a local man running for State Superior Court for sister site The B-Town Blog.
  • Josh Hart, Intern Extraordinaire: An area resident and student at Highline School District’s innovative Big Picture High School, 15-year old Josh provides our youth-oriented voice on everything from local sports to opinion pieces on politics and much more.
  • Gina Bourdage, Reporter/Directory Editor: graduate of Washington State University with a B.A. in Communications, Gina is a long-time area resident who is immersed in the community.

We are also actively looking for local residents to serve as:

  • Writers
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Contributors of story ideas

If you’d like to contribute, please don’t hesitate to send us an email – we’d love to get you involved!

Thanks!