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Member Spotlight: Josh Kilen

Josh Kilen owns two businesses: Cascade Digital Marketing and Cantonfield Publishing. While the interview focuses mostly on his marketing business, you can find his books scattered about SURGE. Check them out! What do you do and why do you do it? I run two businesses out of SURGE; Cascade Digital Marketing and Cantonfield Publishing. Cascade …

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Member Spotlight: Jenn Marie Writing & Marketing

Jennifer McKnight owns a marketing firm that empowers small businesses and independent professionals by providing copywriting and online marketing solutions. “I believe the Internet can be an equalizer for those underrepresented. That’s why my internet marketing company specializes in giving the everyday person a voice online.” Read on as Jenn tells us about her work. Tell …

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Member Spotlight: Josué Oliveras Pérez

“We believe small businesses can change the world. We also believe we can help small businesses grow and succeed. Therefore, we believe we can change the world.” Josué OIiveras Pérez, co-founder of Humble Fox Media digital marketing agency, tells us about his journey creating a company designed to help other local small businesses reach their …

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Member Spotlight: Stairway Investments LLC

Christopher Hammond and Sarah Henderson have many irons in the fire with their three up and coming businesses. From IT services to real estate investing to artisanal handmade goods, Christopher and Sarah want to build a strong family business that their son Abel can be a part of. “I started my own business and chose …

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Member Spotlight: Vibrant Healthcare Staffing & Homecare

Annet Asio-Pasquali and Terran Combs are serving their community by providing access to quality healthcare staffing and homecare to those who need it most. They are growing their business at Surge South, and we are so excited to support them on their journey. Tell us about your business! Who are your customers and how do …

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Member Spotlight: Cassie Fastabend

Cassie Fastabend does Employee Benefits as an independent consultant mainly for small businesses, and she’s passionate about connecting with employees and employers in a meaningful way to help them find their best benefits option and get some peace of mind. Read on to find out a little bit about her work and the challenges she …

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Member Spotlight: The Yes Works

The Yes Works founders Aaron Schmookler and Adam Utley offer “Adeptability training”, in which they coach and train teams to collaborate and communicate effectively. This goes far beyond your average team-building trust falls; it helps individuals learn about themselves, learn how to better work in a team, and how to create lasting changes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Aaron and Adam …

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Member Spotlight: Solid Chops Accounting

Brian Forsythe CPA has a small accounting firm with a focus on nonprofits. He’s been part of the Surge Coworking family for years, working his way up from a dedicated desk to a private office to an even bigger office, and it’s a pleasure to see his business grow. Read on to learn more about …

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Why I Love Coworking

Stasha Moreno,  Operations Manager SURGE Tacoma Since starting my job as the community manager of Surge Tacoma I have reveled in the many amazing colleagues I have met. Some people cowork to get out of their busy house– leaving kids and spouses at home, and needing a different space to work. The great thing about …

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Community Event’s

New Tech Tacoma February 8th New Tech Tacoma is where you’ll always make great connections, enjoy great food and drinks, learn about and celebrate Tacoma companies creating cool new tech, laugh, smile, and have a fun night out. And most importantly, you’ll discover the people, partners, and resources to help you to build your career …

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"Initially, I came to SURGE to get away from my wife’s three cats. After the 15th time they ran across my keyboard and messed up a piece of content I was working on, I knew it was time for my own space. Coffee shops were an option, but I got tired of drinking a gallon of coffee every day and I didn’t like leaving my laptop unattended when I had to use the bathroom (it was so much coffee). I saw an ad for SURGE and called them up for a tour. The Community Manager showed me around, and I signed up right away. For the price, the amenities you get at SURGE are the best deal in Tacoma. My revenue has grown 10x since I joined in February 2016, a large part of that due to the professional atmosphere, the location, and the support they offer. If you want to take your business to the next level, SURGE has the tools to help you do it. When you take your tour, stop by and say ‘Hi!"



"I have been a SURGE member since early 2016. Having a nice workspace, outside of my home is essential for me. Having a community of people to connect with professionally and personally makes it an enjoyable place to be. I recommend SURGE Tacoma to anyone looking for coworking in the area."

Krystina Jarvis

Owner, A Drop in the Ocean

"SURGE has been incredible. I honestly initially chose it because I needed a mailing address for my business, but now, the value I get out of being a member is worth every penny. As a Cafe member, I love the flexibility with where I work. My current favorite spot overlooks the city, and as the sun sets on Mt. Rainier–there’s just no better way to end a work day. I also love knowing that as my business grows, my membership can grow with me into a dedicated desk or office. The monthly member events are great for meeting new people and seeing the diversity of businesses in the space. I would recommend SURGE to anyone currently based out of their home who needs a place to get work done besides their couch - entrepreneurs, students, authors, artists, anyone. Although working in sweatpants at home is nice on occasion, I’ve found that my productivity is boosted significantly when I’m at SURGE."

Terrilski Davis

Owner, Platoon 720 Credit and Business Formations

"I chose SURGE after discovering its existence online while searching for office space outside of my home. I needed not just an office building, or coworking space, but a community. Hands down SURGE provides that community for business owners in any industry to come and feel welcomed in an environment that’s conducive for growth without threat of competition, but collaboration and genuine networks. I would totally recommend it for any startup business that needs to expand not just their company but their productivity with peace of mind."

Jayson Owens

Financial Advisor with Bright Road Wealth Management

"I chose Surge because my previous 'executive office' management company was literally the worst! Stuffy and unworkable. I called Surge on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm looking for conference space after finding out that my previous company had canceled my bookings for the next week! They were able to get me signed up and saved all those meetings!

Since the beginning the staff has been so helpful and flexible. I work a lot of evenings and weekends and having access to the building has made my business possible! I love the energy here and the opportunity for spontaneous conversation in the kitchen."

"I've been working at SURGE Tacoma for a little over 2 years now and love it! I enjoy showing up every day to get things done and grow my business!"

"I just wanted to reach out and thank you for setting up SURGE. Being at SURGE helped me build confidence and work in an efficient space and I do not think I would have grown as much as I have in the last year and a half it was not for being here."

"​For me, coming to SURGE is my getaway. I can’t imagine being secluded at home and trying to work with the kids. All moms that work at home should try it–even just once a week 😊"


"I loved my time at SURGE and look forward to reconnecting with you again! Thank you so much for the time I spent there and for having such a great environment to work in!"

Will Manzanares

Owner, Will Talks Biz

"I chose SURGE because it was local and central. You guys were nicer than some of the other places–personality wise–and when I saw the prices in Seattle, I was like, that is ridiculous. The price is right for what I am trying to do. I also thought, wouldn’t my skill set help most of the start-ups here? I have been so used to doing things out of my house, this helps separate home from work. I wanted to experience a coworking space, and it is better than a coffee shop. I also chose it because you are more flexible than other spaces. Coworking spaces are for those who need to be driven by going to a work place, and they can’t separate their home life and their work life."