Health Care

Research shows hope for dementia prevention; epidemic grows (Kitsap Business Journal, January 2014)

Pet therapy can help with healing, recovery (Kitsap Business Journal, October 2013)

Petition to label GMO foods left for voters’ decision (Kitsap Business Journal, April 2013)

Clinical trials bring cutting-edge care to small communities (Kitsap Business Journal, July 2009)

Prostate cancer often a disregarded concern by men (Kitsap Business Journal, April 2011)



Avalara maintains ranking among fastest-growing tech companies (Kitsap Business Journal, December 2013)

OfficeXpats creates a business hub for independents (Kitsap Business Journal, September 2013)

Creating effective content to promote your business (Kitsap Business Journal, July 2013)

Bainbridge entrepreneur sees big potential in ‘adaptive technology’ (Kitsap Business Journal, October 2012)

Popularity of crowdfunding catches up to businesses (Kitsap Business Journal, October 2013)

Local banks, credit union keep pace with growing interest in mobile banking (Kitsap Business Journal, May 2013)

Banking on the go? There’s an app (or site) for that (Kitsap Business Journal, May 2011)


Technology & the Internet

Content marketing emerges as hottest new trend (Kitsap Business Journal, February 2014)

Oh, behave! Debate over behavioral advertising heats up (Kitsap Business Journal, October 2012)

The transmedia success of Angry Birds (Flip the Media, April 2013)

Common mistakes in intellectual property misuse (Kitsap Business Journal, February 2013)

BPA wraps up ‘demand response’ pilot projects (Kitsap Business Journal, October 2012)

Is it time to move to ‘the cloud’? (Kitsap Business Journal, June 2012)


Profiles & Human Interest

Of journeys, miracles and angels (Kitsap Sun, July 2011)

Laughing for no reason and proud of it (Kitsap Sun, July 2011)

Out-of-this-world gift ideas, the 2013 edition (Kitsap Business Journal, December 2013)

Some gift ideas out of this world (or close enough) (Kitsap Business Journal, December 2010)

Denali National Park ecotourism (

Historians record nearly forgotten cemeteries (Kitsap Sun/ Seattle Times, August 2009)

Keeping a promise to a beloved son (Kitsap Sun, May 2009)



Tacoma Narrows Airport master planning looks at future possibilities (Peninsula Gateway, January 2014)

Avalara maintains ranking among fastest-growing tech companies (Kitsap Business Journal, December 2013)

Plan to allow taller downtown buildings in Gig Harbor draws strong reaction (Kitsap Business Journal, October 2013)

Gig Harbor’s retail comings and goings reflect national trend (Kitsap Business Journal, May 2011)

North Mason group crusades to fight cancer (Kitsap Sun, January 2011)


Freelance journalist, writer, editor and multimedia producer Rodika Tollefson creates and plays in the rural woods of Gig Harbor, Washington. She welcomes assignments from publication editors as well as work-for-hire from anyone who needs writing, editing, video or communications/media consulting work.

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a few of my favorite quotes

“To live a creative life, we must lose the fear of being wrong.”
~Joseph Chilton Pearce

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.”
~Henry Ford

“I couldn't wait for success... so I went ahead without it.”
~Jonathan White

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
~Hellen Keller

“It's never too late to be what you might have been.”
~George Elliot