Some of Brooke Pariser’s earliest memories are from the J. “I lost my first tooth in the sandbox on the back playground, and I remember the entire school spent the day digging and searching for it,” she said with a laugh. “And of course, I remember those same rainbow hallways in ECS.”
Michelle Flowers-Taylor loves swimming and boating with her family, which is something she never expected. “Growing up, I was a really poor swimmer,” she said. “I was never comfortable in the water.”
When Peymaneh Mollazadehherisi and Amin Bashirinahanji moved to Seattle from Iran in September of 2022, their first time in the U.S., they didn’t expect to stumble into an entire community. But that’s exactly what they found at the J.
It’s clear from the moment Karen Robins sees her granddaughter, Stella, coming down the hall, that these two have a unique connection. “We’ve always had a special bond,” Karen said, wrapping Stella in a big hug.
The J had already been part of Austin William’s fitness routine for three years when he landed the position of Fitness Manager. He jokes that his friends are tired of hearing him rave about how much he loves his job, but Austin wouldn’t trade that joy for anything.