e-Compass – January 2013

John Sedgwick

John Sedgwick – Creative Photographer and Photography Workshop Leader

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.”– Leo Burnett

“A picture is a poem without words.” Anyone who has seen John Sedgwick’s photography is bound to agree with this quote by Horace, an ancient Roman poet.

John Sedgwick’s passion for photography began back in 1965 as an undergrad at the University of Cincinnati, where he served as the university’s newspaper and year book photo editor. John’s love for photography was reignited when he moved to the Pacific Northwest, and began capturing the beautiful surroundings on film.

Teaching has also always been a personal passion for John. In his photography workshops and one- on-one teaching sessions, he coaches people through the process of discovering their creative strengths and then brings those strengths to light through the photographic process. From Mi Casita by John Sedgwickcomposing and taking the original photograph through digital processing, printing, matting, framing and preparing a print for exhibition, John coaches his workshop participants to achieve creative success.

When asked about his hobby, he responds, “I photograph light. Our world overflows with artistic inspiration created by the characteristics of light that illuminate our world.” John’s inspiration changes with his mood or location and what light presents to him. He often finds that his best images find him; waiting for him to respond to the dancing light, inviting him in to explore and create.

John is drawn to diverse subject matter including moody skies, sacred trees, industrial landscapes, delicate blooms, natural landscapes and the marvelous display of abstract pattern and form often found in the details of a scene. This may be the colorful prow of a wooden boat, the sensuality of a rose petal, brilliant Latin color or an edgy abstract etched in rusty steel. Most of all he photographs how light, natures extraordinary paintbrush, plays out on the palette of life.

John’s fine art photographs have been featured in many regional galleries and exhibitions including Whatcom Museum Exhibitions, the Depot Arts Gallery in Anacortes, WA, Skagit Valley Medical Center exhibitions and are included in numerous private and corporate collections.

Morning's Work by John SedgwickHis work is available for review and purchase through his website, regional galleries and national publishers.

Phil and Melanie Multop enjoy John’s photography so much that they have “Morning’s Work” displayed in the office, and a few additional pieces displayed in their home. Stop by Multop Financial anytime to see the beautiful photograph “Morning’s Work” first hand!

When John isn’t out taking pictures, or coaching students, he is hard at work at his “day job.” John is a talented website developer and has been serving our website needs for the past five years. We love it when we can work with our clients!

Multop Financial is proud to have been serving John Sedgwick and his family on the east coast with wealth management and tax planning assistance for the past five years.

Scott’s Famous Caesar Salad

Scott locker & friends

4-6 small heads of romaine lettuce
¼ cup of olive oil
4-6 cloves of fresh garlic, peeled, smashed, then minced
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
Splash of Worchester sauce
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
¾ Teaspoon anchovy paste
¼ Cup freshly juiced lemon
Dijon mustard croutons
Shaved parmesan cheese

Chop the romaine lettuce and set it aside in a large salad bowl. Thoroughly mix together the olive oil, garlic, red wine vinegar, Worchester sauce, mayonnaise, anchovy paste and lemon juice. Add the oil mixture to the lettuce bowl and toss until coated. Add desired amount of croutons and shaved Parmesan cheese to the salad. Toss until evenly distributed.

Multop Financial Team Focus

Meet one of our affiliates! Scott Locker

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination”- Tommy Lasorda

Scott Locker is the Managing Partner of Locker & Ebert Insurance, a proud affiliate of Multop Financial. After spending over 25 years in the construction industry, he decided to make a career change into insurance partnering with Jay and Michael Ebert to form Locker and Ebert Insurance. Scott works in all areas of insurance services, but specializes in personal and business insurance. His focus is to develop and maintain strong relationships with the firm’s clientele. He believes in collaborating with each client to ensure that all needs and concerns are being met with mutual involvement and satisfaction.

Scott was born, raised and still currently resides in Ferndale. He married his high school sweetheart, Anita, and they have three kids; Jake (24), Alyssa (23) and Ericka (20). Scott has recently become a grandfather to a beautiful baby girl named Colbie who is six months old. His son, Jake, is a former Washington Huskies quarterback and is currently the starting quarterback for the Tennessee Titans. His oldest daughter Alyssa recently graduated from Western Washington University and will be getting married in March. His youngest daughter Erika is the starting guard for the Whatcom Community College women’s basketball team.

Scott is very active in the community, participating in many charity events and serves on the board of the Chelsey Ebert Foundation. Along with being an avid football fan (you guessed it, The Tennessee Titans is currently his favorite team!) Scott enjoys golf, coaching youth sports, and engaging in a variety of outdoor activities. He enjoys spending time with his family for BBQs and sporting events. His much loved Caesar Salad (recipe below) is always a hit at these events!

Scott invites you to stop by his desk at the Multop office and say hello and introduce yourself!

Upcoming Events - Bellingham

Demystifying Social Security & Medicare

Friday, January 11, 2013
2pm-4pm, Bellingham Golf & Country Club
Hosted by Multop Financial

  • Part One: “Social Security: From Mystery to Mastery
  • Part Two: “Medicare and Medigaps: Understanding Your Options”

Join us for this two-part afternoon event with special guest, Andy Landis, nationally known author, speaker and consultant!

Reserve your space!

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