I was born in Morton, and grew up on the Olympic Peninsula, attended Capital H.S. in Olympia and then studied trade and diplomacy at Georgetown University. After college, I worked for Governors Spellman and Gardner on trade issues, and then, after several months of backpacking alone through China and Tibet in 1985, I moved to Yakima where I helped Washington’s fruit exporters eliminate unfair trade barriers.
In 1992, I moved to Seattle and founded the company that has become Bryant Christie Inc. (BCI). BCI eliminates foreign trade barriers, develops new international markets and sells technical international research products.
Growing up hiking in the Olympics and Cascades and playing in Hood Canal left me with an abiding love for our precious landscape. My experiences and travels over the last 25 years have not only given me a broad and deep understanding of trade, they’ve also shown me how fortunate we are to live in the Pacific Northwest.
My wife Barbara Feasey and I were married at St. James in 1989. Barbara, a Husky, who grew up in Neah Bay and near Longview, and I both enjoy the outdoors and have worked to protect and restore parks, habitat and open space.
I ran for a seat on the Seattle Port Commission because it is one of the few positions in King County where a citizen can both create jobs and protect our environment. I believe, doing both simultaneously is the challenge of our decade. I welcome the challenge.