IN THE BASKET: Yakima’s Studio 16 Salon + Spa Wins National Honor | In the basket



Vikki Fogelson will be principal of Lewis & Clark Middle School for the 2022-23 school year, beginning July 1. She will join the Yakima School District after a 24-year career as a middle school educator in the Tri-Cities and Spokane, most recently served as the Pasco School District Superintendent for the past four years. Fogelson holds a master’s degree in education from Heritage University and a bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University.

Hector Mendez Jr. joined the Yakima School District Teaching and Learning Senior Support Team, a position that supports senior instructional leadership in the district. Mendez has worked in the district since 2001 as a paraprofessional, teacher, math instructional facilitator, vice-principal, and is currently principal of Barge-Lincoln Elementary. A Sunnyside native and 1996 graduate of Grandview High School, Mendez earned his master’s degree in education from Walden University and his bachelor’s degree from Heritage University.

Health care

Kristin DeWeerd joined the staff of the Lincoln Avenue Medical-Dental Center at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. A nurse for 28 years, DeWeerd became a nurse practitioner after earning her doctorate in nursing practice from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. Her clinical interest is pediatrics, drawing on her experience as a pediatric nurse.


Studio 16 Salon + Spa in Yakima, owned by a longtime Yakima resident Andrea Wintzer, was recently named to the “Salon Today 200” by Salon Today magazine. This is the second year in a row that Studio 16 has been named one of the Top 200 Salons and is the only recipient in Eastern Washington.

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