Traveller, friend, eclectic, learner, doer, food lover, dancer, mama, bridge builder.
Likes: Dancing, ladybugs, dinner parties, warm ocean swimming, street food and art, waterfalls, a good book in the hammock, astrology.
Dislikes: Drama, being cold, hiking uphill, miscommunication, fake news, heights and bell peppers.
Thais is a woman of many lives.
Born and raised in Brazil, a big city girl from Sao Paulo, she was a Rotary exchange student for her senior year in high school in Newberg, Oregon. Back for college in the metropolis, she started her career as a journalist. As the planets turned and the return of Saturn hit, she moved to London to travel the world and work in the hospitality business in restaurants and events.
She met her Alaskan husband in China and together they moved to Seattle and continued their work in restaurants and their travels volunteering in permaculture centers and music festivals. It was then that she developed a passion for farm to table and all the beautiful and essential connections it forms. A few months before their baby Noah was born, they moved to the coast in Brazil, where they opened their first food truck. A few years later, they chose Port Townsend as their next adventure and venture in the street food business.
Thais’ most recent version of herself takes her back full circle in journalism and a passion for social work that was always in the background as a driving life force. She believes in non-violent communication, kindness and non-judgement as a powerful way to live. Always eager to learn from all sides, she is thrilled to walk alongside families and youth experiencing foster care and to use her energy and passion to build positive relationships, show up with a pan of lasagna and advocate for those who can’t.