My name is David Montesino and I live on the Key Peninsula in Washington state. My wife Meg, dog Maddee and I moved here in the Summer of 2009. I am a journalist based in Tacoma, Wash. I enjoy photography and I love food — both cooking and eating it. I am originally from the Philippines, arriving in America on the morning of June 22, 1984, and have worked as a journalist in the United States since 1989. I studied journalism at Humboldt State University. I have been a reporter, photographer, graphic artist, page designer and editor working for newspapers such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Honolulu (Hawaii) Advertiser and Grants Pass (Ore.) Daily Courier. I am currently a senior editor at The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash.
My blog simply reflects life on the Key Peninsula as I see it through my eyes and camera lenses. I have a few thousand neighbors living south of the Purdy sand spit and I barely know them. My hope is that by recording what I see and hear that in time my recollections can paint a more dynamic picture of them and this rich and beautiful collection of communities we call home.
If you know of anyone in the community who has a great story to tell and would like to share, please let me know. Also, do send me information of upcoming events and of news happening around your neighborhood. I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 253-549-8186.