Get to know Lana Bargabos

Lana Bargabos

Lana Bargabos

Age: 38

Residence: Sedro-Woolley

Occupation: Owner of Skagit Running Co. in downtown Mount Vernon.

Education: Studied at Skagit Valley College

Hobbies: Running, gardening, travel. Recently, she has traveled to Mexico, Scotland and Ireland.

Best part of living in Skagit County: “Community. It’s tight-knit here in downtown Mount Vernon. Everyone knows everyone, and we help each other out.”

One thing that brightens my day: Her dog Oscar, an Australian Shepherd.

When I was younger, I wanted to be: “A zookeeper. I love animals. Growing up in Snohomish County, we were always on my grandpa’s farm, and he had all kinds of animals.”

First job: Sales associate at Skagit Running Co. She started working there about 18 years ago in college and eventually bought the store.

Best job: Her current job.

Biggest pet peeve: “Parents who don’t parent their kids.”

Person I admire most: “Both my grandmas. They’re hard workers, and they love spending time with family. I always appreciated that.”

The world would be a better place if “more people smiled and just breathed and escaped into nature.”

— Reporter Brandon Stone:, 360-416-2112, Twitter: @Brandon_SVH


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