The Waterland Blog is a sister site to its northerly neighbor, The B-Town (Burien) Blog, and is part of a network of local blogs that cover the Southwest King County area, including:

We believe that Des Moines is one of the most exciting communities around, and we’re striving to make this blog reflect that.


Read a profile about South King Media
by Seattle Business Magazine here.

The main Contributors to this website include:

  • Scott Schaefer, Founder/Publisher/Editor: With three National Emmy Awards for Writing on “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and over 25 years’ experience in TV/video, multimedia, marketing/advertising, technology and the internet, Scott started The B-Town Blog as a hobby and has since turned it into a full-time business. His other credits include as a Director on “Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t!” (Showtime), “The Arsenio Hall Show” (Paramount), “Sightings” (Paramount), “Totally Hidden Video” (Fox), “America’s Funniest People” (ABC), Fox On-Air Promotions and KING-TV’s “Almost Live!” where he got his start in 1985.
  • Theresa Schaefer, Sales Manager. Scott’s wife joined him in 2012, and she handles Sales and Marketing/Promotions. Previously she served as a member of the Victorinox Swiss Army Sales Management team. Theresa is a veteran sales and marketing professional – with deep customer service experience honed at Nordstrom – who is ready to help your business. Email her for our Media Kit.
  • Jack Mayne, Reporter. Jack Mayne has done about all there is to do in print journalism. He has been city editor of the Seattle P.I. back in its glory days, edited the Journal American in Bellevue and Valley Daily News in Kent in the 1990s. Before that he was a freelance international journalist and reported from South Africa, China, visited over 80 countries and even covered a colonial war in the 20th century between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the desolate Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. He got his start at the Vancouver Province, thence to The Associated Press, becoming chief of the New England bureau, but a desire of AP to send him to Buffalo, N.Y., drove him back to Seattle. With writing for print becoming quaint and dated, he is now setting his sights on Web journalism and has written several stories for the B-Town Blog and plans many more.
  • Greg Wright  is a freelance editor, writer, and film critic who spent several years on the Lord of the Rings lecture circuit.  His published titles include Peter Jackson in Perspective and the novella West of the Gospel: A Tale of the Fewkes Legacy, written under the pseudonym W. John MacGregor. He has degrees in Computer Science, English Literature, and Theology, and lives in Des Moines, WA with his wonderful wife Jennifer and two cats, Grynne and Bearrett.  In addition to The SeaTac Blog, you can find his writing at Past the Popcorn and BoothTarkington.com.
  • Michael Brunk, Photographer/Technical Guru. With a love of photography that spans more than 20 years, Michael has fond memories of film but wouldn’t give up his digital SLR for anything. His checkered past includes stints as a monthly columnist for a nationally published magazine on telecommunications and technology and several years reviewing movies. He’s also been known to dabble in community theater. His main qualifications are a large camera and free time. He also builds and maintains the code that runs our sites.
  • Mark Neuman, Writer/Marketing: former real-world Journalist, TV Host, Producer and Marketer, Mark is an old friend of Scott’s going back to when they worked on their high school newspaper together (West Seattle High’s “Chinook”). Mark has interviewed two US Presidents, cops, cooks and cartoonists, authors and artists, senators, singers, scholars and senior citizens, along with the first Mayor of Burien and a local man running for State Superior Court.

We are also actively looking for local residents to serve as:

  • Writers
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Contributors of story ideas

If you’d like to contribute, please don’t hesitate to send us an email – we’d love to get you involved!