Bham SOUP is made up of a small group of local instigators who believe in the power of connecting creative people with compelling ideas to community members who want to help make them happen. Our focus is the Downtown Bellingham neighborhood in Bellingham, WA. We are new to this, but excited to see what projects will get funded in the year to come.


Alice clark

Currently the Executive Director of the Downtown Bellingham Partnership and past ED of the Pickford Film Center, Alice is a die-hard supporter of downtown and considers herself a community builder at heart.  


chelsea farmer

You might remember her smiling face from her days as the owner of the popular, Temple Bar. Chelsea is still around and as passionate as ever about making downtown rock.


charlie pasquier

You’ve eaten the pizza at Goat Mountain, you’ve relished the Dude-a-rita at Black Sheep - Charlie has a way of luring you in for the good stuff. He has a really cute dog, too.

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BJ van Leeuwen

BJ is excited about getting out from behind his desk at the Bank of the Pacific and make this SOUP happen. He’s curious to see what will happen downtown due to Bham SOUP - and so are we.