GREAT questions. While Sip and Ship takes great pride in hosting a diverse range of business services, it’s our mailbox members who make this business so interesting. While the nature of our retail business can be described as cyclical, most of our mailbox members are entrepreneurs and small business owners. Allowing Sip and Ship to be more than a mailbox but an ally and trusted business partner.
Meet Carrie Culp, Owner of Urban Oasis Design and Construction, specializing in residential outdoor and living spaces
“Nearly 12 years ago, Urban Oasis Design and Construction was a new company in a pretty rough economy. My business partner and I were worked from home at that time. I remember feeling lonely and scared. Fortunately, we found some good partners that helped us to grow our business and one of those partners was Ballard Sip & Ship. Sip and Ship became our business hub. A place to meet, send and receive mail and faxes, get documents notarized - and even more importantly, experience a sense of community and regularly see friendly faces.
While many things have changed with our business - including now having a physical design office outside of my home, Sip and Ship has remained our business center. It is still a place where we still appreciate the friendly faces who greet us each morning. I can't believe it has already been 12 years! We look forward to continuing this relationship for years to come.”
Carrie’s passion outside of work is conservation. She runs the Endangered Canid Project, a small non-profit focusing on education and educational projects in support of conservation of endangered dog populations and their habitats which has taken her to Tanzania and Botswana, Africa. For fun, she enjoys playing ice hockey and is captain of the Highlanders Hockey Club in the Greater Seattle Hockey League.