Spreading goodwill in Edmonds | Through our lens

May 03, 2017
Photo by: Brian Soergel

It’s hard to miss Christine “Shiny” Barrows at the Edmonds Goodwill.

She mostly works in the distribution room, but occasionally makes it out to floor to stock items.

The 34-year-old, originally from Texas and now living in Lynnwood, looks a little scary in her black leather and studs, but ask her for help and she’ll happily lead the way, with a smile on her face.

“I love working here,” she said.

Barrows has been at Goodwill two years, and is taking advantage of the nonprofit’s free language-learning courses.

When not studying Russian, she likes to listen to heavy-metal music and write science-fiction stories.


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