Liorah Wichser

Liorah Wichser

Principal and Designer, Blue Tiger Studio

Hi, I’m Liorah.

I am an entrepreneur who started Rocketwear, Blue Tiger Studio, the Native American Sewing Company, and Nayeli Clothing

I think about new business venture ideas all the time. I can’t help it. I also tried to start a company called the Green Store to specialize in alternative energy products for the home. Then there was the Cider House idea to have a restaurant and apple cider brewing company together. I also wanted to start a program that helped unemployed people work for small businesses while still receiving some financial benefits to help both the business and the employees succeed. Unfortunately, none of these ideas became reality. But I still dream of doing business in a way that is more than about just making money, I love the idea of making my local economy improve and helping people around me to be more successful.

Yes, I did have “regular” jobs. I worked full time as a communications specialist at Sterling Bank from 2007-2012. Prior to that I did fundraising for the University of Washington, working for the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and Department of Biology from 2001-2007. Recently I worked at Painting with a Twist as an art instructor/entertainer. Put me in any situation and I will swim.

I moved to Spokane and bought a house in 2007. I’ve been a strong member in my community, including serving as council president for Emerson-Garfield neighborhood for three years.

I come from an influential family, valuing fairness and justice. I see so many injustices around me right now. It is hard to take the issues that hurt me and my family, but I am a fighter for others in need too.

I love nature. I grew up in wilds of Juneau, AK where the northern lights reveal the magic of nature that still keeps me spellbound. I like to get outdoors to run, bike, ski and swim whenever time allows.

I am a mother and a wife too. My urban farmhouse and family keep me juggling work and design time. We have 10 egg-laying hens, a big garden, and I often have extra children over to do fun creative projects with my daughter. I prepare amazing healthy meals from our garden. Work life balance has become its own art form.

Each day is a new adventure…