Member Spotlight: Caleb Tingstad

Member Spotlight: Caleb Tingstad

Feb 15, 2023

We first met Caleb through Barre3. His wife, Emilie, is an instructor there, and because of the Barre3 team, he learned studio members get a free month at Workhorse. He used his free month (plus some!) to study for the bar exam last summer. Spoiler: He passed and is now practicing at Beresford Booth up and around the corner.  

We’re thrilled he’s back at Workhorse, now in his new role, and caught up with him to chat about his job, his hobbies, and his favorite things about being a part of our community. 

Can you tell us a bit about your work? What do you do, and what do you love about it?

I am a lawyer advising individuals, families, and closely-held small businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest through all stages of a business’s life, including formation, growth, and exit. My job allows me to work closely with my clients’ most important aspect of their lives: their small business. Every day, I work with and help people take their unique idea or business venture, protect it, and help it grow—in other words, every day provides a new and exciting challenge, and no two days are the same.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? What are your interests and hobbies? What’s a fun fact?

I am the oldest of three kids raised in the Edmonds area. I played football in college and continue to enjoy the game so much that I now coach at King’s High School in Shoreline. I also enjoy wine tasting and collecting—my wife and I are members of several wineries (and are hopeful more will move to Edmonds).

What drew you to Workhorse? What’s your favorite thing about it? What problems does it help you solve?

The first thing that drew me to Workhorse was the location—downtown Edmonds is experiencing so much growth and development, and it’s where my family lives, so it was a no-brainer. However, Workhorse’s staff is the biggest reason why I have stayed. The staff truly want to help businesses grow, and they actively try to connect members with one another to help people and their businesses network with one another.

Anything else you want to add? 

I want business owners to know that sometimes their business does not necessarily need legal assistance, but it may need help in other areas, such as financing, insurance, HR, etc. Even though I may not be the guy with the expertise to help in those areas, I know people who can help and am always willing to point people in the right direction!

Need some law advice? Now you know someone in the business! Next time you see Caleb, be sure to introduce yourself.