Business owner, volunteer, and all-around Good Samaritan Nancy Nipples embodies a spirit of sharing that impacts people from all walks of life.
Through a series of happy accidents, Nipples went from new arrival to Seattle in 1973 who took a job at the Pike Market on a friend’s advice to own the Creamery, a mercantile for fresh eggs, whole foods, and dairy. She also helped establish the board of the Pike Market Medical Clinic board, volunteered in an AIDS hospice, and is currently raising funds for market singer Jeannie Townsend to pay for cancer treatment. The list of people she quietly helps is longer.
From free hugs to free food available for those in need, as well as a no-credit-cards resolve to keep costs down and food affordable, her support for people trying to get by is obvious. “I decided I loved people more than money,” she says. What else could she do?