In the 1980s, Barton served as the Vice President for Development at Northwest. It was his idea to develop a relationship with the Seattle Seahawks in which they would construct a building and athletic fields, use it for a contracted period of time, then turn it over to Northwest. That transition has now occurred. The field is used for athletic events and physical education classes, and the building is used for classrooms, offices, the Eagle Fitness Center, and Creatio Studios.
Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011