From curing diseases to curing pork belly; running marathons to running start-ups, Seattle is filled with thousands of dads that make being cool look easy. Just in time for Father’s Day, read on for our list of some of Seattle’s best known and under-the-radar dads that rock (without trying too hard).

Joshua McNichols

Seattle dad Joshua McNichols knows how to get kids in the garden to help harvest the bounty we can grow in our own backyards. A former architect and current public radio contributor, McNichols is also an author, co-writing the Urban Farm Handbook in 2011. He’s a great resource for canning and planting ideas, not to mention tips on scouting out the best local granaries and butchers. The father of two, McNichols encourages his kids to taste what grows in their home garden in Ballard.

Seattle is brimming with cool dads. Who else should we add to our list?

Written by: Sara Billups