This Monday marked the end of an era along with a new beginning. Monte Levine and his partner Mark the founders of Ostrich Bay Exchange (OBE) located in Bremerton, Washington, have retired after 17 years of incredible service. Monte and Mark operated one of the longest standing exchange programs in the peninsula. In 2015, OBE merged with the PHRA to help facilitate Monte and Mark's well-deserved retirement. Lisa Al-Hakim, the second full-time employee ever hired at PHRA, will be taking over coordination of the OBE. Lisa will mark the second generation of harm reduction activists at OBE. She is looking forward to making OBE one of the best exchanges in the PHRA a family.