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Kelly Tavenner was on SWAT September 10, 2012

Filed under: 10 Question Profile — seattleworks @ 7:00 am

1. Name: Kelly Tavenner

    Neighborhood: Fremont

    Years in Seattle: 4 (in Seattle proper, I went to HS on the east side)

    Occupation:  Coordinator for a Design Firm

2. Where is your favorite place to go in Seattle?

Any park – as long as there is a bench or square of grass available, the people watching and relaxing is great. (As long as I have my SPF handy in the summer.)

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Team Works in 2010. I’m pretty sure the team name was SWAT (Seattle Works Awesome Team).

4. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in the Seattle area?

Brunch at Revel! I LOVE the Curry, Bacon, Mushroom and Kale Porridge. They also have a BOMB Bacon and Gruyere Biscuit with a sweet chili butter. Yummmmm…

5. Are you involved with any other Seattle nonprofit organizations?

Not at the moment, though I am involved with a leadership program through Seattle U called “Contemplative Leaders In Action,” which does have a social justice goal.

6. Which coffee shop do you frequent most?

Probably the drip stand at the Fremont PCC – I love to stop there on my way to work (sometimes I grab a breakfast burrito too).On weekends, I’m definitely going to Fremont coffee for their devilish latte art, and chill atmosphere.

7. What three words best describe your experience with Seattle Works?

Fun  Interactive  Impacting

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Sounders – the ECS crew is *super* entertaining.

9.  What is your most (or first) memorable volunteer experience?

I’d say my most memorable experience was the year I spent in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps working with teens in Harlem. It was intense, but SO rewarding.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

A Vitamin D deficiency.

This weekly 10 question profile is Seattle Works way of highlighting and saying THANK YOU to all that our volunteers, leaders, community partners, board members, committee members, etc do for our community! We’re asking the same 10 questions to various Seattle Works participants as a fun way to feature the different ways to be involved with Seattle Works and in Seattle.

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P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly blog post.


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