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Cate Bardelson loves exploring Ballard September 17, 2012

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

1. Name: Cate Bardelson

    Neighborhood: Ravenna

    Years in Seattle: 7

    Occupation:  Non-profit program coordinator

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

I love exploring Ballard, especially on Sunday when the Farmers Market is open.

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Volunteering for Swank in 2008. The other volunteers and I really bonded – one is still a close friend and I went on a date (just one) with another one.

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

Boat Street Cafe is one of my favorites, mostly because of the incredible amaretto bread pudding on the dessert menu! It’s one of the best desserts I’ve ever had.

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

Seattle Works gets most of my free time.

6. Which coffee shop do you frequent most?

Uptown Espresso in Queen Anne always makes excellent drinks and has a good selection of treats.

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

Friends, fun, and community.

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

I love going to baseball games so I have to choose the Mariners.

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

Growing up in the Denver area my family used to volunteer every year at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. I enjoyed getting a behind-the-scenes look at the festival and feeling like I was contributing to an important event in the community. It’s the same feeling I get today when I volunteer for different organizations in Seattle.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

Complaining about the weather no matter what – since when is it too hot the moment it hits 70 degrees??

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.


One Response to “Cate Bardelson loves exploring Ballard”

  1. […] but got a bit lonely after some months. Then, while trying to network to find a better job, I met Cate Bardelson. She told me about SW and how awesome it was, and it seemed like it was exactly what I needed to […]

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