Years in Seattle: 6
Occupation: Public Affairs Consultant
2. Where is your favorite place to go in Seattle?
I’m not one to have favorites, but I love being by the water – whether its Golden Gardens, Green Lake or the Sculpture Park.
3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?
I joined Team Works six months after moving to Seattle. I met two of my dearest friends on that team!
4. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in the Seattle area?
Do I have to pick just one? Canlis. Or the Walrus and the Carpenter.
5. Are you involved with any other Seattle nonprofit organizations?
Yes – throughout the last few years I’ve volunteered quite a bit with groups like Big Brothers Big Sisters and Friends of Seattle. I also chair the regional alumni group for my college and volunteer for political causes and candidates.
6. Which coffee shop do you frequent most?
I try to stick to my morning cup at home, but when I do go out, I hit up the Cherry St. Coffee near my office in Belltown.
7. What three words best describe your experience with Seattle Works?
Energizing. Rewarding. Social.
8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?
Mariners! Summer afternoons at Safeco with a beer and peanuts are some of the best.
9. What is your most (or first) memorable volunteer experience?
I got the volunteering bug in high school. What stands out the most isn’t a specific project, but rather the realization that we had the ability to plan something, rally a group of people, and then make a difference in the community. It was really empowering to see an idea become a tangible way to help people.
10. What makes someone a Seattleite?
Excellent question – I’ve lived here for 6 years and am just starting to feel like one. Having a sense of community, a strong network, and some favorite neighborhood spots at least set you well on the way to being “a Seattleite.”
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.
P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly blog post.