Years in Seattle: 15
Occupation: Director of labor solutions, Starbucks
2. Where is your favorite place to go in Seattle?
Toss up. Either the Ballard Sunday Market or the Patio of The Pink Door.
3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?
Shooting local media spots for a volunteerism campaign that Starbucks was partnering with Seattle Works on.
4. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in the Seattle area?
I don’t know about best, but currently my most frequented meal is the BBQ “Bacon Cheeseburger” at the Wayward Vegan Cafe in the U District.
5. Are you involved with any other Seattle nonprofit organizations?
Not based in Seattle, but heavily involved in the local planning committee for Movember. We are part of an international effort to literally change the face of Men’s Health, promoting awareness of and securing funding to combat prostate and testicular cancer through the power of the moustache.
6. Which coffee shop do you frequent most?
The closest Starbucks at any given point in time, which for most of my day is never more than a few hundred feet away.
7. What three words best describe your experience with Seattle Works?
Innovative, Humbling & Invigorating.
8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?
Sounders. What’s a Mariner?
9. What is your most (or first) memorable volunteer experience?
Helping a resident of New Orleans scrub Katrina off his home.
10. What makes someone a Seattleite?
A healthy sense of whimsical irony layered in Gore-Tex.
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.