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Yale Varty shows that there is power in numbers January 14, 2013

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

1. Name: Yale Varty

    Neighborhood: Queen Anne

    Years in Seattle: 20

    Occupation: Management Consultant

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

Kerry Park at dusk or dawn, for the one of the best views of Seattle.

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Three years ago I started to help the Accenture team plan our involvement in Seattle Works Day, and have enjoyed doing so since.

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

I get hankerings for Tavolata’s Rigatoni, Quinn’s burger, and Bitterroot’s ribs.

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

While I have participated in other great events in the area, I have been most active with my involvement with Seattle Works.

6. Which coffee shop do you frequent most?

Toss up between Caffe Fiore on top of Queen Anne or Joe Bar in Capitol Hill.

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

Fun, Productive, Impactful

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Sounders, but have had to split my support whenever Chelsea FC comes to town.

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

This last Seattle Works Day, the we met with the Parks department supervisors for our designated improvement area in advance to make a plan for what we intended to tackle in our 3 hour window. In the first hour of the event, we had far exceed the expectations of the parks department. They said, “I guess we’ll just keep going?” and we just kept going. It showed the power of what can be accomplished just by getting a group of people together for a few hours, and I knew it was going on all across Seattle at the other sites.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

Expecting schools and work to be cancelled at the first sign of snow flakes. Using the phrase, “Is that a Tom Douglas restaurant?”


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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