Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Years in Seattle: 17
Occupation: Banking for Nonprofits
2. Where is your favorite place to go in Seattle?
3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?
My boss suggested I take the Bridge Program. A year later, I volunteered to teach [as a Bridge faculty member].
4. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in the Seattle area?
Not quite a meal, but I love a good microbrew.
5. Are you involved with any other Seattle nonprofit organizations?
I’m on the board with Springwire (formerly Community Voice Mail) and am an active member of the Junior League of Seattle. When time allows, I volunteer with Operation Nightwatch.
6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?
I’m pretty good about making a pot at home. Starbucks is my number two…it’s so easy with the silly gold card!
7. What three words best describe your experience with Seattle Works?
Educational, Collaborative, Fun
8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?
Since my husband has season tickets to the M’s, it’s the Mariners.
9. What is your most (or first) memorable volunteer experience?
When I was 12 years old my dad took me to Nicaragua for a 2 week optometic medical mission. For the first time I felt what hard but incredibly rewarding volunteer work felt like. 18 years later, my dad and I led a trip to Ecuador and saw 1000 people in 3 days. Amazing!
10. What makes someone a Seattleite?
Someone is truly a Seattleite when they look forward to gray rainy days and when they find a cause they are passionate about.
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.