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Tom Westfall has worked a bug booth March 18, 2013

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

1. Name: Tom Westfall

    Neighborhood: Pioneer Square

    Occupation: Engineer – Boeing

    Years in Seattle: 4

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

Bar: The Central or Slim’s Last Chance  Park: Ballard Locks or Seaward Park  Restaurant: Local 360  Store: Zebra Club – Belltown / Goodwill on Dearborn

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Seattle Works Day 2007

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

 Toss-up between Omikase at Shiro’s Sushi and the Châteaubriand at The Met.

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

Farestart, Compass Center

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

Usually, my own French Press as I’m cheap.  If I treat myself, it’s Cafe Vitta on 4th & S. Washington or Trubant at 2nd & James

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

Just 3 words is too tough; I’ve hyphenated several phrases so I guess they all count as just one word right?  Blackberry-Battles, Investing-In-My-Community, Various-Non-Profit-Organization-Discovery/Exposure

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Baseball is boring. As a true Indiana resident I support the Chicago Bears (Colts arrived via Baltimore in 1985 and I have no love for them). Above all else, I’m Sounders ’til I die. Proud member of the ECS. The only cause that takes precedence over Seattle Works Projects.

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

Working at the bug booth for the T-Mobile City Chase in the summer of 2010.  We had to force contestants to do fear-factor type challenges with insects.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

1 – Disproportionately strong calves due to all the hill walking.   2 – Preferring T-shirts over Tuxedos.   3 – Hesitancy to Jaywalk.   4 – Excessive Windshield wiper speed in relation to rain / Never use an umbrella   5 – Becoming obsessed with a bygone hobby/food/fashion (candle making, pan-roasted smelt, monocles)



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.


2 Responses to “Tom Westfall has worked a bug booth”

  1. Norma-Erin Espinosa Says:


    I was just wondering, how do I read these posts on the actual blog? Or is it private?

    Thank you!


    Norma-Erin Espinosa

    On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 2:18 PM, Seattle Works

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