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Eric Shellan knows Seattle is the best city in the world June 24, 2013

Filed under: 10 Question Profile — seattleworks @ 4:14 pm

1. Name: Eric Shellan

    Neighborhood: Ballard

    Occupation: Online Organizer at the education advocacy non-profit Stand for Children

    Years in Seattle: Going on 6

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

Kerry Park at night after stops at Via Tribunali and Molly Moon’s.

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Joining the Election Committee! In the spirit of bipartisanship, they were looking for Republicans. And lucky for me — as a Democrat working for gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna — I was the closest thing they could find in Seattle!

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

It’s a three-way tie between the Mariachi Mac and Cheese from Beecher’s, corn grits from Tolouse Petit and a sandwich from Peso’s.

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

CityClub and more recently 826 Seattle.

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

When I was living in the University District, you could find me at Cafe Solstice almost every day. But now I work above Le Fournil Café, so I’m there a lot!

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

Awesome, earnest and civic-y.

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Mariners. C’mon, garlic fries!

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

Volunteering with the student government at the University of Washington. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

If you know Seattle is the best city in the world — not just think it, but know it.

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


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