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Holly Wyrwich had 40 friends volunteer with her for a birthday treat July 8, 2013

Filed under: 10 Question Profile — seattleworks @ 1:00 pm

1. Name: Holly Wyrwich

    Neighborhood: Phinneywood

    Occupation: Communications Manager at Thrive by Five Washington

    Years in Seattle: 5

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

Alki Beach on the Fourth of July

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

… a Hot Project at the Treehouse Wearhouse. A friend signed me up.

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

Anything Ethan Stowell

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

I work at one! I also serve on the board of Flash Volunteer, and Zeno is one of my favorite orgs to volunteer with.

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

Makeda in Greenwood

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

Energizing, friendly, productive

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Mariners! (Miss you, Ichiro.)

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

For my 30th birthday, my husband gathered a team of about 40 friends to volunteer with me for Seattle Works Day. We had a super-strenuous trail-building project, but my team was very gracious about serving with a smile. Then Seattle Works presented me with a birthday cake at the afterparty! Best.birthday.ever.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

As a driver, yielding to a pedestrian who just appears to be considering crossing the street. Or, using a Windows phone.

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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