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Patrick Bradshaw thinks Seattlelites use Patagonia or North Face Jackets in the rain rather than umbrellas December 9, 2013

Patrick_Bradshaw_Headshot21. Name: Patrick Bradshaw

Neighborhood: Wallingford

Occupation: Marketing Operations Manager

Years in Seattle: 13

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

Gas Works Park, anytime I am there it reminds me of why I love this city.

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Through Team Works, the first project I did was to help fix up the Rainier Valley Cultural Center.

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

The best meal I have had in Seattle was Steak with lobster medallions at El Goucho.  However, a more reasonable place lately has been UNEEDA Burger in Fremont.

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

I serve on the Board of Directors for the North Helpline, which provides a food bank and emergency services to the people of North Seattle.

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

Lighthouse Coffee or Lama G’s

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

Fun.  Memorable.  Community.

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Seahawks

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

The most memorable volunteer experience I have was taking inventory of a thrift shop on pieces of paper.  While not the most practical or well organized project it certainly provided some of the best memories.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

Someone who doesn’t use an umbrella on a rainy day, they just wear their North Face, Patagonia, etc jacket to stay dry.

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.

Want to be profiled? Fill out this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KP5CY3 and send a photo of yourself to info@seattleworks.org

P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly blog post.

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Lacey Patzer is new to Seattle but has found a home with Team Works December 2, 2013

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Lacey Patzer1. Name: Lacey Patzer

Neighborhood: Renton

Occupation: Program Coordinator at UW

Years in Seattle: 8 months

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

Fremont

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

I joined a Team Works team shortly after moving here, and I’m still on it!

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

I LOVE Pie in Fremont!

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

I’m Communications Chair for Habitat Young Professionals, the YP affiliate of Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County.

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

The Rotunda café on the first floor of the Health Sciences building at UW… I’m too lazy to go anywhere else

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

Fun, Laid-back, Difference-making (that counts, right?)

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

I don’t follow sports, but I really like the scarves that Sounders fans wear

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

I think one of my first volunteer experiences was packing healthy dinners for people at a food shelter in my hometown… I barely remember it, so I was probably like 6 at the time and probably not very helpful.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

When you ask “why would you eat fried cheese?” and you are completely serious.

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.

Want to be profiled? Fill out this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KP5CY3 and send a photo of yourself to info@seattleworks.org

P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly blog post.

 

Sophie built a composting toilet and solar shower in Patagonia November 25, 2013

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Sophie Kauffman1. Name: Sophie

Neighborhood: Ballard

Occupation: Nutrition Incentives Coordinator

Years in Seattle: 2.5

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

Golden Gardens, Ravenna Park, or Discovery Park–rain or shine

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

I wasn’t a volunteer, but the rep from a nonprofit (Vittana) that got to work with volunteers! Seattle Works volunteers expanded our volunteer teams, did some serious problem solving, and helped us create video teaching tools for our volunteer programs.

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

Probably one that I cooked in my kitchen, but eating out it would have to be a meal I had at Delancey–everything had anchovies in it (including my cocktail).

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

Vittana, The Washington State Farmers Market Association (where I currently work), Cascade Harvest Coalition (where I volunteer), and occasionally Seattle Tilth (also where I volunteer)

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

Ballard Coffee Works! Or Ladro in Fremont.

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

Inspiring, Energizing, Lasting

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Sounders!

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

I volunteered in an eco-village/hostel in the Andes in Chilean Patagonia in 2009. While there I baked countless loaves of bread in a solar oven (including some cinnamon rolls), and helped to build a composting toilet and solar shower. It’s not applicable to my lifestyle now, but the work was done with instructions communicated in 3-4 languages at a time.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

A deep love for this city! You don’t have to be a resident–you can be a Seattleite in your heart.

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.

Want to be profiled? Fill out this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KP5CY3 and send a photo of yourself to info@seattleworks.org

P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly blog post.

 

Gopal Rao finds joy in teaching young kids science October 28, 2013

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Gopal Rao1. Name: Gopal Rao

Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Occupation: Product management

Years in Seattle: 1

 

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

Seward Park, leading from a run along Lake Washington Blvd.

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

with the lively and fun bunch of the Social Media Task force. A shout-out to them for all the good work they do.

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

I will have to say the Paseo’s Caribbean sandwich.

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

Not at the moment.

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

StumpTown on Pine, or sometimes Kaladi Brother’s coffee.

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

Engaged. Social. Progressive.

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Soccer is my game, so will have to say Sounders.

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

Teaching young kids science. It’s a great feeling to see the excitement on their faces either from the the learning or from the mischievous thoughts running in their heads. All in all, you end up learning a lot from them as they from you.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

One who doesn’t notice the rain and takes it as just another bright sunny day…

 

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.

Want to be profiled? Fill out this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KP5CY3 and send a photo of yourself to info@seattleworks.org

P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly blog post.

 

Jaime Quick loves the Mariners, Sounders, and Seahawks October 14, 2013

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1. Name: Jaime Quick

Neighborhood: Ballard

Occupation: Director – Public Relations firm

Years in Seattle: 13

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

Golden Gardens Park

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

via my work at the World Affairs Council – we would send int’l visitors to meet with ACW and Tara to hear about volunteerism

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

So many good ones – had Stoneburner in Ballard recently and it’s amazing food.

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

City Year Seattle/King County

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

Fresh Flours, Anchor Ship, or a SBux

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

uplifting, fun, impressed

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Lifetime M’s fan but they are killing me in last 10 years, Sounders fan since the start #DemspeyWatch, and love the Hawks….so hard to say, is all of the above an answer?

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

Seattle Works Day is always memorable, cleaning up a park down by the REI flagship one year was rewarding, it needed it.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

Respect for others, respect for our environment, respect the sunshine 🙂

 

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.

Want to be profiled? Fill out this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KP5CY3 and send a photo of yourself to info@seattleworks.org

P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly blog post.

 

Amy Boyd loves to cheer for the Dawgs at Husky Stadium October 7, 2013

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Amy Boyd_headshot1. Name: Amy Boyd

Neighborhood: Ballard

Occupation: Public Relations

Years in Seattle: 7

 

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

There’s nothing better than cheering on the Dawgs at Husky Stadium.

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Seattle Works Day in 2011.

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

It’s probably a tie between El Camion and Paseo.

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

I’m currently working with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber’s Young Professional’s Network (YPN) to create a robust volunteer group. We enjoyed participating in Seattle Works Day so much that we are now working with additional organizations to schedule volunteer opportunities for our members this fall. We’re currently coordinating with FareStart and Treehouse.

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

Probably Starbucks since there is one on every corner downtown, but on the weekends I love Caffe Fiore in Ballard. Its ambiance is great and the coffee is too!

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

Fun. Empowering. Enjoyable.

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Love them all. I’m dying to get to Seahawks game this season.

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

My first volunteering experience was at a homeless shelter in downtown Tacoma. My choir group sang holiday carols. I remember observing the joy on people’s faces.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

You’re a Seattleite if you can survive the dark, rainy winter; if you have an appreciation for the outdoors; and if you respect the various diverse cultures that fill the City.

 

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.

Want to be profiled? Fill out this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KP5CY3 and send a photo of yourself to info@seattleworks.org

P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly blog post.

 

Becky Chen enjoys running at Greenlake and Lake Union September 30, 2013

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Line #2 Baking/Condiments, Snacks, and Meal in a Box.1. Name: Becky Chen

Neighborhood: Ravenna

Occupation: Finance

Years in Seattle: Born & raised

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

Greenlake & Lake Union for running. Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Belltown, and Ballard for good restaurants and occasional nightlife

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Joining a Teamworks team in January 2009.  After that, I became a regular member of Mr. Miyagi’s Juju!

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

Too many to name, but the first one that comes to mind is the 4-course supper @ Staple & Fancy Mercantile.  Amazing variety of flavors!

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

Seattle Works is my main one!  Other ones I’ve been involved with in the past are United Way King County and the Artsfund

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

If I have time my favorites are Espresso Vivace, Zoka, or Victrola.  Usually I’m  in a hurry and Starbucks is easy to access, and they have good rewards.

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

teamwork, friends, community

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Sounders…since I think soccer’s the most interesting to watch

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

The most recent memorable experience was Operation Nightwatch in June, where we cleaned the apartments and the common areas for the low-income seniors that lived there.  It was great to see the difference we could make in a few hours to their daily lives, and to hear their stories..

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

-loves coffee  -loves the outdoors and goes skiing, hiking, biking, or related activities  -owns more than a couple pieces of North Face, Patagonia, or Arc’teryx gear  -doesn’t usually have an umbrella on hand  -drives a Subaru, SUV…or a hybrid car  -lives in Seattle proper

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.

Want to be profiled? Fill out this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KP5CY3 and send a photo of yourself to info@seattleworks.org

P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly blog post.