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Carol Ryan loves the Tully’s free refill March 25, 2013

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1. Name: Carol Ryan

    Neighborhood: International District

    Occupation: Volunteer Engagement

    Years in Seattle: I grew up here

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

Any Concert in the Park on a sunny summer evening

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Recruiting volunteers to play math at Explorations in Math events

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

Chinese in the ID

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

Child Care Resources, Board Development Chair and Board Member  Social Venture Partners Seattle, Partner, Family Service Group chair

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

Tully’s! Love that free refill!

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

Energizing, Dependable, Innovative

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Storm!

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

Developing a marketing plan for Metrocenter YMCA’s Alive and Free program. It was a big push to complete, especially because I was working a paying job four days a week and both my kids were under age 5 at the time. But it ended up being the experience I needed to switch sectors and land a job at a non-profit. It was memorable because it changed my career trajectory.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

Good raingear 😉

 
 

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 to yourself to Bevin at bevin@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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Tom Westfall has worked a bug booth March 18, 2013

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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.

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

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

 

Shane McNamee thinks SWD is a great event to meet new people March 11, 2013

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1. Name: Shane McNamee

    Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

    Occupation: Corporate Finance

    Years in Seattle: 6

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

I really enjoy walking around Volunteer Park. 

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Seattle Works Day.  It’s a great event to meet new people and make a big difference without a long-term time commitment.

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

 It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, but I especially enjoy Cafe Flora, Quinn’s, and Tin Table.

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

I recently joined Social Venture Partners (SVP) and look forward to getting more involved there.

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

 Starbucks on 15th and Olive Way

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

Inspiring, fun, and educational

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

 I’m not a big sports fan, so I won’t claim any team.  But I do like garlic fries at the stadium!

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

 Serving as Treasurer and Board Member for Seattle Works.  These roles have taught me much about how nonprofit organizations are managed.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

 I know this sounds blasphemous, but I don’t drink coffee.  So I don’t consider that a requirement for being a Seattleite. 🙂  Someone who is laidback, socially conscious, and doesn’t mind a little rain and gray weather.

 

 

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 to yourself to Bevin at bevin@seattleworks.org

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

 

Duane Landon enjoys meandering the shops on the waterfront March 4, 2013

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1. Name: Duane Landon

    Neighborhood: Queen Anne

    Years in Seattle: 35

    Occupation: Accountant

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

Waterfront, I like to get fish & chips, ice cream, and then meander the shops.

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

Introduced by a volunteer of Executive Service Corps.

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

At Beppo’s; veal marsala, eggplant parmigiana, and tiramisu.

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

Yes

6. Which coffee shop do you frequent most?

Nielsen’s Pastries

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

Fun, Inviting, Appreciative

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Sounders

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

First memory is of doing trail maintenance in a local park as a young boy.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

Doesn’t need an umbrella

 

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 to yourself to Bevin at bevin@seattleworks.org

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

 

Sarah McCrum Voelzke loves a good microbrew February 25, 2013

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1. Name: Sarah McCrum Voelzke

    Neighborhood: Queen Anne

    Years in Seattle: 17

    Occupation: Banking for Nonprofits

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

Discovery Park 

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.

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

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

 

Mercedes Elizalde loves the incredibly laid back nature of Seattle February 18, 2013

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1. Name: Mercedes Elizalde

    Neighborhood: First Hill

    Years in Seattle: 2

    Occupation: Director of Childcare

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

Greenlake

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

The Bridge training

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

Yellow Curry with Tofu at Thai Thom’s

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

I work with the Associated Recreation Council and The Student Conservation Association.  I also volunteer with Planned Parenthood and am on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Campaign Fund.

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

It depends on the day (and who I may be with) but usually it is the Starbucks on 4th and Seneca or Tully’s on Broadway and Pike.

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

Motivating, Educational and Fun

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

I really like going to baseball games.  Its not something that I follow closely but just something about the atmostphere of the stadium is always inviting; but I am more of a football fan at heart.

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

I would say the most memorable moment for me was the first time I did a tabling event for Planned Parenthood.  I was really neverous about approching people and asking for signatures and passing out information about the health clinics.  It was a bit out of my comfort zone but I knew that it was good work that needed to be done.  I ended up being much easier and a more fun than I expected.  People would actually come up to me and ask how they could help.  It felt renewing and inspiring to see so many people concerned with the issues or so open to talking about the benefits of Planned Parenthood clinics.  I had an opportunity to speak with lots of different people and I left feeling great about how many thoughtful progressive minded people lived the Seattle Area.  It made me want to find ways to get more invovled and continue to support causes I believed in.  It was my first volunteer experience after moving to Seattle and it was a great way to get my foot in the door.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

Laid back! That was the first thing I noticed about Seattle and the thing that drew me here the most.  I love the fact that everything feels incredibly laid back and relaxed.  Although there is the rush of the city I never feel like I have to be anywhere, it is completely acceptable to sit in a coffee shop for hours (not even drinking coffee) or go for a long walk with no particular place to go (rain or shine).

 

 

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 to yourself to Bevin at bevin@seattleworks.org

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

 

Sarah Haeger has many favorite Seattle locales February 11, 2013

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1. Name: Sarah Haeger

    Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

    Years in Seattle: 5

    Occupation: Communications/PR

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

Discovery Park, Sculpture Park, Lake Washington, Cal Anderson, Ballard Farmer’s Market

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

The Assembly

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

Hard to pick just one… I’ve had so many memorable, delicious meals both at restaurants and in friend’s kitchens.

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

United Way, American Heart Association, Red Cross

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

Three-way tie between Stumptown and Victrola on Pine and Starbucks on Olive

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

Fun, friends and philanthropy

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?

Sounders

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

My first Seattle Works Day poured rain… we had a great time just the same, and became a regular participant.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

Seems to be a low bar to entry… Compared to the East Coast where you have to have a birthright, I think you just have to love Seattle enough to call yourself a Seattleite.

 

 

 
 
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 to yourself to Bevin at bevin@seattleworks.org

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