PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
Inspired by tSB’s mission and work empowering youth, Dana joined the Board in February 2017. She is excited to utilize her experience with nonprofit management, capacity building and communications to help move tSB forward.
Dana is a Seattle native and graduate of UC San Diego. Shortly after graduating college, she landed her dream job managing communications at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California. Family drew Dana back to Seattle. Dana lives in Kirkland with her husband Mike, daughter Violet and son Owen. Their favorite weekend winter activity is hitting the slopes.
Angel’s Carpet Care
When Josefino isn’t fighting Bowser or jumping into a warp pipe, he’s having a blast as a board member for tSB. Prior to joining the tSBoard he served as a mentor at tSB for 6 years.
In 2012, Josefino started his own carpet cleaning business, Angel’s Carpet Care, which he named after his little brother Angel. Josefino is excited to bring his knowledge and devotion to tSB so that it can continue to make a positive impact in the lives of so many teenagers.
University of Washington Champions Program
Melissa got her first taste of tSB as an MSW Intern in 2009-2010 and is forever grateful for her experiences as an intern and as a volunteer, which taught her everything she knows about building community and youth development.
Currently Melissa supports alumni of the foster care system as they pursue their undergraduate degrees at UW (putting those skills learned at tSB to work!). When not working or volunteering, Melissa can be found playing outside with her partner, Tim; or curled up with a book and her cats, Chunky Rice and Archer.
Office of the Mayor at City of Seattle
Anthony joined the tSBoard in 2015, having been drawn to tSB’s commitment to developing and mentoring youth. His work with teens spans over the past 10 years, including work as a high school tennis coach and as the director of a student leadership development program at the University of Washington (UW Leaders).
Anthony currently lives in Phinney Ridge with his fiancee. When not at City Hall you’ll usually find him at Greenlake, where he’ll either be running, biking, playing tennis, or with his Sluggernauts softball team.
House Democratic Campaign Committee
Mina joined the tSBoard in 2016 and is excited to combine her passions for philanthropy, mentoring and empowering youth to believe in themselves and making our beautiful state the best place it can possibly be to live and play. In her free time she enjoys yoga, going for walks with her rat terrier and discovering new music and restaurants.
Perkins Coie LLP
Kris joined tSB in October 2015. Kris was introduced to tSB in 2014, and after attending the Soiree, he was won over by the organization’s mission and the close knit community.
He grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, lived and worked in Omaha, Nebraska. When not working, Kris can be found snowboarding, hiking, snowshoeing, and golfing, with his wife, Rene.
Learning Design Associates
After being a tSB mentor in 2015, Philip joined the Board in September 2017 to continue helping teens develop themselves as leaders. He grew up in East Harlem in New York City, then bounced his way across the country to Seattle.
Philip is the owner of Learning Design Associates, a coaching and leadership development practice. He has raised 3 sons with his wife Gail and is passionately interested in growing edges, learning Spanish and staying healthy.
Associated Recreation Council
Liz joined the tSBoard in October 2017 and believes in giving back to the community through volunteer work and providing youth with the path to becoming leaders of tomorrow. Liz is a native of the Philippines, speaks Tagalog fluently, and has lived in Washington since 1970. She has over 20+ years’ of successful experience in human resources leadership capacities.
Liz studied communications, with an emphasis in cultural studies at the University of Washington and studied Interior Design at the Art Institute of Seattle. Liz plays tennis, chess, enjoys travel, theatre and lastly, a foodie at heart. She and her sons frequent the local restaurants for new food experiences regularly.
Tableau Software, Inc.
After spending two years volunteering with tSB as a snowboard instructor, Nick wanted to bring his passion for youth development, snowboarding, and the law to the Board in Spring of 2017.
Nick, a Washington native, graduated from University of Idaho with his undergraduate degree focused on international affairs and economics led him to Seattle University for law school. Nick lives in Capitol Hill with his wife, Kristina, and black lab, Kevin.
As a guest at the Soiree in 2017, Marcus was captivated by the impact tSB has played in the lives of our youth and vowed to carry out its mission. He joined the tSBoard in March 2018 and is an advocate of community service and will utilize his zeal to uplift and empower tSB participants.
Marcus is from Phoenix, Arizona and is an alumni of Fort Hays State University where he studied math. He currently works as a senior program planning & control analyst in the aerospace industry. In his spare time, Marcus enjoys cooking and outside of the kitchen, he loves traveling, spending time with his 7 nieces and nephews, playing basketball, and snowboarding across the country.
In June 2018, Wahidah joined the tSBoard, dedicated to the values tSB stands by. She is committed to providing access to educational and economic opportunities and believes that the opportunities tSB offers to youth help to build a community that supports mentorship, development, and safe spaces for voices to be heard.
Wahidah completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Washington with a minor in Diversity and earned her Master’s in Public Administration at Northeastern University. Her work at College Access Now, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the ACLU-WA further shape her passion for social equity. A native Seattlite, Wahidah is excited to bring her perspective to the tSB family.
Mike joined the tSBoard in June 2015 to help tSB fight for social justice in our community — one youth at a time. Mike has experience in both the private and public sector – having worked for two Seattle tech giants, and for the State of Washington and King County.
As a native Seattleite, Mike’s love for the outdoors started at a young age with weekend trips with his family in the Cascades. With an education rooted in strong Jesuit traditions, Mike strongly believes that the most important ingredient to bring about greater social equality is empowering the disenfranchised.
Ash first joined tSB as a mentor in the 2017 and excited to serve as both a mentor and a board member in 2018. A close friend introduced her to tSB after years of searching for the right volunteer community. tSB has been the perfect combination of youth mentorship, social justice, a love of the outdoors and really incredible people. Ash is grateful to be a part of the tSB family.
Ash studied industrial design at the University of Cincinnati and has bounced from coast to coast several times. Eventually a position at REI Co-op brought her to Seattle, where she designs technical backpacks and other outdoor gear. Ash loves hiking, painting portraits, and spending time with her Aussie Shepherd mix, Olive.
Highline Public Schools
Maria joined the tSBoard in December 2018 and was first introduced to tSB when she attended Soiree in 2017. As a teacher and outdoor enthusiast, she was inspired by the mission of the organization and the positive work and relationships tSB is all about. Troubled by the lack of access to outdoor recreation and mentorship in her own students, tSB resounded with Maria and she can’t wait to be a supporter in the coming years.
Born and raised in the Seattle area where most of her family still resides, Maria is currently an elementary school teacher for Highline Public Schools. She and her husband Johannes live in the Georgetown neighborhood with their dog Franzie. Whenever she can, she spends time cooking, skiing, & hiking, and is an aspiring mountain biker and surfer.