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.
Ash first joined tSB as a mentor in the 2017, and served as both a mentor and a first time 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.
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.
Mylinh first joined tSB in 2012 as a Prophet (first year youth participant). Shortly after graduating from the University of Washington, Mylinh returned to tSB as a mentor in 2016. Being able to benefit so greatly as a youth, she recognizes the importance of a program like tSB. It only made sense that her next step was to join the tSBoard in April 2019 to continue the work in ensuring the legacy of tSB lives on and that all youth who participate in the program are able to tap into their most powerful and unapologetic selves.
Mylinh works as an advocate at API Chaya. In her free time, she is always seeking new hobbies. She currently resides in Capitol Hill with her cat, Jackson.
After being introduced to tSB by friends and attending the Soiree in 2018, Phil joined the tSBoard in October 2019. He was inspired by tSB’s powerful sense of community, and felt a strong connection to its mission. As an avid outdoor fanatic and passionate proponent of both environmental and political action, he’s excited to help youth access and influence these worlds.
Phil currently works in business development, but in a former life he was an attorney. He still holds onto his bar license for non-profit work and to assuage three years worth of law school guilt. You can find him spending his free time exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and indulging his passions for travel and food. Phil lives in Ballard with his wife, Jen.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Sebastian joined the tSBoard in November 2019, after becoming a snowboard instructor for the 2018-2019 season (which he doesn’t plan on stopping). tSB is unlike any organization Sebastian has seen – combining mentorship, social and environmental justice training, service projects, and access to snowboarding. It provides youth the ability to understand their own power and the tools to know they belong.
Sebastian moved to Seattle from the east coast after studying business and international studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He enjoys throwing one legendary Christmas party a year and still finds it funny that vendors recognize him at the Farmers Market. He lives in Capitol Hill but usually goes to bed before the nighttime parties start.
Priscilla joined the tSBoard in January 2019. She served as a mentor for tSB in 2017 and 2018. Priscilla was drawn to tSBoard after witnessing, through several peers, tSB’s strength in community and fell in love with the idea that the program was youth-led. She hopes to continue learning from and growing with the organization, while also contributing her time and passion.
Growing up in a military family, Priscilla moved around a lot but has always called Kaneohe, Hawaii home. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Philosophy and Comparative History of Ideas. Living in Seattle for the past 14 years, she enjoys spending time outdoors exploring nearby hikes and lakes. Indoors she enjoys taking time to work on crafting, the exploration of movement and collecting books.
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.
After being introduced to tSB by a fellow Board member, Julian joined the tSBoard in December 2018. Over the past 15 years, Julian has worked with students at all levels to create and deliver media literacy, social justice, outdoor education and leadership development programming in the US, Canada and Europe.
Raised in Nassau, Bahamas and with a degree in Marketing from Boston College, Julian moved to Seattle in 2017. He currently works as the Extended Day Manager at Epiphany School. Julian is committed to helping address systemic gaps in education, resources and related services generally. Yet, he is particularly passionate about youth-led programming models. These features of tSB, along with alumni involvement, its 24-year history and the length of service by many of the mentors and board members, attracted Julian to tSB and its work.
Andrew is a Seattle native and joined tSBoard in November 2019. Prior to tSB, Andrew gained experience working with local youth through organizations such as the King County Diversion Program and Teen Feed. He enjoys many different outdoor activities and has been skiing or snowboarding since he was three years old.
Andrew attended the University of Washington both as an undergraduate and as a law student so, needless to say, he is an avid fan of all things Husky sports. During his time at UW he was active in several student and university groups such as the Interfraternity Council and Washington Law Review. He now works as an attorney at Perkins Coie where he specializes in corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions and working with startups.