Emerging Leaders 365 Committee Roster
These dedicated volunteers shape the Emerging Leaders 365 program offerings, helping to create awesome activities for the group, and inspiring more young professionals to make an impact 365 days of the year!
Having been born and raised in King County, I was happy to find a non-profit I believe is truly attempting to do the most good for the people who need it most. United Way aligns with my values and allows me to give back to my community.
Fun Fact: The first gingerbread house I ever made from scratch was a scale replica of my own house that included gummy bear windows and a chocolate mailbox; I like making art!
I’ve been connected to the United Way in some capacity throughout my entire professional career and didn’t want to miss an opportunity to give back even more. I’m relatively new to Seattle, but I’m excited to learn about and contribute to the community on a deeper level through Emerging Leaders 365!
Fun Fact: I am a professional singer and release music under my artist name, DeMaur.
I’ve seen the greater Seattle landscape change as the concepts of housing security, graduation, and financial stability are more challenging than ever to achieve. I am thankful for the opportunity to support an organization that is making such a positive impact in my community.
Fun Fact: I am an avid outdoor enthusiast and recently accomplished my childhood goal of summiting Mt. Rainier with a group of close friends.
United Way of King County provides our local community with opportunities to engage, serve, and empower one another. In doing so, we lift each other up and work together towards a sustainable, equitable, and brighter future.
Fun Fact: I love live music—I try to go to a show at least once a week to stay inspired.
I support the United Way because I want to be able to help our community in a way that aligns with my own personal values and beliefs. Building and supporting our own community while being able to meet other young professionals is an added bonus!
Fun Fact: I worked in sales and marketing most of my career and am now studying to become a nurse!
I support United Way of King County because of their commitment to making a positive impact in the local community. Their efforts to provide essential services and resources to individuals and families in need align with my values and desire to create a more equitable and prosperous future for all.
Fun Fact: I wear size 18 shoes
I love UWKC’s community-centered approach and their commitment to racial equity across all causes they support.
Fun Fact: In high school, my favorite sport was finding ways to get out of running the mile in gym class. Today, somehow, I love racking up miles on the trails, and (as Dre would say) I “eat mountain summits for breakfast.” Always game for a hike!
I support United Way of King County because I choose to live into my values and taking ownership of my role within the community. I am tenacious in my journey to create positive change in the world, generate true value for others, and inspire those around me to lead with honesty, compassion, and courage.
Fun Fact: I love plushies. I have at least two in every room, so they can keep each other company.
I love that the United Way is truly committed to bettering our communities in the long run. By addressing the root causes of systemic inequality, we’re making sure that we’re not just triaging symptoms for future generations to deal with but actually treating and eliminating the problem at its origin.
Fun Fact: I’m a Major Maker! I love spending my time knitting, sewing, and crocheting whenever I can.
Not only will I be able to give back to our communities, but I’ll also be able to help shape the future by working with other passionate individuals to create positive and exciting experiences.
Fun Fact: I’m an AV Geek and Foodie
I’m grateful to support the UWKC and our community’s effort to address our most critical needs while centering racial equity and community-driven action. United Way is uniquely equipped to support our neighbors now more than ever and I hop you’ll join us in this work.
Fun Fact: I never grew out of having a sweet tooth – and my favorite desserts are homemade lemon bars!
I love how United Way of King County is building, strong racially just communities and focuses on finding solutions to root causes of inequities. Their values-driven approach helps to uplift and empower all, ensuring that everyone has what they need to lead thriving, joyful lives.
Fun Fact: I am ordained and have performed marriage ceremonies for two of my friends.
I chose to be a part of United Way-King County because I wanted to be in the community putting in the work and seeing the change I so wish to see in society. Working towards a socially just community where everyone can be seen, heard and respected is the type of organization I’m proud to be a leader in.
Fun Fact: I recently became a real estate broker!
What I love about the work of UWKC is its focus on racial equity, because this is where the greatest disparities in our community exist. I believe, in a racially just community, we all win.
Fun Fact: I have lived 7 states across the West Coast and Midwest. In many of the cities I’ve lived I’ve also been connected to United Way, whether as a volunteer or donor, because I believe in the power of community in making the world a better place.
As a tech worker transplant to this city, I think it’s important to recognize my privilege and my responsibility to give back to the community. We all benefit from a society in which more people have access to educational and economic opportunities.
Fun Fact: I started a pandemic sourdough, and it’s still going strong. Sourdough pancakes are a weekend staple in my kitchen!