Our core team is supported by a group of advisors that provide critical encouragement and insight, our business members that provide enthusiasm and often in-kind support, and our volunteers who just generally rock.
Christine Hanna, co-director
Christine is an entrepreneur, non-profit manager, and experienced marketer. After receiving her MBA from the University of Washington in 1996, she spent six years working with online marketing companies, including goNextdoor, a marketing services company she co-founded. In 2002 she joined Sightline Institute (a Seattle-based sustainability think tank), and became well-versed in the many facets of sustainability and in operating a healthy not-for-profit organization. As Sightline's managing director, she was responsible for financing, strategic planning, and staffing the organization. Inspired by the "living economies" vision of BALLE, and the impressive impact of Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, she co-created Seattle Good Business Network in 2010. Contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin Nelson, co-director
Erin recently joined Seattle Good Business Network as co-director. Passionate about sustainability and community service, for the past three years she has run a green events business primarily focused on non-profit fundraising. Earlier gigs include serving as a US Peace Corp volunteer (Philippines), a US Senate aide, and an academic. She has an MSW (Public and Non-Profit Management) from UC Berkeley, and is ABD, PhD in Cultural Anthropology. Contact Erin at email@example.com.
Julie Dillon, membership and program coordinator
Julie's passions include sustainability, thriving local communities and the healing arts. She's a former manager of the Columbia City Business Improvement Area and produced the 2010 Beatwalk Summer Music Festival. Her background includes 9 years in high tech working in software marketing, project management and web development, including work with Web Collective, Adobe Systems, OnHealth.com, and Microsoft's MSN. A yoga instructor since 2002, Julie feels privileged to be able to contribute to her SE Seattle community through neighborhood yoga classes. Contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nell Abercrombie, Good Buzz newsletter editor
Nell loves connecting people with powerful and unusual ideas. She's an idealistic grocer at Central Co-op, where her work has included development, and media and outreach. She also coordinates communications and social media for The Bikery, a community-powered, volunteer-run bike shop and cycling resource. She has a B.A. in Women Studies from the University of Washington. Favorite pastimes include hiking, biking, and thinking about democratizing resources like knowledge, skills, food, and money. She loves living in Seattle. Contact Nell at email@example.com.
Derek Hoshiko, project manager
Derek is an activist entrepreneur, small business mentor, and was instrumental in sustaining BALLE Seattle, the predecessor of Seattle Good Business Network. He worked with Central Co-op to establish SLICE, a network of cooperatives and annual conference. He also established a network of Eat Local Now! partners who work collaboratively to promote and help build a sustainable local food economy. In 2007, he co-founded Web Collective, Inc., a Seattle-based employee-owned cooperative and now works for YES! Magazine, a nonprofit that fuses powerful ideas with practical actions. Contact Derek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mira P. Anselmi, photographer
Supporting our local economy is a cause close to Mira's heart, so she loves exposing great local businesses through the Think Local program. Mira's passion is photography. She founded Mirastories in 2010, specializing in lifestyle portraiture, special event photography, adventure travel photography and small business profiles. When not on a shoot, she can be found gardening, hiking, rafting, teaching photography and leading tours throughout Seattle with EverGreen Escapes, or volunteering for her other favorite non-profit, the Nature Consortium.
We are grateful for the support and insight we regularly receive from our advisors:
David Korten, author, lecturer, founder, People Centered Development Forum
Jon Kroman, Attorney, Law Office of Jonathan Kroman, PLLC
Derek Long, Executive Director, Sustainable Connections
Shaula Massena, Principal, Northwest Sustainable and Responsible Impact
Cory Sbarbaro, Principal, Turnpoint Consulting
Kevin Wilhelm, CEO, Sustainable Business Consulting