Board of Directors
Sean is the Program Manager for Global Social Impact at Starbucks, and has served as an executive in retail, supply chain, logistics and leadership roles for over 25 years. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Stanford University, Sean accepted a commission in the US Navy. As a Supply Corps Officer, he served 10 years in operations and policy primarily internationally. Serving and helping to provide opportunities in underserved communities has been an underlying passion. Sean has worked extensively with the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (as well as Boston) to provide mentorship, employment and second chance hiring opportunities. A Renton resident, father of three boys and proud Pacific Northwest native, Sean is currently on the Renton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is the President of the Stanford Military Service Network National/International Chapter.
Matt is the Director of Infrastructure Operations and Security at Seattle University, where he provides technology leadership, information security oversight, and user-friendly communications to improve the tech experience for students, faculty, and staff. He enjoys “teaching the teachers”, finding elegant solutions, and loves lengthy Q&A sessions. Matt has spent the last 16 years supporting technology in higher education, and also volunteers on the Technology Committee for Legal Voice. Matt graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and BA in Humanities, and currently lives in Seattle with his wife, two kids, and three guitars.
Iann is an auditor at CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, a national financial services firm. She work in the public sector, specifically auditing employee benefit plans and non-profit organizations. Iann graduated Magna Cum Laude from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting as well as minors in music and interdisciplinary studies. She played the violin in the Central Washington Symphony as well as the Tacoma Youth Symphony, and still plays the piano as a way to relax. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and cooking.
Viesta is an Office Manager for King County and previously held positions at the Port of Seattle and Mount Zion Baptist Church. A graduate of South Seattle College, she is an avid gardener, enjoys music, collects coins, and unusual rocks. She has two sons and Bella, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi/German Shepard.
Micaela Pearson is the Underwriting and Development Coordinator for Classical KING FM 98.1. She coordinates fundraising campaigns for KING FM’s operating budget through individual giving and business sponsorships. Micaela graduated from Seattle University with a BA in Fine Arts, Music with Honors. She is a vocalist and conductor, and in addition to performing, Micaela supports artists behind the scenes in roles like stage manager and page turner.
Alan is a trial attorney with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. His practice focuses on insurance defense litigation throughout Western Washington. Alan is a graduate of Gonzaga University and Creighton University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Washington State.
William is an Assistant Vice President/Financial Center Manager with Bank of America in the Puget Sound. After graduating with a BA in Political Science at the University of Washington, he has been in the banking industry for over 17 years at US Bank and JP Morgan Chase prior to joining Bank of America. William is an advocate for classical music education in addition to leading Asian American Employee Groups in the banks he has worked in. William has two teenage daughters and a wife and resides in South King County.
Creative Content Manager
Maggie a music journalist at Classical KING FM and Second Inversion, KING FM’s project dedicated to new and experimental music. She manages all of Second Inversion’s programming and platforms, including curating the 24/7 online stream and website features, producing written and multimedia content, and serving as an on-air host. A passionate advocate for women composers, Maggie founded the Women in (New) Music series on Second Inversion to highlight women’s’ contributions to the classical canon. Maggie graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Seattle University. She also studied experimental music composition in Paris at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique. In her spare time, she plays piano and presents pre-concert lectures at classical music events around Seattle.
Tom earned his Bachelor’s in Philosophy from Seattle University’s College of Arts & Sciences in 2017. During his undergraduate studies, Tom sang and worked with Seattle University Choirs as their Student Manager. He is currently working on a Master’s in Business Administration from Seattle University’s Albers School of Business & Economics. Tom began playing music at a young age and continues to play guitar, cello, piano, and drums with his family and friends in his free time between studies and work. He also enjoys spending time outside and attending concerts with friends.
Chelsea currently serves as the statewide director of volunteer and donor engagement at Children’s Home Society of Washington, the state’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children. Previous to her role at CHSW, Chelsea managed the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals team at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, raising over $3.5 million through corporate fundraising campaigns. Chelsea’s professional experience in the nonprofit sector began with her 5-year role at Seattle Children’s Hospital as volunteer coordinator, where she helped manage 1,200 weekly volunteers in over 90 different departments. Chelsea received her BA in English Literature from Seattle Pacific University and is currently enrolled in Seattle University’s Master of Nonprofit Leadership program, graduating in June 2018. Chelsea is also a member of the Nu Lambda Mu honor society.
- Bernard Ablola, Founder, Think Strategy
- Alexander Diaz, Territory Manager, Uber
- Stephanie Ellis-Smith, Philanthropist and Community Leader
- Vivian Phillips, Chair, Seattle Arts Commission
- Marcie Maxwell, Community Leader
- Peter Drury, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Seattle Children’s Hospital