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Our team harnesses the entrepreneurial spirit to deliver a highly personalized experience to our clients.

I am a former chef and current food enthusiast. I enjoy hiking, foraging, and gardening in the great PNW with my three sons. I am a lifetime Washington resident.

Michael
Thomas

PRINCIPAL

I can walk on my hands 🙂 My goal last summer was to go on one hike a week from May to October- happy to say I completed it! I create a shuffle dancing account, and have made lots of friends all over the world from it.

Betty
Zhou

ASSOCIATE

I enjoy spending time with my son and watching him play soccer, favorite hobbies include: knitting/crocheting, ballroom dancing, yoga and hiking.

Gina
Mendoza

PRINCIPAL

Was once in a Kung Fu movie, avid Seattle sports fan, and loves to golf..poorly.

Ben
Dowdle

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

I have seen every single episode of Seinfeld and the Office at least 2-3 times. I learned how to drive stick shift in three days. I love pickles.

Isabella
Garzon-Byrd

RECRUITER

I have 3 sisters. I coach a Crossfire Select soccer team for middle school girls. My favorite place in the world is Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Heidi
Metzger

ASSOCIATE

Loves to travel and explore new places.  Spends her free time reading or doing crafts.

Mary
Carr

ASSOCIATE

Passion for traveling like locals and find hidden gems not visited by tourists.

Sean
Bolooki

PRINCIPAL

Have taken up knitting as a hobby during quarantine (and to cope with studying for the PMP): my hats get a lot of love on social media! Love reading heady things about spirituality and philosophy in my free time and even write about it from time to time on two blogs. Am a long-term player of video games (although I go through phases): have loved challenging games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls in the last couple years.

Zack
Tigert

CONSULTANT

I love to go skiing in the winter, boating in the San Juan’s catching lingcod and shrimp in the spring, river rafting early summer, crabbing in the Everett Bay mid-summer, and wine tasing all year round. Occasionally we will go to Kauai or Maui in the early Spring.

Haley
Bradford

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Self-proclaimed travel agent and Taco Bell connoisseur.

Janette
Maricich

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

LA Native turned Seattleite. Loves seafood and staying active.

Elizabeth
Nemeth

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

I have 8 children (4 boys & 4 girls). I live in a Victorian Seaport town.

Josh
Freund

PRINCIPAL

Loves camping. Dreams of opening his own PB&J restaurant.

Stephen
Edde

CONSULTANT

I went to college in Edinburgh, Scotland and studied abroad in Egypt and Spain. I played competitive ultimate frisbee for 5 years. I have two cats, Puma and Chutney.

Kristen
Connor

ASSOCIATE

Loves staying active, travel, photography, and DIY projects.

Bailey
Fischer

PRINCIPAL

Enjoys cooking and eating healthy foods. Favorite food – horsemeat.

Aizhamal
Akylbekova

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

A true Northwest pluviophile. Lives for bungee jumping in New Zealand.

Erin
Anderson

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

I am fluent in 3 different languages, I love to travel and enjoy beach vacations.

Navneet
Brar

ASSOCIATE

Passionate about international travel – has been to six of the seven continents (looking at your Antarctica!).

Ken
Chardos

SENIOR MANAGER

Historian, sailor, and adherent of the religion of college basketball.

James
Collins

PRINCIPAL

Loves Baking, Plays Video Games, and does 250 pushups everyday.

Tony
Curry

PRINCIPAL

Patriotic, nature-loving Seattlelite with a sunny disposition.

Kylee
Fortygin

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Probably playing guitar right now, or thinking about it…

Brendan
Gaylord

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Lived in 6 countries and speaks 3 languages.

Alexander
Goldenberg

MANAGING PARTNER

Dreams in strategy and can be found belting karaoke.

Michael
Gringauz

PARTNER

Enjoys baking, relaxing on a sunny beach, and spending time with family and friends.

Caroline
Hoban

ASSOCIATE

Love playing golf and being outdoors

Adam
Keovonghpet

PRINCIPAL

Loves lazy vacations on the beach, binge watching tv shows, and spending time with family and friends.

Dasha
Lyubarskiy

MANAGER

Obsessive OneNote user and thrives on coconut flavored sparkling water.

Julie
Martin

PRINCIPAL LEAD

Loves dogs and baby goats and would love to have a farm full of them!

Daniela
Martos

ASSOCIATE

Native Midwesterner; enjoys summer thunderstorms. Can’t get enough of physics and astronomy, so long as someone else handles the math.

Aaron
McLin

PRINCIPAL

Dog dad, Foxy Shazam

Josh
McMurdo

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Loves the outdoors and is a huge Disney fan.

Glen
Miyamura

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

I’m a serial hobbyist and DIY’er, but, lean towards woodworking (building custom furniture) and doing anything automotive-related.

Jason
Nguyen

PRINCIPAL

Learning about different cultures through food, customs/traditions, history and language is a passion of mine!

Christene
Oganov

ASSOCIATE

Baking queen that loves taking pictures of her cat.

Alena
Papusha

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, HR SPECIALIST

An avid PC hardware, tech and gaming junkie. Just an all-around nerd.

Randall
Partridge

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Loves summer days on the lake and conjuring up the next house project.

Jennifer
Pettit

PRINCIPAL LEAD

Cooks a mean Full English Breakfast.

Tom
Postings

MANAGER

Loves working in the garden, reading, puzzles, exercise and socializing. Fun fact: threw the javelin in high school.

Brandon
Rubens

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Studied Criminal Law and has been an avid horseback rider over the years.

Erin
Saville

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

I can name the last 25 MLB world series winners.

Joshua
Schelberg

ASSOCIATE

I have 2 dogs, Leo and Snickers.

Christine
Schubert

CONSULTANT

Custom vintage motorcycle builder and coffee fanatic. I live for the sunshine after a long Seattle rain.

Dave
Skogerson

PRINCIPAL

Known by his kids for being “good at playing.” Enjoys using that undimmed imagination to explore and design business solutions.

Benjamin
Skoropinski

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Speaks 3 languages fluently – English, Tamil and Hindi and can understand 2 more Indian languages-Kannada and Malayalam.

Poornima
Sundararaman

PRINCIPAL

Loves to cook new dishes and try new foods, travel, and off-road.

Nellie
Vasiliev

ASSOCIATE

Bungee jumped over a river and probably won’t do it again!

Karissa
Vongkhamchanh

ASSOCIATE

Native PNW’er dog mom who loves to organize, watch The Office and compete in trivia.

Stephanie
Watts

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

I’m a fierce competitor and I dream Seahawks.

Joshua
Wheeler

PRINCIPAL

I am a former chef and current food enthusiast. I enjoy hiking, foraging, and gardening in the great PNW with my three sons. I am a lifetime Washington resident.

Michael Thomas

PRINCIPAL

I can walk on my hands 🙂 My goal last summer was to go on one hike a week from May to October- happy to say I completed it! I create a shuffle dancing account, and have made lots of friends all over the world from it.

Betty Zhou

ASSOCIATE

I enjoy spending time with my son and watching him play soccer, favorite hobbies include: knitting/crocheting, ballroom dancing, yoga and hiking.

Gina Mendoza

PRINCIPAL

Was once in a Kung Fu movie, avid Seattle sports fan, and loves to golf..poorly.

Ben
Dowdle

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

I have seen every single episode of Seinfeld and the Office at least 2-3 times. I learned how to drive stick shift in three days. I love pickles.

Isabella Garzon-Byrd

RECRUITER

I have 3 sisters. I coach a Crossfire Select soccer team for middle school girls. My favorite place in the world is Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Heidi Metzger

ASSOCIATE

Loves to travel and explore new places.  Spends her free time reading or doing crafts.

Mary Carr

ASSOCIATE

Passion for traveling like locals and find hidden gems not visited by tourists.

Sean
Bolooki

PRINCIPAL

Have taken up knitting as a hobby during quarantine (and to cope with studying for the PMP): my hats get a lot of love on social media! Love reading heady things about spirituality and philosophy in my free time and even write about it from time to time on two blogs. Am a long-term player of video games (although I go through phases): have loved challenging games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls in the last couple years.

Zack Tigert

CONSULTANT

I love to go skiing in the winter, boating in the San Juan’s catching lingcod and shrimp in the spring, river rafting early summer, crabbing in the Everett Bay mid-summer, and wine tasing all year round. Occasionally we will go to Kauai or Maui in the early Spring.

Haley Bradford

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Self-proclaimed travel agent and Taco Bell connoisseur.

Janette Maricich

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

LA Native turned Seattleite. Loves seafood and staying active.

Elizabeth
Nemeth

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

I have 8 children (4 boys & 4 girls). I live in a Victorian Seaport town.

Josh Freund

PRINCIPAL

Loves camping. Dreams of opening his own PB&J restaurant.

Stephen Edde

CONSULTANT

I went to college in Edinburgh, Scotland and studied abroad in Egypt and Spain. I played competitive ultimate frisbee for 5 years. I have two cats, Puma and Chutney.

Kristen Connor

ASSOCIATE

Loves staying active, travel, photography, and DIY projects.

Bailey
Fischer

PRINCIPAL

Enjoys cooking and eating healthy foods. Favorite food – horsemeat.

Aizhamal Akylbekova

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

A true Northwest pluviophile. Lives for bungee jumping in New Zealand.

Erin Anderson

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

I am fluent in 3 different languages, I love to travel and enjoy beach vacations.

Navneet Brar

ASSOCIATE

Passionate about international travel – has been to six of the seven continents (looking at your Antarctica!).

Ken
Chardos

SENIOR MANAGER

Historian, sailor, and adherent of the religion of college basketball.

James Collins

PRINCIPAL

Loves Baking, Plays Video Games, and does 250 pushups everyday.

Tony Curry

PRINCIPAL

Patriotic, nature-loving Seattlelite with a sunny disposition.

Kylee Fortygin

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Probably playing guitar right now, or thinking about it…

Brendan
Gaylord

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Lived in 6 countries and speaks 3 languages.

Alexander Goldenberg

MANAGING PARTNER

Dreams in strategy and can be found belting karaoke.

Michael Gringauz

PARTNER

Enjoys baking, relaxing on a sunny beach, and spending time with family and friends.

Caroline Hoban

ASSOCIATE

Love playing golf and being outdoors

Adam
Keovonghpet

PRINCIPAL

Loves lazy vacations on the beach, binge watching tv shows, and spending time with family and friends.

Dasha Lyubarskiy

MANAGER

Obsessive OneNote user and thrives on coconut flavored sparkling water.

Julie Martin

PRINCIPAL LEAD

Loves dogs and baby goats and would love to have a farm full of them!

Daniela Martos

ASSOCIATE

Native Midwesterner; enjoys summer thunderstorms. Can’t get enough of physics and astronomy, so long as someone else handles the math.

Aaron
McLin

PRINCIPAL

Dog dad, Foxy Shazam

Josh McMurdo

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Loves the outdoors and is a huge Disney fan.

Glen Miyamura

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

I’m a serial hobbyist and DIY’er, but, lean towards woodworking (building custom furniture) and doing anything automotive-related.

Jason Nguyen

PRINCIPAL

Learning about different cultures through food, customs/traditions, history and language is a passion of mine!

Christene
Oganov

ASSOCIATE

Baking queen that loves taking pictures of her cat.

Alena Papusha

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, HR SPECIALIST

An avid PC hardware, tech and gaming junkie. Just an all-around nerd.

Randall Partridge

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Loves summer days on the lake and conjuring up the next house project.

Jennifer Pettit

PRINCIPAL LEAD

Cooks a mean Full English Breakfast.

Tom
Postings

MANAGER

Loves working in the garden, reading, puzzles, exercise and socializing. Fun fact: threw the javelin in high school.

Brandon Rubens

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Studied Criminal Law and has been an avid horseback rider over the years.

Erin Saville

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

I can name the last 25 MLB world series winners.

Joshua Schelberg

ASSOCIATE

I have 2 dogs, Leo and Snickers.

Christine
Schubert

CONSULTANT

Custom vintage motorcycle builder and coffee fanatic. I live for the sunshine after a long Seattle rain.

Dave Skogerson

PRINCIPAL

Known by his kids for being “good at playing.” Enjoys using that undimmed imagination to explore and design business solutions.

Benjamin Skoropinski

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Speaks 3 languages fluently – English, Tamil and Hindi and can understand 2 more Indian languages-Kannada and Malayalam.

Poornima Sundararaman

PRINCIPAL

Loves to cook new dishes and try new foods, travel, and off-road.

Nellie
Vasiliev

ASSOCIATE

Bungee jumped over a river and probably won’t do it again!

Karissa Vongkhamchanh

ASSOCIATE

Native PNW’er dog mom who loves to organize, watch The Office and compete in trivia.

Stephanie Watts

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

I’m a fierce competitor and I dream Seahawks.

Joshua Wheeler

PRINCIPAL