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Sally J. Clark is the Chair of the Seattle City Council’s Committee on Housing Affordability, Human Services and Economic Resiliency. She also serves on the Council’s Energy Committee and Education and Governance Committee.

Her career includes work with Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods, the Metropolitan King County Council, Northwest Association for Housing Affordability, and Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 

A common thread in Sally’s work has been the goal of helping people become their own best advocates and to build connections strengthening community and place. Sally and her partner live in the Brighton neighborhood of Southeast Seattle near Seward Park.


Gordy Bryson, President of International Media Partners. Gordy is a veteran Northwest media executive with more than 25 years of strategic experience in multiple industries.


Ram Dutt, CEO and Founder of Meylah. Ram has been leading innovative technology solutions in ecommerce and consumer electronics. Serves as a Board Member for JAG's WA state chapter Jobs for Washington’s Graduates (JWG)


Michael Tetteh, Certified professional Speaker, Coach, Trainer and Former Seattle Sounder.


Shirley Eclipse, Director of Client Services at IMP. 20 years of experience in marketing and media includes public relations, strategic media planning and buying, account management and business-development strategies. 


Michael "Luni" Libes, Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Advisor, and Educator. 21 years of experience creating and building startups. Advisor to Impact HUB Seattle and SURF Incubator, and an impact investment group, B Revolution Capital.


Tony Benton, Founder and CEO of Musica Entertaintment LLC. Also, former Clear Channel Radio KUBE 93. He was the host of StreetBeat and the Community Affairs director for Clear Channel Radio. 



John Greenland, Director Sales Manager at KIRO TV. John is a 19 year Web media veteran with experience in Website development, content, marketing and sales. His career began at Gannett as site architect launching in Olympia, Washington. In 2000, John joined as lead designer for ESPN’s fantasy sports Website. The site went on to win a Webby for best sports site in 2001, 2002 and 2003. In September 2001, John returned to The Olympian as New Media Director.


Tawn Holstra, President/publisher at Brown Sparrow Publishing & Thurston County Economic Development Board. She specializes in revealing patterns in communication and work styles (with individuals and groups) which limit results, satisfaction, and impact reputation.


In his current role as Senior Director of Strategic Alliances and Business Influencer Programs, Alex is responsible for leading business development and go-to-market planning with Microsoft’s strategic alliance and business community organizations, helping US small and medium businesses adopt and benefit from Microsoft online services and software solution offerings. He leads efforts in defining market opportunities, developing joint value propositions and allocating resources that will result in mutual benefits to these commercial alliances and business community organizations. In 2014, 1,500 Microsoft Partners and 2,000 Business Organizations have leveraged these programs to help over 1M SMBs learn and adopt technology to thrive and grow.

He has been with Microsoft for 20 years and has held numerous marketing and product management leadership roles in Microsoft ranging from Windows, Office, Office 365, Server & Tools product groups. Prior to his current role, he was the Director of Product Management and leading the online marketplace and e-commerce strategy in the Windows and Information Worker business group.

He holds a CPA and BA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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As an Interactive Director at Comcast Spotlight he gets to see the incredible value that he can deliver for his clients. When used properly together the results can be incredible. 


In a nutshell he his passionate about all things digital. From Search to Social, Display to Video all forms of Digital Marketing inspire him to learn more about digital applications and how they can help their clients.

He has worked with Direct Businesses and Agencies for the last 13 years. He has been fortunate to work in Digital as long as he has in Traditional Media. 


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Larissa is the Editor-in-Chief of MODE and has been featured in many blogs worldwide for years sharing her opinions and expertise to everything from beauty to philanthropy. As a wife and mother of three her experience comes from more than her professional life. She has held non-profit board positions, competed in a pageant, ran a marina and even worked for the Washington State House of Representatives.


Now at 34 she knows what she wants to do; share everything she has learned. She wants to take those experiences to the next level and make the Puget Sound chic and swanky.


Larissa enjoys being a part of the social scene and has found that she has her foot dipped in many pools. This is why she knew starting a magazine to showcase the Northwest's poshness was the way to go. It's time to show the world Seattle isn't all Birkenstocks and socks. Seattle has style and MODE is going to prove it! You can find Larissa at any time on Twitter @reesycup. 

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