Boasting a 30-year career in the nonprofit sector, Degale Cooper joined YouthCare as its chief program officer in June 2018. The Seattle-based nonprofit works to end youth homelessness.
Kristen Keltz is the CEO of Spinach Bus Venture Group, which was formed to preserve and promote Skagit Valley. The group currently owns and operates Skagit Acres, Tulip Town, Fairhaven Mill and Skagit Landing Restaurant and Catering.
Charles ”Charlie” Finkel is the co-founder of Pike Brewing, a pioneer in craft beer and a Seattle icon since 1989. Found next to Pike Place Market, Pike Brewing first brewed IPA in 1990; today, it offers a half dozen different IPAs.
Jason Parker is the co-founder and president of Copperworks Distilling Company, a craft distillery, tasting room and gift shop on the waterfront in Downtown Seattle. Copperworks is known for its small-batch American Single Malt Whiskey, gins and vodka, all made from malted barley.
Hutton Moyer is the owner and founder of Moyer Baseball Academy as well as a real estate broker with Wyman Group, specializing in the Greater Seattle and Bellevue areas. “I have the pleasure of being deeply involved in two uniquely different businesses.”
Ioana Bucur is the COO and tasting room manager for Princess and Bear Wines. “We are dedicated to sharing these root-to-sip, affordable, hand selections through our tasting room in South Park Seattle, wine clubs and online to everyone who seeks and appreciates quality, originality, hard work, sustainability and passion in a glass.”
Jen Ayers is a singer, songwriter, playwright and performer, whose latest work, “SHe Said,” is set to show Oct. 6 to Oct. 9 at Seattle’s Broadway Performance Hall. “My new project, ‘SHe Said,’ is a culmination of all my artistic endeavors coming together: a double concept album and multimedia theatrical production about gender identity and transition based on a very personal story but with universal themes.”
Husband-and-wife duo, Daisuke Matsumoto and Amy Hernández Matsumoto, are the co-owners of Vancouver’s Pizzeria La Sorrentina, a Southern Italian trattoria. Aside from fresh pasta, pizza and desserts, the Matsumotos also offer pizza and baking classes in the fall
Drew Gillespie is the president of Pike Brewing, which has been making beer in the heart of Seattle since 1989. Most recently, the independently operated craft brewery introduced a refreshed look, a new head brewer (Leslie Shore) and three new beers.
Danielle Hulton is the owner of Seattle’s Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe and Fuel Coffee. Ada’s focuses on science, technology and science fiction while Fuel Coffee is one of the city’s most iconic, independent coffee shops.