Team

Seattle Restored is fortunate to be supported by many talented individuals in bringing Seattle Restored to life!

Malika Bennett | Black Arts Love
Phase 1 Application Review Panelist

Black Arts Love is a community based organization committed to promoting black artists, black culture and economic empowerment. Our mission is to amplify black creators, culture and entrepreneurship.

Vanessa Young
Seattle Restored Communications Manager

Vanessa has a history of working with Seattle publications to highlight budding artists and businesses. She is passionate about supporting local creators and building community through storytelling.

Samy Hamiche | Shunpike
Program Coordinator

Samy works as a Program Coordinator for Shunpike, a nonprofit that empowers artists through equitable access to vital expertise, opportunities, and business services. He has experience in digital marketing as part of a previous role for a PR company, as well as event planning and business strategies. He also writes articles regularly for a French web media focused on the arts: “Mediamag.fr.”

Jo Cosme | Jo Cosme 
Seattle Restored Photography

Chris Guillot | Merchant Method
Merchandising and Activation Facilitation & Phase 1 Application Review Panelist

Merchant Method enables product-based businesses with the skills and retail knowledge they need to sustain profitable growth.

Claiborne Bell | Seattle Sorbets 
Phase 1 Application Review Panelist

If you peek between the rain drops of West Seattle you will find its best kept secret, Seattle Sorbets, here sorbet is our passion not just our job. We use only the finest Kosher ingredients to create eleven sorbet flavors that will breathe life into your old dusty taste buds! Try our delicious sorbets today and we will make you a believer.

SuJ’n Chon | Novum Lux
Phase 1 Application Review Panelist

Novum Lux serves non-profit and government agencies primarily in the intersection of the arts, education, and social justice. Imagination begets revolution.

Dani Cone | Cone & Steiner
Phase 1 Application Review Panelist

Cone & Steiner is a modern take on the classic general store, and we believe that people come together over good food and drink. Cone & Steiner features specialty, local, and basic goods at our two Seattle stores and online/delivery platform as well. C&S is based on our Founder Dani Cone’s Great Grandfather Sam Cone’s original store of the same name, established in Seattle in 1915 shortly after he came to this country. Dani re-established Cone & Steiner in 2014 with this same purpose as her grandfather, to create a space where people can come together over good food and drink. This is where and how community happens.

Rana San | Northwest Film Forum
Phase 1 Application Review Panelist

Artistic Director at Northwest Film Forum – Founded in Seattle in 1995 as an independent film and arts nonprofit, Northwest Film Forum incites public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences.

David Pierre-Louis | Kay Tita
Phase 1 Application Review Panelist

Kay Tita is a community resource organization dedicated to empowering Haitian entrepreneurs through skill training, cultivating critical partnerships, raising capital, and facilitating impact investing opportunities. Kay Tita is led by and rooted in work between Seattle and Haiti.

Hanako O’Leary | Shunpike
Program Coordinator 

Hanako O’Leary has been working with Shunpike since 2017. Her experience ranges from coordinating artists for Storefronts Seattle, curating visual art exhibits for Artist of Color Expo and Symposium (ACES), and managing arts groups for fiscal sponsorship. Hanako is also a visual artist working in all manner of craft based sculpture. She is currently a long term resident artist at Pottery North West.

Andrea Porter | Seattle Made / Seattle Good Business Network
Program Manager 

Andrea joined the Seattle Good Business Network team in 2015 to help with the official Seattle Made launch party and later joined as the Seattle Made program manager. Andrea is a firm believer that the vitality of our community is bound to those who find the passion in pursuing independent business ownership!

Martin Tran | Shunpike
Program Manager

Martin Tran is the Program Manager at Shunpike, an organization that empowers artists through equitable access to vital resources. He is also an Executive Producer for the award-winning Vanishing Seattle docuseries, which focuses on the stories of displaced institutions, small businesses, and cultures of Seattle. Martin is passionate about holding space for underrepresented communities.

Line Sandsmark | Shunpike

Line Sandsmark is the Executive Director at Shunpike. Her leadership experience includes working as producer or executive director for various film projects and organizations while based in Scandinavia, as well as management of local arts organizations in Seattle. The intersection of art and commerce is a recurring theme in Sandsmark’s work which fuels her passion and a commitment to sustainability in the arts sector.

Briaan L. Barron | Worthi
Branding and Content Strategy Phase 1

Worthi® is a premium design + content strategy studio for forward-thinking founders, creators, and executive leaders. Our clients are tastemakers and ground-breakers in lifestyle, consumer technology, philanthropy, and entertainment.

Jennie Kovalcik | JK. Creative Planning
Program Coordinator

Jennie has an extensive history of working in the public – private intersection, focused on placemaking and community impact. Jennie has spent the last two years curating events, project managing economic revitalization programs, and managing social media & marketing efforts for artists and community impact organizations.

Charles Fadem | Charles Fadem Design
On-Site Design Support 

Charles Fadem Design is a commercial interior design service, aiming to help small business owners visualize, and bring their dreams to life.

Ground Zero Radio
Video Production of Activations

GZ Radio is centered to serve youth who have an interest in pursuing careers related to multimedia and the entertainment industry with focuses on radio, broadcasting, podcasting, journalism, audio/video production, photography, marketing, social media, event planning, and civic engagement.

Amy Piñon | Amy Lp Productions LLC
Seattle Restored Photography

Amy L. Piñon is a filmmaker, photographer, audio engineer, vocalist, and visual storyteller.

Proxi 
Makers of Seattle Restored Map

Proxi enables businesses, non profits and brands to create free, interactive maps on our website.

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