Meet the tSBoard of Directors
Todd (he/him) joined the tSBoard in April 2021, drawn to the organization’s mission to develop youth, community and leadership through educational programs and access to the outdoors. Being an avid snowboarder, Todd was excited to find a program that connects youth to snowboarding as an integral part of the curriculum.
Originally from California, Todd moved to the Seattle area in 2007 to pursue a career with the REI Co-op, whose mission is to help people experience the outdoors. He works in the technology organization, supporting the teams who create the customer experiences in-store, online and on the mobile apps.
Outside of work Todd spends much of his time outside exploring all that the PNW has to offer with his wife, two daughters and their golden retriever.
Domino Data Lab
David (he/him) was initially inspired by the mission and social justice orientation of tSB. After mentoring and snowboard instructing over three years, David joined the tSBoard in July 2020 to bring even more of an impact on the tSB community with his professional experience across management consulting, analytics, marketing, and business partnerships.
As a mixed-race, lifelong outdoor enthusiast growing up in the Seattle area, David has always been acutely aware of the lack of diverse mentorship and representation in outdoor spaces, experiencing the impact from the first time he stepped on the hill at Snoqualmie as a 7 year old. David is an alumni of the University of Washington. He spends his free time snowboarding, mountain biking, climbing, and generally being outdoors as much as possible with his golden doodle, Stella.
Fumiya (he/him) originally joined the tSB family in 2012 as a snowboard instructor and volunteer. Looking for a way to give back to the local community and share his love of snowboarding, tSB proved to be the fit he was looking for. Over the last decade with tSB, he has learned that there is much more to the mission than just outdoor adventure and has grown as an individual throughout the process. He is continuously amazed by the dedication, people, and impact the group brings together and looks forward to driving the mission onward as a board member.
Born in Japan, raised in Michigan, and Seattle transplant since 2010. He bought a one way ticket to Seattle to get closer to the mountains he loved and hasn’t looked back since. Fumiya has held a number of jobs throughout the years from customer service to supply chain management. Currently he has been applying his problem solving skills in the software development world as a senior engineer. When not snowboarding he enjoys mountain biking, reading, listening to music, spending time with friends, and hanging out with his cat Winslow.
Elaine (she/her) first joined tSB in 2018 during her freshman year of high school as a Prophet and now is back for her fifth year as the Communications Associate. Joining tSB changed her life, strengthening her passion for helping and empowering others, but she never thought that she would be apart of the tSBoard as the first youth advisory board member (December 2020).
While learning more about tSB and attending countless board meetings, she noticed that other than the occasional youth who sat in at the meetings, there were not any high school youth on the tSBoard. After a few conversations and long processes, she helped initiate the creation of the Youth Advisory Board seat alongside other board members. tSB showed her many opportunities and by creating this position she hopes to help the moving-forward and improvement of tSB as a whole.
Serita (she/her) joined the tSBoard in December 2020 after being introduced by the Executive Director. She was impressed by its mission, fellow Board members, and connecting the youth with what the Northwest is known for, our wonderful outdoors. Serita brings with her years of experience in mentorship, volunteer services, and program planning. It is her goal to make a positive impact on the youth and promote social change through serving the community, and believes that she can accomplish that by being a member on the tSBoard.
Serita is from Seattle and earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Howard University. In her spare time, serves as a Garfield Community Center Advisory Council member, serves on the Howard University Alumni Club of Seattle’s Executive Board, enjoys spending time with family and friends, fitness, traveling, and outdoor activities.
Emily (she/her) first joined tSB community her junior year of high school as a Prophet. Not only did she have a great time, but the experience also helped her build confidence and provided a wealth of new opportunities. She joined the tSBoard in December 2020, excited to use her skills and expertise to provide current participants the support she found so valuable as a teen.
Emily was born and raised in North Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington. While she spent some years living in NYC and San Francisco, she returned to Seattle after her niece was born. She is a lover of digital and analog games and especially poker. In her free time, she is a hands-on auntie and international traveler.
Marco (he/him) and his wife Caitlin have been tSB supporters since 2015, when they were first introduced to the organization by a friend. He has been inspired by tSB’s mission of creating a safe space and community for youth of diverse backgrounds to learn from each other, develop as leaders, and experience all of the great outdoor activities that the PNW has to offer.
He is a regular attendee at Soiree and Retro Fools Day, and volunteers as a photographer during snowboarding days in the winter. Marco is excited to bring his experience as an in-house attorney and love for the outdoors to the tSBoard to help the organization continue to thrive and make an impact in the community.
Marco has lived in the Seattle area for over 10 years. He studied international development and economics at American University, spent a semester abroad in Nairobi, Kenya, and then received his JD at Seattle University School of Law. Outside of work, Marco enjoys spending time in the mountains hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, paddle boarding, mountain biking, and spending time with his wife and two dogs at their home in North Bend.
Perpetual Motion Northwest
Kiara joined the board in February 2023, after having spent nearly the last 10 years as a volunteer in various capacities including Snowboard Instructor. Originally from Encinitas, California, Kiara relocated to Seattle in 2012 where she was introduced to the Service Board through a friend and former board member. Suggesting the organization would a great way to build community in a new city and share her passion for snowboarding and the outdoors with youth. It’s the community and visible impact that has brought her back year after year.
Kiara has a tenured career in product/merchandising strategy and business development within the outdoor industry and is excited to utilize both her professional experience and partnerships to support tSB. In her free time, Kiara enjoys anything that gets her outside (including snowboarding) and scheming her next big adventure.
Mckenzie (she/her) joined the tSBoard in January of 2024, after being inspired to learn more about the organization, during her search for ways to be more active and involved in Seattle’s community. The board’s mission to create a safe space for marginalized youth to have access to activities and experiences that may have not have been accessible if not provided through positive interventions, such as supportive programming and mentorship.
McKenzie was born and raised in Washington, DC but moved to Morgantown, WV to study Child Development and Family Studies at West Virginia University. Following her Bachelors degree, McKenzie studied Marriage and Family Therapy at Drexel University, eventually obtaining her Masters in Family Therapy, with a focus in Cultural Competency. In her free time, McKenzie enjoys working out, traveling, spending time in nature and frequenting local cafes.