Priscilla (she/her) joined the tSBoard in January 2019. She served as a mentor for tSB in 2017 and 2018. Priscilla was drawn to tSBoard after witnessing, through several peers, tSB’s strength in community and fell in love with the idea that the program was youth-led. She hopes to continue learning from and growing with the organization, while also contributing her time and passion.
Growing up in a military family, Priscilla moved around a lot but has always called Kaneohe, Hawaii home. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Philosophy and Comparative History of Ideas. Living in Seattle for the past 14 years, she enjoys spending time outdoors exploring nearby hikes and lakes. Indoors she enjoys taking time to work on crafting, the exploration of movement and collecting books.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
As a guest at the Soiree in 2017, Marcus (he/him) was captivated by the impact tSB has played in the lives of our youth and vowed to carry out its mission. He joined the tSBoard in March 2018 and is an advocate of community service and will utilize his passion to serve tSB youth. He aspires to foster and cultivate our next generation of leaders.
Marcus is from Phoenix, Arizona. He is an alumni of Fort Hays State University where he studied math. Marcus also has an Executive MBA from Arizona State University. In his spare time, Marcus enjoys cooking and outside of the kitchen, he loves traveling, spending time with his 7 nieces and nephews, playing basketball, and snowboarding across the country.
Mylinh (they/them) first joined tSB in 2012 as a Prophet (first year youth participant). Shortly after graduating from the University of Washington, Mylinh returned to tSB as a mentor in 2016. Being able to benefit so greatly as a youth, they recognize the importance of a program like tSB. It only made sense that Mylinh’s next step was to join the tSBoard in April 2019 to continue the work in ensuring the legacy of tSB lives on and that all youth who participate in the program are able to tap into their most powerful and unapologetic selves.
Mylinh works as an advocate at API Chaya. In Mylinh’s free time, they are always seeking new hobbies. They currently reside in Capitol Hill with her cat, Jackson.
After spending two years volunteering with tSB as a snowboard instructor, Nick (he/him) wanted to bring his passion for youth development, snowboarding, and the law to the Board in Spring of 2017.
Nick, a Washington native, graduated from University of Idaho with his undergraduate degree focused on international affairs and economics led him to Seattle University for law school. Nick lives in West Seattle with his wife, Kristina, and black lab, Kevin.
Lindberg High School & Bellevue College
Elaine (she/her) first joined tSB in 2018 during her freshman year of high school as a Prophet and now is back for her third year as the Development Wintern. 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.
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.
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.
After being introduced to tSB by a fellow Board member, Julian (he/him) joined the tSBoard in December 2018. Over the past 15 years, Julian has worked with students at all levels to create and deliver media literacy, social justice, outdoor education and leadership development programming in the US, Canada and Europe.
Raised in Nassau, Bahamas and with a degree in Marketing from Boston College, Julian moved to Seattle in 2017. Julian is committed to helping address systemic gaps in education, resources and related services generally. Yet, he is particularly passionate about youth-led programming models. These features of tSB, along with alumni involvement, its 24-year history and the length of service by many of the mentors and board members, attracted Julian to tSB and its work.
Highline Public Schools
Maria (she/her) joined the tSBoard in December 2018 and was first introduced to tSB when she attended Soiree in 2017. As a teacher and outdoor enthusiast, she was inspired by the mission of the organization and the positive work and relationships tSB is all about. Troubled by the lack of access to outdoor recreation and mentorship in her own students, tSB resounded with Maria and she can’t wait to be a supporter in the coming years.
Born and raised in the Seattle area where most of her family still resides, Maria is currently an elementary school teacher for Highline Public Schools. She and her husband Johannes live in the Georgetown neighborhood with their dog Franzie. Whenever she can, she spends time cooking, skiing, & hiking, and is an aspiring mountain biker and surfer.
Learning Design Associates
After being a tSB mentor in 2015, Philip (he/him/they/them) joined the Board in September 2017 to continue helping teens develop themselves as leaders. He grew up in East Harlem in New York City, then bounced his way across the country to Seattle.
Philip is the owner of Learning Design Associates, a coaching and leadership development practice. He has raised 3 sons with his wife Gail and is passionately interested in growing edges, learning Spanish and staying healthy.
Andrew (he/him) is a Seattle native and joined tSBoard in November 2019. Prior to tSB, Andrew gained experience working with local youth through organizations such as the King County Diversion Program and Teen Feed. He enjoys many different outdoor activities and has been skiing or snowboarding since he was three years old.
Andrew attended the University of Washington both as an undergraduate and as a law student so, needless to say, he is an avid fan of all things Husky sports. During his time at UW he was active in several student and university groups such as the Interfraternity Council and Washington Law Review. He now works as an attorney at Perkins Coie where he specializes in corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions and working with startups.
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 a Seattle native who 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.
After being introduced to tSB by friends and attending the Soiree in 2018, Phil (he/him) joined the tSBoard in October 2019. He was inspired by tSB’s powerful sense of community, and felt a strong connection to its mission. As an avid outdoor fanatic and passionate proponent of both environmental and political action, he’s excited to help youth access and influence these worlds.
In Phil’s former life he was an attorney. He still holds onto his bar license for non-profit work and to assuage three years worth of law school guilt. You can find him spending his free time exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and indulging his passions for travel and food. Phil lives in Ballard with his wife, Jen.