Young Professionals Board
Imagine Housing is looking for passionate, diverse and engaged individuals to join our Young Professionals Board. Imagine Housing’s mission is to develop affordable housing, build welcoming communities, and foster vibrant futures.
The Imagine Housing Young Professionals Board (YPB) is comprised of like-minded individuals in their 20s and 30s that are passionate about advocacy and promoting economic equality through affordable housing in the Eastside community. The YPB supports Imagine Housing’s mission through advocacy activities, volunteer projects and fundraising.
We are excited to reenvision the priorities and opportunities of the Young Professionals Board, so are seeking individuals who are ready to help us build an effective and sustainable future.
Individuals will be responsible for:
- Serving as an ambassador of Imagine Housing in their communities
- Providing constructive feedback on the strategic priorities, opportunities, and challenges of the board
- Participating in planning and attending advocacy activities and volunteer opportunities
- Participating in planning and attending Fundraising Events and activities
- Developing collaborative partnerships with the Governing Board and Sub-Committees
Board positions are considered served after 1 year, but are open to unlimited number of terms.
Ideal candidates will be located in King County. Special considerations can be made for those who wish to participate virtually.
Contact Aubrey White, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Current Board Members
Haley is another East Coast transplant (West Coast, Best Coast!) and has lived in Fall City on a small farm for four years with her husband, two dogs, a menagerie of poultry, and the occasional pig. Haley has ten years of experience in social services and has a M.S. in Sustainable International Development. After working on international projects for a number of years, she decided to turn inwards to her own community for more direct work. This has included working on farms to grow food for her community – and to address food sovereignty within those communities, managing meals for youth experiencing homelessness, and providing services to community members in need in the Snoqualmie Valley. Haley strongly believes in the power of community and building a better network to ensure that folks are able to get their needs met. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services and is a youth mentor at the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network.
Bridgett has had a diverse life experience being born in Seattle, growing up in Montana, studying Fashion Merchandising at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, followed by 6 years in Los Angeles, before coming full circle moving back to the Seattle area in 2018. She has a passion for nerd culture, animals, and the outdoors. She is often found in the mountains hiking, camping and skiing with her husband and dog, Lando. If not caught by the name of her dog, she has a strong love for Star Wars. She has a passion for promoting positive change in our communities and is excited for the opportunity to partner with Imagine Housing, utilizing her strengths in budget planning and creativity, to drive new opportunities to spread the mission and message of the organization.
Larissa is an aspiring medical student with a background in Biology, Economics, and Finance. She recently graduated from Gonzaga University with her Master’s of Business Administration. She is a true PNW native, being born and still residing on the Eastside. Volunteerism and community involvement have been driving forces in her growth. From serving on youth boards as a young age in her neighborhood community association to now actively publishing in their award – winning monthly newspaper, community engagement is how Larissa connects and calls a place home. She hopes that everyone can find their place within community living and is ecstatic about Imagine Housing’s mission contributing to an individual’s future potential. Larissa can also commonly be found running marathons, hiking, and adventuring in all that the Greater Seattle area has to offer.
Emma Scalzo (She/Hers) is the Communications & Outreach Manager at the Housing Development Consortium, which advocates alongside Imagine to increase the production of affordable housing in King County through favorable public policy, increased resources, greater sector efficiency, and broad alliances committed to social equity. Emma began her work in the housing policy realm at the State House of Representatives assisting in non-partisan policy research for both the Housing and Public Safety Committees. Emma enters the YPB board excited to explore ways to connect with fellow YIMBYs and make real social change for generations to come! Aside from the professional realm, Emma loves hiking and making friends to watch terrible movies with her.
Justin currently works at Amazon as a Transaction Associate where he coordinates industrial property acquisition and development across North America. Prior to Amazon, Justin was at JetBlue Airways, where he worked on the development of a new international terminal at JFK Airport. Justin also worked for Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, where he consulted private and public sector clients on the construction and operation of parks and public spaces. Justin enjoys going to concerts and aircraft spotting. Having grown up in New York and completing college in Wisconsin, Justin is excited to join the YPB and explore Washington.