Framing the Summit & Silver Linings Panel
Breakout: Training the Future
Breakout: Practical Matters
Breakout: The ReMakery on Lopez Island
Panel: Reflecting & Engaging Communities
Breakout: Just Getting Started?
Panel: Repair Economy Roadmap + Breakout
Summit Chat & Resources
Presenter & Committee Info
Alice is a researcher and program manager with The Share Reuse Repair Initiative in Vancouver, B.C. She has worked on a variety of projects related to the environment and circular economy. She brings insights from her background working on textile waste, investigating the secondhand economy and lighter living landscape, and working as part of a tech startup in the sharing economy. She is excited to support innovators as they rethink how our systems can work.
Amanda is the Executive Director of South King Tool Library. She oversees all functions of the Library and develops responsive community programming. In the past year, her leadership has resulted in multiple honors for SKTL including the King County Green Globe Award for waste reduction and the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Award.
Bruce is a man of many talents with a passion for community service. He is one of the lead forces behind the Phinney Fixer Collective, regularly taking on side repair projects for community members. He is also a staunch advocate and volunteer for for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s “Village” – an innovative model that enables seniors to age in place more successfully.
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)’s Executive Director, Denise Dumouchel, took the helm in February of 2018, after more than thirty years in education and nonprofit administration. She was part of the leadership team for IslandWood during its first eighteen years and has brought that experience to BARN. She completed her PhD in Environmental Studies in 2003, with a focus on experiential learning, human development, and teacher education.
Gyasi (Jah-C) is the Vice President of Programs at L.A. Works, Los Angeles’ largest volunteer action center. In this role, he oversees recruitment, mobilization, and engagement of tens of thousands of new and returning volunteers. He’s passionate about creating volunteer opportunities that empower Angelenos to address pressing social issues in their communities, and working with nonprofits to build capacity in order to better deliver on their missions. Gyasi got his start in volunteerism with HandsOn Bay Area where he served as an AmeriCorps VISTA and Corporate Project Leader, then spent two and half years with The Mosaic Project as their Youth Leadership Project Director.
Executive Director, joined Zero Waste Washington in 2016. Prior to Zero Waste Washington, Heather has been active in zero waste issues, including helping lead the Seattle bag campaign and helping get the ban on styrofoam serviceware products passed. Previously, Heather was Director of Science and Policy at Futurewise, focusing on habitat, shoreline, stormwater and other issues related to land use. Before that, she worked on similar issues and including toxic pollution and plastics. Heather earned a BS in geology from Yale University and a PhD from UCLA in geochemistry
Dr. Powell works with groups and individuals to explore how cultural identity and meaning influence mental health. She strives for a practice that finds the humor in life and helps clients ask themselves all the most difficult questions about their inner world and society – frequently discussing oppression, class, race and the queering of gender, sexuality and relationships. Dr. Powell is a course lead at Pepperdine University for Multicultural Counseling and teaches graduate level courses on multicultural psychology, group psychotherapy and ethics at multiple institutions. Her personal background, marked by significant poverty and complex traumas mixed with profound strengths and hidden resiliencies, informs her practice which specializes in oppression-based trauma, PTSD, neurodivergence and creative-mind management.
Kamal is a civic and visual designer creating systems-based solutions to renewable energy transition, circular economy, and equitable economic development. He has a decade plus of experience facilitating events, mapping stakeholder needs, co-designing priorities, interventions, and summarizing complex concepts for communities. He’s worked on circular economy, just transition, and stakeholder research projects with King County Solid Waste, Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, the Equitable Development Initiatives, and many more community-based projects or organizations. His background is grounded in design, complex systems thinking, and sustainable practices, with a specific focus on intersections of economics and community involvement. He is the co-founder of Circular PNW and Traversal Design
As Zero Waste Washington‘s Waste Reduction Project Coordinator, Kami co-leads the regional Repair Economy effort, supports Fix-it Fairs, and develops content for ZWW’s media streams. Originally from Nashville, Kami spent several years in New Orleans and Los Angeles before arriving in Seattle in early 2020. She’s interested in systems thinking, organizational capacity-building, and serving as connective tissue between great people and great ideas. Kami got started in community organizing while still in Nashville, working with multiple environmental organizations and grassroots social justice efforts. She earned a BA in Religious Studies from The University of the South (Sewanee) and an MS from Tulane University where she focused on socially just community-based development and disaster resilience. She completed an Urban Permaculture Design Certificate in Detroit in 2012. Favorite pastime: scavenging, repurposing, and creative engineering.
Lauren is the Founder, Education and Outreach Coordinator, and Community Organizer for Repair PDX. She also works as the Lead Guide for students at Wayfinding Academy, a non-profit college in St. Johns. Additionally, Lauren works in Portland as a mediator in various capacities, as a volunteer facilitator with the Multnomah County Juvenile Restorative Justice Dialogue Program, and hands out free coffee and pastries with Breakfast on the Bridges when possible.
In her spare time, Mandi is the Port Townsend’s Repair Café Coordinator. During the week she serves as Outreach Coordinator at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center where she enjoys connecting the community through a variety of sustainability projects and endeavors. Her focus is on community education and response activities that reduce waste and create a change in attitude towards this waste. Her favorite part of her job is seeing the way a person’s eyes light up when they do something that has made an impact and realize they too can make a difference! She holds a BS in Biology with an emphasis in Animal Science and a minor in Environmental Sustainability from Northern Arizona University.
Nanz serves as BARN‘s Certificates Program Coordinator. Nanz’ wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began in high school shop class and brought her to BARN in July of 2019. After serving as a fine jewelry designer for Nordstrom, and Tiffany & Co., and as a marketing consultant for Neiman Marcus, Aalund taught jewelry/metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Nanz then earned her Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) at the UW in Seattle and her Masters of Education in College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC) at WWU in Bellingham. Nanz served as the technical editor for Art Jewelry Magazine and authored the book, “Masters Gold” for Lark Books. Her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” for MJSA, received Silver Excel Award from AM&P in 2018, and it now serves as a reference for the Certificate of Craft/Jewelry Making program at BARN. “I feel strongly that community maker spaces like BARN will usher in a renaissance in artisanal craftsmanship. Providing pathways to meaningful creativity.”
Nikyta is the Founder of The ReMakery on Lopez Island where she develops innovative programming that educates and engages community members about the value of reduction, reuse, repair, and repurposing. Nikyta is also an expressive arts therapist and yoga instructor.
Peter Mui is the founder of Fixit Clinic which conveys critical thinking and troubleshooting skills through both in-person community repair events around the U.S. and now, globally via Zoom and the Global Fixers Server. Over 600 Fixit Clinic events have been hosted through libraries, colleges and universities, and science and research institutions. “Education, entertainment, empowerment, elucidation, and, ultimately, enlightenment through all-ages do-it-together hands-on fix-n-learn community-sponsored and community-led discovery, disassembly, troubleshooting and repair.”
Shannon is a board member for the Northeast Seattle Tool Library (NESTL). Outside of her NESTL role, she is a Product Manager and Non-Profit leader who is passionate about renewable energy, waste reduction and building community.
Terra facilitates Columbia Springs‘ Repair Clark County program including event coordination and volunteer management. Raised on 70 acres of forest in southern Oregon, Terra has always had a strong earth ethic. Terra earned a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science, with an emphasis in public education and has been running environmentally focused events for more than a decade.
A staff accountant by day, Tori hopes to use her nerdy love of budgeting and financial planning to help expand the membership base and community impact of the Tacoma Tool Library. She has a passion for sustainability, community building, and alternative economic models, such as bartering, Buy Nothing, and lending libraries!
As Waste Reduction Program Manager, Xenia plans and facilitates Zero Waste Washington‘s waste reduction efforts, including community-based projects, research, and statewide policy projects. Before moving to Seattle and joining ZWW in early 2019, she lived in Abu Dhabi where she managed projects in a start-up environment. Originally from Moldova, she has 11+ years of experience, business, marketing, and sustainability, holding an MBA degree from Paris Business School and a PMP Certificate. She leads Zero Waste Washington’s Fix-It Fair program and Repair Economy movement, Organics management research, Phthalates research, Zero Waste Hackathon, Litter Assessment project, and organizational communication efforts.