2021 Keynote

Echohawk's education has been focused on organizational development and leadership; helping brilliant people do better work for the greater good. She is the co-founder and principal at Headwater People Consulting Group. Named as one of Seattle's most influential people by Seattle Magazine (November 2019) and one of Seattle Met Magazine's 50 most influential women in 2018, Echohawk has also been awarded the Adeline Garcia Community Service Award (2018), Antioch University's Public Service Award (2018), and Crosscut Media's Courage Award for Public Service (2016). Under Echohawk's leadership, Chief Seattle Club received the Puget Sound Sage Visionary for Justice Award (2019), Seattle Community Law Center's Equity Award (2018), the Neighborhood Builder Award (2017), and Municipal League of King County's Organization of the Year (2016). Colleen Echohawk serves on many local boards, including a Mayoral appointment to the Community Police Commission. Other board affiliations include Seattle Foundation, KUOW (National Public Radio member station,) Downtown Seattle Association, and All-Home Coordinating Board. She is also the former board chair at Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre and a former board member at the Pioneer Square Preservation Board. In her spare time, she loves to read, sing karaoke, listen to National Public Radio and cook delicious food for her friends and family. Echohawk is a proud mom to two children and is married to Matt Hayashi.

2021 Speakers

Rachael Coccia

This experience led her to pursue a Master's in Marine Conservation and Policy at Stony Brook University where she worked at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and completed her capstone with Surfrider's Eastern Long Island Chapter. Upon graduation, she joined The Ocean Project as the Director of Youth Initiatives where she managed the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council and collaborated with other global youth empowerment programs.

Roger Frechette

Julia Goldstein

Mami Hara

Harry Johnson

Olga Kachook

Janice Lachance

Chaun MacQueen

She also has experience with stakeholder engagement, coalition building and startup of new social and environmental impact initiatives both stateside and abroad. Chaun has an M.S. in environmental studies from the University of Oregon and she graduated from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a B.S in Natural Resource Management and Environment & Forest Biology. She also served as a community forestry Peace Corps Volunteer in Far-western Nepal (1997-1999).

Kelsey Moldenke

Stephanie Prufer

Sarah Severn Leslie Short

Stacy Smedley

Rachael Terada

Tom Wolf

Laura Zapata

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