Meet some of our amazing volunteer facilitators at Pizza Klatch!
Interested in joining them? Apply now!
Chris's has been facilitating with Pizza Klatch since Spring 2019. She is a 2015 Evergreen alumna, and is passionate about social justice, especially LGBT+ and houseless services. Her favorite color is purple, and her hobbies are sewing, running, and sword fighting.
Erin is a volunteer facilitator at Pizza Klatch and has worked in youth development for many years. She likes to read, write, cook, and be queer as heck. Erin has had many mentors growing up in the community and her goal is to widen the circle of belonging and support.
Ben is a queer identified person who enjoys cycling, diy projects, researching random stuff and, managing his rental properties. Living in Olympia, he is passionate about engaging with and empowering local LGBTQ+ youth. Outside Pizza Klatch facilitation, Ben builds leading-edge websites for Olympia area professionals, eg, health care providers, attorneys, financial advisors, and government agencies. He's known for creating super-powerful websites that engage customers, stimulate traffic and, cultivate online brand identity.
Melissa is a recent graduate from Saint Martin's University, double majoring in Psychology and Business Administration, with a minor in Gender and Identities Studies. They have plans to pursue a career in counseling for the LGBTQA* community as well as continuing their education in pursuit of a PhD. When they are not working or studying, they enjoy reading fantasy novels (Power Surge being a current favorite), playing board games, listening to dnd podcasts (D20 Dames FTW!!!), and going to the ocean. Their music tastes are quite eclectic, ranging from Keith Urban to Lindsey Stirling to Leroy Sanchez to Fall Out Boy to Parov Stelar and beyond. The 2019-2020 school year will be their 2nd full year as a facilitator and they cannot wait to learn from this year's youth and support them in this crazy ride we call 'life'! P.S. Melissa believes that pineapple most *definitely* belongs on pizza. All pizza.
Sue is the owner of Groh Authentically Coaching. Her business helps people who feel stuck in a situation, relationship, or a job that isn’t working for them to overcome their self-doubt and trust themselves so they can start living their most authentic life.
Kai is eccentric, queer, and spiritual. Currently a community organizer in the Olympia area, Kai has been in the Pacific Northwest for three years working at the Lutheran Church of the good shepherd. They moved here from northern Minnesota where they were a cook and wilderness guide working with high school youth
Craig grew up in the area, graduating from North Thurston High School and Washington State University. He and his partner Greg live on the NorthEast side and enjoy a large community of family and friends in the area. Craig has two grown children and loves the interactions with the klatch youth at Olympia High School once a week. He has also joined the board in the dual roll of Treasurer and Facilitator Board member.