Changing the Way Leaders Lead

Forum Chair Bios

A Forum Chair is a person who gives their life to walk alongside other leaders. The Chair facilitates a forum of peers that meet at least twice a month to form a confidential setting in which members unpack their lives. The Forum Chair also participates in leadership training with other chairs to explore best practices and meditate on the vision of Spirit led leaders impacting their respective spheres in every marketplace.

Auburn

Attended and graduated from Watson Groen Christian School in 1968.  Attended and graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1972. Married my high school sweetheart, Mary Lindberg, July 10, 1970. We have three married children, one daughter and two …

Bellevue

Bob King is a strong executive leader with over 25 years of experience leading and managing manufacturing, distribution and logistics companies. The breadth of his experience ranges from Fortune 100 companies to $10M privately held concerns.  Bob has …

Daniel Briehl has been a resident of the Eastside for over 22 years, growing up on Yarrow Point and attending Bellevue Christian from elementary through his high school graduation. During his childhood and high school years, he …

Don is a rare Washington native who makes his home in Sammamish. He is active in his church and community. In his free time, Don enjoys all things outdoors, playing golf and spending time with his wonderful wife …

As a pioneer in the financial planning industry, Jerry Brown has been an agent of change, growth and creativity on a national scale for some three decades. A dedicated and enthusiastic professional, Jerry began his successful career in …

A senior level relationship professional with expertise in identifying, promoting and delivering client objectives in public relations, communications and fundraising, Justin Kawabori serves as Executive Director of the Northwest University Foundation and Development.

Beginnings: Grew up in the Snoqualmie Valley, graduate of Tolt High School, attended Seattle Pacific University

Current: Resides in Fall City with amazing wife, Inger, 26+ years, dad of three incredible kids Evan 22, Bryana 21, Blake 18. Serving …

Ward has given much of his life to the role of pastor in three churches, including 5 years in Forks WA, 23 years as senior pastor at Valley Christian Center, Dublin CA and 7 years as executive pastor …

Burien

Edmonds

I married my high school sweet heart. She makes me want to be a better man.

I have two incredible kids and one adorable dog.

I am president & owner of Pegasus NW Inc.

I am co-founder of Lumicor, Inc.

I like …

Kirkland

CTO of Greater Good

A technologist at heart, with broad knowledge and experience in the consumer internet space. My specialization is web and mobile software development. I previously worked in Google engineering on their AdWords and AdSense products. I …

Craig Chapman is the co-founder and former (retired) Chief Technology Officer of INRIX. Chapman is an accomplished development engineer and architect with 30 years experience developing advanced software systems and managing teams of software and hardware engineers. Prior …

David Grieger, spent twenty five years at the Russell Investment Group.  During his tenure David had a variety of roles over the years and was most recently the company’s Chief Marketing Officer as well as the Managing …

Geoffrey Schock is the Business Development Manager at Trutina Financial in Bellevue, WA. Geoffrey was a commercial pilot prior to entering the business community. Geoffrey is an energetic young leader and currently leads an intergenerational forum in Kirkland, …

 

Jaime heads-up the Employment Law Department at Brown & Sterling, where she focuses on providing human resources advice and counseling to small to mid-sized employers.  Prior to Brown & Sterling, Jaime worked for Target Corporation in Human Resources …

Dr. Joseph Castleberry has been President of Northwest University since August 2007. A native of Alabama, he came to the Pacific Northwest after a transcultural career that took him and his family to New Jersey, New York City, …

John Black started his real estate career in 1981 with Coldwell Banker Commercial where he was a first vice president and consistently a Top 5 producer. In 1997, John became a founding principal of Broderick Group.

John has been …

Roger is the CEO and Founder of Passport Unlimited

Roger is responsible for the vision and strategic direction of the Passport Unlimited Dining and Corporate programs. Under Roger’s direction, the Passport Corporate program has grown to include Microsoft, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, …

Mill Creek

Trained as a commercial pilot, Mr. Doepp started his career as a flight instructor at his alma mater Lewis University in Illinois. Looking for fairer weather, he moved west to California where his flying days were spent supporting …

Olympia

Talia Hastie has over 27 years of experience in marketing, development and public relations. She has worked for companies such as the Washington State Apple Commission, the Olympic Fur Breeders Association, The Bon Marche’; and for the …

Redmond

Steve Gandara has spent nearly four decades helping leaders build High Performance Business Cultures. He is a highly skilled culture architect, effective leadership mentor, dynamic speaker and a knowledgeable business consultant. His unique ability to combine the …

Sammamish

Ron Worman is Principal and Managing Partner of The SAGE Group. Ron has over 20 years experience in strategic market development. Through SAGE, Worman has led the ecosystem analysis and go-to-market practices that have assisted in identifying market opportunities and …

Seattle

Dynamic sales executive with a powerful record of accomplishment and 20+ years experience developing successful sales and sales teams in the technology and retail industries. A “big picture” thinker who combines long-term vision and results with a defined …

Dana Rekow joined Laird Norton Wealth Management in 2009 and is the managing director of client services. Dana oversees the client services teams and manages several client relationships of his own. He is charged with constantly improving the …

Dean Orrico loves to do business but most of all he loves people. Dean started his career in the jewelry business and then transferred his focus to building restaurants and franchises. Dean eventually served as the European Director …

Laila served as the Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations at Seattle Pacific University and helped build an alumni and parent relations program with national prominence among private universities. Prior to that she was a Real Estate …

Les and Leslie. A husband-and-wife team who not only share the same name, but the same passion for helping others build healthy relationships. In 1991, the Parrotts founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of …

From small and mid-sized businesses to various nonprofits, I have played a key leadership role over the past 30 years. Working with those around and with me I am able to see both the strategic opportunities and the …

Rick Carter brings his experience as a young life leader, radio executive, and non profit executive to his work. Rick cares deeply about people.

Rick worked as the COO of Crista Ministries, a world wide non profit and prior to that …

Shoreline

Bob Lonac is the President and CEO of CRISTA Ministries, a worldwide Christian service ministry that works in four distinct areas of service: Education (Kings School, Seattle Urban Academy, Miracle Ranch and Island Lake camps); Media (four radio …

Snoqualmie