Peter Chee, Founder and CEO, aka Chief Pot Stirrer
Strengthening the social fabric around entrepreneurs is what he enjoys doing most. Every morning the rush of endorphins is what fuels him as he sets his intentions for the day. While he loves to set big goals and crossing the finish line, the most important part is the journey and a deep connection with the people that he gets to share it with. Marathoner. Soccer dad. Startup investor and advisor, EO Accelerator Board Member, UW Foster School of Business – Information Systems and EO / MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program.
Katie Walvatne, General Manager
Katie loves finding ways to shine light on other people’s passions. Connecting with other humans is an enormous source of energy in Katie’s life. Ex jump rope team member, Western Washington University alumni, and dog enthusiast, Katie is happy to be a member of a team that is as active and playful as she is. University of Washington Business Plan Competition Judge 2015. In her spare time you will probably find Katie at the gym, singing karaoke, or plotting a way to make it on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Marathoner.
Kate Bailes, Operations Manager
Kate is happy to be part of a team that will allow her to draw from both her creative writing degree and her administrative background. She values innovation and customer service, and looks forward to contributing to an exciting and productive work environment. Outside of thinkspace, Kate loves cooking and big IPAs, though she’ll settle for a glass of two-buck Chuck and a snuggle with her cats. UC San Diego graduate, San Francisco Giants fan.
Allie Ghosn, Community Manager
Allie finds enjoyment in bringing people together by building and fostering strong relationships, in and out of the workplace. With a background in hospitality and over 8 years of customer service experience, she sets this bar quite high. Allie loves to learn and is always looking for creative and innovative ways to do new things. Out of the office, you will find her “hanging out” with Seahawks, live tweeting games, exploring the outdoors and crocheting. Western Washington University graduate, Seattle native, Seahawks super fan, and travel enthusiast, Allie is excited to say that she visited 24 countries by the time she was 24!
Kamila Klimek, Community Coordinator
Kamila calls herself an American-in-the-making, sharing equal passion for connecting with Seattle’s tech scene and American culture. Veering away from her background in Chemical Engineering and having gained experience in a startup incubator in Poland, she is an enthusiastic member of team thinkspace which brings out the best of her analytical skills, feeds her appetite for innovation, and allows her to build relations with passionate human beings. Kamila has a degree from Poznan University of Technology.
Beena Ali, Frontdesk Associate
Beena’s inspiration comes from the authenticity of human connection, music and food! Beena brings over 12 years of experience in executive skills in creative environments. Being an intuitive person, Beena enjoys providing a pleasant and approachable first impression to all our members and visitors. Wanderer, mother and a lover of beautiful things and silly words, Beena studied Fine Arts/Music in the South. She looks forward to providing you with a glorious and possibly ever-changing customer service experience!
Shannon McCrossen, Front Desk Coordinator
Shannon, a die-hard animal lover, is absolutely enamored with her newly adopted pure bread Blue Nose Pit named Prins. When she’s not at the dog park you can find her attending gatherings with family and close friends. Although Shannon’s education and work experience lies within the medical field as an x-ray technician and medical administrator, she’s always had a passion for helping people and loves that thinkspace gives her an opportunity to do just that.
Seattle Green Office Space Mashup Hosts Interesting Startups:Want to work with a ton of cool startups… then you’ll want to check out thinkspace. Right near Microsoft’s campus. Here Peter gives us a tour and talks about why he has one of the hottest places to work in the Seattle area.” -Robert Scoble, FastCompany.tv
Office Suites Providers adding Value by Going Green This article quoted our client, Lynda Gaughan, President of Sound Accounting Partners: It’s the nicest Class A space in downtown Redmond…An office with sustainable features like this is just not available to small businesses…For entrepreneurs, it is an affordable way to limit their carbon footprint.”-Jeanne Lang Jones
Talk of Triple Digit Temps Creates Tweet Wave on TwitterWeather experts are predicting a five-day heat wave, with peak temperatures that could break Seattle’s record of 100 degrees. Chee announced on Twitter and his blog that he’d give entrepreneurs free air-conditioned space this week so they could find a place to “beat the heat” as they work.”-Lindsay Toler
Sammamish Man Creates ‘Space’ for Home Business OwnersLike many of his Sammamish neighbors, entrepreneur Peter Chee thought it would be wonderful to work at home. Instead, he felt isolated. He missed the atmosphere of being in an intellectual ‘think tank.’ Chee explained, ‘I liked being around other smart people…’”-Mary Stevens Decker
thinkspace Offers Tenants the Chance to “Be Green” On May 12th, thinkspace broke new ground by being the first building in the Puget Sound Region to market pre-certified, green-compliant executive office suites. thinkspace is an attractive three-story brick office structure with a third-story deck. An electric car charging station, bicycle racks, and a shower are building
thinkspace Brings a New Working Alternative Ladies and gentlemen, meet Thinkspace. Located in downtown Redmond, just down the street from the city’s new transit center, Thinkspace offers 25,000 square feet of executive office space, for self-employed folks or small business owners who want to keep their overhead low but project a professional image and interact with like-minded…”