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.
Shannon McCrossen, Assistant Operations Manager
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.
Katya Gamarnik, Redmond Location Manager
Katya finds joy in challenging common stereotypes and bringing people together. As an immigrant and a world traveller, she believes that true abundance comes from connecting with people and treating them with kindness and respect. In addition to her obsession with her orange tabby cat, Katya loves dancing, acting and creative writing. She is always happy to help, and she is grateful be a part of thinkspace culture, where critical and creative thinkers thrive for success.
Ingrid Holt, Seattle Location Manager
Ingrid has a knack for peppering all aspects of her life with enthusiasm and creativity. Her professional background extends in many directions including professional dance and 2+ years connecting Seattle startups with best-case-scenario office experiences. Ingrid is a big fan of dogs (especially her Chihuabrador, Hansel), travel, and being outside on sunny days.
Stephanie Slaton, Executive Assistant to the CEO
Helping others find their passion and guiding them towards their goals is what she lives for. Hailing from Ohio, Stephanie is contagiously enthusiastic, loves running marathons and other endurance events, experimenting in the kitchen, and traveling around the world. She believes that health and wellness are the foundation of everything we do and lives each day as such. With a master’s degree in education from The Ohio State University, she considers herself a human Swiss Army knife ready to ensure thinkspace finds success.
Jill Postlethwait, Events Coordinator
“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” With about 12 years of customer service having worked in high end bridal and design showrooms. I have a passion for people and believe that great relationships begin with a comprehensive understanding of client’s needs and expectations. Originally from the east coast I have called seattle home for the past 7 years. My rescue pitbull Fred occupies most of my free time. My husband and I love finding new places to explore with him.
Janessa Zaragoza, Front Desk Associate
Artistic self-expression is what Jenessa knows best. Inspired by creative events and like-minded artists, she spends a majority of her free time applying her talents in visual arts such as drawing, painting, crafting, and dancing. Love of the outdoors and exploration is what fills the remainder of free time, with Lake 22 being one of her favorite destinations. Originally coming from the hospitality industry, Jenessa finds the most joy in making it “the best day ever” for everyone she encounters, whether at work or in the outside world.
Brittany Shandler, Front Desk Associate
As a recent transplant from Philadelphia, Brittany has a strong background in civic engagement and a passion for connecting with people. Her past experience working with marginalized communities as an art educator has taught her the importance of doing work that responds to the needs of others. When she isn’t holding down the fort at the front desk, you will typically find her exploring her new city on the trails or the rock wall and adventuring with her dog, Kiddo.
Jordan Steves, Sales and Events Manager
Having spent is post-college years floating around the world on a giant boat, Jordan has recently hung up his cruise ship badge for the fast paced world of sales and events at thinkspace. His goal is to create the best experience in Seattle for any event you may consider hosting and will work tirelessly to ensure any event he has a part in will be a huge success. In his free time Jordan is tackling the grand practice of home cooking.
Darleen Sean, Front Desk Associate
Darleen is a foodie with a taste for everything sweet and savory. While she isn’t out trying new foods or watching cooking shows, she’s hanging out with her dog Miko and watching animal videos. With a degree in Creative Project Management, she loves design and anything artistic. With 4 years of customer service experience under her belt, her kind and empathetic nature is what allows her to strive. She can’t wait for the countless opportunities thinkspace has to offer.
Noel Hahn, Front Desk Associate
The “aloha spirit” is what makes Noel so unique to the team. You can feel the warmth of her heart and her passion to help in all ways possible radiating out of her like the sun itself. With a degree in creative media, she is determined to help bring creativity to the tech based PNW community. If you love pizza, corgis, or want to chat about the island life, Noel’s your gal!
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