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.
Kamila Klimek, General Manager
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.
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, Front Desk Coordinator
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 Porter, Community 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 Britton, Front Desk Associate
“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.
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…”