Kellie believes that lasting change starts at home, and that’s what she aims do to at The Works. A passionate kid with plans to change the world, Kellie grew into an adult who spent more than a decade working in environmental education and climate change consulting. And while that work does change the world, ultimately Kellie realized the change she was most passionate about was much more local - creating a place to gather, connect, and share skills.
A natural connector, self-starter (she even taught herself how to knit from a library book during summer break in high school!), and multitasking mama to twins, Kellie is so grateful for this opportunity to lead The Works and be a part of this amazing community.
WE GIVE BACK
We’ve always believed that we can do more together than we can alone, and that’s why we support community organizations and nonprofits through both volunteer time and financial donations. Here are a few examples of our values in action:
We partner with Market Commons, a non-profit based in iconic Pike Place Market, to provide free classes in a variety of topics. Market Commons' mission is to provide accessible resources help a diverse community to live and thrive and we're honored to be a part of it!
We support schools! Just this year, we've donated over $2,500 to local school auctions and fundraisers.
In 2019, we partnered with Lokokitchen to host a series of benefits supporting local, national, and international charities. Together, we raised over $5,000 that went directly to these organizations.
We believe that the essential skills we teach at The Works should be accessible to EVERYONE, but we realize they often aren’t. As a small step toward making The Works a space for everyone, we offer community events every month. This includes everything from plant swaps to art nights to cookie exchanges. They are offered on a sliding scale starting at $0 and everyone is welcome.