All Staff

Like our members and ratepayers, the DSA staff shares a love of downtown and a desire to make a difference. Whether supporting back-office operations or street-level services, team members are aligned around the DSA mission: to create a healthy, vibrant downtown for all. Our teams include: operations, advocacy and economic development, communications and marketing, streetscape cleaning, parks and public realm management, hospitality and public safety services, research and market analysis.

Executive Team

Staff Members

Jenifer Anderson

Manager, Human Resources

Fina Araya

Director, Marketing & Creative Services

Emily Bailor

Director, Executive Administration

Katie Bajema

Senior Specialist, Visual Designer & Web

David Barford

Education & Events Specialist

Kendle Bjelland

Program Director, Commute Seattle

Brian Cannon

Director, Community Safety & Hospitality

Sam Dick, Jr.

MID Supervisor

Mohammed Dima

MID Supervisor

Wes Dorne

Senior Manager, Parks & Public Space Programming

Brenda Evans

VP, Finance

Giselle Ferrufino

Manager, Membership & Strategic Partnerships

Michael Florez

Ambassador Resource Specialist

Seth Geiser

Manager, Urban Planning & Design

Jesse Gillihan

MID Supervisor

Ryan Gockel

Director, Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects

Brian Graap

MID Supervisor

Mike Grilli

Data Analyst

Regnell Hawthorne

MID Supervisor

Zarina Infante

Program Manager, Commute Seattle

Joseph Jacobs

Senior Program Manager, Clean Team

Michael Johnson

Director, Parks & Public Space

Kiera Lyssikatos

Specialist, Community Relations & Ratepayer Engagement

Jessica Madrazo

Senior Specialist, Accounting

Lacey McKeever

Membership Specialist

Abelardo Mejia-Ramirez

MID Supervisor

Matthew Miller

MID Supervisor

Kaela Pendrak

Communications Specialist

Tara Peters

Program Manager, Commute Seattle

Tony Peterson

MID Supervisor

Monica Rankin

Director, Human Resources

Anna Reeder

Research Specialist

Lily Sadataki

Education & Outreach Specialist, Commute Seattle

James Sido

Director, Media Relations & Issues Management

Scott Siemers

MID Supervisor

Anna Smalley

Administrative Assistant

Blake Sundstrom

Senior Manager, Community Safety & Hospitality Program

Cherie Truncer

MID Supervisor

O’Neal Veney

MID Supervisor

Steven Walls

Director, Cleaning Services

Kurt Winner

Transportation Specialist, Commute Seattle

Dwight Wiskerchen

MID Supervisor

Flo Woart

Events & Programming Specialist