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

Nick Abel

Program Manager

Hassib Abou-Zaki

Manager, Human Resources

Kelly Akers

Senior Communications Specialist

Fina Araya

Director, Marketing & Creative Services

Emily Bailor

Director, Executive Administration

Katie Bajema

Senior Specialist, Visual Designer & Web

Priya Balan

Project Coordinator

Commute Seattle

Richard Barret

Supervisor, Clean Team

Wren Barulich

Transportation Specialist

Kendle Bjelland

Program Director

Lisa Brooks

Clean Team Supervisor

Brian Cannon

Director, Safety, Hospitality & Outreach Services

Sam Dick, Jr.

Supervisor, Safety Team

Mohammed Dima

Supervisor, Safety Team

Wes Dorne

Senior Manager, Parks & Public Space Programming

Brenda Evans

VP, Finance

Madeline Feig

Communications & Events Manager

Giselle Ferrufino

Senior Specialist, Member Relations

Seth Geiser

Manager, Urban Planning & Design

Ryan Gockel

Director, Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects

Brian Graap

Supervisor, Clean Team

Mike Grilli

Supervisor, Focus Team

Cory Hanger

Supervisor, Safety Team

Regnell Hawthorne

Supervisor, Clean Team

Olivia Holden

Program Director

Zarina Infante

Senior Transportation Specialist

Commute Seattle

Joseph Jacobs

Senior Program Manager, Clean Team

Michael Johnson

Director, Parks & Public Space

David Lewis

Supervisor, Public Space

Jessica Madrazo

Senior Specialist, Accounting

Nate Merrell

Executive Assistant & Employee Engagement Specialist

Ben Morgan

Supervisor, Public Space

Kaela Pendrak

Communications Specialist

Shawn Pullen

Supervisor, Safety Team

James Sido

Director, Media Relations & Issues Management

Scott Siemers

Supervisor, Clean Team

Ryan Sparks

Senior Specialist, Events & Programming

Blake Sundstrom

Program Manager, Safety Team

Sarah Udelhofen

Program Manager

O’Neal Veney

Supervisor, Clean Team

Steven Walls

Director, Cleaning Services

Monica Ybarra

Director, Human Resources