2020 HOBY WA Seminar Planning Committee –

Justine Keller – Leadership Seminar Chair (LSC)

Justine Keller has volunteered with Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Organization since she was an ambassador in 2007 at HOBY Pennsylvania East. Wanting to continue the positive ripple effect, she has volunteered both in director and facilitator roles for multiple local seminars across the country, as well as the World Leadership Congress and the Advanced Leadership Academy. Justine is a Data Visualization Specialist. She has an MBA in Design Strategy from California College of the Arts and an MS in Data Visualization from Parsons. She believes that impact and passion lead to a better world. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, skiing, sloth videos, and photography.


Caty Neeser – Director of Programs

Caty is an alumni of HOBY Washington and has served as both a facilitator and our current Director of Programs for 2020-2021. She is a current student at the University of Washington and is excited to be planning HOBY Washington’s first-ever virtual seminar.


Jonathan Walsh – Director of Recruitment

Jonathan is a 2010 HOBY Texas North alumnus and serves as the 2020-21 Director of Recruitment. Jonathan has been volunteering with HOBY for four years and previously volunteered as a facilitator for HOBY Texas Central and HOBY WA. For the past two years, he has been a part of HOBY WA’s recruitment team. His favorite HOBY cheer is “P-A-R-T-Y.” During the pandemic, Jonathan has been spending a lot of time running and playing video games. He is slowly improving his cooking skills and participated in the banana bread craze during the early months of the pandemic.


Erin WrzesinskiErin Kaufman – Director of Facilitators

Erin is a HOBY volunteer from Onalaska, Washington who currently resides in Killeen, Texas. She is a 2010 HOBY alumni and has volunteered in different positions with HOBY for six years – facilitator, director of recruitment, and now director of facilitators. Erin graduated from Western Washington University with a History degree, is a proud cat mom, and is passionate about leadership and education.  She’s super excited about HOBY and life. She hopes all her hard work will lead to an outstanding seminar.


Tyler Hamke – Director of Operations

Tyler is a 2011 HOBY Washington and WLC alumnus and has volunteered with HOBY WA in several positions since his ambassador year. He is passionate about using engineering to create technology to help improve the lives of people all over the world. He is a proud alumnus of Gonzaga University and currently spends his time building machines that equip communities with better tools for sanitation and waste management. When not working he enjoys traveling, building, exploring the North Cascades, and discovering new podcasts.


Randi TaylorRandi Taylor –  Director of Development

Randi has been involved with HOBY in a number of different positions since her ambassador year in 2006 and is always willing to step up and help in anyway she can. Randi took the skills she learned as an ambassador and has transferred them into her daily life helping animals. She volunteers with a number of rescues to help animals in need in addition to her job at Washington State University (Go Cougs) Veterinary Teaching Hospital where she helps nurse sick animals back to health.


Zoe Jaspers –  Director of Team Alumni

Zoe has volunteered with HOBY for more than four years and is our current Director of Team Alumni. Outside of HOBY, Zoe is a part of the Alumni Service Corps at Gonzaga Preparatory School and has captained a team in the world’s largest scavenger hunt for seven years in a row. They also knit, sew and hike during their free time.