2020 HOBY WA Seminar Planning Committee –
Eric is a longtime volunteer with the organization and a 2007 HOBY Washington alumnus. In addition to volunteering with his local seminar, Eric serves as a Regional Project Director for Region H and as a member of the Field Operations and Programs Committee for HOBY International. He is currently employed at Microsoft as an Eco-Design and EPEAT Project Manager, and in his spare time Eric enjoys cooking and reading.
Nicholas is a motivated and spirited individual that has worked with HOBY since he was an ambassador in 2011. He has grown with HOBY in multiple positions and now serves as the Director of Facilitators. Nicholas current works at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle as a Patient Financial Services Coordinator for Insurance Billing and Follow-Up, but in his time off he is working on his MBA in Healthcare Management, enjoys traveling, and being an explorative foodie.
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.
Erin Kaufman – Director of Recruitment
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 over the years. Erin graduated from Western Washington University with a History degree and is currently looking for a teaching position in her new home in Texas. She is a proud cat mom and passionate about leadership and education. She’s super excited about HOBY and life. She hopes all her hard work in recruitment will lead to an outstanding seminar.
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 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.
Steven Gowan – Director of Team Alumni
Steven is a 2001 HOBY alumni from Seattle Washington. and has been back volunteering for HOBY WA since 2018 as a facilitator and now Director of Team Alumni. He graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in business administration, and now works at Costco Wholesale leading a team of digital marketing analysts. In addition to volunteering, Steven enjoys baking and doing anything outdoors.