Andrea Owner - Vice President
With 20 years of experience in non-profit housing and leadership in Seattle, Andrea brings a unique prospective and expertise to the SLU Community Council Board. She joined Plymouth Housing Group in 2012 as the Director of Property Management and now serves as the Chief Operating Officer, overseeing more than 100 staff, managing operations for approximately 1000 units of supportive housing (mainly formerly homeless). She has previously served as Housing Director for the YMCA of Greater Seattle, where she provided regional leadership in housing programs for young adults, and oversaw a network of operations, and social services across King County. She has also served at Bellwether Housing, providing leadership on the Property Management team for affordable workforce housing throughout Seattle. Andrea has been involved in the community for many years particularly around housing options for high-risk young adults and those exiting the foster care system, and served on the Board of Rainier Avenue Church. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a BS in sociology. Andrea is proud to represent Plymouth Housing and its commitment to Seattle’s unique and vibrant neighborhoods –including South Lake Union. In 2000, Plymouth developed the David Colwell Apartments in the South Lake Union neighborhood on Yale Street. The Colwell Apartments provides 124 units of affordable workforce housing. The Pat Williams Apartments opened in 2013 on Pontius Avenue North, providing supportive housing for 83 households.
Matthew Curry - Board Secretary
Originally a kid growing up on Queen Anne Hill, Matt remembers the days when South Lake Union draws were Denny’s, Jafco, Athletic Awards, and the Washington Natural Gas blue flame. He has made it his life’s work to get people talking and achieving. Through work in mass communication up and down the west coast, to his current role as Operations Manager for the University of Washington School of Medicine here in South Lake Union, Matt takes a keen interest in the development of the neighborhood as a place that supports both residents and workforce members. We all share an interest in making SLU a welcoming and inviting location that takes advantage of our geographic ‘centralness’ to offer a home, neighborhood and destination for both work and play. Toward that end Matt builds on his MPA from the UW Evans School to partner with neighborhood members, neighboring community groups and staff and electeds at the city, county, state and federal levels to promote shared interests. With the Community Council’s established role representing this neighborhood with the City of Seattle, Matt believes we can have an impact in furthering these goals. In addition to his Secretary role, Matt also chairs the Policy & Planning Committee.
Kristie Logan - President
Kristie was born and raised in Seattle, WA. She has worked at the Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) in the administration of clinical care, facilities, patient access, prevention/survivorship clinic development, and research for the past 27 years. She currently serves as president of the South Lake Union Community Council.
She oversees >600,000 SF of property including seven outpatient cancer clinics, a 20-bed hospital within the University of Washington Medical Center, two 80-room patient houses, and a specialty retail shop. She is responsible for maintaining a safe, healing environment for cancer patients and a healthy workplace for staff. Responsibilities include master facility planning, construction, engineering, maintenance & operations, workspace assignment/planning, interior design, art collection, employee health, transportation, housekeeping, sustainability, food services, security, emergency preparedness, and adherence to regulatory requirements for the hospital environment of care. Additionally, she oversees material management, linen, hospital equipment, courier service, sterilization and safe patient handling.
SCCA was named the #1 cancer center in the Washington State and has been consistently ranked as a top cancer center nationally by US News & World Reports.
Kristie attended Western Washington University and received her MBA from University of Washington. She enjoys spending time cycling, hiking, backpacking, skiing, kayaking and boating in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She loves spending time with her large family, especially her three grown children and two young grandchildren.
Kyle Ducey - President
Kyle Ducey is the Controller for W.G. Clark Construction Company. He is responsible for the company's financial activities and setting the financial policies of the organization. W.G. Clark is a general contractor with projects throughout the Greater Seattle Metropolitan Area. The company is located in South Lake Union and has been working with local clients for over 100 years. W.G. Clark relocated to South Lake Union in 1923 and has been an active part of the South Lake Union business community for the last 90 years. The company is committed to quality development in the South Lake Union neighborhood.
Kyle attended the University of Washington and received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the School of Architecture and a Bachelor of the Arts in Accounting from the School of Business. He is also a volunteer tax preparer for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, which serves low and moderate income persons, especially those 60 and older.
Usonian houses, Aaron has been interested in architecture since high school, but took the long way around. Before attending graduate school in Eugene, OR, he studied German Literature at the University of Wisconsin and Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat in Freiburg, Germany. After Graduating in 1997, he spent a few years working in finance, publication, and finally construction work (single-family & multi-family/office), while taking a nomadic route to Seattle via Colorado and Utah for some epic winters on the slopes.
Aaron has since built his experience in master planning, urban design, mixed-use, sustainable design, construction documents and now high-rise construction. His passion in architecture can be found in projects that relate to urban density, usually including some aspect of mixed-use occupancies, restoration/renovation of existing structures, and/or sustainable design
Aaron is currently working on his first High-rise project at Weber Thompson: The Waverly in South Lake Union. Although the tower is an all-residential building with no retail, the site is shared with Seattle Unity Church (designed by Olson Kundig), bringing the complexities and coordination efforts of a mixed-use building. The Waverly is scheduled to start construction in July of 2019.
As vice president of Facilities & Operations, Scott Rusch is involved in all aspects of the planning, design, construction and operations of Fred Hutch’s 16-acre, 1.5 million gross-square-foot campus. The Hutch sits in the heart of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, a world-leading hub of innovation in technology and medical research.
Rusch, who joined the Hutch in 1990, led the planning and construction of a Hutch-based HIV-vaccine research laboratory in Cape Town, South Africa (10,000 gross-square-feet of laboratory space) and the UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre in Kampala, Uganda, a clinical, research and training facility operated in collaboration with the Uganda Cancer Institute (25,000 gross-square-feet of clinic and laboratory space).
He is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he earned a bachelor’s in civil engineering.
John Pehrson has been a resident of the Downtown Seattle for 21 years, the first 11 in Belltown and the last 10 in South Lake Union. In Belltown (1) he formed and led the Belltown Housing and Land Use Committee that followed housing, development and right of way issues, (2) was one of the architects of the 2006 downtown rezone and (3) the Bell Street Park. Since moving to South Lake Union John was active in 2010 on the SLU Urban Design Framework team. He was a founding member and President of the Lake Union Opportunity Alliance that was active on the recent SLU rezone. John's areas of passion include leadership in public education and local civic organizations. He served on the Bellevue School Board during the 1960's. He has served on the boards of the Washington State Principals Education Foundation, Pike Place Market Foundation, Center for Ethical Leadership, Antioch University Seattle, Mirabella Seattle Foundation, Asian Art Council of the Seattle Art Museum, Executive Service Corps of Washington, and UW Math, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) organization. He is currently the leader of the Market to MOHAI project that is currently under construction.
James B. Notkin