HEART DEDICATION PASSION

Foodies。 History buffs。 Artists and activists。 Native Seattleites。 Newcomers to Seattle。 First generation immigrants。 Our staff, board and volunteers come from all walks of life, bringing a diverse mix of perspectives and personal experiences。  We are united in our belief that stories have the power to change the world and that our roots and the Asian Pacific American perspective matter。 When you go on a tour,  you’ll experience more than interesting facts and history。 Our Education Guides bring with them their own personal narratives and passions, making each tour unique。

WHO WE ARE

STAFF & VOLUNTEERS

  • Alex Plemitscher

    Senior IT Administrator

    Alex Plemitscher

    幸运快3Senior IT Administrator

    A transplant from New York, Alex has lived in Seattle since 2005. He prides himself on being a lifelong student and enjoys finding new ways to make the dreams of The Wing's creative staff a reality. In his off time, he continues to put his problem-solving skills to the test as an avid rock climber and player of tabletop games.

  • Alexis L. Silva

    Visitor Services and Events Assistant Manager

    Alexis L. Silva

    Visitor Services and Events Assistant Manager

    Originally from the heat of the Las Vegas sun, Alexis is a 1st Generation Hispanic Latinx artist and curator who’s work is influenced by the overall human experience。 He received his BFA at Cornish College of the Arts with a focus in Installation, Performance, and Photography。 His love for community building and storytelling brought him to the doors of the Wing, where he quickly found himself immersed in the beautiful histories inside its walls。 You can usually find him talking too loudly, eating way too much Dim Sum, and/or pondering obscure art works。

  • Andrea Allsop

    幸运快3Finance Director

    Andrea Allsop

    Finance Director

  • Ann Wong

    Museum Services Lead

    Ann Wong

    Museum Services Lead

    Ann was born and raised in Seattle。 As a child, she would come to Chinatown-International District with her parents to grocery shop and eat dim sum。 Her favorite thing to do is eating with good friends, whether it's at an old neighborhood establishment or a new restaurant in town。 Ask Ann about her favorite video games!

  • Aziza Dixon

    幸运快3Education Guide

    Aziza Dixon

    Education Guide

  • Bailee Hiatt

    幸运快3Museum Services Lead

    Bailee Hiatt

    Museum Services Lead

    Bailee is a visual artist specializing in ink painting with experience community organizing, curating, and exhibiting work。 When she isn't at the Wing Luke, you can find her sketching from the permanent collection at the Seattle Art Museum (you'll have your best luck finding her in the Mesoamerican/Andean and Pacific Northwest galleries)。 Next time you see her, teach her a new word in another language。

  • Beth Takekawa

    Executive Director

    Beth Takekawa

    Executive Director

    Beth knows how to make Norwegian rice mush because she was born and raised in Minneapolis. Her mom grew up on a Bellevue farm, and her dad played in Seattle’s Nisei sports leagues. Life for the Takekawas was interrupted and changed forever during WWII, beginning again in the Midwest. Today Beth enjoys the mountains and ocean, though she occasionally misses lefse.

  • Blake Nakatsu

    Exhibits Developer | YouthCAN Manager

    Blake Nakatsu

    幸运快3Exhibits Developer | YouthCAN Manager

    Blake is fourth generation Japanese American; born and raised in Bothell, WA, by two career teachers and an older brother。 He received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Washington State University and is committed to fostering a thriving relationship between the community and the arts。 Beyond eating chicken katsu with a side of kimchi, Blake loves collecting vinyl of favorite indie bands and buying friends' artwork。

  • Bob Fisher

    Collections Manager

    Bob Fisher

    Collections Manager

  • Cassie Chinn

    Deputy Executive Director

    Cassie Chinn

    Deputy Executive Director

    Cassie is fourth generation Chinese American from Seattle. She grew up in Beacon Hill and continues to make her home there. She loves riding the #36 bus and listening to the elders talking in Cantonese and Toisanese, reminding her of her own grandma and grandpa. An introvert true and true, she loves listening to people's stories and sharing in their lives.

  • Charlene Mano Shen

    Senior Community Programs Specialist

    Charlene Mano Shen

    幸运快3Senior Community Programs Specialist

    Charlene was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and attended the UW to get a BA in art, teaching certificate and an M。Ed。 With four generations of relatives in Seattle, Charlene’s favorite memories are of large and very noisy family gatherings in Chinese, being surrounded by loving elders and boisterous cousins, and consuming large amounts of Almond Chicken and soft noodle chow mein。

  • Christina Reiko Shimizu

    Director of Individual Giving

    Christina Reiko Shimizu

    Director of Individual Giving

    Christina's family and roots are here in Seattle. She grew up tapping melons on weekly trips to produce markets with her parents. Occasionally, she still hears stories about her grandparents passed down through second generation business owners that are so rare in Seattle now. You’ll likely find Christina reading comics, registering voters, or inspecting fruit. She’s grateful to The Wing and its supporters for inspiring her daily.

  • Dan Glauber

    Museum Services Lead

    Dan Glauber

    Museum Services Lead

  • Deyland Somer

    Education Guide

    Deyland Somer

    Education Guide

    Deyland is originally from Hawaii, grew up in Olympia, and graduated from Western Washington University。 He is a fourth generation Jewish, fourth generation Okinawan, and fifth generation Chinese American。 He is an aspiring author, an avid reader, and a passionate community organizer。

  • Doan Nguyen

    Senior Tour Manager

    Doan Nguyen

    Senior Tour Manager

    Doan is a second generation Vietnamese American born and raised in Seattle. She graduated from the University of Washington with a focus on Asian American Studies and a minor in Diversity. Growing up as a middle child among two brothers, she developed a strong sense of justice that would carry her on through life from experiencing moments of unfairness as a kid!

  • Don Wong

    幸运快3Education Guide

    Don Wong

    Education Guide

    Aside from serving in the Air Force, Don has lived almost all his life in Seattle and has fond memories of a small town with a big city personality. He has worked in banking, government, and now real estate appraisal. As a second generation Chinese American, leading tours at The Wing gives him a valuable social outlet and connection to the local Asian community.

  • Em Halladay

    Education Guide

    Em Halladay

    Education Guide

    As a second generation Korean American and a third generation Czech American, Em has had their fair share of mixed experiences, awkward family reunions, last names, and cabbage-based dishes。 When not finding new and exciting ways to eat cabbage, you can find them finishing up their International Studies Degree from the University of Washington or playing episodic video games that remind them of their forever home, the PNW。

  • Emma Yamaguchi Sullivan

    Events Coordinator

    Emma Yamaguchi Sullivan

    Events Coordinator

    Emma grew up on the Eastside with a short intermission during which she completed her undergrad at the University of British Columbia. For Emma, free time is best spent eating great food, immersed in the world of literature, or skiing and hiking in the mountains. You would be hard-pressed to beat her at a game of Harry Potter trivia.

  • Gary Yamamoto

    Chief Operating Officer

    Gary Yamamoto

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Heather Chan

    Marketplace Assistant Manager | Volunteer Coordinator

    Heather Chan

    Marketplace Assistant Manager | Volunteer Coordinator

    Heather is happy the way only a history major with a job in her field can be happy。 Her favorite part about her job is finding out about new heartwarming children's books featuring Asian Pacific Americans。 A lifelong Washingtonian, when people ask where she's really from, she answers, "I'm from Bremerton。"

  • Jeannette Roden

    Sunday Museum Services Manager

    Jeannette Roden

    Sunday Museum Services Manager

  • Jessica Rubenacker

    Exhibit Director

    Jessica Rubenacker

    Exhibit Director

    幸运快3Jessica is second generation Filipino American, born in Chicago and raised in the flat lands of central Illinois. Her favorite foods include her maternal grandmother’s pinakbet and her paternal grandmother’s chicken and dumplings. Jessica now calls Seattle home after moving here over a decade ago to attend the UW's Museology program and has been involved with The Wing ever since.

  • Jintana Lityouvong

    幸运快3Tour Coordinator

    Jintana Lityouvong

    Tour Coordinator

    Jintana was raised in South Seattle by Lao American refugees, the Little House on the Prairie books, and Sailor Moon。 She loves that she gets to use her passions of storytelling and social justice at The Wing。 You can find her giving tours to school groups around the C-ID, drinking ice cold water in a bar, or taking pictures of food in a restaurant。

  • John Hom

    Facilities Operations Director

    John Hom

    Facilities Operations Director

  • Josie Baltan

    Annual Giving Officer

    Josie Baltan

    Annual Giving Officer

    Originally from Berkeley, California, Josie’s favorite memories with her family are of camping trips at the beach in Southern California, and listening to her dad’s stories about growing up in Alexandria, Egypt. She moved to Seattle, receiving her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the UW. When she isn’t riding her bicycle around Seattle, you can find her trying not to fall over in yoga class.

  • Julie Salathe

    Director of Grants and Sponsorships

    Julie Salathe

    Director of Grants and Sponsorships

    Julie grew up in New Jersey and majored in history at Swarthmore College and received her PhD in art history at Johns Hopkins University。 She has a side interest in genealogy and local Seattle history。 Her favorite memories are bicycling around the beautiful Pacific Northwest and learning family recipes such as “stollen” or “kuchen” from her German grandmother。

  • Ling Chun

    Education Guide

    Ling Chun

    Education Guide

  • Mackenzie Lawrence

    幸运快3Museum Services Lead

    Mackenzie Lawrence

    Museum Services Lead

  • Madison Ramey

    Database Coordinator

    Madison Ramey

    Database Coordinator

    Madison hails from the Pacific Northwest and studied at the University of Washington where she first volunteered with The Wing。 She very much enjoys a comfortable brunch, complete with eggs benedict and good company。 Madison is a casual macrame artist, studying the knots, plaits, and netting of the craft while listening to albums of the 1970s and 80s in her free time。

  • Maya Hayashi

    Education Specialist

    Maya Hayashi

    Education Specialist

    Maya is originally from Los Angeles by way of Upstate New York where she completed her undergrad at Bard College。 Her fondest memories are of watching her grandmother cook delicious Japanese American dishes and sitting around the kitchen table eating them with her family。 A self-professed “retro-phile”, she enjoys turning back the pages of time and learning about Seattle in its bygone years。

  • Max Chan

    Marketing Associate

    Max Chan

    Marketing Associate

    Max is a fourth generation Chinese American who’s spent most of his life in the Pacific Northwest. He looks for creativity in all corners of life and currently finds passion as a writer and videographer. If you see him in the wild, he’s probably eating dim sum, trying a new recipe, geeking out about D&D, or scribbling story ideas on sticky notes.

  • Meilani Mandery

    YouthCAN Assistant

    Meilani Mandery

    YouthCAN Assistant

    幸运快3Meilani grew up in San Diego, CA and moved to Seattle to pursue her degree in Art History and Arts Leadership. When her Gung Gung first immigrated to the US from China, he stayed in Seattle Chinatown for a couple of years. Meilani considers Chinatown her motherland because her identity as a Chinese American traces back to this neighborhood. Between writing diaspora poems and rewatching Avatar the Last Airbender, Meilani is involved in community organizing in the CID.

  • Mikala Woodward

    Exhibit Developer | Oral History Manager

    Mikala Woodward

    Exhibit Developer | Oral History Manager

    Mikala has lived in Seattle for nearly 30 years but knows she will always be a Californian at heart. She came to The Wing in 2011 with a background in local history and collaborative art and a passion for community building and social justice. She is honored to be part of the Exhibits team.

  • Mimi Chan

    Education Guide

    Mimi Chan

    Education Guide

    Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, Mimi came from a old migrant family in New Zealand but grew up in Hong Kong。 She has lived in New Zealand and UK and has traveled to many places in Europe, Asia and Oceania。 She loves culture and history。 She also loves food and finds that eating is a very important social tool to learn about other cultures!

  • Nick Williamson

    Museum Services Lead

    Nick Williamson

    Museum Services Lead

  • Olive Huang

    Education Guide

    Olive Huang

    Education Guide

    Originally from Taiwan, Olive and her family first immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. She worked in the tech industry for 15 years before she quit her job and realized her lifelong passion for cooking by founding Cooking Dolls, a boutique catering company. Her favorite memories are of the Dragon Boat Festival, when she would help her parents make – and eat! – hundreds of her favorite Taiwanese rice dumplings.

  • Pin-An Shih

    Museum Services Lead

    Pin-An Shih

    Museum Services Lead

  • Raine Warden

    Museum Services Lead

    Raine Warden

    Museum Services Lead

    Raine has called the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area home her whole life, with the exception of one memorable year spent as a resident of Minato-ku, Tokyo。 She is a University of Washington alumni who spends her spare time as both a professional and volunteer tutor, an amateur chef, bibliophile, gamer, and feline enthusiast。

  • Rahul Gupta

    Director of Education and Tours

    Rahul Gupta

    Director of Education and Tours

    Born in Cincinnati and raised in New Jersey and Texas, Rahul’s childhood was odd, confusing and often infuriating. Rahul earned his MPA at Columbia University (SIPA) in Social Welfare and Economic Development and his BA from The Evergreen State College in History and Political Economy. He also cooked professionally for 20 years or so and loves to eat ovines and caprines.

  • Rayann Kalei’okalani Matsui

    Director of Museum Services

    Rayann Kalei’okalani Matsui

    Director of Museum Services

    Rayann was born and raised in Wai’anae on O’ahu Island。 Up until she left for Seattle, you could find her most often climbing in mango trees, swimming at Pokai Bay or sitting on the roof of her childhood home。 A hula and ori Tahiti dance instructor, Rayann is constantly choreographing and humming to herself the tunes of her people。

  • Sami Hilario

    Education Guide

    Sami Hilario

    Education Guide

  • Shaun Mejia

    Marketing Manager

    Shaun Mejia

    Marketing Manager

    Born in Honolulu, Shaun moved to Seattle for his undergrad at Seattle Pacific University and pursued a degree in psychology (to the disappointment of his parents who are both nurses). He found his passion in marketing working at local arts non-profits and found a taste of home in the Chinatown-International District. Beyond working in the community, Shaun enjoys writing music, hiking, and climbing.

  • Somchay Phouleuanghong

    Housekeeping Lead

    Somchay Phouleuanghong

    Housekeeping Lead

  • Troy Tsuchikawa

    Senior Accountant | Payroll Manager

    Troy Tsuchikawa

    Senior Accountant | Payroll Manager

    Troy was born and raised in South Seattle and completed his undergrad at Seattle University. His first summer job was at Wah Young Co. which was actually at the same location that the museum resides today. Aside from crunching numbers, he also enjoys graphic design, drawing and spending time with his family.

  • Vivian Chan

    Community Programs Manager

    Vivian Chan

    Community Programs Manager

    Vivian is a native of South Seattle and manages at least seven different calendars for personal and professional use. She fondly remembers picking up her grandmother, in the backseat of her dad’s car, from her job as a fortune cookie maker at Tsue Chong. Her paw-pa (maternal grandmother) would welcome her with a smile and a handful of fresh and fragrant fortune cookies to nibble on.

  • Wren Wheeler

    Trustee and Executive Associate

    Wren Wheeler

    Trustee and Executive Associate

    Wren grew up in Washington and like most in our state, she enjoys adventuring with her family. She’s obsessed with fabric and yarn and occasionally makes things out of them. Wren earned her BA from Western Washington University and her MPA from Seattle University but her favorite educational endeavors have been taking karate classes and ukulele lessons with her son.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Ellen Ferguson

Co-President

Ellen Ferguson

Co-President

Community Relations Director, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and Trustee, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation。 Recipient of Washington Museum Association’s Individual Excellence Award, Western Museums Association Director’s Chair Professional Excellence Award, Women’s Funding Alliance Inspirational Philanthropist Award, Women of Color Empowered: Building Bridges and Uniting Communities Honoree, UPS Distinguished Alumni Service to the Community Award, National Philanthropy Day 2001 - Philanthropic Family of the Year, and Humanities WA 2015 Philanthropy and Leadership Award。

Casey Bui

Co-President

Casey Bui

Co-President

幸运快3Managing Broker, Windermere. Former public sector research analyst. Long-time museum volunteer. Asian Community Leadership Foundation alumnus. State chapter co-founder and president, board of director, Democrats for Life of Washington. Founding member, Unity of Vietnamese Americans Coalition (UVAC). Board member, Washington Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce. Former Commissioner, City of Renton Planning Commission & Human Services Advisory Committee.

Katherine Cheng

Co-Vice President

Katherine Cheng

Co-Vice President

Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Community Relations, Expedia, Inc. Former Business Manager for Microsoft. Former Senior Program Manager for International, Corporate and Executive Communications at Starbucks Coffee Company. Member of the Advance Staff for Vice President Joe Biden. Former member of the Advance Staff for Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore. Public Liaison Officer for Governor Gary Locke.

Diane Sugimura

Co-Vice President

Diane Sugimura

幸运快3Co-Vice President

Diane served as the director of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (2002-2016), covering long-range planning and policy and code development, to permitting and enforcement. In retirement, her volunteer activities are related to homelessness, affordable housing, public safety and the environment, and racial and social justice activities. Diane has been involved with The Wing since the mid-1970s.

Mimi Gan

Secretary

Mimi Gan

Secretary

Independent producer and filmmaker. Former co-host/co-creator of Watch This!, science and technology correspondent for Discovery Channel’s Beyond 2000 show, reporter/producer for KING 5’s Evening Magazine, 2006 Torino Winter Olympics reporter, and former Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee public information officer. Recipient of 13 Emmys, awards from American Women in Radio & Television, and the National Association of Television Programming Executives, and others.

Bruce Brundige

Treasurer

Bruce Brundige

Treasurer

Specializes in preparing clients for their future through asset management, retirement income planning, and wealth transfer。 Bruce holds a Master of Science degree in Financial Services and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, is a Certified Estate Planner and a Certified Fund Specialist, among other designations。 Since 1995 he has been located at the Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union。

Gloria Lung Wakayama

Past President

Gloria Lung Wakayama

Past President

幸运快3Partner, Harris & Wakayama。 Board member of Chong Wa and long-time Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team organizer/instructor。 Member of the Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network, Estate Planning Council of Seattle, Washington State and King County Bar Associations, and Asian Bar Association of Washington。 Previously a United Way of King County board member, University of Washington Friends of Educational Opportunity trustee, and Seattle University Estate Planning Advisory Committee member。

Kiran Ahuja

Kiran Ahuja

CEO, Philanthropy Northwest。 Previously appointed by President Obama to be Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, housed in the US Department of Education in Washington, DC。 She was responsible for directing the White House Initiative and the Presidential Advisory Commission on AAPIs efforts to advise federal agency leadership on the implementation and coordination of federal programs as they relate to AAPIs across executive departments and agencies。

Tera Beach

Tera Beach

Executive Director, Spectrum Dance Theater. Former District Director for Congressman Jim McDermott. Was the key staff person working with The Wing toward designation as a National Park Service Affiliated Area. Dedicated restoring honor to the African American veterans of Fort Lawton who were unjustly court-martialed in 1944. Served on SEAFAIR Foundation Board; was a SEAFAIR ambassador on the first post-conflict delegation of Americans to visit Vietnam.

Sai Chaleunphonh

Sai Chaleunphonh

Partner, Marpac Construction, LLC. More than 14 years experience in project management in the construction industry. Community involvement includes SCIDPDA, Inter*Im, Nikkei Concerns, KinOn, Chinatown Cleanup, Seattle Public Library, and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

Nanette Fok

Nanette Fok

Independent grantwriter. Worked in fundraising and organizational development with broad-based experience including individual donor development, foundation and government grantseeking, special events coordination, and strategic planning. Has also managed public relations, community outreach and marketing programs. Previously served as development director for Childhaven (Seattle), development director for Center for Asian American Media (San Francisco), and as public relations and marketing manager for Asian Art Museum (San Francisco).

Jamie Ford

Jamie Ford

New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Songs of Willow Frost, and Love and Other Consolation Prizes. Recipient of the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and other numerous literary awards. Featured lecturer with Random House Speakers Bureau. Previously President of Wendt Integrated Communications (Montana), and Senior VP Creative Director of The Schiller Group (Hawaii). Former publicity co-chair for Special Olympics Montana.

Louie Gong

Louie Gong

Seattle-based artist and entrepreneur known for merging traditional Coast Salish art with influences from his urban environment to make strong statements about identity. Spent 20 years in non-profit leadership and education. Founded Eighth Generation in 2008 and launched the Inspired Natives Project in 2014. Eighth Generation became the first Native owned company to offer wool blankets in 2015, and launched its Pike Place Market flagship store in 2016. Louie’s work reflects the lived experiences of Native peoples today, challenging stereotypical views of what Native art - or Natives - should look like.

Judd Lee

Judd Lee

CFO at Parallels, a global leader in cross-platform solutions 。 Formerly CFO of SignalSense, CFO and Chief Compliance Officer of Benchmark Plus, and Vice President of Finance for Maveron。 Previously with Microsoft's Corporate Strategy and Planning Group helped build the company's consolidated multiyear financial model and strategic plan。 Former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for SafeHarbor Technology Corporation and M&A investment banker in New York City。

Patricia Norikane Logerwell

Patricia Norikane Logerwell

Community volunteer with Seattle’s Chinatown/International District community newspaper International Examiner and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience for more than 25 years. Former Psychology Technician for 22 years with Veterans Administration Medical Center. Board member, Friends of VA Puget Sound Fisher House.

Donna Lou

Donna Lou

Community Volunteer. Worked at Microsoft Corporation and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in their library grants program. Since then, Donna has served on a number of non-profit boards including The Seattle Foundation, College Access Now, Washington Women's Foundation, Team Read and now the Wing Luke Asian Pacific American Museum.

Paul Mar

Paul Mar

Retired as Director of Real Estate Development, Seattle-Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority。 Retired Community Services Director, City of Edmonds。 Served on the boards of the SCIDpda, Kin On, and the South Downtown Foundation。 Active in projects/organizations including Inter*Im Community Development Association, Merchants Parking/Transia, the International District’s Village Square Phase I and II projects, and the Nihonmachi Terrace housing project。

Midori Matsui

Midori Matsui

Former owner and president of Midori, Inc。, an importing/wholesaling textile and gift company that she founded and successfully operated for 22 years in Seattle。 Volunteer at Lakeside School and at the Cherry Street Food Bank for Northwest Harvest。

Maya Mendoza-Exstrom

Maya Mendoza-Exstrom

幸运快3General Counsel for Sounders FC. Previously in private practice at Mendoza Law Center, dealing in corporate formation and governance, real estate transactions, contract negotiation and commercial litigation. Serves on the RAVE Foundation board and the Seattle Parks Foundation board. Was also a long-tenured member of the Highline Schools Foundation Board of Trustees. Maya is a youth mentor, advocates for equity in education and access to soccer.

JoAnn Mills

JoAnn Mills

幸运快3Vice President, Campbell & Campbell. Previously Senior Consultant, Principal and Regional Marketing Manager with The Collins Group, at The Collins Group, Executive Coach at re: Purpose Leadership, Senior Director of Development at Group Health Foundation, Senior Director of Development/Campaign Project Director for Children’s Hospital Foundation and Guild Association. Board member, Women’s Funding Alliance and former board president, Northwest Development Officers Association.

Victor Mizumori

Victor Mizumori

Retired. Former Senior Vice President and Division Manager, Washington Federal. Former Area Retail Leader, KeyBank. Past board member of Asian Counseling and Referral Service. Past President of the Seattle First Hill Lions Club. Graduate of the Leadership Eastside Program, Executive Development Institute, and Pacific Coast Banking School.

Jill Nishi

Jill Nishi

Director, Strategy, Planning & Management & Chief of Staff – U.S. Programs at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Formerly Director of the Office of the President and Chief of Staff for U.S. Programs, Deputy Director - Strategy, Management & Planning and Special Initiatives, Education, Postsecondary Success at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously the Director of City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development and Legislative Assistant to former Seattle City Councilmember Martha Choe.

Savitha Reddy Pathi

Savitha Reddy Pathi

Savitha has been Development Director of Climate Solutions since 2010. She’s a Center for Diversity & the Environment 2042 Leadership Program graduate. Previously, Savitha worked at Seattle Foundation; Collins Group; Women’s Funding Alliance; and Environmental Media Services. Savitha has an Honors BA in Government and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College and was recognized by Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award.

Michael Shiosaki

Michael Shiosaki

Planning and Development Director, Seattle Parks and Recreation. Previously served as Planning and Development Manager of Seattle’s Pro Parks Levy Program, managed the Bellevue Parks Management Division, and was the Sammamish Deputy Parks Director. Served on Seattle Board of Park Commissioners, was a Seattle Foundation’s Community Grants Review Committee member, a Pride Foundation board member and co-president, Capitol Hill Housing Foundation board member, and Arboretum Foundation board member.

Mark Takagi

Mark Takagi

Wine, Beer & Spirits Specialist, Metropolitan Market. Acknowledged locally and nationally for his work in the wine industry as a judge, speaker and panel member. He is also devoted to philanthropy, lending his wine expertise and providing donations from his private cellar to nonprofits such as the Ronald McDonald House, Make A Wish Foundation, Woodland Park Zoo, Nikkei Concerns and the Wing Luke Museum.

Judy Tobin

Judy Tobin

Former public member of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission。 Current Governing Council Secretary, Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority。 Pike Place Market PDA Council and Member of the Executive Committee。 Formerly Pike Market Medical Clinic Board Chair, Seattle Center Advisory Commission Chair, and Chair of the Cultural Festivals Committee。 Since 1985, involved in the Social Justice Fund, a progressive member-funded foundation promoting social justice in the Northwest and Northern Rockies。

Larry Yok, PhD

Larry Yok, PhD

Adjunct faculty member at San Francisco State University, College of Extended Learning, Human Resources Certification Program. Retired Vice President for Administration at Highline College. Formerly an executive or senior leader at Group Health Cooperative, King County, Washington State Ferries, City of Seattle, East Bay Municipal Utility District (Oakland, CA), Pierce Transit (Tacoma, WA), Intercity Transit (Olympia, WA ), and the City of Olympia.

  • OUR NAMESAKE - WING LUKE

  • My brother Wing Luke had a saying, “Don’t do things because of who is right, but because of what is right,”幸运快3 – Bettie Luke, Wing Luke’s sister   A Chinese American boy dreaded going to school. He was tired of being bullied for being different, for being Asian. One day, he decided he couldn’t put up with it anymore. He had to stand up to them, to fight back. So he picked up his pen – and he drew funny comic strips. Before long, his classmates wanted to read them, and he became popular, eventually elected class president at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. This boy was Wing Luke. Son of a laundryman and grocer and an immigrant from China, Wing Luke went on to become one of nine high school students to consult for a White House conference on youth issues, earn a Bronze Star Medal for his Army service during WWII, receive a law degree from the University of Washington, and be appointed Assistant Attorney General for Washington State. In 1962, Wing Luke made history, elected as the first person of color on the Seattle City Council and the first Asian American elected to public office in the Pacific Northwest. His unique combination of politics, compassion and advocacy of diverse communities made him a powerful force for equal housing, urban revival and historic preservation of Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and the Seattle Waterfront. Wing was a trailblazer of his time. In 1963, Wing Luke played a key role advocating for the City Council passage of the open housing ordinance, which led to the creation of the Seattle Human Rights Commission. Journalist Emmett Watson wrote, “Probably no man on the nine-member Council had more to do with this action than Wing Luke.” Tragically, his promising career was cut short in 1965 when a small plane he was riding crashed in the Cascade Mountains. He died at the age of forty. Despite the short tenure of his career, Wing inspired many. In his memory, the community created the Wing Luke Memorial Foundation and eventually built a pan-Asian museum based on his vision. Wing Luke’s legacy continues on today at the Wing Luke Museum and beyond. Several decades later, the museum is an important place where the Asian Pacific American community looks to for engagement, inspiration and leadership – a legacy that Wing Luke left to Seattle. In 2016, the Washington State Attorney General’s office the in Wing Luke’s honor, forming a special team that would investigate and help enforce civil rights and anti-discrimination laws.

  • Wing Luke, 1962
  • The museum was first established as the Wing Luke Memorial Museum。 1967
    The museum’s second location was in a converted garage。 1987
    Community members celebrate the opening of “Executive Order 9066”, an exhibit created directly by them。 1993
    The Wing currently occupies this entire 1910 historic building, across the street from its original location。 2008

WHAT WE DO

We connect everyone to the dynamic history, cultures, and art of Asian Pacific Americans through vivid storytelling and inspiring experiences to advance racial and social equity.

— The Wing Mission

  • A MUSEUM LIKE NO OTHER

  • As a National Park Service Affiliated Area and the first Smithsonian affiliate in the Pacific Northwest, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience offers an authentic and unique perspective on the American story. Nationally recognized for our work in creating dynamic, community-driven exhibitions and programs, we put our community at the heart of each exhibition we create. The stories you see and hear within our walls are their authentic experiences and perspectives. From the struggles of early Asian pioneers to accomplished works by national Asian Pacific American artists, their contributions give us a look at what it means to be uniquely American. Our 60,000 square foot facilities offers three floors to tell our communities’ stories, with contemporary galleries showcasing both temporary and permanent exhibitions as well as preserved historic spaces accessible only through our daily guided tours. Beyond our walls, we like to tell the story of our neighborhood, Seattle’s Chinatown-International District. While economically challenged, it is a historically and culturally vibrant area, and we see ourselves as a neighborhood concierge and an economic anchor for the nearby small businesses. From restaurants to statues that you might not otherwise notice, there are layers of history and significance that are waiting to be uncovered. The Wing offers guided neighborhood tours and events that will encourage you to discover stories and tastes both on- and off-the-beaten path.

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar designates The Wing an affiliated area of the National Park Service in a 2013 ceremony。
  • OUR GOALS

  • Through our exhibits, public events and youth programs, The Wing:

    • Empowers Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) to tell their stories and histories in our own voices
    • Fosters the work of contemporary APA artists
    • Supports and revitalizes Seattle’s Chinatown-International District through our events and tours
    • Strengthens the APA community through leadership development and opportunities
    • Serves as a primary Smithsonian affiliate in the Pacific Northwest, a National Park Service Affiliated Area, and as the nation’s only museum dedicated to the pan-APA community

OUR VALUES: A COMMUNITY-
BASED HEART

[The Wing] doesn’t pretend there’s one formula. Core values really matter… [and there’s] a range of ways of working that can adhere to these values.

— Bill Adair, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

  • COMMUNITY-
    CURATED

  • The Story behind the Stories
    幸运快3Real stories of real people. Hardly told in the school books. Rarely seen on TV. Almost never on the silver screen. What does it take to create exhibits and programs at The Wing? For The Wing, the nuts-and-bolts “how-to” starts with the “why.” Values inform actions. Relationships grow over time. Commitments are made with the long-term in mind. Community members have been coming together to do this work through The Wing for over 20 years. We’re honored to steward this community-developed, community-based model. Our values direct what we do and how we do it. They impact every decision and interaction, sometimes in very subtle ways. Our values give us inspiration to keep going, through even the most challenging periods.

    Our Values
    幸运快3People give us meaning and purpose. Relationships are our foundation. We desire community empowerment and ownership. To do this, we have found the following: The work is labor intensive. The work requires flexibility. We willingly relinquish control.

    Top 10 Principles for Community-based Work
    1. Community-based work must be rooted in relationships of trust and respect.
    2. Community-based work requires a safe, comfortable environment to express ideas and share experiences.
    3. Community-based work requires listening, flexibility, agility and patience.
    4. It is democratic in nature – not top-down, and not a funnel for input.
    5. Community ownership of their stories enables communities to hold and use them towards their own self-determined purposes.
    6. Opportunities to learn abound in community-based work.
    7. Community empowerment results from bringing together diverse people within communities who might not otherwise connect and collaborate together, increased community pride through increased visibility, development of professional skills and resources within the community from grant writing to educating to publishing and more.
    8. Community-based work draws together communities and creates deep engagement and connections within as well as to the broader public.
    9. Community-based work creates a safe place to speak your story and your truth.
    10. People get involved in heart-felt work, doing something that they believe in.

    More information about the community-based process is outlined in our booklet Community-Based Exhibition Model. Copies are available by ordering over the phone with credit card. Contact the Marketplace at (206) 623-5124 x203 during our business hours, 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday. $12.50 + tax and shipping

BUILDING HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

Designed by Rick Sundberg, formerly of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, The Wing has received major international design awards, including: the 2009 Great Places Award (for excellence in the completed restoration), the 36th International Interior Design Award, and AIA 2009 Honor Awards.

  • Building Highlights

  • Tateuchi Story Theatre The Tateuchi Story Theatre is an intimate theatre that hosts traditional and contemporary arts through our Tateuchi Story Theatre Performing Arts Series. It is also features the restored Nippon Kan Scrim, a large advertising curtain that had been used in Seattle’s historic Nippon Kan Theatre, once a social and cultural hub for the Japanese American community. Many thanks to the Tateuchi Foundation for ongoing support of this program series. The Atsuhiko & Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation promotes international understanding, knowledge and the quality of relations between Japan and the United States, providing the Puget Sound region with greater exposure to the performing arts and culture of Japan. Family Associations The museum’s building originally housed several family associations – the Gee How Oak Tin Family Association, the Yee Family Association, the Lee Family Association, and the Ho Nam Family Association. As Chinese pioneers sojourned from villages in Southern China to areas throughout the world, they set up organizations to help the Chinese community settle. Here in the US, when Chinese immigrants began arriving in large numbers to the West in the late 1800s, these family associations soon became fixtures in American cities like Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. In most cases, family associations were established around family names, such as Lee, Wong, and Eng. These associations welcomed new immigrants who couldn’t speak English, helping them find a home and job as well as serving as a central hub for social gatherings and special celebrations. In their heyday, family associations were the social and political glue for Chinatowns across America, helping to meet the basic needs of the immigrant community and fighting against discrimination and anti-Chinese laws of that time. Today, most family associations have evolved to be primarily social organizations and keepers of genealogical ties to ancestral roots in China. On the museum’s historic hotel tour, you will visit a historic Family Association and see and hear about where these Family Associations are today. Art Installations Learn more about the permanent art installations created by Asian Pacific American artists, located throughout our building. Their art represents a range of artistic media and explores themes which include cultural roots; immigration; connections between Asia and America; and community diversity.

    Luke Family AssociationsAs Chinese pioneers sojourned from villages in Southern China to areas throughout the world, they set up organizations to help the Chinese community settle. Here in the US, when Chinese immigrants began arriving in large numbers to the West in the late 1800s, these family associations soon became fixtures in American cities like Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.

    Gee How Oak Tin Family Association Room, Wing Luke Museum. Photo by Dean Wong.

    In most cases, family associations were established around family names, such as Lee, Wong, and Eng. These associations welcomed new immigrants who couldn’t speak English, helping them find a home and job as well as serving as a central hub for social gatherings and special celebrations.In their heyday, family associations were the social and political glue for Chinatowns across America, helping to meet the basic needs of the immigrant community and fighting against discrimination and anti-Chinese laws of that time. Today, most family associations have evolved to be primarily social organizations and keepers of genealogical ties to ancestral roots in China.The Museum’s building originally housed several family associations – the Gee How Oak Tin Family Association, the Yee Family Association, the Lee Family Association, and the Ho Nam Family Association. On the Museum’s historic hotel tour, you will visit a historic Family Association and see and hear about where these Family Associations are today.

    Additional information and resources:

CHINATOWN-INTERNATIONAL
DISTRICT

Seattle’s Chinatown-International District rose not far from the waterfront on reclaimed tideflats once populated by the native Duwamish people. During a gigantic city regrading project completed in 1910, this shoreline was filled in with earth, buildings were erected and a neighborhood was born. Much of the area remains as it was nearly a hundred years ago. There are brick hotels, wood framed doorways and elaborate balconies. There also has been incredible change.

Like other neighborhoods, there has been push and pull among the people living here, where race, age, politics and traditions all blend together and occasionally collide. It is the only area in the continental United States where Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, African Americans and Vietnamese have settled together and built one neighborhood. The historic neighborhood is the cultural anchor for Asian Pacific Americans as well as the home base for The Wing. Despite its significance, however, it has faced severe challenges, one of the City’s lowest-income tracts, high vacancies, disruptive public construction, and business revenue loss.

When The Wing moved into its current home, it intentionally left out of café, a feature common in most museums. Why? We wanted to visitors to eat at the nearby restaurants. To support and revitalize the Chinatown-International District, The Wing is intentional in its strategies for neighborhood engagement and building long-term relationships. Our general admission is an all-day pass that allows the visitors to explore the neighborhood while they are onsite. We also lead guided neighborhood tours, spurred by the donation of Chinatown Discovery Tours. A leading organizer of customized tours in the Chinatown-International District, Chinatown Discovery Tours was founded in 1985 by Vi (Violet) Mar, a former travel agent who single-handedly brought large groups of visitors to the neighborhood and broke down cultural barriers and safety concerns. As they approached retirement, Vi and her husband Howard King, donated their business to The Wing in 2007, and since then, we have expanded the tour offerings to include official tours based on NY Times Bestselling author Jamie Ford’s books Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost, Bruce Lee’s Chinatown tour, and seasonal food tours. Explore more about the Chinatown-International District through the幸运快3 Japanese American Remembrance Trail, Nihonmachi Alley and Chiyo’s Garden幸运快3. With our tours, we hope visitors will become familiar with the Chinatown-International District and come back and patronize the shops and restaurants on their own.

PRESS

Media Kit

Life Wide Angle/Close Up
Press release (May 10, 2019)
幸运快3Press images

Excluded, Inside the Lines
Press release (March 8, 2019)
幸运快3Press images

Worlds Beyond Here: The Expanding Universe of Science Fiction
Press release (October 12, 2018)
Press images

 A Dragon Lives Here
Press release (March 10, 2018)

彩库宝典app 幸运快3 幸运快3 澳门开元网站 山东群英会