Introducing our Board
Corey has been on the West Seattle Food Bank Board since 2006. Corey earned his undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University in 1993 and received his MBA in 2000 from University of Phoenix. A resident of West Seattle since 2002, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. Corey works for JP Morgan Chase.
Ben has been on the board since September 2009, and a resident of West Seattle for over 15 years.
He is active in volunteering for outdoor trail clean ups and efforts to preserve the wild spaces in the northwest and has also been a volunteer with the Washington Wine Commission.
Ben is also the Owner and Winemaker for a local West Seattle winery called Viscon Cellars. He is married with two children.
Treasurer, David L. Weld
David is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Auction Edge, Inc. He has more than twenty five years of business and technology management experience. He was previously the Executive Vice President at OCS, a healthcare informatics company which he helped sell to National Research Corporation (NRC). HE also oversaw the integration of OCS and other acquisitions into NRC as the Senior Vice President responsible for all production, operations, technology, strategy, and corporate development, where he helped to drive significant operating margin increases.
As a senior executive and advisor, David has extensive experience creating and growing new markets and products at a range of companies including at INRIX, Pivotlink, and Loudeye Technologies. He was a group manager at Microsoft, where he helped launch the first two versions of Windows NT, the first two versions of MSN, and Slate magazine, which David named.
He has an undergraduate degree in computer science and Russian from Dartmouth College and an MBA from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.David lives in Seattle with his wife and three children.
Secretary, Jana Seestedt
Jana Seestedt moved to West Seattle in 2010 and soon after joined the Board. With a passion for helping others, she is very grateful to be able to be able give back her community. Jana also volunteers for the American Brain Tumor Association and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In her free time Jana enjoys spending time with family and friends. Jana works at Amazon and lives in Fauntleroy with her husband and her dog, Jack.
Director, Scott Dodson
A serial entrepreneur with a background in gaming and marketing, Scott is COO/CPO at Bobber Interactive. Bobber provides financial institutions with customer engagement solutions that drive high value online behavior and monetization. He previously founded, funded, and served as CEO of Flying Rhino Studios, Tenacious Games Inc., and Divide by Zero Games. Scott is a professor of Game Design at Digipen (adjunct faculty), a consultant to Auction Edge, Inc., a Mentor for TechStars Seattle, and Washington Interactive Network’s Reactor Incubator. A speaker on games, gamification and funding at game and finance conferences and workshops in the US and Canada, Scott has a passion for entrepreneurism, UX, and the intersection of motivational psychology game design and organizational objectives.
Director, Patrick Dunn
Patrick is a community organizer who joined the Board in 2009, after volunteering on the Food Bank’s distribution line. He is currently the Program Director for The Phinney Neighborhood Association and also serves on the Board of Directors for Sustainable West Seattle. Over the last few years, Patrick has helped to found and manage both The West Seattle Tool Library and The Community Orchard of West Seattle. He is constantly impressed by the generosity of those who allow the Food Bank to offer such a wide variety of healthy food and honored to be a part of this great community resource.
Director, Jessica Lee
Jessica, a born and raised West Seattlelite, joined the board in March of 2011. After spending time in other parts of the country (recently New Hampshire and Las Vegas), and living in Bellevue, she returned to her Gatewood neighborhood in 2009 to be closer to family. Wanting to get back involved with a non-profit organization, she sought out the West Seattle Food Bank.
Jessica is the Corporate Controller for Zillow.com and a CPA. She graduated from both Seattle University and the University of Washington with degrees in Accounting and English, respectively. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband, family and friends.
her two sons, helping her husband manage his retail business and for the last 11 years managing her own real estate business. She most recently joined the CoHo Team of Windermere Agents, where she and her colleagues donate time and a significant portion of their earnings to support community development and affordable housing. She has a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington and spent her “pre-children” life, working in the social service arena , traveling and generally trying to have fun
Director, Chris Porter
Joined the board in September 2012. Moved to Seattle in 2005. Earned a bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Diego State University and Masters of Science in Nursing from Western University of Health Science. Owns a practice in West Seattle as a Nurse Practitioner. Enjoys cooking, cycling and traveling. Recently became certified to scuba dive. Though traveling with my partner is fun, working with board members to bring food to those in need will be a lifetime challenge for me.
Director, Pete Spalding
Pete has been on the Board since January 2006 after having served on the University District Food Bank Board for 6 years. He has served three terms as President of the board. He is also active in a number of other community activities having served as the Chair of the Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council, Chair of the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council, Chair of the City Neighborhood Council, Chair of the SW Precinct Advisory Council as well as acting in an advisory role to the Chief of Police on public safety issues that impact the Delridge neighborhoods. He also was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Viaduct Stakeholders Advisory Group and after having served on the committee to develop the 2008 Parks & Green Spaces Levy he was appointed by the Seattle City Council to serve on the Citizens Levy Oversight Committee. Pete moved to West Seattle in July of 1998 after having lived in southern Louisiana.
West Seattle Food Bank Staff
Fran Yeatts was hired as Executive Director of the West Seattle Food Bank June of 2001. Prior to joining this agency Fran had managed vocational services at Highline West Seattle Mental Health (now called Navos) for 10 years and worked with at risk youth for two years. She is currently serving on the Boards of the Food Resource Network Federation and the Coalition of Charitable Choice. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and enjoys hiking, skiing and traveling in her spare time.
Steven J. Curry, MA, Operations Director
Steven J. Curry has over 20 years experience supervising and developing non-profit social service programs for youth families and communities. He has supervised programs for Friends of Youth, Ryther Child Center, YMCA, Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of King County, Neighborhood House, and Compass Housing Alliance. Steven is the past Board President of ADD-Resources and has served on the Explorer West School Board in West Seattle. He is the co-owner of Curry Landscape Inc. and is a certified leadership consultant with the Cerecore Institute, a performance resource company dedicated to bringing the full capacity of thinking processes into everyday action. Steve is dedicated to increasing awareness in the community about hunger issues and in continuing to provide only excellence in programming services to the greater West Seattle community.
Charlie Workman, Food Rescue Specialist
Charlie Workman arrived in Seattle from the Hoosier state in September 2001. He started working at the Food bank in 2007 after working at the IMAX @ The Pacific Science Center. Charlie drives the van & is our Food Recovery Specialist by day and an accomplished musician by night. He loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and living and working in West Seattle because it reminds him of his childhood living in a small community.
Judi Yazzolino just recently started at WSFB. She’s a West Seattleite and is very excited to be working and giving back to her own community. Before coming to WSFB Judi worked as a National Sales Manager for a cluster of 5 radio stations here in Seattle and has been a volunteer event fundraiser majority of her career. She enjoys spending time with family & friends, skiing, traveling and walking Alki .
Lester Yuh, began in March of 2012 managing over 200 volunteers on site and ensuring that food is safely stored and distributed. His background in managing large restaurants and improving efficiencies are helping WSFB run more efficiently and effectively and better utilize volunteer efforts to improve our service.