Board Members

Our Team

Board of Directors

David Sheon, Co-Founder and Executive Director

Mr. Sheon has advised entrepreneurs of privilege on marketing communications strategy for over 30 years. He applies his knowledge to advise Carrot participants.

Erin Andrews, Chairperson

Erin is the Founder and CEO of indi chocolate. She started in finance as a senior manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers, and later pivoted to the chocolate business after taking her kids to Belize to see cacao beans growing on trees. Her work has ranged from the cocoa farm to body care to chocolate products as she has grown her business.

Mark Fiebig, Vice-Chair

Mr. Fiebig is an entrepreneur and Board Chair Emeritus for the Accelerator YMCA in Seattle. Mark has over two decades of experience starting or fixing companies, and leading change inside and outside organizations, ranging from ideation to operations, fundraising and investor relations, to board and executive team recruitment and management.

Frank Alvarado, Treasurer

Frank is a Vice President at HomeStreet Bank and is a graduate of the ASU W.P. Carey School of Business and Leadership Tomorrow. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” — Rosalynn Carter

John Clifford, Secretary

Mr. Clifford is Senior Director of Training and Development, Pagliacci Pizza, having worked his way up the ranks over the span of more than 15 years. “The people that I work for, the people who work for me…it feels like a family,” he explains. John is constantly learning and growing, as an employee, a father and a volunteer leader.

Lisa Narodick Colton, Chair, Sustainability Committee

Lisa’s consulting business focuses on strategic planning and communications consulting for non profit and small business clients. Darim Consulting also leads development of “pop-up” events, festivals and other community organizing mechanisms. She volunteers with several local and national nonprofits.

Jolene Skinner, Chair, Governance Committee

Ms. Skinner is the VP of Engagement and Inclusion at MongoDB. In addition to her HR and leadership experience in a variety of corporations, Ms. Skinner was also the Founder and Executive Director of Impact Nashville, a non-profit women’s giving circle composed of women who live in and are dedicated to improving the Greater Nashville Area.

Advisory Committee

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson is Founder, Owner, and Managing Member of Final Touch Detail, a business he started in 1981. A lifelong resident of Seattle, Derek is beloved for his commitment to his clients, staff, and community (and his dogs). He wants to see Seattle’s young entrepreneurs thrive and we are thrilled to have him on our Advisory Board.

Denise Brown, Chair, Finance Committee

Ms. Brown is Controller, Molly Moon’s Handmade Ice Cream. She handles all things Finance and HR related, including payroll, budget and data analysis to help ensure the business runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. She also helps manage Molly Moon’s generous benefits – health insurance, life insurance, transportation subsidies and the 401K plan.

Lisa Burgess

Lisa Burgess is a fundraiser, marketer, designer and entrepreneur. With fundraising experience from Habitat for Humanity International and World Vision and brand building experience from Starbucks, Patagonia and Indigo Brandworks, Lisa is passionate about getting people and businesses connected to causes.

Tevin Gladney

Mr. Gladney is a licensed realtor, an entrepreneur, a counselor at Safe Futures Youth Center, and former peer advisor, King County Employment Services. He is passionate about giving back to others, and cultivating strong business partnerships.  In 2020, Tevin earned a Next Economy MBA in Social Economics.

Donnie Le, Participant Representative.

Donnie is a Community Carrot cohort 2 graduate; Founder and CEO of Sherwood Goods, an online store specializing in products from minority owned businesses.

Jeff Lindstrom

Mr. Lindstrom is Program Marketing Manager, YMCA of Greater Seattle. He creates customer personas and journeys, and marketing campaign strategies, tactics, and analysis that achieve programmatic and organizational goals. He was previously the Program Director at the Accelerator YMCA, managing 4 social service programs. Jeff volunteers with multiple nonprofits supporting and empowering youth.

Shelley Maly

Ms. Maly handles all sales and marketing for her family’s CA-based winery and brands, BARRA of Mendocino / Girasole Vineyards. Based in Seattle, she oversees distributor relationships across 25 states and Canada, as well as heading up all DTC and marketing communication activities. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASA) and guardian ad litem (GAL) who volunteers to advocate on behalf of children who have experienced abuse or neglect.