Board + Advisory Committees


A 15-member Board of Directors governs 4Culture, with individuals representing the cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of King County. 4Culture Board members bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their roles.

2020 Meeting Schedule

The Board of Directors meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month—except when noted—at 4:00 pm at the 4Culture offices.

  • January 22 Agenda [PDF]
  • February 26
  • March 25
  • April 22
  • May 27
  • June 24
  • July (no regular meeting)
  • August (no regular meeting)
  • September 23
  • October 28
  • November (no regular meeting)
  • December 2 (location/time to be determined)

For more information, please contact Willow Fox at or 206-263-0364.

Executive Committee
Monday, January 13, 12:00 — 1:00 pm

Finance Committee
Monday, January 13, 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

Governance Committee
No meeting scheduled in January

You can download additional board materials here, on our password protected board page.

  • Greg Beams

      • Treasurer
      • Kirkland (District 6)
      • Greg Beams is a retired CPA and partner from Ernst & Young where he worked with emerging and global technology companies in the Pacific Northwest. Greg earned his MFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and in addition to serving on the 4Culture Board is the Board chair for Apprenti, a non-profit organization overseeing a nationwide apprenticeship program helping women, veterans, and minorities transition into key technology careers.
  • Jeanne Burbidge

      • Federal Way (District 7)
      • Jeanne Burbidge is a Board Director for the Federal Way Performing Arts Foundation. She served 20 years on the Federal Way City Council through 2017. She also served as Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Earlier, Jeanne chaired the city’s Arts Commission and served on boards at Centerstage Theatre and Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and on the King County Arts Commission. Other community involvement included the Library Arts Commission and Federal Way Arts Festival.
  • Khazm Kogita

      • Seattle (District 8)
      • Khazm “King Khazm” Kogita is a multidisciplinary artist, music producer and community organizer who's become a prominent figure in the Hip-Hop community within Seattle and internationally. His work to unify and empower the communities is demonstrated through over 25 years of art and service. Khazm is Executive Director of arts based non-profit organization- 206 Zulu, Commissioner of advocacy group- Seattle Commission for People for DisAbilities, Board Member of paralysis support organization- Here & Now Project, and Manager of the historic venue and community space- Washington Hall.
  • Peter Kwon

      • SeaTac (District 5)
      • Peter Kwon is a Systems Engineer for Napster, the pioneering digital music streaming company headquartered in Seattle. Also a Councilmember for the City of SeaTac, Peter has spearheaded the creation of the "Arts, Culture, and Library Advisory Committee" to promote community involvement and participation. With a lifelong passion for arts and culture, Peter is a member of the Highline Historic Society, the Highline Botanical Garden, and frequently helps to organize various community events.
  • Frank Martin

      • Skykomish (District 3)
      • Frank Martin is the managing principal of the Chain Companies and has been a recipient of a 4Culture Preservation grant to restore the Skykomish Theater into what is now known as Onemish Lodge, an extended stay basecamp in the heart of the Great Northern Corridor. Prior to Chain, Frank was a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, Senior Project Manager for Investco Financial Corporation, and Construction Manager for a general contractor in Seattle.
  • Chris Moore

      • Vice President
      • Mercer Island (District 6)
      • Chris Moore is the Executive Director for the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding Washington’s historic places through advocacy, education, stewardship, and collaboration. As Executive Director, Chris oversees day-to-day management of the organization and spearheads advocacy efforts, working across the state with local communities to preserve the historic resources that add to Washington’s unique sense of place.
  • Vivian Phillips

      • Seattle (District 2)
      • Vivian Philips is a Seattle-based communications, arts consultant and arts advocate. She served as Director of Communications for Mayor Paul Schell, as Director of Marketing and Communications for the Seattle Theatre Group, and as adjunct professor in Seattle University’s MFA Arts Leadership program. Vivian has produced theater, executive produced and hosted arts programming for television, and recently completed her third term as Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission for 6 years, 3 years as Chair. In addition to 4Cutlure, Vivian also serves on PSPR/KUOW board of directors, and the University of Washington Foundation board.
  • Natasha Rivers

      • Member-at-Large
      • Renton (District 5)
      • Natasha Rivers is a social impact, sustainability, and measurement professional. She is civically engaged and has served on several community boards. Natasha earned her PhD in Geography from UCLA where she studied black identity and contemporary sub-Saharan African migration to and within the U.S. Dr. Rivers is a partner with Social Venture Partners (SVP) and CO-Chairs SVP Fast Pitch. Natasha is a Leadership Tomorrow alum. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
  • Mitch Shepherd

      • Secretary
      • Renton (District 9)
      • Mitch is a video producer, director and storyteller, and co-owns and operates a video production company in Renton. His company strives to tell unique, untold stories and create opportunities in video production for women and people of color. He is a former commissioner for the Renton Municipal Arts Commission.
  • Heather Trescases

      • President
      • Bellevue (District 9)
      • Heather is the Founder and Principal of Figure8 Consulting, LLC, and previously served 11 years as Executive Director of Eastside Heritage Center in Bellevue. Heather has served on the AKCHO Board, contributed articles to, and done translation work for the Sisters of Providence Archives. She currently serves on the Bellevue Parks + Community Services Board and the Visit Bellevue Washington tourism advisory committee, and is active in the Rotary Club of Bellevue.

Advisory Committees

Our four program areas—Arts, Heritage, Historic Preservation, and Public Art—are managed by staff working closely with teams of specialists providing professional input, guidance, and advice from the field.


2020 Meeting Schedule

The Arts Advisory Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30—5:00 pm in the 4Culture offices.

In case of inclement weather, meetings may be conducted over conference phone or Skype.

  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 10
  • April 14
  • May 19
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • August (no regular meeting)
  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8

For more information about meetings and attendance, please contact Charlie Rathbun at or 206 263.1607.

  • Ebo Barton

    • Tukwila (District 8)
      Ebo Barton is a Black and Filipino, Transgender and Non-Binary, poet and educator who has represented Seattle at numerous national and international poetry slams. Barton curated and directed How to Love THIS Queer Body of Color: An Unapology, and wrote and directed the award-winning play Rising Up. They believe in the power of language and art as a tool for revolution.
  • Amy Dukes

    • Issaquah (District 3)
      Amy Dukes is Arts Program Administrator for the City of Issaquah. In this role, she oversees the community arts granting program, manages the public art program, contributes to policy development, participates in the Local Arts Agency Network, and serves as the liaison to the Mayor-appointed Arts Commission. She has worked in the arts and philanthropic sectors since 1995 in the Seattle area, Southern CA, and NYC.
  • Gabriela Denise Frank

    • Seattle (District 8)
      Gabriela Denise Frank is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer of essays and fiction. Her work has appeared in True Story, Hunger Mountain, Bayou, Baltimore Review, Crab Creek Review, Pembroke, The Normal School and The Rumpus. Her writing and literary art installations are supported by grants, residencies and fellowships from 4Culture, Mineral School, Vermont Studio Center, Jack Straw and the Civita Institute.
  • Vivian Phillips

    • Board Representative
      Seattle (District 2)
      Vivian Phillips is a Seattle-based communications professional and long-time arts manager and advocate. She served as Director of Communications for Mayor Paul Schell, as Director of Marketing and Communications for the Seattle Theatre Group, and as adjunct professor in Seattle University’s MFA Arts Leadership program. She currently serves on the PSPR/KUOW board of directors, the UW Foundation board, and as Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission.
  • Eben Pobee

    • Shoreline (District 1)
      Eben Pobee is the co-founder and artistic director of the Just Humanitarian Project (JHP) Legacy in Shoreline, an organization that fosters cultural understanding through African music and dance performances and workshops.
  • Jacob Prendez

    • Seattle (District 8)
      Jake is an award winning visual artist and strong advocate for the Latinx community. He has exhibited and lectured at numerous universities around the country and recently opened the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in West Seattle, a multi-use space hosting art exhibitions, events, workshops, and retail space for artists and artisans.
  • Becky Witmer

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Becky Witmer is Managing Director of ACT. She began her career in arts management through marketing and communications, serving at organizations such as the Intiman Theatre, Opera Colorado, and Central City Opera. Witmer also serves on the board of the Downtown Seattle Association, the League of Resident Theatres, the Leadership Tomorrow Arts & Culture Curriculum Committee, and the TeenTix advisory board.


2020 Meeting Schedule

The Heritage Advisory Committee meets on the third Thursday of every other month at 12pm in the 4Culture offices.

  • February 20
  • April 16
  • June 18
  • August 20
  • October 15
  • December 17

For more information, please contact Chieko Phillips at or (206) 477-6811.

  • Cassie Chinn

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Cassie Chinn, Deputy Executive Director at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, oversees planning and implementation of exhibition, collection, public programming and education initiatives in collaboration with community members.
  • Nancy Salguero McKay

    • Federal Way (District 7)
      Nancy Salguero McKay is Curator of Collections for the Highline Historical Society/Highline Heritage Museum, a position she has held since 2005, the same year she received her Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Washington.
  • Eric Nelson

    • Seattle (District 4)
      Eric Nelson joined the Nordic Heritage Museum as Executive Director in January 2008. A Napa, California native, he served as Executive Director of the Napa Valley Museum from 1999 to 2007.
  • Heron Scott

    • Seattle (District 4)
      Heron Scott is Executive Director of the Steamer Virginia V Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and operating the SS VIRGINIA V, Puget Sound's last wooden passenger steamboat.
  • Heather Trescases

    • Board Representative
      Bellevue (District 9)
      Heather is the founder of Figure8 Consulting, LLC. She serves on the Bellevue Parks + Community Services Board, and the Visit Bellevue Washington tourism advisory committee.
  • Phyllis A. Grant

    • Seattle (District 8)
      Phyllis is an avid gardener and a member of the Kubota Garden board. She has managed the Highline SeaTac Botanical garden and currently manages the Fisher House Garden
  • Ruth Pickering

    • Fall City (District 3)
      Ruth is a founding member and current president of the Fall City Historical Society. She has also served on the board of the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum and managed the publication of three local history books.
  • Seth Margolis

    • Seattle (District 8)
      Seth is the Director of the William A. Helsell Education Department at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. He teaches museum education for the UW’s Graduate Program in Museology and serves on the advisory board for the Museum Studies Certificate Program.


2020 Meeting Schedule

The Preservation Advisory Committee meets on the second Thursday of every other month at 3pm in the 4Culture offices.

  • February 13
  • April 9
  • June 11
  • August 13
  • November 12
  • December 10

For more information, please contact Dana Phelan at or 206 263.1604.

  • Toni Azzola

    • Kent (District 7)
      Toni Azzola is the Neighborhood Program Coordinator for City of Kent, working with residents to recognize unique neighborhoods and encourage their involvement in city programs and decision making.
  • Justin Ivy

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Justin Ivy is the owner of Heritage Art Glass, a Seattle-based stained and leaded glass studio specializing in repair, restoration, and new historic reproduction windows. Working with a wide array of clientele, from homeowner to developer to church board, he has been involved with projects in many of the Puget Sound region’s historic structures.
  • Claudia Kiyama

    • Seattle (District 4)
      Claudia Kiyama is an architect who has worked and taught in Mexico and has been involved with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, the Mapping Historic Ballard effort, and the Beyond Integrity task force, working towards equitable representation in King County preservation efforts.
  • Erica Maniez

    • Seattle (District 1)
      Erica Maniez is the Director of the Issaquah History Museums, whose work centers on interpreting Issaquah’s heritage and historic places through exhibits, educational programming and community projects.
  • Frank Martin

      • Board Representative
      • Skykomish (District 3)
      • Frank Martin is the managing principal of the Chain Companies and has been a recipient of a 4Culture Preservation grant to restore the Skykomish Theater into what is now known as Onemish Lodge, an extended stay basecamp in the heart of the Great Northern Corridor.

Public Art

2020 Meeting Schedule

The Public Art Advisory Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 9am in the 4Culture offices.

  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August (no regular meeting)
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17

For more information, please contact Andy Le at or 206 263.1587.

  • Lesley Bain

    • Mercer Island (District 6)
      Lesley Bain is a passionate and successful advocate for urban life. Her portfolio includes city-scale visions, a wide range of architecture, arts planning, neighborhood plans, and street concept plans.
  • Saul Becker

    • Burien (District 5)
      Saul Becker is a painter, printmaker and sculptor. As a partner at Mutuus Studio, he leads research and development efforts with a focus on craft and experimentation.
  • Leo Saul Berk

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Leo Saul Berk is an artist who examines the transformative potential of exceptional architecture to positively shape our lives.
  • Kamari Bright

    • Seattle (District 1)
      Kamari Bright is a writer, artist, and housing advocate dedicated to highlighting the less-amplified voices that enrich our communities.
  • Janet Galore

    • Seattle (District 4)
      Janet Galore is a designer, artist, and creative director working in emerging technologies and applications.
  • Maria Lau Hui

    • Bellevue (District 6)
      Maria Lau Hui is an architect and LEED Accredited Professional with a broad range of experiences in academic, residential, and civic building typologies.
  • Keith McPeters

    • Seattle (District 4)
      Keith McPeters is trained as a landscape architect and architect. His work focuses on the design of public landscapes, urban designs, and master planning.