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Seattle Works Staff

Pj Bergstrom (they/them)
Creative Director
Pj is a born and raised Seattleite that approaches the world with a lens of fluidity. They are a writer at heart and believe in systems of community care, mutual aid, restorative accountability, and abolishing carceral society. Pj has a background in local organizing, studying social movements and activism at the University of Washington, and working in the food service industry. Outside of work, they especially appreciate bookstores, writing, homemade pozole, live jazz, their doggo Bloo, and deepening relationships with friends and community. Contact Pj by emailing them at


Cassie Whitebread (she/her)
Education Director
Cassie believes that transformational change will come from action-oriented communities using an intersectional lens. She identifies as a radical educator and community builder who strives to create safe learning spaces where people can embrace their multitudes and unlearn the norms of white supremacy culture. With years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors, Cassie’s worn the hats of a middle school science teacher, master composter program manager, and environmental educator. She spends her free time as a consultant with Healing Equity United, cooking with friends, and going on runs with her dog, Otis. Reach Cassie via email at


Amanda Brown (she/her)
Operations Director
Amanda has worked in nonprofit programs and operations at a variety of Seattle organizations. Originally from Pennsylvania, she moved to Seattle for an AmeriCorps position with City Year after graduating from Davidson College in North Carolina. She has worked at the YMCA, the Washington Bus, and most recently for the Academy for Precision Learning. She received her MPA from the Evans School at the University of Washington. In addition to analyzing P&L statements, Amanda enjoys cooking, crosswords, reading, and yoga.
You can reach Amanda by emailing - amanda[at]seattleworks[org]


LaTashia Treise (she/her)
Director of Culture

LaTashia grew up in the Midwest and moved to the PNW in 2016.  She went to graduate school for Psychology & Human Services and spent her free time performing in theater, community organizing, & teaching Zumba. LaTashia is a mother and enjoys being able to homeschool her 10-year-old son. She has a heart for changing toxic systems and archaic structures, with a love language of restorative justice & radical inclusion. Her dearest moments are being with her family in nature, drawing or painting,  writing & recording music, liberation & consulting work with Ujima Collective, and drinking lots of delicious, bougee coffee. You can reach LaTashia by emailing - laTashia[at]seattleworks[org]


Crissi Mora (she/her)
Partnership Director
A Texan always and forever, Crissi was raised in a close-knit, Chicanx community along the Gulf Coast. Since moving to the PNW in 2011, she has served organizations from Everett to Puyallup as a resource mobilizer and capacity builder for affordable housing, the arts, restorative justice, and restoration of the West Duwamish Greenbelt. She is a first-generation college graduate, earning her BA at the University of Houston and an MLA at University of St. Thomas. Her quiet moments are spent in affirmation and growth rituals, re-watching the same movies again, and curating a vibrant home.  You can reach Crissi by emailing -