Natalie Mazzie is a Sales Onboarding Coordinator at F5 where she organizes chaos in a seamless way. She has created branded touch-point experiences for the Global Sales team that fosters a sense of community, camaraderie and a platform for creative solutions. F5's passion for helping each other thrive and creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace makes her role as Sales On-boarding Coordinator an integral part in the field sellers on-boarding.
Natalie is proud to be a Latinx woman that has promoted intrinsic values of diversity and inclusion within the Tech industry. Having worked in non-profit and volunteering her free time to help those in her community, she was able to use the skills she learned to become the founding member of the Latinx e Hispanos Unidos EIG at F5 Networks.
Fun facts about her: She loves playing D&D, RPG, MMO and platformer games, going to musicals and traveling. Natalie is originally from Texas from a Mexican mother and Puerto Rican father whose values inculcated a sense of community and grit within her. As a daughter to an immigrant mother, Natalie learned compassion, resilience and an extremely hard work ethic. As her mother always says, "No hay mal que por bien no venga."
Melissa Ewing is the Outreach and Events Manager in the Human Centered Design & Engineering Department at the University of Washington. While she has worn many hats in her professional career, she has the most fun building partnerships to strengthen communities and educate. Her experience of living and working overseas for 10 years instilled a curiosity about culture, diversity, inclusion, and the neuroscience of changing habits and behaviors in order to educate about equality and empathy.
When she is not staring at a screen, she enjoys discussing a good podcast, taking a good kayak ride, and hiking to a good waterfall.
Charity True Miller is a Senior HR Analyst with the City of Redmond, focused on city-wide training and leadership development. She has been in the learning and development field for the last 6 years but has been unofficially involved in Training in some capacity for the last 17 years. Charity is a US Navy Veteran and is currently working towards her EdD from Baylor University. She is passionate about leadership development and furthering opportunities for female Veterans in the workplace. Charity looks forward to helping create fun special events and helping to promote networking for our members.
Azure Kraxberger-Unger, PsyD., originally from Alaska, currently works as a Clinical Research Education Specialist at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Her educational background includes a BS in Psychology, MA in Organizational Psychology and Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in Organizational Consulting.
Her professional experience includes adult distance learning, ELearning development, recruitment, training coordination, Learning Management System (LMS) management, and program management. Other professional areas of interest include learning and development, onboarding, employee engagement, organizational development, corporate volunteering. She enjoys traveling, cooking, SCUBA diving and volunteering for various causes in the Seattle community.
Kristen Pearson is the Programs Coordinator for ATD Puget Sound and currently works as a manager of training and professional development for a global travel network.
She got her start helping others grow as a high school teacher, and spent the last several years working at the district level in curriculum design, program management, and professional development.
Outside of work, Kristen loves to travel, bake, volunteer, hike and explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Jason Meucci is a recent escapee from a lifetime in the media and communications world, now pursuing his calling to work in the people and culture space. While his career path mostly centered around TV production and employee storytelling, he’s been most fulfilled, motivated and successful when leading teams and developing others.
He recently completed his Masters in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in change/organization development from Gonzaga University, where he’s a Teaching Assistant for a graduate level course in Leadership and Team Building. Jason wants to apply his leadership development work to his mission to improve the employee experience so that work makes people better, not broken by developing the next generation of leaders to be catalysts for cultures of Care, Connection and Contribution.
An occasional coach and constant learner, Jason’s role as Ambassador Manager allows him to practice some of his favorite things: leading a team, building connection and community and adding value to the lives and work of others.