Aaron Robertson (He/Him/His), Board President, is a lifelong Seattleite, hailing from the generous summits of The Seattle Foundation where he works as a Community Programs Officer. Aaron is also a graduate of Seattle University, and a current board member at The Service Board.
Evann Strathern (he/him/his) is a creative, visual communicator with more than a decade of experience at the intersection of online media, digital storytelling and user experience advocacy for NBC News and Starbucks. Whether it’s at the gym, on a basketball court, dancing, playing soccer or snowboarding, there’s a pretty good chance Evann is in motion. He fuels most of that activity with pizza, peanut M&Ms and poppin’ Spotify playlists. Evann found his voice in politics as an editorial cartoonist for the student-run newspaper at the University of North Carolina, and has worked to empower and elevate youth voices through his volunteer work in the Seattle community. He’s pumped to join the Bus because, much like Whitney Houston, he believes that young people are the future and that they should lead the way.
Maya Ramakrishnan (she/they) is a law student at the University of Washington, and is pursuing a career representing low-income folks. Prior to law school, Maya served as an AmeriCorps Advocate at a civil legal aid provider in Massachusetts. Maya grew up in Seattle with a big crush on the Bus, culminating in Maya’s work as a Summer Fellow in 2013. Maya never got off the Bus, and brings what she learned as a fellow to all of her work since. In her spare time, Maya enjoys running, listening to audiobooks, and solving crossword puzzles.
Board Vice President
Michael Hill (He/Him/His) is the Founder and Principal at Summit Strategy, a political consulting firm that works with progressive campaigns, causes, organizations and labor unions to devise and implement winning digital strategies. Over his tenure in Seattle and Washington, D.C., he has worked with Americans for Responsible Solutions, Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-08), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), Brady Walkinshaw for Congress, the Yes for SeaTac $15 minimum wage campaign, SEIU 775 and SEIU 925. Before consulting, Michael worked in television production helping to launch Smithsonian Networks as Associate Producer for the 24-hour documentary network and at The Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Michael holds a B.A. from George Washington University and also serves on the Executive Board of the 36th Legislative District Democrats. He lives in Queen Anne with his wife, Liz and son, George.
Tim Lennon (he/him/his) serves as Executive Director of LANGSTON, an arts producing and presenting organization located in Seattle’s Central District. Its mission is to strengthen and advance our community through Black arts and culture. Its vision is to Cultivate Black Brilliance. Prior to LANGSTON he led the Vera Project, an all‐ages music and arts center, and worked in a variety of roles serving Seattle’s arts and music scenes. Tim is chair of the Seattle Music Commission’s Advocacy & Economic Development Committee, and serves on the curriculum committee of Leadership Tomorrow. He aspires to be half as awesome as his wife and son.
Zach Jones (he/him/his) is an Assistant Attorney General in the Complex Litigation Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. Previously he worked as a voting rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, a litigation associate at Perkins Coie, a law clerk to a federal appellate judge, and a high school history teacher in Brooklyn. A Seattle native and proud Garfield High School graduate, Zach plays sax and piano, snowboards, and teaches fitness classes at Flywheel. He formerly served on the board of Seattle JazzED, a music education nonprofit.