Carlo has more than 30 years experience as philanthropist, executive, board member and community leader. As Executive Director of ACT Theatre, Carlo led the organization through a successful turnaround, fully activating a landmark building and generating a new hub of the creative community. As founder of Clear Pictures, IndieFlix and a successful concert promoter with Modern Productions, he made movies for global release and helped shape the music scene in Seattle. As a philanthropist and board member for many organizations, Carlo knows how to invest and how to advise. He’s a trusted confidant for many, and a visionary leader.


Josef has 18 years leadership and strategic experience at top arts and human services organizations, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, ACT Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and Banchero Disability Partners. He’s served on six boards and taught fundraising communications as a guest lecturer at the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Josef has personally overseen the raising of more than $25 million. He believes every goal can be achieved with planning and perseverance.

Lily Raabe

Lily is a community-engaged artist and creative business consultant who combines storytelling, social justice, and bold fundraising strategies. Raabe holds her M.A. from New York University and her B.A. from University of Portland. Beyond her own artistic work, she has over 16 years experience as a Teaching Artist and over 6 years experience as a theatre manager having worked with companies including: Intiman Theatre, Opening Act, The New Group, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Theatre Askew, and NW Children’s Children’s Theatre. She is co-founder of The New Alchemists, producing work in Seattle, WA and Hilo, HI.  As a creative business consultant Raabe works with individuals, agencies, and nonprofits via grant writing, marketing, strategy, and grassroots development campaigns to help them reach their goals. Current clients include: SuttonBeresCuller, Annex Theatre, The Common Acre, Sawhorse Revolution, Alleycat Acres, and Ezra Dickinson.


Christine is a marketing change agent who empowers nonprofits to cultivate highly targeted, deeply authentic, revenue-generating relationships with their customers and communities. She most recently served as VP Marketing at Cornish College of the Arts, where she led a comprehensive re-brand in less than six months. With 20 years’ experience—and particular expertise in digital marketing, storytelling, and publicity—Christine has transformed mar-comm strategies for Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, CD Forum, JDRF, Mystic Seaport, and more. She teaches Arts Marketing for the Seattle University MFA in Arts Leadership. Christine holds that MFA and a BA in Communications from Valparaiso University. She also volunteers with Girls Scouts USA (especially at cookie time).


Anne is a research and data enthusiast with more than a decade of experience in nonprofit program management. Having worked for organizations like Planned Parenthood, the College Success Foundation, the Northwest African American Museum, and The Museum of Flight, she understands what it’s like being on the front lines of organizations both large and small, and is committed to serving the nonprofit sector with altruistic enthusiasm. A researcher by nature, Anne loves the thrill of the informational hunt and connecting the dots between data and people. She is a two-time graduate of the University of Washington, having earned a B.A. in History and Public Health and an M.A. in Museology.

Megan Ahiers

Megan has been working in theater leadership for 10 years as the Operations Director of The 14/48 Projects, a not-for-profit theater event company. The 14/48 Projects produces theater in Washington, Texas and England and just won the people’s choice award for Theatre of the Year in Seattle. A graduate of the theatre program at The University of Puget Sound, Megan is also a member of the Sandbox Artists Collective. In Seattle, Megan has worked with dozens of theaters in multiple capacities but most enjoys bringing artists together in collaboration.

Shannon Loys

Shannon has been designing for Seattle arts organizations for 12 years. She is Seattle’s premier theatre graphic designer, having designed branding and collateral for Seattle Repertory Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, ArtsWest, Cornish College of the Arts, Teatro ZinZanni, and Intiman, among others. She also designs for Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and recently helped transition them to their exciting new rebrand. Shannon excels at translating ideas into powerful visual messaging.