Downtown is truly the heart of the city to Alice, and she wanted to be a part of and support the downtown area. Alice helped start the Pickford Film Center and was the director for 12 years, retiring in 2013. Because of the years working at the Pickford, Alice is familiar with the people, places, potential and concerns of downtown Bellingham. She heard about the open position at the Partnership and thought with her knowledge of the area, it would be fun and challenging to figure out how to solve some of the concerns of downtown: vacant buildings, homelessness and parking.
Kyle has lived in Bellingham most of her life, only taking a brief four year stint for college. After graduating with honors from the University of Washington with a Bachelors in English, she returned to Bellingham for its community, quirkiness, and personality. Having spent years doing marketing for major events and a software company, Kyle is bringing her skills to the nonprofit world. Her expertise lies in branding, social media and blogging, creative direction and design, and strategic planning. At the Partnership, Kyle runs all web and print communications, as well as aids in all event promotions. Kyle loves all of the great shops downtown, and says "my go-to downtown stops are Spruce for beautiful stationary, Black Drop Coffeehouse for their coffee, and The Bureau for gifts with a side of sass." In her spare time, Kyle loves to cook, nerd out over British television, and explore Bellingham's great trails with her dog Atticus.
The year 2008 was a big year for Lindsey and downtown Bellingham's story. Not only did she graduate from Western Washington University, having spent her last quarter as an intern for the Partnership, she also started her two jobs as our Events Manager as well as a bartender at Bayou on Bay. Lindsey's love for the downtown community and its unique identity is a constant fuel for her passion for our events, as she believes they help to maintain our culture. When asked what her favorite part of her job was, Lindsey responded "engaging our community by throwing huge parties!" When not working, you can find Lindsey spending time with her family and friends celebrating music, wine, and popcorn.
MAINTENANCE & LANDSCAPING SUPERVISOR
Peter@downtownbellingham.com & Clean@downtownbellingham.com
Peter has lived in Bellingham since 1996 and has been employed by the Downtown Bellingham Partnership or its predecessors since 1999. He was employed at The Newsstand for three years, sat on the board of the Whatcom Film Association and has volunteered at Evergreen Aids Foundation and The Mount Baker Theatre. Hobbies include ice bucket challenges and needlepoint.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Dylan Green is a Western graduate, designer, musician, visionary and adventurer. As a Bellingham local, he is excited to take on different levels of city projects all with the goal of making Bellingham the best city on the coast. Dylan spent two years in Seattle studying music theory and audio engineering and then some time on the road touring with nearly famous bands. Dylan has a degree in Public Relations and Entrepreneurship from Western Washington University, but believes that "real life experience is the realest teacher out there". He applies his dynamic education to a wide variety of projects, from music competition to urban development. A steaming bowl of pho and invigorating conversation about society is how Dylan relaxes.
Marissa McGrath moved to Bellingham from the strip-mall abundant Midwest in 2006. She served as an AmeriCorps volunteer and stuck with local non-profit work for a few years before moving to Vancouver, BC and worked in development at the prolific Vancouver Art Gallery. She got to see one of the princes there one time but not one of the young ones and not Prince, The Artist, or anything and another time she embarrassed herself in front of Joshua Jackson. When not hobnobbing with the elite and the handsome, she gained a great deal of knowledge about fundraising and community relations. Soon though, she ached for her new-found home and returned to Bellingham to start a small historical walking tour company with a dear friend. The Good Time Girls grew and eventually started a small shop known as The Bureau, where they sell beautiful things made in Whatcom County and operate their tourism business. As the Operations Manager, Marissa provides administrative support for the exciting programs and events that the Downtown Bellingham Partnership brings to her favorite place in the world. It’s the least she can do.
Morgan is native to Bellingham but in 2007 she moved to Seattle for three years to attend massage school, and later opened a private massage practice in Capitol Hill. In 2014, she followed her gut and her wanderlust and headed south, landing in Oakland, CA for three years. During her time there Morgan completed her first triathlon and facilitated many events, ranging from backyard movie theaters to logistics for large community events. In 2015 she felt called back to her roots and was persistent about getting in front of as many organizers, city planners, and businesses as possible. Morgan was passionate about bringing her experience in event planning, placemaking, and community camaraderie to her hometown, and went to her first Morning JAM in August 2015 as a way to get involved. She is now the curator for the series, and assists in many of our major events. When she's not busy with her work at the DBP or her special events company MOMAD Productions, Morgan loves to cook for friends, make plans for the next epic day trip adventure, or watch Chef's Table with a bowl of her famous black truffle popcorn and a craft cocktail.