Joanie Parsons
Part strategist, part dynamo. Joanie connects companies, people, and ideas. She founded PARSONS in 1992 - and has been on the go ever since.
  • Superpowers: instigator, visionary, nature lover
  • What I Do at Parsons: leadership, vision, brand strategy, team building
  • Brands I Love: trücup low-acid coffee, Tesla, Seventh Generation, Patagonia
  • Dream Car: vintage Alfa Romeo Red Convertible. With dogs in the backseat.
  • First Job: tour guide at KOMO TV
  • Best Vacation: hiking the Lycian Way Trail in Turkey
  • Best Hike: Dolomites and Mount Blanc to the Matterhorn
  • Saturday Night: entertaining, community events, great times with good friends
  • Sunday Morning: coffee, walking the dogs, yoga, cycling
  • Spirit Animal: dolphin
  • Community Connections: GrapeVine Women / CRUSH, One Eighty Foundation, PCC Farmland Trust, Seattle Good Business Network
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Natalie Cheel
Account Executive
Part brand builder, part storyteller. Natalie brings ideas, information, and inspiration together. With a background in nonprofit management, she knows how to get the most out of limited resources and make a marketing budget beg for mercy.
  • Superpowers: mother, positivity, communication
  • What I Do at Parsons: project manager, brand builder, writer
  • Brands I Love: Ben & Jerry’s, Warby Parker, Prana
  • First Job: newspaper route
  • Favorite place: Beaumaris, Ontario
  • Saturday Night: cuisine themed dinner party
  • Sunday Morning: coffee, attempting to make dog and rocket shaped pancakes for my boys.
  • Spirit Animal: lobster
  • Community Connections: Whittier Elementary School, PCC Farmland Trust
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Natalia Dotto
Account Executive
Part story teller, part planner, Natalia has more than 15 years of experience as a television news producer, media relations project manager, writer, and photographer. Experienced in asking the right questions, Natalia knows how to craft the best story through words and images.
  • Superpowers: finding the story, telling the story, photographing the story, and whipping up a decent meal from a variety of leftovers in the fridge.
  • What I do at Parsons: Media Relations, Content Strategy, Social Media
  • First Job: cardboard box maker
  • Brands I Love: Nikon, REI, Kari Gran
  • Favorite Vacation: Taking my family to the small village in Cornwall where my mum grew up and I spent many childhood holidays, and then taking them to Gibraltar where my dad grew up.
  • Favorite Author: Do I have to pick just one, Neil Gaiman (also David Mitchell) (also Jane Austen)
  • Dream Job as a Kid: Swashbuckler or National Geographic photographer
  • Saturday Night: Either a pub crawl through Ballard and dinner with friends, or pizza and watching a movie with my middle schooler.
  • Sunday Morning: If we’re not heading to a child’s football match then it’s an early morning walk with the dogs, followed by a strong cup of black coffee, plus the New York Times or good book
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Eric Knudson
Creative Director
  • Superpowers: creativity, perspective, bad puns
  • What I do at Parsons: brand strategy, brainstorming, creative, content
  • Brands I Love: Surly, Orvis, Sanuk, Patagonia
  • Dream Car: anything that’s paid for and dog-hair free
  • First Job:tennis instructor
  • Favorite Place: Methow Valley, London, Pacific Coast
  • Saturday Night: low-key with friends, British crime dramas, wine and books
  • Sunday Morning: pre-dawn soccer, dog walk, bike rides, lazy brunch
  • Spirit Animal: donkey
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Hannah Joss
Account Coordinator
Part wordsmith, part Energizer bunny. Hannah uses her creativity and social know-how to think outside the box and generate news-worthy stories.
  • Superpowers: positivity, creativity, adaptability
  • What I do at Parsons: media relations, social media marketing
  • Brands I Love: Adidas, Theo’s Chocolate, Pagliacci Pizza
  • Music of Choice: Tame Impala, Gorillaz
  • First Job: lifeguard at a beach club
  • Favorite Vacation: St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin
  • Saturday Night: any sports game, beer, friends
  • Sunday Morning: a giant cinnamon roll and The Office
  • Spirit Animal: otter
Jake & Jasper
Gregarious greeters, accomplished nappers and vocal champions of regular meal times, the boys bring a smile to our faces and hair to our black pants.
  • Superpowers: barking, napping, squirrel detection
  • What We do at Parsons: reception, employee wellness, barketing strategy
  • Brands We Love: Purina, Chuck-It, Everlast Squeaky Toys
  • Music of Choice: Three Dog Night, Snoop Dog, Cat Stevens
  • Last Vacation: Opera Camp
  • Guilty Pleasure: tearing out all the stuffing to get to the squeaker
  • Saturday Night: watching the first 10 minutes of a movie and then falling asleep
  • Sunday Morning: Green Lake
  • Spirit Animal: golden retriever
  • Community Connections: UPS drivers, dog walkers, Humane Society, PAWS

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