Joanie Parsons
President

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
  • Community Connections: RevelEleven, 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.
  • Community Connections: Whittier Elementary School, PCC Farmland Trust
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Eric Knudson
Creative Director

Part dreamer-upper, part drill-downer, Eric lives for big ideas and short sentences. His love languages are brainstorming, alliteration and puns.

  • Superpowers: Creativity, perspective, bad puns
  • What I do at Parsons: Brand strategy, creative direction, copywriting, crisis communications
  • Brands I Love: Surly, Orvis, Sanuk, Duluth Trading
  • Dream Car: Anything that’s paid for and dog-hair free 
  • First Job: Tennis instructor 
  • Favorite Place: Methow Valley, London, Pacific Coast, Whidbey Island 
  • Saturday Night: Low-key with friends, British crime dramas, wine and books 
  • Sunday Morning: Pre-dawn soccer, dog walk, bike rides, lazy brunch 
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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
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Abby Vincent
Account Coordinator

Part visionary, part go-getter. Abby uses her creativity and drive to connect ideas to deliverable results. 

  • Superpowers: Positivity, learn-it-all, empathy, connector
  • What I do at Parsons: Day-to-day media outreach, social media marketing, blog and website copywriting
  • Brands I Love: Poppi, Hydroflask, L1 Premium Goods, Cafe Umbria
  • Music of Choice: The Band Camino, Nightly, Noah Kahan
  • First Job: Ski instructor
  • Favorite Vacation: Backpacking SE Asia for 3 months!
  • Saturday Night: Boardgames, sangria, and friends
  • Sunday Morning: A breakfast burrito from Stoneway Cafe and a good book
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Jasper & Juno
Greeters

Gregarious greeters, accomplished nappers and vocal champions of regular mealtimes, 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
  • Community Connections: UPS drivers, dog walkers, Humane Society, PAWS

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