Most Influential People
Most Influential, Arts: Bernie Griffin
The arts executive left Seattle several times. She couldn’t stay away.
Bernie Griffin is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential Every time 5th Avenue Theatre Managing Director Bernie Griffin pursued her professional ambitions around the country, she always returned to Seattle for an encore performance. The nonprofit arts executive will make one final curtain call at the end of the current…
Most Influential, Equity: Travonna Thompson-Wiley
Difficult childhood shapes activist's social justice focus
Travonna Thompson-Wiley is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential Family matters. It certainly does to Seattle activist Travonna Thompson-Wiley. She is the oldest of six on her mother’s side and one of 10 children on her father’s. Yet, she insists her family is much larger. “I don’t define family as…
Most Influential, Business: Ryan Metzger
Recycling company Ridwell began as a family affair
Ryan Metzger is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential Ridwell began as a father/son project in 2018 when would-be founder Ryan Metzger and 6-year-old son Owen recycled and reused everyday household products. Ever the entrepreneur, the elder Metzger urged young Owen to gather reusables and recyclables from neighbors. The…
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