Cheryl Kilodavis is a native Seattle-ite of mixed African American and Caucasian heritage. Cheryl has a BS in business from the University of the Pacific and executive leadership MBA from Seattle University. She is an author, a strategic marketer and social entrepreneur whose passions include learning from experiences, creating interesting discussions, addressing large scale issues for the next generation, reading for lifelong learning, and building long-term relationships with people from all walks of life. The daughter of Willie and Christine, wife of her high school sweetheart, Dean, and mother of two wonderful sons, Dkobe and Dyson, Cheryl’s primary joy in life lies in spending time with her family, friends, and dog.
Suzanne DeSimone has many years of design, brand, and artistic illustration experience. She is an exceptional artist who has a keen ability to balance great design solutions within any environment. As a creative director, Suzanne translates artistic vision into abstract art displays. She also creates and builds new brands. Suzanne has a BA in graphic design from Western Washington University, and lives in Seattle with her husband, John-Paul, and three children, Alexandra, Joshua, and Dario.