Board service is a tremendous opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the cultural life of the entire region, and to leave a permanent legacy worthy of the region’s business and educational excellence. This is a visionary project that needs, and will reward, visionary leaders.

Who's on Board

Board of Directors

Board Officers:

Alex Smith, Kaye-Smith Enterprises, Chair
Cathi Hatch, Cathi Hatch Associates, Vice Chair and Campaign Chair
Carl Behnke, REB Enterprises, Second Vice Chair
Kathy Surace-Smith, NanoString Technologies, Secretary
C. Edward Springman, Sherron Associates, Treasurer
Peter Horvitz, Horvitz Newspapers, Immediate Past Chair


Alka Badshah, Community Volunteer
Maxine Barnard, Community Volunteer, Executive Committee
Michelle Foreman Barnet, Columbia West Properties
Doug Boyden, Mercer Consulting, Retired
Trish Carpenter, Community Volunteer
Betty Freeman, Kemper Development Co., Executive Committee
Kemper Freeman, Jr., Kemper Development Co., Executive Committee
Ann Gores, Professional Artist
Jim Hebert, Hebert Research
Charles Lytle, Lytle Enterprises, Executive Committee
Karen Lytle, Lytle Enterprises, Executive Committee
Janice Olson, Paramount Hotels
Linda Olson, Cornerstone Advisors
Pamela Rolfe, Career Specialists
Stephen P. Reynolds, PreferWest, LLC 

Skip Rowley, Rowley Properties, Inc.
Bradford Smith, Microsoft
Eric Stelter, Community Volunteer, Executive Committee
Ally Svenson, MOD Pizza
Betty Tong, BML Development Corporation
Bonnie Towne, Community Volunteer, Executive Committee
Brian Vowinkel, VRstudios
Scott Wallace, Retired
David Wasielewski, Din Tai Fung Restaurant

Emeritus Council:

Dennis Conrad, Sweeney Conrad
Janine Florence, Property Development
Sally Jarvis, Community Volunteer
John Matheson, Retired
Sally A. Nordstrom, Community Volunteer
Craig Shrontz, Perkins Coie
Ron Smith, Array Acquisitions, LLC

Advisory Council

Community Advocates:

Masayo Arakawa, T-Mobile
Patty Barrier, Community Volunteer
Renee Behnke, Community Volunteer
D. David Brown, Community Volunteer
Lida Buckner, Community Volunteer
Mary Pat Byrne, Community Volunteer
Paige Green Dunn, MOMentum
Dorothy Fluke, Community Volunteer
Lynn Garvey, Saltchuk
Carmen Gayton, Windermere Real Estate
Jane Hague, Community Volunteer
Laura Hurdelbrink, Tateuchi Foundation
Moe Krabbe, Community Volunteer
Suzy Krabbe, Community Volunteer
Diane Kuenster, Community Volunteer
Christine Lee, Great Wall Mall
Ike Lee, Lee Technology Consultants
JJ McKay, JJ McKay & Co.
Christine Miller, Miller Real Estate Group
Karin Mital, Community Volunteer
Barbara Morgan, Community Volunteer
Susie Naficy, Community Volunteer
Scott Rabinowitz, Herd Freed Hartz
Kartik Ram, Fashion Fund
Jan Rogers, Community Volunteer
Alesha Shemwell, Rouse Properties
Princess Lada Schuiski, MD
Judi Spencer, Community Volunteer
Peggy Swistak, Community Volunteer
Randall Talbot, Talbot Financial
Joan Wallace, Wallace Properties
Camille Winter, Community Volunteer
TJ Woosley, Hal Woosley Properties
Arlene Wright, Community Volunteer

Arts Community Advocates:

Patricia Barker, Grand Rapids Ballet
Bernie Griffin, The 5th Avenue Theatre
Robb Hunt, Village Theatre
Karin Kidder, Bellevue Arts Museum
Aidan Lang, Seattle Opera
Joel Petersen, U.S. Trust Bank
Jennifer Ridewood, KING FM
Ellen Walker, Pacific Northwest Ballet
Simon Woods, Seattle Symphony

Project Design Team (2006–2010)


Pfeiffer Partners Architects
Norman Pfeiffer, FAIA
William Murray, FAIA

Theatre Design Consultants:

Schuler Shook
Robert Shook
Todd Hensley
Josh Grossman


Jaffe Holden
Mark Holden
Russell A. Cooper

Structural Engineers:

Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Lavina Sadhwani
Jay Taylor

General Contractor:

Sellen Construction
Scott Redman

The Board of Directors welcomes the interest of accomplished, community-minded volunteers who can help attain its campaign fundraising goals. Persons interested in board service should contact Roxanne Shepherd.


Building our new team! 

We hope you will consider being an essential contributor of a small team — that includes highly engaged volunteers — driving relentlessly toward the goal of raising the money to build, open, and operate Tateuchi Center.

Interested? Please email us at info@tateuchicenter.org