BE | CAUSE

My firm is dedicated to helping organizations and leaders reach their next level. 

With clear-eyed evaluation of mission and vision, messaging, strengths, risks, and opportunities, I collaborate with you to define and assure the future for your organization. I can help reinvigorate your board and staff, and reconnect with your served community.


Are you ready to leap ahead?

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Past Clients

Here are a some of the organizations we've worked with in the past few years

An Introduction to Craig

I have worked in and around nonprofit organizations since 1998, when I co-founded the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation. I followed two-term Washington State Governor Booth Gardner as the board chairman, serving that role from 2007 to 2011. During that time I was also on the founding board of the OceanGate Foundation.

 

Since 2005 I have been an active Trustee on the board of The Museum of Flight in Seattle, the largest private air and space museum in the world with an annual budget of over $30 million. I am the immediate past chair of the Nominating and Governance committee, and served for a year as interim Vice President of Development in 2009 during the great recession. I also served for five years as the Chair of the board's Development committee.

 

I am currently the founding Chair of the Georgetown Community Development Authority, which now has assets, cash, and commitments of $50 mil to build workforce housing and artisan workspace in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. This will become the long needed living and working anchor for arts and artists in Seattle.

Before nonprofit I worked in startup companies and in new business development living variously in the US, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. My relationship building and mediation skills have guided much of my career work. I have found that refining communication skills and strategies are key to moving each other and organizations to the next level. I also know that our differences are what makes our teams strong by each filling in missing pieces.

 

I have attended numerous workshops, the most recent of which was with Teams and Leaders on Emotional Intelligence in the Organization. I am also a certified Leadership Circle trainer.

 

I attended Chapman University for two years, and have a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Colorado. I'm active as a private pilot, an Advanced EMT, and an artist working in metals.

Washington State Academy of Sciences

Pybus Market Foundation

The Museum of Flight

Methow Conservancy

Sustainable NCW

Pioneer Industries

NOAA Marine Sanctuaries

United Artists of Georgetown

Disaster Leadership Team
TwispWorks
Confluence Gallery and Art Center
Methow Valley Citizens Council

Logic.Baby

Aero Methow Rescue Service

C6F2F: Carbon Sequestration Solutions
Methow Recycles
Evergreen Hospital Foundation

Swedish Hospital
Okanogan County Long Term Recovery

Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation
Pateros Brewster Community Resource Center
Methow Valley Community Center
Collective of Genius: Equinox Studios

One X One: Fight Fistula
Busting Out (documentary)

Northwest Parkinson's Foundation
OceanGate Foundation
University of Rhode Island