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Who is First Creek?
First Creek Partners is a consulting firm dedicated to working with organizations and leaders to reach their next level.
With clear-eyed evaluation of mission and vision, messaging, strengths, weaknesses, 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?
Here are a some of the organizations we've worked with in the past few years
Principal, First Creek Partners
Craig has worked in and around nonprofit organizations since 1998, when he co-founded the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation. He followed Governor Booth Gardner as the board chairman, serving that role from 2007 to 2011. He was also on the founding board of the OceanGate Foundation.
Since 2005 Craig has 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 $25 million. He is 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. He also served for five years as the Chair of the board's Development committee.
Craig is 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 Craig worked in startup companies and in new business development worldwide. His relationship building and mediation skills have guided much of his career work. He believes that communication strategies and skills are key to moving organizations to the next level, and that our differences are what makes our teams strong by each filling in missing pieces.
Pulling in other expertise on an as-needed basis, Craig has access to a cadre of specialists whether it's for survey design, public meetings, focus groups, or campaign logistics.
He attended Chapman University, and has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Colorado. He's an active private pilot, volunteer Advanced EMT, and artist working in metals.
Washington State Academy of Sciences
Pybus Market Foundation
The Museum of Flight
NOAA Marine Sanctuaries
United Artists of Georgetown
Disaster Leadership Team
Confluence Gallery and Art Center
Methow Valley Citizens Council
Aero Methow Rescue Service
C6F2F: Carbon Sequestration Solutions
Evergreen Hospital Foundation
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
University of Rhode Island