Skate Like a Girl is divided into 3 chapters: Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco.
Seattle serves as the umbrella for all of the chapters. We are run by a Board of Directors, and dedicated volunteers that sit on our two active committees: development and programming.
Current Board of Directors
Nancy Chang, Board Chair
Nancy holds a MPA and a BFA from the University of Washington. She has volunteered with Skate Like a Girl since 2006, with the goal of building organizational capacity. In 2009 she led the effort to incorporate Skate Like a Girl as a 501(c)3. As Chair, she is excited about creating economic and leadership opportunities for young women. She is a 2008 L’oreal Paris’ Women of Worth for her work. Nancy is the teen program coordinator at the City of Redmond, and is actively involved in the King County Youth Development Network. During her free time she enjoys traveling and learning.
Leah Eister-Hargrave, Vice-Chair (Development)
Leah graduated from Whitman College in ’95 with a degree in Art History and Japanese. She’s a full time working mom of two, and is employed at a 100 year old company that sells holiday wreaths as fundraising programs for nonprofit groups. She brings knowledge of marketing, donation procurement, and social media skills from her job. In her free time she is an active community volunteer with several organizations, such as the 46th Street Mural Committee, KapKa School, NARAL Washington, and FAWN neighborhood group. For fun she enjoys skateboarding with her daughter, reading, knitting, art projects with her kids, and yoga.
Jenny Skytta, Secretary
Jenny holds a BA in Psychology from University of Washington. She is passionate about research in addiction and treatment, women’s issues and homelessness. She is a Research Coordinator at Recovery Centers of King County.
Amanada Arquines, Treasurer
Bio to come.
Cynthia Miller, Vice Chair
Bio to come.
Past Board Members
Rana Shmait, Secretary (2009-10)
Rana holds a BA in Women’s Studies and Political Science from Evergreen State College. She is passionate about youth empowerment and has over 10 years of developing teen programs. As a teen she was inspired to be active in her community, and started a number of community events like a girls conference. She currently works at the City of Redmond’s Old Fire House Teen Center facilitating youth empowerment programs.
Allison Bilas, Vice-Chair (2010-11)
Allison works for Pop Cap as a business analyst. She holds an MBA from the Foster Business School at the University of Washington, and a BA in International Business from Western Washington University. She brings a wealth of experience from the private sector, where she worked as a Consumer Research Analyst and Strategic Planning Project Specialist at WAMU. In her free time she travels, enjoys photography, and civic engagement.
Kristin Ebeling, Treasurer (2009-11)
Kristin recently graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in History, with a minor in Labor Studies. As a professional level female skater, she competes internationally, and began volunteering for Skate Like A Girl in 2006. She represents Skate Like a Girl as the Director of the Seattle Chapter. She has created a strong community of female skaters in Seattle, by creating programs like afterschool girls skateboarding clubs and internships, and an annual all girl skateboarding contest that draws girls from all over the country. Kristin recently skated in the Super Girl AM, where she placed 2nd, and the Maloof Money Cup where she was in the top 15.
- Kristin Ebeling, Seattle Programming Director
- Lisa Bunts, Seattle Volunteer Coordinator
- Jenny Skytta, Seattle Records & archives
- Gin Yang, Product Procurement Volunteer
- Maryama Jilo, Programming Volunteer
- Katie Killeen, Programming Volunteer
- Aly Richards, Programming Volunteer
- Jana Westover, Programming Volunteer
- Carrie Kincaid, Programming Volunteer
- Vanessa Hudson, Programming Volunteer
- Hollyanne Sarah Faber, Photographer
- James Starlin, Photographer/Videographer
- Marshall Stack Reid, Special Events Volunteer
- Jessie Haungs, Portland Programming Director
- Ashley Rehfeld, Skate Coach Volunteer
- Kristina Narayan, Skate Coach Volunteer
- Tuna Poanessa, Skate Coach Volunteer
- Tanya Herrera, Skate Coach Volunteer
- Sasha Madden, Skate Coach Volunteer
- Traci Green, Skate Coach Volunteer
- Heather Smith, Registration Volunteer
- Colyn Fernandez, Photographer
- Erika Star, Photographer