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Meet Katie!

New Tool Library Manager

Katie Gillespie

WHY DID YOU JOIN SUSTAINABLE BALLARD?
Moving to Ballard during a pandemic was less than ideal. For months, our beautiful neighborhood was all but completely shut down, leaving a wealth of exploring to do and no way to do it. I’ve been eager to get to know my neighbors and find ways to grow my community – doing so while helping promote sustainable living is the perfect combination!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER OF SUSTAINABLE BALLARD?
1 Year

WHAT PROJECT(S) ARE YOU CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN?
Ballard Tool Library

WHAT WAS THE FIRST SUSTAINABLE BALLARD EVENT/PROGRAM YOU ATTENDED?
As a new member and project organizer, I’ve jumped in feet first on organizing the Ballard Tool Library’s tool sale. I’m looking forward to continuing to attend events and programs as we work our way back to some version of normal.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BEING A MEMBER OF SUSTAINABLE BALLARD?
As the new tool manager, I’m excited to share my passion for all things crafting with Ballard. This pandemic has prompted so many of us to find new hobbies and focus on making our homes more comfortable. I look forward to helping our neighbors explore those new projects in a sustainable way.

SHARE A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF
My job as a union organizer keeps me busy. When I’m not spending long hours advocating for workers in the region, I enjoy hiking and spending time with my partner, Justin, our dog, Xena and our cat, Lucy.