Our Team


Derek is a Japanese American whose expertise ranges from managing projects to the administration of entire organizations. He is fluid in money management, marketing, and interpersonal relationships. He is someone who believes that we as a people can and must do better for and by Mother Earth and has actively worked to make this world a better place for all of our Relatives. Derek has worked for many organizations utilizing many of his skills, which include but are not limited to: Greenpeace; The Road to Athabasca; Climate Solutions; Cascadia Climate Collaborative; Salish Sea Cooperative Finance; YES! Magazine; Seattle Good Business Network; Web Collective. Derek has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Denver.


Zarna is a community organizer of Indian descent who has worked on housing justice, economic justice, climate justice, racial justice, and gender justice. She has been part of multiple organizations such as SAFE in Seattle, Rising Tide Seattle, and Women of Color Speak Out, and has worked on such campaigns as Shellno, Break Free PNW, Zero Hour, and the Zarna Responds video series. She is a well-known organizer and trainer in anti-patriarchy and mentors groups on dismantling patriarchy and internalized oppression. She leads a decolonizing yoga group with the permission of her spiritual elders and facilitates spiritually healing spaces. She is a writer, a public speaker, a documentary filmmaker, and a dedicated youth mentor. She has a BA from Cardiff University in English Literature.



Susan is a White American who organizes with CARW’s (Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites) Climate Justice Solidarity Group. She is a teacher for an Open Doors high school re-engagement program at South Seattle College. Her background is in environmental and outdoor education. She has experience with administration, database management, creating accountability systems, communications, teaching, and public speaking. She is outgoing and would love to meet you at an FTP event or call you to learn what excites you about FTP. She has a BA in English from Earlham College and a Masters of Education from UW.


Dante is an artist, designer, and strategist exploring social and interpersonal transformation. He lives in Seattle San Francisco. Working at the intersection of visual design and narrative strategy, he’s dedicated his life to collaborating with communities in building a better world. Today, he’s a trainer-practitioner with the Center for Story-based Strategy, consulting in the growth of a number of projects and focused on developing infrastructure for what comes next. Before, he co-founded the worker cooperative Story 2 Designs.

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