Event Types
Mar 14, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Troy Christensen is the Executive Director of the Korean Women’s Association- an internationally recognized non-profit focused on providing housing, food, healthcare, immigration and naturalization and other social services to a multicultural population throughout Western Washington.  Prior to KWA Troy was the Chief of Operations and Strategy at MDC- the Metropolitan Development Council, a large non-profit focused on reducing poverty by providing equitable access to housing, healthcare, education and employment.  Highlights of his career include 15 years at Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare as Clinical Director; Executive Director of the Geneva Foundation- a non-profit medical research company that supports and conducts medical research in military hospitals and federal laboratories; Mental Health Manager for Pierce County and as Pierce County’s Homeless Programs Administrator.

Troy has a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Willamette University, and graduate degrees in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, and Health Administration.

Troy volunteers on several boards of directors- the National American Leadership Forum Board, The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, the Rainbow Center (advisory board), and the Metropolitan Development Council.

Social justice is a key factor in how Troy spends his time, both occupationally and volunteering.  Core to KWA’s mission is to impact institutional racial and gender bias and the gaps in equitable opportunity for these populations.


Troy Christensen
Mar 15, 2018
Mar 15, 2018 11:00 AM
Mar 15, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mar 19, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

New York Times best selling author Andra Watkins lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Michael T Maher. A non-practicing CPA, she has a degree in accounting from Francis Marion University. She’s still mad at her mother for refusing to let her major in musical theater, because her mom was convinced she’d end up starring in porn films.

She’s the author of four books and counting. Her acclaimed first novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis was published by Word Hermit Press on March 1, 2014. Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace is a memoir about her dysfunctional family adventure; it is a National Book Award nominee and a New York Times best seller. Natchez Trace: Tracks in Time is a book of photography, shot during her 15-mile daily hikes on her 444-mile Natchez Trace walk. Hard to Die is Andra’s latest novel. It’s an afterlife story of Theodosia Burr Alston, tragic daughter of Aaron Burr and subject of the song “Dear Theodosia” from the Tony-award-winning smash Hamilton: An American Musical. Available everywhere November 1, 2016.

Andra is a highly decorated Rotarian. She is a past club president, past district communications chair, founding chair of Rotary Friendship Exchange, two-time Rotarian of the Year, multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and recipient of her district’s Distinguished Service Award. 

Andra Watkins
Mar 22, 2018
Mar 24, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

An Update from the Other Washington

Derek Kilmer is currently serving his third term as the United States Representative for Washington’s 6th Congressional District. Derek sits on the House Appropriations Committee and was elected by his colleagues to fill the role of Vice Ranking Member for the committee. Derek lives in Gig Harbor with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Sophie and Tess.

Derek Kilmer
Mar 29, 2018
Mar 29, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Apr 03, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Community Service Award and Doffodil court
Apr 05, 2018
Apr 05, 2018 11:15 AM
Apr 06, 2018 8:15 AM
Business Expo
Apr 12, 2018
Julie Anderson
Apr 26, 2018
Apr 28, 2018
5:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Bob Ferguson
May 31, 2018

More information to come

Penny LeGate
Jun 07, 2018

More information to come

Nate Bowling
Jun 14, 2018