Harriet Morton – Founder

Ms. Morton founded Invest in Youth in 1997 while a broker and investment advisor at Morton Clarke Fu & Metcalf. She received a B.A. in Chemistry and German with a teaching certificate from the University of Missouri. Ms. Morton currently chairs the Governance Committee.

Brad Ogura – Chair

Brad Ogura began tutoring in 2010 and is a member of Invest in Youth’s development committee. He currently serves as vice president, marketing and investor relations at Puget Sound Bank, a role that also includes managing the Bank’s community outreach. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Discipline Selection Panel and is a former Disciplinary Board member, both State Supreme Court appointments. In addition, he is a former trustee of the Washington Biotech Foundation, a non-profit formed to provide additional science resources to middle-school teachers. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Puget Sound.

Jackie Prideaux – Secretary

Ms. Prideaux is a Lead Advisor at Brighton Jones, a comprehensive wealth management firm in Seattle. She graduated from Marquette University in 2007 with degrees in Economics and International Politics and volunteered abroad in the Peace Corps before making the move to Seattle. In 2013, she began tutoring for Invest in Youth and joined the board in 2015.

Charles Augello

Mr. Augello began tutoring for Invest in Youth in 2013 and joined the board in 2015. He currently works as a software developer. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College. He currently serves on the communications and golf committees.

Emily Breese
Recently Emily worked as an addictions counselor at an outpatient treatment center in Seattle and also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the King County Superior Court. These pursuits followed a successful career as a Librarian and Information Specialist, receiving her Masters in Library Science from the University of Michigan. Emily began tutoring in 2012 and joined the board in 2016. Emily Breese for IIY
Marshall Kneeland

Mr. Kneeland retired in 2015 after a 39 year career in municipal finance. After receiving a B.A. in Business from Oregon State University, he went to work for U.S. National Bank of Oregon. This was followed by a move in 1980 to Foster and Marshall, where he spent the next 25 years growing with the firm with multiple mergers into Citibank. In 2005, he joined the small regional firm McAdams Wright Ragen  Inc. He joined the Invest In Youth board in 2016.

Cate Nied

Ms. Nied currently works for Federated Investors as a Regional Sales Consultant. Federated Investors is one of the nation’s largest investment managers offering equity, international, fixed income, alternative and money market strategies. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, and she has been a tutor with Invest in Youth since 2014.

Sheena Nikolaus
As a Sponsorship Consultant, Sheena Nikolaus is the point person on key RBC WM-U.S. corporate sponsorship projects. Before joining RBC, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and later earned her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis.

After moving to Seattle in 2012, Sheena became an active member of the Junior League of Seattle. She serves on the “Done in a Day” committee to pair community partners in need of volunteers with members of the Junior League.

Patty Rose

Ms. Rose is a retired school librarian with degrees from Colorado College, WWU and UW. She is excited to continue her interest in working with children, literacy and books for kids. She is serving as a tutor and Chair of the Development Committee.

Nicole Schafer

Ms. Schafer is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in Seattle. She has been involved with Invest in Youth since 2007, both as a tutor and a board member. Ms. Schafer serves as the thinkLOCAL committee chair and leads the event planning for the organization’s annual tasting event.

Dean Torkelson

Mr. Torkelson retired in 2014 after 20 years at Seattle-First National Bank (including corporate Treasurer for five years) and 27 years at Seattle-Northwest Securities (including CEO for eleven years). He holds a BA in Economics from Willamette University and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.He has been a tutor and Board Member of Invest in Youth since 2013.

Ethan Waterman

Mr. Waterman is a Financial Advisor with Baird. He graduated from Marquette University with a B.S. in Finance and Marketing. He currently serves on the Development Committee for Invest in Youth and also serves as the Admissions Chair for Marquette University in Washington State.

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Board Advisors

Jill T. Hearne, Ph.D.

Dr. Hearne is a retired teacher, principal and central office administrator for Federal Way Public Schools, Seattle Public Schools and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Washington. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, serves on the Program Committee and has been a Board member for several years.

Directors Emeriti

Breanna Toyne
Mike Hartmann
Coleen Anderson
Marisa Walker
Kathy Bremner
Kevin M. Clouse
Nick Slater
Mona Delgado – former Chair
Sara E. Hasan, CFA – former Chair
Laura Orser
Leonard Rosoff, Jr., M.D.
Nora Tabler
Tom Preston – former Chair
Kerry Oldenburg
Rebecca Sosinski
Brock Loen
Casey McFarland
Mark Schwarz
Chris Hoyt
Karen Davis
Nolan LaFrombois
Sheila Scates
Susan Spezza
Amit Trivedi
Diane Warshal