Chris Lampkin is the Political Director for SEIU Healthcare 1199NW. He works to empower the 30,000 RN’s Healthcare and Behavioral Health workers of his union to grow their voice and lift standards for their communities. Chris loves working with the Bus because young people don’t want you to save the world for them, they want the tools to do it themselves. The Bus gives them those tools.
Evann Strathern (he/him/his) is a creative, visual communicator with more than a decade of experience at the intersection of online media, digital storytelling and user experience advocacy for NBC News and Starbucks. Whether it’s at the gym, on a basketball court, dancing, playing soccer or snowboarding, there’s a pretty good chance Evann is in motion. He fuels most of that activity with pizza, peanut M&Ms and poppin’ Spotify playlists. Evann found his voice in politics as an editorial cartoonist for the student-run newspaper at the University of North Carolina, and has worked to empower and elevate youth voices through his volunteer work in the Seattle community. He’s pumped to join the Bus because, much like Whitney Houston, he believes that young people are the future and that they should lead the way.
Parker Butterworth is a ten-year political campaign veteran who is experienced in fundraising, messaging, paid media advertising and campaign management. Parker has directly worked for candidates across America, such as helping elect Governor John Kitzhaber (OR) – the only Democrat to win election in a Republican “wave” year, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales (OR) as well as Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (NV) campaign for Lt. Governor. As a campaign fundraiser, Parker has raised millions of dollars for progressive candidates up and down the ballot. In addition to cooking up award-winning direct mail, Parker is an avid home chef! Parker graduated from The George Washington University and from the Seattle Culinary Academy, whose mascot was the Fighting Spork.
Samara Parra (She/Her) moved to Seattle two years ago from Boston where she finished her degree in Political Science. She currently works as a Youth Organizer at immigrant-rights organization OneAmerica, to ensure youth are always engaged in the political process. Her passion for immigrant and refugee rights rose from her own experience as an immigrant from Colombia, and her fight for justice keeps getting stronger by working with youth who experience the same challenges she once faced. In her free time she enjoys reading, swimming, and painting.
Sera Day (She/Her), Board President, has lived in Seattle for nearly a decade, and has roots in Central California and Nashville, TN. She currently works as a Legislative Aide to Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess, and recently managed Senator Pramila Jayapal’s 2014 campaign. She comes to the Bus Board as a former Bus Fellow, (c/o 2010) and credits the Bus with expanding her leadership capacity and passion for youth civic engagement. She is a graduate of Seattle University and the UW School of Social Work, and has a background in community and labor organizing. In her free time, she enjoys training for half marathons, practicing yoga and chilling with her sweet cat Billie.
Tiffany McGuyer (She/Her) got her start in politics by registering voters and volunteering on local campaigns in her hometown of Des Moines, WA. Since then, she’s worked for over eight years on political and non-profit organizing with Washington Conservation Voters and as the Organizing Director of Fuse Washington. Currently, Tiffany works at a female led, national political consulting firm called Moxie Media.