Folio Staff & Board
Passionate about words and images and the power of story to inspire people and organizations to connect and impact social change, Caroline has spent time working as a digital communications strategist, a media literacy educator, documentary film producer and curator of art programs and film festivals. A native of Ireland, she can now be found hiking the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, often stopping by mossy logs to read and write poetry. Caroline studied Computer Applications at Dublin City University and has a BA in Communications from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She currently serves on the board of the Seattle City of Literature.
Lillian Dabney has been involved in every aspect of the book, from fierce reader, to book binder and is an advocate of all things literary.
She has served on the board of the Washington Book Arts Guild and Friends of the Seattle Public Library. She received a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington and worked at the Seattle Public Library as an on-call reference and readers services librarian.
Programs and Membership Manager
Tess comes to Folio with 10 years of experience in digital marketing, events and development both in the US and Saudi Arabia with her most recent role being Digital Marketing Manager at Amazon. A digital professional with a passion for gender equality in tech, Tess founded GCON, a gaming community and annual convention for women players and developers in Saudi Arabia. Her non-profit experience includes fundraising for the Womxn’s March on Seattle and ArtsEd Washington, where she served as a board member.
Juliana Aldous worked in the technology and publishing sectors for over 25 years where she fostered author’s book ideas into bestselling technology and how-to series for several major publishers.
Juliana was also at the forefront of the online learning revolution at Microsoft, LinkedIn and Lynda.com, managing experts and developing content strategy. Juliana currently offers workshops on the Artist’s Way and divides her time between Newcastle and Union, WA.
Tom is self-employed as a writer and advisor to a short list of admirable clients, and an occasional entrepreneur. His past careers have included a stint at Microsoft, a career in broadcasting, and several interesting jobs which featured the title “Creative Director.”
He has previously served on Boards for One Reel/Bumbershoot, Teatro ZinZanni, Photographic Center Northwest, and MetroCenter YMCA. He did graduate work at the University of Washington in Communications after an undergraduate degree in English and American Literature from Brown University. These days he writes for PostAlley.org and dotes from a distance on his children and grand-children.
Sandra has spent the majority of her career in the technology sector, with some pivotal years spent in publishing.
Currently she manages product promotions in the cloud marketing world at Microsoft. Continuous learning, reading, writing, culture, community, empowerment, and family are some of the key themes and passions in her life.
Sandra has a BA in English from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Originally from Texas, Sandra has happily made a home here in the Pacific Northwest.
Katherine Alberg Anderson
She is also an organic farmer, floral designer, arts writer, and landscape architect.
She holds degrees in literature and architecture from Harvard.
Rosa Nicole Booker
Rosa Nicole Booker. Author – Speaker – Planner. Her event engineering portfolio
supports over a dozen different organizations and small businesses working with celebrity keynotes such as Doug Baldwin Jr. and Dr. Otis Moss III. This Seattle MLK Prayer Breakfast Co-Chair, has over 20years experience supporting in-person, virtual, and more recently, hybrid events ranging from 20-800+ attendees and is at a career high of over $1.8 MM raised for charity.
Rosa Nicole is on the brink of her third year as a published author and is obtaining an M.A. at Seattle Pacific University to enrich her workshops on Marriage and Family. Literary works of this award winning author include novel "The Monster In My Room," children’s book "Tot’s Big House," and soon to be released stage play "Porrington." You can find additional samples of her work in the Debbie Macomber Magazine.
Tracey Craft has spent her professional career working in digital marketing, with a specific focus on content and SEO.
She's predominantly worked for enterprise technology companies, including Amazon, F5, and SAP. Currently, she works at Microsoft where she is the Senior Director of Content and SEO for cloud marketing and the global demand center.
Tracey loves to share her passion for content with others and has taught at the University of Washington as an Affiliate Associate Professor, as well as several other west coast universities as an adjunct instructor for continuing education. Tracey has a BA in English Language and Literature and a MS in Technical Communication and Human-Centered Design, both from the University of Washington. She received her MBA from Washington State University.
Jonathan is the Associate Dean for Library and Information Systems at the University of Washington School of Law. Jonathan has written articles on information licensing and international law issues as well as having taught a course at the law school on Preservation of Indigenous Cultural Heritage.
He earned his A.B., A.M. Anthropology and J.D. degrees from Stanford University and M.Libr. with a Certificate in Law Librarianship from the University of Washington. Prior to the University of Washington, he spent five years as a reference librarian and foreign law selector at the University of Michigan Law Library. In law school, he was a Senior Editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal and a Note Editor for the Stanford Law Review.
Gary McNeil is a union organizer with the Washington Education Association, working with faculty unions at Eastern, Central, Western and Evergreen. He also assists WEA in union representation elections. Previously he worked as a community organizer in Texas/ Maryland/DC with the Saul Alinsky Industrial Areas Foundation.
Gary has a BA in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Divinity from Yale University. He chaired the Northwest Bookfest NW History Committee and prepared literary maps of Seattle and the Northwest. He joined Folio as an inaugural member. He and his family moved to Seattle in 1997 and live on Beacon Hill. He and his wife, Ann have two sons who graduated from Meany Middle School, Franklin and Garfield and now live in Boston and Jerusalem. His favorite authors include Robert Caro, Larry McMurtry, Attica Locke and Isabelle Allende and subjects such as civil rights, exploration and sagas.
Linda Kramer Jenning is an independent journalist and journalism educator.
In Washington, D.C, she served as the DC editor for Condé Nast’s Glamour magazine and taught in the graduate journalism program at Georgetown University until moving to Bainbridge Island in 2017. She is a graduate of Smith College and earned a master’s in creative nonfiction from John Hopkins.
Linda is past president of the Journalism and Women Symposium and has served on the boards of the Smith College Alumnae Association, Running Start (a DC-based organization), and Arts & Humanities Bainbridge.
Cornelia is a Senior Design Researcher at Microsoft Mixed Reality where she leads qualitative and quantitative research on emerging technologues. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent almost ten years as a public affairs and political research consultant where she advised non-profits, foundations, government entities, and campaigns on a variety of issues in Washington and across the country.
In her free time, Cornelia loves to read and try out new recipes. Cornelia originally hails from London, England and has called Seattle home for seven years. She holds a BA in Economics and Politics from Smith College and a Five College Certificate in International Relations.
A partner at Sound View Strategies (SVS), Sandeep does political and public affairs consulting work in Seattle. In addition to his extensive public relations, political communications and strategic advisory work for elected officials and civic leaders, governments and non-profits, he has worked on multiple political campaigns in the Northwest, including numerous issue and ballot measure campaigns.
Prior to forming SVS, Sandeep worked as deputy communications director for then-King County Executive Ron Sims, and prior to that he worked as a political columnist/writer for Seattle’s alt-weekly, the Stranger, and as Seattle correspondent for Time Magazine and the Boston Globe. He has a B.A. in history from Reed College and an M.A. in history from Princeton University. He also serves currently on the board of the Downtown Emergency Services Center. He lives in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge neighborhood with his wife and two children.
Thanks to trustees who previously served on Folio's Board
Gary Ackerman, David Brewster, Jan Drago, Sue Donaldson, Mary Ann Gwinn, John Hart, Lynn Hogan, Morton Kondracke, Tom Lombardo, Charles Johnson, Gar La Salle, Hilary Long, Jeffrey Long, Robert Merry, Margit Rankin, Francia Russell, Bharat Shyam, and Kathie Werner.