Alyssa is a full time mother and philanthropist. She has served in a variety of roles that are critical to a local Parent Council and has also been a board member at World Concern and Taproot Theatre. Having earned her BA in Accounting from Seattle Pacific University, Alyssa began her career with Washington Mutual Bank as an Internal Auditor. Alyssa’s enthusiasm, loyalty and diligence are her strengths. She believes that God’s love has no boundaries and has a heart for other cultures. She resides in Seattle with her husband, George, and has three adult daughters.
Jack began his career in 1957, working for his father-in-law at Nordstrom, then a specialty shoe store in Seattle. He started off as a woman's shoe salesman and eventually worked his way up into senior leadership, serving as Co-President and then Co-Chairmen from 1971 to 1995. Jack started Nordstrom Rack in 1973, and led that department until 1995. When he was forty-five years old, he committed to following Jesus, and since then his life has never been the same. He has been an integral part of Centered for many years. He is often heard saying that today is the richest time of his life because of my growing connection to Jesus.
Former Co-President of Nordstrom
Michael is the Founder & CEO of Capital Planning and is a Certified Financial Planner. He founded his company in 1983 to deliver investment and wealth planning solutions to managers and executives of Northwest companies. As a younger man, Michael’s most adventurous endeavors included freestyle skiing, aerial acrobatics, and five seasons of king crab fishing out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Michael is a Seattle native and currently resides in Bellevue with his wife, Mary, and their two sons.
Founder & CEO
of Capital Planning LLC
Toms was born in South Korea and moved to the United States when he was in the fourth grade. He attended Seattle Pacific University with a degree in International Business and Finance and was the first person in his family to graduate from an American university. Toms’ life was greatly impacted at Washington State Leadership, a Centered forum. The friendships he formed there changed the trajectory of his life. He currently serves as Head of Pro Acquisition at Porch as a marketplace minister. He readily shares, "Jesus is the greatest gift I have ever received."
Head of Pro Acquisition
Scott is the Managing Director at Alexander Hutton and has overseen the successful sale and purchase of over 100 companies. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of UW Medical Center-Northwest. Scott received his MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, and an MA from Fuller Theological Seminary. His years of experience in business, politics, and theology provide for rich and well thought out insights for Centered’s Board. Scott and his wife, Pattei, live in Seattle and have three adult children and three grandchildren.
at Alexander Hutton
Russ Johnson is the Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of NavigatorSRVS, a Leading edge data visualization and business analytics SaaS platform for Commercial Real estate Owners, Advisors and Occupiers. Russ studied Economics at Whitman College and went on to work in real estate and technology before starting Navigator SRVS in 2015. He is a catalyst, often providing the needed perspective and ideas to launch initiatives and drive high-value change. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Melissa, and has three children. Russ and his family love music, and he is known to break out his harmonica from time to time.