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ELLIS is a Seattle-area native who enjoys kicking it with loved ones, making the most of Seattle summers, and hiding from the rest of the seasons. Despite this, he can be found riding his motorcycle and BBQing year-round. More chill interests involve binging anime and 90s sitcoms.

Realizing they are our future, Ellis values relationship-based work with youth where equity and justice are paramount. After several roles working in middle and high school, he learned to emphasize school climate and culture because student experience matters. Through student support, Ellis aims to make spaces functional and comfortable to as wide a range of individuals as possible to maximize the number of successful outcomes.