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Meet the 2023 Brave Benefit Champions!

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Ellie Hoekman

Founder of Rock and Secure LLC

Ellie is the founder of Rock and Secure LLC- a career coaching business for young professionals. 

Her favorite days consist of making content for her Instagram, creating trainings, meeting with and helping her clients, and playing ultimate frisbee until sunset!

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Amber Bruce

Founder of Big Goddess Energy LLC

Amber is advocate for body positivity and self-acceptance through her social media campaign #BeautyBeyondSize, and her business Big Goddess Energy LLC.

With a heart for service and a larger-than-life personality, Amber dedicates her time to creating a positive and empowering experience for everyone that she meets.

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Ashita Rastogi

Principal Product Manager Lead at Microsoft

Ashita believes in enjoying the small things in life, continuous learning, and living with gratitude. After moving from Bombay to the United States, she received a Masters in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the Foster School of Business. 

She enjoys volunteering at local food banks, mentoring students, and hiking around the beautiful PNW.

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Chelsea Mortell Petisme

Owner / Dentist at Juanita Family Dentistry

Chelsea is passionate about her profession and values the relationships she builds with her patients. She has a doctorate of Dental Medicine from Oregon Health & Science University. 

She is excited by the constant improvements in technology that allow her to help patients receive the most comfortable, effective, and efficient care.

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Kris Shook

CEO & Owner at Shook Home Group

A lifelong resident of Pierce County, Kris leveraged his deep financial and real estate knowledge to found Shook Home Group in 2012. Kris is a cancer survivor who is inspired to give back and help those in need.

Kris loves attending Seahawks games, activities close to water, and drumming with his band which has been together for over 25 years.

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JJ Brown

Miss Seattle & Head of Marketing / PR

JJ Brown is a 2020 graduate of Eastern Washington University with a Business Administration Bachelors in Marketing. 

She is a lifelong Washington native and loves  spending time outdoors, traveling to national parks, hiking, skiing, and enjoying lake days with family and friends.

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Robye Lumb

Flight Attendant at Delta Airlines

Robye is a USAF Brat who lived all over the US and Germany. This sparked his interest in travel, driving him to move to the Seattle area. 

He became a flight attendant with Northwest Airlines, which later merged with Delta.

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    Zack Peggins

    Social Media Manager for the Seattle Kraken

    Zack has been with the Kraken from day one, taking on a wide range of jobs and responsibilities before joining the social media team in 2020.

    Zack graduated from the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!) in 2015 with a degree in Communications.

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    Molly Haines

    Luxury Real Estate Broker at Real

    Molly brought modern marketing to the world of PNW luxury real estate at Real. She prides herself in giving great customer service to every client, every time.

    When she isn't working, Molly likes to spend time with her horses and family living in Woodinville. Giving back to the community also plays a large role in her life.

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