Krista Perez's focus and work is anchored in centering anti-racist, equitable and community centered work. Her multi-disciplinary perspective allows her to view her work through several lenses, which include her identity as a second generation immigrant and descendant of a migrant working family, her undergraduate degree in law,economics and public policy, small business/entrepreneurial knowledge and experience, and her dedication to community organizing. These experiences inform the work that Krista has done as president and founder of the nonprofit organization, the Tacoma Women of Color Collective, co-founder of The Community Market, a People of Color centered market, and Perez Consulting, a diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion consulting business.
At Perez Consulting, authenticity, transparency and accountability are prioritized. Krista believes it is important to uproot anti Black, racist, ableist and biased values while amplifying the voices of communities of color. Key to this is creating safe spaces for Black, Indigenous and People of Color and striving for equitable outcomes.
Rachi Wortham is a small business owner of "OUTLET SERVICES LLC", The Head Men's Basketball Coach at Tacoma Community College and an advocate for kids around the Pacific Northwest region. Mr. Wortham has been a college basketball coach In the PNW throughout the last 20 years from Eastern Washington University, to Oregon State University, and The University of Montana all prior to him becoming the Head Basketball Coach at his Alma Mater, TCC.
Mr. Wortham has worked in the private sector for Cintas and Country Financial where he excelled at both companies. He had multiple rookies of the month at Cintas and received National Rookie of the year in Life Insurance Production Sales at Country Financial. In his free time he loves helping kids improve their confidence and playing sports with his son, and nieces and nephews. HIs passion is Equity and Diversity for all and is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated.
Jasmine Booth is the Program Director for BRWE LLC, a Foundational Community Supports Agency here in Washington state, helping our unsheltered community members obtain and retain suitable housing & employment. Jasmine is a member of the Hoopa and Yurok Tribes in Northern California. With more than a decade of experience providing direct care services to youth, families, and elders in various communities. Jasmine, a conscientious, sensitive, and hardworking professional, has worked in Anchorage Alaska serving Native Elders, and mentoring services to Native youth. In Montana, Jasmine lead cultural competency groups, providing therapeutic practices and teaching emotional regulation skills to Native youth/families and lastly, Jasmine has worked for the University of California Davis, in Northern California developing community gardens in schools along the west coast and in rural communities, to promote food security and sustainable food practices. Jasmine wants to use all her skills and knowledge to really make a difference in the lives of the people she serves. She is known for helping, educating, and supporting community members in their pursuit to develop strategic plans towards positive integration back into their communities. She has a long track record of demonstrated success in a professional and therapeutic environment with emphasis on outcomes that ensure established connections to long-term community resources and continuity of care for community members served.
Sherese Gamble, M.Ed is dynamic professional in Tacoma Washington. With knowledge in a variety of industries, she has gained a reputation for achieving positive results in demanding environments. Her educational background includes a Master of Education from Seattle Pacific University and a Bachelor of Psychology from University of Washington.
She is based out of the Eastside of Tacoma where she runs Rese & Associates and Designed by Rese, chairs the Social Justice Committee, runs community mentorship programs, co founded the Eastside Family Resource Lounge and recently joined the Tacoma Women of Color Collective’s Board. Sherese enjoys taking her daughter to gymnastics, designing events, and traveling to try new foods.
She’s obsessed with innovative new ways to create content and spark conversation that unleashes the power of human potential outside of the norms. Her mission is simple – she is passionate about empowering individuals and inspiring leaders to differentiate themselves as game changers that optimize operations and outcomes.
She believes that understanding our own theories and experiences is an important step in accomplishing a goal to create space where diversity, equity, and inclusion are fostering a more creative and innovative culture. Let her help you and your team dig deeper and reach new heights.
Prana Briggs is a mother of two, Realtor and Registered Behavior Technician. Prana is dedicated to coaching future generations in an effort to fill the gaps between passing the class and a successful life. Prana will always say yes to coffee, takes too much pride in her 37 (and counting) house plants and really wants to know your biggest and bravest dream!