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Former Boardmembers, Staff, and Contributors

The Urbanist was founded in 2014 as a Seattle-based online publication seeking to examine and influence urban policies. We believe that cities provide unique opportunities for addressing the most difficult problems we face. Our publication is built on independent journalism, research, and advocacy. Relying on a variety of contributors, we dive into issues like housing, land use and zoning, social welfare, sustainability, and transportation. Our website serves as a resource for sharing ideas, creating community, and improving the places we live.

Owen Pickford

Founder and Former Executive Director

Ben Crowther

Former Policy and Legislative Affairs Director

Aleksandra Culver

Former Webmaster

AJ McGauley

Former Correspondent

Alex Hudson

Former Boardmember

Alexander Wheeler

Former Operations and Development Manager

Anna Minard

Former Boardmember

Caelen Ball

Former Neighborhood Advocate

Chris Priest

Former Contributor

Guy de Gouville

Former Staff Writer

Kelsey Mesher

Former Boardmember

Sarah Oberklaid

Former Creative and Designer

Scott Bonjukian

Former Education and Programming Director

Gordon Werner

Former Neighborhood Advocate