Our mission is to be the most impactful consultancy by advancing the world's capacity for empathy, ingenuity, and effective collaboration.
With learning at the center of everything we do, we use a multi-disciplinary and human-centered approach to define complex problems, develop purposeful solutions, and communicate meaningful missions.
Michael enjoys finding the beauty in a problem and addressing it in simple ways. When he and Greg Amrofell founded iF in 2010, Michael built on his experience establishing an Internet venture in China, running a new practice at Siegel & Gale and solving product and marketing challenges at Microsoft. Michael is particularly devoted to music, wine, tennis, two nonprofit boards and, most of all, to his partner Denise and their magical little sons Nathaniel and Julian.
Rich has a penchant for Post-it notes, keeping them on hand for whenever an idea might appear or re-surface a new way. A maestro at facilitating workshops that generate new ideas, he was a lecturer at Stanford’s d.school for eight years. Among Rich’s proudest professional achievements is his work in the Learning Mindsets and Skills field, helping leaders embrace a more human-centered and prototype-driven approach –and make it stick.
“Multi-hyphenate” would be the term most apropos for Alec, but even that doesn’t fully capture his wide range of interests and expertise. As an Associate Project Manager on the Education team, Alec manages work for the practice through collaborative communication and organization, drawing upon his experience working with arts non-profits and in higher education admissions. Alec is known in the Seattle community for his film photography, his adorable dog Obi, and occasionally DJing at local venues.
A bicoastal Seattleite by birth and educator by trade, Alison dedicates her career working to create free and equitable public schools for students across the country. Including nearly 10 years teaching high school in the South Bronx followed by equity work at Equal Opportunity Schools, Alison’s experience and skillset well equip her to lead iF’s Education practice as Director. Endlessly inspired by students and her team at iF, Alison believes that authentic change takes bold, innovative, and collective action. Ask her about her passion for apocalypse shows, great fiction, or the right karaoke song for the right occasion.
Driven by the prospect of reimagining and shaping a brighter tomorrow, Andrew approaches his work at iF as a Strategic Technologist with enthusiasm and endless curiosity. His experience working at an agency and as an independent consultant exposed him to a wide variety of projects and clients, and lends the Digital Strategy & Innovation team a unique and welcome perspective. When outside the (virtual) office, Andrew is inspired by music, photography, and the power of multi-media narratives.
As our ever-busy office and recruiting manager, Andy combines skateboarding dexterity, video game reflexes, and an extensive background in theater production to keep iF running smoothly. A Seattle native, he has experience wrangling engineers and designing spaces for maximum efficiency. Andy keeps his inspiration levels high by surrounding himself with talented artists of all kinds.
Beth comes to iF with a powerhouse combo in education, training & development, and learning facilitation, including nearly a decade as a public school teacher. She brings her passion for learning, antiracism, and equity to iF to lead learning sessions for our clients in education and beyond. Outside of work, you can find her digging in the dirt with her toddler, traveling near and far with her family, and bringing friends together over a good meal.
Hailing from San Francisco, Camille came to iF to pursue innovative and socially conscious projects. Her previous experiences working in a B2B creative agency and in the nonprofit world honed her skills in research, strategy, and storytelling, which she now uses to work on education-focused projects at iF. In her spare time, Camille enjoys learning languages, listening to podcasts, and trying her hand at pottery.
On any given day you find Chris interacting with teams to untangle the mismatch between the nature of their work and the way it gets managed. A self-proclaimed complexity-geek, Chris brings over 20 years of experience leading Lean transformations and culture-building initiatives. He heads the Organizational Design practice at iF, which helps organizations become more agile, innovative and inspiring places to work. When he’s not at iF you can find him exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife and kiddos.
Craig has no shortage of audacious, world-changing ideas, and was a founding member of two organizations doing just that: VillageReach and the Global Good Fund. He joined iF with a vision of expanding its impact by finding new opportunities and ways for iF to solve hard problems that matter, especially in places of greatest need. Outside of iF, you can find Craig spending time with his family, flyfishing, and thinking about flyfishing.
Spend any amount of time chatting with Dave, Intentional Futures' Accountant, and you'll realize there's much more than meets the eye. While he is valued at iF for his sharp financial reporting, data analysis, and appreciation for learning new tools and skills, what really sets Dave apart is his love for meeting and working with folks from all walks of life. Prior to his current role, Dave worked as an Addiction Recovery Coach, helping individuals on the road to rehabilitation. Ask Dave about traveling, his childhood in small town Michigan, or his beloved dog, Hopper.
Drawing on her experience in consumer research, brand & innovation strategy, and human-centered design, Debi leads iF’s mission-driven strategy offerings. With achievements like collaborating with Levi's to develop their Waterless jeans, and working with Patagonia to pioneer their work in eco-activism, Debi loves to help individuals and companies to clarify their purpose, to commit to it, and act with integrity. At home, she applies the same relentless curiosity and compassion to raising a tiny human, wood-carving, and trying the weirdest new foods she can find.
In his 13 years at at Ziba Design, frog, and Teague, Eric led a range of projects including branded retail spaces, international design research, digital product design. He also created user experience design concepts for enterprise, automotive and aerospaceindustries. Here at iF, Eric explores how strategy and design processes can intersect, inform each other, and drive creative engagements. He is always on the lookout for great comic books and delicious food.
Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, Gabby has worked in almost as many countries as she has years of experience—20 countries over 22 years. Much like her decorated passport, Gabby has a wide dearth of background to her name, including finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, operations, risk management, and leadership. As iF’s CFO, she ensures that the organization’s financial resources and strategy are aligned to its overall mission and values. Talk to Gabby about photography, traveling, or skiing.
With a background in office management, staffing, and post-secondary education, Gentry is a well-equipped memberof the operations team at iF. She uses her creative thinking and problem-solving skills tohandle bookkeeping duties, work through perplexing issues, and pitch in on a variety of projects. She loves to travel and is inspired and motivated by promoting a positive change in the world. Ask Gentry about the pile of psychology textbooks in her brain.
A proud Baltimorian with an impressive background in outbreak preparedness, vaccine development, infectious disease, nutrition and agriculture development, Hina is a global health force to be reckonedwith. She absolutely adores Seattle summers and takes every advantage of the 16 hours of sunlight she can get. Ask her about how to make a perfect charcuterie board.
A firm believer that designers are visual problem solvers, Isabela comes to iF after working with creative agencies in both New York and Seattle. She enjoys using her creative talents to help clients find graphic solutions to communicate their message, whether it’s a logo or a data set, and enjoys bringing her multicultural background to help clients see design challenges from different perspectives. In her spare time Isabela runs her own enamel pin shop and donates 10% to United We Dream, an organization helping immigrants all around the U.S.
After a long tenure at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she brings to iFa swiss-army knife of operations and project management to help keep our internal trains running on schedule. A genuine people-person, J.J. loves to figure out what makes people tick, and how she can help them reach their goals. Outside of work, you can find J.J. at a Husky football game, crafting and spending time with family. She also serves on the Community Leadership Board of Childhaven, helping with their merger with Art with Heart.
Jackie arrived at iF with an invaluable depth of public service leadership experience and a desire to bring people together to create meaningful change. Always believing the best in people, Jackie works in his role at iF to amplify their capacity to do great things and find their best selves. He is passionate about the condition of all people of African descent, weightlifting, writing, food, music, and reading.
Jeff’s career spans the social impact sector; from education to employment and civic engagement programs, emphasizing marketing the entire way. With his experience driving impact in the nonprofit sector, Jeff brings a unique perspective to the Business, Technology and Strategy practice at the intersection of technology and community. On any given day, Jeff finds inspiration in understanding “why”, his mom, Billie Holiday, Angela Davis, and Pablo Picasso.
With over 15 years’ experience as a technology analyst and innovation advisor, Jessica has never met an emerging technology she wasn’t intrigued by. As Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation, Jessica’s role is to steward iF’s capacities for uncovering new value through thoughtful, humane, and regenerative technological design. She strives to expand the depth, impact, and systemic benefit innovation can play in addressing our many societal challenges. When she’s not ideating about the future, Jessica can be found on a trail run, drumming, practicing yoga, gardening, and spending time with her partner.
Joy came to iF to exercise her finely tuned design skills, after spending several years consulting at companies like Microsoft, Starbucks, and Wizards of the Coast. At iF, she quietly and quickly turns complex systems into clear and effective things of beauty. Joy loves texture, travel, and her photogenic kitty.
With a passion for innovative storytelling, Malia was drawn to iF’s own story, and sharing it with the world. As our digital marketing coordinator, she draws on her background in vendor management and marketing to spread the word about iF’s values, projects, and impact. Before iF, Malia was a Brand Specialist at Amazon and works weekends as a portrait photographer. She believes in the power of mentorship, the healing influence of the outdoors and the magic in music.
A veteran of the Seattle non-profit management scene, Mike spent the better part of two decades at notable PNW institutions like KEXP, the Pacific Science Center, and the Pratt Fine Arts Center. Mike uses communication, teamwork, analysis and research to build community for mission-driven organizations and businesses in his role as the Social Impact Associate Director. The former Voice of Villanova University basketball and football, Mike now provides e-sports commentary on Twitch and YouTube.
Not only is Nolie an English Ph.D. candidate at UW, she’s a tenured teacher and advocate for educational equity. With a flair for writing and all things adjacent, Nolie is inspired bypeople who fight for justice, model humbleness, and those that have a willingness to learn hard things. In her role at iF, Nolie uses her skills to ensure that educational opportunities are available to first-generation, Black, Indigenous, Latinx students, and students experiencing poverty.
Project manager extraordinaire and live music aficionado, Olivia is excited by the way others think, innovate and respond to adversity. Her ability to adapt and work with a variety of teams and subject matter areas previously in her career at PATH, a Seattle-based non-profit has prepared her to take on challenges at iF in an innovative way. Olivia enjoys cooking, paddle boarding and spending time with her cat, Mac.
From Japan to NYU and the PNW, Peter helps teams find solutions to problems and build products to solve them. As a Technical Program Manager at iF, Peter excels in translating between business and engineering teams, and is excited by any opportunity to delve into the nitty gritty of how businesses and organizations function. When the work day comes to a close, you can find Peter exploring the area on his bike.
According to Ryker, great design is literally everywhere—he finds it backpacking across Washington State, appreciating a beautiful film, and as he dabbles in photography. As a visual designer at iF, Ryker uses his skills to synthesize complex sets of information and refine them into something visually pleasing, cohesive and functional. He draws upon his experience as a graphic designer at Central Washington University’s Publicity Center to help communicate ideas clearly and effectively to target audiences.
Sam thrives at the intersection of research and creativity, and in her role as a strategist works to understand and communicate key insights for complex problems. Interested in the ways people think and what inspires them, ask Sam about psychology or the latest project she’s working on. Catch her outside of the iF office hitting the slopes, hiking, reading and cooking.
Outside of work, you can often find Tia on the Jiu Jitsu mat. At iF, she’s helping clients tackle issues related to equity in higher education. She recently finished her Masters in Instructional Design, after years of working with educators, public institutions, colleges, and high schools to better serve students from low-resourced communities receive the support and infrastructure they need. As Postsecondary Education Lead, Tia brings expertise, strategy, and evidence-based solutions that take down inequitable infrastructures, and set students up for success.
A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, Tynan loves to leap from planes, run marathons, and ride her bike through rush hour traffic. She came to the Social Impact team at iF to solve problems and apply her business skills both locally and globally. While pursuing her MBA, Tynan managed consulting teams for experiential learning courses, and worked with companies on their accessibility and inclusion strategies.
Much like the name we've given members of our talented team—iFsters—the iF culture is a tad peculiar, in all the best ways.
Whether it's board games, enamel pins, or cryptocurrency, we're just a bit nerdy about something or other. Our interests vary, but what we have in common is our passion and dedication to making the world a better place.
We pride ourselves on our values of teamwork, rigor, and imagination, and practice them not only in our work but in the ways we engage with all our stakeholders.
Intentional Futures is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and non-discriminatory environment for its employees and clients. Read about our DEI practices and journey here.