Daman Wandke, MBA, is the Founder and CEO of Wandke Consulting. Beyond his role at Wandke Consulting, Daman is greatly involved in the disability community. As someone living with a disability, Daman applies his unique perspectives on accessibility to create effective consulting practices for organizations aiming to be more inclusive. On top of his life of disability advocacy and entrepreneurship, Daman is an avid traveler and bicyclist. Learn more about Daman.
Director of Accessibility
Kyann Flint is a passionate advocate for the disability community. As a person with a disability, Kyann lives life with the motto of “Defying the Defined Disability”; she strives to educate society on how social barriers, like ignorance and stereotypes, that limit the disability community. Kyann is also a lover of coffee and travel.
Jan Flint received her B.A. in Education from Central Washington University and is a retired teacher. She is a children’s book author who is currently creating a nine-book series on disability inclusion. Jan also loves to walk her dog Lily and teach her tricks. Jan enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures–the excitement of new places and new foods.
SEED Program Team
Julie Peddy, from the Chicago area, moved to Seattle 30 plus years ago, has a B.S. in Public Administration, a Masters of Public Administration, and an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling. Julie, involved in the disability community for many years, inevitably crossed paths with Daman; this includes serving on the DO-IT advisory committee and engaging in the Youth Leadership Forum. Her hobbies include volunteer work (including animal rescue), cooking, and canning.
Alina Purcell is from Eagle River, Alaska. She received a Bachelor of Education in Exceptionality and Disability from Western Washington University. Along with being a part of the WC team, Alina is an Instructional Assistant at a Seattle Middle School and is pursuing a career as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She speaks Spanish, loves running, playing with her puppy, Kenji, reading anything she can get her hands on, and exploring the Pacific Northwest!
Tripp, from Pacifica, California, is an alumnus of Western Washington University, with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Tripp is passionate about turning ideas into action. He is skilled in making turning complexity into simplicity. Out of everything, Tripp enjoys making music, cooking for people, and playing rugby. Tripp’s mission in life is to have a career centered around his passions and to host as many family BBQs as humanly possible!
Erin Howard, a student at Western Washington University double majoring in Physics and Math/Computer Science, is from Bremerton, Washington. They are a part of the DO-IT organization, a 2019/2020 Google Lime Scholar, and a 2021 NCWIT Collegiate Award finalist. Erin recently got into bead weaving which they find relaxing.
Nick Harang, from Issaquah, Washington, is a Computer Science major and the president of American Sign Language Club at Western Washington University. Nick is conversationally proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and understands the need to incorporate accessibility into web design. Nick also enjoys reading, art, and hiking.