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Eugene Cho | Executive Director
Eugene and his wife, Minhee, are the founders of One Day’s Wages. Eugene volunteers and leads the ODW team as the Executive Director. He's also the founder of Q Cafe - a community non-profit cafe and music venue and pastors a Christian church in Seattle, Washington. He received his B.A. from University of California, Davis and his Masters degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.
He has a great commitment to issues of mercy, justice, and compassion – much of which was formed through his research trips to South Africa, Central America, Central Asia and Southeast Asia. He and his wife founded One Day’s Wages because they were simply challenged that while they couldn’t change the entire world, they could nevertheless make an impact in the lives of others. Their hope and vision is not to give handouts but to assist, equip and empower people to help one another lift themselves out of poverty.
Eugene has been featured in numerous publications such as the New York Times, Seattle Times, and NPR. He and his wife, Minhee, have been married for 13 years and have 3 kids.
Philip Keeton | Operations Director
Philip entered the field of Development from the world of academia; as a graduate student Philip focused his studies on the history of social justice. It was through his studies and his previous job working with homeless families in the Seattle area that he decided to pursue a career in Development to address the issues surrounding poverty. Philip came to ODW as a Marketing and Development Intern and upon his completion he came on board full time.
Philip lives in Kirkland, WA with his wife, Teri and their three kids.
He can be reached at email@example.com
Julia Cho | Development Director
Julia was born in Virginia and moved to Washington in 3rd grade but considers the Northwest her home. With her love for the mountains and outdoors, her ski rack stays on her car all year long. Having travelled to 16 countries, an even larger passion of hers is learning about different cultures and experiencing firsthand the issues of global poverty. Julia graduated at Western Washington University with a BA in Political Science and Government. Julia first came to ODW as the Donor and Community Relations intern, stayed on as volunteer staff, and has now come on staff as ODW's Development Director.
Julia lives in Bellevue and loves her Shiba Inu, Aiko. (She is not related to the founders, Minhee and Eugene Cho)
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Tarleton | Finance Administrator
Ann has been with us since our launch party in October 2009. She setup our entire accounting system and helps manage every aspect of our finances as well as keep us in compliance with nonprofit rules and regulations. Ann has a five-year accounting degree from Central Washington University. In her spare time, she loves volunteering—especially in Cambodia. Ann resides in Snohomish with her husband.
She has two adult daughters, four adult stepchildren, one very old cat, and a golden retriever!
Rebecca Pape | Volunteer Staff - Executive Assistant
Rebecca, a Gig Harbor native, attended Seattle Pacific University where she earned her BA in English Literature with a minor concentration in Business Administration. Having worked in the private wealth management industry since 2008 and dabbled in third-world travel with her husband, she finds fulfillment in participating in the non-profit community as the Executive Assistant to Eugene Cho.
Some of her favorite activities include running, skiing, cooking and reading, most of which are conducive to her favorite season in the Pacific Northwest - summer.
Josh Rogers | Music and Artist Partnership Coordinator
Josh has been a fan and supporter of One Day's Wages since the organization's early days. Citing a belief in the need for global compassion, justice, and empowerment, Josh says as Music and Artist Partnership Coordinator he gets to combine a love of music, with creating outlets for people to use thier talents to be a part of. Growing up just outside the city, Josh and his wife Lydia returned to Seattle after he spent five years as a summer camp Program Director. In addition to ODW, Josh spends his free time dreaming about his next travel opportunity, reading, or playing cards with his two-year-old son.
Pert Lin | Volunteer Staff - Communications Coordinator
Pert was first drawn to One Day's Wages due to his interest in the issue of human trafficking. Because he had worked with children his whole life in various capacities, he had a strong desire to help those children caught in the horrific practice that is human trafficking. He joined as a volunteer on the marketing team in 2009 to help raise awareness of the various issues of extreme global poverty that One Day's Wages aims to alleviate.
Pert lives in Seattle, where he was born and raised, and enjoys playing basketball, strumming his guitar, and taking long naps on the beach.
Michael Chew | Volunteer Staff - Community Relations Coordinator
Michael Chew is one of the Community Relations Coordinator at One Day's Wages. He has helped out with One Day's Wages for over 2 years, and is currently helping out as volunteer staff with ODW's school partnerships. Michael studied Global Development at Seattle Pacific University.
In his free time, he is an avid sports fan. He plays basketball to try to stay in shape while working at Costco.
Julie Hubbard | Intern - Grant Analyst
Julie is a recent graduate of Seattle Pacific University where she earned her degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies. Having studied global inequalities and spent a summer living in developing regions of Brazil, she is eager to continue her learning within the One Day’s Wages community as the Grant Analyst intern. She is particularly concerned with the marginalization of women and loves the ways good development can empower women as agents of change. Originally from Huntington Beach, California, her favorite activities include surfing, reading, running, hiking, and eating Molly Moon’s Honey Lavender ice cream.
Lari Wilson | Intern - Operations Coordinator
Lari recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Communication and Journalism. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she moved to Seattle to attend school and compete as a member of the SPU gymnastics team. An advocate of relief work, Lari hopes to one day serve in the PeaceCorps. She enjoys hiking, reading, volunteering, and being outdoors.