People

Erin Ingle

Development Director

Erin Ingle is a homegrown Pacific North-Westerner committed to social engagement and environmental stewardship. After years as a friend and fan of Sawhorse Revolution, she now has a place on the team. Erin graduated cum laude in 2011 with a BA in English (Creative Writing) & Spanish Literature. Outside of Sawhorse, she tries to change the world with laughter as a nationally touring stand-up comedian.

Meg Hartwig

Program Director

Meg Hartwig is an artist, carpenter and educator living and working in Seattle. Hartwig was born and raised in great Midwestern state of Michigan and is currently a ten year resident of the Emerald City. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Illustration In Michigan, a Post Baccalaureate in Ceramics from Louisiana State University, worked hard and adventurously in between and throughout, and later earned a Masters of Fine Arts, 3D4M, at the University of Washington. Hartwig has been hammering away since and will soon be focusing on a fall solo show while continuing to labor away at other Sisyphean endeavors.

Lu Rukhadze

Program Coordinator

Lu Rukhadze is our newest Sawhorse member. After receiving their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago they moved to Seattle and have found it to be a generous and welcoming home. With a background in both metal and wood Lu has worked in various facets of building ranging from industrial architecture to furniture fabrication. Lu has had a long history of working with youth including teaching art to queer students in a camp setting in Vermont, and leading a build/design garden program in Chicago. In Lu’s opinion working for Sawhorse is the perfect merger of hands on education, community based projects, and building. They couldn’t be happier to be part of the team.

Sam Schultz

Program Director

Sam Schultz graduated with a Masters in Architecture from North Dakota State University and worked professionally as a designer on community development and rural healthcare projects for Native American reservations across the Midwest. She spent her free time entertaining a love for building and sawdust by flipping her own home and volunteering across the US and abroad on design-build projects for communities in need. She left the design world for an carpentry job where she framed houses and drafted permitting plans with a small construction crew in Minnesota. Managing programs for Sawhorse Revolution over the past year and a half has been the perfect blending of her design and construction skills with her passions for hands-on education and humanitarian aid.

Sarah Smith

Executive Director

Sarah Smith is an educator, jill-of-many-trades, and co-founder of Sawhorse Revolution. She received a BA in English Literature from the University of Puget Sound, graduated in 2008, and promptly realized the importance of hands-on skills training. Since then, she has been working to develop experiential learning programs for youth. Smith received a Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2012, and has been working at Sawhorse since graduating. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and time with friends and family.

Elliott Wolfe

Build Coordinator

Elliott is a third-generation builder in South Seattle with two decades of construction experience. He began working as a house framer at the age of 15, has a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Washington, and owned a construction firm, E.M. Wolfe Construction LLC. He started with Sawhorse as a volunteer in 2015 and is looking forward to teaching the next generation. Elliott also serves on the Board of Directors of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and knows American Sign Language.

Crystal Day

Secretary - Board of Directors

Project Architect at NBBJ, Vice President of the National Organization on Minority Architects NW Chapter, and Member of the AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable, Crystal brings social justice, design, and marketing expertise to the Board.

Kuljinder Dhillon

Board of Directors

Kuljinder has been an attorney and public defender for 15+ years in the Seattle area. She works closely with the King County Public Defenders Office and continues to represent youth accused of serious crimes at Juvenile Court through the Assigned Counsel Panel.

Jescelle Major

Board of Directors

Holding degrees in Sustainability and the Built Environment from the University of Florida and Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University, Jescelle is now Change Management Specialist at Gensler.

Andrew Marsters

Vice President - Board of Directors

M.S. in Construction Management from the University of Washington. A former project engineer with Sabey Corporation and BN Builders, Andrew now works on the development end for Hadley Properties; he has been part of Sawhorse Revolution as a builder and volunteer since day 1.

Adam Nishimura

Board of Directors *on sabbatical

Founder of Sawhorse Revolution. Adam received a MA in Biomedical and Health Informatics and an MD from the University of Washington Medical School where he completed residency in family and community medicine. He has over 10 years of experience in carpentry, nonprofit organizing, and social justice advocacy.

Emily Noel

Treasurer - Board of Directors

Emily brings extensive nonprofit and financial management experience to her role with Sawhorse, with a MSc from the London School of Economics and 5 years working in fundraising for the Mountaineers in Seattle.

Bob Perkins

President - Board of Directors

Former executive director of Youth in Focus and Center for Wooden Boats. Bob has more than 15 years in nonprofit organization and management. Former Boatwright and commercial boat repairman, Bob is currently a carpenter and Board President extraordinaire.