Meet SheJumps Board Members: Q&A with Stacy Townes
Welcome to the Board of Directors: Stacy Townes. We’re excited to have you and learn more about you.
I'm currently a Strategic Advisor and project-based management consultant at Zeevo Group LLC, which provides business, finance, and information technology consulting services and products to a broad range of clients representing such key industries as aircraft leasing, technology, and consumer products. I have an extensive track record of solving critical problems faced by finance teams in internal audit, corporate governance and compliance, risk management, and intellectual property. Prior to joining Zeevo Group, I held numerous leadership roles for nearly a decade at Intellectual Ventures based in Bellevue, Washington, with my most recent role leading its Internal Audit function. Additionally, I spent many years at Deloitte, often traveling the globe, providing advisory services on behalf of Deloitte’s top-tier clients.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration focusing on Marketing and Management Information Systems from the University of Washington and am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Internal Auditor (CIA). I live in Seattle with my husband, Lewis, and our three children, which keep us busy (and entertained) indoors and out! When not adventuring with my family, you can find me skiing, golfing, paddleboarding, hiking, upcycling/thrifting, or planning their next travel adventure.
Q: Place of work, title, location.
A: Zeevo Group LLC, Strategic Advisor and Consultant, Seattle, WA
Q: Why did you join SheJumps as a board member?
A: To create increased awareness and visibility about SheJumps, whose mission speaks directly to my passions, interests, and values. Additionally, I want to offer my strong business acumen and diverse skillset to enrich the organizatoin and board further. Having grown up in the PNW, we are often spoiled with the rich diversity of outdoor activities available at our fingertips. For my family and I, being outdoors is food for our soul and provides a restorative and tangible learning environment with each and every adventure. If I can help promote outdoor education and its benefits while increasing the accessibility and inclusivity of individuals outdoors, especially as a shared experience with my daughter – you can always count me in!
Q: What goal of the SheJumps Strategic Plan is the most important to you?
A: “Expand accessibility and inclusivity of SJ programs, offerings, and community for girls and women of all backgrounds.”
Q: What do you hope to contribute to the SheJumps Board of Directors?
A: A diverse professional experience in Finance, Program, and Risk Management that can be leveraged as SheJumps continues its strong growth trajectory. I want to make meaningful connections as a Board Member both internally and across my network with a focus on increased awareness nationally of SheJumps.
Q: What is your vision for SheJumps?
A: That SheJumps continues to build upon its foundational program offerings by providing a wide variety of skills (technical/leadership), tools, classes, and experiences for all individuals across all seasons of outdoor play.
Now, it’s time for the lightning round:
Q: Outdoor activity of choice (pick one, two if you must)?
A: Any activity outdoors – but if I must choose skiing and hiking.
Q: Who inspires you to go outside and why?
A: My family and, in particular, my children. Enjoying the outdoors through their eyes is magical. Kids truly stop to smell the lemon balm or contemplate which scat is that – which forces us all to slow down and be present. This has allowed me to step back, appreciate their sense of wonder and adventure even more, and celebrate all our successes (and attempts) along the way.
Q: Where is your favorite place to go outside or on an adventure?
A: I don’t play favorites – you’ll always find me looking for the next unique experience in a new location.
Q: How has the outdoors benefited your health and overall physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being?
A: Too many benefits to count! Sometimes just stepping outdoors to take in a deep breath of fresh air and the sounds of nature is enough to restore my physical and emotional well-being. Prioritizing getting outside and the benefits of self-care is extremely important to me. Connect with Stacy on LinkedIn and Instagram.