Dan was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. At the age of 22, he moved to the West Coast and never left (well, at least not for too long). Dan has enjoyed a long and successful career as a commercial real estate investor and developer. He was excited to combine his expertise in this arena with his love for cool buildings to create block 41. When he’s not busy at work, he might be found road biking, kite boarding in some warm, sunny place or leading an architectural tour in downtown Seattle. Dan would not be excited at the prospect of living in outer space but says he might consider it if he knew there was authentic Italian food up there.
Heli was born and raised in Finland. In her early 20’s she moved to Seattle “for a year” and is still here. For many years, Heli was in the travel industry running her own business but found her passion more recently in the events world. She enjoys a good adventure in the outdoors and trying new things, which most recently includes mountain biking. If she was up in outer space, she couldn’t live without her kids and a good lip balm.
JORDAN ROSE SCHWARTZ
Jordan was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana. Traveling around the world provided her with the culture and perspective she needed but at 36, she decided to move to the city and here she is. Jordan seems to enjoy learning, with an elementary ed teaching and art degree, 2 years of nursing and a paralegal certificate. Over the last 10 years, she has worked heavily in event, project and facilities management. Jordan loves to draw, play the guitar and sing, run, ride and hang with horses and eat cake.
Tristan was born in Great Falls, Montana and from a young age, raised in Seattle. He is a theatrical lighting, scenery and projection designer and he produces corporate events around the world. Tristan has always wanted to learn how to fly, so when he has the time, he is going to take seaplane flying lessons. He wouldn’t be able to live without burritos, it just wouldn’t be worth it and he would miss skiing the most if he went to live in space.
Carl was born in Memphis but says he has never really grown up, that is so childish. His background is in import business management and accounting and at some point, he would love to find more time for photography and astronomy……if he ever slows down. If he was in space, he would miss Earth food that you don’t squeeze from a tube. He would miss his cat as well but he is way too dangerous for zero gravity. Meow.
Social Media Coordinator
We were lucky to find McKenzi right as she was graduating from The Art Institute of Seattle with a degree in business as well as fashion marketing and management. We are VERY glad she didn’t move back to Tri-Cities. As if working as a merchandise coordinator and a social media coordinator isn’t enough, she also founded and runs her own non-profit, Forever Fighters! The next time a pie eating contest rolls into town, she would win if the pie had an Oreo crust. YUM! She would enter said contest wearing bell bottom jeans, the fashion trend that she is hoping will resurface in a major way-even though it already kind of has. They look great with high heels!
Elaine is a proud born and raised Ballard girl. She has enjoyed working in many aspects of the event world for the the last 15 years, including catering, event planning, rental management and now venue management at Block 41. At some point in life, she would like to take up basket weaving on the beaches of Costa Rica and if she could develop an app, it would be a reminder of what you have in your spice cabinet, as when you are out shopping, you can never remember what you already own! If Elaine were to live in space, she couldn’t live without her son, who is her sun, moon and stars.
Guest Relations Coordinator
Greg was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. He enjoyed being a banquet server for years and now, he is enjoying life as a gentleman of leisure. He doesn’t have time for technology, he will leave that to his grandboys and if he was in space, he couldn’t live without A WOMAN and would miss his mother the most.