MEET THE STAFF

The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict aspires to be a trusted, effective advocate and partner in community development, both within and beyond Capitol Hill. As urban planners and community organizers, we test innovative solutions, advocate for policy changes, and share learning across a range of issues and projects.

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DONNA MOODIE

Executive Director of the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict & Executive Vice President of Community Development at Community Roots Housing

Donna Moodie, owner of Marjorie restaurant, brings years of engagement with both the Capitol Hill and Central District business communities to the EcoDistrict. Donna has been on several mayor-appointed commissions and councils, she was a founding board member of the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation, and she chaired the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas Board. As a consultant, Donna has advised food business startups and architects on diversity and inclusion. Born in Jamaica, raised in Chicago, and now a resident of Seattle for over 20 years, Donna is well acquainted with the interconnectedness of social justice, community building, and neighborhood activism.

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ERIN FRIED

EcoDistrict Deputy Director

Erin joined the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict after holding posts in several nonprofit organizations and NGOs that focused on community-based solutions for issues related to immigration, education, post-conflict rebuilding, and the environment. Before working with the EcoDistrict and Community Roots Housing, Erin spent five years serving as the Executive Director of Old Growth Northwest, a volunteer arts organization that provided creative writing opportunities to underrepresented groups. She also trained as a restorative justice facilitator with the Seattle Restorative Justice Initiative. Erin holds a BA in Creative Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as an MA in International Affairs from the Fletcher School and an MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.

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Brooke Bradford

EcoDistrict Community Development Coordinator

Brooke joined the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict in 2021. Brooke is a Seattle Central District native whose interest in land use and urban planning was sparked by living in the heart of a major city. She graduated from Chapman University with a BS in Environmental Science and Policy and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management at the University of Washington. To keep engaged with community involvement and activism, she serves as a board member for the YMCA Social Impact Center. Her passions include green infrastructure, environmental equity, as well as inclusive and affordable sustainability practices. Brooke hopes to continue advocating for her neighbors and community members in the Capitol Hill area. 

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MiKayla Cole

EcoDistrict Intern

MiKayla joined the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict in 2022. Mikayla is an Atlanta native. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Biology with a minor in sustainability and is currently pursuing a master's degree in City and Regional Planning with a concentration in community development at Clemson. Her passions include advocating for affordable housing and better housing policies in the future.