LaTonya Brown was born in Washington, DC and raised in Seattle, where she has been a lifelong resident.
Before joining the Clark office, LaTonya worked for former Councilmember Jim Compton as a Legislative Assistant. Her career also includes working as a Human Services Coordinator for the Office of Economic Development where she helped organize the Help for Working Families initiative. Now known as People Point, the program connects individuals and families to Federal and State benefits. LaTonya loves technology and aspires to be an IT guru. In her spare time she likes traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Jesse Gilliam joined Councilmember Clark's office in 2012. He was most recently at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound where he served as the Director of Community Engagement and Advocacy. He has also worked in Seattle at Lifelong AIDS Alliance and in Washington, DC at an international health organization called Advocates for Youth. When in college, Jesse founded a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth advocacy event called the Day of Silence Project. Jesse has a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in public policy and women's studies from the George Washington University in DC. He lives in West Seattle with his partner, Jamie, and two furry 30 pound dogs.
Originally from the coast of North Carolina, Kelsey has lived in Seattle since 2001. She joined Councilmember Clark's office after two years in the City's Office of Intergovernmental Relations. Prior to coming to the city, Kelsey worked for nearly ten years at Food Lifeline, where she advocated for local, state, and federal solutions to ending hunger, and initially, she put her Women's Studies degree from UNC-Chapel Hill to work supporting survivors of domestic violence. Kelsey covers housing and economic development in Councilmember Clark's office, among other issues. She has a master's degree in Policy Studies from UW Bothell and most enjoys spending a sunny day relaxing in the sand at Golden Gardens after a run.