Marshan Moultry, Cofounder, Co-CEO, Artistic Director
Marshan is an accomplished musician with 30 years of choir conducting, vocal coaching, and service/ministry experience. He moved to Seattle from California after serving for 14 years as the Associate Pastor of Worship & Music at Quail Lakes Baptist Church in Stockton, where he grew and led a 140+ member choir, praise team, orchestra, and band. He also supervised the Worship Arts staff of directors that led a children’s choir, orchestra, drama, multimedia, and dance departments.
Marshan has served as Co-Pastor and Minister of Music for Liberation United Church of Christ in Seattle, Choir Music Head for Interlocken International Summer Camp in Hillsboro, NH, and as the Associate Choir Director for the Marin City Community Choir. In addition, Marshan has led choir and ensemble tours in Kenya, South Africa, Romania, Spain, Italy, and Costa Rica.
Marshan has a dual B.A. in Vocal Music and Pastoral Counseling from University of the Pacific and an M.A. in Relationship and Pastoral Therapy from Seattle University. Marshan is an Individual, Couples and Family Therapist in private practice where he works primarily with BIPOC communities, building strategies to manage mental health diagnoses, self-empowerment, identity, and healing from racial, familial, occupational and relational trauma.
When not working, Marshan enjoys hosting dinner parties, traveling internationally, and occasionally doing nothing while lying on a beach.
Cindy Ogasawara (she/her), Cofounder, Co-CEO, President
Service is a way of life for Cindy, who has been a hospice volunteer, crisis counselor, meal deliverer, fair-trade-store worker, and Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia.
Resounding Love represents a happy marriage of two of her biggest interests: music and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Cindy has sung in gospel choirs; played organ, piano, and handbells in churches; been a trombonist in marching and jazz bands; and likes to noodle on the guitar and drums in her spare time.
In her “day job,” Cindy builds representation, fairness, and belonging as part of the DEI team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As the longest-tenured member of the DEI Center of Excellence with fourteen years at the foundation, she has worked with everyone from senior executives to the organization’s ten employee resource groups to design and implement strategy. In addition, she is a facilitator, instructor and moderator in a variety of venues designed to enable learning, leadership and growth.
Other peak career experiences include working on a multi-million-dollar lawsuit in federal district court and three austral summer seasons at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. When she has an hour of free time, she spends it thrift-store shopping, road biking, learning to play Hamilton songs on the piano, and/or hanging out with her husband and two small children.
Kara Laverde, Vice President
Kara is a [rare] northwest native. A social worker by training, she’s worked in primary care, family court, and with several local domestic violence nonprofit organizations. Currently Kara works as an organization development consultant helping individuals, teams, and organizations become more effective through a focus on learning and leadership development integrated with diversity, equity, and inclusion. She’s served on the boards of the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Program for Early Parent Support. Kara received her BA from Smith College and MSW from the University of Washington. Kara’s a mom to two young adults and two old cats.
Willie Mullins, Board Chair
Willie Mullins is an East Coast native, born and raised in Connecticut. He received his BA from Columbia University in New York City, where he majored in English with a minor in African American Studies. He went on to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and upon completion remained in New York, developing a career in theatre and music. In addition to performing, Willie is also the Head of the Styling Division for the agency Big Leo Productions, which represents photographers and stylists in the commercial photography industry. Relocating to the Seattle area in 2015, Willie has remained with Big Leo while also developing a commercial acting career locally. He is currently represented by Seattle’s TCM Talent and is in the midst of partnering with local artists to develop new music, as well as projects for both the stage and screen. He resides on Mercer Island with his husband.
Tracy Bowens, Vice Chair, Sergeant-at-Arms, Director of Member Care
Tracy Bowens has served on the board of directors with Seattle Women’s Chorus (SWC) and Seattle Men’s Chorus (SMC) for six years. She is also a former singing member of SWC and has been active with Seattle Choruses for 8 years. Since joining the SWC board, she has participated in the search for the organization’s Executive Director and Artistic Director. She is currently co-chair of the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the Seattle Choruses and serves as liaison to GALA Choruses (GLBT choral movement).
Gretchen Hawley, Treasurer, Director of Community & Social Engagement
Gretchen Hawley is a Seattle native, mother to three grown children, recently married to her childhood friend Jeff Hallstrom. Gretchen’s education and professional life focused on nutrition, first as an Army dietitian for three years during the Vietnam era, and later as an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University, and as a public health nutritionist for King County for >20 years. In the latter capacity, she served low income families from all over the world; she was immersed in cultural enrichment every working day, and derived great satisfaction from both learning from, and serving her clients. In her words: “Essentially I was paid to be kind and promote social justice – who could ask for more?” Gretchen has participated in 8 mission journeys to the Ixil region of Guatemala over the past two decades, and has witnessed the transformation of a generation of Indigenous families from extreme poverty and displacement created by a cultural revolution to a place of relative security, food security, and the opportunity to educate their children. She continues to devote time and treasure to this cause.
Dani Pike (she/her), Board Secretary
Dani is a native Utahan who transitioned to the Pacific Northwest in 2018. She comes to Resounding Love with a wealth of leadership experience. She has been a team manager for both Principal Financial Group in SLC, UT and Home Depot in Ogden, UT. She was an HR manager for Vista Outdoor and ran her own social media and marketing company. Currently Dani works in customer service for Amazon where she also leads and coordinates DEI awareness, instruction and reporting for her department. In her free time, she enjoys baking, cooking, and listening to good music as well hanging out with her family and friends.