Kendal Swinski

Community Manager

Hi, I’m Kendal, one of Impact Hub Seattle’s Community Managers.

Originally from Baltimore, I came to Seattle over 20 years ago to study nutrition at Bastyr University.  I lived in a student co-op in the U-district during my time at Bastyr and upon graduating became a single mom!  The next step for me was to start another, smaller co-op household and proceeded to spend the next decade in the foodservice industry and as an entrepreneur.  In 2010, I opened Kendal’s Kitchen – a healthy, heat and serve home meal delivery service which enjoyed 6 successful years of growth before I closed it in 2016.  After closing and catching my breath, I decided to work toward the pursuit of an MBA degree.  I wanted something new, something that would allow me to use my skills in user experience, systems-thinking, innovation and love of learning.  As is true of many of us “Hubsters” – I want to help make the world a better place. I began studying for the GMAT and volunteered for the Host program as a way to gain access to this vibrant community while I was out of work and building my new trajectory.

Joining the Impact Hub team as Community Manager was not in the original set of plans when I set about to pursue the MBA.  However, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work more closely with a project I believe in.  I plan to apply to the evening program at Seattle University so I can have my cake and eat it too!

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