Business Impact NW Staff
Joe Sky-Tucker, MSW
President & CEO
Joe Sky-Tucker has over twenty years’ experience working in the nonprofit world in a variety of positions and organizations including direct experience working with at risk youth and families in crisis, fund development, and strategic planning. Currently he works as the President and CEO of Business Impact NW, an asset building/community lender that specializes in supporting small and micro-businesses; helping them to achieve financial stability. He has also worked with “at-risk” youth in mental health settings including working with foster care youth, children in locked psychiatric settings, and group homes. Joe Sky-Tucker has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle.
Managing Director & COO
Danielle Moser is the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Business Impact NW, and is responsible for the oversight and ensuring of proper operations of the organization. Prior, Danielle served within the Development & Communications Department as the Director of Development & Communications, responsible for fundraising, brand, and marketing. Danielle worked under contract with Business Impact NW beginning December, 2016 and was hired on as a full-time staff member as of April, 2017. Prior to joining Business Impact NW, Ms. Moser served as Development Officer for ArtsWest after serving on their Board of Directors, and as a high school English and History teacher before joining the nonprofit fundraising world. She brings a wide array of skills to her position derived from past experiences. Ms. Moser completed her Masters in Teaching degree from Seattle University, and her Bachelors Degree from Boston University.
HR Specialist and Bookkeeper
Ashley Clark moved to Seattle from San Francisco, California in 2010 looking for a change of scenery and lifestyle. She studied English and Media Studies at the University of San Francisco and attended cosmetology school. It was during school that she began working at the front desk of a nearby salon and discovered a knack for small business management. She quickly progressed from receptionist to salon manager and has continued to develop her administrative career in a variety of industries. Other than salons, she has worked in insurance, private post-secondary education, accounting, and now the non-profit sector. She currently works as office manager and executive assistant for Business Impact NW and supports its mission to empower entrepreneurs from underserved communities.
Office and Executive Administrator
Alexa is currently the Office and Executive Administrator at Business Impact NW. Her responsibilities include supporting managers in the facilitation of large group meetings, providing administrative assistance including scheduling for CEO and COO, and working directly with the Chief Operating Officer to implement and maintain office-wide systems and processes. Additional duties include facilitating the orderly function of the office, building maintenance and maintaining vendor relationships, and providing event logistics, coordination and execution. Prior to joining Business Impact NW, Alexa Served 12 years in the military, serving 3 tours overseas. She also started her own small business which ran successfully for two years before shutting down due to the COVID pandemic. Alexa has a passion for business, equality, and inspiring and helping others be successful.
Strategic Partner & Diversity Officer
Alyssa Pizarro is the Strategic Partner & Diversity Officer at Business Impact NW. Alyssa is responsible for the organization’s relationships and diversity focus. Before this, Alyssa served as the Corporate Giving Officer at Business Impact NW for a year and a half. Alyssa’s previous nonprofit experience was in the Development Department at Yoga Behind Bars, from career beginnings as a 10-year fashion sales manager and director in New York before moving to Seattle in 2013. Alyssa has combined her passion for social justice and community engagement with her corporate experience to culminate in her current role at Business Impact NW. She completed one year of her MBA at Northeastern University and has a Bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Albany, with a double major in Anthropology & Women’s Studies. Alyssa is also a yoga instructor, a pup-mom, a forever-learner, and a fair-weather jogger.
Community Development and Policy Manger
Maddie completed her Masters in Social Work at University of Washington, with a concentration in Administration and Policy Practice. She has an undergraduate degree from Seattle Pacific University. Maddie has worked at non-profits in Washington, Thailand and Washington, D.C. She enjoys reading, visiting museums, and listening to podcasts.