Daisha is a writer, local investor, community philanthropist, consultant, and social entrepreneur who recently joined the small team working to build ASHHO Cultural Community and Job Training Center in Tumwater, Washington. She is excited to help root and grow this beautiful venture with her community and deepen her learning and perspective on local economic resilience in the months ahead.
Before joining ASHHO, Daisha served as Director of Community Programs for the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, where she was a firm advocate for social change and equitable funding practices centered on trust and relationships. She holds a Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University. She has spent 15 years learning from and contributing to several community-based organizations in various roles—staff, board member, strategy & communications consultant, donor, mentor, and volunteer.
When she is not fiddling with a system map, investing in local sauerkraut companies, or plotting a mutiny, you’ll find her teaching her three teen boys how to cook; wandering a rainforest, mountain, or beach on the lands of the Coast Salish people with her husband; writing science fiction; or around the fire with friends.