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Board of Directors

Ashley Stewart


Ashley Stewart is technology and finance reporter for the Puget Sound Business Journal. Previously, Ashley covered the Oregon statehouse for Northwest News Network, a collaboration of NPR-affiliate stations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. She has covered the Washington State Legislature for KUOW, TVW – Washington’s public affairs network – and The Seattle Times.

Stewart last year graduated from the University of Washington, where she helped launch the student SPJ chapter. She’s been on the SPJ Wash board since then and previously served as treasurer. Find her on Twitter: @ashannstew.

Ashley Stewart
Caley Cook

Caley Cook

Past President

Caley Cook teaches journalism in the University of Washington Department of Communication and has over a decade of experience as a reporter and editor. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times,, San Diego CityBeat, Orlando Weekly, San Diego Union-Tribune, VIBE magazine, CBS Sports, and others.

Cook won the 2013 Nevada Press Association Outstanding Journalist of the Year award as well as their 2013 Freedom of the Press Award for work investigating law enforcement corruption. She led an investigative team at the Elko Daily Free Press that took home the NPA award for investigative work for a series on DUI.

Cook has an M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California Annenberg School. She served as a research fellow at USC Annenberg and at University of Colorado-Boulder.

Cook is also a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Center for Investigative Reporting. She has contributed to multiple books, including “Journalism of Ideas” (2013, Routledge) and is a regular speaker at writing and journalism conferences across the country.

Daniel Person


Daniel Person’s journalism career has more or less followed Interstate 90 to Seattle. His first job out of college was at Big Horn County News in Hardin, Montana. From there, he moved to Bozeman, where he was a reporter and later city editor at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

Person did a short stint as a deputy city editor at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane before joining Seattle Weekly as the managing web editor in 2012. After a spell of freelancing, he returned to the Weekly in 2015, where he now serves as news editor. In 2015 he co-wrote a book, 26 Songs in 30 Days, about Woody Guthrie’s time in the Pacific Northwest.

In his spare time he volunteers for Creative Colloquy, a South Sound literary group, and enjoys writing fiction and drinking beer, sometimes at the same time.

Daniel Person, SPJ Western Washington board of directors, 2018
Dan Catchpole

Dan Catchpole

Board Member

Dan Catchpole loves being a journalist. He loves having a job that can make a difference in people’s lives. Currently, he covers the Boeing Co. and aerospace for the Everett Herald. Previously, he worked for the Associated Press, the Yakima Herald-Republic and as editor of the SnoValley Star, a community weekly. He also worked as a stringer in Tbilisi, where he covered the aftermath of Russia’s war with Georgia in 2008 for the Christian Science-Monitor and the Washington Times.

Catchpole thinks making databases is fun, and has spoken at the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting’s annual conference. He has been part of teams whose reporting was nationally recognized. The best professional compliment he ever received came from the Yakima chief of police: “Catchpole’s a pain in the ass, but he gets my quotes right.”

He lives in the Seattle-area with his wife and their three children. He grew up outside Boston and loves the Red Sox.

Karen Ducey

Board Member

Karen Ducey is a documentary photographer and writer and founder of Animal News Northwest, SPC an independent news site reporting on animal protection issues. Her photography, rooted in social justice and environmental issue reporting, has been published in The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post,, Marketplace radio, the New York Times, Crosscut and many others.

Ducey was a staff photographer at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Indianapolis Star and the Puget Sound Business Journal for over ten years. Two stories she produced on her independent news site helped influence bills in the 2016 Washington state legislative sessions. In 2011 she directed a documentary short film that was screened at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Her work has been honored by ASNE Community Service Photojournalism (finalist), DART coverage of Trauma (finalist), Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism (finalist), Society of Professional Journalists, the News Photographers Press Association Best of Photojournalism, and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. In 2011 she was a Knight Digital Media Center, News Entrepreneur boot camp fellow and in 2017 she was a Darrell Barton Foundation scholar at the NPPA news video workshop. She also serves as past-president on the board of Blue Earth Alliance, a Seattle-based organization supporting the work of documentary photographers and filmmakers worldwide. Twitter: @karenducey

Karen Ducey, SPJ Western Washington board of directors, 2018
Susannah Frame, SPJ Western Washington board of directors, 2018

Susannah Frame

Board Member

Susannah Frame is the Chief Investigative Reporter at KING 5. Her stories have exposed many wrongs, including government waste, real estate fraud, homeland security breaches, civil rights violations of the disabled, and the mismanagement of nuclear waste. Frame’s investigations have led to changes in public policy, congressional and Dept. of Justice investigations, federal indictments and created new state laws.

Frame is on the Board of Directors for the Society of Professional Journalists, Western Washington Chapter, and is a frequent lecturer for groups such as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Washington State Bar Association, Rotary, and the University of Washington Department of Communication.

Frame has also won many journalism and civic awards for reporting in the public interest.

Genna Martin

Board Member

Genna Martin is currently a staff photographer at She previously worked at the Everett Herald for three years and at the Advocate in Victoria, TX.  She is an Oregonian at heart and loves to travel places off the beaten path.

While at the Herald, Genna was a part of the team covering the devastating Oso landslide and its aftermath. She was awarded with the 2015 New Journalist of the Year Award by the Society for Professional Journalists and was also part of the breaking news team that was awarded last year’s national Sigma Delta Chi award for the Herald’s coverage of the Marysville-Pilchuck shooting.

Genna loves that her job allows her to learn new things and meet new people every day. She strives to encourage compassion and perspective in viewers through her visual storytelling.

Genna Martin
Matt Mills McKnight, SPJ Western Washington board of directors, 2018

Matt Mills McKnight

Board Member

Matt Mill McKnight is staff visual journalist at and KCTS 9, where he finds himself covering the news of our city as it is happening. He previously worked as a freelance photographer in the region for various news organizations. During that time, he was also a photo editor & content producer at MSN News & Bing’s editorial apps.

In 2015, McKnight was awarded the inaugural SPJ WW Passion Projects grant for his work covering Big Oil in the American West, after traveling on numerous occasions to follow life along the proposed route for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Mike Rosenberg

Board Member


Mike Rosenberg, SPJ Western Washington board of directors, 2018
Erika Schultz, SPJ Western Washington board of directors, 2018

Erika Schultz

Board Member

Erika Schultz works as a staff photographer for The Seattle Times and as part-time faculty at The University of Washington.

In 2017, Pictures of the Year International awarded Schultz an award of excellence for Newspaper Photographer of the Year. Her video work with Corinne Chin won second place for Individual Multimedia Portfolio in NPPA’s 2017 Best of Photojournalism Awards, as well as an honorable mention for Cliff Edom’s “New America Award.”

Schultz’s work has been recognized by the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, National Edward R. Murrow Awards, The Alexia Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, and was a finalist for the 2010 and 2013 ASNE Community Service Photojournalism award. She also was part of The Seattle Times’ 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning team for Breaking News Reporting. She also is a co-founder of NW Photojournalism.

Ana Sofia Knauf

Board Member

Ana Sofia Knauf is a reporter for The Evergrey and focuses on hyperlocal news coverage and connecting communities across the city. She graduated from University of Washington’s Journalism and Germanics programs in 2013.

As a reporter, Knauf hopes to help support diverse voices in media and consistently cover issues affecting communities of color. She has reported on a variety of topics, including refugee issues, environmental justice, city politics, arts, and food. Her work has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle Globalist, Grist, Crosscut, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Met, The Seattle Times, and The International Examiner.

Follow her on Twitter for snark, overthinking and news @asknauf.

Ana Sofia Knauf
Sarah Toce, SPJ Western Washington board of directors, 2018

Sarah Toce

Board Member

Global Influencer and Publisher.

Award-winning journalist Sarah Toce was honored with the 2017 Community Builder Award by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. In June, she was recognized as one of the most powerful journalists of 2017 by Curve magazine. She was also the recipient of the distinguished 2016 LGBT Leadership Award from the Washington Diversity Council.

In 2014, she was named one of GO Magazine’s Red Hot Entrepreneurs. In 2012, the McCormick Foundation named Sarah one of their New Media Women Entrepreneurs for her work developing and publishing Seattle’s daily LGBT online newspaper – The Seattle Lesbian. In its first year alone, The Seattle Lesbian reached a threshold of one million readers on a global scale.

Toce currently serves on the boards of the Society of Professional Journalists – Washington Chapter, GALECA -The LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Association, the Family Equality Council’s West Coast Advisory Committee, and is a founding member of Seattle Women’s Pride and Burien Pride.

Follow her on Twitter or be left behind @sarahtoce.

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