Michael Welke joined our staff as our new Provider Relations Manager in early February, thanks to Companis, a Seattle-area nonprofit that matches skilled professionals with volunteer and stipend-supported service opportunities throughout King and Snohomish counties. Companis has matched us with 31 professionals since our founding in 2006.
Michael will be building our network of licensed massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, eastern medicine practitioners, and wellness and fitness coaches. He will also identify specialties where we need more providers and work to fill gaps in particular regions of our service area that lack good access.
Michael has a fascinating background. Those with children may know him as an integral part of the Not-Its!, a world-renowned band focusing on children’s music. They have traveled the globe and are eager to get back to live performances. If you are a bit older, you may remember him as the drummer, from 2005–2009, for Harvey Danger, an alternative rock band with great success in the US and abroad.
Michael is also a newlywed, marrying in Mexico just before the pandemic hit. His 13-year-old son was his best person, and Michael personally made the wedding outfits for both himself and his husband. (Michael has also recently started a clothing brand!)
In addition to his many talents and hobbies, Michael has a background rich in project management and event planning. He comes to us with a wide range of experiences, and we are so excited to see how he tackles this next role.
We look forward to sharing the great results of Michael’s work as we grow our provider network.
Special thanks to Companis
We also want to thank our partner, Companis, which strives to create healthier and stronger communities through the focused engagement of its service-inspired professionals. Their work enables their nonprofit partners to grow and build capacity, and meet new challenges.