Senior Manager of Incubation

Ellen joined Ventures. in 2013

Ellen oversees the incubation programs at Ventures – the retail store at Pike Place Market, the Word of Mouth food truck, commercial kitchen and packaged food program.

Prior to joining Ventures in 2013, Ellen ran her own small business bookkeeping business, specializing in restaurant and retail accounting. She also owned and operated restaurants in Seattle’s Belltown and Queen Anne neighborhoods for 11 years.

Ellen is enthusiastic about encouraging small business development, so is excited to use her experience in the “for-profit” world to help small businesses with limited resources to access the professional services they need to be successful.

Ellen’s coworkers describe her: “Ellen is extremely dedicated to helping clients learn the ins and outs of their business and bookkeeping. Her dedication paired with a great depth of knowledge and experience makes her a valuable resource for clients. Ellen’s wit and great sense of humor also make her fun to work with!”