Juliet Vong, board president
President, HBB Landscape Architecture
Juliet is a landscape architect in Seattle with public and private clients throughout the Puget Sound Region. She creates unique places that reinforce community identity and appeal to diverse users. Her experience working with parkour athletes in the design of public space highlights an opportunity to activate the urban environment in a new and innovative way. Juliet collaborated with Parkour Visions to incorporate parkour-friendly design elements in the North Transfer Station redevelopment project before joining the board in 2015. She is a member of the Green Building Council in the Cascadia Region and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Joe McSwiney - Treasurer
President, SOG Knives & Tools LLC
Joe started training in parkour back in 2009 having been inspired by Sébastien Foucan in the movie Casino Royale. Soon after he joined the board of Parkour Visions to contribute to driving parkour as a movement, in addition to just doing the moves. As a day job Joe is CEO of SOG Knives and Tools and prior to that he served as President with the outdoor sporting Goods company Cascade Designs. Joe's other activism roles include: founding director of the European Association for Conversation (EOCA), co-chair on the Eco Index (now called the Higg Index), co-chair of the European Outdoor Group sustainability committee, volunteer mentor to the local Seattle Impact Hub, Vice President of the Irish Exporters Association and ad hoc start-up adviser. When not engaged in parkour Joe enjoys mountain biking, trail running, bouldering, snowboarding and long-boarding. Joe is a lifelong martial arts practitioner and when not jumping over or hitting something he collects retro games with his son, Joe Jr.. Joe is married with three kids and a dog. He holds an MBA from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Cork Institute of Technology.
Jason W. Bay - secretary
Senior Product Manager, Amazon
Jason has been building software and managing technical and creative teams for over a decade, including experience running an 80-person video game development studio. He specializes in organizational design, business development, strategic planning and execution, and building and growing cross-functional teams. He has been an invited presenter at international conferences of game developers, and regularly speaks at Seattle area colleges and universities. He's a published author both online and in print books and magazines, and is the founder of the top video game careers website online, GameIndustryCareerGuide.com. Jason is currently a Senior Product Manager for Amazon's video game development services platform, Amazon Lumberyard.
Margaret Flatness - education advisor
High School Teacher & School Administrator, Hutch School
Margaret learned of Parkour Visions through her own children, which inspired a partnership with Parkour Visions and Hutch School in 2015. She brings 25 years of teaching experience and leadership to the board and hopes to see parkour’s connection and presence grow within local school communities. Margaret holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Antioch University and has recently earned an additional endorsement to teach English Language Learners. She is passionate about schools and education, and celebrates opportunities for young people to be active. Margaret lives in Woodinville with her husband and twin sons.
Zachary Cohn started training parkour in 2006 in Maryland. He cofounded the parkour community in Rochester, ran the front page of AmericanParkour.com and was a member of the APK Alliance. He joined the board of Parkour Visions in 2010 when he moved to Seattle. When he's not jumping on things, Zac is an entrepreneur who started a company in the travel space, and has helped run several consultancies. Most recently he spent 2 years at 18F working for the federal government, helping agencies build and buy better technology.
Director of Development, ACLU of Washington
Brian “Ox” Tracey
Program Coordinator, Seattle MESA
Manager, Goodwill of the Olympic and Rainier Region