Meet Our Board
Ken Takahashi is the Development Finance Advisor at the City of Seattle – Office of Economic Development with over 18 years of economic development experience. He is the lead manager for the City’s economic development financing programs including the New Markets Tax Credit program, SBA 7a loan program (in partnership with CDFI Grow America
Virginia Calvin is an entrepreneur who owned a children’s apparel design and manufacturing company for 13 years in Seattle, WA. Originally outsourcing the product manufacture to Hong Kong and British Columbia, she eventually shifted production to her family-owned factory in Seattle. She joined the Board of Directors of Evergreen in 1996 and has always
found it fascinating to see what other small businesses are doing, what goals and opportunities they perceive, and how they make their financial decisions. In 2001 she sold her business to a New Jersey firm and has since worked as a residential real estate broker for Windermere Real Estate. Virginia is bilingual in Spanish and English, with a BA from University of Colorado and an MA from the University of Michigan. She lives in South Seattle.
Rosario Arias De Carroll
Finance Division. Prior to joining Columbia she was a Senior Vice President at Key Bank with responsibility for credit risk management of Home Builder Finance, Community Development Lending and Income Property Real Estate. She also served as a corporate ethics officer. Karen holds an MBA from Seattle Pacific University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Saint Mary where she has served as a Board Trustee.