Interested in joining the board, e-mail us at and let us know what your interests are.

We're always looking for dedicated community members to add their skills to our board.

Kai Abrahamson, Board President

Kai is a newer member of the community, most recently moved here from a small town in northern Minnesota and he is excited to get to know more about Olympia. He has a passion for most things outdoors so if he is not volunteering for Mpowerment, Pizza Klatch, or Capital City Pride, he will most likely be found in one of the many great PNW trails.

Daniel Bumbarger, Treasurer

Daniel joined Mpowerment Olympia in 2011 as a volunteer. He served as a volunteer coordinator until Mpowerment Washington was incorporated in 2014. Originally from Pennsylvania, Daniel worked for almost a decade in management for Walmart. He now works for the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner as a Management Analyst.

Herman Claudius, Secretary

Born in Norway, Herman moved to Washington in pursuit of an education before settling down. He loves being involved in the community and is currently serving as board secretary.

Lucas Miller, Community Liaison

Lucas Scott Miller moved to WA from the east coast in 2003, and is active in many local GLBTQ+ organizations, including MpowermentWA, PFLAG-Olympia, Pizza Klatch and Capital City Pride. He is also president of the Trans Advocacy Group of Olympia and host of the show T-Time in Olympia on TCM.

Allison Spector

Allison obtained a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Western Washington University and a joint Juris Doctor and Masters in Business Administration from Willamette University.  Allison works for the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Office of Equal Opportunity as a Title VI and Equity Analyst.  Outside of work, Allison volunteers as a designated guardian ad litem for kids in foster care and active in her local city government.

Rory Summerson

I am a political activist, nature enthusiast, climate protector, and liberator of the defenseless, we must fight that good fight, let's do it together!

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