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About the Riveter

The Riveter is founded in a story that women in the workplace know well. We’ve worked hard to claim our seat at the table. In the end, we believe there is only one way for our voices to be heard, to make a difference and to create the life we want: To build a brand new — fundamentally different—table.

We invite women to take bigger risks: to write a business plan, to pitch a really smart idea, to raise her first round of venture funding, to launch a company. We’re an ally to every woman, anywhere, wherever she may find herself in her career. We’ve created a powerful network of support so she can start her second—or third—act.

The Riveter is more than a desk; it is a movement. We aren’t celebrities; we are working mothers. We are not a club; we are a community of changemakers. We own businesses and build brands. We find power in our numbers and to truly amplify our voices, we share what we know and who we know with each other. We welcome everyone, including men. We want all to have a place at this brand new table.

Amy and Kim

The Team

Amy Nelson, CEO, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Amy Nelson

Co-Founder and CEO

Amy believes in the power of women helping women. She is responsible for running all aspects of The Riveter, which she co-founded after a 10 year run as a corporate litigator and political fundraiser. Amy is a graduate of Emory and NYU Law, and mother to daughters Sloane and Reese. She loves to build forts with the girls and her husband Carl. Amy is excited to welcome daughter no. 3 in September 2017.

Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Jonna Bell

Head of Marketing

Jonna guides development of The Riveter’s brand, marketing, communications, and social engagement. A growth hacker, she has deep experience in large industries such as hospitality, new technology, e-commerce, higher education, and design. She’s passionate about women and small business and sits on the advisory boards of several startups in both technology and social. The Riveter is her second startup, her first disrupted youth sports apparel with local manufacturing and environmentally responsible sourcing.

Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Jessica Eggert

Head of Culture & Innovation

Jessica leads The Riveter’s community, culture, and professional and entrepreneurial development and programs, with a focus on creating an inclusive and collaborative experience for all of our members. Jessica has a background in global HR, learning and development, and inclusion and diversity, and believes strongly in providing access to women all of backgrounds to reach their goals and drive their own success. In her off hours, you can find Jessica exploring the world with her husband and son, speaking at conferences and events, and watching all-things created by Shonda Rhimes.
Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Carrie Maher

Head of Growth

An ambitious seeker, Carrie is known for tackling situations with intent, excitement and meaningful outcomes. Carrie spent 12 years in business development consulting roles, helping companies grow & address their most pressing challenges. She leads The Riveter’s membership growth & sales strategies and is “mama” to a toddler boy, Redding. When not engaged in all things Riveter, Carrie is traveling; singing & dancing with Redding and her husband Ryan; and conjuring up the next activity for her multi-media club.

Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Whit Nelson

Head of Technology

Whit is a developer who creates solutions and writes software for companies large and small. He also founded and co-owns a home brew supply shop in Chicago and does improv comedy in his spare time. Whit holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, where he belonged to the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society.

Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Alexandra Katz

Director of Community and Operations

A muti-passionate, Alex enjoys learning about people, crossing items off her to-do list, and seeking out charming, lesser-known establishments. A travel industry position lured her to Seattle where she was thrilled to become The Riveter’s first hire. Alex helps The Riveter create a home for connections and wellness.

Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Jennifer Cadence

Director of Community and Operations

Jen is The Riveter’s Jill-of-all-trades. Previously, she worked in radio and restaurants, toured as a singer-songwriter and graduated from the University of Washington. Jen likes to read several different books at once, hike with her dog, geek out on cocktails and wine, dive with sharks or volunteer with Tilth Alliance.

Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Jessica Smith

Business Development Director

Jessica’s role on the business development team is to identify, create and perform outreach campaigns to secure new markets, clients, external partnerships and events. When she’s not acting as The Riveter’s number one fan (never!), she takes time to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest wonderland she calls home.

Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Nadya Matiya

Director of Event Strategy and Social Media

Nadya brings exciting programming to the Riveter community and keeps us all up to date with what’s happening at The Riveter via social media. Nadya has her MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University, attended University of Oregon for undergrad (Go Ducks!), and loves spending time outside in the PNW.

Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Emily Kasman

Wellness Coordinator & Accounts Payable Specialist

Emily specializes in managing The Riveter’s many relationships. With a background in HR, holistic health coaching, and yoga instruction, she cares about cultivating a culture of self care that members can see, feel, and take action on. Emily likes to sleep outside, lead mindful yoga retreats, and dance till her legs are sore.

Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Venice Robinson

Member Experience Specialist

Venice is a Brooklyn native turned Seattleite! One of her favorite quotes is “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill. She says it became a favorite because she is personally driven with a strong desire to help others grow and develop in their personal or professional lives. She’s also a fan of poetry, puppies, and a hot cup of tea!

Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Mandy Jankus

Member Experience Specialist

Mandy is passionate about helping The Riveter’s members feel at home and inspired while working, networking or taking a fitness class. She values communication and connection, and helps to grow the community with creativity and hospitality. Mandy is also a Certified Brene Brown Daring Way Facilitator.

Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Lindsey Trimmer

Member Experience Specialist

Lindsey loves welcoming members to The Riveter’s Fremont location and ensuring they have everything needed to make their experience great! Lindsey has a background in research and development, and when she’s not at Fremont’s front desk, you can find her working on research that focuses on mass political movements and how they affect global policy. She also loves attending concerts at a variety of Seattle’s great venues, eating her way around Ballard, and reading books by inspiring female writers, as well as doing some writing of her own.

Kim Peltola, Chief Culture Officer, Co-Founder, The Riveter

Bee Tangsurat

Member Experience Specialist

Bee is a Member Experience Specialist who works with our members to ensure a smooth working day at both our Fremont and Capitol Hill locations. Often known as the connector, her passion is building and fostering relationships: She thrives on helping The Riveter community grow through meaningful connections. When not working you can find her volunteering at various cooking classes and charitable events around Seattle.