Chief Marketing & Development Officer
Sandra Eliason joined Metro Parks in March 2017 as the district’s Chief Marketing and Development Officer. Sandra’s career experiences in marketing, sales, and non-profit development provide an ideal skillset for this position.
While running her own marketing consultancy she developed and implemented strategies for companies including Adobe, Apple Computer, Microsoft, and Starbucks among others. After successfully operating her own business for six years, Sandra was recruited by her clients at Starbucks to serve as Senior Marketing Manager and later served as Vice-President of Creative Services for Getty Images.
Prior to joining the Metro Parks staff, Sandra spent two years in philanthropic development with a focus on bolstering academic achievement in Tacoma by serving as the Director of Funding Alignment for the Foundation for Tacoma Students.
Sandra spent most of her childhood in Tacoma where she graduated from Mount Tahoma High School, before earning her BA in Communications from Washington State University.
Sandra is active in the community and serves on the KWA Board, is a Mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and an emeritus trustee on the Highline Schools Foundation.