Anthony comes to Team Soapbox after several years with Working Washington, an organization dedicated to fighting for workers’ rights Washington State. Starting at Working Washington as a data entry staffer, he quickly proved his aptitude for communications and design by conceiving and illustrating an educational coloring book about airport workers’ rights for children going on flights at Sea-Tac Airport in his spare time.
Promoted shortly thereafter to Communications Specialist, Anthony worked on several diverse creative projects, such as designing and producing several sets of visuals for large-scale events, photographing and capturing video from strike actions all across Seattle, designing and laying out a book of low-wage workers’ stories, and overseeing a complete redesign of Working Washington’s branding. Additionally, he helped manage Working Washington’s social media presence and new media outreach strategies and manage media on-site at events.
In addition to his work at Working Washington, Anthony is also an active member of Seattle Quake Rugby, the Pacific Northwest’s only gay men’s rugby team. As community chair on the board, he served as liaison to other LGBTQ+ community advocates like Lifelong AIDS Alliance, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Seattle Out & Proud, and the People of Color Against AIDS Network. He has also twice served as the creative director and producer of the popular Quake Rugby Calendar, and was recently elected to serve as president of the club for the next two years.
Anthony spends much of his free time on the rugby pitch or volunteering with the Quake, but tries valiantly to attend as many arts, theatre, and culture events as possible, even though he can just as often be found at home at his desk working on art projects of his own or relaxing on the couch playing video games.