I joined the GSBA in April of 2002 and quickly volunteered to be on the Membership Committee.
As a member of the Membership Committee, I volunteered to be an Ambassador for the GSBA by arriving to events early, greeting everyone as they arrived with a smile, and helping everybody check in.
Meridian Mayer, GSBA Sr. Membership Services Manager (left)
and Kevin Bohnert, GSBA Ambassador (right).
For new members, long-time members, and everyone in-between, it always feels good to be recognized and welcomed. It is always fun and a pleasure to introduce new members to everyone during the event.
I have found the GSBA members to be professionals and among the best of the best in their field of work, and I have felt very welcomed. In my second year on the Membership Committee, I became the co-chair of the after-hours mixer program and served on the Board of the GSBA for 8 years. Being a co-chair and on the board allowed me to greet, connect with, and get to know even more of our membership on both a personal and professional level.
To me, GSBA is really about the positive, healthy, long-term relationships and bonds that I have nurtured. I truly enjoy being a member of our vibrant LGBTQ and allied community.
Kevin Bohnert and his and husband Shaun Myrick.
On a personal note, I live with my husband Shaun Myrick in the northeast side of Seattle by Magnuson Park. Shaun is an interior designer as well as a lifestyle blogger where he shares his creative recipes. We love taking road trips, tasting new wines, dinners with friends, and quiet evenings at home with our two dogs, Elphaba and Napa Cab.