Northwest natives, Sofia Michelakis and John Ciochon have been partners since 2013. Sofia works on the Philanthropic Partnerships Team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which works to encourage more informed, intentional giving in the United States and internationally.
Previously, Sofia was Director of Philanthropy Development at SVP Seattle. She now serves on the board of the SVP Network.
John is passionate about K-8 education and is pursuing his Masters in Teaching degree at Antioch University. John serves on the board of Small Faces Child Development Center.
John received his Bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Oregon. Sofia received her Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, and her J.D., cum laude, from University of Michigan Law School – the former being the source of much rivalry with John. John and Sofia enjoy camping with their son, Harben, and have a goal of visiting all the national parks.