ANDREW STEEN, Technical Coordinator at Seattle Center Productions. Andrew is most often seen working behind the scenes to make sure events like Concerts at the Mural, Winterfest, and Festál cultural festivals happen smoothly and successfully from an operations and technical standpoint.
“One of the things that attracted me to this position was a way to give back to the community and still earn a living. That’s one of the key things that keeps me going. The fact that the work I do benefits the community as a whole is very exciting and gratifying. I’m excited for the future of Seattle Center in that, in the past few years, it seems the leaders of this city, both political and community, have decided that Seattle Center is a valuable resource for the community and that it is worth investing in. This is a place, a series of venues, a place of employment, a place of gathering. It is a focal point of energy, it is a tourist destination, it is a lot of things to a lot of people and it is gratifying and heartening to know that our communities value that. It reflects, it all reflects. Hopefully, our leaders will listen and do what’s right and what’s necessary to continue our work.”