Teens In Public Service was started in 1997 by Maureen Brotherton and her then-teenage daughter Tia Heim as a way to offer teens the opportunity to have meaningful summer jobs. Their goal to provide teens with fulfilling work experiences at Seattle nonprofits has fostered more than 20 years of leadership development for Seattle area teens.
Joe serves as the Chair of the board, is a Seattle Attorney-CPA and Investor. Mr. Brotherton has taught at the UW for over 30 years, primarily at the Foster school, but for the last 5 years, at the Law School. He is a real estate owner and developer and owns and operates a number of businesses. He was a board member at Cornish for nearly twenty years and also serves on boards at both the UW Law and Business schools. He also teaches at the Prison at Monroe through the University Behind Bars.
Arthur Furukawa comes from Honolulu, Hawaii, with a BA in Art History from Brown University, and a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University. Furukawa is one of the owners of SABArchitects and lives in Seattle with his wife Amy. Arthur has two daughters in college - one of whom served as a TIPS intern in 2012.
Rebecca is dedicated to TIPS’ mission promoting early involvement in community service through comprehensive leadership opportunities and internships. Since her initial involvement with TIPS in 2013 serving on the Selection Committee, Rebecca’s contributions have spanned the realm of event planning, fund raising, and board member. Rebecca enjoyed a successful career as a home lending professional and business owner seeing the region through the economic highs and lows of the 90’s and early 2000’s. She and her husband live on the Eastside where they are raising their teenage son.
Liz is a Seattle area native and graduate of Central Washington University, where she also received her Masters of Professional Accountancy. She is a professed tax nerd C.P.A. and has been providing tax services at Bader Martin P.S. since 2014. Some of her areas of practice are in philanthropic giving strategies and trust and estates.