Board of Directors

Lynelle Souleiel | President NwSG

Lynelle Souleiel


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lynelle has been a storyteller her entire life from fantasies with garden creatures, to penning children’s stories and poetry. Later taking to the stage as an actor and gifted dancer, she received a theatre scholarship to California State University Northridge. This led to multiple jobs on Hollywood sets, working on both sides of the camera. Feeling a yearning for more, she spent years traveling, dancing & making magic.


After writing her YA novel, Children of the Unndis Sedna, Lynelle added screenwriting to her repertoire.

She has been a finalist in the Seattle Film Summit, Portland Screenplay Awards, & Bigfoot Script Challenge. A semi-finalist in the Pitch & Feature Screenplay competition at the Seattle Film Summit, as well as a semi-finalist at the Screenplay Festival in L.A. and a quarter-finalist in additional competitions.

Bryan Howell | Vice President NwSG

Bryan Howell
Vice President


Bryan Howell is a writer and filmmaker living in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle. He spent ten years writing videogame scripts and stories at Xbox and Lucasfilm, and currently works as the senior manager of a video production team at Microsoft.

Kristin Raven | Treasurer NwSG

Kristin Raven


Kristin completed the University of Washington Screenwriting Certificate Program in 2017. Since then, she has had scripts advance in both the Austin Film Festival and Final Draft screenwriting competitions. Her pilot won the one-hour category of Your Script Produced this year. She is also the Festival Director for the Seattle Film Summit.


In her free time, Kristin is often hiking through the beautiful trails of Washington or cheering on the Kraken, Seahawks, and the UW Huskies.

Martin Bard | Membership Chairperson NwSG

Martin Bard
Membership Chairperson


Martin has been involved in screenwriting since retirement as an academic at Indiana-Purdue University in Indianapolis. Screenwriting was not on his horizon as a geneticist but that’s not to say he was not involved in writing reviewed research publications. Since his post-retirement writing career started, he has placed as a top 100 finalist for a feature and top 25 finalists for a comedy short for the 2020 Table Read My Screenplay Contest. He enjoys writing in multiple genres – comedy, drama, and action. When not writing, he hikes, volunteers in the kitchen at the Lacey Senior Center, also at a Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (which sends medical supplies to third-world countries), and makes time for the grandkids.

William Cody Nagy | Table Read Coordinator NwSG

William Cody Nagy
Table Read Coordinator


William is a Screenwriter and Narrative Designer. He spent his youth in the swamps and fields of Mississippi, dreaming of embarking on massive fantasy adventures.  When he turned 18, he made this dream a reality and threw everything he owned in the back of a sky blue PT Cruiser, hitting the road with just a few hundred dollars and a nursing license to his name.  10 years, 13 states, and 4 countries later, he found a home in the heart of the Puget Sound – where he now lives out his adventures through his love for storytelling through visual and interactive media.


Will currently spends his days as the producer and lead writer for an indie video game company, as well as developing an audio drama podcast for his production company, Amatheia Media Group.

Suzanne Summa | Website & Media Coordinator NwSG

Suzanne Summa
Website & Media Coordinator


A writer and artist, Suzanne came from a professional background in art direction, graphic design, and office administration. She has extensive knowledge of creative planning and production pipeline management. She has written and produced two short films, as well as, served in a variety of crew roles on independent film sets.


Suzanne has been nomadic for most of her life and still travels frequently whenever she can. This continues to bring a unique depth and view that fuels her creativity, drive, and desire to contribute a positive message. She has a love of adventure and an insatiable thirst for continued learning.

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