Board of Directors

Kristin Raven
President

 

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 currently serves as the President and the Events Chair for the Northwest Screenwriters Guild, helping to foster the growing link between Hollywood and the screenwriting community in the Pacific Northwest. 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 Seahawks and the UW Huskies.

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Nicole Pouchet
Vice President

 

A former Broadway assistant director, Nicole is a published novelist and a screenwriter for Zombie Orpheus Entertainment’s fantasy TV series, Strowlers. Her screenplays have earned finalist placements in PAGE International Screenwriting Award and Tracking Board Launchpad’s Contest. Books from the novelist’s Elemental Myths paranormal romance series have ranked #1 on Amazon bestseller lists and won second prize in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Her latest manuscript won first place in a 2017 Romance Writers of America contest. Nicole recently moved cross-country from the D.C. area to Seattle and finds that she enjoys the rain. Now that she’s sold her marketing agency, Nicole spends her hours writing, raising two sons with her spouse, watching Doctor Who, and staring at the ceiling.

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Carrie Wachob
Secretary

 

Carrie Wachob is an award-winning Seattle-based screenwriter, filmmaker, and dog lover. She writes genre dark comedy and horror. For the last 10 years she’s also worked as a video editor and multimedia coordinator for Seattle Children’s Hospital. She studied digital video at the Art Institute of Seattle and has a B.A. in Journalism-Communications from the University if Washington.

Skye Gilbert
Table Read Coordinator

 

Skye has worked in theater and film off-and-on since 2002, balancing her passion for the craft with a global health career. She has focused her attention specifically on screenwriting since 2018, drawing from her experiences in stage acting, producing and directing an award-winning documentary called Beyond America, and performing improv theater in the Seattle area with both Jet City Improv and as a regular cast member at Split Second Improv. She was a finalist in the 2020 Seattle Film Summit’s PitchFest, a semi-finalist in the 2021 Portland Screenplay Awards and is a published academic author and blogger. When she is not writing, you can usually find her mountaineering in the North Cascades, traveling around the world on behalf of her job, or struggling to meditate in her garden.

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 finalist for a comedy short for the 2020 Table Read My Screenplay Contest. He enjoys writing in multiple genres – comedy, drama, 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.