Josh Dand | Vice President

As a member of TWIF’s Board for over four years, Josh Dand brings extensive experience in digital marketing. His skills in conjunction with his passion for activism and a taste for the arts helps TWIF to fulfill its goals and continue executing fun volunteering events. In his spare time, Josh loves dabbling in art, travel, music, writing, and taking advantage of opportunities to learn.

Cynthia Salaman

As a member of TWIF for almost five years, Cynthia Salaman has learned the ins and outs of the organization through various roles and teams. From her experience, Salaman says every single staff member, volunteer, sherpa, member, etc. has an amazing and contagious energy that has become her favorite aspect of the nonprofit. Outside of TWIF, Cynthia is currently in the process of starting her own business.  

Diego Gandara

Diego began volunteering for the first time through TWIF over four years ago. He says it showed him time and time again that volunteerism can be extremely fun. Today, he is a part of TWIF’s Board of Directors where he oversees the nonprofit’s decisions. Outside of TWIF, Diego works as a Software Engineer for Microsoft where he loves his job and enjoys working with a diverse set of people. He enjoys cooking, video games, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends. 

Amy Faulkner | Founder & Executive Director

Amy has been the primary behind-the-scenes instigator in a wave of change that has redefined volunteerism for literally thousands of Seattleites. With an extensive background in marketing and experiential events, Amy started The World is Fun in 2009  when she realized how much untouched potential there was for putting fun in volunteerism for the Seattle region. Eight years later, she's grown the organization to over 5,000 volunteers and volunteer staff of more than 90 that works in partnership with over 135 local nonprofits.

Amy is nationally recognized for her incredible work fostering community, sparking engagement, and volunteer management. She is the 2013 recipient of The Wendy Walters Truitt Volunteer Excellence Award and the 2016 Jefferson Award for her nonprofit work.

Amy is a mission evangelist, creative mastermind and organizational backbone. Her ability to think creatively and find solutions to motivate others is unparalleled. 

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