Race, equity, and inclusion are not only imperative social issues, but vital economic issues impacting company sustainability and overall performance. In this insightful discussion, we uplift our emerging leaders and make their voices heard. From education to workforce recruitment to consumer spending, you’ll hear the experiences and perspectives of the next generation of young professionals.

Kelvin Gardner Jr., Central Kitsap High School
Austin Kitchens, Northwest University
Ania Briggs, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Aniabriggs.com/blog 

Ken Riley
Moderator

Ken was born and raised in Southern California. In 1996 he joined the United States Navy and relocated to Bremerton WA, where he presently resides. He has been married to his wife Kimberly for over 20 years, and they have three wonderful teenage daughters.

Ken holds a Master of Divinity from Seattle University and Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate degree in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.

He functions as a Board Member for Catalyst Public Schools in Bremerton WA, as well as Sports Beyond of Kitsap County. He also serves as one of the lead pastors at Newlife Church on the Peninsula as well as Adjunct Faculty at Northwest University in Kirkland WA.