Distinguished Alumni Award
2020 Distinguished Alumni: Amy King
Amy King graduated from King’s in 1998 and went on to earn a degree in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. It was there she met her husband Brady. They have been married for 16 years and have two daughters, Harleigh and Piper, that currently attend King’s.
Following college, Amy spent most of her career in the Healthcare industry, both in direct service and in hospital administration. This experience cultivated a love for business and she soon became determined to combine her business and psychology skills to build a company that was both profitable and people-focused.
Over the past five years, Brady and Amy have utilized their two local businesses, Square Peg Development and Pallet Shelter, along with founding the social justice organization, Weld Seattle, to have an impact on the City of Seattle. All three entities provide employment and supportive services for individuals who have experienced isolation from Community – primarily stemming from criminal justice involvement, addiction, and homelessness. Through Weld’s housing services and Pallet’s shelter product offerings, housing has been provided to more than 700 people in need over the last few years. Meaningful wage jobs have been created for over 400 people through their unique employment model and recovery resource connection has been provided to countless members of the local King County community.Alumni Nomination Form