TRACTION cultivates connection and visibility for trans and gender-diverse people through community service in support of underserved communities.

We aim to empower and uplift trans+, nonbinary, and Two-Spirit people and create visibility through social engagement, outreach, and community service. Through collaboration with existing groups whose programs reach underserved populations within the Pacific Northwest, TRACTION provides support in the form of volunteer power, funds, and publicity.
From “The Art of Queer Love” – an open mic in February 2021
TRACTION members marched alongside allies at the 2019 Seattle Trans Pride.

FY 2022 Board of Directors

  • Brooke Wylie, Co-President (she/they)
  • C. Michael Woodward, Co-President, Co-Founder (he/him)
  • Lara Americo (she/they)
  • Roberta Garcia (she/her)
  • Shelley O’Neill, Treasurer, Co-Founder (she/her)
  • Michelle N. Matlock (she/they)
  • Your name here! TRACTION is actively recruiting new board members interested in helping us grow. Contact us more information.

Operations Team

  • Elayne Wylie (she/her)
  • Michael Woodward (he/him)
  • Melissa Dickinson (she/her)
  • Shelley O’Neill (she/her)
  • Duncan Gibb s(he/him)
Grand Poobah (Organizational Development Consultant)
  • Troy Nguyen (he/him)

Branding & Web Design

Melissa Dickinson (she/her) – The Logical Alternative

IT Support

Evelyn Dickinson (she/her) – The Logical Alternative

Thank you to our supporters and community partners