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The Official E-Newsletter of the Seattle Local
The Official E-Newsletter of the Seattle Local
September 2015


The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local represents members working in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and the state of Washington.

2015-2017 Local Board

Rik Deskin – President
Laura Kenny – Vice President (Actor-Performer)
Karen O’Leary – Vice President (Broadcast)
Maggie Stenson - Secretary

Abby Dylan
Ron Holmstrom
Cole Hornaday
Deborah Horne
John Patrick Lowrie
Steven Reeder

Local Staff

Brad Anderson - Local Executive Director
Chris Comte - Contracts Administrator
Allison Harger - Membership & Organizing Coordinator

123 Boylston Avenue East, Suite A   
Seattle, WA 98102   
O (206) 282-2506   
F (206) 282-7073

A Letter from Your New President

Rik Deskin

Hello, Fellow Members!

In case you are not aware, I am Rik Deskin, your new SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local president, honored to fill this position for our union. I look forward to representing you: union members from Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington.

My ideal is to see that we are all employed professionals in our chosen fields: acting, broadcast journalism, recording artistry and other media areas. We have work to do. 

As SAG-AFTRA members, each of you can organize work opportunities and influence work conditions. My tenure will offer you workshops to hone your various skills, forums to discuss your individual fields and discussions to improve your union knowledge.

With National Board member Abby Dylan, I intend to represent each state and professional field equally in regional and national forums. Under SAG-AFTRA agreements, we proudly advocate for actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. Please let me know of your concerns.

Again, I look forward to representing you and all of our brothers and sisters in union solidarity.

Thanks for your support,

Rik Deskin