Genevieve Priebe has been on the board of Ventures since 2015, but has been passionate about small business and entrepreneurship for much longer. She grew up as a farm kid in Montana, the daughter of parents who both ran small businesses. Her mother grew and preserved dried flowers through her business, Naturals by Natalie. Her father ran their farm and kept the neighborhood looking good through his one-man, custom landscaping business.

Fast forward twenty years, she became a business consultant in Seattle. She learned a lot of really difficult – and really quick – lessons about owning a small business, but without a community there is no way she would have been successful. Genevieve is currently the Managing Director of This Place, a digital design studio. Prior to This Place, Genevieve worked for North Highland, T-Mobile, ACME Business Consulting, Microsoft, and a range of other large companies around the Puget Sound Area as a consultant.