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Bonnie Steele

Financial Services Associate

Originally from Seattle, Bonnie took a circuitous path to the accounting profession. After graduating with degrees in Computer Science and Management from M.I.T., she spent her early career designing custom databases and accounting systems. From there, she went on to own and operate her own restaurant, and later served as Controller for Jardinière restaurant in San Francisco. More recently, she worked as a Finance and Data Manager for a local nonprofit and completed certificates in both Non-Profit Management and Accounting at the University of Washington.

Bonnie has more than 15 years of board leadership experience at a wide variety of nonprofits, including educational, arts, and social service organizations. She is particularly passionate about equitable access to instrumental music education and was a long-time board member at Seattle Music Partners. In addition to her countless hours of board service, Bonnie has also volunteered as a flute tutor in the Seattle Public Schools, a homework helper in the Seattle Public Libraries, and a tax preparer with the United Way Free Tax Prep program.

A classical music geek, Bonnie is an avid chamber music, symphony, and opera fan. In her free time, she also enjoys hiking, cooking, puzzles of all kinds, walking her big goofy hound dog, and occasionally playing the piano. More than anything, she loves spending time with her family, which often means trips to Montréal and New York, where her two grown sons now live.

Fun Fact: Bonnie is a bit of a weather junkie and likes storm watching and tracking hurricanes.