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Hannah Victoria Franklin

Financial Services Associate

Hannah holds a BA from the University of Colorado and an MFA from the University of Washington. In addition to her work with 501 Commons, she is the Accountant for Chief Seattle Club which exists to serve the needs of homeless and low-income urban American Indian and Alaska Native people.

Previously she has served as the CFO and Operations Director of Nature Consortium, Accountant for United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and the Managing Director of Washington Ensemble Theater. Hannah also serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theater whose mission is to empower American Indian and Alaska Native youth to express themselves with confidence and clarity through traditional and contemporary performing arts. Before becoming Board Treasurer she directed and developed nearly a dozen productions with the organization. Hannah has also taught acting at the University of Washington, Bishop Blanchet and Seattle Children's Theater and has performed locally and internationally in Washington, Canada, Minnesota, Colorado, Russia, Japan, Uzbekistan and New York's Carnegie Hall.

She is a resident member of The Seagull Project through ACT Theatre producing and touring the works of Anton Chekhov including The Three Sisters which received the 2015 Gregory Award for Best Production and Hannah has been nominated for a Seattle Theater Writer's Award twice and was named Best Actor in Seattle Weekly's Best of Seattle issue in 2013.

Fun Fact: Hannah is in love with the Olympic Games and will have accomplished her wildest dream when she finally gets accredited as a gymnastics judge.