Mikkell brings over two decades of consulting and client engagement experience spanning private industry and the nonprofit sector. Her clients have ranged in size from two person startups to Fortune 500 multinational companies. In 2016 Mikkell transitioned to the social sector and spent four years an Executive Search Director for a national retained search firm. During her tenure she placed leaders with nonprofits including Washington STEM, Northwest African American Museum, College Possible, Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center, and the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment.
Mikkell approaches all of her work with a diversity and inclusion lens, understanding that a variety of perspectives and experiences enable organizations to be more creative, solve problems faster, and better understand and meet the needs of their constituencies. She is also driven by a passion to serve organizations that provide opportunity and access to those who are often furthest away from those opportunities.
In January 2018 Mikkell was appointed by the Mayor of Tukwila to serve on the city’s Equity and Social Justice Commission, where she served as Chair for 2019. She also volunteers regularly with a number of Puget Sound area nonprofits.
Mikkell earned her BA from Cornell University. She and her husband Mark live in Tukwila seconds away from the Green River trail. She enjoys cycling, farm to table restaurants, and is an avid Seattle Seawolves Rugby supporter.