Board of Directors

Board of Directors (2016)

Lokesh MD

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not people or objects - Albert Einstein

I currently live with my family(wife and 5year old daughter) at Kent, WA. Over the period of many years I have understood the importance of giving back to the society and the ecological system we live in. Having served at SKS, as a EC member in the past and volunteer at present, I can certainly vouch that it's a fulfilling experience to be a part of this community and organization. A good way of keeping in touch with the familiar environment we grew up in and also promoting our culture and tradition.

I work as a QA leader at F5 Networks for a living and while I am not working I enjoy doing many activities like photography, playing recreational cricket, promoting entertainment across PNW, hacking electronic gadgets, and the list goes on....

Usha Mavnur
I am originally from many parts of south Karnataka (Shimoga, Udpi, Hassan, Mysore). All but my immediate family is still in pretty much various parts of Karnataka, so you can imagine my emotional attachment with "ˆ_¬ˆ_¨ˆ_ˆ_¨ ˆ_¬ˆ__ˆ_Áˆ_ ˆ_¬ˆ_¨ˆ_ˆ_¨ ˆ_¬ˆ_ˆ_Áˆ_À". I have been here since about 2000 but probably wouldn't call myself settled :). I live with my husband, my 2 wonderful daughters, my father in law and almost 3yr old German Shepherd.

I have been associated with SKS since the beginning of my stay here as audience, performing on stage, helping out when I can, but officially volunteering since 2014. In other words, its never too late to join us in any way you can. I enjoyed all roles, but best so far was volunteering. Come join us!!
Sujatha Dixit
I am originally from Bangalore but I have lived in Seattle with my husband and 2 wonderful kids for the past 16 years and have made this my home away from home. Though Seattle has given me many good things, I have always felt something was missing. So I looked for ways to connect with our language, culture and heritage through kannada friends, that I was able to find through SKS kannada sangha. SKS has played a great role in helping my kids learn, grow and appreciate the value of our culture and tradition. It has also give them a platform to showcase their talent
I have actively been part of SKS kannada sangha for many years as a participant and a member and have enjoyed it immensely. Over a period of many years I have learnt the importance of giving back to the community. So this year, I decided to join the committee and serve SKS and its cause.
I am looking forward to this opportunity, to serve in the committee and to represent our community, in helping initiate our charitable giving efforts, to support causes both in the USA and in India while promoting our cultural and heritage.
Guru VasistIMG-20160418-WA0004A native ofåÊBengaluru, been here in Seattle for the last 18 years making it‰Ûøa home away from home.‰ÛøA strong believer of‰Ûø‰ÛÏbe connected to your roots‰Û, SKS has helped and allowed me to stay true to my core value.‰ÛøAn active participant in the annual events put together by SKS, I have also served as Organizing committee member in the year 2011. Looking forward for this opportunity to serve in the executive committee promoting cultural and educational ties within the community.åÊåÊ
On a personal note,‰ÛøLakshmi my wife and son AtharvåÊlive in Sammamish with a yellow Lab who keeps us on our toes.‰ÛøI love history of civilizations andåÊam attracted to different cultures and enjoy world travelling. On a normal day outside of workåÊI enjoy watching movies (Language independent),åÊcooking, reading, hiking and of course cricket (Plays for Cereal Killers in ARCL in division A)åÊwith fellow member Vijeth.
Vijeth Shetty
Though hailing from a coastal town , Grew up in the steel town of Bhadravathi [ always associated with 'Gold'] . A resident of Pacific North West for past 5 years , and has been a participant of SKS activities since then . This year been given the opportunity to server the Executive committee team, I'm enthusiastic about joining the team . åÊ

åÊOutside of SKS I currently reside with my wife in Redmond . Love the Hikes and Bikes in summer , A diehard movie buff , and a sports fan [Go Hawkss!!] , keeps me busy throughout the year . I also have my sister who lives in Snoqualmie with 2 kids , with whom åÊI do spend some of my weekends .I do play cricket for Cereal Killers along with Guru.

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