Meet Our New Team Members and Visit Us in Our New Space

Slow Money NW is growing once again!

We are proud to share that we have hired two interns and moved into office space at The Hub Seattle, a coworking space for people like us who are bent on changing the world.

Please join us in welcoming Peter Battisti and Rachel Hynes to our team.

As a child Peter spent annual summer vacations working on his grandparent’s dairy farm in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York.  Witnessing their struggles shaped his perspective on the need to support, maintain and foster our local and regional food systems.Rachel and Peter

Peter provides business support assistance for Slow Money NW, working with local food businesses to develop business strategy and financial plans.  He comes to Slow Money NW after working as an entrepreneur in the renewable energy and real estate development sectors.  For the past ten years he has built partnerships and created investment opportunities throughout North America.  He continues to provide consulting and advisory roles in the renewable energy and food industries while working for Slow Money NW.

Rachel’s grandparents were also dairy farmers and she is grateful to have grown up with access to healthy food and a connection to the land.  She has lived, worked, and invested in diverse communities across the country.

Rachel provides internal and external communications support to Slow Money NW, helping to develop language around opportunities in the new economy. She spent five years at ACCION USA, overseeing its growth into new markets through its online lending program.  Recently, she managed Philadelphia’s mobile market program and consulted with The Food Trust and The Wallace Center on their work with food businesses. She is passionate about harnessing the power of business to create a more just, connected world and is currently pursuing an MBA in Sustainable Food Systems at Bainbridge Graduate Institute.

Business Research Intern Opportunity

(UPDATE: we have closed down the applicaiton window. Thanks to all who submitted)

Slow Money NW is kicking off this new year with new plans for growth. We will update you very soon about all that is moving; but for now we want to let you know about an exciting opportunity to perform business research to quantify the growth needs within the pacific northwest’s regional food economy. The goal of this work is to better understand which regional food and farm businesses, primarily within WA and OR, are trying to expand their products and/or services, and determine their ability to accept business development services, their readiness for financing, and their financing need.

This is a paid intern position that runs initially from mid-February through June.  The intern will work on several parallel business research projects as well supporting ongoing Slow Money activities, and will participate in our unique approach to growing the regional food economy.