Board of Directors
Eulysses B. Lewis
Produced entertainment events worldwide. Founded Seattle Paramount Theatre in 1971, expanded to multiple locations and created touring circuits, broke new talent such as the Eagles, Three Dog Night, Earth Wind and Fire, and Madonna, to become the number one 'breaking' theater in the entertainment industry. Mr. Lewis was successful in advocating for passage of legislation for Historic Landmark Theatres and for promoting the successful business model for other Landmark Theaters. Board member of World Broadcasting Group. Investor in startup technology companies, with additional consulting to companies such as Nile Fiber.
B.A. University of Washington. Operations and Accounts Receivable at ABC Records and Tapes. Owned several retail record outlets. In 1972-1978, sold three retail record outlets to ABC Records and became General Manager for twelve of their West Coast retail outlets, grossing over $20 million. In 1978-1985, opened several night clubs, featuring live music. Has been involved in several different enterprises, establishing policies, procedures and systems to provide effective operations and utilization of manpower, materials, and facilities.
Director, Vice President
Founder of Technologies for Humanity, Inc. Has 16 years experience in Entertainment and Theater Management. For the past 11 years has managed Nile Fiber Research, Patent Strategies and Development.
B.A. in Business and History from Washington State University. Founding member of Brown and Associates; funding and technology acquisition of Nile Fiber Paper and Pulp. Initiator of University of Washington studies on the commercial use of Arundo donax in pulp, paper, and scientific derivatives.
Bachelor of Architecture, 1970, University of Washington, Magna cum Laude. A long time resident of Tacoma, Mr. Merritt has helped shape the city for over 30 year: for instance, his work has been instrumental in creating the I-705 freeway spur; preserving historical buildings for community use; creating historic districts to promote business in the Tacoma city core; and selecting the Tacoma Dome site. This candidate over 30 years of representative project experience, received numerous personal awards, published several papers, and brings a long list of professional affiliations and civic service experience to his large body of experience and talents.
Director, Vice President Investor Relations
Masters in Education/Recreation from Oregon State University, B.S. in Education from University of Utah. Taught High School English, Business and Physical Education for 30 years in Washington State. Coached boys high school basketball for 52 years, organized and coached international touring basketball teams in 12 countries, and was Chairman of the International Basketball Tours Committee for 26 years. Named Washington State Coach of the Year 7 times, National Region 7 Coach of the Year 3 times, and in 1988 was named National Coach of the Year.
B.A. University of Oregon in Political Science, lettered 2 years in varsity golf and played in 1968 NCAA championships. Mr. Leiken founded Double Tee Concerts in 1972 a company that became one of the leading concert promotion companies in the Pacific Northwest. He also founded Oregon Ticket Company, Inc./Fred Meyer FASTIXX 1989: this company began with 8 outlets and grew to 135 to become a major competitor to Ticketmaster in Oregon/Washington; was sold to Red Lion Hotels in 1999, and became part of the TicketsWest ticketing system. This candidate also founded Oregon Theater Management Corporation which operates one of the premier showcase venues in America, the Roseland Theater in Portland, and co-manages the 5000 capacity Cuthbert amphitheater in Eugene, Oregon. He also serves on the Board of Directors of his family real estate holding company L&H Lumber Co, based in Roseburg, Oregon.