Chief of Staff
Krista Camenzind brings to District 6 more than a decade of experience working for King County, primarily as the budget manager for the criminal justice section in the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget. As Chief of Staff, Krista is responsible for managing staff and issue development generally. She provides specific support on budget and criminal justice matters. Krista enjoys biking to work in the rain and spending time with her niece and nephew in Bellevue.
Legislative Policy Analyst and Director of Communications
Over the better part of a decade, Ariel Taylor has spent her time working for the people of East King, joining District 6 after several years representing and serving the Eastside community both in Olympia and for a Bellevue-based non-profit. Ariel works on regional transportation and transit policy issues, as well as the ongoing work surrounding the Eastside Rail Corridor. Ariel is also the lead staff for communications, managing the Councilmember’s social media, press, and general communication strategies. Ariel is a former competitive long-distance runner and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Seattle University. Ariel loves spending the little free time she has in the kitchen and discussing the issues of the day with her friends.
Legislative Aide/Office Manager
Ashley Song was a personal staffer for now retired Councilmember Larry Phillips of District 4. Currently, she sees to the day to day of the office and enjoys the challenges that may arise from time to time. Ashley staffs the ESJ Committee and continues to enjoy her work on climate change, social justice and the Arts. She also enjoys built green design, loves all animals and is very close to her large extended family.