Mike Schut

Mike Schut serves as the Recovery Cafe Network’s Communications Manager. After college he volunteered for a year as a resident manager at Samaritan Inns in Washington, DC, where he first met Killian (who co-founded Samaritan Inns). He was also part of the faith community that launched Recovery Cafe Seattle. Mike has spent the majority of […]

Read the full post >>

Crysteaux Sun

Crysteaux Sun is the Network Coordinator for the Recovery Café Network. After graduating with a political science degree at Middlebury, VT, she has spent most of her professional time as a content editor in Seattle’s small corner of the communications world. She is proud to be a part of RCN, whose mission and tenets represent […]

Read the full post >>

Ashley Welch

Ashley Welch is the Recovery Café Network Emerging Members Manager. Before joining the team in November 2021, she earned her Master of Public Health in Health Policy & Law from Boston University’s School of Public Health and has worked in community engagement, policy, and program implementation settings. They were raised and lived in Massachusetts until […]

Read the full post >>

Ricky Garcia

Ricky Garcia is the Recovery Café Network Engagement Manager. Originally from Mexico, Ricky was raised in a small town in eastern Washington and moved to Seattle during high school. His professional career has spanned early childhood education, computer science, and the hospitality industry. Ricky is a fully accredited software developer, having studied at the University of […]

Read the full post >>

Rachel Marren

Rachel Marren is Recovery Café Seattle Monitoring & Evaluation Manager. She has been part of the Recovery Café Network team since 2019. Rachel is passionate about supporting Cafés by collecting and using data to support their Members, improve their programs, and demonstrate our collective impact as a Network. She moved to Seattle in 2017 to […]

Read the full post >>
ashley propes

Ashley Green

Ashley Green is the Recovery Café Network Director. She first joined the team in 2018 as RCN Coordinator and helped the RCN grow into what it is today. She has walked alongside Cafés from across the Network, through initial recruitment to becoming established members. She coordinated RCN events and trainings when they were in-person, and […]

Read the full post >>

Skye Stuart

Skye Stuart is the Director of Finance & Administration at Recovery Café Seattle. She has over 15 years of experience in financial reporting and budgeting. Prior to joining Recovery Café, she worked as a program manager on state and federal land acquisition projects and as a financial analyst managing government grants. She provides administrative support […]

Read the full post >>
david coffey

David Coffey

David Coffey is the Executive Director of Recovery Café. He has guided Recovery Cafe’s programming with the Founders Killian Noe and Ruby Takushi for more than 12 years. David also serves as the Co-Chair of the Seattle Human Service Provider/Seattle Police Department West Precinct Forum, on the Mirabella Foundation Board, on the Fundraising committee of […]

Read the full post >>
ruby takushi

Ruby Takushi

Ruby Takushi, Ph.D. is the Director of Programs for Recovery Café and co-founded Recovery Café with Killian Noe.  Prior to arriving in Seattle, she lived in Washington, DC and completed post-doctoral training at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with a specialization in Group Psychotherapy.  She served on the faculty of Howard University from 1992 to 1996 during […]

Read the full post >>

Killian Noe

Killian Noe is the Founding Director of Recovery Café. Before starting Recovery Café in 2004 with Ruby Takushi, Killian co-founded Samaritan Inns, a non-profit in Washington DC which provides transitional and longer-term drug and alcohol free, community-oriented housing for women and men recovering from homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges. She has written about Samaritan Inns […]

Read the full post >>