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Natasha Zweig

Director of People & Culture

My career started in hospitality, which cemented my belief that prioritizing people is a crucial focal point for any organization to thrive. I didn’t know this would eventually lead me into “human resources,” but after now more than 25 years of working with organizations and the people within them, my belief remains that focusing on employees’ needs and goals is the nexus for exciting growth and change.

After ten years as an in-house HR leader, I chose to become a fractional HR professional, working with multiple clients simultaneously. This has allowed me the opportunity to work in fields as diverse as food & beverage, non-profit, biotech, and professional services. The work has provided exposure to different growth stages of a business from founding to closure, giving me insight into everything a company and its employees may experience or need to address. I enjoy working with smaller-sized, dynamic organizations that leverage great people to do big things.

I am passionate about aligning HR best practices with the strategy, vision, and mission of the organization. I strive to create environments where employees feel valued, supported, and empowered to contribute their best work and be their best selves. What gives me the most joy is working one-on-one with a team member and seeing the “aha” moment when they tap into the necessary information inside themselves to grow and move forward. My approach to the practice of “human resource management” is rooted in empathy and understanding, recognizing that each person brings unique strengths and perspectives to those around them.

I earned a M.S. Management from Seattle’s Antioch University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Along the way, I also earned a degree as a paralegal and am a certificated veterinary assistant. I co-founded and successfully sold a broth-based wellness business. Currently, I serve on the Executive Committee for the Board of Fort Warden Hospitality.

I am mom to two Mexican rescue pups, and enjoy volunteering for international spay-and-neuter campaigns. In my free time, you’ll find me planning my next travel adventure, exploring farmers’ markets, laughing with friends, and aspiring to be a better photographer.