ABOUT

RISE LWP was created to bring solutions to fast-paced, constantly shifting economic and political landscapes. We understand the nature of change agency and its impact on individuals as well as companies and organizations. That's why we're passionate about what we do. 

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Desiree Wilkins Finch - MATL

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OUR FOUNDER

Desiree Wilkins-Finch was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. As a graduate of The Ohio State University, she earned a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences. During her stay at OSU, she developed a love for travel and  community. She firmly believes that we have all been given the task of caring for each other and that we should open our hands to our brothers and sisters, those in need, and the poor.

 

As a firm believer in the collectivism of faith and community, Desiree has spent 15 years as an organizer spreading a message of hope, action, and change. This set of beliefs led Desiree to pursue a MA in Leadership with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

Desiree is dedicated to helping communities transform as they access their strength, convert it into power, and take action. Her coaching is centered on the idea that leaders drive values, values drive behaviors, and behaviors drive community. 

Desiree is a Board member of Symphony Tacoma, Citizens for a Healthy Bay, Tacoma Roots, and Planned Parenthood Votes. Desiree is a mother, flautist, and avid traveler.