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Phone: 206-263-2898


Before joining King County, Megan was an associate with Seattle law firm Williams Kastner where she specialized in representing management in labor and employment law matters. She is a graduate of the University of Washington Law School. As OLR Director, Megan leads the County’s work in strengthening our new total compensation methodology and works with our labor partners to ensure we are an equitable, innovative and fiscally-responsible government for our employees and the people of King County. Megan enjoys exploring Seattle’s bounty of arts, music and culinary delights as well as running half marathons in the Sonoma/Napa area.


Phone: 206-263-1967


Bob is a Seattle native and Navy veteran turned 32-year King County employee. Over his extensive public service career he has touched, if not bargained, every collective bargaining agreement in the County. Bob is a former King County Metro driver who transitioned to Metro Labor Relations in the mid 80’s. In 1994 Bob moved to the King County Office of Labor Relations and has served valiantly ever since. In his spare time, he likes to hike and backpack as well as tour wine and beer country.


Phone: 206-263-8654


Janet began her work life as a Registered Nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital, specializing in Pediatric Intensive Care.  After 17 years, she became a union representative, spending 16 years with the Washington State Nurses Association; Professional and Technical Employees, Local 17; and the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 21.  As a Labor Relations Manager with the Office of Labor Relations, Janet appreciates the opportunity to work collaboratively with the county’s labor partners and agencies to further the county’s vision and mission.  In her spare time she enjoys walking, scrapbooking, reading and being in her garden


Phone: 206-263-1956


Sasha was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. A Seattle University law graduate and former prosecutor, he joined the Office of Labor Relations in 2009. Away from work, Sasha enjoys cooking, brewing, outdoor activities and spending time in West Seattle.

Burgert, Carolyn / Project Program Manager III

Phone: 206-263-1959



Phone: 206-263-1960


Andre joined the King County Office of Labor Relations after graduating from the Seattle University School of Law in 2012 where he focused on labor and employment law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. For King County, Andre primarily supports labor relations work for Public Health and the Courts. During his time off from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, snowboarding, and being active outdoors.

File, Nila / Administrative Specialist III

Phone: 206-263-1963



Phone: 206-477-1896


Kristi began her County career as a Deputy Prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  Prior to joining the County, Kristi worked for 16 years as a Software Engineer at a wireless telecommunications company.  She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law.  Kristi represents the County at arbitrations, PERC hearings, and Personnel Board hearings.  Kristi’s hobbies include drinking coffee, kayaking while drinking coffee, hiking while drinking coffee, and cheering loudly for the Seahawks while drinking coffee.


Phone: 206-263-1965


David specializes in collective bargaining with interest arbitration-eligible bargaining units, especially those in the transit industry.  He has worked in the Office of Labor Relations since 2001 and before that, he served as a labor lawyer in the private sector.  He is happiest when he is wearing his hiking boots.


Phone: 206-263-0809


Angela began her transition to labor relations in 2006 when serving as union steward at KIRO-TV in her former television career. She went on to represent workers at IBEW Local 46 for a decade prior to joining the King County Office of Labor Relations team. She served as a delegate to the King County Labor Council, Vice President of the Washington State Labor Council, and has negotiated several Collective Bargaining Agreements in broadcast, railroad, non-profit, construction, and public sector industries. She loves spending time laughing with her husband and two young boys, going on road trips, and knitting.


Phone: 206-263-1966


Matt is a 21st century renaissance man.  From classic literature to the statistical arts to master bridge playing to a fount of trivial information, Matt’s interests and skills are broad, ever changing, and increasing. These interests and skills have allowed him to practice the art of labor analysis and economics for the Office of Labor Relations for over 17 years.

McConnaughey, Brooke / Executive Assistant

Phone: 206-263-0816


Seitz, Dylan / Administrative Specialist III

Phone: 206-263-2294



Phone: 206-263-1962


** Dave Topaz is currently in a Special Duty Position as the Juvenile Director in the Department of Adult and Juvenile detention**

David is a retired police officer and former Union president, with 20 years of labor relations experience in three states.  Pacific Northwest born, he has plenty of California and Nevada public sector labor experience prior to coming to the management side in Washington.  David handles labor relations with the Unions representing all the employees in the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention, as well as several in the Sheriff’s office.  In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, travel, fishing, hunting, hiking, and photography.

Watkins, Diana

Phone: 206-263-2769


Diana is an east coast transplant, but has spent most of her life in the Seattle area and attended Western Washington University. She has over 20 years of service with King County, including seven years in project management and over a decade in operations management for the Sheriff’s Office. Her experience and interest in labor negotiations, policy, and problem solving led her to the Office of Labor Relations, where she enjoys finding creative solutions to everyday challenges. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, and travel.

Fax: 206-205-1395

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