Hunter Henderson 4 Mayor

About Me

Early Life

Hunter Henderson was born on Hilltop at Tacoma General in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in 1988. And later attended Stanley Elementary for their speech pathology program. After graduating, Hunter attended Hilltop Heritage where he began to play cello and learned to blow glass. Hunter became a Hilltop Artist in Residence Production Team Member. He continued the cello and glassblowing throughout his attendance of Henry Foss High School. In high school Hunter was a leader in the AFJROTC program and after school he participated in DeMolay. Both programs grew Hunter's passion for public service, community organization, and taught him skills like public speaking and time management.

Education and Experience

Hunter was able to attend college because he earned the Achiever's Scholarship by the College Success Foundation. Hunter graduated as a non-traditional student from UWT in 2013 majoring in Environmental Studies with a minors in Restoration Ecology and Hispanic Studies.
After graduation he was unable to find work in his field so he went back for a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) with an emphasis in Environmental Policy. After graduation he served Pierce County Parks and Recreation as an AmeriCorps member. During his service term, he helped Tacoma Tree Foundation distribute over 2,000 trees and shrubs to over 30 zip-codes in Pierce, Thurston, and King Counties. He also established a Western bluebird monitoring program in Pierce County Parks.

Where I'm at

During Hunter's AmeriCorps service term he accepted a position with The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) as a Transportation Planner and joined the ProTec17 Union. Hunter works assisting with the fish passage program where he currently works doing projects in 7 counties.
While not working Hunter is a board member on 2 non-profit boards:

Metro Parks-Nature and Environmental Council and College Success Foundation Tacoma Alumni Board.

Hunter is an officer at his masonic lodge, Fairweather #82.

When not providing organizational support, Hunter enjoys foraging and hiking with his wife and two shepski dogs. He enjoys cooking and creating dishes from the food he forages.