The vision of Live Local INW is to help Spokanites and people around the Inland Northwest engage more deeply and meaningfully with their community by choosing local businesses, circulating more wealth locally, and making our entire community stronger and more resilient. If you love the Inland Northwest, we love you! Find answers to frequently asked questions and meet our team below.
Mariah Mckay | Simba
Mariah is the Founder and Executive Director of SIMBA. She has 14 years of cumulative experience in program development, fundraising, communication, marketing, government relations & leadership development. She started the Spokane Shrinking Violet Society and co-founded Terrain, among many other projects. After serving as community organizer for a statewide advocacy group organizing for racial and economic justice, she worked in public health promoting active transportation education campaigns. She is building Spokane’s first cohousing community in the Perry District and is the community manager for Our Natural Homes, a local coliving rental company she owns with her partner Jim. She volunteers on the board of the University District and is a member of the New UU Church of Spokane. Sweet potatoes are her favorite vegetable.