Leadership

Alan Kunovsky Alan Kunovsky

Alan Kunovsky

Chief Executive Officer

Alan is an accomplished businessman who has built both revenue and reputation for numerous companies and organizations, both in America and abroad. He is responsible for providing management of our overall operations, financial affairs, and strategic development as well as expanding our global sales and outreach. He also provides important leadership for TGI to adapt its offerings to the quickly changing technology-based market.

Etana Dykan Kunovsky Etana Dykan Kunovsky

Etana Dykan Kunovsky

Co-Founder

Etana started The Gottman Institute in 1996 with Drs. John and Julie Gottman. She is a co-owner of the company and has served in a leadership role as Executive Director for many years. She works intimately with the Gottmans in the development of programs and in setting strategic direction. Her business vision and passion for the Gottmans’ work has propelled the Institute into the establishment of an international presence with worldwide recognition. She is responsible for the development and expansion of new business ventures, our global speaker’s bureau and new program offerings. She received an advanced degree in Education from the University of Santa Cruz, CA. She has many years of experience in community and educational program development and as an entrepreneur, has launched numerous companies around the world.

Michael Fulwiler

Michael Fulwiler

Chief Product Officer

Marketing and Products

Michael started with The Gottman Institute as an intern in 2011. After serving as Marketing Director for 4 years, he was named Chief Product Officer in February 2017. As product and marketing team lead, he is responsible for making Gottman relationship tools accessible to the world, positioning The Gottman Institute as an industry innovator and leader. Michael graduated with Honors in English from the University of Washington.

Lindsay Simon Lindsay Simon

Lindsay Simon Fox

Chief Operations Officer

Operations

Lindsay started with The Gottman Institute as an intern in 2012 and has worked as part of the Couples Services team and Professional Development team, and in February 2017 was named as the Chief Operations Officer. In her current role, she is responsible for ensuring that The Gottman Institute’s internal functions and processes are effective and efficient by supporting system functioning, employee satisfaction, live events and programming, and interdepartmental communication. Lindsay is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate in private practice.

Summer

Chief Morale Officer

Operations

Summer started with TGI in 2012. She currently oversees blankets, snuggles, and mid-day walks, as well as supporting (eating) office snacks. As part of Operations, she supports all of our teams in achieving their workplace dreams, and excels at finding the sunniest spots in the office to lay in.

Team Members

Carrie Cole

Director

Research

Carrie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with honors in both her BA in Psychology and her M.Ed. in Psychology with a specialization in Counseling Psychology. In her role as Research Director, Carrie manages and coordinates research projects for The Gottman Institute. She also interfaces with universities around the country in joint research initiatives.

Crystal Cressey

Crystal Cressey, LMFT

Couples Services Manager

Couples Services

Crystal received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University and has a private practice in Seattle working with couples and individuals. She works in the Couples Department to manage many tasks, including customer service, registration for trainings, helping to coordinate event logistics for couples workshops and referrals to Certified Gottman Therapists.

Jen Dalby

Online Learning Director

Products

Jen has served in education and technology product and program leadership roles for nearly two decades. At The Gottman Institute, she is dedicated to designing, developing, and implementing exceptional learning experiences, using research-based instructional practices.

Chris Dollard

Content Manager

Marketing

Chris Dollard graduated with Honors in English from Rhode Island College and also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. He collaborates with the marketing team to plan, write, and edit copy for company landing pages, white papers, blog posts, email marketing campaigns, social media posts, and other marketing materials. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Gottman Relationship Blog, is an accomplished poet, and has worked as a university-level writing and literature professor.

Caitlin Donahue

Caitlin Donahue

Art Director

Marketing

Caitlin graduated from the University of Washington with a B.D. in Visual Communication Design. In her role as Art Director, Caitlin is responsible for the creative vision and production of all Marketing Department projects, including packaging, displays, print collateral, email campaigns, web design, and graphics for social media.

Hannah Eaton

Program Coordinator

Professional Development

Hannah received her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of New Hampshire, and her B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont. She manages the Bringing Baby Home and the 7 Principles Leadership training programs, as well as Level 3 clinical training for clinicians. She also coordinates event logistics and registration for professional trainings at The Gottman Institute.

Katelyn Ewen

Graphic Designer

Marketing

Katelyn graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a B.A. in Visual Communications. In her role as Graphic Designer, she is responsible for the conceptualization and creation of Marketing Department Projects, including social media graphics, email campaigns, packaging, and displays.

Walter Guity

Customer Service Coordinator

Professional Development

Walter was born and raised in New York City and graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Diversity. He has aspirations to earn his masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in the near future. In his role as Customer Service Coordinator, he is responsible for supporting customer happiness by responding to all customer inquiries, including questions about the store and issues with orders to ensure customer satisfaction.

Kendra Han

Kendra Han, MSW

Director

Couples Services

Kendra has a B.A. in Environmental Sciences from UC Berkeley, and a Master of Social Work from Columbia University. She has a wealth of social work experience including social work in a hospital setting, family advocacy, community development, Head Start, and she was Program Director for New Futures in Burien for 7 years.

Amy Loftis, MS

Director

Professional Development

Amy is a graduate from the University of Washington holding dual degrees in Anthropology and Business Administration. She also has a Masters in Science from the University of Texas at Austin. In her role as the Director of Professional Development she oversees the educational training programs including Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1, 2, and 3 Clinical Trainings, Certification, and Gottman Specialty Trainings. She is also a point of contact for the Gottman Referral Network. Amy has the pleasure of working with the dedicated and diligent professional development staff.

Jennifer Loser

Program Coordinator

Professional Development

Jen received her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University and her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Colorado. She has a private practice in Seattle where she works with young individuals and couples in seasons of transition. She manages The Gottman Institute’s Certification Track and is the point of contact for the Gottman Referral Network.

Amy McMahan, MS, LMFTA

Couples Support Manager

Couples Services Department

Amy received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. She has enjoyed serving families and children in a community mental health setting. She completed her Medical Family Therapy Certificate in 2016 and has experience providing individual therapy to pregnant and postpartum women, as well as providing couples therapy to new parents.
Amy works in the Couples Department to assist with the registration process and event logistics for couples workshops.

Taylor A. Moss

Taylor A. Moss, MS, LMFTA

Program Coordinator

Professional Development

Taylor received her B.S. from Northeastern University in American Sign Language/English Interpreting and received her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University. She is a Certified Sign Language Interpreter and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate with a private practice in Seattle focusing on premarital and couples counseling. She also serves on the Board of the Washington Association for Marriage Family Therapists (WAMFT) as the Associate Representative.

Sadie Peterson

Program Coordinator

Professional Development

Sadie received her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University and her B.A. in Psychology from Whitworth University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and works with college students at Seattle Pacific University. In her role at TGI, she manages Certified Gottman Therapists and Trainers.

Katie Reynolds

Katie Reynolds

Program Manager, Speakers

Professional Development

Katie provides overall management of contracted speaking and training events by Drs. John and Julie Gottman and our Master Trainers, bringing our talented presenters to organizations around the world. In addition, she coordinates interviews and media appearances for our speakers with journalists and producers to promote and educate audiences about the Gottman Method and the work of The Gottman Institute. Katie graduated with B. A. in Humanities from the University of Washington.

Becca Sangwin

Marketing Director

Marketing

Becca graduated from Western Washington University at the top of her class with a B.A. in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. She is responsible for strategizing and overseeing all digital and print marketing campaigns for The Gottman Institute, running all of The Gottman Institute's social media platforms, and also serves as webmaster for gottman.com.

Aziza Seykota

Aziza Seykota

Product Manager

Products

Aziza graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington. She has experience working in IT management and leads a community group for individuals looking to live simply in the modern world. She focuses on keeping TGI’s products and resources current with a modern edge and supports the Products Department with customer service, managing inventory and digital media product development.

Therese Soundant

Therese Soudant, LMFT

Couples Services Manager

Couples Services

Therese received her M.A. in Psychology from Antioch University in Marriage and Family Therapy and has a private practice working with individuals, couples and families in Seattle. She helps manage many tasks, including customer service, registration for trainings, helping to coordinate event logistics for couples workshops and referrals to Certified Gottman Therapists.

Jill Unruh

Digital Marketing Manager

Marketing

Jill graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She assists in the creation and planning of content for social media, the development of email marketing strategy, website SEO/SEM, and the analysis of the effectiveness of marketing campaigns using analytics applications.