Who is Catch22?
Catch22 is a multi-disciplinary team of business professionals and student interns. With expertise in entrepreneurship and small business, public relations and marketing, as well as design and coding, Catch22 is holistically built with the mission to connect local and independent businesses with their customers online.
Olga Sagan is the sole owner of the nationally renowned Piroshky Piroshky. Founded in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, Piroshky Piroshky has offered hand-crafted pies to loyal fans since 1992. She was named U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2020 Washington Small Business Person of the Year. Sagan founded Catch22Market in March 2020 to connect consumers with local businesses.
Coreena is a Washington Native who loves the rain, the coffee, and the people. She specializes in Accounting (12 years) and Human Resources (2 years). She’s happy to be a part of such an amazing team working together for such a great cause!
Gulnaza is a business school graduate and has been working for small businesses with sales and business development teams. She is experienced in sales, business relations, and customer service.
Marcus works as a Web Developer Intern at Catch22Market. He has 4 years of experience with web hosting technologies with a focus on WordPress and Python. In his spare time, Marcus enjoys writing, developing video games, and making music.
Visit Marcus’s WordPress website to see his work.
Jacob is a current freshman at the University of Washington majoring in Informatics. Jacob is a UI/UX intern for Catch22Market with experience using Java, WordPress, Wix, Shopify, and HTML. His goal for his current position at Catch22Market is to learn as much as possible about UX and to help small businesses
Sandy is a currently a senior at the University of Washington majoring in Information Technology Management and is working on gaining a UI/UX design certificate at Bellevue College.
Brian has dedicated the last 15 years to the development and growth of Piroshky Piroshky, assessing the revised skills, talent and vision needed to propel expansion, in the form of training, recruitment and cultural development. A first generation native of Seattle, Brian has found immense value in the immigrant origins of Piroshky Piroshky, that reflect his owns family’s journey from El Salvador.
Nick is a Mathematics student at the University of Washington. He has experience working in Python and contributing to WordPress features on the Catch22Market site. Also, he spends his freetime learning mathematics to create educational videos to help students in math courses.
Visit Nick’s Youtube channel to see his work.
Marketing & PR Intern
Avery Connell is a senior at the University of Oregon double majoring in public relations and advertising. She is passionate about writing, design, and creative storytelling. As a marketing and PR intern, Avery works closely with both teams to pitch local media, graphic design for social, and development of social strategy.
Mackenzie is a hard worker who has a passion for helping others and giving back in any way possible. She is about to be a senior communications major at the University of New Hampshire, and she is so grateful being part of the Catch22Market team.
Content Management / Web Development