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About Us

Dream big, shop small. 

Our passion is uplifting Skyway's businesses - taking your dreams and making them a reality. We pride ourselves on offering comprehensive business development services to Skyway's vibrant and burgeoning business community. 


Community First

We uplift communities by supporting their small businesses. We are committed to working collaboratively to achieve shared goals, contributing to the well-being and success of the whole community.


Expert Advice

Our consultants provide expert advice to help businesses navigate important decisions with confidence. Our team offers industry-specific insights, valuable guidance, and fresh perspectives - empowering you to make informed choices that propel your business forward.


Results Driven

At the core of our approach lies a focus on tangible results, utilizing data and analysis to assess our progress and define benchmarks for success. We are committed to achieving measurable outcomes, ensuring that our efforts drive meaningful impact.



We are a certified Black-owned small business consulting firm - meaning that we know how important cultural considerations are for our diverse clientele.

Our Team

Board of Directors


Jawan Harris.

Executive Director

Born and raised in South Seattle, Jawan established King's Dream Business Consulting in 2019 as a response to the city's ballooning gentrification and displacement of its Communities of Color. Jawan's professional background comprises automated logistics earned serving in the Armed Forces, a decade of high-volume multi-location market management, territory sales management, and a degree in retail management from American Military University. Jawan's ethos: "To advance micro-economies by arming oppressed groups with financial freedom." In other words: The freedom to create jobs, develop social programs, own assets, build companies, spend more time with loved ones, maintain wellness, protect culture, determine your destiny, and live a meaningful dignified life.


Prince Reece.

Director of Special Events

Prince Reece is a devoted father, husband, son, brother, and community member dedicated to serving the unincorporated Skyway/Westhill area. He founded the Skyway Nia Festival, an annual event that celebrates and recognizes positive Black culture in Skyway. Additionally, he co-organized the Heal the Hood rally and march in 2020, and he recently accepted the position of Director of Special Events with Shop Skyway to promote our homegrown celebrations further.


Najee Ladd-Ali.

Director of Community Relations

Najee is a proud father of his lovely daughter, Zuri Jade Ladd-Ali. He was born and raised in South Seattle and is a college graduate and former collegiate athlete. Najee is the owner and creator of Flyabove Athletics. He specializes in kettlebell and performance strength training. Currently, he works as the head strength trainer at Rainier Beach High School, his alma mater from 2009. Najee has trained highly-touted high school, college, and professional basketball and football players, including CJ Elleby, Aaron Brooks, and many others.

Meet The Team


Kati Trejo, MGH.

Project Administrator

Kati possesses exceptional skills in the area of continual process improvement and management of administrative functions, from gathering client feedback to originating personalized financial reports to help stakeholders succeed. Kati's tireless efforts behind the scenes ensure that our systems operate optimally, allowing the team to provide the best possible service to local businesses in the community.

Anthony Parnell

Anthony Parnell.

Small Business Consultant

As owner of The Entrepreneurs Apex, Anthony works directly with Entrepreneurs and C.E.O.s from a broad range of industries to help them develop and implement strategies for increasing their company's revenue, profitability, and efficiency. This also includes developing business plans and investor proposals and guiding companies through successful start-ups and expansion.


Victor Garcia, SPHR. 

Human Resources Consultant

HR leader and talent management expert, Victor Garcia, drives organizational success through innovative HR initiatives. Victor has over ten years of expertise in talent acquisition and retention, HR compliance, benefits administration, and performance management. Victor is proficient in designing and executing HR policies and procedures, forging robust relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, and adeptly handling employee relations challenges consistently leading to heightened

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Tanya Rivera-Falcone.

Small Business Consultant

Tanya Rivera-Falcone is a distinguished business coach and leadership expert with over 17 years of experience in corporate sales, management, and marketing. She has generated over $120 million for Fortune 250 companies and influenced the growth of more than 500 professionals and entrepreneurs. As the founder of Massive Brand Consulting and the innovative sales and marketing software, Bossly, Tanya assists small businesses in devising effective marketing strategies, driving organizational efficiency, and building high-performance teams. Tanya is also a best-selling author, motivational speaker, and advocate against domestic violence.

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Zaida Velazco.

Website Design & Developer

Product Designer, Zaida, specializes in UX/UI design, Front-End web development, and graphic design. Zaida has designed a fleet of mobile apps, websites, and branded graphics to help small and large clients own their digital space with creative yet functional designs that consider their unique objectives.

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Alesha Faulkner.

Social Media Manager

Alesha is a savvy lifestyle and business content creator who has spent the last eight years honing her skillset across all leading social media platforms. Alesha has helped clients champion their social presence while reaching over 25,000 followers for her professional brand. Faulkner earned a Master's in Economics at the University of North Carolina.

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Melanie Hartman, MBA.

Small Business Consultant

Melanie Hartman is a marketing, sales, and innovation-focused executive with 15 years experience. She has spent half of those years working in the corporate sector leading Fortune 100 brands in the digital landscape. The rest of her professional time has been spent working with small business owners to assist them in building strong digital foundations using growth marketing, sales enablement and innovative strategies. She holds an MBA in digital entrepreneurship.

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