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PEPS for Dads

PEPS offers events geared toward new and expectant Dads.

Being A New DadDads at Naked City BreweryAt these events, dads get together for camaraderie and to hear an expert presenter deliver a short talk on a topic relevant to dads. Q & A follows, and then time to hang with other new and expectant dads.


UpComing Events

Diary of a Wimpy Dad

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at Diamond Knot Brewpub @ MLT, Mountlake Terrace

What does it mean to be a “real” man? Traditional definitions include adjectives like tough, strong, independent, and unemotional. To act otherwise is considered to be “wimpy.” Like many guys growing up in this culture, I unconsciously and consciously accepted the traditional male stereotype. However, over the years as I have raised 3 children, I have come to understand that what is needed to be a good dad is often the exact opposite of the “real man” stereotype. The more I embrace my “wimpiness,” the better dad, husband and person I become.

Presented by Fred Capestany.

Online registration has closed. We still have space available and can accept $10 cash or check for tickets at the door.

Fred Capestany
Fred Capestany
The son of Cuban immigrants, Fred Capestany was born and raised in Seattle. Along with his 7 brothers & sisters, Fred grew up in the Mt Baker neighborhood, a racially and economically diverse community in the South End of Seattle. Fred has worked in education and non-profits throughout his professional career. Currently, Fred is the Director of College Support at Rainier Scholars, an educational access organization for students of color who are the first in their families to attend college. Fred is an experienced sexuality educator who has worked for Planned Parenthood and the Seattle School District. For the past two years, Fred has presented puberty workshops for 10-12 year old boys through an organization called Great Conversations. Fred graduated from Whitman College in 1986 and earned his MA in Education from Seattle University in 1999. He lives in the Seward Park neighborhood of Seattle with his wife, Sheila, and their three teenaged children.


Past events

The Real Scoop on Being a New Dad

June 20, 2017 at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse in Greenwood

New dad? About to become one? Take a seat and hear from a panel of dads at The Real Scoop on Being a New Dad. The panel will be led by local author, therapist and founder of forBetter, Zach Brittle.

This popular PEPS for Dads event is fun and informal, with great discussion topics including time for Q & A!

Online registration has closed. Tickets will be available at the door; cash payment.

Tickets are $15 and non-refundable. This event is 21+.
Food and drink available for purchase on site.

Zach Brittle Panel Facilitator: Zach Brittle

Zach Brittle is a couples therapist in Seattle and best-selling author of The Relationship Alphabet. His writings and insights have been featured in Verily Magazine, Men’s Health, Real Simple and the Washington Post. He is also the founder of forBetter, which offers online resources for couples. As a Certified Gottman Therapist, his private practice work is rooted in over 40 years of marital research.

Jasen Frelot

Jasen Frelot is a father, husband, community organizer, early childhood Jasen Freloteducator and social justice advocate based in Seattle. He is the founder and Executive Director of Kids and Race, a new non-profit organization focused on educating parents on how they impact their children’s racial identity development. Jasen is the founding director of Columbia City Preschool of Arts and Culture, a preschool founded on the principles of racial equity.
Jasen's work has been featured on KUOW, King 5, The Seattle Times, Real Change, and Parentmap Magazine. Jasen lives in Seattle with his 2 ½ year old daughter, a wife; they are excitedly anticipating the birth of their second child in June!

Kyle Granderson

Kyle GrandersonKyle Granderson lives in Ballard with his wife, two daughters (3 and 5) and ferocious 5 pound dog, Abby. He’s prepping for his biggest adventure yet with the pending arrival of twins – a boy and a girl – due in August. He still finds himself laughing and shaking his head every time he realizes he’s going to double his number of children overnight! He spends weekdays working as a Market Director for Loft9 Consulting, manages to squeeze in several runs a week, and is a craft beer enthusiast and frequenter of local breweries. The Honda Fit has been officially traded in for a minivan and he is ready to hit the ground running raising four kids in Seattle with his thankfully much calmer, wiser wife, Anne.

Chris Kornelis Chris Kornelis

Chris Kornelis is the author of “Rocking Fatherhood: The Dad-to-Be’s Guide to Staying Cool,” which was published by Da Capo/Lifelong Books in May. He also co-authored Guns N' Roses co-founder Duff McKagan's memoir, How to Be a Man (Da Capo, 2015). He writes a bi-weekly feature for The Wall Street Journal and has written extensively for many publications, including Maxim, The Village Voice, and LA Weekly. In a previous life, he was music editor at Seattle Weekly. He lives with his wife and two kids – Thomas (5) and Lucy (15 months) – in Bremerton, WA.

Mike Schloss

Mike SchlossMike Schloss has joined the growing ranks of Stay-At-Home-Dads in the Seattle area for two rambunctious, spirited and strong girls (Ashley 3 years and Shaveah 9 months). After about 3 years of being "on the job", Mike has learned how important it is to create and maintain strong supportive friendships among parents and non-parents. When he is not solo with the little ladies, he very much enjoys co-parenting with his partner (Kathryn) and will be celebrating 13 years of marriage this year!

In a previous life, Mike Schloss was born and raised in Pueblo, CO. He attended Regis University in Denver, CO. After moving to Seattle, he completed his graduate degree at Seattle University in the Masters in Nonprofit Leadership program while working in various at-risk youth related programs mainly through Treehouse and the Y.

Zach Silk

Zach SilkZach Silk is a veteran political strategist and serial entrepreneur. He has a range of management, communications, and start up experience. He has scored numerous victories as a campaign manager in Washington State and advises many national organizations on advancing their agenda. His most notable political successes include passing the marriage equality law in Washington state in 2012 and passing the ballot measure that closed the background check loophole on gun sales in Washington State in 2014. He has also founded several businesses in Seattle, including most recently Freewheel carbon-free cargo. He runs Civic Ventures, a Seattle-based public policy incubator. He lives in Capitol Hill with his wife and two young children.

Questions? Call PEPS at (206) 547-8570 or email Cari Morales.

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