Contact Us

Businesses in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington can contact NorthwestTAAC by email or phone. Learn about our team members and how they can help with import competition challenges.

If your firm is located outside this region, please click here to locate the Trade Adjustment Assistance Center for your region.

General Information

For questions or to start the application process, please contact us at 206-622-2730 or email at

Our Team:


David Holbert

David Holbert directs NWTAAC operations, provides strategy and planning services to clients, and maintains contact with a wide variety of organizations in the region.  David has been with NWTAAC since 2013. He has worked within the TAAF program for over 20 years performing all program roles including director of a research center at the University of Southern California that sponsored the TAAF office serving Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.  David has also been a business owner, a private consultant, and a director of employment and training services.  He has a broad perspective of business and economy west of the Rockies, and deep experience in a wide variety of industries.  David holds a Master in Business Administration degree from Arizona State University and Bachelors in English Literature.  David resides in Portland Oregon and is a third-generation Oregonian.


Patrick Meuleman

Patrick is often the first team member to talk to companies exploring solutions for import competition.  He consults with company management to determine program eligibility and assists in the application process.  He also directs the client development and marketing effort for Northwest TAAC managing contacts with a wide range of individuals and organizations across the northwest region.  Patrick joined NWTAAC in 2009.  Earlier in his career, he worked as a policy advisor in the U.S. Senate on national security and trade policy, among other issues.  He holds a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a BA in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Idaho.  Patrick resides and manages the NWTAAC branch office in Boise Idaho. 

Ken Wenninger

Ken Wenninger joined NWTAAC in January, 2017 as the Organization’s Director of Client Development.  He has over 40 years’ experience in business development and marketing.

At NWTAAC, Ken works closely with team members to get the word out on the organization’s federally funded “Made in America Grants” Program, primarily through in-person meetings and presentations.

He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications with a minor in Psychology from the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.


Karin Kristjanson

Karin manages the administrative functions of NWTAAC.  The centers outstanding record of efficiency and client/consultant service focus is largely due to her effort.  Karin has managed the small office’s administrative and reporting functions since 2003.  She previously worked in a several businesses including roles servicing a wide range of industries.  She has an extensive background in accounting, contracts, and business operations.  Karin has lived and worked in the Puget Sound area for most of her working life.


Amy Pieper

Amy Pieper works with client companies as they implement projects using the TAAF matching fund.  She adds integrity and rigor to the contracting process through years of experience working with clients and consultants in a vast range of consulting projects.  Amy has served NWTAAC clients since 2010 and brings the perspective of over 20 years of experience in banking and data management to her work.  Amy received a bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University. Amy is a lifetime resident of Seattle and is active in several community service organizations.

Seattle Office:

Phone: 206-622-2730
Toll free: 1-800-667-8087
Fax: 206-622-1105

Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center
1200 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 604
Seattle, WA 98109

Boise, Idaho Office:

Phone: 208-343-6855
Fax: 208-343-6856
223 N 6th St, Suite 300
Boise, ID 83702