An entrepreneur and educator, K. Wyking Garrett is the founder and Chief Executive of Remix Marketing & Communications, LLC, a communications firm specializing in the areas of youth and cultural program development, urban marketing, and event planning.
In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Wyking has over 20 years experience in civic involvement, community service and youth development that spans from Seattle to New York. In 2008 Wyking was awarded the Martin Luther King County Executive Pioneer Award for Excellence in Hip-Hop for outstanding service to the community.
A strong advocate of community involvement and civic service, at age twenty-one he was runner up for state representative in his home state of Washington. He has also served in membership, advisory and consultant capacities with a number of organizations and businesses. He is a founding director of the African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in Seattle, WA. For ten years he worked as the president/CEO of Umoja Fest African American Heritage Festival & Parade, the Pacific Northwest’s longest running African-American community festival.
In 2002 he founded the Seattle Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, the northwest affiliate of Russell Simmons’ New York based Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, which works to educate and empower youth academically, culturally and economically through Hip-Hop. He is also co-founder of the United For Youth Coalition and the UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center in Seattle, WA. He is also a fellow and Seattle representative for national green advocacy organization, Green For All