Amy King is the Founder and CEO of Pallet, an Everett, WA-based Public Benefit Corporation. They strive
to improve people’s lives while being a successful and profitable company. Pallet addresses unsheltered
homelessness through its high-quality products and the invaluable people who produce them. They are
also a fair chance employer who pays a living wage. Diversified hiring practices are vital to Pallet’s
success and help the company empower people who can process and problem-solve with compassion,
sensitivity, and creativity.
She and her husband, Brady King, started Square Peg Development in 2014, which led them to hire
previously incarcerated individuals. As they heard the stories and struggles of their employees, they
became passionate about removing barriers to re-entry. They sought to provide an opportunity for more
individuals in transition. In 2016, they founded Weld Seattle, a non-profit corporation geared toward
removing barriers to employment, housing, and a supportive community for individuals actively engaged
Amy has a degree in Psychology and spent most of her career in Healthcare Administration, focusing on
managing large surgical practices. This business experience prepared her for the opportunity of owning
and operating her current companies while fulfilling her dream of working for a company that is both
people-focused and profitable.