Simon Javan Okelo

Father | Media Creator | Musician | Entrepreneur

"Simon is an inspirational leader whose passion for the use of arts and culture to address pressing issues is unsurpassed. "

My initial introduction to Simon and One Vibe came during my tenure as Director of Marketing and Communications for Seattle Theatre Group. He invited me to attend the Madaraka festival being hosted at EMP, (now known as MoPop) and it is an experience I will never forget. The presence of hundreds of people coming together in support of One Vibe, while experiencing incredible music and art by artists not often showcased in this area, in that way was electric and memorable. Simon’s capacity to build relationships across cultures was known to me, but became incredibly palatable at the Madaraka Festival and has continued to be present through his many other creative, community- based endeavors.

-Vivian Philips

"He is an enthusiastic and positive person with a good feel for team spirit, and when faced with challenges, he is solution-focused."

I experienced Simon as a project leader who is good at understanding and translating the needs of the different stakeholders as well as helps the project members deliver their results. Besides that, he is an enthusiastic and positive person with a good feel for team spirit, and when faced with challenges, he is solution-focused.

-Simon van der Veer

"Simon is is destined to have a significant impact on the world. "

Simon is one of the most extraordinary young leaders I have met. He brings a depth of spirit, wisdom, and ability to connect with others that is truly unique, and is destined to have a significant impact on the world, let alone any initiative, project or organization he is involved with.

-Geoff Fitch

"I highly recommend Simon for anything he wants to do; anyone who has the good fortune to meet and work with Simon is blessed.  "

Simon is kind, humble, joyful, considerate, aware, introspective, and hard working. He is able to attract talented, intelligent people more than twice his age to his self-initiated projects and endeavors because he is talented, intelligent, open and so full of joy and good will. Simon has big visions and a big heart! He is determined, clear, remains focused on his goals and works well with people of all ages, races and cultures.

Personally, I am very inspired by Simon. Any position which requires energy, enthusiasm, creativity, intelligence, project management, event coordination and visionary thinking would be a great place for Simon to contribute his many skills and talents. I highly recommend Simon for anything he wants to do; anyone who has the good fortune to meet and work with Simon is blessed. 


– Venita Ramirez

"Simon is an extraordinary visionary with 100 years of experience in his few decades of life."

Simon is an extraordinary visionary with 100 years of experience in his few decades of life. This brings a remarkable wisdom, capacity, heart, compassion and acumen that I have seldom encountered. I hold the highest expectations for the future of this young man.

-Terri O’Fallon

"Simon is a man of incredible character, honesty and integrity. "

Simon is a man of incredible character, honesty, and integrity. If you are lucky enough to get to know Simon you will surely be inspired to be a better person and overcome whatever obstacles exist in your life.
-Charles O’Connell 

"Simon is an inspirational leader whose passion for the use of arts and culture to address pressing issues is unsurpassed. "

My initial introduction to Simon and One Vibe came during my tenure as Director of Marketing and Communications for Seattle Theatre Group. He invited me to attend the Madaraka festival being hosted at EMP, (now known as MoPop) and it is an experience I will never forget. The presence of hundreds of people coming together in support of One Vibe, while experiencing incredible music and art by artists not often showcased in this area, in that way was electric and memorable. Simon’s capacity to build relationships across cultures was known to me, but became incredibly palatable at the Madaraka Festival and has continued to be present through his many other creative, community- based endeavors.

-Vivian Philips

"He is an enthusiastic and positive person with a good feel for team spirit, and when faced with challenges, he is solution-focused."

I experienced Simon as a project leader who is good at understanding and translating the needs of the different stakeholders as well as helps the project members deliver their results. Besides that, he is an enthusiastic and positive person with a good feel for team spirit, and when faced with challenges, he is solution-focused.

-Simon van der Veer

"Simon is is destined to have a significant impact on the world. "

Simon is one of the most extraordinary young leaders I have met. He brings a depth of spirit, wisdom, and ability to connect with others that is truly unique, and is destined to have a significant impact on the world, let alone any initiative, project or organization he is involved with.

-Geoff Fitch

"I highly recommend Simon for anything he wants to do; anyone who has the good fortune to meet and work with Simon is blessed.  "

Simon is kind, humble, joyful, considerate, aware, introspective, and hard working. He is able to attract talented, intelligent people more than twice his age to his self-initiated projects and endeavors because he is talented, intelligent, open and so full of joy and good will. Simon has big visions and a big heart! He is determined, clear, remains focused on his goals and works well with people of all ages, races and cultures.

Personally, I am very inspired by Simon. Any position which requires energy, enthusiasm, creativity, intelligence, project management, event coordination and visionary thinking would be a great place for Simon to contribute his many skills and talents. I highly recommend Simon for anything he wants to do; anyone who has the good fortune to meet and work with Simon is blessed. 


– Venita Ramirez

"Simon is an extraordinary visionary with 100 years of experience in his few decades of life."

Simon is an extraordinary visionary with 100 years of experience in his few decades of life. This brings a remarkable wisdom, capacity, heart, compassion and acumen that I have seldom encountered. I hold the highest expectations for the future of this young man.

-Terri O’Fallon

"Simon is a man of incredible character, honesty and integrity. "

Simon is a man of incredible character, honesty and integrity. If you are lucky enough to get to know Simon you will surely be inspired to be a better person and overcome whatever obstacles exist in your life.

-Charles O’Connell 

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