Meet the Author

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David Toledo is the Creator, Writer, Illustrator, and Animator of “Meet the Mascots” and also voiced multiple characters who appear in the Pilot Episode including the (4) Leads.

David was raised in Seattle, Washington and gained some notoriety during his high school years as one of Seattle’s more proliferate and innovative aerosol artists; with iconic murals at several high schools and parks between 1985-1987.

More recently David and his daughter received some notoriety when their Daddy/Daughter “Dance-Off” received 150K+ views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV7EHan9uxc

David is currently the Program Director for the Unified Outreach Non-Profit Youth Arts Program in West Seattle, which he helped found in 1998; where he is active in overseeing youth arts programs, working with low-income, at-risk, special needs, and under-served youth, using both traditional and contemporary arts to build a bridge across racial, cultural and economic barriers. www.UnifiedOutreach.com

It was David’s engagement of Mayor McGinn at various 2011 town halls in Seattle that lead to the development of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture “Work-Readiness in the Arts” program; and the programming designed by David and his team at Unified Outreach consistently set the bar for work readiness (in the arts) programs in Seattle. David is actively involved in community programming and outreach; race & social justice issues, and youth advocacy; employing arts as a tool of communication and empowerment.

david-toledo-seattle-city-council-meet-the-beatlesDavid Toledo is a published author, illustrator, and playwright; as well as an established musician and vocalist with the distinction of being one of the first hip hop artist’s with a LP distributed in the Seattle area pre 1994.

Additionally, David is a life-long Seattle resident who has lived in every neighborhood of Seattle; working with and being a voice for underserved communities for over 20 years. David has organized and been a strong partner for community programming in the arts, education, and community outreach programs with Unified Outreach, Roots Shelter, The Mitchell House, Chicken Soup Brigade, West Seattle Christian Church, Adobe Youth Voices, Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, Garfield Advisory Council, 206 Zulu, YMCA, Seattle Housing Authority, and more. Additionally, David considers himself and evangelical Christian and is active in his local church.

Find out more about David Toledo at https://kingcountynews.org/2014/10/16/bring-the-noise-legendary-seattle-artist-david-toledo-makes-the-leap-from-street-art-to-political-activism/

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