I’m posting this as a public answer for two reasons. 1. I’m hoping that if anyone in the Seattle area that qualifies sees this, they’ll reach out to you. 2. I actually get this question a lot. Like, a lot a lot. While the network of UX practitioners is fairly well-connected, right now there’s a tremendous amount of demand for what is in reality a very small community. I wish I could be of help, but this is a problem that quite a large number of organizations (of all sizes) are facing. User experience expertise is highly sought after, and there aren’t enough designers to fill the need.
Best of luck.