A self-described “Parks Kid”, Chukundi grew up in the Central Area and participated in several programs at Miller Community Center and other organizations. He has a lifelong commitment to service as a volunteer, board member, employee, manager, and participant.
Salisbury is a 24-year employee of the City of Seattle, where he works as a manager for Seattle Parks and Recreation and serves as the founding director of the Youth Green Corps. He has served as the trails coordinator, urban food systems manager, director of Camp Long, as well as a recreation center coordinator at Garfield Community Center.
Chukundi has a B.S. in Computer Science from Elizabeth City State University (NC) and is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
Currently, Salisbury lives in Seattle, WA with his family: wife Michelle, 21-year-old daughter, Alma, and 15-year-old son, Chukundi Jr.