Majken Ryherd is one of the founders of Waypoint Consulting, a lobbying firm that focuses on the Washington State Legislature. Waypoint's clients are generally non-profit, municipal and associations. Before co-founding Waypoint, she was the Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House in the Washington State Legislature for 10 years. Before this position, Majken was a contract lobbyist, representing primarily health, human services and low-income housing non-profits and associations. Majken's international experience includes consulting on tobacco control in Africa and Asia for the Gates Foundation, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and the Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal.