Elections were held for the 2014-2015 during our October meeting, and we’d like to welcome three new board members:
Max graduated from Portland State University in 2013, and has been in Portland since 2009. He lives contently in North Tabor with his partner Chelsea and his dog Steve. He likes science, art, radio, and food, although not necessarily in that order.
Val moved to Portland from Indiana in January, 2014 to serve as Pastor for Community of Christ on NE Couch Street. This was a career change after working many years as a microbiologist in clinical trials research. Her interests include environmental stewardship, relationship building with community members, neighborhood safety, and enjoying the natural world. She loves gardening and is in the process of creating sacred space in her new home yard using native plants and recycled hardscaping. Reading, photography, and sharing meals with friends top her list of favorite activities. She is also working with the Community of Christ congregation in opening up the building to more local non-profit groups and fitness opportunities.
Jay was born and raised in the Portland Metro area, and has lived in North Tabor since 2013. While earning a BS from Portland State University’s School of Communication Studies with a minor in Sociology, James also spent time as a Senator to the University’s Student Government, a board member of the Smith Memorial Student Union Advisory Committee, and worked with KPSU, the University’s free-format, student run radio station. During his time at KPSU, James served as an on-air DJ, Music Director, Programming Director, and ultimately as the Station Manager. He is a diehard Portland Trailblazers fan, and remains passionate about music. He currently heads the Promotions team at Music Millennium, one of the longest standing independent record stores in the nation.