I promote and support Portland's creative economy
Job Executive Director / Creative Portland
Lives In Oakdale
In December 2010, I became the executive director of Creative Portland, the city's local arts agency also charged with growing and supporting the creative economy. I enjoy connecting with people who value this city's distinctive zeitgeist and are willing to help make it thrive for years to come. I love Portland because my family and I can walk downtown, experience great food, music and art, and run into people we know.
I use my twin identity as an artist and writer to create work for commercial and editorial clients.
I write fiction, short stories, and poetry. Lately, it's mostly haiku inspired by what I dream about at night.
I inform, inspire and influence in support of my community, with a special soft spot for the arts.
I help people use technology to enrich and simplify their lives. I also ride bikes. A lot.