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Athletics makes me feel: Smiley and strong
Bio: Emily grew up playing Ultimate Frisbee and attending Baseball Games with her father. • She recently joined a Dragon Boat Team and in the off-season practices Aerial Arts • When Emily is not at the foundation you can find her rowing, baking, riding her bike, practicing yoga, practicing French or exploring the Pacific Northwest•
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Athletics makes me feel: Motivated
Bio: Tony was raised in Pennsylvania, where he got involved in running by tagging along on the last few minutes of his dad’s morning jogs. • He’s mostly traded running for cycling, which is a bit kinder on the knees. • Tony is a hopelessly dedicated fan of Philadelphia sports.
-There will be chaos–keep pedaling. -unknown
Committee Participation: Communications
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Athletics makes me feel:
Committee Participation: Grants
Athletics makes me feel: Excited
Bio: Holly, a native Oregonian, began swimming at age 4, which led to a fulfilling and fun swimming career. As s kid she loved to ride bikes, run and participate in all water sports, especially water skiing. As a young mother, Holly learned about soccer through coaching her children and fell in love with that sport. Later in life, she learned to snow ski and play tennis. Daily, you can find her taking exercise classes, playing tennis or walking her dog. Athletics and athletic actives keep her young, healthy and happy.
Committee Participation: Scholarships
Athletics makes me feel: Connected
Bio: Jamie is left handed, but plays golf right handed and is still waiting for his first hole in one! He was a member of the 1998 State Championship golf team at Jesuit High School
“The most important shot in golf is the next one” – Ben Hogan
Athletics makes me feel: Like I can accomplish anything physically, mentally, emotionally and intelligently.
Bio: Billy became involved in the Foundation with an assist from his main teammate – his wife Kali. She was asked to participate on the board but recommended him due to her exceptionally full calendar. • His proudest athletic achievement is being named captain of my HS and College basketball teams. • Sports teaches him a lot about how to navigate life in general.
Committee Participation: Scholarship
Committee Participation: Governance
Athletics makes me feel: Passionate
Bio: Trina is a proud mother of a 10 and 13 year old full time. • She has a passion for yoga practice and has been trying to master a four-minute headstand for 15 years! • A 90 year old woman on the cover of Trina’s favorite yoga book inspires her to practice daily and to never stop.
Athletics makes me feel: Inspired
Bio: Lisa can be characterized in three words: focused, adaptable, and exuberant. • She loves to travel and wanders globally, having been to 38 countries and still counting! • Lisa can be found outdoors hiking, biking, running, climbing, diving, skiing, or surfing! •
Athletics makes me feel: Energized
Bio: Julie enjoys synchronized swimming and her proudest athletic achievement was through the MAC team that won multiple National Championships, along with a 2nd place at World Championships. • A fun fact about Julie is that she played first oboe in the Salem Jr. Symphony. • Julie’s part of the MAF team when she was assigned as a MAC board liaison • She serves as a Director Emeritus.
Committee Participation: Community Engagement
Athletics makes me feel: Intense
Bio: George co-founded the Foundation with John Herman in 1989. • He’s been inducted to Portland Interscholastic League’s Hall of Fame. • George’s favorite players to watch were MBL player, Mickey Mantle and NFL Quarterback, Johnny Unitas • He serves as a Director Emeritus.
Athletic make me feel: Connected
Bio: Nova’s world revolves around baseball. • The ballpark is her place of dreaming, reflecting, and where she always feels more herself than anywhere else in the world. • Her proudest athletic achievement was receiving the Little League Volunteer of the Year Award (North Portland Little League). •
Committee Participation: Communications
Bio: Rosana grew up in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. • She loves to travel and learn about various cultures. • She’s proud to have learned how to ski at a later age, while being able to tackle blue and black diamond trails. • Sport allows Rosana to connect with nature.
Bio: Keith is inspired by the strength of his hero, Abraham Lincoln. • In 1985, he scored two goals to beat undefeated Notre Dame 2-0. • Fun Fact: Keith is a jock but participated in his High-School musical senior year! Committee: Community Engagement
Committee Participation: Community Involvement
Bio: Vishnu’s hometown is Salem, Oregon. • While growing up, tennis was his favorite sport to play and watch. • During Vishnu’s spare time, he loves to stay active outdoors and take on hiking trails.
Athletics makes me feel: In Sync
Bio: Mark Holman grew up in Ojai, California. • His character can be defined in three traits: dedicated, compassionate, and competitive. • Sport teaches Mark that attaining a personal best makes society better. •
Athletics makes me feel: Fearless
Bio: Luanna is inspired by athletes pushing themselves to excel. • She enjoys playing many sports through the years, especially tennis. • She also loves exploring new places, people and cultures. • Art plays an important part in her life and you can find Luanna painting in watercolor or acrylics. •
Committee Involvement: Communications
Athletics makes me feel: Self-Competitive
Bio: Scott enjoys playing outdoors in the garden with his two-year-old daughter, Avery. • His father is his hero, following his footsteps as best possible: including playing college basketball and becoming a dentist.
Committee Participation: Grants & Community Engagement
Athletics makes me feel: Collaborative
Bio: Randy has a passion for staying active and volunteering within his Portland community. • Though Randy loves traveling, he also enjoys exploring restaurants and coffee shops in his cultured, hometown. • Sport teaches Randy to collaborate, to work hard, to persevere, and to challenge himself.
Athletic makes me want: To Dream
Bio: Ken’s passion for basketball was sparked at a young age when his father put a double hoop in the driveway. • His greatest athletic achievement was bringing to life the Denver Broncos’ identity and uniforms. • Sport teaches Ken how to have a dream and how to work to make it happen.
Athletics makes me feel: Powerful
Bio: Matt is a local, Portland native. • He was inspired to play basketball after the Trail Blazers won the NBA Championship in 1977. • His greatest athletic achievement was claiming the crown at the U.S. National Championship for Squash Men’s 5.0 in Hartford, CT •
Committee Participation: Finance/Audit
Athletics make me feel: Confident
Bio: Susan grew up in the water, swimming with her neighborhood swim squad. • She can be seen fueling her body with tacos or anything involving avocados! • Did you know that Susan was a part of a curling league in Portland? • And she learned how to surf this year! •
Committees: Community Engagement, Finance/Audit, Governance, Grants and Spin-a-thon
Athletics makes me feel: Playful
Bio: Pam first started skiing at the age of 6. While Pam’s mom worked at a ski resort, she and her brother would take advantage of free ski passes. • She has completed in 20 Hood to Coast’s and 15 Cycle Oregon’s • In her spare time she loves to watch sports or participate in even more sports. •
Committee Participation: Finance/Audit, Governance and Spin-a-thon
Athletics makes me feel: Invigorating
Bio: Roger is a Colorado Springs native and began playing catch with his dad at the age of 5. • His baseball passion progressed through little league, high school, and intramural in college. • Roger’s greatest athletic achievement was putting together a fast pitch softball intramural team at University of Colorado that won the all school championship! •
Committee Participation: Communications, Scholarship and Scholarship Celebration Event
Athletics makes me feel: Positive
Bio: Kim loved to climb trees during her childhood, alongside her brother and cousin around the woods. • Cycling around Europe is one of Kim’s greatest athletic accomplishment. • Particularly, cycling to summits of huge climbs, such as Mt. Ventoux in France •
Committee Participation: Grants and Governance