Meet the Team

Celeste Bodner Celeste Bodner
Executive Director, Founder, Non-Voting Board Member
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney
George Collins-White George Collins-White
Policy Specialist
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor ." - Desmond Tutu
Ashley Foster-French Ashley Foster-French
Training & Education Manager
"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." - Joshua J. Marine
Angel Petite Angel Petite
Young Leaders Program Manager
"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new." - Dalai Lama
Kayla Mizar Kayla Mizar
Young Leaders Program Coordinator
"Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe in the one reason why it will." - Author Unknown
Ashlee Morse Ashlee Morse
Oregon Youth Outreach Coordinator
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." - Nelson Mandela
Christia Hall Christia Hall
Web Developer
"They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds." - Dinos Christianopoulos
Marcus Brown Marcus Brown
Finance Manager
"I used to spend my nights dreaming about the life I wanted to live. Now I live my dreams, and I spend my nights sleeping." - Unknown
Adam Orton Adam Orton
Communications & Development Manager
"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shannon Symonds
Outreach and Resource Referral Program Manager
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intent of arriving safely with a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow what a ride! " - Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Brian Morgantini
Youth Outreach Coordinator
"it is hard to beat a person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth
Emily Fish Emily Fish
Training & Education Program Coordinator
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions." - Albert Einstein