Meet the Team

Celeste Bodner Celeste Bodner
Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Non-Voting Board Member
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney
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. Fate loves the fearless." - 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
Cali Riser Cali Riser
Training & Education Coordinator
"She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails." - Elizabeth Edwards
Erika Marshall Erika Marshall
Human Resource & Fundraising Manager
"Nothing outside yourself can save you; nothing outside yourself can give you peace. But this also means that nothing outside yourself can hurt you or disturb your peace or upset you in anyway." - A Course in Miracles
Christia Hall Christia Hall
Web Developer
"They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds." - Dinos Christianopoulos
Jessica Gibson Jessica Gibson
Communications & Partnership Administrator
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
Marcus Brown Marcus Brown
Finance Specialist
"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
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