Stephen Halligan is passionate about improving communities, working with local leaders, and helping entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality. His background in finance, international business, and sales give him the unique ability to bridge the gap between project ideation and realization. Stephen’s interests include: traveling, baseball, boxing, sailing, and being ridiculously good at Catchphrase.
Best advice you’ve ever been given: Embrace what you fear. Eventually it’ll empower you.
Alyssa Kuchenreuther is a PNW native, holds an MBA from Western Washington University and has recently started a career in banking at Pacific Continental Bank. She is excited to engage the Portland Metro in meaningful initiatives driven by community partnerships.
What’s on your bucket list? To bike up Mountain Constitution on Orcas Island.
Danielle Souder is a designer with a deep desire to serve communities with socially sustainable and authentic creative solutions. Having tackled a few meaningful projects ranging from medical devices, kitchen tools, and lighting for refugees, she enjoys exploring how simple innovations can improve communities in Portland and beyond.
What is the most meaningful book you’ve read recently? A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
When Ian Leslie isn't immersing himself in the eCommerce world, he can be found figuring out ways to help people around him. Ian is a Sales Professional with a servant's mindset and genuinely loves everyone. Ian is a bundle of energy, enthusiasm, and looks forward to continuing his career and creating a better Portland!
What is your favorite quote? "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." - Sam Levenson
Kallie Kurtz is passionate about youth development public policy and the intersection between engagement and empowerment. In 2015, Kallie won the Spirit of Portland Award for Outstanding Young Leader because of her work empowering youth in Portland. When she is not engaging youth, Kallie is found laughing while kayaking off waterfalls, scaling rock walls and climbing mountains.
What is your life motto? Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about getting out and dancing in the rain.
Monica Terveer somehow turned her college barista job into a career in the specialty coffee industry, first at a social enterprise and now at Oregon’s only B Corp Certified coffee roasting company. She is passionate about using business as a force for good and bridging the gap between coffee producers and consumers. She is also full of obscure information about coffee. When Monica isn’t drinking coffee, you can find her rock climbing, hiking, or over-quoting movie lines.
What's on your bucket list? To summit the Three Sisters in one trip.
Frankie Lewington is a Council Policy Coordinator at Metro, the regional government for the Portland metropolitan area. He is passionate about revitalizing place at the neighborhood and district scale through a sustainability, urban design and community development lens. When not being a government wonk, Frankie can be found making puns, running the neighborhoods of Portland, and cheering on the Timbers.
What is your dream sandwich? It actually exists! A Korean Reuben. Chicken + corned beef + grilled bulgogi +Kimchi sauerkraut. Can't beat it.