Board of Directors

  • Kawana S. Bullock Clayton


    Bio coming soon!

    Carrie Clore


    Carrie Clore works in development and communications at Crag Law Center, an environmental nonprofit. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Studio Practices and minor in writing from Portland State University. Carrie has over seven years’ bookstore experience as a community relations manager promoting literacy, arts and education through community outreach and in-store events.

    She is a self-described word junkie, mark maker, storyteller, painter, poet, and printmaker. When she is not pursuing artistic endeavors, you can find her meandering the mossy trails of the Pacific Northwest in search of waterfalls, happy trees, and encounters with chipmunks. Ask her about her favorite hikes.

    Niko Courtelis


    Niko is a creative director and partner of PLAZM. He teaches graphic design at Portland State University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Niko collects postage stamps, typewriters and vintage perforating machines, and makes mail art. He is co-founder of the Portland Correspondence Co-op, has a daughter and a three-legged turtle.

    Stacey Daley


    Bio coming soon!

    Melissa Favara


    Melissa Favara writes creative nonfiction, teaches English, collects typewriters, curates the 1,000 Words reading series, and seeks every opportunity to promote reading, writing, and the printed word.

    Ashley Sloan


    Bio coming soon!

    Andrew Stern


    Andrew Stern is an innovator in the design and engineering of personality-rich virtual characters, interactive stories, and social games. He is co-founder of Playabl Studios, developing interactive dramas. Previously, Andrew co-founded Procedural Arts, developer of Façade, described as “the future of video games” by The New York Times and the subject of a feature-length article in The Atlantic Monthly. Andrew also previously founded the studio Stumptown Game Machine. Andrew was co-writer of the group blog from 2003-2008 about interactive narrative, games, poetry and art.

    Lauren Mariko Waudé


    Lauren is Philanthropy Northwest Momentum Fellow working at the Meyer Memorial Trust in their Housing Opportunities Portfolio. She has worked on homelessness, housing and social justice issues in Seattle and Portland for over 13 years. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Management from Portland State University. In addition, to the IPRC board, Lauren also serves on an advisory committee for the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). When she’s not working, Lauren has also volunteered with several art projects in Portland, Canada, Samoa and New Zealand and has contributed essays to zines like Hoarse (Seattle) and Stumptown Underground (Portland). She is excited to join the board and community at IPRC!


    Kate Bingaman-Burt, Designer & Associate Director of the Art+Design School at Portland State University; former IPRC Board President
    Pollyanne Birge, Community Engagement & Policy Adviser to Commissioner Eudaly; former IPRC Executive Director
    Eve Connell, Managing Editor of University of Hell Press
    Lori Damiano, Illustrator, Animator, & Educator
    Chloe Eudaly, Portland City Commissioner; Co-founder of the IPRC
    Kohel Haver, Partner at Swider Haver LLP
    Kathy Kniep, Nonprofit Consultant
    Brianne Mees, Co-founder & Co-owner of Tender Loving Empire
    Alise Munson, Brand/Content Specialist at HouseSpecial, LLC
    Yvonne Perez Emerson, Founder of WeMake
    Jay Pontieri, Author & Educator
    George Thorn, Arts & Culture Consultant
    Brian Tibbetts, Writer & Editor; former IPRC Interim Director
    Bryan Wasetis, Co-founder of Aspect Law

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