Heroes

Dave Dahl

Dave Dahl

THE GOOD SEED WORDS David Bentley Photography Tim Sugden We have seen throughout history how the power of a single driven individual can affect the lives of countless people. Our cover-featured interviewee this issue is Dave Dahl, the “Good Seed” creator of Dave’s Killer Bread. Known as a champion of “second chance” jobs, personal ambassador […]

Rebekah Albert – Rose Haven

Rebekah Albert – Rose Haven

Daily Joys WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden Rebekah Albert says she experiences joy on a daily basis as the Executive Director of Rose Haven (627 NW 18th Ave.), a welcoming day shelter for women and their children who have experienced a traumatic life event, such as abuse or homelessness. There is a distinctly […]

Joe FinkBonner – Fighting For a Long And Happy Life

Joe FinkBonner – Fighting For a Long And Happy Life

Joe Finkbonner (RPh, MHA), a member of northern Washington’s Lummi Nation, is the Execu- tive Director of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB). Tasked with reducing the disparities in health care for American Indian populations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho,NPAIHB’s dedicated staff work under Finkbonner’s leadership to advocate for the interests of 43 […]

Tobi Burch Rates – Autism Society

Tobi Burch Rates – Autism Society

Keeping It Personal Tobi Burch Rates, executive director of the Autism Society of Oregon (ASO), knows about life with autism – both of her sons are autistic. She has several family members with autistic children. Tobi draws from a background in family law – as well as the day-to-day experiences of her family – to […]

Jordan Schnitzer – Arts Philanthropist

Jordan Schnitzer – Arts Philanthropist

Sowing the Seeds of Art Appreciation Jordan D. Schnitzer describes himself as the Johnny Appleseed of art appreciation, endeavoring to help as many people as possible – especially those in underserved communities – experience the most noteworthy artists of our time. The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is what Schnitzer refers to as his “lending library” […]

Heather Martin – Classic Wines Auction

Heather Martin – Classic Wines Auction

Pouring Out Her Soul Ten years ago, Heather Martin, a practicing corporate lawyer, was considering changing careers. The New Jersey native says she and her husband were moving to Portland and she was looking for a more philanthropic position. At the same time, Classic Wines Auction (1001 SE Sandy Boulevard), a yearly charity fundraising event […]

Bear Cubbedge: Manifesting a Dream

Bear Cubbedge: Manifesting a Dream

Manifesting a Dream A young tennis star and entrepreneur, Harold “Bear” Cubbedge struggled with addiction to alcohol, drugs and crime during challenging periods in his life. In 2008, after 18 years in and out of prison, Bear and Iron Tribe co-founder Shawn Bower brainstormed the concept for Iron Tribe Network, a community-based solution to prison […]

Belle Bennett Landau: Returning Veterans

Belle Bennett Landau: Returning Veterans

Belle Bennett Landau has been called “The Godmother of Veterans.” As executive director of Returning Veterans Project, her mission is to provide Oregon’s war veterans “all the care they need to come all the way home.” With a background in not-for-profit leadership and fund development in organizations focused on prevention and early intervention of sexual […]