OK 20: Community Engagement Nonprofits
Team 20 members are key employees in nonprofit organizations that promote economic development and community engagement in Central Oregon.
Meeting time: First Wednesday of the month from 8 to 10am
Jen is the owner of Rusk Coaching & Consulting. For more than 30 years, she has helped nonprofit organizations achieve success in the areas of planning, organization development and fundraising. She currently serves on the board of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon.
Adam is the Executive Director for the OSU-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab. With over 10 years of experience in startup acceleration, small business development, and technology transfer, Adam is an expert at building initiatives that support innovators, entrepreneurs, funders, and their communities.
Adam earned his juris doctor from Duquesne University and a bachelor's degree from Penn State University.
Carli is the Executive Director of the Hanai Foundation. With a masters of art in teaching and experience teaching at both high school and college levels, Carli is committed to exploring how learning works both in traditional settings and in creative environments. The Hanai Foundation will provide a space for individuals to grow in community with one another, and Carli's work in the coming months is to connect with the people and organizations who will contribute to that goal.
Erin is the Membership and Events Manager at EDCO, Economic Development for Central Oregon.
Marisa is the Communications Director for the Deschutes River Conservancy and a professional photographer specializing in portraits and events Marisa has a Bachelor’s of Arts in French Literature from the University of Oregon which has allowed her to travel the world teaching language and taking pictures. Marisa is passionate about community, connection, creativity and collaboration.
Before coming to Sisters-Folk-Festival,-Inc. as Development Director, Steven served executive stints at Minnesota’s St. Paul Winter Carnival, Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, and several of Oregon’s iconic festivals including da Vinci Days, Waterfront Blues Festival, Eugene Celebration and the Oregon Truffle Festival. He has taught event management as an adjunct faculty member for Arizona State University’s Hospitality and Tourism program, the University of Oregon’s Arts and Administration graduate program, and in the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music. He and his wife Kat, a Eugene native, have lived in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, and Ashland and moved to Sisters in 2017.