As a former participant, Dino’s familiarity with BCS makes him a perfect fit to oversee the education and new mentoring programs. He recently finished his Masters thesis in Financial Literacy, a complement to his passion to see our families grow in fiscal health. Participants may contact Dino for help with setting and achieving economic goals.
Madeline is enthusiastic about supporting the mission of BCS through building strong relationships with product and financial donors.
Hunter joined the ranks in 2015, after having graduated from Portland State University. Hunter processes all new referrals and intakes, helps manage the database and website, sends out regular communication to participates, and assists in daily office administration.
Lynn returned to BCS as a full-time employee in November 2012, and we are happy to have her. Her work style reminds us of the Roadrunner cartoons; no one can keep up with her! She and Andrew Rowlett work together coordinating the warehouse.
Lauren coordinates BCS volunteers in breaking down bulk food and restocking donated product in the warehouse. Her “can do” spirit makes her a joy to work with.
Andrew returned to BCS in summer of 2010. He oversees all warehouse operations and staff. Andrew’s upbeat personality and great sense of humor keep the volunteers and staff on their toes.
Dave came on staff part-time in April 2007 after volunteering for several years. As a part-time driver, Dave picks up product weekly and volunteers for us when needed. This keeps his “retirement” exciting, in combination with his interest in coins, hunting and fishing.
Ameena is responsible for receiving and posting all payments and donations, while also playing a large role in all the inner workings of the daily office grind. When Ameena isn’t working here at BCS, she’s studying at Portland State for her Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
You wouldn’t be able to tell that Aquila is our newest BCS employee, considering how quickly she has picked up the job and became an admired member of our community. As the dispatcher, Aquila coordinates and schedules hundreds of pickups every week, making sure that all food donations get picked up from our faithful donors.
Barry was our first full-time employee and public relations person for BCS. After serving BCS families, staff and volunteers for over 23 years Barry passed away on March 31, 2015. You can read more about Barry.
Angela has hosted and managed the BCS Teaching Garden since 2000. Her primary focus is permaculture, a philosophy of low-cost, high yield, sustainable gardening that seeks to mimic Natural ecosystems. For stress management Angela participates in women’s roller derby.
Lee has been faithfully stocking shelves in the warehouse three mornings a week for more years than she will let us tell. She’s a no-nonsense lady who gets things done — but has fun with everyone around her as she does it!
Daryl volunteers assisting Lynn and Andrew, and helping coordinate the Danner Boots. He is also fortunate to be married to Lynn Holstine :).
Ashley coordinates volunteers to maintain and harvest produce at our two BCS Gardens. She weekly assists managers and owners to meet the needs of the gardens and ensure produce is brought to the warehouse for BCS families to enjoy.
DonnaLisa utilizes her green thumb, as well as her natural ability to teach and lead, to manage the Sunderland Garden in Gresham. She graciously coordinates volunteers at Sunderland, assisting in the growing and harvesting of all sorts of yummy produce that makes it way back to BCS for our families to share and enjoy.
Jenn is our super mom, super childcare coordinator. She takes care of the online signup for childcare shifts and scheduling, and is the one you should email if you are interested in signing up for a childcare shift!