Chris Smith, Vice President
20+ years of experience as a leader, coach, and instructor in higher education and small business afford me the background and experience to guide you toward breakthrough results. I have a proven record of success as a coach and trainer, consistently yielding more than 200% growth in performance outputs, team effectiveness, and leadership competencies. I am extensive experience in executive/mid-level leadership coaching, team dynamics coaching, and cultural competency (diversity) coaching.
Education – B.A. in English/Secondary Education and M.S. in Business Management, Cardinal Stritch University. Chris is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC).
Chuck Freemont, Treasurer
Charles has spent 18 years in the financial services industry and joined Wedbush Securities Private Client Services in June of 2016. He earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. During this time, Charles has focused on Consulting and Managing the investment and financial needs of Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations in the Northwest and Midwest. He also manages assets for individuals to help meet their investment needs.
Charles is one-half Indian, Chippewa, enrolled with the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Belcourt, ND. He also gives a considerable amount of time back to the Native community. He served on the Board of Directors for NAYA (Native American Youth Association and Family Center) and the Northwest Indian College Foundation. In addition, having played basketball in college, Charles runs basketball clinics for a variety of youth groups, including Native youth.
Joey Kerns, Secetary
Joey has lived in Portland since 2005 and loves the Pacific Northwest. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. He’s active in the local community and serves on several Boards of Directors including serving as Board Chair for Focus on Youth, which helps homeless and at-risk youth. When he’s not working or volunteering, he can be seen walking his Chihuahua, Elton, around the the Rose City Park Neighborhood.
Joey worked for charities for 12 years before he became a real estate broker. He did that because he has always had a personal mission to improve his community and help make people’s lives better. He still employs this passion as a real estate broker and his passion for community involvement now translates to helping clients find the right community.
Shawn Price, Board Member
I love my collections. Vintage decor and clothes were my first loves before journals and legos crowed their way in.
The dream like state I am in when hunting for a treasure to add to my menagerie is only rivaled by the sound of my children and grandchildren laughing at my jokes.
I believe in giving away what you need most is the way to have a full life.
Telling people they are amazing and empowering them to create a life beautifully imagined is my purpose and I have enjoyed every moment.
I am a women inspired by all life and humbled by the love this world has immeasurably given to me.
Who am I: Woman, mom, sister of the world, grandmother to 4 exquisite young men and an adored wife.
Carmen Farmer, Board Member
I am an enjoyment coach, specializing in working with baby boomers who are retiring soon or who have retired and are not finding it to be the satisfying experience they were hoping for. After growing up in Texas and graduating from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in radio-tv-film, I spent the first 30 years of my career in broadcasting and advertising. In 1982, I moved to Portland, working at KGW Radio for nine years and laster for other broadcasting companies. In 1997 I felt a pull to make more of a contribution to society and became office manager and HR director for the National Indian Child Welfare Association, an American Indian nonprofit that focuses on child abuse and neglect prevention, and retired from NICWA in 2014. I consider myself “semi-retired,” now embarking on an encore career in the coaching field.
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Radio-TV-Film, 1970, University of Texas at Austin. Certified Professional Coach Certificate from Invite Change, Life Coach Training, 2016. Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation, 2016.
Brad Aiello, Board Member
Bio and picture coming soon!
Ana Rinck, Board Member
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, moved to Portland in 2008 to get a degree in Management and Human Resource from Portland State University. It was the best decision I've made in my life. I fell in love with PDX and the rest is history.
These days I am the Operations Manager for BAKERpedia, the world's first commercial baking encyclopedia.
I also provide Business Process Improvement and Operations Management consulting.