Board of Directors

Steve Pringle

Board Chair, 2012 – Present

Steve is currently the Executive Director of Love INC. and prior to that was the interim principle for Westside Christian High School. Steve received his M.A. from George Fox University, and BASc from Multnomah University.

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Jeff Persell

Board Member – Environments 1.0, 2012 – Present

Jeff serves as chair of The Environments committee. He works at the City of Portland Parks Bureau as the Recreation Coordinator.

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Norma Benjamin

Board Member, 2012 – Present

Norma took on the role of board member for BridgeTown in 2012. She received her degree from Western Oregon University, and is currently retired.

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Billy Mitchell

Board Member, 2016-Present

Billy Mitchell  is the co-founder of Search Logic. He received his degree from Portland State University.

Gunnar Simonsen

Board Member – Development Committee Chair, 2012 – Present

Gunnar chairs the Development Committee. He works as a social media messaging architect and consultant, and does business development and PR strategy. Along with BridgeTown, he also serves on the board of MIPO.

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David Shin

Board Member-Finance Chair, 2015-Present

David works for Country Financial as a Financial Advisor. He received his degree from George Fox University.

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Advisory Committee

Brian Bilby – Finance Committee Advisor

Jim Eney – Development Committee Advisor

Mike Kelly – Policy Procedure Advisor