Board & Staff

Board Members 2018-2019


  • Todd Woodard, Chair
    Spokane International Airport
  • Dirk Vastrick, Vice Chair
  • Jennifer Lehn, Past Chair
  • Kim Koch, Treasurer
    Moss Adams
  • Carly Cortright, Alumni Association Chair
    City of Spokane
  • Melissa Boland,  Northern Quest Resort & Casino
  • Stacie Davis, Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
  • Corey Digiacinto, US Bank
  • Monica Wales, Rockwood Retirement Community
  • Penny Hencz, Washington Trust Bank
  • Jessica Kirk, Greater Spokane, Inc.
  • Chuck Lund, TATE, Inc.
  • Connie Stark, Stark Tours
  • Elizabeth Tellessen, Winston & Cashatt Lawyers
  • Shawn Bonfield, Avista
  • Julie Orchard, Providence
  • Izzy Alvarez, Gabriella Alvarez, Sydney Lennemann, YLS Liaisons


Jaxon Riley

Executive Director

Jaxon Riley
Phone: 509-321-3609

Education & Professional Development:  Bachelor of Arts English, University of Washington; Post-graduate study in Secondary Education, Gonzaga University and Master’s Degree Communications and Leadership, Gonzaga University

Volunteer: Currently on the Board of the Spokane Humane Society.

SCRAPS, Meals on Wheels and the Ronald McDonald House in recent years

Hobbies & Special Interests: Pursuit of various fitness interests, spending time with family, my canine companions and a plethora of creative activities to keep my brain flexible.

Operations Manager

Chrystal Ortega
Phone: 509-321-3639

Education & Professional Development: Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Bellevue University and Master of Public Administration,  Wilmington University. 

Volunteer: Girl Scouts

Hobbies & Special Interests:  My family and friends, cooking and baking, and looking for opportunities to learn new things.