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Board & Staff

Board Members 2021-2022

  • Bart Logue, Chair
    City of Spokane
  • Nathaniel Prior, Vice Chair
    Gesa Credit Union
  • Carly Cortright, Past Chair
    City of Spokane
  • Katie Burton, Treasurer
    Lydig Construction
  • Tami Dillon, Alumni Chair
  • Melissa Boland,  Northern Quest Resort & Casino
  • Randy Bustamante, Itron
  • Britt DeTienne, Spokane International Airport
  • April Eberhardt, Spokane Public Schools
  • Pia Hallenberg, Content by Pia (owner)
  • Carolyn Kadyk, MultiCare Health Foundation
  • Doyle Kahabka
  • Kimberly Kamel, Witherspoon Kelley
  • Jessica Kirk, Greater Spokane, Inc.
  • Angela Koker, Avista
  • Julie Orchard, Providence
  • Brandon Rapez-Betty, Spokane Transit Authority
  • Adam Sweet, Eide Bailly
  • Chris Wheatley, Numerica


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: Junior Achievement, Perry Street Market, 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.

Photo Credit:  Ari Nordhagen

Communications & Marketing Manager

Hannah Pomante

Education & Professional Development: Bachelor of the Two-Dimensional Arts and minors in Art History and Environmental Studies, Whitworth University

Volunteer: Spokane Arts, Terrain, Lake Spokane Elementary, and current Artist-In-Residence at Spokane Art School

Hobbies & Special Interests: Working on public art projects, printmaking, fiber arts, spending time with family and friends and exploring the outdoors.

Office Manager

Charma Belle
Phone: 509-321-3639

Education & Professional Development:  Over 25 years experience in customer service, accounting, and office management in retail, construction, and medical industries.  Educational studies in Business Accounting and Human Services.

Volunteer: Lutheran Community Services Gala, Washington Bassett Rescue, & Girl Scouts in recent years.

Hobbies & Special Interests: Spending time with my children, family road trips, general arts & crafts, scrapbooking, and genealogy.