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Board & Staff

Board Members

  • Nathaniel Prior - Past Chair, Gesa Credit Union
  • Tami Dillon - Chair, Providence
  • Candy Casteal - Vice-Chair, AgWest Farm Credit
  • Adam Sweet - Treasurer,  Eide Bailly
  • Randy Bustamante - Alumni Chair, Itron
  • Samantha Armstrong Ash, Eastern Washington University
  • Kelly Brown, Friends of Manito 
  • Joey Gunning, Greater Spokane Incorporated
  • D Hanley, Spokane City Credit Union
  • Kimberly Kamel, Paine Hamblen, P.S.
  • Bart Logue, City of Spokane
  • Obenson Oscar, Amazon 
  • Arwen Tomsha, Northern Quest Resort & Casino 
  • Kim Vollan, Avista 
  • Chris Wheatley, Numerica Credit Union


Jaxon Riley

Executive Director

Jaxon Riley
Phone: 509-953-8380

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.

Community Involvement & Volunteering: Air Education Training Command Civic Leader with the United States Air Force, Honorary Commander Emeritus at Fairchild Air Force Base, Junior Achievement, Member of the School of Business Administration Dean’s Business Forum Board at Gonzaga University, Board Member of Association of Leadership Programs, Board Member of 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

Development & Events Officer

Liz Peterson
Phone: 509-816-6026

Education & Professional Development: Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Minor in Workplace Communication, Boise State University. Professional development and experience in strategic planning, philanthropic events, relationship building and retention initiatives.

Community Involvement & Volunteering: Second Harvest, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Meals on Wheels, the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation and Girls on the Run.

Hobbies & Special Interests: Hiking, traveling, enjoying live music, getting involved in the community and spending time with my loved ones.

Communications & Marketing Manager

Hannah Pomante

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

Community Involvement & Volunteering: Spokane Arts, Terrain, and 2020 Artist-In-Residence at Spokane Art School.

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

Office Manager

Linda Crane

Education & Professional Development: Bachelor of Arts in Public Service Administration, Whitworth University. Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, HR Certification Institute.  Leadership Spokane, Class of 2017. 

Community Involvement & Volunteering: Spokane Humane Society

Hobbies & Special Interests: Spending time with family, playing tennis, knitting, gardening, baking.