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Board & Staff

Board Members 2019-2020

  • Carly Cortright, Chair
    City of Spokane
  • Bart Logue, Vice Chair
    City of Spokane
  • Todd Woodard, Past Chair
    Spokane International Airport
  • Kim Koch, Treasurer
    Moss Adams
  • Britt DeTienne, Past Chair
    Spokane International Airport
  • Melissa Boland,  Northern Quest Resort & Casino
  • Shawn Bonfield, Avista
  • Penny Hencz, Washington Trust Bank
  • Carolyn Kadyk, MultiCare Health Foundation Inland NW
  • Doyle Kahabka
  • Kimberly Kamel, Witherspoon Kelley
  • Jessica Kirk, Greater Spokane, Inc.
  • Chuck Lund
  • Julie Orchard, Providence
  • Nathaniel Prior, Gesa Credit Union
  • Adam Sweet, Eide Bailly
  • Monica Wales
  • Chris Wheatley, Numerica Credit Union


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, Spokane Human Society, 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


Program 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, Spokane Veteran's Forum

Board Member:  Skils'kin

Hobbies & Special Interests:  My family and friends, cooking, fly fishing, writing and exploring my community and world.

Program Assistant

Hannah Pomante
Phone: 509-321-3627

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.


Allison Kelly

University Attending/Year/Major: Gonzaga University, Junior, Civil Engineering  

Career Plans: Post-graduation I am hoping to head back to the west side of the state and work for an engineering firm in Seattle. 

Volunteer: Gonzaga University Specialized Recreation (GUSR)

Hobbies & Special Interests: Yoga & hiking


Trey Gullickson


University Attending/Year/Major: Gonzaga University, Senior, Double major in Accounting and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance

Career Plans: After graduation I am returning to Portland to begin my accounting career with Moss Adams LLP

Volunteer: Campus Kids - Gonzaga University

Hobbies & Special Interests: I like reading, running, and last summer got involved with triathlons


Dorothy Espinosa


University Attending/Year/Major: Gonzaga University, Freshman, Business Administration with a concentration in International Studies and Human Resources 

Career Plans: Hopefully after graduating I will be able to find a job in Silicon Valley.

Volunteer: Girls and Boys Club of Spokane County.

Hobbies & Special Interests:​​​​​​​ I like to play basketball and workout on my free time and spend time with friends and family when possible.