With over 8 years of experience in direct-service to the houseless population in Portland, Chris is passionate about connecting Veterans with social service providers. He was a recipient of the 2012 Skidmore Award for his work as Veteran's Lead Case Manager at Transition Projects. Chris is an Air Force Veteran, and when he is not passionately serving or advocating for houseless Veterans, you can find him spending time with his amazing family. Chris is also an avid cycler and reader who has been known to buy books in bulk.
Director of Operations
Prior to joining Do Good Dale spent 4 years working in Outreach for Portland Rescue Mission working with Portland's houseless population. His other experience includes work as a Wildland Firefighter and Freight Operations Manager. Throughout the years it has been Dale's love for people, and heart for service that eventually led him to his current career path. Dale is passionate about assisting the men that come to Do Good and has shown an ongoing commitment to helping them in many ways including advocacy and outreach.
Director of Outreach & Engagement
Rich grew up in California, but spent time living in New Zealand, Alaska, and Colorado. He lead and participated in global outreach teams with YWAM to multiple countries, and for the past several years has put down roots in Portland, Oregon. With a background as a journalist correspondent and manager of major business accounts, he knows how to get to the heart of an issue and ask the right questions. He holds a degree in English with an emphasis in editing and writing, and has done patent design work for a AAA insurance firm. He has also participated in the development of customer service implementation and creative networking initiatives. In Southern Colorado, he worked with at-risk youth with Upward Bound preparing high-school students for college. Rich is a huge nerd and when he isn't dreaming about camping and Star Wars, he's playing games and planning adventures with his friends.
Director of Shelter Operations
Having over 8 years of experience working the with Portland homeless community, Daniel has a strong desire to help those who are often forgotten about. Daniel graduated from Multnomah University where he met his wife, Alicia. They have two kids, who Daniel watches during the day. When Daniel isn’t working at Do Good or watching the kids, he’s spending his time playing soccer or reading a Star Wars book.
Ryan joined Do Good drawn to its focused approach to equipping a specific marginalized community. In addition to his experience working with Portland’s houseless population, he has a PhD in English and is passionate about connecting critical thought with social justice. Specializing in postcolonial literature and cultural theory, he has written most notably on cultural trauma in African and African Diaspora literature. He has taught writing, literature, and African studies at universities in the UK and US and has worked with government and non-government organizations in Portland, Johannesburg, and Kigali. He loves to travel, eat, and explore with his wife.
Veteran Peer Support Specialist at Wy’east
Y’Ishia’s worked with the homeless population for the last 4 years including Transition Projects for 2 1/2 years as a Residential Advocate. She is also certified Peer Support Specialist. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, as well as reading a good book and enjoying a good movie.
Social Worker at Sandy Studios
Troy grew up in the Portland area and has been working with marginalized populations for over 20 years. Troy approaches his work from the lens of meeting people where they are at and utilizing a trauma-informed, harm reduction, housing first approach in all of his social work. Troy is an avid outdoors person and believes that the power of connection with others is our most useful tool for healing. His passion for serving veterans arises out of his own prior experience as a struggling veteran with mental health issues, and his commitment to this population is unwavering. Troy earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree In social work from Portland State University. Troy has also taught yoga and mindfulness for over 20 years and offers these healing modalities along with other evidenced-based practices to the veterans he serves at Do Good Multnomah.
Malia first came to Portland for college where she graduated with a degree in Psychology from Multnomah University. Shortly after graduating she started working at the Portland Rescue Mission in their transitional housing program where she developed a love for helping people. This love was further built when she traveled to 11 countries in 11 months assisting organizations in each country to better help their vulnerable populations. Malia came to Do Good in 2018 with a passion to continue to serve those individuals in our country who have already served us: our Veterans. When Malia is not teaching a Rent Well class or taking referrals at Do Good, she is playing volleyball, reading (Lord of the Rings is her favorite!), planning for her wedding in August, and helping her soon-to-be husband, Eric, build their house.
Kim was born and raised here in Oregon just South of Portland in a small, very close knit community. She’s moved away for school and opportunity several times, but always comes back because this is home. She has a Master’s Degree in International Development from The University of Denver and has spent a significant amount of time working in Anti-Human Trafficking and Women’s Rights across the U.S. and around the world. At every place she has worked, Communications has been her passion. She loves getting people excited about learning and creating positive change in their own lives and communities. When she’s not working, she’s taking pictures, exploring the Pacific Northwest, traveling somewhere in the world, or at home reading with her two cats probably both on her lap at the same time.
Community Engagement Manager at Wy’east
Born in San Antonio Texas, and raised in Portland Oregon, Joshua’s family moved up the west coast after time in the United states Air Force. After receiving crucial help in his young adulthood from His community to overcome his own struggles He became passionate about living to provide help to others. In 2012 He became aware of the houseless population when a friend in college who was actively houseless moved in with him. After volunteering at an event called Night Strike with Because People Matter, He started working at the Portland Rescue Mission. During this time, He graduated with a BA in Theology, met Dale and Chris, and started working on a BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering. During the winter of 2018 He joined the team and now works full time representing the culture of DoGood at the Clackamas County Veteran Village. When he’s not at the CCVV Joshua is out chasing waterfalls or spending quality time with people in his community.
Wy’east Support Staff
Born in central California and raised only 30 minutes away from the Yosemite valley Zack Johnson has always enjoyed spending time outdoors. Struggling with addiction in his teen years Zack became very passionate about those who struggle with the same issues. He then moved to Portland Oregon to pursue a degree in counseling which he is currently working towards. While in college he was given the opportunity to work with the homeless at the Portland Rescue Mission where he served for three years. Now as of December of 2018, he has become apart of the Do Good Multnomah culture as one of the Veteran Village Support Staff. In his free time Zack loves to laugh with his friends play the guitar and take walks by the river.
Wy’east Support Staff
In November 2018, not knowing what to expect, Ashton applied for a position at the emergency shelter with Do Good. After a week or two, he realized that he wanted to be a part of the team long term. Do Good was his first step into social work and now he’s hooked. So whether it’s at the shelter, Veteran’s Village, or a new venture down the road, Ash is stoked to be apart of Do Good and looks forward to learning new ways to serve our veterans in this unique way. He and his wife Lorraine hail from Los Angeles and they have two kids, Data and Casey, who drive them bonkers. Apart from watching Hanna-Barbera, you can find him drawing or reading his Bible.
Wy’east Support Staff
Gene retired in 2017 after working for the City of Portland for 22 years. His career involved supporting a wide variety of people experiencing crisis and trauma, connecting them with the appropriate resources. Gene’s background has led him to care deeply for those who often feel forgotten and marginalized. He listens intently to their stories, affirms their value, cheering them on to finish the race and move forward in life. Gene enjoys babysitting his grandkids two days a week. He is a mentor with Faithful Friends(working hard to keep up with his 9-year-old mentee), and facilitates a weekly men’s Life-change group. Gene and his wife have raised 5 children and have been married 33 years.