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READY TO RISE STAFF AT
PORTLAND LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

Tyler Monk

Tyler Monk

Ready to Rise Clark County Director
Portland Leadership Foundation

Tyler comes to PLF with seven years of direct experience working with underrepresented students in Vancouver. Most recently, Tyler has been directing the Gear Up program at Hudson’s Bay High School. Tyler has been leading a cohort of 330 7th through 12th grade students and has also developed an extensive network of relationships in the college access community in Clark County. Leadership development and personal growth are tremendous passions of Tyler‘s and he will utilize his strengths in those areas to support, develop and equip Clark County’s change agents of the future through the Ready to Rise initiative. Tyler and his wife Venesia have three children with one on the way.

Kaela Gilges

Kaela Gilges

Program Development Administrator
Portland Leadership Foundation

Kaela is a Portland native and graduated from Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon and then received her Bachelors of Science in Sociology at the University of Oregon. Since graduating from college, Kaela has worked as the College Administrative Assistant at First Baptist Church of Eugene, started her photography business – Kaela Mey Photography, and is currently working as a Program Development Administrator for Portland Leadership Foundation.

Ben Sand, M.Div.

Ben Sand, M.Div.

CEO
Portland Leadership Foundation

In his role as CEO of Portland Leadership Foundation, Ben is committed to strengthening leadership for the social renewal of both Portland and Southwest Washington. Ben’s experience and expertise align well with the opportunity Ready to Rise provides for leaders in Clark County and he provides support in key areas of the initiative.

Pamela Ryan

Pamela Ryan

Career Development Consultant
Portland Leadership Foundation

Pamela and her family have made Portland their home for the past 20 years. She spent most of her career working for large corporations in leadership roles ranging from department start-ups to managing large teams.  Most recently she worked for Nike retiring in July, but from 2010 – 2013 she stepped out of corporate life at Nike to lead the Act Six initiative in Portland. She continues to mentor students and is excited to now leverage her business and leadership experience with the Emerging Leaders Internship.

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Ready to Rise Clark County
Portland Leadership Foundation
805 SE Columbia Ridge Dr
Vancouver, WA 98664

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Tyler Monk
Ready to Rise Clark County Director
503 432 9577
[email protected]

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