A Canadian native who is now a resident of the US, Taireez graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia with Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and Marketing. She is also a Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and holds 7 certificates in the World Host Certification Program. She has been volunteering and working with nonprofits since she was 8 years old. She has had the opportunity to start 3 different businesses beginning at the age of 21. When she moved to the US in 2009, she began helping nonprofits with their social media and event planning. She has had the opportunity to work for the University of Alabama – Community Affairs Division and the University of Portland – School of Business as their Communications Coordinator. She was the Diversity Officer and Interim Secretary for the University of Alabama Chapter of the American Association of University Women. Currently she is on the Board of Directors for the Computer Human Interaction Forum of Oregon as its Program Chair and she comes to Door to Grace out of a passion to help others.
In her spare time she loves driving across the state exploring and hiking with friends and occasionally runs up to Canada to see her family. She is an avid learner who loves documentaries, painting and photography.
- Hometown Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
- Favorite Portland Icon International Rose Test Garden
- Role At Door To Grace Business and Communications Specialist
Jordan Turel has spent the last 12 years working in non-profit management roles serving the Boy Scouts of America, and with a local social service provider, Northwest Family Services (NWFS). Prior to joining Door to Grace, he supported NWFS in building their sex trafficking awareness program beginning in 2014. Following this initial build up, the program reached over 5,000 annually. As a 5th generation Oregonian, Jordan is committed in impacting this cause and seeing changes happen.
Jordan is a graduate from Gonzaga University and with an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the University of Portland. In addition, his background includes a 15-year history running a painting contracting company that began while he was an undergraduate student. Personally, Jordan enjoys exploring and adventuring the area with his young son.
- Hometown Portland
- Favorite Portland Icon Washington Park
- Role At Door To Grace Executive Director
Roxanne graduated from Oregon State University with her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences. She furthered her education by obtaining her graduate degree from Multnomah University. Roxanne graduated from Multnomah in 2015 with her Master of Arts in Counseling. During her time at Multnomah, Roxanne learned about the devastating truth of human trafficking that was happening right here in Portland, OR. Since moving to Portland, Roxanne has been working at the White Shield Center, which is a non-profit residential treatment center that works with at-risk adolescent youth. Through her time and experience at White Shield she has learned skills on how successful programs run and has solidified her heart for this population of young girls. White Shield also has provided a glimpse into systems such as Department of Human Services and Oregon Youth Authority and how to work in conjunction with them. Roxanne has a deep passion for working with at-risk youth and showing them their value as well as offering a safe space to be a teen. She is excited to join Door to Grace where she can bring her experience from White Shield and drive to advocate for sexually exploited youth.
In her spare time Roxanne enjoys spending time with friends and family going on hikes and loves corgis. She was born and raised in Oregon and actually doesn’t mind the rain.
- Hometown Salem, OR
- Favorite Portland Icon Any of the Portland bridges
- Role At Door To Grace Director of Programs & Case Management
- Hometown Seattle, WA
- Favorite Portland Icon Powell's and the food
- Role At Door To Grace Executive Director, Seattle
Sally’s passion for serving sexually exploited youth was kindled during a DHS internship while at Westmont College and graduate school. Her life journey has included a professional career in human resources management and over 20 years board experience in the education and health care sectors, church and Young Life. Sally and Dave have been married for 32 years. Together, they have raised Sarah, David and Jonathan.
- Hometown Phoenix, Arizona
- Favorite Portland Icon Waterfront Park
- Role At Door To Grace Board Treasurer & Immediate Past President
Carolyn Quatier has been involved in non-profit leadership work for over 12 years, supporting children in need. Bringing faith-based non-profits into the continuum of care for vulnerable children is her passion. Carolyn is a former high school teacher with a degree in Home and Family Life Education. She and her husband own a local building specialties company in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. She is currently starting Door to Grace in Seattle.
- Favorite Portland Icon
- Role At Door To Grace Advisory Board Member
Jared is a business advisory Principal at Delap, one of the largest local accounting firms in Oregon. His first experience in social entrepreneurship was when Jared helped co-found Forgo, America’s first mobile lifestyle giving technology. He’s passionate about connecting people’s choices with the positive change they want to see in the world. Jared earned both his undergraduate and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Oregon. His residency in the northwest was first established as a four year letterman on the University of Oregon football team.
- Hometown Sacramento, California
- Favorite Portland Icon White Stag Sign
- Role At Door To Grace Board Member
Terri earned her degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. Her early career focused on the historic restoration of small Texas towns and the impact of architecture on community life. At Door to Grace, she is interested in creating the character of a healthy home as a healing space for young girls rescued from the slavery of sex trafficking.
- Hometown New Iberia, Louisiana
- Favorite Portland Icon Benson Bubblers
- Role At Door To Grace Board Secretary