Brad’s personal mission statement is to develop the strengths of others and create strategic plans in order to improve a social condition involving underserved communities, higher education, and community health. Using Brad’s communication skills to bring out the achievements of others compels people to give and repair our community. Investing more than 20 years with local and national nonprofit organizations – and over 30 years with national and international Fortune 250 companies – Brad has developed a specific skill set to bring success to Active Children Portland and ensure our mission is achieved.
Using his education, experience, and ability to lead teams, Brad will add value to Active Children Portland and the people we serve. Brad is looking forward to dedicating his time and energy to growing our mission and professionally developing our team of leaders and volunteers. In addition, this opportunity is especially important to Brad as it allows him to honor his dear friend Dean Langsdorf, who passed away in May of 2015. Dean and his family are avid soccer fans and his son Foster plays soccer for Stanford. Brad will work especially hard with Active Children Portland to honor Dean’s memory and continue the development of youth, sports, and literacy, which was Dean’s life passion.
Jared Hoffman – Program Manager
Jared Hoffman grew up on the beautiful Oregon Coast in Lincoln City, Oregon. He enjoyed the stormy winters and spent his summers hiking, camping, and skateboarding. Soccer was always a passion, but wasn’t supported in his community. In high-school when Jared began playing club soccer in Salem, Oregon, he realized that a lot of his friends at the coast, from immigrant backgrounds, were as talented as or better than the players in Salem who could afford the expense of club-soccer. He devoted himself to learning the world language that is the beautiful game, and getting involved to help make the sport accessible to those communities who love it most. Jared graduated from Portland State in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences, and Minor in Business Administration.
Kenny Adams- Program Assistant/Raffle Coordinator
Kenny Adams was born in Louisville, Ky, but grew up in Havelock, North Carolina. He has always had a love for sports ranging from football, basketball, and a little bit of soccer, but basketball is by far his favorite sport which he has a great passion for. The game of basketball became a refuge for Kenny. It provided a safe place to go when it wasn’t always safe elsewhere. As he aged, he realized basketball wasn’t just a great game that provided a safe haven, but it was and is a great tool for youth all over the world to grow within the sport as well as learn life lessons that can be used in various areas in life.
Kenny received the opportunity to work with the University of Memphis men’s basketball team as a manager from 2009-2011, which he gives partial credit for changing his life and outlook on himself from his experience there. Kenny is currently finishing his bachelors degree in sports management at Warner Pacific College in Portland, OR and is on pace to graduate fall of 2016.
Andrew Foote brings over ten years of experience working in youth-oriented non-profit organizations, and has financial experience in a variety of start-up, corporate, and non-profit settings. Andrew has an MBA with a concentration in Finance / Economics from the University of Portland, and a BA in Business Administration with a focus in Finance from Portland State University. Andrew joined the Active Children Portland staff because of the organization’s commitment to creating opportunity for kids of all backgrounds.