Ben Dudley – Executive Director
Born and raised in Texas, though he has always felt like he belonged on the West Coast, Ben, his wife Jamie and their son Nolan now reside in Portland, Oregon. Ben joined AC Portland in April of 2011 as the Program Director. A graduate of Baylor University in 1999 with a Church Recreation and Leisure Services Degree, Ben is currently three years into a Masters of Arts and Global Leadership Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He considers himself a very lucky man to be married to his beautiful wife Jamie, who is his best friend and partner in life’s journey. He also is loving being a father and is proud that his little baby boy already knows how to kick a ball!
Jared Hoffman – Program Director
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.