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Trevor Smith is a proven partnership & brand marketer with extensive experience as an account manager & consultant. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University in 2008 and followed that up with a MBA from the University of Oregon with a focus in the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, conferred in 2010.

Trevor worked in Los Angeles for the marketing agency Jack Morton Worldwide (a Unit of the Interpublic Group) from 2009 – 2013 on the General Motors account. His role included oversight of several lifestyle partnerships, MLB and MLS sponsorships as well as digital initiatives, primary for the Chevrolet brand. He joined the partnership department of the Portland Timbers in 2013 where he worked in a supervisory role, managed a diverse portfolio of clients and led promotional initiatives across the Timbers sponsorship portfolio. In the summer of 2018, Trevor joined CMD Agency, where he currently works as an Account Director responsible for account leadership and growth across several tech clients focused on B2B marketing strategy and implementation.

Trevor joined the Board of Active Children Portland in 2016. He lives in Portland, Oregon.  

Shiraz Bengali is a licensed CPA, a principal tax accountant at Portland General Electric and previously was a tax manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was born and raised in Corvallis, but went to the University of Oregon and still remained loyal to the Beavers – Go Beavs! Shiraz earned a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors – Accounting with Honors and Economics – and then moved to Portland after graduation. Shiraz has served on the Portland Boys and Girls Club (BGC) Associate Board for several years, and has volunteered with BGC, coached youth basketball, and taught for Junior Achievement.In his free time, Shiraz enjoys watching/attending Blazers and Timbers games, playing futsal, trying out different recipes from around the world, traveling, getting outside running and hiking, and – a newly acquired COVID-19 hobby – kayaking!

Chris Mitchell has spent the last decade in the digital marketing and data analytics space – working in healthcare, retail, social media and commercial markets. He is currently in charge of global channel testing and data analysis for Nike Direct Marketing – working through a digital marketing agency, Thesis. Energy, drive and passion for discovery push him to blend innovation with creativity, seeking out like-minded individuals who strive for change. Another proud native of Portland, he’s found at the racetrack, racing endurance cars or camping/ climbing mountains on the weekends. He has a deep passion for helping others and his time at Nike has opened him up to the idea that anyone can do sport and should have that opportunity. An avid Baseball, Motorsport and action sports geek, Chris loves staying active. 

Tod Cordill is a sales and marketing professional that helps companies define and implement business growth processes that leverage digital marketing and sales enablement tools. He has a wide range of business experience, ranging from product development, manufacturing and general management, sales, and marketing across a variety of industries. Tod has an engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Portland State University. Currently, he runs Moderno Strategies, a small digital marketing consulting firm.

Tod’s involvement with soccer started in the late 1960s when growing up in the Bay Area in California. He quickly learned how soccer formed a common bond with friends and, later, colleagues from around the world. He passed this passion along to his two boys while coaching youth soccer teams for over ten years in Portland, at times coaching four rosters at the same time. In his free time Tod enjoys sailing, bicycling, travel, and rooting for the Portland Timbers with his family.Tod started his involvement with Active Children Portland on the strategic planning committee in the summer of 2016. He also serves on the board of the Human Access Project, an organization committed to increasing Willamette River access in downtown Portland.

Brandon Hally has a background in many sports such as golf, basketball, baseball, wrestling, and football. Brandon’s two true loves were basketball and golf. Growing up in a single-parent home until he was 11, sports camps and after school programs were a big deal in his childhood. He found out early that he had a special gift in the game of golf.

Brandon Hally has spent 20 years of his life in the golf industry. This game has taken him across the world where he played in Germany and France to attempt his professional playing career. He found a love in the operations side of golf and began to instruct all levels of golfers, run operations, and grow the game. He worked at some of the most prestigious clubs in the country such as The Los Angles Country Club, Nashville Golf Club, and Waverley Country Club here in Portland Oregon. In 2019 he had an opportunity to join a company called Seamus Golf. Here he was able to collaborate with Nike, Pendleton Wools, and so many others. 

Brandon is currently a student at Portland State University majoring in business administration with a  focus on marketing.  Camps and after school programs gave my early life direction and purpose.  He have always wanted to give back to the community and Active Children Portland allows him to do that. He feels honored to be a part of an organization that he truly believe in.

Jennifer Sitton is a seventh-generation Oregonian and Communications + Public Affairs Director at Legislative Advocates Government Affairs. Her professional experience includes public relations and communications, particularly in the public policy and government affairs spaces.

With personal ties to Oregon’s basketball community, Jennifer is passionate about finding new opportunities for underserved youth to participate in sports and other after school activities. She is especially fond of ACP’s mission to provide creative writing opportunities for youth in the program, having spent many hours while growing up practicing her own creative writing! Jennifer has served on the ACP board since 2017 and enjoys the opportunity to give back to her community. She also serves on the Oregon Historical Society’s Cabinet.

Laura Sullivan is a community engagement leader, project manager, and coach who is passionate about athletics and community building. She is an avid soccer player and has spent extensive time living, working, and playing in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina Spain, and France. She is currently working at Nike in Social & Community Impact on the Employee Community Engagement team.

After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2012 with a degree in International Relations & Romance Languages and Literatures, Laura travelled to South America to teach English in Brazil. After spending some time teaching in a small town, she moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina where she was able to pursue a career in soccer. Laura played professionally for 2 years while teaching English at a local University. After her time abroad, Laura made the trip back to the States where she settled in Portland, Oregon. In 2015, she took a position as an intern with the Timbers in the Community Relations department (in time to win the MLS cup) before working in Marketing and Development with the local nonprofit, Vive Northwest. During this time, she also took a leadership position with the Michigan Alumni Association and still actively supports Michigan football (Go Blue!). In 2017, Laura received an offer to play soccer for a small club in Mulhouse, France, which she couldn’t refuse. After spending a year playing and travelling in Europe, Laura has resettled back in Portland and is enjoying her role at Nike, playing soccer for fun, and seeing how many rec sports leagues she can compete on every season.

Brit Redline

Brit Redline is a Strategic Account Manager at C.H. Robinson, Inc. where he creates supply chain, logistics and transportation solutions for regional and global organizations. Brit completed his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Master of Science in Counseling and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Vermont. He serves on the board of several other non-profit organizations and is actively involved in the community. Brit enjoys volunteering his time through local and international service projects.

Brit has served as the head middle school soccer coach at Portland Christian School and has led numerous other roles leading and mentoring youth in and out of the classroom. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, whether it be swimming, hiking, camping, sailing, running, biking and has a passion for old cars and tractors.

Sammy van den Berg (she/her) is Project Manager at adidas, where she helps manage partnerships with non-profit partners who are working to provide access to sport for youth and break down barriers to careers, skill development and mentorship. She started at adidas in 2016 in Human Resources before moving into the Global Purpose team in 2018. Her team now works closely with their business partners in adidas to build a network of support for their non-profit partners and the impact programs that they bring to life. On top of her day job, Sammy is currently reprising her role as the co-lead of adidas’ LGBTQ+ Network for North America, helping work on policy change and internal education.

Sammy earned her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication with a Business Administration minor from the University of Portland, where she was active in student government and programming events for the student body.

Outside of work, Sammy captains multiple soccer teams, attends a concert or two every week, and is equally happy heading outdoors as she is glued to the couch with her loved ones. Besides non-profit work and trying new wine and beer, her truest passion is getting overly competitive with her family in fantasy sports leagues.

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