Kimberly Bergstrom (she/her) – Executive Director
After 17 years of working in advertising and marketing, Kimberly decided to move to the nonprofit realm. She was fortunate to apply her corporate sales and development skills to work at Special Olympics Oregon as the Chief Development Officer. There she experienced firsthand the power of sport as a vehicle for inclusion, equity, and acceptance, and she fell in love with supporting mission work.
Kimberly has been the Executive Director of Active Children Portland for almost six years. She is dedicated to expanding reach and programmatic improvements, including getting more girls, gender-expansive, and non-binary youth sports, reducing inequities in education and wellness for under-served populations, supporting fun in learning and fitness, and improving access to healthy, locally-sourced foods. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking and paddleboarding, sewing, woodblock carving, and spending time with her rescue dog, Sneak.
Dee Wallace (she/her) – Community Engagement Facilitator
With experience spanning across various philanthropic focus areas and even the globe, Dee Wallace discovered while volunteering in Berenty, Madagascar, the true connection that drives her commitment in all focus areas – COMMUNITY! Whether it be environmental stewardship, the arts, education, or disease, the one thing that has always been present is community, and that the communities most impacted are those living in under-served and under-represented areas. With her experience and skills, Dee brings a passion for project management, relentless advocacy for historically marginalized and disadvantaged communities, and the zeal to successfully deliver innovative solutions to the complexities of community engagement, awareness, and funding. She also makes a mean vegetarian camping strata.
Sarai Seekamp (she/her) – Program Director
Sarai Seekamp (she/her) is an educator and coach for Portland Public Schools. Her primary goal has been to create spaces where youth feel empowered, cared for, supported, and challenged to be the best humans they can be as individuals and as members of their communities.
Sarai completed her bachelor’s in English Literature at the University of Portland while participating in track and field before completing a master’s degree in teaching at the University of Southern California to earn her teaching license. While completing school, Sarai helped to develop student-athlete mentorship programs between the university and local high schools, as well as began coaching track and field at the youth and high school levels across the Portland Interscholastic League. In 2018, Sarai accepted a position at Jefferson High School to teach language arts and shortly after stepped into the role of head coach for the school’s girls and boys track and field team. In her free time, Sarai likes to spend time with friends and family, stay active, and of course, reading and writing.
Emma Cohn (she/her) – Program Associate
Emma Cohn is a current Master’s student in Management and Leadership with five years worth of experience in Human Resources within the sports industry. In previous roles, she specialized in business administration and recruitment. Emma also has a background in the non-profit space in a project management role. Emma is honored to be the program’s associate for Active Children Portland and continue the work of using the Beautiful Game as a vehicle for change. Her biggest passion is growing women’s sports.