I love what I do. I love helping people do their best work. I love being part of a team that works together seamlessly and respectfully. My dream customer is one that sees my gifts and talents as a great addition to their work. When you find an organization that shares your values and is focused on doing good for the greater good, you hold on tight.
For me, that customer is All Hands Raised. I am truly grateful to be part of the team that throws one of the biggest parties and fundraisers of the year here in Portland. This year’s theme was Shine On! And that we did.
Each year the community comes together at the Moda Center to take a night off, kick up our heels, enjoy a slightly less polite Roast of our community—and raise our hands to support the work to improve educational outcomes for all Multnomah children and youth, and young adults.
The preparation for fundraiser started months ago. We gathered an amazing group of partner vendors to pull off this year’s event. On the day of the event, we spent 14 hours creating an experience that was sensational. I get to sit with the production team and call the show from the back of the room. Its exhilarating.