Mastermind Group Members

  Paloma Medina   Founder of  11:11 supply  a Portland-based shop focused on modern office supplies and organizational tools designed to boost productivity and happiness in your daily tasks. Paloma is a performance coach  and trainer  that specializes in teaching teams and individuals brain friendly methods to reach their goals and aspirations. Paloma started 11:11 because she found that specific objects made her own goal-tracking and happiness so much easier. She wished there was a store that offered beautiful, brain-friendly products for people like her. Hence 11:11 was born.   

Paloma Medina

Founder of 11:11 supply a Portland-based shop focused on modern office supplies and organizational tools designed to boost productivity and happiness in your daily tasks. Paloma is a performance coach and trainer that specializes in teaching teams and individuals brain friendly methods to reach their goals and aspirations. Paloma started 11:11 because she found that specific objects made her own goal-tracking and happiness so much easier. She wished there was a store that offered beautiful, brain-friendly products for people like her. Hence 11:11 was born.   

  Sara Batterby   Founder of  The Batterby Group  which helps startups in search of capital acquire funding from angel and seed stage investors.  Sara has spent 20 years launching and building companies in high growth emerging markets. She also designed and co-founded an angel fund in Silicon Valley to deliver a more data-driven and disciplined approach to early stage investing. This confluence of experience makes her uniquely qualified to support the fundraising process with a clear understanding of the needs and expectations of the early stage investor.

Sara Batterby

Founder of The Batterby Group which helps startups in search of capital acquire funding from angel and seed stage investors.

Sara has spent 20 years launching and building companies in high growth emerging markets. She also designed and co-founded an angel fund in Silicon Valley to deliver a more data-driven and disciplined approach to early stage investing. This confluence of experience makes her uniquely qualified to support the fundraising process with a clear understanding of the needs and expectations of the early stage investor.

  Lin Carson   Dr. Lin Carson is the founder of   BAKERpedia   the world’s only on-line technical resource and platform for the commercial baking industry.  Dr. Carson graduated from the Department of Grain Science with a master's degree and a PhD in 2002. During her term as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors at ASB, Lin lead the launch of the Product Development Competition for the Society. She is passionate about the commercial industry and has mentored many young professionals and women in this industry. 

Lin Carson

Dr. Lin Carson is the founder of  BAKERpedia  the world’s only on-line technical resource and platform for the commercial baking industry.

Dr. Carson graduated from the Department of Grain Science with a master's degree and a PhD in 2002. During her term as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors at ASB, Lin lead the launch of the Product Development Competition for the Society. She is passionate about the commercial industry and has mentored many young professionals and women in this industry. 

 
  Candice Smith    The Founder & CEO of  Caregiven . Caregiven is an app focuses on demystifying the end-of-life process by delivering knowledge, structure and tools to caregivers on the one device they always have at hand, their phone. Prior to pivoting her career to the role of entrepreneur, Candice worked for over twenty years providing leadership and fundraising expertise to non-profits, most specifically within the education sector. A graduate of the University of Oregon she currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children. 

Candice Smith

The Founder & CEO of Caregiven. Caregiven is an app focuses on demystifying the end-of-life process by delivering knowledge, structure and tools to caregivers on the one device they always have at hand, their phone. Prior to pivoting her career to the role of entrepreneur, Candice worked for over twenty years providing leadership and fundraising expertise to non-profits, most specifically within the education sector. A graduate of the University of Oregon she currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children. 

  Michelle Judson   Founder of  Changewear , we build products that connect the consumer in a personal way to their apparel. Changewear® has received a patent for their module pocket system built into their bras that allows the customer to choose and change the color all in the same pieces. I created Changewear® to be an extension of my personality and to empower myself and others through personal choice.  

Michelle Judson

Founder of Changewear, we build products that connect the consumer in a personal way to their apparel. Changewear® has received a patent for their module pocket system built into their bras that allows the customer to choose and change the color all in the same pieces. I created Changewear® to be an extension of my personality and to empower myself and others through personal choice.
 

  Lizz Hampton   Founder of  Goodnuss , a nut milk innovation company that is providing affordable access to fresh plant-based beverages for the first time. I am focused on driving the company’s vision and pioneering a segment of the plant-based beverage market by making fresh nut milk a mainstream reality with the Milk It Yourself Movement. 

Lizz Hampton

Founder of Goodnuss, a nut milk innovation company that is providing affordable access to fresh plant-based beverages for the first time. I am focused on driving the company’s vision and pioneering a segment of the plant-based beverage market by making fresh nut milk a mainstream reality with the Milk It Yourself Movement. 

 
  Nadia Minaev   Founder and CEO of  FarmGalaxy   a mobile app that connects farmers and consumers in an exciting new way. My mission is to make local farm food accessible to everybody, educate consumers about benefits of local seasonal eating, support local farmers by providing them with direct marketing channel and by bringing more customers to farms.

Nadia Minaev

Founder and CEO of FarmGalaxy  a mobile app that connects farmers and consumers in an exciting new way. My mission is to make local farm food accessible to everybody, educate consumers about benefits of local seasonal eating, support local farmers by providing them with direct marketing channel and by bringing more customers to farms.

  Nicolle Merrill    Founder of  FutureMe School , an online career training platform that teaches university alumni how upgrade their skills to stay relevant in a rapidly changing workforce. FutureMe School smashes traditional career narratives to help people build new, future-oriented career paths. Nicolle writes on the future of work and higher education at futureskills.blog.

Nicolle Merrill

Founder of FutureMe School, an online career training platform that teaches university alumni how upgrade their skills to stay relevant in a rapidly changing workforce. FutureMe School smashes traditional career narratives to help people build new, future-oriented career paths. Nicolle writes on the future of work and higher education at futureskills.blog.

  Ruthie Crawford   Founder of  Harlow Jewelry  for 9 year a handmade jewelry line available for wholesale, and retail. A little over a year ago I started another Jewelry line called  Ruthie & Olive  that donates 3 meals for every piece sold. I love working with primarily women owned small business and being able to offer jewelry that is pretty, affordable, and handcrafted quality. It's important for me to give back, so I do that purposefully. I believe we are all in this thing together, and I hope to do my part.

Ruthie Crawford

Founder of Harlow Jewelry for 9 year a handmade jewelry line available for wholesale, and retail. A little over a year ago I started another Jewelry line called Ruthie & Olive that donates 3 meals for every piece sold. I love working with primarily women owned small business and being able to offer jewelry that is pretty, affordable, and handcrafted quality. It's important for me to give back, so I do that purposefully. I believe we are all in this thing together, and I hope to do my part.

 
  Kerri Lynne Thorp     Is an artist, futurist and feminist, exploring story and culture through documentary, virtual reality and public engagement. She founded the extended reality company  Hollow XR  with a desire to expand access to technology and use of storytelling as a crucial way to affect social change.  Kerri teaches 360/VR documentary storytelling at NW Documentary and is the creative director for the youth programs Produced by Her and Recoding Resilience and at NW Documentary.

Kerri Lynne Thorp  

Is an artist, futurist and feminist, exploring story and culture through documentary, virtual reality and public engagement. She founded the extended reality company Hollow XR with a desire to expand access to technology and use of storytelling as a crucial way to affect social change.  Kerri teaches 360/VR documentary storytelling at NW Documentary and is the creative director for the youth programs Produced by Her and Recoding Resilience and at NW Documentary.

  Kronda Adair   I'm a recovering WordPress developer turned digital marketer and CEO of  Karvel Digital . I love helping business owners translate your passion and expertise to the web and building automated marketing systems so you can focus on the things you do best. I'm also a huge process nerd and love documenting business processes because it translates directly to freedom for business owners.

Kronda Adair

I'm a recovering WordPress developer turned digital marketer and CEO of Karvel Digital. I love helping business owners translate your passion and expertise to the web and building automated marketing systems so you can focus on the things you do best. I'm also a huge process nerd and love documenting business processes because it translates directly to freedom for business owners.

  Casey Nye-Herrington   CEO of Left Coast Financial Solutions operates as a licensed money transmitter in Oregon, specializing in cash intensive businesses, with a focus on the cannabis industry. Casey has over ten years of experience managing businesses across industries as diverse as real estate, legal, and medical. In 2009 she took a break from the business world to become a stay-at-home mom, and to pursue a different passion;

Casey Nye-Herrington

CEO of Left Coast Financial Solutions operates as a licensed money transmitter in Oregon, specializing in cash intensive businesses, with a focus on the cannabis industry. Casey has over ten years of experience managing businesses across industries as diverse as real estate, legal, and medical. In 2009 she took a break from the business world to become a stay-at-home mom, and to pursue a different passion;

 
  Jen Maje Maynard   Kaska Dena, First Nations and Scottish, founder of  Longhouse NW,  is a year round forager in Oregon. Encouraging self-care, wellness, and building community holistically through Longhouse NW while bringing Earth based connectivity into action as a foraging mentor and kitchen witch fuels her spirit with ancestral blessings. Expect natural bath and wellness products as Mother Nature intends. 

Jen Maje Maynard

Kaska Dena, First Nations and Scottish, founder of Longhouse NW, is a year round forager in Oregon. Encouraging self-care, wellness, and building community holistically through Longhouse NW while bringing Earth based connectivity into action as a foraging mentor and kitchen witch fuels her spirit with ancestral blessings. Expect natural bath and wellness products as Mother Nature intends. 

  Nicole Cousino   Founder of  Nature Commode  the only all natural portable sanitation company in the US that provides service to local events. We're revolutionizing a stagnant industry while transforming public awareness regarding the value of ecological sanitation and nutrient reclamation.

Nicole Cousino

Founder of Nature Commode the only all natural portable sanitation company in the US that provides service to local events. We're revolutionizing a stagnant industry while transforming public awareness regarding the value of ecological sanitation and nutrient reclamation.

  Christine LaPorte   As the owner of  PDX Career Coach , she provides creative talent with tools and strategies to make strong connections with hiring managers and secure competitive compensation.  With each purchased session, in partnership with local non-profit organizations, Christine provides complimentary workshops to at-risk individuals.

Christine LaPorte

As the owner of PDX Career Coach, she provides creative talent with tools and strategies to make strong connections with hiring managers and secure competitive compensation.

With each purchased session, in partnership with local non-profit organizations, Christine provides complimentary workshops to at-risk individuals.

 
  Kristine Campbell    Founder of  Rankfull , the trusted employment platform for employees and employers. Prior, Campbell served in director capacities at Microsoft, Nike and Avalara and has worked in finance, law, healthcare, retail and consulting. She is a graduate of University of Washington.

Kristine Campbell

Founder of Rankfull, the trusted employment platform for employees and employers. Prior, Campbell served in director capacities at Microsoft, Nike and Avalara and has worked in finance, law, healthcare, retail and consulting. She is a graduate of University of Washington.

  Maryam Behrouzi    The Founder & CEO of  Spela Cosmetic s. Maryam grew up in Vancouver, Canada and first fell in love with cosmetics at an early age. After pursuing a career in law, her dad reminded her of a childhood dream of starting a cosmetics company - this was the birth of Spela Cosmetics.

Maryam Behrouzi

The Founder & CEO of Spela Cosmetics. Maryam grew up in Vancouver, Canada and first fell in love with cosmetics at an early age. After pursuing a career in law, her dad reminded her of a childhood dream of starting a cosmetics company - this was the birth of Spela Cosmetics.

  Sylvia Salazar    Founder of Tono Latino a platform dedicated to informing the Hispanic community living in the U.S about local and international news and current events, helping them understand how some of these might affect them and encouraging them to become more involved in politics and in their communities.   

Sylvia Salazar

Founder of Tono Latino a platform dedicated to informing the Hispanic community living in the U.S about local and international news and current events, helping them understand how some of these might affect them and encouraging them to become more involved in politics and in their communities.

 

 
  Dr. Tracey Adams    Founder of  Thrive On  an online school that helps women with emotional intelligence so they can more powerfully get their voice in the room to advance their career and increase well-being. Her doctoral research focused on the correlations of emotional intelligence in leaders with the engagement of workgroups in the corporate sector. 

Dr. Tracey Adams

Founder of Thrive On an online school that helps women with emotional intelligence so they can more powerfully get their voice in the room to advance their career and increase well-being. Her doctoral research focused on the correlations of emotional intelligence in leaders with the engagement of workgroups in the corporate sector. 

  Ellen Radovic   Founder of the upcoming Tiny Zen Chocolate, Ellen   is a public interest attorney who thinks she can have more of an impact through chocolate. Chocolate with a strong social mission, that is. By supporting (selectively funding) access to justice such through legal clinics, animal advocacy, and educational programs combatting various forms of human exploitation such as human trafficking. Tiny Zen is about producing a no-compromise, decadent ganache in interesting and appealing flavors: vegan, ethical, indulgent.

Ellen Radovic

Founder of the upcoming Tiny Zen Chocolate, Ellen is a public interest attorney who thinks she can have more of an impact through chocolate. Chocolate with a strong social mission, that is. By supporting (selectively funding) access to justice such through legal clinics, animal advocacy, and educational programs combatting various forms of human exploitation such as human trafficking. Tiny Zen is about producing a no-compromise, decadent ganache in interesting and appealing flavors: vegan, ethical, indulgent.

  Inger McDowell-Hartye   The curator behind  With Love, From PDX . She's combined both her passion for community and locally-made goods to grow With Love, From PDX into a successful company. Launched in 2015, our company curates gift collections with some of our city's most adored brands.

Inger McDowell-Hartye

The curator behind With Love, From PDX. She's combined both her passion for community and locally-made goods to grow With Love, From PDX into a successful company. Launched in 2015, our company curates gift collections with some of our city's most adored brands.

  Amanda Wilson    VOXAPOD ™ is a registered benefit corporation that aims to ensure all menstruators have access to safe period care. Founder, Amanda Wilson, has designed an innovative, more comfortable, and patent-pending menstrual cup--a healthier, more eco-responsible alternative to pads and tampons, giving users up to 12 hours of protection at a time.   

Amanda Wilson

VOXAPOD™ is a registered benefit corporation that aims to ensure all menstruators have access to safe period care. Founder, Amanda Wilson, has designed an innovative, more comfortable, and patent-pending menstrual cup--a healthier, more eco-responsible alternative to pads and tampons, giving users up to 12 hours of protection at a time.