STAFF & BOARD

Kristin Bowling
Founder, Executive Director

Kristin served as a ranger and peer leader in interpretation and education in the National Park Service for 15 years, and earned a Master’s degree in education at Portland State in 2012. After many years of living in rural areas around the Pacific Northwest, she fell in love with Portland’s wildland-urban interface. Her work coordinating after school programming at a SUN School and leading a Teen Naturalist Team for Portland Parks and Rec got her thinking about how to better connect youth from historically marginalized communities with our amazing urban greenspaces, and she began efforts to found UNP-PDX in fall 2013. Kristin spends her spare time kayaking, hiking, motorcycling, and exploring around the PNW; engaging in additional social and environmental justice advocacy balanced with meditation; and cooking up a feast from her garden plot.

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Oscar Cáceres Jiménez
Assistant Director

Oscar was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where he got his bachelor’s degree in social psychology from PUCP, one of the most prestigious universities in the country. His professional experience there consisted of non-profit work and social research, in areas such as sustainable urban mobility and public space use, environmental preservation, women's empowerment, financial literacy, and market research. His research field work allowed him to work with many culturally and geographically diverse populations in Peru, like remote Amazonian communities, rural Andean communities, fishing communities from Peru’s north coast, and marginalized urban low-income neighborhoods in Lima.

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Karin Cereghino
Development Coordinator

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Jasmine Devora
Project Zero Intern- Program Coordination & Fundraising

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Carlia Knox
Accountant/ Board Treasurer

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Cameron Luck
Board President

Cam was born and raised in Oregon. He received his BS in Engineering at OSU and completed his medical and residency training at OHSU. Cam is now retired from Pediatrics after over 30 years working in the Portland community. He enjoys the outdoors, running, cycling, and spending time with his family.

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Michelle Frazier-Vigorito
Board Secretary

Michelle was born and raised in Portland, OR where she received her bachelor's in human development and masters in human services from Warner Pacific University with a concentration on child development. She's spent her career in social services helping to connect vulnerable communities to services offered by Multnomah County. She enjoys volunteering with various local nonprofits to help alleviate food insecurity in Portland and is an avid hiker and adventurer.

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Marjie Sackett
Board Member

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Maribel Jimenez
Board Member
Maribel was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, raised in Los Angeles County, California, and has now been a Portland, Oregon resident for almost a decade and truly enjoying the PNW vibes. She is a Long Beach California State University (CSULB) graduate (“Go Beach!”), where she received her bachelor of arts degree in Business Administration. She works in the corporate world and finds work/life balance by engaging intentionally in the outdoors with family, friends, and local community. She seeks constructive ways to connect with diverse circles and build community. She’s served as a co-lead to in her employer’s Latinx employee-led resource group, to support DEI efforts to create community, cultural awarenessl and career advancement, and she’s enjoyed being a long-term mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program dedicated to making a positive impact to a child’s life.
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Dorothy Nichter
Board Member

Dorothy is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and relocated to Portland early 2022. She joined the UNP board in June 2022, looking to give back to her new local community. In her day job, Dorothy is a marketing consultant, supporting process and workflow improvements for major brands, and serves on the steering committee for her employer's DEI efforts. Dorothy enjoys skiing, yoga, and exploring all that the PNW outdoors has to offer.

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Gian Lozano
Board Member

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