Katie Gavares — Equity Program Manager
Katie’s background is in nature-based education, where she has worked at creating culturally responsive curriculum and diversifying the environmental education field in Oregon. Prior to joining The Intertwine Alliance, she worked with Straub Environmental Center and the Willamette Outdoor Program, increasing kids' and families' access to nature and implementing equity lenses in outdoor recreation and environmental education organizations. Katie recently moved from Salem, where she attended Willamette University studying Earth and Environmental Science and Spanish. She is excited to explore Portland and to engage with new communities in the city.
Katie spends as much time as she can outside enjoying sunny days, camping, foraging for food, and playing in the great parks and rivers around the Willamette Valley.
Katie’s role: Katie coordinates our equity cohorts and oversees the implementation of The Intertwine Alliance equity lens into our daily operations.
Contact Katie at email@example.com about The Intertwine Alliance's equity strategy or equity cohorts.
Tara Wilkinson — Communications and Partner Development Manager
A print journalist by training, Tara has worked in the field of nonprofit communications and development since moving to Portland in 1999. Prior to joining The Intertwine Alliance in 2014, she worked for Open Adoption & Family Services, Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, and Oregon Food Bank.
Tara spends as much time as possible wandering outside, looking for salamanders, frogs, lizards and other little critters -- and initiating her 11-year-old into the joys of nature. They also like to cook together, read, sing and dance, spend time with friends, and shoot clumsy hoops at the park down the street.
Tara's role: Tara manages all Intertwine Alliance communication channels and strategies, along with the NW Family Daycation mobile app program. She also manages Intertwine partner development and fundraising efforts.
Contact Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org about becoming an Intertwine Alliance partner, partner dues, how to be involved with the coalition, cross-sector advocacy efforts, and fundraising topics. Email Tara also with questions or ideas about the website, newsletter, partner listservs, Outside Voice blog, social media, NW Family Daycation app, or with media inquiries.