Friends of Mt. Tabor Park Board Members

Our organization is run entirely by hard working volunteers. Scroll down to learn more about our current board members, all of whom devote countless hours and personal effort to keep the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park (and the park itself) running smoothly.

come on down to the cafe on Tuesday the 24th and Wednesday the 25th of Thanksgiving week, and pick out what you want! First come, First served -- while they last...
Anne Crispino-Taylor 
Board Member

A die-hard trail runner, Anne finds Mt. Tabor Park to be a wonderful alternative to running the streets. She's the organizer of a fundraising event that benefits the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park: a 5k walk/run and 10k run, The "Tar 'n' Trail" event. Anne has been a board member since 2011, and she and her husband live near Mt. Tabor. Anne has been employed with the Portland Development Commission for 4 years. Besides trail running, Anne enjoys spending time camping, hiking and kayaking with her husband and her dog Potomac.

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Hannah Dondy-Kaplan 
Board Member
A Mt. Tabor resident, Hannah joined the board in 2018 and visits the park weekly as a runner and walker. After returning from a year-long trip around the world she realized parks are at the centers of our communities and wanted to contribute to her own community. Since 2009 she has worked at Bonneville Power Administration in their Fish and Wildlife mitigation program, providing funds for salmon and river habitat restoration projects throughout the northwest. IN her spare time you can find her skiing, hiking, or gardening in her tiny front yard on the way up to Mount Tabor park.
Linda Fogerson
Board Member

After graduating from the University of Oregon, Linda began a career that would take her to jobs in journalism, public relations, higher-education fundraising and, finally, non-profit management. Linda retired in 2017 and settled in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood. She and her husband joined the Mt. Tabor Foot Patrol and walk the park several times a week.

 

Steve Law 
Board Secretary

Steve has lived within walking distance of Mt. Tabor for 36 years, first in Montavilla and since 1991 in South Tabor, where he views the mountain from his living room window.

Over many years, Steve, his wife and their three children have relied on and treasured the park for hiking, biking, jogging, walking the dog, enjoying summer concerts, sledding and skiing.

He joined the board in 2020, months after retiring as an editor and reporter for the Portland Tribune. Steve enjoyed a 35-year career in Oregon newspapers, where he specialized in covering state and local government, the environment and real estate. Earlier, Steve was a radio reporter in Alaska, a volunteer coordinator for KBOO-FM in Portland and a secondary social studies and English teacher in inner-city Los Angeles. He graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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Sarah F. Moore  
Board Member
Elected to the board in 2020, Sarah is a Business Operations Supervisor for Bonneville Power Administration and has a background in Energy Efficiency, program design, and policy development. A volunteer with our Weed Warriors, Sarah has lived in SE Portland since 1991 and even held her wedding reception in Mt. Tabor Park!
Marco Petri
Membership Chair

Elected as Membership Chair in 2020, Marco and his wife moved to Portland in 2017 and he brings two decades of hospitality industry experience, including ten years as a small business owner. He enjoys cooking, hiking, writing, photography, walking with his dogs, taking care of his household, and spending time with family and friends.

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Hap Pritchard
Board Member

Hap and his wife moved to the Portland area in 2004 to be close to their two children and their grandchildren. The move coincided with his retirement from a career at the EPA and a final three-year stint at the Danish National Environmental Research Laboratory where he was a senior research fellow. Retirement has allowed Hap to spend lots of time in his woodworking shop, to dabble with my model railroad in the basement, and to garden at his “mini-estate” in Southeast Portland.

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Dennis Puetz
Board Member

Dennis is Leader of the Foot Patrol since 2015, member of Friends of Mt. Tabor Park since 2007, and has been enjoying the beauty and fun of the park since 1954 when he ventured with young friends to the park.  He also volunteers for Friends of Ladd's Addition Rose Gardens, and spends free time walking, hiking, riding his bicycle in the City of Roses (Portland).  His professional career was in the telephone industry as a microwave radio engineer.  Dennis is original Portland guy, born and raised on the South side of Mt Tabor.

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Rachel White
Treasurer

Elected as treasurer in 2019, Rachel and her husband have lived in the Mt. Tabor area for ten years. She spends many hours running, walking, biking, and picnicking in the park, and has also accompanied her son on bird walks there. Rachel is a science writer and works downtown for the research branch of the US Forest Service.

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Gil Wistar
Board Member

Gil relocated from the east coast to Portland in 1993 and runs frequently in the park. His interest in restoring native plants and habitats proved useful as a Weed Warrior crew leader, a post he's held since 2017. Gil retired from Oregon DEQ’s headquarters office in 2018 after 25 years as a project manager in its Cleanup Program. He loves nature, animals, nature/art photography, landscape design/gardening, and volunteer work of all kinds, and serves as our liaison to Portland Parks & Recreation.

come on down to the cafe on Tuesday the 24th and Wednesday the 25th of Thanksgiving week, and pick out what you want! First come, First served -- while they last...
Bing Wong 
Board Member
A native Oregonian, retired Medical Technologist Bing moved to the Mt. Tabor neighborhood in 1992 to be closer to Mt. Tabor Park's outstanding birding opportunities. He joined the board a few years ago to give a birder's perspective. He is also a board member of the Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association since 1997, and serving as their treasurer from 1998. Other activities include membership with the Democratic Party of Oregon State Central Committee, Friends of Tualatin and Malheur National Wildlife Refuges, Audubon member, and he volunteers as crew leader for FMTP Weed Warriors. In his spare time, Bing enjoys photography, golf, and traveling.

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