Shawn Mitchell - Executive Director.
Shawn & Marina Mitchell were the founding Co-Leaders of the whole Catalyst vision in 2007. Before starting Catalyst, Shawn was in full-time church ministry for 13-years. Shawn is now the part-time Executive Director for both Catalyst Partnerships and its supporting church Catalyst Network. Marina works as a group fitness instructor at Bay Club Portland, and is a Master Instructor/Educator with Stages Indoor Cycling. Shawn & Marina live in Tualatin, OR, and have 2 adult kids.
Darrell Kriechbaum - Construction Manager.
Darrell has been involved with Catalyst since his wife dragged him along to volunteer at a roof-replacement project for a low-income elderly couple in 2012. He was hooked, and kept coming back to project after project until we were able hire him in 2017. Darrell has been a licensed general contractor since the 1990’s, has a wealth of industry knowledge, and has a huge heart for people. He and his wife Jackie live in North Portland, OR, have 2 adult kids and one awesome grandson.
Linda Owen - Client Relations, Administrative Assistant.
Linda has been involved with Catalyst since volunteering as a new Project Advocate in 2014 with her congregation Northwest Christian Church - Tigard. She is well-known in Catalyst circles for her gentle & kind spirit, and spends a lot of her time on the phone with clients - listening, consoling, and coordinating services. Linda is an employee of Catalyst Network, and most of her time is dedicated to supporting the work of Catalyst Partnerships. Linda is a puppy-raiser for Guide Dogs For The Blind, and lives with her dogs in Tigard, OR. She has two adult kids, and two awesome granddaughters.
JJ Milmore - Operations Manager
JJ has been involved with Catalyst since volunteering for a roof project in 2012. After that, he just kept showing-up and getting more involved! JJ manages all the financial accounting, IT, and other operational stuff for both Catalyst organizations; and we're very thankful for his expertise. JJ and his wife Shonda spent 3-years as missionaries in Thailand, and returned in 2019. They live in Kaiser with their golden retriever "Reese's"
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